List of films featuring home invasions

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The Lonely Villa (1909), a silent short film featuring a home invasion.
In Suddenly (1954), Frank Sinatra plays an assassin who takes over a family's home as a venue to target the President of the United States.

There is a body of films that feature home invasions. Paula Marantz Cohen says, "Such films reflect an increased fear of the erosion of distinctions between private and public space... These films also reflect a sense that the outside world is more dangerous and unpredictable than ever before."[1] Home invasion films are commonly thrillers and horror films.[2] The home invasion subgenre goes as far back as D. W. Griffith's 1909 film The Lonely Villa.[3]

List of films[edit]

Film Year Ref.
36 Ghante 1974 [4]
388 Arletta Avenue 2011 [5]
3615 code Père Noël 1989 [6]
Absurd (Italian: Rosso Sangue) 1981 [7]
Aggression Scale, TheThe Aggression Scale 2012 [8]
Alone in the Dark 1982 [9]
The Anderson Tapes 1971 [10]
Angst 1983 [11]
Bad Influence 1990 [12]
The Bat 1959 [13]
Black Christmas 1974 [2]
Black Christmas 2006 [2]
Blind Alley 1939 [12]
Blue Steel 1990 [12]
Bone 1972 [14]
Cable Guy, TheThe Cable Guy 1996 [15]
Call, TheThe Call 2013 [16]
Cape Fear 1962 [17]
Cape Fear 1991 [17]
Cherry Tree Lane 2010 [18]
Clockwork Orange, AA Clockwork Orange 1971 [1]
Collector, TheThe Collector 2009 [19]
Corruption 1968 [20]
Count the Hours 1953 [21]
Creep 2014 [22]
Cul-de-sac 1966 [23]
Dark Hours, TheThe Dark Hours 2005 [1]
Deadfall 2012 [24]
Deadly Virtues 2014 [25]
Death Game 1977 [26]
Death Weekend 1976 [11]
Death Wish 1974 [27]
Death Wish II 1982 [28]
Demon Seed 1977 [29]
Desperate Hours, TheThe Desperate Hours 1955 [30]
Desperate Hours 1990 [31]
Devil in a Blue Dress 1995 [32]
Dial M for Murder 1954 [2]
Disorder 2015 [33]
Don't Breathe 2016 [34]
Dream Lover 1993 [12]
The Dress 1996 [35]
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 [36]
Edukators, TheThe Edukators (German: Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei) 2004 [37]
Emelie 2015 [38]
Eye for an Eye 1996 [39]
Farmer's Daughters 1973 [40]
Fatal Attraction 1987 [41]
Fear 1996 [2]
Fear Inside, TheThe Fear Inside 1992 [11]
Fight for Your Life 1977 [42]
Firewall 2006 [19]
Five Minutes to Live 1961 [43]
Funny Games 1997 [1]
Funny Games 2008 [1]
Hand That Rocks the Cradle, TheThe Hand That Rocks the Cradle 1992 [41]
Hangman 2015 [44]
Hate Crime 2012 [45]
Hellions 2015 [46]
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 1990 [47]
He Ran All the Way 1951 [30]
Hider in the House 1989 [2]
High Tension 2003 [48]
Home Alone[nb 1] 1990 [48]
Hostage 2005 [50]
House on the Edge of the Park, TheThe House on the Edge of the Park 1980 [11]
Hush 2016 [51]
If I Die Before I Wake 1998 [11]
In Cold Blood 1967 [52]
Inside (French: À l'intérieur) 2007 [1]
In Their Skin 2012 [53]
Intruder 2016 [54]
Intruders (Alternate Title: Shut In) 2015 [55]
I Spit on Your Grave 1978 [56]
John Wick 2014 [57]
Keep Watching 2017 [58]
Key Largo 1948 [59]
Kidnapped (Spanish: Secuestrados) 2010 [60]
Kitten with a Whip 1964 [12]
Knock Knock 2015 [61]
Kristy 2014 [54]
Lady in a Cage 1964 [31]
Lady Stay Dead 1981 [62]
Lakeview Terrace 2008 [19]
Last House on Dead End Street 1977 [42]
Last House on the Left, TheThe Last House on the Left 1972 [48]
Last House on the Left, TheThe Last House on the Left 2009 [19]
Law Abiding Citizen 2009 [63]
The Lonely Villa 1909 [3]
Malice 1993 [12]
Man Bites Dog (French: C'est arrivé près de chez vous) 1992 [64]
Manhunter 1986 [65]
Martyrs 2008 [19]
Martyrs 2016 [66]
Mercy 2016 [46]
Mischief Night 2013 [56]
Mother's Day 2010 [67]
The Neighbor 1993 [12]
The Night God Screamed 1971 [12]
Night Holds Terror, TheThe Night Holds Terror 1955 [68]
No Good Deed 2014 [69]
Obsessed 2009 [70]
Of Unknown Origin 1983 [71]
Outlaws and Angels 2016 [72]
Pacific Heights 1990 [41]
Panic Room 2002 [31]
Penthouse, TheThe Penthouse 1967 [73]
People Under the Stairs, TheThe People Under the Stairs 1991 [2]
The Perfect Guy 2015 [74]
Play Misty for Me 1971 [75]
The Plumber 1979 [76]
Purge, TheThe Purge 2013 [77]
Red Dragon 2002 [22]
Ref, TheThe Ref 1994 [19]
Restraint 2008 [78]
Rolling Thunder 1977 [79]
Romper Stomper 1992 [80]
Scream 1996 [39]
See No Evil 1971 [34]
The Silent House 2010 [81]
Silent House 2011 [82]
Single White Female 1992 [41]
Skyfall 2012 [83]
Sleep Tight 2011 [84]
Sorry, Wrong Number 1948 [2]
Southbound 2015 [85]
Spiderwick Chronicles, TheThe Spiderwick Chronicles 2008 [86]
The Stepfather 1987 [12]
The Strangers 2008 [87]
Straw Dogs 1971 [88]
Straw Dogs 2011 [19]
Suddenly 1954 [89]
Supremacy 2014 [90]
Suspense 1913 [91]
Sweet Savior 1971 [12]
Swimfan 2002 [92]
Them (French: Ils) 2006 [1]
Tiger House 2015 [93]
Torso 1973 [94]
The Town That Dreaded Sundown 1976 [95]
Trespass 2011 [19]
Unbreakable 2000 [96]
The Uninvited Guest 2004 [97]
Unlawful Entry 1992 [19]
Vigilante 1983 [98]
Visiting Hours 1982 [99]
Wait Until Dark 1967 [31]
When a Stranger Calls 1979 [59]
When a Stranger Calls 2006 [100]
When a Stranger Calls Back 1993 [84]
White Settlers (Alternate Title: The Blood Lands) 2014 [101]
You're Next 2013 [77]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The family film lampoons the element of home invasion, which is more common in thriller films.[49]

References[edit]

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