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, entertaining, light and clever films and TV shows about / with family relations, family gatherings, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family, couples, runaway, dialogue, mentor and storytelling plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as family gatherings: Meet the Parents (2000), Four Christmases (2008), Mamma Mia! (2008), The Big Wedding (2013), Death at a Funeral (2007), The Wedding Date (2005), 8 Women (2002), Serial (2014), What's in a Name? (2012), 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, comic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: family gatherings, meet the parents, parenthood, wedding, comedy of errors, family disapproval, nothing goes right, cia agent, farce, cat, cia, stupidity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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, dysfunctional family, holiday, family relations, comedy of errors, couple relations, nothing goes right, family gatherings, parents and children, eccentric family, in-laws, christmas party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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, nothing goes right, eccentric family, neighbor, farce, family gatherings, down on your luck, family, culture clash ...
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: sentimental, stylized, lyrical, light, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, parents and children, wedding, single parent, free spirited, eccentric family, parent child relationship, family gatherings, love and romance, couple relations, lovers reunited, meet the parents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: not serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, marriage, family relations, eccentric family, meet the parents, family feud, comedy of errors, adoption, family gatherings, reunion, dysfunctional family, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, not serious ...
Plot: farce, funeral, dysfunctional family, secret, siblings relations, family gatherings, eccentric family, sarcasm, secrets, british, death, foul language ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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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: feel good, romantic, sweet, light, funny ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, looking for love, unlikely couple, fall in love, hidden identity, opposites attract, family relations, disorder, wedding, dishonesty, love story ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, new jersey
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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, talky, not serious ...
Plot: estate, crime, maid, family secret, murder, christmas, mistress, seduction, suicide, eccentric family, who done it, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: france, europe, argentina
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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, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: racism, interracial relations, verbal byplay, parents and children, family in crisis, family relations, couple relations, sister sister relationship, family gatherings, life turned upside down, society, family problems ...
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, thought provoking, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: under the surface, prank, family problems, disorder, couple relations, siblings relations, family gatherings, friends, joke, dialogue driven, best friends, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
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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: christmas eve, family, christmas party, holiday, suburban life, christmas, family gatherings, nothing goes right, parents and children, disorder, family life, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: latin america, peru, usa, chicago illinois
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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: semi serious, humorous, witty, clever, realistic ...
Plot: greed, inheritance, vandalism, eccentric family, parents and children, family relations, cons and scams, grandfather, money, wealth, bowling, disorder ...
Time: 90s
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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, realistic, touching
Plot: family gatherings, christmas, parents and children, holiday, sibling relationship, reunion, family relations, homecoming, estranged father, irish american, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, feel good, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: christmas, romance, parents and children, eccentric family, family gatherings, family values, brother sister relationship, secret, family drama, holiday, wedding preparations and rituals, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa
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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, unlikely couple, family, prejudice, romance, parents and children, eccentric family, wedding preparations and rituals, xenophobia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, greece, chicago illinois, san francisco
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 6.1
 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, serious, sincere, atmospheric
Plot: parents and children, family in crisis, estrangement, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, island, family relations, family gatherings, introspection, resort, family problems, hopes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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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: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, coma, love and romance, christmas, love triangle, romance, disorder, love affair, mistaken identity, sibling relationship, memory loss, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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Addams Family Reunion (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Addams Family goes on a search for their relatives. Gomez and Morticia are horrified to discover that Grandpa and Grandma Addams have a disease that is slowly turning them "normal". The only chance they have of a cure is to find a ...
Style: gothic, humorous, dark humor, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: eccentric family, butler, family gatherings, family, hotel, family life, family relations, disorder, mistaken identity, danger, youth, family problems ...
Time: 1990s
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Meet the Fockers (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Hard-to-crack ex-CIA man, Jack Byrnes and his wife, Dina head for the warmer climes of Florida to meet son-in-law-to-be, Greg Focker's parents. Unlike their happily matched offspring, the future in-laws find themselves in a situation of ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, comic, not serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: parents and children, family relations, farce, family, meet the parents, parent child relationship, family life, nothing goes right, love and romance, father in law son in law relationship, cia, in laws ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, 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, touching, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: african american, meet the parents, couple relations, wedding, class differences, parents and children, culture clash, family gatherings, family relations, social differences, family tradition, family feud ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa
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Eloise at Christmastime (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Eloise insists on helping with yuletide nuptials.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: hotel, shopping, christmas, nanny, mischievous children, young heroes, family, holiday, opposites attract, couple relations, love triangle, family gatherings ...
Place: new york, usa
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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: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: home invasion, crimes, murder, massacre, slasher, masked killer, domestic disturbance, crossbow, family in danger, gory, survival, family gatherings ...
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: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, parents and children, couples, family problems, family relations, ghost, americana, couple relations, interracial relations, eccentric family, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
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 8.0
 11K
Still Walking (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Twelve years after their beloved eldest son, Junpei, drowned while saving a stranger's life, Kyohei and Toshiko welcome their surviving children home for a family reunion. Younger son Ryota still feels that his parents resent that he isn't ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family gatherings, reunion, bereavement, family life, family relations, dealing with death, parents and children, remarry, family tradition, family reunited, reconciliation, generation gap ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan
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A Family Thanksgiving (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A successful lawyer gets to see how her life would have turned out if she would have made other choices in life.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: family gatherings, family relations, christmas, legal action, starting over, couple relations, parents and children, singleness, workplace romance, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, road not taken ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It’s Christmastime and the far-flung members of the Rodriguez family are converging at their parents’ home in Chicago to celebrate the season and rejoice in their youngest brother’s safe return from combat overseas.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: family gatherings, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, homecoming, couples, family problems, family relations, scar, females talking about sex, scarred face ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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In Bed with Santa (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Bed with Santa (Swedish: Tomten är far till alla barnen) is a 1999 Swedish comedy film directed by Kjell Sundvall. A German remake was made under the tiltle Meine schöne Bescherung.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual, offbeat ...
Plot: christmas, pregnancy, family gatherings, couples, santa claus, family relations, couple relations, chaos and mayhem, love and romance, parent child relationship, christmas eve, children ...
Time: 90s
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 7.2
 6K
Krisha (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.
Style: tragicomedy, touching, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: family gatherings, family, thanksgiving, addiction, mental illness, estranged son, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, reunion
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, turkey
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The Strange Little Cat (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 72 min.
Story: It is a Saturday in autumn, and Karin and Simon are visiting their parents and youngest sister Clara. This family gathering provides the occasion for a dinner together, at which other relatives appear over the course of the day. While the family ...
Style: semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: cat, family gatherings, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, barking, glass of milk, orange, apartment, butterfly, barking dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: When a huge snowstorm leaves everyone stranded, Mickey and all of his guests at the House of Mouse, including Pooh, Belle, Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel and many more of his old and new friends, break out the cookies and hot chocolate to help Donald ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, feel good, surprise ending
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, disney, family gatherings, family, imaginary kingdom, holiday, wish come true, adventure, escapades, disorder, friends, buddies ...
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