We decided to take a survey around our office this week to ask our staff – What are your favourite movies about moving?  Here are our recommendations:

Rob’s Recommendations:

Moving (1988) – Starring Richard Pryor – Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho. He soon discovers, however, that moving has its own share of problems.

The Money Pit (1986) – Starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long – A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house.

Jenn’s Recommendations:

Beverly Hillbillies (1993) – Starring Diedrich Bader – A feature adaptation of the classic TV show, when nice guy redneck Jed Clampett strikes it rich when he finds black oil, and moves he and his kin to posh Beverly Hills.

Toy Story (1995) – Starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen – A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy’s room.  However, moving is a central conflict theme in this animated favourite.

Amanda’s Recommendations:

Funny Farm (1988) – Starring Chevy Chase – Andy and Elizabeth are sick of life in the city, and decide to move to the country. Buying a home near a picturesque town, then soon discover (to their horror) that things are done differently in the country. They must deal with all of the local characters, the local animals, as well as any skeletons in the closet.

Beetlejuice (1988) – Starring Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis – A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a “bio-exorcist” in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.

Erika’s Recommendations:

Footloose (1984) – Starring Kevin Bacon – A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

The Amityville Horror (1979) – Starring James Brolin and Margot Kidder – Newlyweds move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away.

So take a break from all that packing and preparation, pop some popcorn and watch one of these movies about someone else’s move!