What are the best real estate movies you can find? The following is a list of 15 of the best real estate and sales-related movies ever made.
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15. Revolutionary Road (2008)
Revolutionary Road is the first film on our list of the best real estate movies. Sam Mendes directs this romantic drama film adaptation of the 1961 novel of the same name. During the 1950s, a young couple struggles to deal with their personal issues. Friendship develops between the couple and their realtor, who witnesses the breakdown of their marriage. Kate Winslet and Kathy Bates are among the cast members.
14. The Big Short (2015)
It’s a biographical comedy-drama film based on a book of the same name directed by Adam McKay. Financial crisis and housing catastrophe of 2008 are examined in this book. Among the cast members are Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt.
13. And So It Goes (2014)
Rob Reiner’s romantic comedy-drama stars Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton, and was directed by Reiner. After the death of his wife, a realtor turns his back on all of his friends, family, and neighbors. Realtor’s ex-son visits and brings his granddaughter, whom he didn’t know existed, to the realtor’s home.
12. Pacific Heights (1990)
Director John Schlesinger’s Pacific Heights stars Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine, and Michael Keaton as the three main characters in this psychological horror film. In Pacific Heights, San Francisco, a couple who own a 19th-century mansion end up renting a room to a violent, convicted felon with a long criminal record.
11. The Queen of Versailles (2012)
Lauren Greenfield is the director of this film, which is a documentary. Jackie and David Siegal, a well-off couple, have begun construction of one of the country’s largest single-family homes. However, the economic crisis of 2008 has had an impact on their development.
10. Promised Land (2012)
Matt Damon and John Krasinski star in this Gus Van Sant-directed drama. To get drilling rights in a small village, two petroleum company workers travel to the area to investigate the situation firsthand. After one of the town’s citizens expresses concerns about the safety of fracking, they are initially successful.
9. The Break-Up (2006)
Peyton Reed directs another Vince Vaughn-Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy-drama, The Break-Up. It focuses on the tumultuous relationship between a married couple who share a condo. Because neither is ready to leave the other, they have decided to stay in the same house as roommates. A decision must be made about how to proceed with their relationship once their realtor friend sells the condo.
8. He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)
Ken Kwapis directs this romantic comedy-drama film, which is based on the book of the same name by the same name’s author. The story revolves around nine characters and the difficulties they face in their relationships. A character in this story is a self-employed real estate agent. Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, and Drew Barrymore are among the film’s ensemble cast members.
7. Boiler Room (2000)
Ben Younger is behind the camera for this crime drama. The story revolves around a young man who decides to get engaged in a brokerage firm that sells stock in defunct and fraudulent firms to clients for profit. Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, and Ben Affleck star in this film..
6. Inside Job (2010)
Charles Ferguson directs Inside Job, a documentary film on the 2008 financial crisis. The film examines the financial services industry’s systemic misconduct, which ultimately led to the financial disaster.
5. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
The life of Chris Gardner is the subject of this Gabriele Muccino-directed biographical drama starring Will Smith. This movie isn’t about real estate in particular, but it does demonstrate the value of a good frame of mind when it comes to making sales. While trying to make a livelihood as a salesman, Chris Gardner found himself in a precarious financial situation and on the verge of homelessness.
4. The Money Pit (1986)
Comedy-drama The Money Pit, starring Tom Hanks, Shelley Long and Richard Benjamin, is a Richard Benjamin-directed film. In this case, it’s about a lawyer and his girlfriend who are evicted from their home. Due to information provided by a realtor acquaintance, the attorney and his girlfriend decide to acquire a million-dollar distressed sale mansion. It quickly becomes clear, however, that the expense of refurbishing the estate exceeds its initial purchase price.
3. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Despite the fact that this isn’t a real estate-related film, it nonetheless provides valuable real estate sales advice. Steven Spielberg’s biographical crime drama, starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio, is based on the life of Frank Abagnale. During the 1960s, Abagnale became a household name after successfully stealing millions of dollars through check fraud. While pretending to be an airline pilot, doctor, and lawyer, Abagnale employed numerous standard sales strategies.
2. I Love You, Man (2009)
This romantic comedy, starring Jason Segel and Rashida Jones, was directed by John Hamburg. The story revolves around a real estate agent who gets down on one knee to propose to his long-term girlfriend, only to discover he is short on a best man. He devises a scheme to enlist the help of a male buddy for his wedding. His new companion, on the other hand, starts to cause problems for him and his wife.
1. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Glengarry Glen Ross is the final film on our list of real estate movies. James Foley directed this picture, which is based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. When it comes to finding leads, the story revolves around four real estate brokers who resort to dishonest methods. A motivational speaker is brought in by their boss. There is a one-week deadline for the best Glengarry leads, according to the trainer. Each of these leads is going to be given to only two agents; those who don’t get it will be terminated. It stars Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Jack Lemmon, and Jack Nicholson.