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The Best Movies About Neighbors

Updated January 11, 2021 529 votes 49 voters 4.3k views75 items

List RulesVote up your favorite films about being neighbors.

Our homes are our sanctuary, a place to take a break from the chaos of the outside world. Good neighbor movies destroy a character’s peaceful palace as they watch their property get literally turned into a war zone. Crazy movies like Neighbors 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. And a couple with an infant baby moves next store to a fraternity house and pays a heavy price Neighbors.

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 about neighbors.

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  • The 'Burbs1
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    The 'Burbs

    Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher

    Released1989

    Directed byJoe Dante

  • Rear Window2
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    Rear Window

    Grace Kelly, James Stewart

    Released1954

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • Disturbia3
    19
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    Disturbia

    Shia LaBeouf, Viola Davis

    Released2007

    Directed byD. J. Caruso

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  • Hot Fuzz4
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    Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman

    Released2007

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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  • As Good as It Gets5
    22
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    As Good as It Gets

    Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt

    Released1997

    Directed byJames L. Brooks

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  • Neighbors6
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    Neighbors

    Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

  • American Beauty7
    22
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    American Beauty

    Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening

    Released1999

    Directed bySam Mendes

  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation8
    12
    5

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase

    Released1989

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

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  • Lakeview Terrace9
    14
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    Lakeview Terrace

    Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2008

    Directed byNeil LaBute

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  • Good Neighbor10
    12
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    Good Neighbor

    Danica McKellar, Billy Dee Williams

    Released2001

    Directed byTodd Turner

  • Arlington Road11
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    Arlington Road

    Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins

    Released1999

    Directed byMark Pellington

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  • Moving12
    11
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    Moving

    Richard Pryor, Stacey Dash

    Released1988

    Directed byAlan Metter

  • Neighbors13
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    Neighbors

    Zac Efron, Rose Byrne

    Released2014

    Directed byNicholas Stoller

  • Under the Silver Lake14
    7
    2

    Under the Silver Lake

    Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Robert Mitchell

  • The Purge15
    16
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    The Purge

    Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke

    Released2013

    Directed byJames DeMonaco

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  • Apt Pupil16
    8
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    Apt Pupil

    Ian McKellen, David Schwimmer

    Released1998

    Directed byBryan Singer

  • Dennis the Menace17
    6
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    Dennis the Menace

    Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

    Released1993

    Directed byNick Castle

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  • Pacific Heights18
    5
    5

    Pacific Heights

    Michael Keaton, Melanie Griffith

    Released1990

    Directed byJohn Schlesinger

  • The Neighbor19
    6
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    The Neighbor

    Matthew Modine, Yvette Nicole Brown

    Released2008

    Directed byEddie O'Flaherty

  • Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising20
    4
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    Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

    Seth Rogen, Zac Efron

    Released2016

    Directed byNicholas Stoller

  • The Neighbor21
    1
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    The Neighbor

    Rod Steiger, Linda Kozlowski

    Released1993

    Directed byRodney Gibbons

  • Addicted to Love22
    1
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    Addicted to Love

    Meg Ryan, Matthew Broderick

    Released1997

    Directed byGriffin Dunne

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  • Barton Fink23
    4
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    Barton Fink

    John Goodman, Steve Buscemi

    Released1991

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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  • Bubble Boy24
    1
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    Bubble Boy

    Stacy Keibler, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2001

    Directed byBlair Hayes

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  • Duplex25
    2
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    Duplex

    Drew Barrymore, Ben Stiller

    Released2003

    Directed byDanny DeVito