Top 20 Home Invasion Films (post-Die Hard era)

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1. Safe House (1998)

Not Rated | 112 min | Thriller

A psychological thriller. Mace Sowell, an ex-intelligence operative whose past government activities catches up with him, faces his own mortality, in the shape of the on-set of Alzheimer's ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Steven Stahl | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Hector Elizondo, Joy Kilpatrick

Votes: 2,266

2. Panic Room (2002)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

65 Metascore

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.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam

Votes: 237,502 | Gross: $96.40M

3. You're Next (2011)

R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

66 Metascore

When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.

Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Nicholas Tucci

Votes: 79,566 | Gross: $18.47M

5. The Guest (I) (2014)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Horror

76 Metascore

A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: Dan Stevens, Sheila Kelley, Maika Monroe, Joel David Moore

Votes: 82,189 | Gross: $0.32M

6. Cape Fear (1991)

R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller

73 Metascore

A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 153,902 | Gross: $79.10M

7. In Their Skin (2012)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

50 Metascore

The Hughes cottage vacation is violently interrupted by a family on a murderous and identity stealing journey, in search of the "perfect" life.

Director: Jeremy Power Regimbal | Stars: Selma Blair, Joshua Close, James D'Arcy, Rachel Miner

Votes: 4,934

8. The Aggression Scale (2012)

R | 85 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Four heavily armed hitmen and two unusual teenagers go to war over $500,000 of stolen cash.

Director: Steven C. Miller | Stars: Ryan Hartwig, Fabianne Therese, Ray Wise, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 3,021

9. The Dark Hours (2005)

R | 80 min | Horror, Thriller

63 Metascore

The thirty and something years old psychiatrist Dr. Samantha Goodman has an incurable brain tumor that has just started to grow. Felling totally stressed, she decides to spend the weekend ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Fox | Stars: Kate Greenhouse, Bruce McFee, Jeff Seymour, David Calderisi

Votes: 5,141

10. Hostage (2005)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

44 Metascore

When a family is held hostage, former hostage negotiator Jeff Talley arrives at the scene. Talley's own family is kidnapped and Talley must decide which is more important: saving a family he doesn't even know or saving his own family.

Director: Florent-Emilio Siri | Stars: Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak, Serena Scott Thomas, Jimmy Bennett

Votes: 102,456 | Gross: $34.64M

11. Lakeview Terrace (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

47 Metascore

Based on a true story, a troubled and racist African-American L.A.P.D. Officer will stop at nothing to force out a friendly interracial couple who just moved in next door to him.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington, Ron Glass

Votes: 46,125 | Gross: $39.26M

12. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)

R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

After her humiliated husband kills himself, an embittered pregnant widow loses her child, and embarks on a mission of vengeance against a woman and her family.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, Matt McCoy, Ernie Hudson

Votes: 34,818 | Gross: $88.04M

13. The Uninvited Guest (2004)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

In the dark corridors of Félix's house, an intruder is hiding. Is he real, or is he a manifestation inside the obscure maze of his mind?

Director: Guillem Morales | Stars: Andoni Gracia, Mónica López, Francesc Garrido, Agustí Villaronga

Votes: 5,089

14. Uninvited Guest (1999)

R | 116 min | Thriller

Debbie and Howard are celebrating their wedding anniversary. Or so Debbie thought. A special night together turns into a nightmare when Howard lets a man into the house to use the phone. ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Wayne Folsome | Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Mari Morrow, Malinda Williams, Mel Jackson

Votes: 501 | Gross: $0.17M

15. Kristy (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

When a college girl who is alone on campus over the Thanksgiving break is targeted by a group of outcasts, she must conquer her deepest fears to outwit them and fight back.

Director: Oliver Blackburn | Stars: Haley Bennett, Ashley Greene, Lucas Till, Chris Coy

Votes: 6,490

16. Restraint (2008)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

A young couple on the run hole up in a country estate with a hostage in tow.

Director: David Denneen | Stars: Travis Fimmel, Teresa Palmer, Stephen Moyer, Phillip Holder

Votes: 5,555

17. Stranger in the House (1997)

R | 94 min | Thriller

A botched diamond burglary and a dead publishing company executive set off a string of murders and betrayal in this suspensful, nonstop thriller!

Director: Rodney Gibbons | Stars: Michele Greene, Bruce Dinsmore, Steve Railsback, Kathleen Kinmont

Votes: 204

18. Captured (1998 Video)

R | 92 min | Thriller

A car thief breaks into a man's house who is on a low because his career is being taken away. The man locks up the thief in the car, and tortures him.

Director: Peter Liapis | Stars: Nick Mancuso, Andrew Divoff, Linda Hoffman, Michael Mahonen

Votes: 267

19. Killers in the House (1998 TV Movie)

R | 84 min | Drama, Thriller

Bank robbers on the run from the police invade a mansion and take the owners hostage.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Holly Robinson Peete, Michael J. Pagan, Hal Linden

Votes: 322

20. Unlawful Entry (1992)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A burglar holds a knife to Karen's throat while her husband does nothing. The couple ends befriending the cop that comes. The friendship ends when the cop beats up the culprit. Karen isn't ready to end it. Things get ugly with the cop.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Kurt Russell, Ray Liotta, Madeleine Stowe, Roger E. Mosley

Votes: 13,340 | Gross: $57.14M

21. Rabid Dogs (1974)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Following a bungled robbery, three violent criminals take a young woman, a middle-aged man, and a child hostage and force them to drive them outside Rome to help them make a clean escape.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Lea Lander, George Eastman, Riccardo Cucciolla, Don Backy

Votes: 3,725

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