Earlier today TasteofCinema tweeted a question that many of us have contemplated: “What’s the best movie you’ve ever seen that takes place in a single location?”

HE reply: Obviously and incontestably there are two films at the top of the list — Alfred Hitchcock‘s Lifeboat (’44) and Sidney Lumet‘s 12 Angry Men (’57). No other single-location films are anywhere near as good, and that includes Louis Malle‘s My Dinner with Andre (’81) and Hitchcock’s Rope (’48).