Three people locked in a bunker, but only one of them knows for sure why they are there . This is one of the keys to 10 Cloverfield Street , the new and enigmatic production by JJ Abrams that hits theaters this weekend.

A film that has a very special relationship with Monstrous (Cloverfield) and that tells the story of three survivors locked in an underground bunker who do not know how long they will have to stay together… not even if they will be able to go outside one day.

There, in a handful of square meters, and while something goes around outside, a complex and tense relationship is forged between the owner of the shelter, Howard, the menacing character played by a huge John Goodman , and his “guests”: Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Emmet (John Gallagher Jr.).

But the disturbing Howard and his two “guests” are not the only ones who have spent almost an entire movie locked up between four walls.

Given the imminent arrival this weekend at the 10 Cloverfield Street billboard , we review another 10 movie bunkers .

Take Shelter (2011)John Goodman’s character in 10 Cloverfield Street is inevitably reminiscent of another great actor, Michael Shannon in Jeff Nichols’ acclaimed film . A psychological thriller with apocalyptic overtones that, in an indie key, delves us into the complex mind of Curtis, a family man from Ohio who, after suffering a series of shocking hallucinations, builds a bunker to lock up his family in the face of what he considers the imminent arrival of the Apocalypse.

The Downfall (2004)

But if we talk about movie bunkers, without a doubt, the most famous is the Führerbunker, the armored shelter where Hitler spent his last days at the Reich Chancellery in Berlin. One of the most enigmatic places of World War II that was perfectly reflected on the big screen in the multi-award-winning German film El Hundimiento.

Snowbreaker (2013)The South Korean genius Bong Joon-ho brought to the big screen the acclaimed graphic novel by Jean-Marc Rochette and Jacques Loeb that presents us with a bunker in the middle of nowhere… but in motion . This is the Snowpiercer (Snowbreaker), a train that travels the world driven by an eternal movement engine and in which the last survivors of a devastated planet take refuge.

The Divide (2011)

Also in a post-apocalyptic future, after a cataclysm that devastates all of New York, eight people sheltered in an anti-radiation bunker designed by a paranoid man – blessed paranoids when the Apocalypse arrives – must survive the horrors outside.

The Hole (2001)

There is no apocalypse in sight, but there are young people trapped in a bunker in this adaptation of Guy Burt’s novel and directed by Nick Hamm in which four posh kids from an elite British school end up trapped in an abandoned bomb shelter with dire consequences.

Cube (1997)Vincenzo Natali directed this puzzling story about six strangers who wake up trapped in an ever-changing armored maze full of traps in the late 1990s, and over the years it became a cult sci-fi title . A haunting film that spawned a whole saga of sequels and even a prequel.

The Bunker (1981)

We return to Nazi Germany to stop at this HBO production in which Anthony Hopkins himself plays a twilight Adolf Hitler in his last and insane days .

Panic Room (2002)

Turn a room in your house into a real bunker that is proof of everything and everyone. This is what Jodie Foster achieved in the fast-paced film directed by David Fincher in which she locked herself up with her daughter, a young -and hypoglycemic- Kristen Stewart, behind a steel door and four concrete walls to flee from the band of illustrious thieves formed, among others, by Forest Whitaker and a then almost anonymous Jared Leto.

The Evil Trap (2010)Not in a room, but in an elevator, the five protagonists of this film based on a story by M. Night Shyamalan are trapped . Little space for five strangers who will soon begin to experience phenomena of Satan himself during their forced confinement.

The Cabin (1972)

Yes it’s correct. He is by no means a bunker, but for good José Luis López Vázquez something very similar turned out in this cult piece that tells how a man gets trapped in a telephone booth without being able to get out. With a script by Antonio Mercero and José Luis Garci and direction by Mercero himself, this medium-length film reflects like few others the anguish and impotence of ordinary citizens locked up without explanation.