Held captive and faced with their imminent executions, fifty strangers are forced to choose the one person among them who deserves to live.
2,980 ( 216)
1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Allegra Masters ... The Pregnant Girl
Aimee McKay ... Beth
Ashley Key ... The Young Girl
Autumn Federici ... Woman #4
Bill Lewis ... The Oldest Man
Brent Stiefel ... Young Man
Cameron Cruz ... Guy (as Cameron Connerty)
Carter Jenkins ... The College Guy
Cesar Garcia ... The Tattooed Man
Mustafa Speaks ... The African American Man (as Coley Speaks)
Daniel Lench ... The Rich Man
Daniel Yelsky ... Shaun
David Reivers ... Bruce
David Saucedo ... The Hispanic Man
DeMaris Gordon ... Older Woman #2


In a massive, mysterious chamber, fifty strangers awaken to find themselves trapped with no memory of how they got there. Every two minutes, one of them must die... Executed by an electrical pulse generated from a source within the chamber. At first the attacks seem random, but, soon the strangers realize that they, as a group, have the power to decide who will be the next to be killed: by the power of the vote. Mob mentality at its finest hour. A chance to control the machine. How will they choose who deserves to die? What happens when there's only one person left? "Circle" is a film about humanity. How we value one another and how people react when they are forced to make decisions under the worst possible circumstances. It's a film that speaks to the very core of what makes us human - Who we are, what we believe and ultimately, the lengths we will go to in which to save ourselves.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Fifty strangers held captive are forced to choose one person among them to survive execution.


Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


The old man at the beginning of the movie who 'remembered' the aliens was likely lying. Just before he is killed he mentions seeing a number. The alien species that abducted them would unquestionably have unrecognizable and different symbols for their numbers and letters. See more »


The Mexican man does not speak or understand English. Then they make up the plan that everyone should vote for the person to their right side. They even do this twice, after stressing how important it is that everyone does the same thing. But the Mexican man could never have understood that. See more »


The African American Man: Hey, hey, I got an idea. How about we uh... How about we kill all the black people next, yeah?
The Lawyer: What are you talking about? Don't play the race card, man. This is all just fucking chance.
The African American Man: Yeah? Right. That's why most of us are dead, right?
The Asian Kid: It's every man for himself in here.
The Atheist: Yeah, you need to shut up with this racism stuff, okay? Nobody gives a shit around here.
The African American Man: I give a shit around here. Look, I'm just saying, I'm not fucking next, all right? Y'all done reached your minority quota. That's fair.
The Atheist: This ...
See more »


Featured in FoundFlix: Circle (2015) (2020) See more »

User Reviews

Had a lot of promise, fell short

After reading the synopsis of this film prior to viewing it I thought "Aha! This will suit my penchant for sadistic thrillers." I was hoping for something similar to Cube and instead got a feature length study of human nature. This was fine. What was not fine was the so-so delivery of such an exciting premise. It was messy and just seemed to miss some key element. For a movie that was so dialogue heavy it was disappointing to have it not delve a little deeper. Also the voting system was a little confusing and haphazard which made the whole thing seem a little sluggish, rather than clean and fast paced. Despite these flaws, Circle did manage to hold my attention quite well and had me engaged with the characters at points, as each stereotype of society is represented and played with, however fleetingly. The plot twist at the end was not entirely shocking as it summed up the true nature of most humans quite accurately. I believe the crushing sense of disappointment I experienced after watching this film was at least partially intentional, and for that I give it credit.

110 of 150 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 279 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

16 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Circle See more »


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed