Home improvement involves the repair, restoration, or remodeling of a property. From a filmmaker’s point of view, this experience comes rife with metaphorical possibility. Just as a home can be torn down and rebuilt, so can an individual or an interpersonal relationship.
Metaphors aside, home repair movies often center around a couple who purchase a fixer-upper only to contend with a series of disasters. A relatable comedy of errors perhaps, but these films also double as cautionary tales. Take heed, potential homebuyers!
American Home Shield highlighted 10 memorable movies that are heavy on home improvement. Films are organized from most to least popular, according to IMDb user votes. IMDb user ratings and Metascores are provided for popular and critical context.