Forbidden rooms in mystery movies

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In year of release order. From 2020 going back in time to 1931.

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1. The Curse of the Amber Room

Mystery | Announced

Logline: An American historian and a West German art expert join forces to find a legendary treasure thought to have been hidden by the Nazis in East Germany.

Director: Frank Merle

2. The Sleep Experiment (2020)

Horror, Mystery, Thriller | Post-production

Inspired by real events, two detectives begin an investigation into a disastrous secret military experiment where five prisoners were kept awake for thirty days in a sealed gas chamber.

Director: John Farrelly | Stars: Gwynne McElveen, Owen Colgan, Moya Farrelly, Rob Earley

3. I Trapped the Devil (2019)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

47 Metascore

A man descends into paranoia after trapping what he believes to be the devil in his basement, but things take a dark turn when his family unexpectedly arrive for Christmas.

Director: Josh Lobo | Stars: Scott Poythress, AJ Bowen, Susan Burke, Rowan Russell

Votes: 1,474

4. Country of Hotels (2019)

105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A room in an anonymous hotel has a profoundly dark effect on all who stay there.

Director: Julio Maria Martino | Stars: Charlotte Pyke, Matthew Leitch, Siobhan Hewlett, Eugenia Caruso

5. The Room (2019)

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Matt and Kate buy an isolated house. While moving, they discover a strange room that grants them an unlimited number of material wishes. But, since Kate has had two miscarriages, what they miss the most is a child.

Director: Christian Volckman | Stars: Olga Kurylenko, Kevin Janssens, Joshua Wilson, John Flanders

Votes: 4,827

6. Badla (2019)

Not Rated | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A dynamic young entrepreneur finds herself locked in a hotel room with the corpse of her dead lover. She hires a prestigious lawyer to defend her and they work together to figure out what actually happened.

Director: Sujoy Ghosh | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Amrita Singh, Antonio Aakeel

Votes: 16,889

7. Attic (2020)

Short, Horror, Mystery | Completed

A loving mother who has lost her family because of her alcoholism, tries her hardest to make things right as she is slowly consumed by her very own nightmares.

Director: Ronnie Minder | Stars: Joanne Dobbin, Steve Jager, Tom Beaurepaire

8. Miscreation (2019)

Short, Mystery, Thriller

Five individuals awaken in a room with a dead body, and the startling revelation that they are all responsible for the massacre in front of them.

Director: Aaron Warwick | Stars: Benjamin W Sullivan, Michael Thomson, Lauren Lofberg, Shannon Gibson

9. The Doctor's Case (2018)

65 min | Mystery

When a diabolical English lord is murdered, Sherlock Holmes and Watson must unexpectedly exchange roles in order to solve "the perfect locked room mystery."

Directors: James Douglas, Leonard Pearl | Stars: William B. Davis, Denise Crosby, Michael Coleman, J.P. Winslow

Votes: 22

11. Irritation (2017)

2 min | Short, Mystery

Story behind a dark room .

Director: Mohammed Rasheed

Votes: 9

12. 12:36 (2016)

20 min | Short, Horror, Mystery

Jake moves into a new room. But there's one thing: he believes his room is haunted. In the 5 nights he stays, he realizes that something horrifying awakens when the clock strikes 12:36 A.M.

Director: Scott Mena | Stars: Scott Mena, Liz Mena, Yvenson Camille, Bert Ayala

Votes: 6

13. The Forbidden Room (2015)

Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Mystery

83 Metascore

In this non-linear amalgamation, submarine crewmen and a woodsman wend their way through a voyage of odd experiences.

Directors: Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson | Stars: Roy Dupuis, Clara Furey, Louis Negin, Udo Kier

Votes: 2,772 | Gross: $0.03M

14. Classroom 6 (2015)

Not Rated | 76 min | Horror, Mystery

A local reporter and her assembled TV crew go into a school haunted by a horrific past. The team spends the night locked inside the building, capturing any and everything they find.

