If You Like A Quiet Place, You Might Like These Movies

2018.07.26
If You Like A Quiet Place, You Might Like These Movies
Ed.'s List
Lash
by Lash
If You Like A Quiet Place, You Might Like These Movies

It’s a horror movie like no other. In A Quiet PlaceJohn Krasinski not only brought terror to the confines of his home, he injects an added level of fear, by having the monsters in the film triggered by the one things we can’t do without every day- making sounds.

A Quiet Place

Paired with real-life wife Emily Blunt, Krasinsk brings us on a terrifying end-of-world journey into a time where monsters hunt by sounds, and your family is fighting to survive it on your own. If you’ve seen A Quiet Place and is in love with the concept, here are some movies that might be right up your alley.

If you like horror movies confined to a tiny space like your home, you’d like…

The Conjuring

The Conjuring (2013). There’s no horror premise scarier than one that’s happening in your own home. And you have no power to stop it. This was exactly what made The Conjuring such a hit when it first came out in 2013. Based loosely on true events, it follows paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren’s (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) efforts in helping a family rid of a sinister presence in their home. It starts with strange sounds, things hiding in closets, and children being grabbed, before escalating to more terrifying acts. You might experience a couple of sleepless nights after watching this.

If you absolutely adore Emily Blunt, you'll like…

Sicario

Sicario (2015). Since Emily Blunt made a splash with her breakout role in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), her star has been shining brighter and brighter. Later this year, she will take on Mary Poppins, a role made famous by the great Julie Andrews. Meanwhile, you can watch her in Sicario, where she plays Kate Macer, an FBI Critical Incident Response Group Agent who’s tasked to assist in the escalating war against the drug cartels at the Mexican border. Led by a consultant played by Benicio Del Toro, Blunt’s Kate sets out on a clandestine journey that’s gripping, gritty and gruesome. Blunt’s acting was praised by The Guardian, with critic Peter Bradshaw commenting that she "brazens out any possible absurdity with great acting focus and front".

If you like end-of-world disaster movies that features a desolate, dystopian world,  you’d like…

Z for Zachariah

Z for Zachariah (2015). A Quiet Place focuses on the struggle and dynamics of a family facing an end-of-world threat. It’s intense because there’re so many unknown factors, and your vision of what’s happening is as wide as the family’s situation in the movie. This adds a thick layer of suspense and mystery that keep you wondering. Starring only Margot Robbie, Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor, Z for Zachariah is a post-apocalyptic tale of three last known survivors in the world trying to survive. The story focuses on the dynamics of three strangers after a nuclear disaster, like their shifting relationships and how they must learn to survive. Sure, there’s no monster chasing them, but stuck in a lonely world cut from any sort of communications, the movie explores relationships among people during a survival situation, and if they should follow their head or heart.

If you love to see actual celebrity couples acting as couples on the big screen, you’d like…

EYES WIDE SHUT

Eyes Wide Shut (1999). Krasinsk and Blunt are hardly the first real-life husband and wife who acted together. The appeal of seeing a celebrity couple collaborating on the big screen is to see real sparks fly onscreen, and how they bring a level of realism into their characters. And no other couple does it better than Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. They played a couple who fall in love in Days of Thunder (1990) before they got married, and a loving couple in Far and Away (1992) after they married. Then they play a married couple facing some marital issues in Eyes Wide Shut (1999). The erotic thriller, directed by the late Stanley Kubrick, takes us on a strange journey of sexual and moral discovery.

If you prefer movies with very little dialogue, you’d like…

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). A Quiet Place builds tension with its lack of dialogue. It makes you think something is going to jump out of the woodwork, and sound effects add to that anticipation. If you prefer less dialogue and want to focus more on visuals, then Kubrick’s sci-fi adventure film is your film. 2001: A Space Odyssey follows a voyage to the planet Jupiter with a sentient computer named HAL, after the discovery of a mysterious black monolith that affects human evolution. It was a movie ahead of its time, exploring themes on existentialism, Artificial Intelligence and extra-terrestrial life. Although the film is 142 minutes long, the first dialogue only kicks in 25 minutes into the movie, and there’s also no dialogue in the last 23 minutes of the film. Including other silent moments in the film, there are around 88 minutes without dialogue in the movie.