17 Movies 'Real Housewives' Fans Need To Watch If You Can't Get Enough Of The Fabulous Drama

In 2006, Bravo had an idea that would change television — a reality show taking a peek inside the lives of glamorous women with lots of money and time to kill. And so, Real Housewives was born. Now an empire of nine series, 15 spin-offs, and highly anticipated specials and follow-ups, the franchise features drama that viewers simply can't get enough of week after week. But if you still need more wine-fueled ridiculousness, here are 17 movies all Real Housewives fans need to watch.

Some of the films listed inspired the entire series; Peyton Place and "bored housewives" classics Valley Of The Dolls paved the way for every table-flipping fight on a Housewives episode. And the other movies will feel just as drama-filled as the franchise. Seriously, even off-season, the action doesn't stop. Just look at how former Real Housewife of New Jersey Jacqueline Laurita recently said that she would come back to the show if the producers got rid of the entire existing cast besides Dolores. Clearly, between social media feuds, Page Six appearances, and personal brand marketing, the Real Housewives ladies live large on and off camera. These movies not only match their theatrics, but do them one better.