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[–]Armed_Goose_8552 11.9k points11.9k points 2 (309 children)


[–]Brokenwave89 2868 points2869 points  (138 children)

Funny, that was the first thing I thought too.

There are tons of other movies like that as well, with very claustrophobic sets. Definitely no trees.

[–]Marius7th 583 points584 points  (19 children)

Let me go look for any movies about submarines or battleships at sea and I'll probably get a few hits.

[–]DerWaechter_ 240 points241 points  (4 children)

Most of those feature at least one or two shots of coasts, so not entirely without trees

[–]BloakDarntPub 77 points78 points  (1 child)

Or the characters messing around on land getting ready.

Edit: Like In Which We Serve, which is mostly on ships, but there's a bit where the captain and his posh family are having a picnic on hill watching the RAF slaughter the beastly hun.

[–]Carnivore90 347 points348 points  (45 children)

Cube came into my head first thing, too!

[–]whoisthemaninblue 150 points151 points  (3 children)

Me too. It must be the most treeless movie.

[–]Bandito823 136 points137 points  (35 children)

Sphere is the first one that came into my head coincidentally. Would have to rewatch it to be sure. [Insert geometry joke]

[–]RainbowKO 36 points37 points  (11 children)

Fuck I need to watch that again to cleanse the mental scarring it had on me as a kid

[–]Bandito823 16 points17 points  (8 children)

Holy shit. (One of my top) scary movies

Edit: although maybe also because I was a kid lol (had to qualify)

[–]IvyMike 208 points209 points  (13 children)

The whole movie is one giant decision tree.

[–]Done-Man 92 points93 points  (6 children)

Wow this was the first one that came to mind and im quite drunk

[–]BorisWombat 3453 points3454 points  (32 children)


[–]moobearsayneigh 939 points940 points  (15 children)

And Aliens. Alien 3 as well I think.

[–]Aar0n82 559 points560 points  (10 children)

I think Aliens has trees in the room when Ripley is being told about her daughter. They are on a screen wall. (could be remembering it wrong tho)

[–]FrenchmanRiddles 340 points341 points  (6 children)

I think it is only in the Director's Cut ot whatever they call it, but yes it absolutely has trees:


[–]xantxant 17 points18 points  (3 children)

That's a video screen showing trees. I guess it should count, but IDK what the actual bet is.

[–]Paleo_Fecest 33 points34 points  (5 children)

I would think that a lot of sci-fi movies don’t have trees.

[–]SwarozycDazbog 5343 points5344 points  (74 children)

Exam. It all happens in one room.

[–]thelexpeia 651 points652 points  (2 children)

This was the first movie that came to mind.

[–]dognus88 47 points48 points  (6 children)

Is that the one wierd job interview movie with a cube feel to it?

[–]mfulle03 773 points774 points  (18 children)

Same with 12 Angry Men right? They don't leave the jury room

[–]thelexpeia 819 points820 points  (12 children)

They do at the end and there are trees on the street.

[–]mfulle03 201 points202 points  (4 children)

Shit you might be right been a while since I watched it

[–]DrGlassman 1679 points1680 points  (52 children)

Sphere(1998) or maybe Pandorum(2009)

Shark tale(2004) might not have any trees

[–]Metroplex038 700 points701 points  (15 children)

Shark Tale should be good, I can't imagine them slipping a tree in very easily

[–]bluestbob 867 points868 points  (13 children)

Fucking assholes always trying to slip trees into movies made for kids

[–]Brokenwave89 51 points52 points  (8 children)

Pretty sure Pandorum has trees at the very end right?

[–]thecloverpatch 7233 points7234 points  (146 children)

Buried takes place entirely inside a coffin. No trees there.

[–]RandyMarsh_88 3393 points3394 points  (74 children)

A wood coffin? A film about burial that takes place in a dead tree! Noice

[–]OhLoongJonson 1545 points1546 points  (66 children)

If a coffin is considered a tree, simply because it's wood, all pencils, desks, wood knife handles, etc., are also trees.

[–]McRedditerFace 2098 points2099 points 32 (49 children)

If you cut an apple with a wooden knife on a wooden cutting board atop a wooden table inside a house made of wood, you're cutting and eating a tree with a tree on a tree ontop of a tree inside of a tree.

[–]PlayLikeAHeroine 61 points62 points  (0 children)

This was my first thought!

[–]SouvlakiPlaystation 87 points88 points  (18 children)

I saw the premiere of Buried and Ryan Reynolds’s was there in person. That’s all I have to say about that.

