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The Best Movies and Series in the Addams Family Franchise

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The first Addams Family movie to come out was in 1991 but the original television series aired back in the ‘60s. Since that film, there have been several more Addams Family movies including the trilogy in the ‘90s. There are also the shorter-lived The New Addams Family television show as well as two animated series in the ‘70s and ‘90s. But let’s be fair, all of these movies and television series are classics or at least memorable. That being said, one of them has to be the best of the Addams Family franchise. Will it be the first Addams Family film or maybe one of the follow-ups such as Addams Family Values that will make it to the top of the list? Or could one of the animated series beat them all?

If you've ever asked yourself, how many Addams Family movies are there? Look below to see all the films and series featuring your favorite aristocratic macabre family listed with the year they were released so you can watch them chronologically or in order of best to worst.

Your votes will help determine the best movies and series in The Addams Family franchise. Vote up the movies and series you loved the most or thought were the funniest and vote down the ones you didn't like to ensure the right movie or TV show makes it to the top of the list.

  • Photo: Addams Family Values / Paramount Pictures
    Addams Family Values is a 1993 American dark comedy film, which is the sequel to the 1991 American film The Addams Family. It was written by Paul Rudnick and directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, and features many cast members from the original, including Raúl Juliá, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, Carel Struycken, Jimmy Workman, Christina Ricci, Joan Cusack, David Krumholtz, and Christopher Hart. Compared to its predecessor, which retained something of the madcap approach of the 1960s sitcom, Values is played more for macabre laughs.  ...more
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  • Photo: The Addams Family / Paramount Pictures
    The Addams Family is a 1991 American fantasy comedy film based on the characters from the cartoon of the same name created by cartoonist Charles Addams. The movie was originally developed at Orion Pictures. But due to the studio's financial problems, Paramount Pictures stepped in to complete the film and handled North American distribution, with Orion retaining the international rights. The film debuted in Los Angeles on November 16, 1991. It opened internationally on November 22, 1991, on the same day as An American Tail: Fievel Goes West and Beauty and the Beast and received positive reviews. It was followed by a sequel, Addams Family Values, two years later.  ...more
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  • Photo: The Addams Family / ABC
    The Addams Family is an American television series based on the characters in Charles Addams' New Yorker cartoons. The 30-minute series was shot in black-and-white and aired for two seasons on ABC from September 18, 1964, to April 8, 1966, for a total of 64 episodes. It is often compared to its CBS rival, The Munsters, which ran for the same two seasons and achieved somewhat higher Nielsen ratings. The show is the first adaptation of the Addams family characters to feature The Addams Family Theme. The Addams Family was originally produced by Filmways, Inc. at General Service Studios in Hollywood, California. Successor company MGM Television now owns the rights to the show.  ...more
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  • Photo: Halloween with the New Addams Family / NBC
    A revival of the popular '60s TV comedy series "The Addams Family" has them preparing for Halloween in their own inimitable way. Halloween with the New Addams Family was a 1977 NBC TV-movie. This TV-movie has John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Jackie Coogan, Ted Cassidy, Lisa Loring, and Ken Weatherwax reprising their roles from the 1960s series The Addams Family. Blossom Rock was ill at the time of the production causing her role of Grandmama to be portrayed by Jane Rose.  ...more
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