Sometimes moving can be overwhelming but it’s no secret that it’s also one of the most significant moments in a person’s life. A change of home, environment, company, and routine can introduce a variety of feelings but learning to accept them is also part of the process. Whether you’re moving down the street or to a different country, Hollywood has showered us over the years with many great and relatable stories that revolve around that exact concept: a fresh start somewhere new. Here are some of the best movies about moving (and short snippets from each):
1- Moving (1988)
A must-watch for anyone who thinks a move doesn’t require a great amount of planning. This movie tells the story of a man who decides to relocate his family without fully considering the woes of the process. Covering the importance of hiring professionals, taking time to plan, properly packing and much more, make sure to watch Moving so you don’t make the same mistakes as Richard Pryor.
2- Footloose (1984)Cultural shocks and adapting are often some of the consequences of moving and sometimes those changes are harder than actually relocating. In Footloose, Kevin Bacon is a teenager who loves to dance and is obliged to move to a town where dancing is forbidden. As he learns his way in his new life, the movie narrates an inspirational story of adaptation and staying true to oneself.
3- Toy Story (1995 – 2019)
A 90’s Disney classic, the Toy Story trilogy explores many of life’s biggest dilemmas including growing up, keeping friendships, and moving on. In the first movie, as Andy prepares to move to a new house with his family, his toys — coming alive when he’s not around — worry that they won’t make the cut as they try to rescue Andy’s favorite toys Woody and Buzz Lightyear before the big day comes.
4- Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
Highlighting how difficult moving can be for families, the comedy follows a family of 14 that is forced to leave their home to move to a new neighborhood. Despite the parents being excited for the new opportunities, the children find it difficult to relocate and adjust, causing chaos in their new home.