5 Great Movies to Watch Before Moving from Dubai

Watching movie before moving from Dubai

Moving to a new country, city, or house can be exciting but also causes stress. Meanwhile, you can get into the spirit by watching a movie that revolves around moving. Let the international movers and packers in Dubai do their job and stick a bag of popcorn in the microwave. Check out our list of five great movies on moving – and a few honorable mentions. 

1) Toy Story 

Release date: November 22, 1995

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

This delightful story about a little boy and his toys – that come alive when humans are not around – is a great pre-move watch for children. The family can enjoy the adventures of Woody the cowboy, Buzz Lightyear the space ranger, and the villainous boy next door. The gang — which includes a nursery full of colorful toys — navigates the trials and tribulations of a move to a new house which culminates in a thrilling chase to reach the moving truck before it leaves Woody and Buzz behind.

2) Moving

Release date: March 4, 1988

Starring: Richard Pryor, Beverly Todd, Dave Thomas 

In this hilarious romp about moving across the country, recently fired Arlo Pear (Pryor) packs up his family and moves from New Jersey to Boise, Idaho, to start a new job. Things start to go wrong very quickly as the family arrives to find the previous owners have stripped the house — they even took the doors and stairs. Arlo discovers he’s out of the job even before he started it. The family also learns a valuable lesson about the importance of hiring reliable movers and packers as the moving truck makes an unplanned stop in New Orleans for Mardi Gras! 

3) Coming to America

Release date: June 29, 1988

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones

In this classic romantic comedy, crown prince Akeem Joffer (Murphy) of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, leaves his pampered lifestyle to seek true love and get a taste of real life. His destination — a run down apartment in the New York City borough of Queens. You think your move to a new town or country is difficult? Watch how royalty fares at a minimum wage job!    

4) Under the Tuscan sun 

Release date: September 26, 2003 

Starring: Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan

This romantic drama follows the life of Frances Mayes (Lane), a San Francisco- based writer. Mayes relocates to sun sprinkled Tuscany (Italy) for a fresh start following a bitter divorce. In keeping with the surroundings, the story progresses at a gentle pace and shows us how Mayes finds new life, new friends, and the hope of a happy future after her sudden and whimsical move. 

5) Inside out 

Release date: June 19, 2015

Starring: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Richard Kind, Lewis Black

If you are moving from a beloved town to a new city, this animated masterpiece by Disney Pixar is a must watch for the family, especially the children. Eleven-year-old Riley has to leave her happy life in small town Minnesota and move to San Francisco. She loses her sunny personality as adjusting to school is hard, the new house is old and cramped, the moving van with all their belongings gets delayed for weeks, and she finds out to her horror that SF actually considers broccoli a pizza topping! Watch as Riley learns to navigate her emotions and make peace with the big move to find her happiness again. 

Honorable mentions: 

  • Cheaper by the Dozen 
  • Footloose
  • The Karate Kid
  • Beetlejuice 
  • Up

There you go, we have sorted out your movie night! Moving stress can impact the whole family so take a night off to relax. Choose any of these films and order a pizza to help take the edge off. For all your other moving needs, find the best international movers and packers in Dubai through ServiceMarket. You can get free quotes from accredited shipping companies in Dubai by just filling in a few details about your move. To further help your young children navigate the big move, check out these 8 great children’s books on moving

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