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30 Must Watch Movies Like Escape Room

Movies Like Escape Room


Have you ever watched any movies like Escape Room? As a fan of the 2019 movie, I enjoy watching other horrors/thriller movies like it.

The movie has a running time of 1h 40m and was directed by Adam Robitel and stars Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Tyler Labine, Nik Dodani, Jay Ellis, and Yorick van Wageningen as six strangers. 

They participate in an escape room competition in hopes of winning ten thousand bucks. They must solve the secrets of each room, relying on their wits and, sometimes, sheer luck to survive. 

This article is not an exhaustive list of those movies like Escape Room, but it does contain trendy ones. Let’s delve into each of them, shall we?

1. Fantasy Island (2020)

  • Director: Jeff Wadlow
  • Cast: Michael Peña, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Jimmy O. Yang, Ryan Hansen, Portia Doubleday, and Michael Rooker
  • IMDb rating: 4.9/10
  • Running time: 1h 49m

The perplexing Mr. Roarke makes his fortunate guests’ fantasies materialize at an extravagant, mysterious yet secluded tropical retreat. 

Be that as it may, when the dreams transform into horrific nightmares, the visitors need to uncover the island’s secret to escape with their lives.

This movie was nominated for the Razzie Awards (2021) for Worst Picture, Worst Supporting Actress, Worst Screenplay, Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

2. Jack And Jill (2011)

  • Director: Dennis Dugan
  • Cast: Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, and Al Pacino
  • IMDb rating: 3.3/10
  • Running time: 1h 33m

Thanksgiving is generally a festive event; however, advertising executive and family guy Jack (Adam Sandler) fears the occasion since his twin sister, Jill (also Sandler), makes her yearly visit. 

Jack and his sister begin in a negative mindset, so he welcomes her to stay through Hanukkah to make it right. 

However, when actor Al Pacino (Al Pacino), whom Jack frantically needs to feature in a commercial, is enamored with Jill, Jack might be compelled to increase the duration of his sister’s visit.

This movie was nominated for the Alliance of Women Film Journalists (2012), EDA Special Mention Award for Hall of Shame, Houston Film Critics Society Awards (2011) for Worst Picture, etc. 

It also received the ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards (2012) for Top Box Office Films; Golden Schmoes Awards (2011) for Worst Movie of the Year; Internet Film Critic Society Awards (2011) for Worst Film; and Kids’ Choice Awards, USA (2012) Blimp Award for Favorite Movie Actor, etc. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

3. Four Brothers (2005)

  • Director: John Singleton
  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, André Benjamin, Garrett Hedlund, Terrence Howard, Josh Charles, and Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • IMDb rating: 6.8/10
  • Running time: 1h 49m

A ghetto Detroit foster mother (Fionnula Flanagan) is killed in a supermarket bungled burglary, four of her grown adopted sons suspect that it was no random homicide. 

Rising artist Jack (Garrett Hedlund), ex-Marine Angel (Tyrese Gibson), rash hockey player Bobby (Mark Wahlberg), and settled-down spouse and father Jeremiah (André Benjamin) chase after local criminal boss Victor Sweet (Chiwetel Ejiofor) while being followed themselves by two neighborhood beat cops. 

Their investigation uncovers more malicious activities linked to one sibling’s transactions with an infamous neighborhood punk.

This movie received the Austin Film Critics Association (2006) Breakthrough Artist Award; BET Awards (2006) for Best Actor, Best Actress; Image Awards (NAACP) (2006) for Outstanding Directing in a Feature Film/Television Movie; New York Film Critics, Online Award (2005) for Breakthrough Performance, etc. 

It was also nominated for the Black Movie Awards (2006) for Outstanding Achievement in Directing and Outstanding Motion Picture; Black Reel Awards (2006) for Best Director, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Film, and Best Ensemble; Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award (2006) for Actor of the Year, etc. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

4. Truth Or Dare (Otherwise Called Blumhouse’s Truth Or Dare) (2018)

  • Director: Jeff Wadlow
  • Cast: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Hayden Szeto, Sophia Taylor Ali, and Landon Liboiron
  • IMDb rating: 5.2/10
  • Running time: 1h 40m

Olivia Barron, her closest companion Markie Cameron, Markie’s lover Lucas Moreno, alongside Penelope Amari and her beau Tyson Curran, and Brad Chang travel to Rosarito, Mexico. 