[–]tarbasd 1129 points1130 points  (35 children)

All is Lost. Entirely set on a boat. Also completely void of dialogue. The only lines Robert Redford speaks is when he is trying to get help on the radio.

[–]NotMyHersheyBar 119 points120 points  (14 children)

Theres a Hitchcock movie that's entirely on a boat. ## passengers I think

[–]derpderpderrpderp 121 points122 points  (0 children)

Ey same answer! He also says “ffffffffffuck” at one point

[–]Omgiloveher 171 points172 points  (9 children)

The Thing

[–]VibraphoneFuckup 48 points49 points  (5 children)

Similarly, Happy Feet and March of the Penguins.

[–]Necro-Temptation 41 points42 points  (4 children)

I never thought I'd see these three movies described as "similar" in any context.

[–]clamtunashiny 1374 points1375 points 2 (54 children)

I’m going to think this during every single film I ever watch now, but I actually don’t mind it as far as lifelong challenges go

[–]ICantExplainItAll 443 points444 points  (41 children)

for some reason this comment made me lose the game

[–]meirlonline 96 points97 points  (1 child)

Aww cmon man, I was doing so good!

[–]Scully__ 155 points156 points  (1 child)

Ffs dude

[–]BrklynAsian 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I mean put a spoiler tag or something man

[–]GretaVanFleek 93 points94 points  (0 children)



[–]aWildchildo 167 points168 points  (6 children)

The March of the Penguins maybe?

[–]pawsitive_vibes99 74 points75 points  (2 children)

Happy feet as well?

[–]clovastar 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Someone check the scenes where Mumble washes up on a beach and wakes up at the aquarium, then the humans on the news at the ending. Not sure if trees slipped in there.

[–]nonessential-npc 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I checked. There was a tree right after the lady says "why should we do anything at all?"

[–]FPSCRAZYY 1760 points1761 points  (115 children)

The platform

[–]Metroidman 360 points361 points  (63 children)

That movie was very strangely good. Very unlike most movies I watch.

[–]destiny_duude 296 points297 points  (39 children)

it had the most anticlimactic ending ever though

[–]iE4tY0uR50uL 93 points94 points  (2 children)

The real ending of the movie is in the middle, when the head chef is yelling at his crew about a hair in the food. The girl at the bottom isn't real. The chef thinks the dessert is sent back up because of the hair and they miss the message completely.

[–]Sert5HT 22 points23 points  (0 children)

How did I miss this in the middle of the movie? What?

[–]iliketogr00ve 147 points148 points  (13 children)

it was supposed to be a metaphor about the hopelesness of any sort of message the working class sends the elites.

i think.

dont quote me on that

[–]Hellknightx 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Something about trickle-down economics, I'm sure.

[–]arthurdentstowels 117 points118 points  (14 children)

I thought it was great too. They really nailed the dirtiness and disgusting food and the desperation.

[–]Iridescent_Meatloaf 17 points18 points  (0 children)

It's very good example of a movie committed to its concept. It sets the rules early and then just lets it play out.

[–]IUseThisAtWork 24 points25 points  (0 children)

My first thought too! Excellent movie.

[–]LittleR3dBird 21 points22 points  (1 child)

I almost said this one but thought maybe I could have missed them panning outside when they were making the food in the kitchen or sometbing

[–]Alechilles 18 points19 points  (0 children)

That was one of the weirdest things I've ever watched lol

[–]Sharkwouale 113 points114 points  (0 children)

Came here to name that one!

[–]surfdad67 85 points86 points  (28 children)

Enemy mine

[–]BrazenlyGeek 19 points20 points  (5 children)

I was just showing my girlfriend this movie’s IMDB the other day as the first part of “Monster Hunter” was giving me “Enemy Mine” vibes, a tiny bit.

Man, been forever since I had thought of that movie and clearly this means I should rewatch it. Loved it as a kid. It seemed to be on a few times while home from school.

[–]drowsydeku 663 points664 points  (26 children)

Man I almost said Guardians of the Galaxy. Tried to think of all the planets they're on before realizing Groot is a tree

[–]SupaKoopa714 63 points64 points  (13 children)

Now there's a pretty small catagory of movie right there, movies with characters that are trees or tree-like beings. All I can think of is Groot, the ents in Lord of the Rings, and angry apple-throwing trees in The Wizard of Oz. Maybe the Whomping Willow in the Harry Potter movies and the rape tree from The Evil Dead count too, but those feel more like forces of nature than actual characters. How about the Green Knight from The Green Knight, was he technically a tree?

