Our homes are our sanctuary, a place to take a break from the chaos of the outside world. The greatest neighbor movies destroy a character’s peaceful palace as they watch their property get literally turned into a war zone. Some of the neighbors in these films are so horrible that it will make you appreciate your own neighbors who only play their music a little too loud or throw an occasional party. The top movies on this list that feature neighbors span all genres including comedies, thrillers, and dramas.
The new family in the cul-de-sac may just be part of a murderous cult in the 1989 black comedy The Burbs. Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) gets into a petty contest with his next door neighbor to see who can out-Christmas their house in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989). A couple with an infant baby moves next store to a fraternity house and pays a heavy price in Neighbors (2014).
The best neighbors films are especially horrible because there is no escape. Some neighbors turn out to be dangerous while others are just really obnoxious. Let us know what you think. Vote up your favorite movies with neighbors in them.