Suffering from claustrophobia? Well, you might want to avoid the following upcoming movies: 'Devil' (which opens Friday), about a group of people (one of whom happens to be Satan) trapped in an elevator; 'Buried,' in which poor Ryan Reynolds is entombed alive; and '127 Hours,' about a hiker (James Franco) who's forced to cut off his own arm after being hopelessly pinned under a rock.

Filmmakers love a challenge, and shooting in one location is a surefire way to ramp up the tension. Set all (or a major chunk) of your action in a jury room, a lifeboat, or a police interrogation chamber and it's just a matter of time before the characters turn on each other -- with dramatic results.

How about a deep, dark cave? A haunted hotel room? Or an apartment where the previous tenant just happened to kill herself? When the locations are so limited, madness, paranoia, and great cinema often follow.
Buried
R2010
Based on 29 critics

Kidnapped by Iraqi insurgents, a civilian trucker awakes in a coffin with a lighter and cell phone. Read More

Phone Booth
R2002
Based on 35 critics

A sniper traps a publicist (Colin Farrell) in a New York phone booth. Read More

Devil
PG-132010
Based on 14 critics

Elevator passengers (Logan Marshall-Green, Geoffrey Arend) become trapped with a demonic entity. Read More

Lifeboat
Not Yet Rated1944
In Theaters on January 28th, 1944

A chic writer, a stoker and others drift with the U-boat captain who has sunk their ship. Read More

1408
PG-132007
Based on 27 critics

A skeptical author (John Cusack) spends a night in a reputedly haunted hotel room. Read More

The Descent
R2005
Based on 30 critics

Cave explorers (Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid) encounter underground predators. Read More

Paranormal Activity
R2007
Based on 24 critics

A couple set up video cameras throughout their home to capture evidence of a haunting. Read More

Night Of The Living Dead
R1990
In Theaters on September 20th, 1990

People (Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman, Tom Towles) hide from carnivorous walking corpses. Read More

The Tenant (Le Locataire)
R1976
In Theaters on August 14th, 1976

Polish clerk (Roman Polanski) becomes Paris flat's previous tenant. Read More

Cube
R1997
Based on 12 critics

People (Maurice Dean Wint, Nicole de Boer, Nicky Guadagni) are imprisoned in a deadly maze. Read More

12 Angry Men
Not Yet Rated1957
In Theaters on April 13th, 1957

Lone juror (Henry Fonda) holds out in slum boy's murder trial. Read More

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