PHOTO: The Queen of Versailles (2012)

Real estate is more than looking at pretty houses. Check out these movies to find out the good, the bad and the complicated ways that real estate can bring the drama

Hollywood loves a picture-perfect home as a backdrop to the stories it tells. However, in many cases, the home itself can become a character in the movie — especially when financial or personal reversals enter into the picture.

Here are 12 must-see movies that focus on the the complexities of homeownership and the real estate industry (in descending order from most recent).