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A list of the best dysfunctional family movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This dysfunctional family movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about dysfunctional families are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about family dysfunction you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous dysfunctional family movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already - note that these are films about truly messed up families to make this list - this is a different list from a list of best movies about families. Click on the movie titles for more information about these films about screwed up families.

This list has a variety of well known films, like Garden State and multiple versions of Death at a Funeral, in it.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies about dysfunctional families?" and "What is the greatest dysfunctional family movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular dysfunctional family movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these dysfunctional family movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good dysfunctional family movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

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PeteBoyle added The Royal Tenenbaums Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray The Royal Tenenbaums is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson and co-written with Owen Wilson. The film stars Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, ...more

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Garden State Natalie Portman, Jim Parsons, Ian Holm Garden State is a 2004 comedy-drama film written and directed by Zach Braff and starring Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm and Braff himself. The film centers on Andrew Largeman, a ...more

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Ordinary People Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland, Adam Baldwin Ordinary People is a 1980 American drama film that marked the directorial debut of actor Robert Redford. It stars Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch and Timothy Hutton. The story ...more

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Little Miss Sunshine Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Toni Collette Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 American comedy-drama road film and the directorial film debut of the husband-wife team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The screenplay was written by ...more

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Death at a Funeral Peter Dinklage, Alan Tudyk, Matthew Macfadyen Death at a Funeral is a 2007 British comedy film directed by Frank Oz. The screenplay by Dean Craig focuses on a family attempting to resolve a variety of problems while attending the funeral of ...more

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Parenthood Keanu Reeves, Steve Martin, Bryce Dallas Howard Parenthood is a 1989 comedy-drama film with an ensemble cast that includes Steve Martin, Tom Hulce, Rick Moranis, Martha Plimpton, Joaquin Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, ...more

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This is Where I Leave You

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Flirting with Disaster Ben Stiller, Mary Tyler Moore, Téa Leoni Flirting with Disaster is a 1996 American comedy film written and directed by David O. Russell about a young father's search for his biological parents. The film stars Ben Stiller, Patricia ...more

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Happiness Philip Seymour Hoffman, Molly Shannon, Jon Lovitz Happiness is a 1998 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Todd Solondz, that portrays the lives of three sisters, their families and those around them. The film was awarded the ...more

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Flowers in the Attic Kristy Swanson, Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant Flowers in the Attic is a 1987 psychological horror film starring Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant, Kristy Swanson, and Jeb Stuart Adams. It is based on the 1979 novel of the same name by V. C. ...more

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Margot at the Wedding Nicole Kidman, Jack Black, Jennifer Jason Leigh Margot at the Wedding is a 2007 tragicomedy written and directed by Noah Baumbach. The film premiered August 31, 2007 at the 34th Telluride Film Festival.

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Magnolia Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman Magnolia is a 1999 American drama film written, produced, and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Jeremy Blackman, Tom Cruise, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Jay, ...more

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The Squid and the Whale Anna Paquin, Alexandra Daddario, Laura Linney The Squid and the Whale is a 2005 American arthouse comedy-drama film written and directed by Noah Baumbach and produced by Wes Anderson. It tells the semi-autobiographical story of two boys in ...more

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Rachel Getting Married Anne Hathaway, Debra Winger, Sebastian Stan Rachel Getting Married is a 2008 drama film directed by Jonathan Demme, and starring Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Irwin and Debra Winger. The film was released in the U.S. to select ...more

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The Savages Philip Seymour Hoffman, Laura Linney, Margo Martindale The Savages is a 2007 American drama film, written and directed by Tamara Jenkins. It stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Tommy Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson, Elton John Tommy is a 1975 British musical fantasy film based upon The Who's 1969 rock opera album Tommy. It was directed by Ken Russell and featured a star-studded cast, including the band members ...more

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The House of Yes Tori Spelling, Rachael Leigh Cook, Parker Posey The House of Yes is a 1997 American film starring Parker Posey, Josh Hamilton, Geneviève Bujold, Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Tori Spelling. The movie is based on the play of the same name, ...more

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Mommie Dearest Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest Mommie Dearest is a 1981 American biographical drama film about Joan Crawford, starring Faye Dunaway. The film was directed by Frank Perry. The story was adapted for the screen by Robert ...more