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Best Escape Room Movies

Escape rooms have become so common these days that almost everyone has played a game sometime or the other. Today, almost every city has many escape room venues with unique and diverse themes that people can choose to play with their team members. The escape room industry has taken the world by a storm, so much so that nowadays, there are even many movies that have used the very idea of the escape room games, as the foundational basis of their storyline. Many Hollywood movies are seen to use the concept of an escape room game to form the plot of their film. Many of these movies have even come out as blockbusters, scoring the box office like never before! In this article, we shall talk about the five best escape room movies you shouldn't miss if you are a lover of escape room games. So, let's check them out!

1.      The Great Escape (1963)

It is a war movie by John Sturges that encapsulates the escape story of a group of soldiers from the German POW camp during WWII. The key element that these soldiers must possess is enough wit to outwit the German soldiers. The escape is extremely vital to ensure themselves to safety and to find refuge someplace else. Will the soldiers be able to escape? Watch the movie to find it out!



2.      The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Based on a novella written by Stephen King and directed by Frank Darabont, this movie features world-class actors like Tom Hanks, Morgan Freeman, amongst others. The movie falls under the genre of crime and drama. The story follows the lives of the inmates of Shawshank State Penitentiary, the relationships they grow into, and the things they witness while in prison. The idea of resolution as a long time coming and of holding on to one's patience are things that the movie stands to testify. Similar to how patience becomes an important virtue of possessing while playing an escape room game, the movie too stands as a testament to the very same.


3.      Jumanji (1995)

Jumanji is essentially a fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Johnston. The movie stars famous actors like Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, and many others. The plot of the movie seems to be as if taken out of an escape room game! The story follows a mystical board game that unleashes jungle-based hurdles on its players, which they ought to overcome, much like an escape room game. This movie was the first in its series, marking a start to the many more movies that came out later in the franchise.


4.      Cube (1997)

Though many websites demarcate this movie as a horror movie, this particular movie directed by Vincenzo Natali is rather much more of an escape room game designed to hit the movie screens! The story follows a small group of people who finds themselves trapped inside what appears to be but a huge rotating cube. Each of them possesses certain special qualities, which they need to harness to escape the cube filled with deadly traps.


5.      Panic Room (2002)

This David Fincher film, featuring actors like Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Jared Leto, and many others, is a must-watch! The movie follows the story of a mother and daughter who hide inside a panic room in their house when they notice certain intruders breaking into their house. But unfortunately, these intruders are seeking something that is hidden inside that same room and are determined to let nothing stop them from getting what they want. A classic escaperoom-themed movie, right?


These are some of the best movies that you should watch if you also love escape room games. So make sure that you watch each of them and tick them off your list!

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