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The Funniest Movies About Family 

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Updated July 13, 2020 5.6k votes 1.4k voters 166.8k views 48 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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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

Released: 1990

Directed by: Chris Columbus

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Instant Family is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner

Released: 2018

Directed by: Sean Anders

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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Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field

Released: 1993

Directed by: Chris Columbus, Chuck Jones

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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Daddy's Home is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini

Directed by: Sean Anders

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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Grown Ups is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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Released: 2010

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

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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We're the Millers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Molly Quinn

Released: 2013

Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber

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 Movies About Family
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Released: 2013

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

Released: 1985

Directed by: Richard Donner

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National Lampoon's Chris... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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Released: 1989

Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik

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Step Brothers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Mary Steenburgen

Released: 2008

Directed by: Adam McKay

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Willy Wonka & the Ch... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

Released: 1971

Directed by: Mel Stuart

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Vacation is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy

Released: 1983

Directed by: Harold Ramis

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Meet the Parents is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson

Released: 2000

Directed by: Jay Roach

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

Released: 1991

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

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Liar Liar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly, Krista Allen

Released: 1997

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

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Are We Done Yet? is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
Magic Johnson, Ice Cube, Nia Long

Released: 2007

Directed by: Steve Carr

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A Christmas Story is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward

Released: 1983

Directed by: Bob Clark

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Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
Keanu Reeves, Steve Martin, Bryce Dallas Howard

Released: 1989

Directed by: Ron Howard

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Sweet Home Alabama is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Dakota Fanning

Released: 2002

Directed by: Andy Tennant

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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

Released: 1984

Directed by: John Hughes

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Addams Family Values is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
Christina Ricci, Christopher Lloyd, Anjelica Huston

Released: 1993

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

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Knives Out is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield

Released: 2019

Directed by: Rian Johnson

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Cheaper by the Dozen 2 ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
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Released: 2005

Directed by: Adam Shankman

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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz

Released: 2019

Directed by: Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan

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Fighting with My Family ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Movies About Family
Florence Pugh, Lena Headey, Nick Frost

Released: 2019

Directed by: Stephen Merchant

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