In Mexico, Olivia runs into Ronnie, a fellow student, who hassles her until a man mediates for her sake. The man presents himself as Carter and persuades her and her companions to go along with him for drinks at the remains of a mission. 

There, Carter starts a round of Truth or Dare with Olivia, her companions, and Ronnie, who follows the gathering. 

In the long run, the game closes when Carter discovers that he hoodwinked Olivia, luring her and her companions to the mission to offer them his spot in the decisive round of Truth or Dare. 

As Carter departs, he clarifies to Olivia that the game will follow them and they should not decline it. They soon realize there is a death penalty if they don’t finish their obligations.

This movie won the ReFrame Stamp (2019) for Feature; and was nominated for the Teen Choice Awards (2018) for Choice Movie: Drama and Choice Movie Actress: Drama. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

5. A Cure For Wellbeing (2016)

  • Director: Gore Verbinski
  • Cast: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, and Mia Goth
  • IMDb rating: 6.4/10
  • Running time: 2h 26m

This psychological horror spotlights Lockhart, an ambitious Wall Street stockbroker (Dane DeHaan) ventures to a secluded area in the Swiss Alps to escort his company’s CEO (Harry Groener) from a peaceful but secretive well-being place. 

He begins to suspect that the extraordinary medicines are not what they seem. His mental soundness is challenged when he disentangles the spa’s frightening mysteries and is diagnosed with the very interesting sickness that keeps the visitors there yearning for a fix.

This movie won the Fright Meter Awards (2017) for Best Cinematography; Golden Trailer Awards (2017) for Best Thriller and Best Thriller T.V. Spot; and International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) (2018) for Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure/Thriller Film. 

It was also nominated for the Fright Meter Award (2017) for Best Costume Design and Best Score; Golden Trailer Awards (2017) for Best Sound Editing in a T.V. Spot and Most Original T.V. Spot; and International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) (2017) Halfway Award for Best Production Design. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

6. The Game (1997)

  • Director: David Fincher
  • Cast: Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger, James Rebhorn, Peter Donat, Carroll Baker, and Armin Mueller-Stahl
  • IMDb rating: 7.7/10
  • Running time: 2h 9m

Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas) is an accomplished Investment banker who keeps to himself. 

Though he reluctantly accepts when his alienated brother Conrad (Sean Penn) gives him an odd 48th birthday (the age his father committed suicide) present, engaging in a customized, real-life game provided by something called Consumer Recreation Services (CRS). 

At first innocuous, the game becomes progressively private, and Orton starts to fear for his life as he evades specialists from the esoteric game’s coordinators.

With nobody left to trust and his cash gone, Orton questions if it could truly be disguised connivance to obliterate him.

This movie was nominated for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA (1998) Saturn Award for Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

7. Goosebumps (2015)

  • Director: Rob Letterman
  • Cas t: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Amy Ryan, Ryan Lee, and Jillian Bell
  • IMDb rating: 6.3/10
  • Running time: 1h 43m

R L Stine (Jack Black), the young adult horror author of the ‘Goosebumps’ series, is stunned when evil spirits from his books come alive and unleash terror in the town of Madison, Delaware.

Afterward, he, his daughter, Hannah (Odeya Rush), Hannah’s companion Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette), and Zach’s friend Champ (Ryan Lee) endeavor to put things right.

This movie was nominated for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA (2016) Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film, and Young Artist Awards (2016) for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress (14 – 21). This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

8. Guns Akimbo (2019)

  • Director: Jason Lei Howden
  • Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving, Ned Dennehy, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Grant Bowler, Edwin Wright, Rhys Darby, Milo Cawthorne, Richard Knowles, and Mark Rowley.
  • IMDb rating: 6.3/10
  • Running time: 1h 35m

Stuck in a dead-end programming job and still infatuated with his ex Nova, Miles spends his waking hours longing for her and scouring the web as a social-Justice troll, leaving mysterious insults to the people who post offensive substance on the web. 

