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films with only few actors mostly in limited space
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1.
Secret Honor (1984)
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A fictionalized former President Richard M. Nixon offers a solitary, stream-of-consciousness reflection on his life and political career - and the "true" reasons for the Watergate scandal and his resignation. (90 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ only one guy in a whole film! ” - RAMPARTisGREAT
 
2.
American Buffalo (1996)
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Long-repressed feelings of bitterness and betrayal explode when three inner-city losers plot the robbery of a valuable coin in a seedy second-hand junk shop. (88 mins.)
 
3.
Tape (2001)
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Three old high school friends pass the time in a Michigan motel room dissecting the painful memories of their high school years. (86 mins.)
 
4.
The Big Kahuna (1999)
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Two veteran salesmen dissect a sales pitch to a particular client, through their young protégé. (90 mins.)
Director: John Swanbeck
 
5.
Hard Candy (2005)
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A teenage girl raids a man's home in order to expose him under suspicion that he is a sex offender with pedophilia. (104 mins.)
Director: David Slade
 
6.
Oleanna (1994)
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Student Carol visits Professor John to discuss how she failed his course but the discussion takes awkward turn. (89 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
 
7.
Cube (1997)
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Six complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps. (90 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
 
8.
Before Sunrise (1995)
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A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together. (105 mins.)
 
9.
Before Sunset (2004)
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Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour. (80 mins.)
 
10.
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
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Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews. (110 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
11.
Carnage (2011)
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Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos. (80 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
12.
Death and the Maiden (1994)
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A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government. (103 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
13.
Dead Calm (1989)
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After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae spend some time isolated at sea when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship. (96 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
14.
Nothing (2003)
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After a terrible day, two good friends and housemates find the outside world converted into a featureless and empty white void. (90 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
 
15.
Bound (1996)
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Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar. (108 mins.)
 
16.
Gerry (2002)
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A friendship between two young men is tested when they go for a hike in a desert and forget to bring any water or food with them. (103 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
17.
12 Angry Men (1997 TV Movie)
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Twelve men must decide the fate of one when one juror objects to the jury's decision. (117 mins.)
 
18.
Bug (2006)
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An unhinged war veteran holes up with a lonely woman in a spooky Oklahoma motel room. The line between reality and delusion is blurred as they discover a bug infestation. (102 mins.)
 
19.
Sleuth (2007)
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On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart. (88 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
20.
P2 (2007)
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A businesswoman is pursued by a psychopath after being locked in a parking garage on Christmas Eve. (98 mins.)
Director: Franck Khalfoun
 
21.
Antichrist (2009)
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A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse. (108 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
 
22.
127 Hours (2010)
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An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
23.
Buried (2010)
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Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap. (95 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Cortés
 
24.
Moon (2009)
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Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems. (97 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
 
25.
Closet Land (1991)
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A young writer is interrogated by a sadistic secret policeman. She is accused of embedding political messages in her children's stories... (89 mins.)
Director: Radha Bharadwaj
 
26.
The Perfect Host (2010)
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A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary. (93 mins.)
Director: Nick Tomnay
 
27.
What Happened Was... (1994)
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This darkly humorous film explores the personal psychic landscape of two lonely New Yorkers. Jackie and Michael are coworkers at a large law firm... (91 mins.)
Director: Tom Noonan
 
28.
Alexandra's Project (2003)
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A regular suburban family man comes home from work on his birthday to find a deserted house and a videotape waiting to be played... (103 mins.)
Director: Rolf de Heer
 
29.
Duel (1971 TV Movie)
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A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer. (90 mins.)
 
30.
Everything (2004)
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A man visits a prostitute but just wants to talk. She goes along with it until he starts asking questions. Is he just a loner or is there a different reason for him to come here? (91 mins.)
Director: Richard Hawkins
 
31.
Darkness Falls (1999)
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With his pregnant wife at death's door after a car crash, desperate husband John Barrett invades the home of Mark Driscoll and his rich... (90 mins.)
Director: Gerry Lively
 
32.
Misery (1990)
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After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse. (107 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
33.
Solaris (2002)
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A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet. (99 mins.)
 
34.
The Quiet Earth (1985)
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A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world. In a desperate attempt to search for others, he finds only two who have their own agenda. (91 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Murphy
 
35.
Chinese Coffee (2000)
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Harry and Jake, two unsuccessful writers, spend a cathartic evening arguing about money, aesthetics, their friendship, and Harry's new manuscript. (99 mins.)
Director: Al Pacino
 
36.
Panic Room (2002)
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A divorced woman and her diabetic daughter take refuge in their newly-purchased house's safe room, when three men break-in, searching for a missing fortune. (112 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
37.
Hurlyburly (1998)
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Hollywood movers and shakers dissect their own personal lives when everything seems to clash together. (122 mins.)
Director: Anthony Drazan
 
38.
Clerks (1994)
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A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof. (92 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
 
39.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
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A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other. (131 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
40.
Interview (2007)
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After falling out with his editor, a fading political journalist is forced to interview America's most popular soap actress. (84 mins.)
Director: Steve Buscemi
 
41.
The Sunset Limited (2011 TV Movie)
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Two men in an apartment with their opposing beliefs. (91 mins.)
Director: Tommy Lee Jones
 
42.
44 Inch Chest (2009)
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A jealous husband and his friends plot the kidnapping of his wife's lover with the intention of restoring his wounded ego. (95 mins.)
 
43.
Faithful (1996)
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A depressed housewife whose husband is having an affair contemplates suicide, but changes her mind when she faces death by a killer hired to do her in. (91 mins.)
Director: Paul Mazursky
 
44.
Undertow (1996 TV Movie)
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After his car breaks down, Jack seeks shelter, lost in a thunderstorm in a remote shack in the woods... (93 mins.)
Director: Eric Red
 
45.
Abwärts (1984)
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It's Friday evening. The lift repairman leaves the building and wants to finish his work on Monday.... (90 mins.)
Director: Carl Schenkel
 
46.
My Night with Reg (1997)
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A group of English gay men get together to reminisce. They are all coming from a wake for one of their circle who's died of AIDS... (105 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
 
47.
Eden Log (2007)
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A man wakes up deep inside a cave. Suffering amnesia, he has no recollection of how he came to be here... (98 mins.)
Director: Franck Vestiel
 
48.
Head Above Water (1996)
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A prominent judge, his wife, her ex-lover, their neighbor and a dead body that complicates their lives. (92 mins.)
Director: Jim Wilson
 
49.
Water Drops on Burning Rocks (2000)
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In the 70s Germany, a 50 year old businessman falls in love with a 20 year old boy. (82 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
50.
The Deathmaker (1995)
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Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to... (110 mins.)
 
51.
The Interview (1998)
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A duel between a suspected murderer and a detective pressed by people who want results. But whose skin is really wanted. (104 mins.)
Director: Craig Monahan
 
52.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
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Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. (97 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
53.
1408 (2007)
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A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror. (104 mins.)
 
54.
Deathtrap (1982)
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A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script. (116 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
55.
The Divide (2011)
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Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic. (112 mins.)
Director: Xavier Gens
 
56.
Footsteps (2003 TV Movie)
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Daisy Lowendahl (Bergen) is a best-selling suspense novelist who finds herself at her isolated beach... (95 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
57.
Brake (2012)
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A Secret Service Agent is held captive in the trunk of a car and endures mental and physical torture as terrorists attempt to extract information for their plot against the President of the United States. (92 mins.)
Director: Gabe Torres
 
58.
The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)
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A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money. (93 mins.)
Director: J Blakeson