10 Best Movies Like ‘A Quiet Place: Day One’ | TheReviewGeek Recommends


A Quiet Place: Day One is the latest prequel to hit theatres, taking what made A Quiet Place so appealing with its dread-inducing atmosphere and throwing in new characters to confront a seemingly impossible challenge.

If you’ve finished watching this one and are looking for a similar movies, we’ve combed through the archives and saved you the hassle with our top 10 picks for alternate viewing.

As always let us know your favourites in the comments and which of these you’ve watched.

A Quiet Place (2018)

Speaking of A Quiet Place, the original makes sense to include here, becoming one of the most tense horrors to come in recent years. This movie plays with its sensory-specific premise with some genuinely unnerving segments and a solid screenplay.

The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where monsters roam free. Armed with ultra-sensitive hearing, the only way to survive is through keeping silent and creeping around the world. After a family tragedy, the Abbott family remain ever-vigilant against the threats outside. But are their days numbered?

Well written and with a sequel (and prequel), A Quiet Place is quietly on course to become a modern cultural hit.

Don't Breathe

Don’t Breathe (2016)

Don’t Breathe follows a group of friends who break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re wrong, oh so wrong! The man proves to be a dangerous adversary who uses his blindness as a powerful advantage, causing a game of cat and mouse to ensue.

Don’t Breathe features characters that must rely on their other senses to survive, with the respective main characters in both films forced into situations where their senses are a liability. This one should definitely whet the appetite.

Panic Room (2002)

Panic Room is a well-acted thriller and arguably one of the more prolific home invasion movies out there.

The story here centers on a divorced woman called Meg Altman and her diabetic daughter. After purchasing their new house, the pair find themselves forced to seek refuge in the house’s safe room when three men break in, searching for a missing fortune.

Well written and beautifully shot, a slightly polarizing ending shouldn’t dissuade you from checking this one out.

It Comes at Night (2017)

It Comes At Night is certainly a polarizing movie, with a story that you’ll either love or hate. However, the movie undeniably has a creepy atmosphere that will keep you gripped until the very end.

The story is one that plays on ideas of isolation and paranoia, centering around a man who establishes a domestic order with his wife and son. When a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge, a tense and claustrophobic drama unfolds.

It won’t be for everyone but for those taken to the story, there should be enough to like here.

The Descent (2005)

The Descent is a fantastic horror about a group of friends who go on a caving expedition and become trapped. They soon discover they’re not alone, as they are hunted by flesh-eating humanoids.

What The Descent lacks in outright spooks and crazy gore, it more than makes up for that with great use of its camera work to heighten that feel of claustrophobia. Honestly, if anyone has a fear of tight spaces, this film will absolutely exploit that.

Both films also feature strong female characters who must fight for their survival, alongside a rising wave of growing sense of dread and terror.

The Invisible Man (2020)

The Invisible Man was one of the biggest surprises when it released in 2020. It centers around Cecilia, who believes she is being stalked and tormented by her abusive ex-boyfriend, even after his apparent suicide. He manages to convince those around her that she’s delusional, but Cecilia is certain that she is not alone.

While The Invisible Man is more of a psychological thriller, it shares A Quiet Place’s idea of an unseen threat lurking around the corner. There’s a good deal of suspense built around this idea of an invisible force, pushing their respective protagonists to the absolute limit.

Pitch Black (2000)

In Pitch Black, a spacecraft crash-lands on a sun-scorched planet. The surviving crew members find themselves in a world of darkness, hunted by alien predators that only come out in the dark. Among the survivors is dangerous convict Riddick, played by Vin Diesel, who turns out to be their best hope for survival.

Both films feature crews stranded in hostile environments facing murderous alien creatures. Furthermore, the use of the dark and the unseen builds in their respective suspense and horror, along with a strong, central protagonist who emerges as a leader.

Signs (2002)

Signs is definitely a polarizing M. Night Shyamalan option, with many torn between liking and loathing this one. However, its undeniably creepy and similar in its atmosphere and design.

The story revolves around a widowed former reverend living with his children and brother on a Pennsylvanian farm. When they find mysterious crop circles, everything starts to come undone, leading to a pretty suspenseful horror experience.

Bird Box (2018)

Alright, this one may be a little controversial to choose given the film is rather subjective in quality, but it’s undeniably similar.

For those unaware, Bird Box is based on the book sporting the same name. As news reports come in of mass hysteria worldwide, the story picks up with expectant Mum Malorie caught in worldwide panic. Malorie scrambles for refuge at a nearby house with a ragtag group of survivors. With the blinds drawn and the lights off, the group try to wait out the storm of panic. The thing is, none of them know what they’re up against and it breeds a claustrophobic and suspenseful thriller to ensue.

Be aware though, this one that isn’t as strong as others on this list, despite its massive similarities.

Infested (2023)

Infested is a French horror and easily an underrated gem in this field. The story centers on Kaleb, a young entrepreneur who’s into exotic pets. He scores a deal on a super poisonous spider through his contacts and brings it home, stashing it in an old shoebox. Unfortunately, the spider escapes and as a result, the apartment complex becomes overrun with spiders.

 The situation gets so out of hand that the cops have to step in, shutting down the building. Now the residents are stuck facing a spider invasion with nowhere to run.

Creepy, skin-crawling and packed with horrific imagery (especially if you have Arachnophobia), Infested is one film you definitely shouldn’t pass on.

There we have it, our list of best movies that are similar to A Quiet Place: Day One. What do you think about our picks? Did one of your favourites make the list? Let us know in the comments below!

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