He is abducted and forced to participate in a brutal real-life online game by Skim. When Nova’s life is undermined, he must quit hiding behind his screen, overcome his terror, and defeat Nix to save her. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

9. Ready Or Not (2019)

  • Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, and Tyler Gillett
  • Cast: Samara Weaving, Mark O’Brien, Adam Brody, Elyse Levesque, Nicky Guadagni, Henry Czerny, and Andie MacDowell
  • IMDb rating: 6.8/10
  • Running time: 1h 35m

Grace is ecstatic after she weds the man of her fantasies at his family’s epicurean mansion. She is, however, required to follow a vile and brutal tradition she must remain hidden from midnight until daybreak while her new parents-in-law hunt her with firearms, crossbows, and different weapons. 

As she frantically attempts to survive the evening, she figures out how to reverse the situation on her not-really adorable family members.

This movie was nominated for the Bandung Film Festival for Imported Film. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

9. Ma (2019)

  • Director: Tate Taylor
  • Cast: Octavia Spencer, Juliette Lewis, Diana Silvers, Corey Fogelmanis, and Luke Evans
  • IMDb rating: 5.6/10
  • Running time: 1h 40m

16-year-old Maggie and her mom Erica move from San Diego to a town in Mississippi to begin another life. Before long, Maggie gets to know a group of high school youngsters who are friends with the decent Sue Ann, who works at the neighborhood veterinary facility. 

She welcomes the young people to drink and party at her basement; provided they follow the house rules: One of the children needs to remain sober, don’t curse, never go upstairs, and always allude to her as Mama; yet what they are unaware of is that Sue Ann is an insane lady that is plotting vengeance.

This movie received the ReFrame Stamp (2020). It was also nominated for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, Top 100 Grossing Narrative & Animated Feature (2019); Teen Choice Awards (2019) for Choice Summer Movie Actor; and The BAM Awards (2019) for Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

10. Brightburn (2019)

  • Director: David Yarovesky
  • Cast: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones, and Meredith Hagner
  • IMDb rating: 6.1/10
  • Running time: 1h 30m

After a tedious battle with fruitfulness, Tori Breyer’s fantasies of parenthood are fulfilled when they discover a spaceship with a strange baby boy in it. They adopted and named him Brandon; he was splendid, skilled, and curious about the world. 

As Brandon approaches pubescence, sinister darkness begins to appear inside him, and Tori becomes consumed by horrendous questions about her child. 

When Brandon starts to follow up on his twisted urges, those nearest to him, including his folks, wind up in grave peril.

This movie was nominated for the Golden Trailer Awards (2019) for Best Horror; and Women Film Critics Circle Awards (2019) for the Mommie Dearest Worst Screen Mom of the Year Award. 

It also received the Vega Digital Awards (2020) for Canopus Award for Social Campaigns. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

11. Battle Los Angeles (2011)

  • Director: Jonathan Liebesman
  • Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, and Michael Peña.
  • IMDb rating: 5.7/10
  • Running time: 1h 56m

Although humans have had different UFO sightings all over the planet, speculating about the presence of life in other universes, humankind’s suspicions were confirmed when alien invaders attacked in 2011. 

The world’s cities fell successively, leaving Los Angeles as the landmark for humankind’s last line of defense. The world looked onto the U.S. Marine staff sergeant Nantz (Aaron Eckhart), who was about to retire. 

His new platoon, led by a new 2nd Lt. Martinez (Ramon Rodriguez), flew by chopper to the forward operating base at Santa Monica Airport to evacuate civilians trapped within the alien territory 3 hours before the zone was bombed.

This movie was nominated for the ALMA Awards (2011) for Favorite Movie Actress – Drama/Adventure and Favorite Movie Actor; CinEuphoria Awards (2012) for Best Special Effects (Sound or Visual) – International Competition; and Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards (2011) Rondo Statuette for Best Film. It also won the BMI Film & T.V. Awards (2011). This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

12. Mother! (2017)

  • Director: Darren Aronofsky
  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Domhnall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, Kristen Wiig, and Michelle Pfeiffer
  • IMDb rating: 6.6/10
  • Running time: 2h 1m

A young lady goes through her days in tranquility, remodeling the Victorian manor amidst a wild flat meadow encircled by an Edenic lush forest. She resides with her poet husband in the countryside. 

When a stranger, along with his wife and two kids, arrives one evening, she is terrified as she attempts to figure out why her husband is so cordial and accommodating to everybody except her.

This movie was nominated for the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Awards (2017) for Best Production Design, Empire Awards, U.K. (2018) for Best Horror, etc.

