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The Funniest Movies About Family

Updated September 11, 2020 7.4k votes 1.5k voters 177.7k views48 items

List RulesVote 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 that a lot of people saw as kids, and it is a one of the great funny movies to watch with 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. This list does come with some movies that are not necessarily family friendly comedy movies.

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 Movies About Family
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    Instant Family

    Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne

    Released2018

    Directed bySean Anders

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    Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

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    Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1993

    Directed byChris Columbus, Chuck Jones

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    Daddy's Home is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    Daddy's Home

    Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg

    Directed bySean Anders

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    Grown Ups is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    Grown Ups

    Salma Hayek, Adam Sandler

    Released2010

    Directed byDennis Dugan

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    We're the Millers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    We're the Millers

    Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts

    Released2013

    Directed byRawson Marshall Thurber

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    National Lampoon's Christm is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase

    Released1989

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

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    The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    The Goonies

    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Donner

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    Grown Ups 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    Grown Ups 2

    Salma Hayek, Shaquille O'Neal

    Released2013

    Directed byDennis Dugan

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    The Addams Family (1991) is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    The Addams Family (1991)

    Christina Ricci, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1991

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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    Meet the Parents is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    Meet the Parents

    Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller

    Released2000

    Directed byJay Roach

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    Step Brothers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    Step Brothers

    Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen

    Released2008

    Directed byAdam McKay

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    National Lampoon's Vacatio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    National Lampoon's Vacation

    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley

    Released1983

    Directed byHarold Ramis

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    A Christmas Story is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    A Christmas Story

    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon

    Released1983

    Directed byBob Clark

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    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson

    Released1971

    Directed byMel Stuart

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    Liar Liar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    Liar Liar

    Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly

    Released1997

    Directed byTom Shadyac

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    Are We Done Yet? is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    Are We Done Yet?

    Magic Johnson, Ice Cube

    Released2007

    Directed bySteve Carr

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    Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    Parenthood

    Keanu Reeves, Steve Martin

    Released1989

    Directed byRon Howard

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    Knives Out is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    Knives Out

    Daniel Craig, Chris Evans

    Released2019

    Directed byRian Johnson

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    Sweet Home Alabama is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    Sweet Home Alabama

    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2002

    Directed byAndy Tennant

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    Addams Family Values is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    Addams Family Values

    Christina Ricci, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1993

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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    Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    Sixteen Candles

    John Cusack, Molly Ringwald

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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    Cheaper by the Dozen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    Cheaper by the Dozen

    Hilary Duff, Ashton Kutcher

    Released2003

    Directed byShawn Levy

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    The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    The Addams Family

    Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron

    Released2019

    Directed byConrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan

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    Fighting with My Family is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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    Fighting with My Family

    Florence Pugh, Lena Headey

    Released2019

    Directed byStephen Merchant

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