While we may not realize it, there have been quite a few movies about moving. Relocating to New York or a new home or area anyway has been a favorite topic of Hollywood for years. Next to the ‘coming of age’ movie, it is a sure bet that moving has been and will be in many more feature films. Check out this list and see how many you remember!
Karate Kid: The iconic first film in the now (depending on your view) overdone series, this 1984 movie follows a teen that moves to California from New Jersey. Ralph Macchio stars as Daniel Larusso along with Pat Morita as Mr. Myagi, the apartment complex’s maintenance man. Daniel learns to believe in himself after many trials with the help of Mr. Myagi.
Money Pit: Tom Hanks and Shelley long star as a couple buying a home. Their search ends with what at first glance seems like an amazing deal- a mansion at a rock-bottom price. Once the two move into the home they find that it is literally a money pit that will take a ton of money to repair. One remodeling project turns into another as the house seems to fight against them the whole way. If you think your move was bad, just give this 1986 movie a view.
Moving: Richard Pryor plays an engineer from New Jersey who finds that he must relocate after losing his job in this 1988 film. His new employer is in Idaho and just getting there is the least of his problems. It turns out that the movers he hires are ex-convicts and the person he has drive his car across the country has multiple personalities. [Read more…]