It also won the CinEuphoria Awards (2018) for Top Ten of the Year – International Competition and; the Golden Schmoes Awards (2017) for Trippiest Movie of the Year. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

13. Saw II (2005)

  • Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
  • Cast: Donnie Wahlberg, Franky G, Glenn Plummer, Beverley Mitchell, Dina Meyer, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Erik Knudsen, Shawnee Smith, and Tobin Bell
  • IMDb rating: 6.6/10
  • Running time: 1h 35m

Investigator Eric Matthews (Donnie Wahlberg), alongside other cops and a SWAT squad, find the den of the twisted vigilante and serial killer Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) and moves in to apprehend him, only to realize that this was Jigsaw’s arrangement all along. 

He discovers that eight ex-convicts are caught in an old house and are playing one of Jigsaw’s games — they must pass a series of lethal tests to retrieve the antidote for a nerve agent that will kill them in two hours. 

One is his child, Daniel Matthews (Erik Knudsen), and Eric must play one of Jigsaw’s games to see him.

This movie won the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (2006) for Best Villain and Most Thrilling Killing, Golden Schmoes Awards (2005) for Best Horror Movie of the Year, etc. 

It was nominated for the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (2006) for Best Supporting Actor; MTV Movie + T.V. Awards (2006) for Best Villain; Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards (2005), Rondo Statuette for Best Film, etc. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

14. Charlie’s Angels (2019)

  • Director: Elizabeth Banks
  • Cast: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, Djimon Hounsou, Sam Claflin, Noah Centineo, and Patrick Stewart
  • IMDb rating: 4.9/10
  • Running time: 1h 58m

Elena Coughlin is a researcher, designer, and creator of Calisto – – a valuable energy source that will revolutionize how individuals use power. Elena goes to the Charles Townsend Agency for help when state-of-the-art innovation falls into the wrong hands. 

This New generation of Charlie’s Angels – – Jane Kano, Sabina Wilson, and the recently enlisted Elena – – must recover Calisto before it becomes a weapon of mass obliteration.

This movie received the Alliance of Women Film Journalists (2020) EDA Special Mention Award for Sequel or Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made.

It was also nominated for the Women Film Journalists (2020) EDA Special Mention Award for Actress Most in Need of a New Agent; Guild of Music Supervisors Awards (2020) for Best Song Written and Recorded for a Film, and Best Newcomer; and Satellite Awards (2019) for Best Original Song. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

15. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)

  • Director: Ari Sandel
  • Cast: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Caleel Harris, Chris Parnell, and Ken Jeong
  • IMDb rating: 5.6/10
  • Running time: 1h 40m

Youngster Sarah Quinn (Madison Iseman) resides with her mom Kathy (Wendi McLendon-Covey), and younger brother Sonny (Jeremy Beam Taylor), in Wardenclyffe, New York. 

While his dad leaves town, her mom consents to watch Sonny’s companion Sam Carter (Caleel Harris). 

After school, Sonny and Sam are called to tidy up an abandoned house, where they open a locked manuscript, making Slappy the Dummy, a mischievous talking dummy from an unpublished “Goosebumps” book by R.L. Stine, show up. 

They unwittingly resurrect him by reciting the words they find in his pocket, and he abducts Sonny’s mom to start his own family. He renews his fiendish friends in time for Halloween. 

As the sluggish town becomes overwhelmed with beasts, witches, and other strange creatures, Sonny unites with his sister, Sam, and a merciful neighbor to save Sonny’s mother and foil Slappy’s arrangement. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

16. The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

  • Director: Justin Lin
  • Cast: Lucas Black and Bow Wow
  • IMDb rating: 6/10
  • Running time: 1h 44m

An American teen named Sean Boswell is a loner who challenges his opponent for an illegal street race and totals his car. To evade jail time, he is shipped off to Tokyo to live with his estranged dad, who is in the military. 

When he shows up, he finds solace in the drifting community of Tokyo, Japan. A lot is on the line when Sean takes on the local hero and becomes enamored with the man’s lover.

