IMDb: 25 Best Movies about Families

January 15, 2017 – 08:25 am

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Away We Go (2009)

A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time. (98 mins.)

“ Less the "coming home" story that many of these movies follow, this is about finding a home among both people and places. ” - muffinpancake


Mano gyvenimo zuvis (2003)

A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life. (125 mins.)

“ This movie is about lots of things, but the part that relates to family has to do with growing up to see parents as people, and how to reconcile the mythic characters of childhood with the mortals they really are. ” - muffinpancake


Dan in Real Life (2007)

Image of Mano gyvenimo zuvisA widower finds out the woman he fell in love with is his brother's girlfriend. (98 mins.)

“ Steve Carell stars as the widowed father of three daughters who is also a family advice columnist. They go to a family reunion/get-together in Rhode Island for a long weekend. ” - muffinpancake


Eulogy (2004)

A black comedy that follows three generations of a family, who come together for the funeral of the patriarch - unveiling a litany of family secrets and covert relationships. (91 mins.)

“ Family comes home for their father's funeral. ” - muffinpancake


The Family Stone (2005)

An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life. (103 mins.)

Image of Dan in Real Life“ There are some grating scenes involving the romantic subplots, but I don't think I've seen another movie whose ensemble cast so convincingly portrays a real family. ” - muffinpancake


\Nuotakos tevas (1991)

With his oldest daughter's wedding approaching, a father finds himself reluctant to let go. (105 mins.)

“ Though ostensibly a wedding movie, at its heart, this movie is about the relationship between a daughter and her family as she moves from engagement to marriage, specifically between her and her father. A sweet movie, and I hear the 1950 original is worth seeing as well, if not more so. ” - muffinpancake


Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly. (106 mins.)

Image of Eulogy“ Unlike most of these, focuses on the adult inter-sibling relationships not under the structure of parents at the apex of the family. ” - muffinpancake


Home for the Holidays (1995)

After losing her job, making out with her soon-to-be former boss and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson faces spending the holiday with her family. (103 mins.)

“ Unsurprisingly, a fair number of these movies are about Christmastime, which is a seasonal homecoming for many. This one is a less jolly version. ” - muffinpancake


The Kids Are All Right (2010)

Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life. (106 mins.)

“ Ostensibly a movie about "modern families", really this family is pretty much just like any other family. ” - muffinpancake


Lymelife (2008)

A family unit begins to bow under the pressure of a failing marriage. (95 mins.)

“ A surprisingly resonant dysfunctional family movie. The Culkin brothers are especially notable. ” - muffinpancake


Paskutinis tevu isbandymas (2000)
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