Comedies The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family  

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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. A 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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Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy film, starring Robin Williams and Sally Field and based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. It was directed by Chris Columbus and ...more

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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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We're the Millers is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Daddy's Home is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini

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Vacation is listed (or ranked) 5 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 Goonies is listed (or ranked) 6 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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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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s..and..a added 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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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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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa... is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Grown Ups 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
s..and..a added 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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A Christmas Story is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Sweet Home Alabama is listed (or ranked) 15 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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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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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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Carly Kiel added Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis 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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Our Idiot Brother is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks, Rashida Jones Our Idiot Brother is a 2011 American comedy-drama film directed by Jesse Peretz and starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer. The script was written by Evgenia ...more

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Like Father is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Kristen Bell, Kelsey Grammer, Seth Rogen Like Father is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Lauren Miller Rogen. A workaholic woman (Kristen Bell) who is left at the altar takes her honeymoon trip anyway with her overachieving ...more

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The Oath is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Ike Barinholtz, Tiffany Haddish, John Cho The Oath is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Ike Barinholtz. In a politically divided America, a man (Barinholtz) struggles to make it through the Thanksgiving holiday without destroying ...more

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Hannah and Her Sisters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Allen, Carrie Fisher Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 American comedy-drama film which tells the intertwined stories of an extended family over two years that begins and ends with a family Thanksgiving dinner. The ...more

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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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Jack and Jill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Johnny Depp, Katie Holmes, Shaquille O'Neal Jack and Jill is a 2011 comedy film written by Steve Koren, Robert Smigel, Ben Zook and directed by Dennis Dugan.

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Little Miss Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Toni Collette Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 American comedy-drama road film and the directorial film debut of the husband-wife team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The screenplay was written by ...more

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This Is 40 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Megan Fox, Melissa McCarthy, Paul Rudd This Is 40 is a 2012 American spin-off comedy film written, co-produced and directed by Judd Apatow. It is a stand-alone sequel to the 2007 film Knocked Up and stars Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann. ...more

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Nutty Professor II: The Klumps is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson, Wanda Sykes The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps is a 2000 American romantic comic science fiction film directed by Peter Segal. It is a sequel to the 1996 film The Nutty Professor and stars Eddie Murphy. As ...more

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SofĂ­a Vergara, Tyler Perry, Angela Bassett Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns is a 2008 romantic comedy-drama film released by Lionsgate on March 21, 2008. The film was based on the play of the same name by Tyler Perry.

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I Don't Know How She Does It is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Family
Christina Hendricks, Sarah Jessica Parker, Olivia Munn I Don't Know How She Does It is a 2011 American comedy film based on Allison Pearson's novel of the same name. The film stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, and Greg Kinnear.