10 Movies Similar to “Nerve”

Having appeared on the screens, “Nerv” quickly acquired a lot of fans, and the reasons for success are quite obvious: an interesting and tense plot, an extraordinary story of the main characters, and an unpredictable ending. In the story, the shy girl V succumbs to the persuasion of her friends and becomes a member of a popular online game. Users are invited to perform tasks of varying complexity, receiving money for this. Once V realizes that the rules have become too cruel, but it is no longer possible to refuse to participate.

If you’re looking for films like Nerve, where the real life of the characters becomes an inseparable part of a sophisticated game for a while, then we suggest that you familiarize yourself with this list.

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13 assignments (2006)

Puchit is going through not the best period in his life. He just broke up with a girl, lost his job and does not know how to pay off his debts. Suddenly, tempting prospects open up before him: someone offers to complete certain tasks and receive a substantial monetary reward for them. The guy copes with the first tasks without difficulty, but the subsequent ones require considerable moral costs.

In both films, the plot focuses on the characters who get involved in a dangerous quest that involves the completion of certain tasks. Gradually, the difficulty level becomes deadly.

Original Title:
13 game sayawng

Cast:
Chryssada Terrence, Achita Sikamana, Sarunyu Wongkrachang

Country:
Thailand

Age limit:
16+

Cellular (2004)

Jessica is a kidnap victim. The bandits locked her in the attic and broke her cell phone so that she could not contact anyone. Examining the crumpled phone, the woman notices that it can still pick up a signal, although it works with interference. She dials the first number she comes across and hears the voice of a stranger who introduces himself as Ryan. The heroine does not know where she is, and how much more she can talk, but one thing is clear – she needs help.

The film is similar to Nerve in that the key character tries to help himself and others avoid huge problems. He has to act in a race against time and solve complex puzzles, risking his life and not knowing how everything will end.

Original title:
Cellular

Starring:
Kim Basinger, Chris Evans, Jason Statham

Country:
USA, Germany

Age limit:
16+

Truth or Dare (2018)

Several friends are vacationing in Mexico. They plan to spend the final evening of the vacation at a local bar. A girl from the company, Olivia, draws the attention of a certain Carter. Sitting down with the travelers, he calls them for a walk around the neighborhood. The heroes find themselves on the territory of an old church, and then Carter offers them an intriguing game.

10 Movies Similar to Truth or Dare

In each film, events are built around the gameplay, the stakes in which are skyrocketing and turn out to be too high. In both cases, entertainment, which seemed like an innocent prank, turns into a real nightmare for the company.

Original title:
Truth or Dare

Cast:
Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violet Bean 

Country:
USA

Age limit:
16+

Judgment night. Beginning (2018)

Unemployment and crime rates are rapidly rising in the country, so the government is concerned about how to solve this problem. A new party comes to power, proposing a rather unexpected experiment: to allow the inhabitants of one of the cities to do any atrocities for one night of the year without fear of being punished for them.

Fans of films like “Nerve” will love a story in which the main character, like V, is desperately trying to survive in the current conditions. At the same time, those around are embraced by a kind of entertainment with cruel rules, and very few of them try to resist. In both pictures, the organizers of the action are remotely watching the general madness.

Original title:
The First Purge

Starring:
Y’lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade

Country:
USA

Age limit:
18+

Game (1997)

Successful businessman Nicholas Van Orton feels tired and apathetic. He has long been accustomed to keeping everything under control, without the opportunity to relax, and this depresses him. The brother of the protagonist gives him an unusual gift, promising that he will finally be able to survive the thrill. A businessman comes to a corporation that offers a certain “Game”, but soon realizes that this is a pointless undertaking, and decides to forget about it.

Nicholas, like V, wanted to experience new emotions himself and became interested in a tempting toy. Both heroes at first do not understand the seriousness of what is happening, but gradually become horrified by their choice.

Original title:
The Game

Starring:
Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger

Country:
USA

Age limit:
16+

Jumanji (1995)

Alan Parrish catches the eye of a Jumanji game. Not knowing about its incredible magical properties, the hero is transported to the world of the wild jungle. In this game universe, he has to live for many years until the toy falls into the hands of two unsuspecting guys. They accidentally break the spell, and the grown-up Parrish finds himself back in the real world.

The film is similar to Nerve (2016) in that several characters are forced to abide by the rules of a dangerous toy, while dreaming not only of getting out of it, but of destroying it altogether.

Original title:
Jumanji

Cast:
Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst

Country:
USA

Age limit:
6+

Banned Reception (2011)

Middle of the twentieth century. A young girl who has become a victim of the tyranny of her cruel stepfather finds herself in a mental hospital. One day, she realizes that she will leave this gloomy place only when she passes through a complex and mysterious labyrinth, well, along the way of which it is necessary to get five important items.

The heroines of both films crave liberation, and for this they will have to overcome several difficult levels, performing dangerous tasks.

Original title:
Sucker Punch

Starring:
Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone

Country:
USA, Canada

Age limit:
12+

The Hunger Games (2012)

Near future. Very despotic leaders were in power, annually holding a deadly competition, which is watched by the entire population. The lot determines several participants, but only one of them can survive, using ingenuity and the necessary skills. Young Katniss turns out to be another participant in terrible competitions.

The film is in many ways similar to “Nerve”: the life of the key characters turns into a competition, which thousands of viewers watch through the screens. Both girls have to face mortal danger and become the favorites of the public. Each picture unfolds a love line between the two most successful players.

Original title:
The Hunger Games

Starring:
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth 

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.2

Age restrictions:
12+

Unknown (2011)

After becoming a victim of a car accident, Dr. Martin Harry plunges into an unconscious state. Having come to his senses, he realizes that those around him cannot remember him, and this terrible fate did not bypass even his wife. For some reason, everyone is sure that Martin Harry is another person, and the “imposter” willingly confirms this.

Both films are characterized by dynamic plot. In order to regain their former life and get out of the deadly trap, the characters have to go to insane actions.

Original title:
Unknown

Cast: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones

Country:
UK, Germany, France, USA

Age limit:
16+

13 sins (2014)

Elliot, a humble social worker, is struggling to pay off his debts. One day he gets the opportunity to rectify the situation: he is offered to participate in a television show. According to the conditions, it is necessary to complete certain tasks, even if they seem strange.

Another movie like Nerva, about a character who agrees to an unusual quest and realizes that it leads to frightening consequences.

Original title:
13 Sins

Starring:
Mark Webber, Rutina Wesley, Devon Grie 

Country:
USA

Age limit:
16+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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