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Top 5 Sensational Home Improvement Movies and TV Shows

I don’t know about you, but when I’m in the midst of a home improvement project, I’m particularly attuned to anything on television or in the theaters that spotlights aspects of remodeling, repairs or home improvement. I stop what I’m doing and delight in the home improvement action on the silver screen. I laugh at the tools falling, the foundation shaking, and whatever else the writers have in store for us about one of America’s favorite pastimes.

Come on: What home improvement or remodeling junkie doesn’t seize up with joy when watching The Money Pit for the tenth time? Roll with laughter at yet another episode of Tim Allen and Home Improvement? Or, sober up quick when an awesome home is featured on the big screen? Do you remember Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson in their blockbuster movie, Something’s Got to Give? Remember that Hampton’s Beach House? I sure do.

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Movies and Television Shows Featuring Home Improvement

The Tom Hanks’ comedy The Money Pit got me wondering about this phenomenon: why is it that we love our home improvement shows and movies? What is it about the genre that catches our eye? Are there any other movies or television shows about home remodeling, improvement or repairs? Of course there are. Besides our lovely HGTV channel, there are plenty of movies and television shows that feature home improvement on the big screen.

Where to start? Check out these Top 5 Sensational Home Improvement Movies and TV Shows. Sure to make you laugh, cry or both. At the very least, these home improvement movies and television shows will offer a great distraction from the work ahead.

1. Home Improvement (Whole series)
Where to buy: TVDVDLifestyle
Price: $99
Starring: Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman, Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Description: Check out the daily trials of Tim Taylor, a TV show host who raises three lively and lighthearted boys with a little help from his loyal TV co-host, his domineering wife, and his genius neighbor. Available on DVD at your local movie merchants, independent booksellers, or online retailer.

2. Money Pit
Where by buy: Amazon
Price: $12.49
Starring Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov, Maureen Stapleton.
Description: Check out Tom Hanks as he and his family attempt to renovate a spectacular mansion. Tom Hanks at his very best, home improvement like you’ve never seen before or since.

3. Under the Tuscan Sun
Where by buy: Amazon
Price: $11.99
Starring: Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan
Description: A great book and a good movie. As if remodeling stateside wasn’t challenging enough!

4. The Notebook
Where to buy: Barnes and Noble
Price: $12.74
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner, Gena Rowlands
Description: If this renovation of an awesome transformation of a big, old beach Victorian doesn’t wow you, nothing will. What a house! What a story!

5. I Love Lucy: Lucy Hates to Leave episode (See Complete 6th Season)
Where by buy: Amazon
Price: $22.42
Starring: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley, Marjorie Bennett
Description: Remember when the Ricardos decide to buy a house and leave the city? This episode soon will have you pining for your old stuff, including your big old black and white television set. Nothing like the Ricardos moving out episode.

HOME IMPROVEMENT RESOURCES

HGTV
www.hgtv.com

Lowes
www.lowes.com

Do It Yourself.com
www.doityourself.com

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