Family gatherings movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant family gatherings movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, light and entertaining films and TV shows about / with family gatherings, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, couples, family, storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue and mentor plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as family gatherings: Meet the Parents (2000), The Wedding Date (2005), Serial (2014), What's in a Name? (2012), Death at a Funeral (2007), Four Christmases (2008), Mamma Mia! (2008), The Big Wedding (2013), Greedy (1994), Christmas with the Kranks (2004).

List of family gatherings movies

Meet the Parents (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Greg Focker is ready to marry his girlfriend, Pam, but before he pops the question, he must win over her formidable father, humorless former CIA agent Jack Byrnes, at the wedding of Pam's sister. As Greg bends over backward to make a good ...
Style: humorous, witty, funny, realistic, comic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: parenthood, family disapproval, family gatherings, meet the parents, wedding, cat, cia, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, farce, mishap, stupidity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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The Wedding Date (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With the wedding of her younger sister fast approaching, Kat Ellis faces the undesirable prospect of traveling alone to London for the ceremony. While this is bad enough, Jeffrey, the man who left her as they moved closer to marriage, happens to be ...
Style: romantic, feel good, sweet, sentimental, light ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: love and romance, romance, looking for love, unlikely couple, fall in love, opposites attract, hidden identity, family relations, disorder, dishonesty, family gatherings, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey
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 7.0
 33K
Serial (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A catholic French couple sees their life upside down when their four daughters get married to men of different religion and origins.
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: racism, family relations, interracial relations, parents and children, couple relations, family in crisis, family gatherings, verbal byplay, society, family problems, life turned upside down, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, africa
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What's in a Name? (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Vincent, a wealthy real estate agent, is invited to dinner by his sister Elizabeth and her husband Peter, both professors in Paris. Claude, a childhood friend and trombonist in a symphony orchestra, is also present. Vincent brings news from the ...
Style: talky, cynical, captivating, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: under the surface, friends, family problems, disorder, couple relations, siblings relations, family gatherings, prank, dialogue driven, friendship, best friends, joke ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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Death at a Funeral (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Chaos ensues when a man tries to expose a dark secret regarding a recently deceased patriarch of a dysfunctional British family.
Style: dark humor, humorous, funny, absurd, clever ...
Plot: farce, funeral, dysfunctional family, secret, eccentric family, siblings relations, family gatherings, pregnancy, corpse, presumed dead, blackmail, sarcasm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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Four Christmases (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brad and Kate have made something of an art form out of avoiding their families during the holidays, but this year their foolproof plan is about go bust -- big time. Stuck at the city airport after all departing flights are canceled, the couple is ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, couple relations, dysfunctional family, family relations, holiday, nothing goes right, family gatherings, parents and children, eccentric family, in-laws, comedy of errors, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, parents and children, family dinner, neighbor, nothing goes right, eccentric family, farce, family gatherings, down on your luck, yuppie, vacation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 6.4
 189K
Mamma Mia! (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set on an idyllic Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA hit songs. Donna, an independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on the island is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited young daughter she's raised ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, stylized, lyrical, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, parents and children, single parent, wedding, free spirited, eccentric family, meet the parents, family secret, couple relations, ex couple relations, family reunited, family gatherings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, europe
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The Big Wedding (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin are once again forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son's wedding after his ultra conservative biological mother ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, family relations, marriage, eccentric family, family feud, adoption, comedy of errors, reunion, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, love and romance, family reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.3
 12K
Greedy (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Meet the McTeagues. They've come to stake a claim in their wealthy uncle's will… only he's not dead yet!
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, clever, biting ...
Plot: bowling, greed, inheritance, vandalism, family relations, eccentric family, cons and scams, parents and children, disorder, grandfather, wealth, money ...
Time: 90s
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Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Luther Krank is fed up with the commerciality of Christmas; he decides to skip the holiday and go on a vacation with his wife instead. But when his daughter decides at the last minute to come home, he must put together a holiday celebration.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, satirical, semi serious ...
Plot: family, suburban life, christmas party, christmas, holiday, christmas eve, nothing goes right, family gatherings, disorder, family life, contests and competitions, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: latin america, usa, peru, chicago illinois
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 7.1
 27K
8 Women (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Eight women gather to celebrate Christmas in a snowbound cottage, only to find the family patriarch dead with a knife in his back. Trapped in the house, every woman becomes a suspect, each having her own motive and secret.
Style: twists and turns, humorous, satirical, feel good, not serious ...
Plot: estate, maid, family secret, murder, christmas, crime, suicide, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, who to trust, who done it, multiple suspects ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: france, europe, argentina
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The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The siblings of the Fitzgerald family must decide if the dad who abandoned them 20 years ago can come home for Christmas. Can the big Irish clan get past their grievances to be a family again?
