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The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family 

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Updated February 14, 2020 4.5k votes 1.1k voters 122.2k views 44 items

List Rules Vote up the most hilarious comedies about families.

Family can be a funny thing. The top comedy movies about families feature miscommunications, mishaps, and love that can survive even the worst vacation. This is a list of the funniest movies about family including everything from Parenthood to Mrs. Doubtfire to Home Alone.

What films will you find on this list of the best family comedies? In National Lampoon's Vacation, Clark Griswold revs up the family truckster for an unforgettable road trip to Walley World. Car troubles, thefts, and multiple deaths force Clark to the end of his rope in this 1983 comedy. Meet the Parents is a great comedy about in-lawsA Christmas Story is another hilarious movie about an American family. Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly generate lots of laughs as a pair of reluctant siblings by marriage in Step Brothers. Other films featured on this list include Meet the Parents, Jack and Jill, and We're the Millers.

Do you have a favorite funny family film? Give the best movies a thumbs up to move them towards the number-one spot, and please add any good comedies that are missing.

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Instant Family is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner
Instant Family is a 2018 comedy film directed by Sean Anders. Couple Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) find themselves in over their heads when they adopt three children.
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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy
Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy who is ...more

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Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field
Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by Chris Columbus, based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. A recently divorced actor (Robin Williams) decides to ...more

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Grown Ups is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
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Salma Hayek, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock
Grown Ups is a 2010 American buddy comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, and written by Adam Sandler, who also stars in this film. Besides Sandler, the film co-stars Kevin James, Chris Rock, ...more

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Daddy's Home is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini
Daddy's Home is a 2015 American comedy film directed by Sean Anders and written by Brian Burns, Anders and John Morris. The film is about a mild-mannered executive named Brad (Will Ferrell) who ...more
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We're the Millers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Molly Quinn
We're the Millers is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. It stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, and Ed ...more

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Grown Ups 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
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Salma Hayek, Shaquille O'Neal, Adam Sandler
Grown Ups 2 is a 2013 American buddy comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, and also produced by Adam Sandler, who also starred in the film. It is the sequel to the 2010 film Grown Ups. The film ...more

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin
The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner. The screenplay was written by Chris Columbus from a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg. The film's ...more

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National Lampoon's Chris... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis

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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. It is the third installment in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, and was written by ...more

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Step Brothers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Mary Steenburgen
Step Brothers is a 2008 American buddy slapstick comedy film starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. The screenplay was written by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, from a story written by them ...more

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A Christmas Story is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward
A Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film based on the short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes of author and raconteur Jean Shepherd, based on his book In God We Trust: All ...more

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Meet the Parents is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson
Meet the Parents is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach. Male nurse Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father (robert De ...more

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Vacation is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy
National Lampoon's Vacation, sometimes referred to as Vacation, is a 1983 Technicolor comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Dana Barron, ...more

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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Christina Ricci, Christopher Lloyd, Anjelica Huston
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 ...more

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Willy Wonka & the Ch... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. The film, a film adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and ...more

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Knives Out is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield
Knives Out is a 2019 mystery film directed by Rian Johnson. When wealthy crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead during his birthday party, Detective Benoit Blanc ...more

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Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
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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Liar Liar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly, Krista Allen
Liar Liar is a 1997 American comedy film written by Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur, directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Jim Carrey who was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance ...more

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Are We Done Yet? is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Magic Johnson, Ice Cube, Nia Long
Are We Done Yet? is a follow-up to Revolution Studios’ hilarious 2005 family comedy Are We There Yet? and picks up where the last story left off. Now married to Suzanne (Nia Long), Nick Persons ...more
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Sweet Home Alabama is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
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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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack
Sixteen Candles is a 1984 American coming-of-age comedy film starring Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling and Anthony Michael Hall. It was written and directed by John Hughes.

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Addams Family Values is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Christina Ricci, Christopher Lloyd, Anjelica Huston
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 ...more

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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz
The Addams Family is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated comedy horror film based on The Addams Family comics by Charles Addams. The film is directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, the ...more
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Fighting with My Family ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Florence Pugh, Lena Headey, Nick Frost
Fighting with My Family is a 2019 comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Merchant, based on the the life of WWE wrestler Paige. The Bevis family, who all are professional wrestlers, try to work ...more
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Otherhood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman
Otherhood is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Cindy Chupack, based on the novel Whatever Makes You Happy by William Sutcliffe. Three Suburban moms (Felicity Huffman, Patricia Arquette, ...more