There are actually many Real Estate-related movies for any type of genre: dramas, thrillers, comedies, tear-jerkers, horrors, and even slasher films. Here’s a list — in no particular order — of some you’ve probably seen and some you might have not…
1. The Money Pit (1986), starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long
A couple desperately tries to repair their newly purchased, rundown, disaster of a house. Renovation proves to be equally disaster-prone.
2. Duplex (2003), starring Drew Barrymore and Ben Stiller
A young couple has a chance to move into a gorgeous duplex in the perfect New York neighborhood. Unfortunately, a cute little old lady who is the current tenant, stands in their way.
3. American Beauty (1999), starring Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening
An ambitious real-estate broker and her husband, who’s going through a mid-life crisis, live their seemingly dull lives in middle class suburbia.
4. Life As A House (2001), starring Kevin Kline and Hayden Christensen
A dying man oversees construction of his dream house and tries to build a relationship with his alienated son, while an unreasonable neighbor tries to sabotage his plans.
5. Poltergeist (1982), starring JoBeth Williams and Craig T. Nelson
Steven, a successful Realtor, and his wife Diane live in a quiet, newly developed Californian subdivision. But their carefree lives change on the night when a spirit leaps from their television and wreaks havoc on the family. That’s what happens when you build a community on top of a sacred Native American burial ground!
6. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948), starring Cary Grant
This comedy is about a couple who buys an old farmhouse in the country, only to discover that they must tear it down and build a brand new one, which causes much strain on their marriage.
7. Open House (1987), starring Adrienne Barbeau and Joseph Bottoms
A radio psychologist receives strange phone calls from a wacky serial killer who has been murdering various female real estate agents in Beverly Hills. And his girlfriend, who is also a real estate agent, may be the killer’s next victim.
8. Pacific Heights (1990), starring Michael Keaton and Melanie Griffith
At first, Carter Hayes has all the characteristics of a good tenant. But his landlords soon learn that he is a con artist who does not pay rent and even turns his own apartment into a cockroach-infested den. It is all part of an elaborate scheme to use California tenant laws against the owners and obtain the property for himself.
9. The Amityville Horror (1979), starring James Brolin and Margot Kidder
The Lutz family buys a large Dutch Colonial house in Amityville, NY for what they thought was a bargain price. Just 28 days later, they desert the house and leave everything behind after experiencing a number of terrifying paranormal events.
10. Neighbors (1981), starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd
Obnoxious new young neighbors, Vic and Ramona, move next door to Earl and his family. But their noisy antics disrupt the peace and quiet that Earl is accustomed to in his middle-class suburban neighborhood.
11. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), starring Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon and Alec Baldwin
This drama depicts two days in the lives of four real estate agents who desperately and sinisterly try to stay off the chopping block after their corporate office announces that all will be fired in one week except for the top two producing agents.
12. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), starring Jimmy Stewart
This beloved classic involves an evil landlord who jeopardizes the residents of Bedford Falls and the Bailey Building and Loan Association.
13. Closing Escrow (2007), starring Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ryan Smith and Bruce Thomas
Three families battle it out when they try to purchase the same property. The bidding war tests the limits of their marriages and the tenacity of their agents.
14. The Burbs (1989), starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern and Carrie Fisher
This comedy about life in the suburbs, comes complete with nosey neighbors, slacker teenagers and a really strange, creepy family.
15. I Love You Man (2009), starring Paul Rudd, Rashida Jones and Jason Segel
Peter Klaven is a Realtor who’s trying to move his way up in his firm, while attempting to find a friend who’ll become his Best Man in his upcoming wedding.