Style: sincere, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: family gatherings, christmas, homecoming, reunion, family relations, parents and children, holiday, sibling relationship, dysfunctional family, irish american, estranged father, brother sister relationship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.3
 2K
Archipelago (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Patricia (Kate Fahy) and her two children, young adults Edward (Tom Hiddleston) and Cynthia (Lydia Leonard), arrive for a break at a holiday cottage. As rain and wind lash against the windows, Patricia grows exasperated at the absence of her ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, serious
Plot: parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, estrangement, family gatherings, family relations, dysfunctional family, island, introspection, family problems, hopes, resort
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Spencer's Mountain (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even helps a newly arrived local minister regain his flock after he ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: family, family problems, family life, americana, family gatherings, family in crisis, family relations, couples, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: tokyo, hawaii
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Love the Coopers (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, christmas, parents and children, family gatherings, nothing goes right, couple relations, couples, family relations, mother daughter relationship, christmas eve, happiness, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1946, 1960s
Place: usa
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Meet the Browns (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A single mother living in inner city Chicago, Brenda has been struggling for years to make ends meet and keep her three kids off the street.But when she's laid off with no warning, she starts losing hope for the first time - until a letter ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, not serious, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: single parent, family relations, reunion, eccentric family, family life, siblings relations, family gatherings, parents and children, small town life, death in the family, male female relationship, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, georgia
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 6.6
 8K
September (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.
Style: talky, sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, family problems, parents and children, friends, family relations, family gatherings, couple relations, siblings relations, human nature, couples, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vermont
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic, funny, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, greek, mother daughter relationship, wedding, prejudice, unlikely couple, wedding preparations and rituals, romance, family, traditional versus modern, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, greece, chicago illinois, san francisco
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My Wife and Kids (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: My Wife and Kids is an American television family sitcom that ran on ABC from March 28, 2001 until May 17, 2005. Produced by Touchstone Television, it starred Damon Wayans and Tisha Campbell-Martin, and centers on the character of Michael Kyle, a ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: black family, dysfunctional family, couple relations, parents and children, working class, family relations, family life, family problems, eccentric family, family gatherings, siblings relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa
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 5.0
 998
Below Utopia (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Daniel returns to his family's mansion for the holidays along with his girlfriend Susanne. His family's seemingly-utopian existence is overshadowed by not only the death of Daniel's brother, but also by Daniel's failure to live ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, crimes, heist, family gatherings, confined, deadly, reunion, danger, gunfight, home invasion, mansion ...
Time: 90s
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 7.5
 17K
Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, family problems, family relations, parents and children, family gatherings, family tragedy, sister sister relationship, sibling rivalry, father daughter relationship, character study, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, love triangle, infidelity, starting over, working class, dysfunctional family, romance, love affair, love and romance, family gatherings, couple relations, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington
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The Family Stone (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 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.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: christmas, romance, family values, eccentric family, family gatherings, parents and children, brother sister relationship, secret, family drama, wedding preparations and rituals, holiday, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut
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Crimes of the Heart (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and is turning into an old maid, while Meg, who tries to make it ...
Style: talky, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: reunion, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, sisters, family problems, eccentric family, parents and children, family gatherings, love and romance, family relations, human nature, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi
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Daddy and Them (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When an uncle is charged with murder, the event reverberates throughout a poor Arkansas family, including a struggling musician and his wife, her mother, her sister, and his father.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, psychological
Plot: homecoming, destiny, parents and children, family problems, murder, reunion, family gatherings, love and romance, couple relations, eccentric family, family life, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, arkansas, switzerland, florida ...
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 6.6
 78K
You're Next (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of their victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: home invasion, crimes, murder, massacre, slasher, axe, trap, masked killer, crossbow, family gatherings, domestic disturbance, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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A Texas Funeral (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It's 1968 and the Whit clan are reuniting for the burial of Grandpa Sparta (Martin Sheen). But Sparta still has some secrets to reveal to his family and wisdom to impart to his grandson, in this whimsical comedy from the writer of The Bourne ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, surprise ending
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, ghost, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, americana, society, couples, eccentric family, family problems, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
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While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A love story built on a misunderstanding. A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off the tracks after he's mugged. But while he's in a coma, his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, light, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, coma, christmas, love and romance, love triangle, disorder, romance, love affair, mistaken identity, wedding preparations and rituals, sibling relationship, new year's eve ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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Jumping the Broom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: meet the parents, class differences, wedding, parents and children, family gatherings, couple relations, family feud, family tradition, family relations, social differences, culture clash, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
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