The list of movies about family dysfunction is considered as amongst the best movies under this genre. They include Mrs. Doubtfire, Kramer vs. Kramer, To Kill A Mockingbird, and more.

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Top Movies About Family Dysfunction (1/2)

Mrs. Doubtfire

Speaking of movies about dysfunctional families, Mrs. Doubtfire must be one of the top choices. Directed by Chris Columbus, this movie revolves around an American family - the life of Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams). In middle age, Daniel Hillard has kept earning the living and been stripped of his custody. He is allowed to meet his three children only once per week.

To get closer to them, Daniel Hillard made a bold decision: cosplaying an old housekeeper with the hope to live under the same roof with his children. The emotional story of the father starred by Robin Williams won the hearts of the audience. It’s not exaggerated to say that Mrs. Doubtfire is one of the best movies of all time.

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Kramer vs. Kramer

Fans may remember that Kramer vs. Kramer belongs to the list of the most classic movies about family problems and won 5 Oscar awards in 1980. The movie sends us warm lessons about father and son's love, as well as family happiness. It revolves around the story of Ted and Joanna. The couple has been in a marriage for 7 years and had a lovely child.

One day, Joanna suddenly decided to leave their house. The father and son didn’t know why and how to keep living in a house without any woman. Ted started to live as a single parent and it is lucky that the father-son relationship has become better and better. They finally live happily together.

To Kill A Mockingbird

The next name on the list of movies about family dynamics is To Kill A Mockingbird - a movie that gained lots of praise from the audience and the critics. To Kill A Mockingbird is set in the life of South America in the 1930s and revolves around two children in a small town: Scout and Jem.

Scout is a smart girl but always jealous of her elder brother, Jem. One day, they make friends with a 7-year-old boy and a 30-year-old man - Boo Radley. Along with many ups and downs in their life, these children finally learn fairness, righteousness, and good direction.

To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird.

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Top Movies About Family Dysfunction (2/2)

The Parent Trap

The Parent Trap may be the one many first think whenever mentioning movies about dysfunctional family relationships. This romantic comedy movie reveals to us that children’s happiness is parents and vice versa. Holly Parker lives in California with her great father while Enny James lives in London with her lovely mom. Holly always thinks of mom and Enny James thinks of dad.

On an occasion of summer camp, these two girls accidentally meet each other and realize that they turn out to be twins and their parents broke up many years ago. They decide to make a cunning decision on purpose to let members get closer.

The Parent Trap Movies About Family Dysfunction
The Parent Trap.

Anywhere But Here

As one of the best movies about family dysfunction, Anywhere But Here mentions a mother-daughter couple Adele (Susan Sarandon) who starts a new life in a new city. Adele decides to leave her husband and takes her daughter Anna (Natalie Portman) to Los Angeles.

A new life full of difficulties forces the daughter to grow sooner than her actual age. She always reminds the audience of an old housekeeper and becomes metal support for her mom. Anywhere But Here hints lots of emotional climaxes about the close relationship between mother and daughter, as well as differences in opinions and dreams that lead to contradictions in lifestyle and choices between a traditional mom and a teenage girl.

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Yours, Mine & Ours

Wife passed away and US Coast Guard admiral Frank Beardsley (Dennis Quaid) has to learn how to live with his 8 naughty children. He has no choice but to apply a series of rules and orders to teach them but he doesn’t realize that they, in fact, don’t like too many changes and just wish a stable home.

One day, Frank meets his ex-girlfriend Helen North (Rene Ruso) again. Helen now works as a widow fashion designer and lives with up to 10 children. They start dating and rapidly decide to marry.

Yours Mine Ours
Yours, Mine & Ours.

A series of troubles begin to occur when their children have to live with each other. The kids often argue with each other and finally decide to team up with end up the marriage of Frank and Helen. When almost reaching the target, they suddenly realize that Frank and Helen actually hope to live together and they can completely live in the same house when knowing to accept differences.

The Christmas Chronicles

The last name on the list of Christmas movies about dysfunctional families is The Christmas Chronicles. Brothers Teddy and Kate always believe in Santa Claus and are preparing for their first Christmas without their dad who lost his life to save them in a fire. Teddy and Kate accidentally realize that Santa Claus is a real character but they sadly damage his sleigh. Only a few hours before Christmas, they start a magical adventure to repair the incident and save Christmas.

The above list of movies about family dysfunction includes some best movies of all time. During history, there are a variety of good family movies but these movies must be amongst the top choices.

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