My Favorite Movies Set in One Location

Some of my favorite movies are those set in one location (or primarily set in one location). I enjoy the dialogue-driven, suspenseful, tense, dramatic nature of these movies. I’ve compiled a list, in no specific order, of some of my favorite movies in this category to share with you. Let me know if you enjoy these movies as well and which ones are your favorites!

1. Conspiracy (2001)

2. Twelve Angry Men (1954)

3. Rear Window (1954)

4. Rope (1948)

5. Dial M for Murder (1954)

6. The Reservoir Dogs (1992)

7. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

8. Clue (1985)

9. Murder By Death (1976)

10. Deathtrap (1982)

11. Wait Until Dark (1967)

12. Carnage (2011)

13. Ex machina (2014)

14. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

15. House on Haunted Hill (1959)

16. The Tenant (1976)

17. The Interview (1998)

18. Retribution (2015)

19. The Hateful Eight (2015)

20. Le Trou (1960)

21. Sleuth (1972)

22. Locke (2013)

23. Tape (2001)

24. The Invitation (2015)

25. Good Night and Good Luck (2005)

26. The Big Chill (1983)

27. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)

28. Panic Room (2002)

29. Phone Booth (2002)

30. Lifeboat (1944)

31. The Human Voice (1966)

32. Buried (2010)

33. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

34. Frozen (2010)

35. Devil (2010)

36. Exam (2009)

37. Quarantine (2008)

38. Ghost Ship (2002)

39. Room (2015)

40. The Mist (2007)

42. Cube (1997)

43. Misery (1990)

44. Red Eye (2005)

45. The Breakfast Club (1985)

46. Gerald’s Game (2017)

47. The Commuter (2018)

48. Train to Busan (2016)

49. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

50. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

51. I am Mother (2019)

52. Enter Nowhere (2011)

53. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

54. And Then There Were None (1945)

55. The Man from Earth (2007)

56. Non-Stop (2014)

57. Closet Land (1991)

58. Flight plan (2005)

100 Films From Hollywood’s Golden Age Not to Miss

I hope everyone is doing well and taking care of themselves and their loved ones during these uncertain times. I know I have been gone for a while and decided to make a list of some of my favorite “black-and-white” or “classic” movies as my first come-back post. Many of these can be found free on the internet (especially on YouTube), and I know many of us have the time to sit down and enjoy a movie now that we’re quarantining. It’s interesting to watch movies from past eras when different norms and standards ruled society, to note the similarities and differences between how we think and act now. The use of different lingo and different word meanings can also be fun to learn. The slower pacing of older movies often helps set a film’s ambiance and causes viewers to feel more invested in the film’s ending. In no specific order and representing a variety of genres, here are 100 of my favorite movies from the 1930’s-1960’s:

1. Twelve Angry Men (1957)

2. Double indemnity (1944)

3. Dial M for Murder (1954)

4. Vertigo (1958)

5. Wait Until Dark (1967)

6. The Great Escape (1963)

7. Rebecca (1940)

8. House on Haunted Hill (1959)

9. And Then There Were None (1945)

10. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

11. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

12. All About Eve (1950)

13. Citizen Kane (1941)

14. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (1962)

15. Sunset Boulevard (1950)

16. On the Waterfront (1954)

17. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

18. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

19. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

20. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

21. The Children’s Hour (1961)

22. Casablanca (1942)

23. A Patch of Blue (1965)

24. Les Diabolique (1955)

25. Laura (1944)

26. The Bicycle Thief (1948)

27. Imitation of Life (1934)

28. Pollyanna (1960)

29. Repulsion (1965)

30. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

31. Rear Window (1954)

32. Strangers on a Train (1951)

33. Rope (1948)

34. Gaslight (1944)

35. The Caine Mutiny (1954)

36. Freaks (1932)

37. The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

38. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

39. The Producers (1967)

40. The Dirty Dozen (1967)

41. 36 Hours (1965)

42. Ace in the Hole (1951)

43. Lilies of the Field (1963)

44. The Stranger (1946)

45. North by Northwest (1959)

46. Charade (1963)

47. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

48. Psycho (1960)

49. Birds (1963)

50. Marnie (1964)

51. To Catch a Thief (1955)

52. Notorious (1946)

53. Lifeboat (1944)

54. The Trouble With Harry (1955)

55. I Confess (1953)

56. The Dark Corner (1946)

57. Scarlett Street (1945)

58. Foreign Correspondent (1940)

59. Stage Fright (1950)

60. Spellbound (1945)

61. Suspicion (1941)

62. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

63. The Wrong Man (1956)

64. Wild Strawberries (1957)

65. Adam’s Rib (1949)

66. Black Narcissus (1947)

67. Le Trou (1960)

68. The Innocents (1961)

69. The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

70. David and Lisa (1962)

71. The Uninvited (1944)

72. Compulsion (1959)

73. Black Widow (1954)

74. Blackboard Jungle (1955)

75. Knife in the Water (1962)

76. Finishing School (1934)

77. The Big Heat (1953)

78. The Lost Weekend (1945)

79. Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

80. A Town Like Alice (1956)

81. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

82. Dead Ringer (1964)

83. Dark Passage (1947)

84. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

85. The Love God (1969)

86. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

87. The Long, Long Trailer (1954)

88. Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

89. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

90. The Shaggy Dog (1959)

91. Stagecoach (1939)

92. It Happened One Night (1934)

93. The 39 Steps (1935)

94. The Lady Vanishes (1938)

95. The Letter (1940)

96. The Third Man (1949)

97. The Apartment (1960)

98. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

99. Inherit the Wind (1960)

100. Life With Father (1947)

If you find your own favorites on this list or have faves of your own to share with me, please let me know!