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The Best Movies About Neighbors  

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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 about neighbors.

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The 'Burbs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman
The 'Burbs is a 1989 American comedy film directed by Joe Dante starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Rick Ducommun, Corey Feldman, Wendy Schaal, and Henry Gibson. The film was written ...more
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Rear Window is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock
Rear Window is a 1954 American mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and written by John Michael Hayes based on Cornell Woolrich's 1942 short story. Originally released by Paramount ...more
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Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg
Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy parody film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. The film follows two police officers attempting ...more
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Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Cathy Moriarty
Neighbors is a 1981 film based on the novel by Thomas Berger. It was released through Columbia Pictures, was directed by John G. Avildsen, and starred John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cathy Moriarty, ...more
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American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari
American Beauty is a 1999 American drama film directed by Sam Mendes. An advertising executive (Kevin Spacey) has a midlife crisis when he becomes infatuated with his teenage daughter's best ...more
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As Good as It Gets is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Julie Benz
As Good as It Gets is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by James L. Brooks and produced by Laura Ziskin. It stars Jack Nicholson as a misanthropic, homophobic, racist, ...more
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Disturbia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
Shia LaBeouf, Viola Davis, Carrie-Anne Moss
Disturbia is a 2007 American thriller film directed by D. J. Caruso. The film follows a teenager (Shia LaBeouf) who is placed on house arrest and begins to spy on his neighbors, thinking one of ...more
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Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Seth Rogen
Neighbors is a 2014 American comedy film, directed by Nicholas Stoller and written by Andrew Cohen and Brendan O'Brien. The film stars Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, with Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, and ...more
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The Neighbor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
The Neighbor Matthew Modine, Yvette Nicole Brown, Richard Kind
The Neighbor is a 2008 film directed by Eddie O'Flaherty.
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The Purge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke, Adelaide Kane
The Purge is a 2013 American social science fiction action horror film written and directed by James DeMonaco. It stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane and Max Burkholder. It is the ...more
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Arlington Road is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack
Arlington Road is a 1999 American mystery thriller film, which tells the story of a widowed George Washington University professor who suspects his new neighbors are involved in terrorism and ...more
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National Lampoon's Christmas V... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. It is the third installment in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, and was written by ...more
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Apt Pupil is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
Ian McKellen, David Schwimmer, Joshua Jackson
Apt Pupil is a 1998 American thriller film directed by Bryan Singer and starring Ian McKellen and Brad Renfro. It is based on the 1982 novella of the same name by Stephen King. In the 1980s in ...more
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Moving is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
Richard Pryor, Stacey Dash, Rodney Dangerfield
Moving is a 1988 American comedy film starring Richard Pryor as Arlo Pear, a father moving his family cross-country. Other notable appearances in the film include Randy Quaid as an annoying ...more
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Under the Silver Lake is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, Topher Grace
Under the Silver Lake is a 2018 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by David Robert Mitchell. An affable but aimless young man (Andrew Garfield) investigates the mysterious ...more
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Dennis the Menace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Natasha Lyonne
Dennis the Menace is a 1993 live-action American family film based on the Hank Ketcham comic strip of the same name. This, however, is not the first live-action Dennis the Menace film: The first ...more
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Lakeview Terrace is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva LaRue
Lakeview Terrace is a 2008 American thriller film directed by Neil LaBute, written by David Loughery and Howard Korder, and co-produced by Will Smith, and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick ...more
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Good Neighbor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
Good Neighbor Danica McKellar, Billy Dee Williams, Tobin Bell
Good Neighbor, also called The Killer Next Door, is a 2001 thriller with Billy Dee Williams, Danica McKellar, Tobin Bell.
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Barton Fink is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand
Barton Fink is a 1991 American period film written, produced, directed and edited by the Coen brothers. Set in 1941, it stars John Turturro in the title role as a young New York City playwright ...more
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Jingle All the Way is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Big Show, Phil Hartman
Jingle All the Way is a 1996 American Christmas family comedy film directed by Brian Levant and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad, with Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson, Jake Lloyd, James ...more
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Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Nicholas Stoller. The film is a sequel to Neighbors, and follows the Radners (Rogen and Rose Byrne) having to outwit a new ...more
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Troll is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sonny Bono, Michael Moriarty
Troll is a 1986 cult dark fantasy film directed by John Carl Buechler and produced by Charles Band of Empire Pictures, starring Noah Hathaway, Michael Moriarty, Shelley Hack, Jenny Beck, Sonny ...more
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Your Friends & Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
Ben Stiller, Amy Brenneman, Nastassja Kinski
Your Friends & Neighbors is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by Neil LaBute and starring Amy Brenneman, Aaron Eckhart, Catherine Keener, Nastassja Kinski, Jason Patric, and Ben ...more
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Keeping Up with the Joneses is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher
Keeping Up with the Joneses is a 2016 American action comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and written by Michael LeSieur. The film follows a suburban couple (Galifianakis and Fisher) who begin ...more
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Pacific Heights is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Neighbors
Michael Keaton, Melanie Griffith, Tippi Hedren
Pacific Heights is a 1990 psychological thriller film directed by John Schlesinger, written by Daniel Pyne, and starring Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine, and Michael Keaton. Griffith's ...more