Comingsoon.net is locked away trying to determine the best movies that take place in a single location. See our choices in the gallery below!
While it might not be the first thing on one’s mind when analyzing what makes a movie work, a movie’s setting is almost always integral to how the story plays out. If it wasn’t, there wouldn’t be such thing as a set designer, a costume department, a location scout, and so on. Sometimes all it takes to appreciate the importance of setting is to watch a movie that locks itself into one single location.
It sounds strange, but it’s actually a more common gimmick than you might think. Many of the most revered films utilize it, and some of today’s most impressive genre films embrace the trick as well. Of course, there are plenty of examples, but the best of the best are compiled here.