This movie received the MTV Movie + T.V. Awards (2017) MTV Generation Award. It was also nominated for the Teen Choice Awards (2006) for Movies – Choice Breakout (Male), and Choice Summer Movie: Drama/Action-Adventure; World Stunt Awards (2007) Taurus Award for Best Work with a Vehicle, and Best Stunt Coordination and 2nd Unit Direction. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

17. I know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

  • Director: Jim Gillespie
  • Cast: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Freddie Prinze Jr., Johnny Galecki, and Bridgette Wilson
  • IMDb rating: 5.8/10
  • Running time: 1h 41m

On a winding road after an evening of celebration, four teens have an accident and supposedly kill a fisherman, dumping his body in the sea.

They reconvene a year later when Julie (Jennifer Love Hewitt) is mailed a mind-numbing letter telling her that their Crime was witnessed.

While hunting a man he believes is liable for the letter, a maniac runs over Barry with a meathook. Yes, their victim has risen from his watery grave and is now stalking Julie, Helen, and Ray.

This movie was nominated for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA (1998), Saturn Award for Best Horror Film, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (1998) for Favorite Female Newcomer and Favorite Supporting Actress – Horror. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

18. Planes, Trains, And Automobiles (1987)

  • Director: John Hughes
  • Cast: Steven Martin and John Candy
  • IMDb rating: 7.6/10
  • Running time: 1h 45m

Neal Page, a high-strung marketing executive (Steve Martin), is generally an authoritative person.  

His flight is rerouted to a far-off city in Kansas because of a blizzard, and he might be unable to return home to his wife (Laila Robins) and children in Chicago in time for Thanksgiving. 

As the icing on the cake, he is compelled to bunk up with a goodhearted and chatty Shower Curtain Ring Salesman, Del Griffith (John Candy), whom he is very irritated with, and together they must muddle through the craziness of holiday travel, especially as they are headed towards the same destination.

This movie was nominated for the American Comedy Awards, USA (1988) for Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role). This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

19. Click (2006)

  • Director: Frank Coraci
  • Cast: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, Henry Winkler, David Hasselhoff, Julie Kavner, and Sean Astin
  • IMDb rating: 6.4/10
  • Running time: 1h 47m

Michael Newman (Adam Sandler), a diligent family man and a workaholic architect, must satisfy his boss (Hasselhoff) to get promoted. 

However, as this means he gets to spend less time with his wife Donna (Kate Beckinsale) and his family, he prays for a remote with which he can regain some semblance of control over his life. 

Before long, he meets Morty (Walken), an insane sales representative possessing a universal remote that controls time. 

This equips Newman with the opportunity to skip every argument, fast-forward to promotions, and rewind to different parts of his life until a terrible misfortune occurs when the remote begins to overrule his choices.

This movie was nominated for the Academy Awards, USA (2007) Oscar for Best Achievement in Makeup; Casting Society of America, USA (2007) Artios Award for Best Feature Film Casting – Comedy; Blimp Award for Favorite Movie, etc. 

It also won the ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards (2007) for Top Box Office Films, Kids’ Choice Awards, USA (2007) Blimp Award for Favorite Male Movie Star, etc. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

20. Final Destination 5 (2011)

  • Director: Steven Quale
  • Cast: Nicholas D’Agosto, Emma Bell, Miles Fisher, Arlen Escarpeta, David Koechner, and Tony Todd.
  • IMDb rating: 5.9/10
  • Running time: 1h 32m

It is the fifth installment in the Final Destination film series and a prequel to the first film. During a bus ride with his partners to a corporate retreat, Sam (Nicholas D’Agosto) encounters a sickening premonition: the suspension bridge they – – and numerous others – – are crossing begins collapsing around them. 

It immediately begins to happen as his vision ends, so Sam tries to save various individuals from the fatal incident, including his lover, Molly (Emma Bell), and his dearest companion, Peter (Miles Fisher). 

In any case, the survivors find out that Death won’t be denied, and they must do something before it’s too late.

This movie was nominated for the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (2012) for Best Wide-Release Film; Fright Meter Awards (2011) for Best Director.

Steven Quale; Golden Trailer Awards (2012) for Best Horror T.V. Spot and Most Original T.V. Spot; Guild of Music Supervisors Awards (2012) for Best Music; and Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards (2011) Rondo Statuette for Best Film. 

