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10 Best Real Estate Movies For Agents
These movies are not in order of importance. You’ll find some may be a favorite of yours, others aren’t and some you may not be familiar with. Take a look and add some to your list.
1. The Big Short
The Big Short nabbed 5 Oscar nominations including one for Best Picture. Based on a true story a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market.
In their research they saw what the big banks, media and government refused to: the global collapse of the economy. It’s a riveting story you don’t want to miss.
2. 99 Homes
99 Homes is named time and time again as a must see.
As critic, Paul Byrnes states “It’s a gripping thriller with good guys and bad guys, but everyone in it is a victim, including Rick Carver. Bahrani’s achievement in this film is breathtaking.”
3. I Love You Man
Real Estate Agent, Peter Klaven, is looking to break into the LA luxury scene with a listing for Lou Ferrigno’s estate. Peter, newly engaged and with few close friends, goes in search of a best man for his wedding.
This heartwarming comedy is loaded with real estate marketing mentions (offering many laughs) and other topics in which agents can surely relate.
4. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
A New York business man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It turns out to be a lot more trouble than they could have imagined.
With 4.5 stars (out of 5) this classic keeps you laughing from beginning to end.
5. Pacific Heights
A young couple, played by Melanie Grifitth and Mathew Modine, move into their first dream home, an expensive Victorian house in San Francisco.
In order to help with renovation costs they decide to rent the first floor of their house. Carter Hayes (Michael Keaton) appears to be a great fit, but as time goes on this perfect tenant has other plans and it doesn’t include the owners.
Pacific Heights is filled with twists, turns and how one maniacal person uses the legal system for his own psychopathic agenda.
6. Inside Job
This Academy Award-winning documentary, Inside Job, vividly portrays real life events that led to the real estate bubble and then financial Armagaddon. This was not an accident.
As one reviewer states “Everyone should watch this eye-opening documentary to refresh their memory as to how the 2008 financial meltdown occurred.”
7. Money Pit
Tom Hanks and Shelley Long buy their dream home but their dream turns into something else they never could have imagined.
This comedy from executive producer, Steven Spielberg, is a cautionary tale about what happens when a deal sounds too good to be true.
8. Larry Crowne
Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) is forced to give up his real estate dream after he falls behind and becomes underwater on his mortgage.
Laid off, his wife divorces him, he ends up selling everything he owns. He discovers letting go can mean finding oneself within.
9. Glengarry Glen Ross
A riveting tale of desperation and betrayal based on a Pulitzer-winning play.
This allstar cast shine in this powerful story set in the world of real estate.
10. Funny Farm
Married couple, played by Chevy Chase and Madolyn Smith, decide to move to a small New England town so he can write his novel and they can breathe the fresh country air and mow their own lawn.
He’s been a sports writer for years, but now he figures with the typewriter placed just exactly right next to the big open window on the second floor overlooking the lawn, conditions will be perfect for the creation of a best seller.
Turns out things aren’t perfect for him in his new home and stomping grounds. His wife, however, goes on to sell a children’s novel about, well, I’ll stop here so I won’t spoil it for you.
There are many more real estate movies. Some cerebral, some ‘thrillers’, some poignant and others have you rolling with laughter at the foibles in real estate.
Comment below and share your favorites.