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The Funniest Movies About Family

Updated February 2, 2021 8.5k votes 1.7k voters 201.8k views90 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 Family1
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    Instant Family

    Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne

    Released2018

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  • Home Alone2
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    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

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    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1993

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    Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg

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    Salma Hayek, Adam Sandler

    Released2010

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    Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts

    Released2013

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  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation7
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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase

    Released1989

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    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin

    Released1985

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  • Meet the Parents10
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    Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller

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    Christina Ricci, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1991

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    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon

    Released1983

    Directed byBob Clark

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    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley

    Released1983

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  • Liar Liar16
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    Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly

    Released1997

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    Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson

    Released1971

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    Keanu Reeves, Steve Martin

    Released1989

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    Christina Ricci, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1993

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    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2002

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    John Cusack, Molly Ringwald

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