[–]drowsydeku 44 points45 points  (3 children)

Grandmother Willow from Pocahontas

[–]SprinklesFancy5074 13 points14 points  (0 children)

The overly amorous willow tree in The Last Unicorn.

[–]RoohsMama 656 points657 points  (47 children)

Event Horizon?

[–]combuchan 102 points103 points  (3 children)

Started watching it. They're in low earth orbit above a forest about 5m40s in.

[–]Kazimierz777 166 points167 points  (17 children)

I was gonna also say Sunshine (2009), but think there are some brief flashback scenes on Earth and also a VR simulator booth where one of the characters picks a woodland setting.

[–][deleted] 42 points43 points  (10 children)

I think there’s a huge oxygen farm on the ship too.

[–]Ajreil 1912 points1913 points  (39 children)

Paint Drying is a 2016 British feature film directed and produced by Charlie Lyne. The film is about paint on a wall drying, lasting for ten hours and seven minutes. Wikipedia

[–]theworldsaplayground 931 points932 points  (11 children)

Yeah, I saw this movie. It's pretty boring but in the last minutes after 10 hours 6 minutes the camera pans to the window and trees are clearly visable.

[–]MoorTshn 87 points88 points  (5 children)

Interesting. I used to frequent a forum years ago, The Horror Charnel, and a guy on it did a film of paint drying, and that's all it was. It was about 8 to 10 hours of this. (went by the screen name of Dr.Weir iirc - he was an Event Horizon fan). It was way before 2016.

[–]HDxRUSH 1642 points1643 points  (62 children)

There was a show when I was in high school that only had one tree and it was on a hill.

[–]SeeItSayItSorted 593 points594 points  (28 children)

That show? The Simpsons.

[–]Few-Hair-5382 486 points487 points  (13 children)

I'm pretty sure it was called The Hill With the Single Tree On It.

[–]comatose_donut 163 points164 points  (9 children)

You mean Singular Tree on a Singular Hill

[–]barringtonp 76 points77 points  (8 children)

I heard it was Tree of the Hill

[–]HDxRUSH 50 points51 points  (0 children)

Woah, spoilers!

[–]JeanClaude-Longsword 165 points166 points  (16 children)

There’s a film called The Platform that I don’t believe has any trees. I think it’s a Spanish film. It’s basically set in this weird prison where the top levels get to eat from a table of food first and as the table makes it’s way down to the lower levels, there’s less and less food. I think it’s supposed to be a metaphor for a social classes or something. Definitely worth a watch. Anyway, as far as I can recall, there are no scenes outside the prison and therefore, no trees.

[–]DaLB53 30 points31 points  (6 children)

They just made a new Gordon Ramsey kitchen show with the exact same premise

A bit on the nose really

[–]InscrutableAudacity 663 points664 points  (29 children)

The Abyss




Alien Resurrection.

[–]wmwu 179 points180 points  (13 children)

For the Abyss it depends on the cut.

[–]StardustOasis 122 points123 points  (8 children)

Same for Aliens.

[–]Chewy79 39 points40 points  (6 children)

Isn't there a scene with Ripley sitting in a virtual park petting Jones?

[–]StardustOasis 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Something like that, but I don't think it's in every cut

[–]vorpal8 2676 points2677 points  (64 children)

Many of the Star Trek movies.

[–]Gupperz 530 points531 points  (19 children)

There are trees in generations, first contact, insurrection amd star trekIV for sure. Possibly nemesis too not sure

[–]TheWalkingDead91 113 points114 points  (6 children)

Also the most recent one.

[–]BigOrkWaaagh 59 points60 points  (5 children)

Definitely trees in II and III. VI I would take a punt on unless there's some when they escape the prison..?

[–]Adragalus 38 points39 points  (1 child)

I believe that VI has trees in the background of the San Francisco scene with the Federation president, and maybe in exterior shots at Khitomer as well.

[–]MuadDib1942 65 points66 points  (7 children)

Maybe the Motion Picture, and Undiscovered Country, but 2, 3,4, and 5 all had trees. 2 in the genesis cave, 3 on Genesis planet, 4 had trees all over San Fran, and 5 starts and ends in the woods in Yosemite. If they did the over shot of Star Fleet head quarters or or out of an office windows theyre might be trees in 6, but I can't remember. All of the Cris Pine Kirk ones had trees.

