What movies to watch if you liked “The Squid Game”

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What movies to watch if you liked “The Squid Game”

October 8, 2021

Likbez Kino

“Claustrophobes”, “I’m going to look”, “Royal Battle” and other pictures will make you empathize with the characters every second.
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Linda Zhuravleva

Lifehacker Film Critic

What movies to watch if you liked


1. Experiment “Office”

The Belko Experiment

  • USA, 2017.
  • Horror, thriller.
  • Duration: 88 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6.1.
Shot from the film “Experiment” Office “”

The next working day in the international corporation “Belko” begins very strangely. All doors and windows are blocked, and a mysterious voice over the speakers announces to the employees that they will not leave the building until each one has killed two of his colleagues.

At first, the request looks like a stupid joke. But later it turns out that exploding chips are built into the workers, and the only chance to survive yourself is to kill others.

The film was directed by Australian Greg McLean, but the idea itself belongs to screenwriter James Gunn, the author of Guardians of the Galaxy. They came out with a caustic and well-thought-out comedic horror about what people are ready to go to when they are locked in the same room with each other. But we warn you right away: there are a lot of violent scenes here.

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2. Akimbo guns

Guns Akimbo

  • New Zealand, UK, Germany, 2019.
  • Action, thriller, comedy.
  • Duration: 98 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6.3.

An ordinary video game developer, Miles lives a very boring life, so he goes online in the evenings to troll people. One day, he inadvertently manages to piss off a gang of scumbags who are arranging an online survival show. The poor fellow is tightly nailed to the weapon to his hands and given a choice: either he will kill an invincible rival named Nyx, or he will die.

Daniel Radcliffe is usually remembered for the Harry Potter films. Although over the past 10 years, he has played all sorts of crazy roles: a guy who grows horns, a hunchback, a skinhead, and even a corpse. It seems that the actor specifically chooses strange projects that are as different as possible from the one that made him famous.

“Akimbo guns” just fit well into this series. The film makes fun of the brutality of social networks, although you can’t call it a serious satire: most of the running time here is taken up by gunfights and chases.

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3. Claustrophobic

escape room

  • USA, South Africa, 2019.
  • Thriller.
  • Duration: 99 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6.4.


Six strangers receive an invitation to participate in an innovative quest. The winner is promised an impressive cash prize. But in an abandoned building converted into a game, the heroes realize that they have fallen into a trap.

Adam Robitel’s film was a real hit, breaking its budget tenfold. It is ideal for those who want to watch a tense thriller about survival in a confined space, but at the same time are afraid of scenes of violence. So, unlike the classic “Cube” and “Saw”, here even the death of the characters is not particularly savored.

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4. Hunting

The Hunt

  • USA, Japan, 2019.
  • Action, comedy, thriller.
  • Duration: 90 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6.5.
Shot from the film “The Hunt”

The progressive liberal elite decides to prey on poorly educated Americans from the outback with conservative views. But unexpectedly for the whole company, one of the victims gives a rather tough rebuff.

The dynamic and bloody film by Craig Zobel was at the center of the scandal even before the release. Especially the picture pissed off former President Donald Trump, who saw this vitriolic political satire as a mockery of the American people.

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5. I’m going to look

Ready or not

  • USA, Canada, 2019.
  • Thriller, comedy, horror.
  • Duration: 95 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6.9.

Beauty Grace is preparing to marry Alex, the heir to an extremely wealthy family. Each new member of the family is obliged to play the game, which is determined by lot. The heroine gets a seemingly harmless fun – hide and seek. But the stakes are very high – her own life.

Directors Matthew Bettinelli and Tyler Gillett managed to combine brutal slasher and black comedy in one film. This is the perfect picture for those who are looking for a balance of humor and cruelty in cinema. Also, the tape is worth watching for all fans of the beautiful Samara Weaving.

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6. The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

  • USA, 2012.
  • Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Adventure.
  • Duration: 142 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7.2.
Frame from the film “The Hunger Games”

In the future, for the sake of entertainment, people annually arrange a fierce competition for survival. The unwitting participants in this show called “The Hunger Games” are a young girl, Katniss Everdeen, and Pete, who has long been in love with her. They have to make every effort not to die in the struggle against each other.

A teenage dystopia based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins became one of the main film events of the 2010s. After the first film, three more sequels were released, and Jennifer Lawrence, thanks to the role of Katniss, gained worldwide fame.

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7. Cube


  • Canada, 1997
  • Fantasy, thriller, horror.
  • Duration: 90 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7.2.

A group of strangers is trying to survive in unusual circumstances. It all starts with the fact that the heroes come to their senses in an empty cubic room. Each of its faces is equipped with a hatch that leads to another similar room. To get to the next, you need to choose …






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