It also received Fright Meter Awards (2011) for Best Makeup; and Golden Trailer Awards (2012) for Best Voice Over. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

21. The Bounty Hunter (2010)

  • Director: Andy Tennant
  • Cast: Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler.
  • IMDb rating: 5.5/10
  • Running time: 1h 51m

Milo Boyd (Gerard Steward), an unlucky bounty hunter, lands a fantastic job when he gets relegated to apprehend his bail-evading ex, a correspondent named Nicole (Jennifer Aniston). 

Milo thinks about the gig as a stress-free payday; however, Nicole flees to pursue a lead on a homicide case. The exes constantly one-up one another – until they run for their lives.

This movie won the BMI Film & T.V. Awards (2010) for Film Music, the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards (2011) for Best Music Supervision for Film, and the Yoga Awards (2011) for Worst Foreign Actress. 

It was also nominated for the Razzie Awards (2011) for Worst Picture, Worst Actress, Worst Screen Couple/Worst Screen Ensemble, and Worst Actor, and Teen Choice Awards (2010) for Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

22. Xxx: State Of The Union (2005)

  • Director: Lee Tamahori
  • Cast: Ice Cube, Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman, Peter Strauss, and Samuel L. Jackson
  • IMDb rating: 4.4/10
  • Running time: 1h 41m

It is the second installment of the XXX film series. NSA Agent Augustus Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson) has chosen a detained ex-US Navy SEAL Darius Stone, who has just been recently enlisted in the XXX program, as a spy, and together they journey to Washington D.C., and track down a splinter group of the U.S. military that seeks to oust the U.S. government and kill the President. 

This faction is led by Secretary of Defense and ex-4-Star General George Deckert (Willem Dafoe), Stone’s previous commanding officer for whom he once led a rebellion. 

Darius Stone must reveal the rebels from the inside as he is the country’s only hope in stopping the first-ever coup d’etat in American history.

This movie was nominated for the Teen Choice Awards (2005) for Choice Rap Artist in a Movie. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

23. The Maze Runner (2014)

  • Director: Wes Ball
  • Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Will Poulter, and Patricia Clarkson
  • IMDb rating: 6.8/10
  • Running time: 1h 53m

This is the first installment in The Maze Runner film series. 16-year-old Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) wakes up in a corroded lift in the middle of a mind-boggling maze called the Glaze, patrolled by cyborg monsters named ‘Grievers,’ without any memory of what his identity is. 

He finds 30 other teenage boys who have been attempting to escape from the steadily changing maze; they send two of its most vital and fittest runners into the maze every morning to find a way out as every night, the doors to the maze close and creatures known as ‘grievers’ kill those who are stuck inside. 

For three years, they have been subjects of an experiment with a new boy arriving every thirty days. 

They were hopeless until an unconscious young lady showed up with a peculiar note, separating the boys into two groups: those who’ll risk their lives to escape and those who are comfortable with what they’ve got.

This movie was nominated for the MTV Movie & T.V. Award for Most Frightened Performance, MTV Movie & T.V. Award for Best Fight, MTV Movie & T.V. Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, etc. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

24. Don’t Breathe (2016)

  • Director: Fede Álvarez
  • Cast: Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, and Stephen Lang
  • IMDb rating: 7.1/10
  • Running time: 1h 28m

Rocky, Alex, and Money are three Detroit delinquents who break into wealthy people’s homes. Money invites his friends to invade the isolated home of the visually impaired Norman, a Gulf War veteran. 

He won a substantial monetary settlement following the demise of his only child. They end up caught inside and must struggle for their lives after making a stunning revelation about him.

This movie won the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA (2017) Saturn Award for Best Horror Film; ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards (2017) for Top Box Office Films; Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (2017) for Best Supporting Actor, etc. 

It was also nominated for the BloodGuts UK Horror Awards (2016) for Best Actor; Bandung Film Festival for Imported Film; Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie; Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (2016) for Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie; Empire Awards, U.K. (2017) for Best Horror, etc. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

25. The Purge (2013)

  • Director: James DeMonaco
  • Cast: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane, and Max Burkholder
  • IMDb rating: 5.7/10
  • Running time: 1h 25m

A dystopian horror depicting America wracked by Crime and crowded jails where the public authority endorsed a yearly 12-hour period during which all Crime – – including murder – – is legitimate. 

James Sandin (Ethan Hawke) and his family find themselves in trouble when held hostage by a murderer during the Purge. 

James, Mary (Lena Headey), and their two youngsters fight for their lives while doing whatever it takes not to become like those they are endeavoring to evade.

