Roommates and housemates sharing a room, house, apartment or flat is a brilliant plot or sub-plot for a movie. Check out these famous (and not so famous) films that involve shared living:
One of Will Ferrell’s best movies. Two middle aged, socially awkward ‘losers’ who still live at home, must become roommates when their parents get married. A great film to watch with your housemates on a hungover Sunday…
A Danny Boyle film starring Ewan McGregor that is sadly unknown by many outside of the UK. Three friends must choose a new flatmate to move in. Things start to go a little out of control when some startling surprises are uncovered. A fantastic black comedy that made the way for the infamous ‘Trainspotting’…
The Night We Never Met
A humorous movie that tells the tale of disgusting roommates who don’t get along, the search for love and affairs. Three individuals agree to a ‘time sharing partnership’, allowing them each to use 1 apartment on preset days for their own ends… Showing it’s age but still a great watch.
An absolute classic from the late 90’s, starring many a girls crush: Hugh Grant. A couple of chance encounters between a bookshop owner (who’s forced to live with an annoying flatmate) and an international superstar, leads to a flowering (but challenging) relationship. A perfect choice for a girls night in.
Shaun of the Dead
An awesome british comedy horror, starring Simon Pegg. Three housemates must survive a zombie outbreak in London, providing a perfect opportunity for Shaun (the lead character) to prove himself to his mates and ex girlfriend.
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