Family dinner movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant family dinner movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, realistic, captivating, light, entertaining and suspense films and TV shows about / with family dinner, family relations, husband wife relationship, family, dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, friendship, father son relationship, christmas and family gatherings plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as family dinner: Friday Night Dinner (2011), Holy Mess (2015), Silent Night (2021), Secret Santa (2018), What's Cooking? (2000), Her Love Boils Bathwater (2016), Meet the Hollowheads (1989), Pretty Rosebud (2014), Drone (2017), The Anthem of the Heart (2017).

List of family dinner movies

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 gatherings, family dinner, farce, neighbor, eccentric family, nothing goes right, down on your luck, family relations, yuppie ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Friday Night Dinner (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Two siblings share their Friday night dinners at their parents home and, somehow, something always goes wrong.
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, realistic, nostalgic
Plot: family relations, family dinner, eccentric family, comedy of errors, parents and children, marriage, social awkwardness, disorder, family gatherings, couple relations, grandparent and grandchild, middle aged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, europe
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 5.5
 3K
Holy Mess (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A comedy about the new alternative family and how different family situations and relationships come to a head during the premier family weekend.
Style: captivating, semi serious, sincere, humorous, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: gay, dysfunctional family, christmas, family dinner, lgbt, gay couple, family secret, father son relationship, gay slur, mother son relationship, gay lead character, racial slur ...
Place: eastern europe, sweden
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 5.7
 11K
Silent Night (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nell, Simon, and their boy Art are ready to welcome friends and family for what promises to be a perfect Christmas gathering. Perfect except for one thing: everyone is going to die.
Style: apocalyptic, psychological, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, lesbian couple, suicide, holiday, christmas, bunker, family dinner, holiday horror, christmas party, suicidal thoughts, christmas dinner ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england
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 5.0
 870
Secret Santa (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: “The holidays are a time for backstabbing and silent, annihilating judgment, but for the Pope family, the time-honored tradition of passive aggressive snark is always masked with a smile. But not this year. April Pope, the family’s golden child, ...
Style: suspense, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: murder, wealthy family, christmas party, family dinner, family reunited, dysfunctional family, marriage proposal, christmas, psychopath, revenge, alcohol abuse, male homosexuality ...
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What's Cooking? (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents' fears collide. In the Avila family, ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, pregnancy, culture clash, family problems, family gatherings, family life, americana, couple relations, love affair, parents and children, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, ireland
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The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The young Orthodox Jew, Motti Wolkenbruch, finds himself at a turning point. His beloved mother wants him to get married and presents one marriage candidate after the other. Unfortunately none of the woman pleases him, because they all look just ...
Style: light, captivating, humorous, contemplative
Plot: jewish family, matchmaking, family dinner, rabbi, looking for love, family relations, self discovery, couples, fall in love, society, love and romance, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: switzerland
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Her Love Boils Bathwater (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A terminally ill single mother is determined to reconcile her splintered family.
Style: captivating, melancholic, sentimental, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: bathhouse, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, bullying, east asian woman, terminal illness, runaway child, japanese school, cancer, husband wife relationship, japanese woman, diagnosis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, mount fuji
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Meet the Hollowheads (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Hollowheads are a strange, futuristic family that live in a Jetsons type world complete with many cool gadgets. Henry is hoping for a promotion at the slime factory in which he works and decides to bring his boss home for dinner and to meet the ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, parody ...
Plot: eccentric family, dark humor, nothing goes right, disorder, society, workplace situations, suburbs, social satire, husband wife relationship, family dinner, boss, absurdism ...
Time: future, 80s
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 6.2
 771
Pretty Rosebud (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Drama - A career woman stuck in an unhappy marriage struggles to find happiness. - Chuti Tiu, Kipp Shiotani, Dana Lee
Style: touching, sincere, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, interracial sex, crumbling marriage, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, sexual content, infidelity, immigrants, society, misfit, couples, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.4
 6K
Drone (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ideologies collide with fatal results when a military drone contractor meets an enigmatic Pakistani businessman.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, exciting
Plot: drone, confrontation, terrorist, family life, revenge, family in danger, secret life, secret identity, husband wife relationship, bomb threat, deception, home invasion ...
Place: pakistan
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The Anthem of the Heart (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jun is a girl whose words have been sealed away so that she cannot hurt anyone with them. But, one day, she is nominated to become an executive member of the "community outreach council." On top of that, Jun is also appointed to play the ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, touching, buddy movie, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: school club, teenage girl, friendship, following someone, mother daughter relationship, mascot, grandfather grandson relationship, teacher student relationship, rehearsal, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family dinner, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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Like Mother, Like Daughter (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An attention-craving mother nearing 50, unemployed and living with her pregnant daughter and son-in-law, suddenly finds herself with child, too...
Style: thought provoking, humorous, entertaining, light, feel good ...
Plot: pregnancy, mother daughter relationship, pregnant woman, awkwardness, family dinner, childbirth, in laws, hospital, mother daughter conflict, family problems, family relations, pregnant daughter ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france
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Zahradnictv?: Rodinn? p??tel (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Melodrama set in Czech Republic during the Germain occupation.
Style: melancholic, romantic, sentimental, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: world war two, husband wife relationship, secret, love triangle, russian, typhus, bossy woman, friendship, doctor, death, friendship between men, conspiracy ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1939, year 1944 ...
Place: europe, central europe, czechoslovakia, czech republic
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 6.6
 40K
The Loved Ones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he's screwed. What happens when Lola doesn't get what she wants? She enlists Daddy's help to throw a prom of her own, where she is queen and Brent is king -- ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, bleak, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, femme fatale, obsessive love, captivity, female psychopath, kidnapping, prom, torture, teenage girl, psychopath, teenager, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, california
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 4.8
 544
The Naked Eye (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Begoña is a thirty something consultant who has rebelled against her upper middle class background and has overdone it with sex ever since her youth. On recommendation of her psychoanalyst she keeps a video diary of her encounters using a ...
