The Maze Runner

Synopsis: Awakening in an elevator, remembering nothing of his past, Thomas emerges into a world of about thirty teenage boys, all without past memories, who have learned to survive under their own set of rules in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies. With a new boy arriving every thirty days, the group has been in "The Glade" for three years, trying to find a way to escape through the Maze that surrounds their living space (patrolled by cyborg monsters named 'Grievers'). They have begun to give up hope when a comatose girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change with the boys dividing into two factions: those willing to risk their lives to escape and those wanting to hang onto what they've got and survive.
Director(s): Wes Ball
Production: 20th Century Fox
  4 wins & 11 nominations.
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113 min


Oh, my God!

What is that?

I don't

even know.

It's Gally's recipe.

It's a trade secret.

Yeah, well,

he's still an asshole.

He saved

your life today.

Trust me. The maze

is a dangerous place.

We're trapped here,

aren't we?

For the moment.


you see those guys?

There, by the fire?

Those are the runners.

That guy in the middle

there, that's Minho.

He's the Keeper

of the Runners.

Every morning, when those

doors open, they run the maze...

mapping it,

memorizing it,

trying to

find a way out.

How long have

they been looking?

Three years.

And they haven't

found anything?

It's a lot

easier said than done.


Hear that?

It's the maze,



every night.

How is that

even possible?

You can ask the people

who put us in here,

if you ever

meet the bastards.


the truth is...

the runners

are the only ones

who really know

what's out there.

They are the strongest

and the fastest of us all.

And it's a good

thing, too...

because if they don't make it

back before those doors close...

then they are stuck

out there for the night.

And no one has ever

survived a night in the maze.

What happens

to them?

Well, we call

them Grievers.

Of course, no one's

ever seen one

and lived to

tell about it.

But they're out there.

Right, that's enough

questions for one night.

Come on.

You're supposed to

be the guest of honor.

Oh, no...

No! No, come on.

Let me show you around.

Come on.


And there

we got the builders.

They're very good

with their hands...

but not a lot

going on upstairs.

And then

we got Winston...

he's the Keeper

of the Slicers.

And we got two

med-jacks, Clint and Jeff.

Hey, what's up?

Yo, Newt.

They spend most of their

time bandaging up the slicers.

What if I want

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Noah Oppenheim (born, 1978) is a writer, Emmy-winning television producer, and President of NBC News.[1][2] Previously, Oppenheim was the executive in charge of NBC's Today Show, head of development at Reveille, and senior producer of NBC's Today Show, where he supervised the 7–8am hour of the broadcast. more…

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