In this article, I will share the ten best real estate movies you should watch if you are an agent. As you know, movies can’t give you a practical experience. But it can help you to understand the whole game. That is why you should watch these movies once in your life if you want to become a better agent or investor in this real estate business.
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The Ten Best Real Estate Movies to Watch
After watching these real estate movies you will learn the following things.
- How to design a house?
- How to close a deal?
- How to manage the rental properties?
- How to build a real estate empire?
- How to save yourself from a market crash?
You can learn all by watching these movies (only for theoretical knowledge).
1. Inside Job
This is one of the best movies about real estate market crash. The movie documents everything that had happened during the 2008 financial crisis with some very insightful information about the crap.
In 2005 a famous Indian economist ‘Raghuram Rajan’ wrote an article predicting the crash “Has financial development made the world risker”?
He explained in that article why the market might collapse in the coming years with some good analysis. But nobody listened to him as they had not listed the other economists around the Globe. But the market did collapse.
- Cast: Matt Demon
- IMDB Rating: 8.2 stars
- Release date: 2010
- Reason to watch: If you want to understand the 2008 market collapse, watch this movie.
The exact documentary you need to understand the 2008 market collapse. Available on Prime Video with a rating of 8.2 on IMDB narrated by Matt Demon.
2. The Founder
With a 7.2 rating from IMDB, this story made a great impact in the world of real estate business hidden in a Hamburger business all over the world. Watch it to learn the entrepreneur spit, the legal loopholes, and how to build a long-lasting business.
- Cast: Michael Keaton
- IMDB Rating: 7.2 stars
- Release date: 2016
- Reason to watch: If you want to understand the hidden business behind the big-name Mcdonald’s.
Michael Keaton played the famous Ray Kroc and showed step by step how he built the biggest real estate empire in the name of a hamburger business.
3. The Queen of Versailles
The effect of the 2008 financial crisis was everywhere. But, Westgate Resort’s CEO David and his wife Jackie Siegel faced a big blow due to this crash. They were in the middle of building the biggest Mansion in the US with an area of 90,00 sq ft, bigger than the White House with only 55,000 sq ft.
- Casts: David and Jackie Siegel
- IMDB Rating: 7.1 stars
- Release date: 2012
- Reason to watch: If you want to understand the hidden cost of renovation and building a Mansion.
When the market crashed by 700 points, they couldn’t afford to complete the Manson anymore till today. David was a self-made billionaire with a total net worth of around $500 million today. It has got a rating of 7.1 on IMDB. Watch it if you are looking for unique real estate video ideas.
4. The Pacific Heights
Pacific Heights is one of the best horror real estate movies for the Landlords with a rating of 6.2 on the IMDB. The movie will scare you to rent a room of your house or shall teach you how scary renting can be in the world of real estate, perfectly explained in the movie.
- Casts: Michael Keaton, and Matthew Modine
- IMDB Rating: 6.4 stars
- Release date: 1990
- Reason to watch: If you want to understand the hidden horror of renting a house to a criminal who can exploit your softness.
The story: two couples bought a house at a much lower price than the average house in that area. After some renovations, they rent it out to a man who will cause a disaster for them. That man will occupy the house legally, and the couple can’t do anything to stop him. It is their horror story. A must-watch movie for landlords.
5. The American Beauty
It is not exactly a real estate movie, but it will teach you how far a woman can go to sell her homes, the emotional attachment, the image, the status symbol, and the beauty.
- Casts: Kevin Spacey, and Mena Suvari
- IMDB Rating: 8.4 stars
- Release date: 1999
- Reason to watch: If you want to understand the emotional attachment with a young woman and how far a person can go as a real estate agent to sell a house.
All of these will force a man to fall in love and pay some premium price. It has got a rating of 8.4 on IMDB. Watch this most of our customers are females.
6. Closing Escrow
If you want to understand the emotional attachment with a young woman and how far a person can go as a real estate agent to sell a house. A fun and educational movie on real estate escrow.
- Casts: Wendi Covey, and Colleen Crabtree
- IMDB Rating: 5.5 stars
- Release date: 2007
- Reason to watch: If you want to understand the whole process of real estate Escrow then watch this movie.
Fun but knowledgeable in an eye of a property agent (IMDB rate 5.5). It one of the best real estate movies for professionals.
7. Mouse Hunt
It’s a fun movie. Two brothers inherited a million-dollar old house that needs repairing. They want to sell the house and make good money. But there live Mouse. He can not let that happen.
- Casts: Nathan Lane, and Lee Evans
- IMDB Rating: 6.5 stars
- Release date: 1997
- Reason to watch: If you want to understand the house renovation process and the disaster that comes with it.
I want you to watch this movie only for the renovation process, what it takes to rehab a house, and how many problems it can cause you in the process. It has a rating of 6.5 on IMDB. Must watch for investors.
8. Baby Boom
This movie will teach you if you buy a damaged house trying to save some money then know it can make your life like hell. A single mom bought a house that she should not have bought.
After knowing all those problems, she tries to sell it, but no one wants to buy it. The agent says it will take years to sell the house.
- Cast: Diane Keaton
- IMDB Rating: 6.7 stars
- Release date: 1987
- Reason to watch: If you want to understand what it can do to your life if you buy a damaged house.
She was stuck there and can not move to a city for better living. On single decision is costing her years. It has a rating of 6.7 on IMDB. Watch it a good movie.
9. The Burbs
Have you ever heard of a haunted house that no one wants to buy? Well, this movie is based on that. There is an old house. Everyone is curious about what could happen there.
For that, the price of the neighborhood is low. No one wants to live there. One day some neighbors started to explore the house, and they faced something there, that they can not explain.
- Casts: Tom Hanks, and Bruce Dern
- IMDB Rating: 6.8 stars
- Release date: 1989
- Reason to watch: If you ever deal with a haunted house and know how to be safe.
Watch it if you want to know the status of dealing with a haunted house and a haunted neighborhood. It has a rating of 6.8 on IMDB.
10. Joe’s Apartment
I have never seen a funnier real estate movie than this. Joe bought an apartment at a very minimum price but there live some Cockroaches, and they made the house like hell. Joe has to fight with them to live there.
- Cast: Jerry O’Connell
- IMDB Rating: 5.5 stars
- Release date: 1996
- Reason to watch: If you want to understand how excessive Cockroaches and other insects can make the house living hell.
Watch if you want to know what an apartment can bring if it was empty for years. It has a rating of 5.5 on IMDB.
So here are your ten best real estate movies you should watch once in a lifetime to get an idea of the whole real estate industry. For more Movies, Web Series, and Books read the below articles.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the best movie on rental property?
Pacific Heights (1990) is one of the best horror real estate movies for Landlords and rental property agents.
What is the top movie to learn about real estate?
Closing Escrow (2007), Mouse Hunt (1997), and American Beauty (1999) are the top real estate movie for beginners.
What is the best move to under the real estate market?
Inside Job (2010) is the best movie on the real estate market and how the financial crisis of 2008 happened.