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7 Movies like ‘Escape Room’ You Need To Watch


‘Escape Room’ is a 2019 American psychological horror film which is directed by Adam Robitel and is written by Bragi F. Schut and Maria Melnik. This horror movie stars Taylor Russel, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, and much amazing crew cast.  This movie’s plot is something you have witnessed. ‘Escape Room’ follows around the six strangers who meet together in a room with the same choice, which is to escape this room and win 10000 dollars. This got them riled up, and every individual was hoping that he/she will win this completion. But when one of the girls died in one room who happens to be one of the participants, and now all were on the alert mode. All of the remaining members try to find the truth behind all the rooms and the intention of the company (what is the reason behind this escape room). Their only hope of survival is to escape the room and try not to die by a company’s trick.

This movie is an absolute piece of art with many thrilling moments and jump scares that work. Now, if you are in search of the movie, which is just like ‘Escape Room’ and you love horror films, then this article has got you covered. As this article will cover seven different films which are just as enthralling as this movie and over the top, all the films mentioned in this list will be easily available on mainstream streaming sites such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.


7. Devil

Devil (also known as The Night Chronicles 1: Devil) is a supernatural horror film which is directed by John Erick Dowdle. This movie is inspired by the screenplay by Brian Nelson. Critics have praised the film’s atmosphere and performance but have criticized the short running-time and convoluted story, but the plot of this movie is unique in every sense. This movie takes its place in downtown Philadelphia high rise commercial building, where five strangers get into the elevator, they all get annoyed when the elevator got stuck in between. They get annoyed with one another very quickly. After a while, lights go off, and when it comes back, they found one of them is dead, and everyone freaks out. After a while, a high-rise security guard is convinced by the happening that this is the work of the Devil. As the plot moves on, one by one passenger of the elevator is killed, and guards try their best to open the elevator as soon as possible. This movie is filled with tense moments overall and is just amazing to watch.

The Killing Room

6. The Killing Room

‘The Killing Room’ is a 2009 psychological thriller film which is directed by Jonathan Liebesman and starring Clea DuVall, Nick Cannon, Chloe Sevigne, and Timothy Hutton. This movie resembles ‘Escape Room’ in many ways; this movie revolves around four individual who signed up for a psychological research study, which they didn’t know very much of, they thought that this is just going to be some questionnaire and they are going to get paid for some easy task. But this turned out to be the opposite as this was the brutal, classified government program, and they were the test subject. Everything turns to hell when the girl is shot in the head after just a basic introduction. This movie can truly blow your mind as it has got an interesting plot, and it only gets better as the movie goes further and further.

The Hunt

5. The Hunt

The hunt is a 2020 American thriller-horror film which is directed by Craig Zobel and is written by Nick Cuse and Damon Lindelof. This movie stars Betty Gilpin, Ike Barinholtz, Emma Roberts, and many other amazing casts, which makes this movie awesome as it is. This film follows 12 strangers who mysteriously wake up in a clearing in the middle of an area referred to as a Manor House. They do not know how they get there or why they are there. After a while, they come to know the fact that they are chosen in the hunting game, which is run by the group of elites. Meanwhile, they are not picked at random for hunting, but they are chosen based on their conservative agenda. After-awhile the hunting sport is derailed as when on the hunt, Crystal fights back and starts killing them one by one, and now hunters are getting hunted.

The Cabin In The Woods

4. The Cabin In The Woods

‘The Cabin In The Woods’ is an American horror comedy which is directed by Drew Goddard, ‘The Cabin In The Woods’ movie stars Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchinson, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, and Bradley Whitford. This movie starts with five college students who head to the remote cabin as it was a weekend for them, this unusual cabin has no means of communication with the outer world, but they visited this cabin as they want something thrilling. When they arrived at the cabin, the cellar door swung in front of them, and they go down to investigate, they found an odd assortment of relics. But little did they know that all of them were falling into the treacherous hand of zombies. In addition to that, the whole doing and ghoulish activities were manipulated by two scientists. However, they are far more going on in the background than the meets of the eye. This movie is recommended to watch because of the huge cast and because of the interesting plot overall.


3. Saw

‘Saw’ is a 2004 American horror film which is directed by James Wan and is written by Leigh Whannell from the story by Wan and Whannell. This movie stars Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, and many other amazing casts. This film is the first installment in the Saw film series. This movie is just too intense and is filled with gory stuff. If you are not into that kind of stuff, just ignore the movie and watch the other movie. The first installment, ‘Saw’ revolves around two men, they wake up in the bathroom. Their names are Adam and Dr. Lawrence Gordon. They both after a while that they have been captured by the infamous Jigsaw Killer. They both have to escape before the time runs out. Otherwise, they will face deadly consequences. This movie is all over thriller and intense, which will leave you perplexed.

The Game

2. The Game

‘The Game’ is a 1997 American mystery thriller which is directed by legendary director David Fincher. This film stars Michael Douglas and Sean Penn. In this movie, Michael Douglas plays the role of Nicholas Van Orton (he is a rich investment banker). On his 48th birthday (when his father committed suicide) he is lonely and spending his time by himself, but his younger brother named Conrad gives him the special gift, and it is a ticket to CRS (Consumer Recreation Service), this is the company which constructs games which fit for each participant. When Nicholas visits CRS and plays their game, everything turns upside down for him. At first, the prank played by the CRS is pretty harmless and uplifting overall, but as time passes, that pranks quickly turn to malicious and life-threatening, and Nicholas is scared overall. He thinks to himself that this is some type of dangerous game, or it is a conspiracy where CRS wants to take his enormous wealth and left him dead aside. No matter what the reason is, he has to come out of this game alive. This is one of the best and classic movies for millions out there, and anyone who watches this movie will enjoy it.


1. Cube

Cube is a 1997 Canadian independent science-fiction horror film which is directed and co-written by Vincenzo Natali. Cube is one of the most underrated movies on this list, but this movie is just too amazing. This film has an interesting plot which you just can’t get out of your head and has small detail which is put into everything which will give you more information about all the character. This whole movie revolves around five strangers who suddenly wake up and find themselves in a strange cubic structure; they do not remember anything like what happened to them and why they were here in the first place. When they explore further, they realize that there are hundreds of rooms. Each room is nearly identical, and they all have booby traps within them, and they are meant to kill them. They try to escape out of this cube with the help of expertise from each other. This movie is just phenomenal, but as mentioned previously, it is highly underrated, and therefore, all we will say is to watch this movie.