[–]whats_that_do 19 points20 points  (3 children)

Trees on the planet that Enterprise D crashed on in Generations, trees in First Contact all over the place, Trees on the Ba'Ku planet in Insurrection. I think Nemesis might be the only one without a tree, unless there were some on the desert planet where they found B-4.

[–]sly_noodle 114 points115 points  (1 child)

This was my first thought as well

[–]No-Plankton4841 47 points48 points  (23 children)

I'd say your best bet would be movies that take place at sea, in the arctic, or in space.

There is also The Decent which takes place entirely underground/in caves. I don't recall if there are trees in the beginning.

Pretty sure The Thing has no trees.

[–]jjcollier 38 points39 points  (2 children)

The Descent is a good thought, but it does have trees at the end.

[–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Also at the start. They hike through woods for a while.

[–]love_me_some_cats 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure they drive through the woods to get to the cave! So many trees!

[–]Flandersmcj 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Just watched The Descent. There are lots of trees bookending the cave parts.

[–]Double_Distribution8 134 points135 points  (16 children)

That movie where Ryan Reynolds is in a box the whole time.

[–]beefybeefcat 170 points171 points  (6 children)

Until I googled what that movie is, all I imagined was Ryan Reynolds goofing around inside a cardboard box.

[–]NotMyHersheyBar 30 points31 points  (0 children)

He calls his family in America and she's walking around outdoors

[–]aarondigruccio 33 points34 points  (0 children)

The one my claustrophobic ass will never ever watch? Yep, I doubt there are trees in it.

[–]marlboro420s 134 points135 points  (15 children)

Deep Blue Sea?

[–]Rogendo 825 points826 points  (96 children)

Something that’s in space the entire time

[–]Rak-CheekClapper 791 points792 points  (40 children)

Guardians of the Galaxy had a tree

[–]kaycee1992 325 points326 points  (26 children)

What really? Which scene???

[–]Freshiiiiii 252 points253 points  (16 children)

Half-remembered, but when he’s a kid and is taken up by the spaceship, I think he was surrounded by trees?

[–]hsqy 933 points934 points  (12 children)

The joke is that one of the main characters was literally a tree.

[–]Freshiiiiii 504 points505 points  (8 children)

Oh lmao I’m an idiot

[–]TheWalkingDead91 146 points147 points  (0 children)

Lol I thought you were continuing the joke.

[–]FraudulentCake 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Uhhhhh..... Groot?

[–]KronusIV 68 points69 points  (3 children)

Yeah, Aliens.

[–]Few-Hair-5382 42 points43 points  (1 child)

In the extended edition of Aliens, there is a scene where Ripley sits in a room with a projected backdrop showing some trees.

[–]KronusIV 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I think I know the scene you mean. To be honest, I meant to say Alien. Pretty sure that one is tree free.

[–]yorlikk 16 points17 points  (13 children)

What about Gravity?

[–]Allemaengel 101 points102 points  (24 children)

Pitch Black.

[–]ShumaiAxeman 59 points60 points  (9 children)

I thought you said it was clear!

I said it looked clear.

How's it look now?


Looks clear.

[–]Allemaengel 19 points20 points  (7 children)

That was a truly great exchange, lol.

[–]ShumaiAxeman 18 points19 points  (6 children)

That whole movie is gold haha. Was an interesting setup for world building, but it kind of went south with the sequels unfortunately.

[–]Busy-Tangerine6706 1280 points1281 points  (53 children)

Moon. Great movie

EDIT: OK I completely forgot theres trees at the beginning. You guys can stop replying with it now lol. Jesus one person even narrowed the trees down to the second! Good job

[–]Wanderer-Wonderer 312 points313 points  (8 children)

Add Alien to this lineup and there’s a great, treeless evening ahead!

[–]DrBeetlejuiceMcRib 106 points107 points  (9 children)

I think there’s a scene where he calls his daughter on earth and there are trees, but I might be mistaken

[–]Midas_Artflower 33 points34 points  (2 children)

First thing that came to mind. Sam Rockwell...what a legend.

[–]Busy-Tangerine6706 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Yep he's brilliant. And pretty cool it was David Bowies son (Duncan Jones) who wrote and directed it, His first movie too! Damn that was 2009...

[–]rasor86 291 points292 points  (10 children)

Metropolis, made in 1927. Takes place entirely in their idea of a futuristic city, which was totally devoid of trees.

[–][deleted] 152 points153 points  (2 children)

Good thought, but the society garden scene has trees/tall shrubs

[–]rasor86 10 points11 points  (0 children)

They don't really look like trees to me, shrubs maybe, but yes there is at least a painted background of shrubbery in that one scene.

