In a time where we’re all easily distracted, Bad Times at the El Royale effortlessly manages to capture our full and very undivided attention. With no shortage of mystery, secrets and dangerous deceit – it has everything and more that’s required for a great thriller.
If you’re here, we’re guessing you enjoyed it quite a bit! Whether you liked the chest pounding suspense, the setting of one location or its fantastic plot – don’t worry we’ve got you covered. Check out our handpicked list below for 7 incredible movies like Bad Times at the El Royale.
Our 7 recommended movies like Bad Times at the El Royale:
- The Hateful Eight
- The Cabin in the Woods
- Murder on the Orient Express
- Reservoir Dogs
- Knives Out
- The Usual Suspects
1. The Hateful Eight
Kicking off our list of movies just like Bad Times at the El Royale (Bad Times), we have Quentin Tarantino’s – The Hateful Eight. Call it a homage, imitation or pure inspiration – there’s no doubt that Bad Times feels incredibly like The Hateful Eight.
With the same undertones of violence threatening to shatter through the surface, we’re confident that if you liked Bad Times then you’ll love The Hateful Eight. Similarly situated under the setting of one location, there’s more than enough twists and turns to get your blood pumping. If you haven’t seen it already then look no further, you’re in for a treat!
2. The Cabin in the Woods
Next up on our list we have The Cabin in the Woods. If you’re looking for more murder, mystery and intrigue then this could be the perfect choice for you. With the added bonus of another Chris Hemsworth performance to admire, Cabin in the Woods will give you flashes of Bad Times but with a little more humor sprinkled in. While there are a number of worthy movies on this list, we’d definitely recommend you to find time at some point to dig into this one.
3. Murder on the Orient Express
Moving along, we’ve included the Kenneth Branagh movie – Murder on the Orient Express (2017). We’re tempted to say ignore the trailer on this one because it really doesn’t do the movie justice.
Although it has a much different style than Bad Times, it shares the same elements of strangers who randomly come together only to find something that connects them all. Featuring the legendary fictional detective, Poirot, if you’re a huge fan of murder mysteries then we’re sure this has plenty on offer for you to enjoy.
Perhaps the most underrated movie on our list, we have Identity. While it didn’t set any box office records, it’s become something of a cult classic for a reason – it’s incredibly good. If you’re particularly looking for something that offers an abundance of spine tingling moments and more twists and turns than you can keep up with then look no further. Settle in, turn off the lights and prepare yourself for some serious goosebumps.
5. Reservoir Dogs
While we have already have one Tarantino movie on our list, we simply couldn’t resist adding another. Featuring at number 5 – we have Reservoir Dogs. You’ve most likely already seen it before, but that doesn’t change how irresistibly good it is!
Another great pairing with Bad Times, this movie may seem more frenetic at times but its jarring violence and rigorous plot will feel very familiar. Our personal favorite Tarantino movie, it only gets better every time you watch it.
6. Knives Out
Continuing on, we have Rhian Johnson’s – Knives Out. Perhaps the wildcard entry on our list, this Whodunit movie is immensely entertaining. While it doesn’t provide the same level of thrills as Bad Royale, this rollercoaster ride will definitely have you on the edge of your seat. If you made it this far and still haven’t settled upon anything you fancy, you’ll be hard pressed to ignore this fantastic movie. Check out the trailer, it has more than enough to pull you in and wanting more.
7. The Usual Suspects
And wrapping up our list with a masterpiece, we have The Usual Suspects. Bad Times definitely reminded us of this one at times. Another thriller – this Oscar winner really needs no introduction! Clever, ambiguous and with plenty of twists and turns to try to keep up with, there’s never a bad time to sit down and watch The Usual Suspects.
And that’s all we have! Hopefully you found something on this list to enjoy next! Check out some of our other articles if you’re looking for more, handpicked, great movie recommendations.