This movie was nominated for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA (2014), Saturn Award for Best Horror Film, and MTV Movie + T.V. Awards (2014) for Best Scared-As-S**t Performance. 

It also bagged the ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards (2014) for Top Box Office Films; and the Fright Meter Awards (2013) for Best Supporting Actor. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

26. Countdown (2019)

  • Director: Justin Dec
  • Cast: Elizabeth Lail, Jordan Calloway, Talitha Bateman, Tichina Arnold, P.J. Byrne, Peter Facinelli, Anne Winters, and Tom Segura
  • IMDb rating: 5.4/10
  • Running time: 1h 30m

At a high school party, a group of friends downloads the app Countdown, which predicts when the user will kick the bucket. 

Courtney sees that she has only several hours to live and rejects a ride with her drunk lover Evan, but is killed by an otherworldly creature while Evan crashes his vehicle and is taken to the Er, where Quinn Harris works. 

Evan is reluctant to go into surgery since the app predicted that he would pass on during it, inciting the doctors and nurses to download the app Countdown. 

Quinn and her fellow nurse Matt Monroe who have three days and less than three days, respectively, must collaborate in search of a method for breaking the curse. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

27. The Hunt (2020)

  • Director: Craig Zobel
  • Cast: Ike Barinholtz, Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts, and Hilary Stylish
  •  IMDb rating: 6.5/10
  • Running time: 1h 30m

Awakening in a clearing, twelve strangers don’t have the foggiest idea where they are – – or how they arrived. In light of a dark web conspiracy, savage elitists gather and hunt people for sport.

One of the hunted, Crystal, turns into a hunter and turns the tables on the wealthy perverts. This movie won the Critics Choice Super Awards (2021) for Best Actress in an Action Movie.

It was also nominated for the Critics Choice Super Awards (2021) for Best Action Movie, Best Actress in an Action Movie, and Best Villain in a Movie.

Hilary Swank; Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (2021) for Best Wide-Release Film; Fright Meter Awards (2020) for Best Supporting Actress. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

28. Happy Death Day (2017)

  • Director: Christopher Landon
  • Cast: Jessica Rothe and Israel Broussard
  • IMDb rating: 6.6/10
  • Running time: 1h 36m

Theresa Gelbman is a narcissistic collegian who awakens on her birthday in the bed of a fellow student Carter. 

As the day progresses, Theresa feels a strong sense of deja vu, so when a masked assassin takes her life in a relentless assault, and she again stirs in Carter’s room unharmed, she is inclined to believe that she is in a loop and must figure out who is responsible for her homicide and prevent her DeathDeath.

This movie was nominated for the Fright Meter Awards (2017) for Best Actress, IGN Summer Movie Awards (2017) for Best Horror Movie, and New Mexico Film Critics (2017) for Best Actress. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

29. Saw (2004)

  • Director: James Wan
  • Cast: Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Ken Leung, Tobin Bell, Makenzie Vega, and Leigh Whannell
  • IMDb rating: 7.6/10
  • Running time: 1h 40m

This American psychological horror film is the first installment in the Saw film series. It highlights Photographer Adam Stanheight and oncologist Lawrence Gordon. 

They awaken to find themselves tied to pipes at either wall of a filthy restroom as part of Jigsaw’s, a perverse serial killer, games where they must inflict great physical pain upon themselves to survive. 

In the interim, Dr. Gordon’s spouse and child are compelled to watch his torment through closed-circuit video.

This movie was nominated for the Golden Trailer Awards (2005) for Best Horror; MTV Movie + T.V. Awards (2005) for Best Frightened Performance; Satellite Awards (2005) for Outstanding DVD Extras; and Teen Choice Awards (2005) for Choice Movie: Thriller, and Choice Movie Scream Scene, etc. 

It also bagged the Gérardmer Film Festival (2005) Special Jury Prize, Youth Jury Grand Prize, San Sebastián Horror and Fantasy Film Festival (2004) Audience Award for Best Feature, etc. This is one of the movies like Escape Room.

Conclusion

This list must contain some favorites of yours if you are a fan of movies like Escape Room, and it is an excellent guide if you want to watch movies like that.

These movies highlight clashes of brains and brawn and the ultimate fight to survive. Grab some popcorn, will you?

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