Escape rooms are majorly popular nowadays. Most of us have at least heard of escape games if not played a few. Escape rooms continue to revolutionise the entertainment industry by immersing players in fascinating challenges set amidst interesting backdrops.

The concept is so popular that it’s got Hollywood’s attention. Several interesting movies based on escape rooms have been produced over the years. Let’s take a look at the top five contenders.


While you might expect to find a few names on this list, you’ll be surprised by some of the entries.

Escape Room

A thriller that will keep you at the edge of your seat for a good part of the runtime. The story revolves around six strangers from different walks of life that participate in an escape room challenge. Things quickly begin to take a turn for the worse when they find themselves in a horrifying maze. This thriller-horror flick is rated PG-13 and is worth a watch!

The Maze Runner

Based on the dystopian novel of the same name, The Maze Runner is an action sci-fi movie in which the protagonist finds himself trapped inside a maze that’s constantly in the state of flux. The runners must find a way out by outwitting the Maze. But one wrong step could result in death. By the end of the plot, the runners realise that they’re part of an elaborate experiment.

The Shawshank Redemption

One of the all-time greats, if you haven’t watched The Shawshank Redemption yet, spoiler alert! When a successful banker is incarcerated for the murder of his wife and her lover, he’s sent to Shawshank State Prison where he becomes an unconventional resident. Without divulging too much, let’s just say that the plot revolves around protagonist Andy Dufresne’s journey to find freedom.


A man with dissociative identity disorder and 23 alter egos kidnaps three teenagers. The teens must hatch an elaborate escape plan and figure out the friendly personas before the kidnapper unleashes the 24th. The movie is a psychological thriller/horror flick and is rated PG-13. James McAvoy has done a splendid job in the lead role and if you haven’t watched the movie yet, add it to your watchlist.


Cube is a horror movie with hints of mystery, drama, and sci-fi. The plot revolves around a small group of people who find themselves waking up inside a mysterious rotating cube with hatches on all sides. The group must solve a set of puzzles to find the right hatch and escape. Choosing the wrong hatch is the last mistake they’ll ever make.

Are You Ready for the Escape Room Experience?

This concludes our list of five must-watch movies based on escape rooms. If this has got you excited about trying your hands at an escape game, find the best escape room near you and book your slots today!