Style: psychological, suspense
Plot: older woman younger man sex, family dinner, swinger, dysfunctional family, family, life is a bitch, family relations, relationship problems, male female relationship, social problems, family problems, middle aged ...
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 6.3
 6K
10th & Wolf (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A former street tough returns to his Philadelphia home after a stint in the military. Back on his home turf, he once again finds himself tangling with the mob boss who was instrumental in his going off to be a soldier.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mafia, undercover, family relations, homecoming, haunted by the past, crimes, marines, desert, gangsters, special agents, law enforcement, family dinner ...
Time: contemporary, year 1984, 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, iraq
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The Good Doctor (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dr. Martin Blake, who has spent his life looking for respect, meets an 18-year-old patient named Diane, suffering from a kidney infection, and gets a much-needed boost of self-esteem. However, when her health starts improving, Martin fears losing ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: doctors and patients, evil doctor, obsession, intern, workaholic, hospital, power relations, manipulation, older man younger woman relationship, sociopath, medication, nurse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.8
 922
Black Pond (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Thompson family is accused of murder when a stranger dies at their dinner table. Six months later, family friend Tim visits freelance therapist Dr. Eric Sacks and the story finds it's way to the press. The facts are bent and the details ...
Style: captivating, suspense, humorous, tense, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, uncover truth, false accusation, eccentric family, disorder, dark humor, family gatherings, stranger, family dinner, husband wife relationship, death, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Lifelong friends and national idols Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. have earned their NASCAR stripes with their uncanny knack of finishing races in the first and second slots, respectively, and slinging catchphrases like "Shake and bake!" ...
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: car race, french, divorce, farce, sport competition, stupidity, lifestyle, teamwork, championship, comeback, uninhibited rivalry, nascar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, north carolina, usa
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The Black Balloon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thomas is turning 16. His dad's in the army and they've just moved to a town in New South Wales; his mom is pregnant; his older brother, Charlie, who's autistic, has his own adolescent sexual issues. Thomas finds Charlie an ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: first love, birthday, social services, eccentric family, acceptance, autism, love and romance, human nature, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coming of age, family relations, birthday party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, family in danger, domestic disturbance, family relations, paranormal activity, family problems, parents and children, mystery, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, long island
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 7.3
 540
To Soi sou (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Greece
Duration: 35 min.
TV show
Story: Savvas and Lydia are happily married for a decade with two daughters. Every Sunday morning they visit either Savvas' family or Lydia's in order to eat and speak about their lives. Most of the times, these Sunday meals lead to peculiar ...
Style: funny, satirical, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, kids and family, family, parents and children, family dinner, family problems, satire, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, marital argument ...
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Mercy Christmas (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When Michael Briskett meets the perfect woman, his ideal Christmas dream comes true when she invites him to her family's holiday celebration. Dreams shattered, Michael struggles to survive once he realizes HE will be Christmas dinner.
Style: humorous, feel good, unusual plot structure, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bully, oppression, hate, cannibalism, anger, revenge, stranded, family dinner, struggle for survival, christmas, society, follow your dream ...
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 6.2
 2K
Abe (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Israeli-Jewish side of his family calls him Avram. The Palestinian-Muslim side Ibrahim. His first-generation American agnostic lawyer parents call him Abraham. But the 12-year-old kid from Brooklyn who loves food and cooking, prefers, well, Abe. ...
Style: light, feel good, inspirational, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: cooking, jewish mother, family, food, cookery, family dinner, hobby, family problems, family relations, marital argument, teenager, family conflict ...
Place: new york
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 6.1
 62K
Holidate (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fed up with being single on holidays, two strangers agree to be each other's platonic plus-ones all year long, only to catch real feelings along the way.
Style: romantic, feel good, funny, light, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, fall in love, holiday, dating, happy ending, chance meeting, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, romantic friendship, stereotypes, plan gone awry, santa claus, unlikely couple ...
Place: chicago illinois
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 6.4
 1K
Holiday Date (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When Brooke’s boyfriend, Ethan, breaks up with her just before the holidays, she agrees to go home with Joel, an actor who will pose as her boyfriend.
Style: light, captivating, humorous, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, christmas, parents daughter relationship, aunt niece relationship, actor, fall in love, lost love, parent child relationship, male female relationship, romantic friendship, father daughter relationship, family dinner ...
Place: new york, pennsylvania
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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: cynical, talky, captivating, thought provoking, entertaining ...
Plot: pregnancy, under the surface, couple relations, siblings relations, family gatherings, family problems, family secret, friends, disorder, prank, family relations, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
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The Nutty Professor (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eddie Murphy stars as shy Dr. Sherman Klump, a kind, brilliant, 'calorifically challenged' genetic professor. When beautiful Carla Purty joins the university faculty, Sherman grows desperate to whittle his 400-pound frame down to size and ...
Style: humorous, funny, parody, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: split personality, experiment gone awry, physical appearance, mad scientist, goofy hero, nothing goes right, alter ego, overweight, overweight man, fall in love, inventions and discoveries, farce ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: usa
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 6.3
 401
Crackers (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Larceny, adultery, sabotage and treachery. Yes, just your typical Christmas with the Dredge family! Twelve-year-old Joey Dredge is in trouble again. Expelled for jumping off the school roof, he's haunted by his father's death and hates ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, clever
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, suburbs, christmas, disorder, couples, farce, comedy of errors, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, siblings relations, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia, glasgow scotland
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