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Top 10 Movies Every Real Estate Enthusiast Should Watch

December 23, 2019

How are you going to spend your winter vacation? If relaxing in front of the TV is your kind of thing, you came to the right address. 

We've picked out ten movies and TV shows about renting, buying, or managing a house you should check out if you have some downtime during winter holidays. 

Let's see what we've got: 

1. The Money Pit (1986)

Genre: comedy 

A couple decides to buy an extremely cheap house and fix it by themselves. They are planning to do just a little repair, but the house doesn't think so. 

Each day is a new maintenance issue that needs to be fixed instantly...maybe you can relate. 

2. Beetlejuice (1988)

Genre: fantasy/horror

"Beetlejuice" proves that Tim Burton is a master of shooting extraordinary movies.

Once a rich family moves in an old mansion, the spirits of a deceased couple who has previously occupied the house is trying to scare them off. For that, the couple reaches out to freelance bio-exorcist Betelgeuse. 

3. Pacific Heights (1990)

Genre: thriller/drama

A couple decides to become landlords and make a profit from renting out their house. They're excited to start a rental business, but one of their tenants will quickly dispel their illusions of stress-free property management.   

4. Friends (1994-2004)

Genre: comedy

One of the greatest sitcoms depicting the lives of six friends in Manhattan. If you've never binged it before, now is the time. Hang out with them in their iconic apartments as they navigate their 20s.

5. Duplex (2003)

Genre: black comedy

The story is about a young couple who has moved into a nice duplex in New York. Everything is just great, except for one little thing: their neighbor from the top floor- Mrs. Connelly. The old lady is literally driving them crazy. 

This black comedy will make you laugh and cry at the same time. 

6. Hide and Seek (2005)

Genre: mystery/thriller

A man and his small daughter move to a new home after his wife's death. Unfortunately, unexplained events start happening in the house when the girl makes a dangerous imaginary friend. 

Scary enough? 

7. The Resident (2011)

Genre: drama, horror, mystery

Landlord-tenant relationships might be tough. But when a landlord is obsessed with their tenant, things can get really scary. 

No one would suspect Max, an easy-going landlord from Brooklyn, of doing the things he's done. 

8. New Girl (2011-2018)

Genre: comedy 

Who's this girl? It's Jess. 

After a break-up with her boyfriend, Jess moves in a loft apartment with three male roommates. The new friends help Jess get over her ex-boyfriend. 

9. Why Women Kill (2019) 

Genre: dark comedy 

Same house, different time periods. 

The series depicts events that occurred in the same house, with three women, in different decades as they are dealing with problems in their marriages. 

10. Room for Rent (2019)

Genre: thriller/horror

A scary story about a widow renting out rooms in her house to earn a living. The woman starts getting seriously obsessed with her guest, and you'll never believe what a desperate person is capable of.