Saturday, February 2, 2019

One Room Set Movies

One Room Set Movies are movies set in one room or location. Movies that are entirely shot in one room or location or at least a major part of the movie has been shot in one location/room have been considered. Here's presenting you a list of some of the best One Room Set movies that are definitely worth your time.

Sleuth (1972)
Sleuth is one of the best movies ever made and definitely is one of the most underrated movies ever. In this movie, a man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results. What is brilliant about this movie is that it has only 2 actors who are conversing with each other the whole movie. It has no action, no over the top music, no extreme special effects or crazy camera angles. But you don't really miss anything. The script is just brilliant and intelligent and keeps you on your toes always. The 2 lead actors Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine are just brilliant in their performances, their camaraderie is what takes the movie to another level. This is how a movie should be made. Nowadays we have so much technology in movies, but we haven't been able to make a movie like this. This is definitely one of the best movies ever and deserves all the credit in the world.

Genre:- Mystery, Thriller.
Director:- Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars:- Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine.
Oscar Buzz:-
Nominated for 4 Oscars (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director, Best Music-Original Dramatic Score)
Bore Meter:-  No chance of getting bored. Superb intelligent script.
My Rating:-

12 Angry Men (1957)
This 1950's classic is undoubtedly one of the best movies ever made. I have never met a person who has seen this movie,and said he didn't like it. In this movie,the defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case of murder soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other. Outstanding script,direction,and performances (especially by Henry Fonda) makes this movie one of the best movies ever made,and definitely a must watch.

Genre:- Drama.
Director:- Sidney Lumet.
Stars:- Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam.
Oscar Buzz:- 
Nominated for 3 Oscars(Best Picture,Best Director,Best Writing Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium)
Bore Meter:- No chance of getting bored. One of the best movies ever.
My Rating:-

Room (2015)
Room is one of best movies I have seen in last 3-4 years. And it is undoubtedly one of the finest movies ever made.In this movie, after five-year old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life,the boy makes a thrilling discovery. One of the main reasons as to why the movie works are its performances. Brie Larson is just fantastic in the film. She may have been only 25 when she gave this performance but she does a great job playing the role of a mother. No wonder she won Oscar and all major awards for her performance. Even the kid Jacob Tremblay does an amazing job and their chemistry together is worth watching. Also the concept of the movie is very brilliant. Direction is also very good. There were many sensitive elements in the movie and director made sure that movie was shown throughout in the right way.Overall, Room is an excellent film and a must watch for all. Absolutely brilliant.

Genre:- Drama.
Director:- Lenny Abrahamson
Stars:- Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay
Oscar Buzz:-  
Won Oscar (Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role).
3 Other Nominations (Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Achievement in Directing, Best Writing- Adapted Screenplay).  
Bore Meter:- Very touching movie. Will be rewarded if you watch with patience.
My Rating:-

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
This movie is defintely one of the best one room set movies ever made and Al Pacino's performance in this movie is undoubtedly one of the most energetic performances you will ever see on screen. Based upon a real-life story that happened in the early seventies in which the Chase Manhattan Bank in Flatbush, Brooklyn, was held siege by a gay bank robber,this movie is a true classic.Al pacino as Sonny Wortzik,gives one of the finest performances ever witnessed on the big screen.He literally carries the entire movie on his shoulders with an electric performance and unbelievable lunatic energy.Thanks to its strong performances and a comical script,this is a must watch.

Genre:- Crime, Drama.
Director:- Sidney Lumet.
Stars:- Al Pacino, John Cazale.
Oscar Buzz:- 
Won Oscar(Best Writing, Original Screenplay)
5 Other Nominations(Best Actor in a Leading Role,Supporting Role,Best Director,Best Film Editing,Best Picture).
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good Pace.
My Rating:-

Dial M for Murder (1954)
This murder suspense thriller is yet another classic by Alfred Hitchcock. Here,an ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B.What makes this movie special is its tight script(very hard to find loopholes in this movie) which is extremely well executed and directed by Alfred Hitchcock.It keeps you hooked in throughout its length,as events after events unfold and doesn't leave you disappointed in the end as well. Well scripted murder thriller,surely a must watch.

Genre:- Crime, Mystery, Thriller.
Director:- Alfred Hitchcock.
Stars:- Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings.
Bore Meter:- No chance of getting bored. Keeps you engaged.
My Rating:-


  1. Superb. Have to watch the last two movies ��

  2. Nice movies u have chosen for review.

  3. @Kram: Thank you:). Do watch the ones you have missed.

  4. AWesome list. Yet to watch Dial M for Murder. My personal favorite would be 12 Angry Men. :) How 1 juror convinced the other 11 and made them change the verdict is simply amazing. DDA is another graat movie, made special by Al Pacino's presence. Inside Man is another similar movie, starring Denzel. Watch that too if you haven't already.

    Sleuth is again a marvelous movie. Making a two hour long movie with just 2 actors is a commendable job.

    Please do post more suggestions. There are so many oldies that it's difficult to watch them all. Awaiting another post about One Room Set movies.

  5. @Ravi: Thank you for your comments:)