Director: Jonas Odenheimer | Stars: Valentina Kolaric, Mike McLaughlin, Maurice Mejia, Vince Major

Votes: 365

15. Attic Panic (2015)

3 min | Short, Horror, Mystery

In the underlit attic, an unsuspecting woman tidies up an already cluttered space; however, in the mysterious dimness, her eye catches a motion. Is this a trick of the mind, or is there something sinister hiding in the thick shadows?

Director: David F. Sandberg | Stars: Lotta Losten, David F. Sandberg

Votes: 775

16. Flowers in the Attic (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

After the sudden death of their father, four children face cruel treatment from their ruthless grandmother.

Director: Deborah Chow | Stars: Heather Graham, Ellen Burstyn, Kiernan Shipka, Mason Dye

Votes: 8,523

17. The Doctor's Case (2013)

19 min | Short, Crime, Mystery

Lestrade calls on the elusive Sherlock Holmes and John Watson yet again in this seemingly simple locked-room mystery that takes an unexpected turn when Watson solves the case.

Director: Matt Matlovich | Stars: Kristopher Bowman, Alexander Broughton, Kristian Bruun, John Ghiz

18. 404: Error Not Found (2011)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A brilliant student starts hallucinating after moving into a room that was occupied by another who committed suicide.

Director: Prawaal Raman | Stars: Sara Arjun, Rajvvir Aroraa, Aditya Banerjee, Mukesh Bhatt

Votes: 1,826

19. Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas (2011)

G | 107 min | Drama, Family, Mystery

While visiting her school's forbidden attic, Mandie stumbles upon the mystery of a long forgotten Christmas.

Director: Joy Chapman | Stars: Kelly Washington, Amanda Waters, Joanna Daniel, Glennellen Anderson

Votes: 282

20. Forbidden Room (2011)

43 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

What lies inside the forbidden room? A dark night sees a woman die violently, leaving a grieving family and a once vibrant room closed and forgotten.

Director: Mark Byrne | Stars: Mary Egan, Julia Morrissey, Paul Horning, Mark Byrne

21. Iron Doors (2010)

TV-MA | 80 min | Mystery, Thriller

A young man must escape from a mysterious locked vault before he dies of dehydration.

Director: Stephen Manuel | Stars: Axel Wedekind, Rungano Nyoni

Votes: 1,438

22. Symbol (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery

A man wakes up in a white room empty other than buttons on the walls, he must find out which button to push to get what he wants.

Director: Hitoshi Matsumoto | Stars: Hitoshi Matsumoto, David Quintero, Luis Accinelli, Lilian Tapia

Votes: 3,169

23. Breathing Room (I) (2008)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Thrown naked into a desolate room with thirteen strangers, Tonya discovers that she is the final contestant in a deadly game. Restrained by lethal electronic collars, the players must ... See full summary »

Directors: John Suits, Gabriel Cowan | Stars: Ailsa Marshall, Michael McLafferty, David Higlen, Brad Culver

Votes: 3,369

24. The Room (I) (2008)

9 min | Short, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A man hurries through crowded city streets, on his way to a job interview that starts in five minutes. When he arrives right on time, he discovers he is unable to leave.

Director: Benjamin Zaugg | Star: Daniel Schultz

Votes: 9

25. 1408 (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

64 Metascore

A man who specialises in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 246,900 | Gross: $71.99M

26. Fermat's Room (2007)

Not Rated | 89 min | Mystery, Thriller

4 mathematicians are invited to solve an enigma. Once there, they're locked in a mechanically shrinking room and given 1 minute to solve each puzzle via cellphone while also figuring out why they're there.

Directors: Luis Piedrahita, Rodrigo Sopeña | Stars: Alejo Sauras, Elena Ballesteros, Lluís Homar, Santi Millán

Votes: 18,219

27. The Baby's Room (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 77 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In Spain, the sports journalist Juan has a perfect life with his wife Sonia: they have just had a baby and moved to an old house that needs to be repaired in a fancy neighborhood. When ... See full summary »

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Javier Gutiérrez, Leonor Watling, Sancho Gracia, María Asquerino

Votes: 4,947

28. Number 13 (2006 TV Short)

Not Rated | 40 min | Short, Horror, Mystery

In order to authenticate some historical papers in a cathedral town, Oxbridge academic Anderson stays at a local hotel in room 12, initially disregarding the lack of a number 13 as ... See full summary »

Director: Pier Wilkie | Stars: Greg Wise, Paul Freeman, David Burke, Tom Burke

Votes: 394

29. Room (I) (2005)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Mystery

64 Metascore

An overworked, middle-aged Texas woman embezzles from her employer and abandons her family to seek out a mysterious room that has been appearing to her in visions during seizure-like attacks.

