8 Movies that are Shot in a Single Location

12 Angry Men (1957)

Directed by Sidney Lumet, this classic film takes place almost entirely within a single jury room as jurors deliberate the fate of a young man accused of murder.

Locke (2013) 

Starring Tom Hardy, this film unfolds entirely within a car as a construction manager drives from Birmingham to London, dealing with a series of personal and professional crises via phone calls.

Buried (2010)

Starring Ryan Reynolds, this thriller is set entirely inside a coffin buried underground, as a civilian contractor in Iraq struggles to escape after being taken hostage.

Moon (2009)

Directed by Duncan Jones, this science fiction film follows a solitary astronaut working alone on a lunar mining base.

The Sunset Limited (2011)

Based on a play by Cormac McCarthy, this film features only two characters, played by Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson, engaged in a philosophical dialogue in a single apartment.

Rope (1948)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, this thriller is famous for its use of long takes and takes place entirely in a Manhattan apartment during a dinner party.

The Guilty (2018)

A Danish thriller set in a single location, an emergency call center, as a police officer tries to save a kidnapped woman.

Exam (2009)

This British psychological thriller is set in a single room, where eight candidates compete for a highly sought-after job by completing a mysterious exam.