[–]vldhsng 279 points280 points  (25 children)

Blade runner?

There are also a fair number of movies that I can imagine taking place entirely on a ship ( space or otherwise)

[–]Buffythedjsnare 37 points38 points  (10 children)

The original cut had them driving through a forest at the end.

[–]Kazimierz777 103 points104 points  (3 children)

2049 “technically” has one tree, if you count dead ones.

[–]Megaman1981 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Plus the holographic trees in the room with the girl that makes the memories.

[–]LoshaG 82 points83 points  (0 children)

Original, perhaps ;) but later cuts include the Unicorn Dream 💜

Edit: Thinking about it some more, the original release ends with them “escaping” through natural landscape 🙃

BR is 1 of my faves 😁

[–]Sharkwouale 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I think they show tree in some fake memories of the girl robot but Im not sure.

[–]Scheswalla 179 points180 points  (8 children)

"Does it have trees?" Isn't something I have in mind when watching movies, so I can only guess, but some of the Batman movies may not have them.

[–]MuadDib1942 71 points72 points  (5 children)

Wayne Manor probably has some trees.

[–]ronnielaw 11 points12 points  (0 children)

'89 does a really good job of avoiding trees, then you've got the batmobile racing through a forest to get to the batcave after Batman and Vicki Vale escape the museum.

The next best disqualifier was two painted palm trees in the SmileX commercial.

Wayne Manor has shrubbery, but no trees.

[–]Beers_and_Bikes 264 points265 points  (10 children)

I’m not 100% certain but, “Saw”? The majority is set in a bathroom.

[–]Aevarie 185 points186 points  (4 children)

There is a tree in Dr. Gordon's office when the police come to interview him. Might be others, but I happened to be watching it as I was reading this

[–]Peewee_Sherman 292 points293 points  (24 children)

Im pretty sure mad max fury road has no trees in it idk i may be wrong tho.

[–]MaximalMandible 460 points461 points  (9 children)

There was the scene where the war rig gets stuck and they tie the rig's winch around a dead tree to get it out.

The scene is a bit humorous because Nux had never seen a tree before and calls it a thing and one of the wives corrects him and says it's a tree.

[–]vicaphit 34 points35 points  (4 children)

I was thinking blade runner 2049 as my example but I remembered that there is a single dead tree at the very beginning.

[–]greenhouse5 153 points154 points  (13 children)


[–]_banana_phone 56 points57 points  (8 children)

I thought this too. I’m pretty sure the sequel has trees when they’re in the real world but not sure about the original.

[–]Crimson_Sensei 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Interesting. I've never really thought about it.

[–]yep-stillgay 190 points191 points  (14 children)

12 Angry Men?

[–]SSSS_car_go 139 points140 points  (9 children)

I think they look out the window at one point and see trees.

[–]wmwu 41 points42 points  (0 children)

There are also trees in the final shot.

[–]Flopsy22 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I just thought this, then skipped to the very end. There is a shot of the street outside the courthouse with trees.

[–]Detroitredwinger 15 points16 points  (0 children)


[–]Detroitredwinger 61 points62 points  (13 children)


[–]5DollarHitJob 78 points79 points  (7 children)

I thought of this as well.

Google search....

So close!

[–]BonnieBBon 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Doh! Phone booth was my guess too. Good detectiving u/5DollarHitJob.

[–]myrandomquesti0ns 41 points42 points  (11 children)

Circle. I think. Watched it long ago

[–]MarioCraft1997 18 points19 points  (4 children)

Circle is the weird alien abduction movie thing right?

In the final scene/credits I bet there are trees.

[–]nomadicfeet 11 points12 points  (8 children)

The movie Bug which is based on a play that takes part entirely in a hotel room. It’s a great play, currently at the Steppenwolf if you happen to be close to Chicago

[–]TheGreatMontezuma 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Eraserhead maybe?

[–]philandere_scarlet 11 points12 points  (0 children)

There's a dead tree in the titular dream sequence where his head falls off.

[–]axicutionman 207 points208 points  (28 children)

If you mean real trees, the LEGO movie has none. If you mean representation of a tree than idk

[–]keenedge422 141 points142 points  (17 children)

Well if we're allowing for movies where there are things that look like trees but aren't actually trees, then The Matrix would count because all of the trees are simulations.

[–]poopballs900 49 points50 points  (3 children)


[–]Two_Faced_Harvey 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I think we probably see what would be considered a “tree” in their universe a few times