Truth or Dare Themed Movies
Wondering what movie to see? We have selected three flicks for you. The first two are classic slasher horror films, that will surely make you nervously squirm your seat. The third is for those of you who do not particularly enjoy horror movies. It is a critically acclaimed coming of age drama, with an essential Truth or Dare-scene somewhere in the middle.
You can also add a little twist to the game. When you decide to watch a disturbing horror movie, for example. Imagine playing Truth or Dare in a pitch-black room, having just watched a terrifying film. In front of you lies this epic list with the best truth or dare questions, or one with questions for couples and adults. The atmosphere is nervous, which is only enhanced by the creepy questions and the scary tasks you and your fellow players have to perform. Now that’s a whole new way to experience the game!
1. Truth or Dare (2018)
This supernatural slasher follows a group of teenagers, partying hard while on spring break. When they meet a mysterious stranger, they follow him to an ominous villa to play a game of Truth or Dare. So far, so good. They have a little fun and the next day all life returns to normal. Unfortunately, this period of innocent bliss doesn’t last long, because soon every member of the group is visited by a demonic presence that asks them the question: Truth or Dare? If they refuse to play, they die. But aren’t the tasks and questions of this cursed game just as lethal?
The movie was produced by the people who gave us ‘Get Out’, an excellent horror movie about slavery and interracial relationships. Truth or Dare is not as ambitious as this film: not in its theme, nor in its execution or screenplay. That said, it is still a thoroughly entertaining movie for the fans of the genre. It is fast-paced, it doesn’t waste time on useless dialogue, and there are plenty of scares and jump-out-of-your-seat-moments to enjoy. So don’t expect meaningful messages or profound psychological horror. Instead, appreciate it for what it is: an unpretentious flick for those who are in the mood for popcorn instead of caviar. You won’t be bored. Promise.
We rate this movie with a 3.5 out of 5. An entertaining thriller! 👌
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2. Nerve (2016)
In Nerve, a hard-working high school senior is tired of being so serious all the time. When her friends pressure her into playing the online game Nerve, she decided to sign up: just for the fun of it. The game turns out to be a sinister version of Truth or Dare, in which people participate as ‘players’ or ‘watchers’. As the game progresses, the players get addicted to the thrill of this dangerous competition with a stranger, who challenges them to take scarier, riskier, and more dangerous dares than the previous ones. If they succeed, they win money and popularity. But if they lose...
While Nerve certainly has its flaws, it is also a smart and inventive film about a very contemporary theme: the pressure to socially conform yourself in an online world. It is therefore perfect for teenagers and twentysomethings, who will surely recognize some of the questions and issues that are raised by this thriller. Apart from being thought-provoking, the movie also never loses its pace and energy. Plus, lead actors Emma Roberts and Dave Franco are genuinely convincing in their roles.
We rate this movie with a 4.0 out of 5. Fun, inspiring & energetic! 👌
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3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Ever felt like you didn’t belong? Well, if you’re a teenager, you probably feel that way a zillion times a day. So does Charlie (Logan Lerman), the lead protagonist of this charming and heartfelt adaptation of the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky. It is 1991 and Charlie is desperately trying to make it through high school. All while being tormented by shadows of his past and his own awkwardness. His luck turns when he is ‘adopted’ by the charismatic and somewhat flaky and extravagant, Patrick (Ezra Miller) and his lovely step-sister Sam (Emma Watson). But will Charlie ever come at peace with his inner demons?
From ‘Rebel without a cause’ to ‘The Breakfast Club’ or ‘American Beauty’: teenage angst is a grateful subject for the big screen. And The Perks of Being a Wallflower knows how to execute the theme with humor, melancholy, and many gripping scenes. Charlie experiences a lot of ‘firsts’ in the film. His first steps on a dance floor, his first taste of space cake, his first game of Truth or Dare, his first kiss and his first fights with the people who dragged him out of his state of self-isolation. The movie is a genuine rollercoaster of hilarious highs and emotional lows, all the while underscored by a fantastic soundtrack that consists of New Order, Sonic Youth and the Smiths. And, of course, David Bowie echoing ‘Heroes’ in that iconic tunnel scene. Because living through adolescence, doesn’t that make heroes of us all? If not for a little bit?
We rate this movie with a 4.5 out of 5. Unquestionably worth watching! 👌
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Finished watching? Start playing!
Now it’s time to experience this scary and hilarious game yourself! Invite your friends to come over for a highly entertaining game of Truth or Dare. We’ve collected over 1,000 embarrassing questions and fun tasks in our free Truth or Dare app. So you can start playing right away. Give it a try!
Fair Use Disclaimer: The poster images used in this review belong to the respective copyright holders. Universal Pictures (Truth or Dare 2018), Lionsgate (Nerve 2016), Summit Entertainment (The Perks of Being a Wallflower 2012).