Entertainment The Best Movies About In-Laws  

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List Rules Vote up the movies that feature your favorite in-laws.

Say you meet that special, perfect someone. They're everything you ever wanted, and you can't imagine your life without them. Next thing you know, you're getting serious and it's time to meet... their family. Surely no family could be so bad that they would become a dealbreaker?

Well, the movies on this list of the greatest In-laws movies will test that notion. These are all the top movies with In-laws so bad they would make you reconsider the most perfect partner in the entire world. From stern parents to crazy siblings to crime families, there's something for everyone.

We all have trouble with our In-laws from time to time, so vote up the best films about in-laws on this list and add anything you think belongs on the list. You can also be thankful that your in-laws aren't like Robert DeNiro in Meet the Parents. And if they are? Well, at least you're not alone.

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin, Joey Fatone
My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a 2002 Canadian-American romantic comedy film written by and starring Nia Vardalos and directed by Joel Zwick. The film is centered on Fotoula "Toula" ...more
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Meet the Parents is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson
Meet the Parents is a 2000 American comedy film written by Jim Herzfeld and John Hamburg and directed by Jay Roach. Starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller, the film chronicles a series of ...more
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Meet the Fockers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman
Meet the Fockers is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach and the sequel to Meet the Parents. The film stars Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe ...more
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Why Him? is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch
Why Him? is a 2016 American comedy film directed by John Hamburg. The film follows a father who tries to stop his daughter's tech millionaire boyfriend from asking her to marry him.
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Father of the Bride is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short
Father of the Bride is a 1991 American comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, George Newbern, Martin Short, B.D. Wong and Kieran Culkin. It is a remake of the 1950 ...more
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Sweet Home Alabama is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Dakota Fanning
Sweet Home Alabama is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant, starring Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey and Candice Bergen. The film was released by ...more
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Monster-in-Law is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Wanda Sykes
Monster-in-Law is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Robert Luketic and starring Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Michael Vartan and Wanda Sykes. It marks a return to cinema for Fonda, being her ...more
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Monsoon Wedding is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Naseeruddin Shah, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Mira Nair
Monsoon Wedding is a 2001 film directed by Mira Nair and written by Sabrina Dhawan, which depicts romantic entanglements during a traditional Punjabi Hindu wedding in Delhi. Writer Sabrina ...more
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Prime is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman, Mini Andén
Prime is a 2005 American romantic comedy film starring Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep and Bryan Greenberg. It was written and directed by Ben Younger. The film grossed $67,937,503 worldwide.
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The Birdcage is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Hank Azaria
The Birdcage is a 1996 American comedy film, directed by Mike Nichols and stars Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, and Dianne Wiest. Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Hank Azaria, and ...more
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Father of the Bride is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett
Father of the Bride is a 1950 American comedy film about a man trying to cope with preparations for his daughter's upcoming wedding. The movie stars Spencer Tracy in the titular role, Joan ...more
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Father of the Bride Part II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short
Father of the Bride Part II is a 1995 comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton and Martin Short. The film is a sequel to Father of the Bride and a loose remake of the 1951 film Father's ...more
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Little Fockers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand
Little Fockers is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Paul Weitz, and the third movie in the Meet the Parents franchise. Jack Byrne (Robert De Niro) is still reluctant about making ...more
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is a 2016 American romantic comedy film directed by Kirk Jones and written by Nia Vardalos. The film stars Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, ...more
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The In-Laws is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Alan Arkin, Peter Falk, Ed Begley
The In-Laws is a 1979 American action-comedy film starring Alan Arkin and Peter Falk, written by Andrew Bergman and directed by Arthur Hiller. The film was remade in 2003, with Michael Douglas, ...more
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Forget Paris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Billy Crystal, Rush Limbaugh, Debra Winger
Forget Paris is a 1995 romantic comedy film produced, directed, co-written by and starring Billy Crystal as an NBA referee and Debra Winger as an independent working woman whose lives are ...more
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How to Make an American Quilt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Claire Danes, Winona Ryder, Jared Leto
How to Make an American Quilt is a 1995 movie which was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and stars Winona Ryder, Maya Angelou, Ellen Burstyn and Anne Bancroft. It is based on a novel of the same ...more
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The Joy Luck Club is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Ming-Na Wen, Andrew McCarthy, Vivian Wu
The Joy Luck Club is a 1993 American film about the relationships between Chinese-American women and their Chinese mothers. Directed by Wayne Wang, the film is based on the eponymous 1989 novel ...more
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Mickey Blue Eyes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Hugh Grant, James Caan, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Mickey Blue Eyes is a 1999 British-American romantic comedy film directed by Kelly Makin. Hugh Grant stars as Michael Felgate, an English auctioneer living in New York City who becomes entangled ...more
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You, Me and Dupree is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Kate Hudson, Seth Rogen, Michael Douglas
You, Me and Dupree is a 2006 American romantic comedy film directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, written by Mike LeSieur, and produced by Mary Parent, Scott Stuber, and Owen Wilson. The film ...more
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Love Crazy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Myrna Loy, William Powell, Sidney Blackmer
Love Crazy is a 1941 screwball comedy film pairing William Powell and Myrna Loy as a couple whose marriage is on the verge of being broken up by the husband's old girlfriend and the wife's ...more
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The In-Laws is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Ryan Reynolds, Michael Douglas, Candice Bergen
The In-Laws is a 2003 American comedy film starring Michael Douglas, Albert Brooks, Candice Bergen, Robin Tunney, Maria Ricossa, Lindsay Sloane and Ryan Reynolds. The film is a remake of the ...more
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The Family Stone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Rachel McAdams, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes
The Family Stone is a 2005 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Thomas Bezucha. Produced by Michael London and distributed by 20th Century Fox, it stars an ensemble cast, including ...more
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Easy Virtue is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Jessica Biel, Colin Firth, Kristin Scott Thomas
Easy Virtue is a 2008 British romantic comedy film based on Noël Coward's play of the same name. The play was previously made into the silent movie Easy Virtue by Alfred Hitchcock. This ...more
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Son in Law is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About In-Laws
Tiffani Thiessen, Brendan Fraser, Carla Gugino
Son in Law is a 1993 American comedy film starring Pauly Shore, Carla Gugino, Lane Smith, Cindy Pickett, Tiffani Thiessen, Patrick Renna, Dan Gauthier and Dennis Burkley.