Director: Kyle Henry | Stars: Cyndi Williams, Kenneth Wayne Bradley, Alex Kiester, Hannah Nicolas

Votes: 412

30. The Mystery of the Yellow Room (2003)

118 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

A woman is sleeping in her bedroom. Her room can not be opened from the outside, but only from inside. When suddenly one night somebody attempted to murder her. Before the police arrived ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Podalydès | Stars: Denis Podalydès, Jean-Noël Brouté, Sabine Azéma, Pierre Arditi

Votes: 1,538

31. Cube²: Hypercube (2002)

R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Eight strangers awaken with no memory, in a puzzling cube-shaped room where the laws of physics do not always apply.

Director: Andrzej Sekula | Stars: Kari Matchett, Geraint Wyn Davies, Grace Lynn Kung, Matthew Ferguson

Votes: 59,789

32. The People Under the Stairs (1991)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

57 Metascore

Two adults and a juvenile break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen children. There, they must fight for their lives.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Brandon Quintin Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, A.J. Langer

Votes: 29,459 | Gross: $24.20M

33. Flowers in the Attic (1987)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

25 Metascore

Children are hidden away in the attic by their conspiring mother and grandmother.

Director: Jeffrey Bloom | Stars: Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant, Kristy Swanson, Jeb Stuart Adams

Votes: 8,854 | Gross: $15.15M

34. The Cold Room (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A girl who arrives in modern day East Germany begins reliving the horrifying events that happened to a young girl in 1936.

Director: James Dearden | Stars: George Segal, Amanda Pays, Renée Soutendijk, Warren Clarke

Votes: 203

35. Anima persa (1977)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Bizarre events keep occurring in an old mansion in Venezia, and it's soon obvious that something mysterious is up in the attic.

Director: Dino Risi | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Catherine Deneuve, Danilo Mattei, Anicée Alvina

Votes: 666

36. The Girl in Room 2A (1974)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

A sadistic killer cult kidnaps and sacrifices beautiful women. A young girl, just paroled from prison, moves into a strange house and appears to be the cult's next victim.

Directors: William Rose, Robert H. Oliver | Stars: Daniela Giordano, Angelo Infanti, John Scanlon, Rosalba Neri

Votes: 319

38. 13 Lead Soldiers (1948)

Approved | 64 min | Crime, Mystery

Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond is called in to solve the murder of a man from whom two lead soldiers were stolen. Drummond learns that the two soldiers were part of a set of thirteen which... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Tom Conway, Maria Palmer, Helen Westcott, John Newland

Votes: 84

39. Secret Beyond the Door... (1947)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

When a lovely woman and her new husband settle in an ancient mansion on the East coast, she discovers that he may want to kill her.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 4,086

40. Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat (1944)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Charlie Chan investigates the locked-room murder of a chess expert.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Sidney Toler, Joan Woodbury, Mantan Moreland, Benson Fong

Votes: 1,232

41. Secret of the Blue Room (1933)

Passed | 66 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Twenty years after 3 murders occur in a castle's "blue room", three men who each want to marry a beautiful girl decide to spend a night in the room to prove their bravery to her.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Lionel Atwill, Gloria Stuart, Paul Lukas, Edward Arnold

Votes: 599

42. The Kennel Murder Case (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Crime, Mystery

Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 2,751

43. Grief Street (1931)

Passed | 64 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

Alvin Merle, a womanizing Broadway matinée idol, is found strangled in his dressing room. The door is locked from the inside and there is no possible other way into the room. Merle is ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Barbara Kent, John Holland, Dorothy Christy, Crauford Kent

Votes: 76

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