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The Addams Family (1991)
Comedy, Fantasy

The Addams Family (1991)

The Addams step out of 'Charles Addams' (qv)' cartoons. They live with all of the trappings of the macabre (including a detached hand for a servant) and are quite wealthy. Added to this mix is a crooked accountant and his loan shark and a plot to slip in the shark's son into the family as their long lost Uncle Fester. Can the false Fester find his way into the vault before he is discovered? (Read More)

Themes:inheritance,  amnesia,  greed,  anger,  torture,  christmas
Locations:cemetery
Characters:lawyer
Period:1990s
Story:uncle fester,  brother brother relationship,  uncle,  long lost brother,  brother sister relationship,  real tv show shown in fictional situation,  preteenage daughter,  loving family,  addams family,  reference to nero,  based on adaptation,  lust for money,  reference to george h.w. bush,  treasury,  tall,  reunited family,  reboot of series,  escapade,  sleeping woman,  weird,  trailer narrated by percy rodriguez,  watching someone sleep,  family love,  fake doctor,  quirky,  lifting a female into the air,  siamese twins,  fake blood,  disembodied hand,  creepy,  strong man,  based on comic strip,  con,  hunchback,  reference to shakespeare's hamlet,  school play,  opposites attract,  trapdoor,  knitting,  macabre,  loan shark,  fencing,  tween girl,  freak,  accountant,  goth,  shaved head,  passionate kiss,  butler,  impostor,  crossbow,  scam,  fish out of water,  dysfunctional marriage,  blockbuster,  eccentric,  fraud,  lifting someone into the air,  occult,  strong female character,  chainsaw,  first part,  brother,  threat,  based on tv series,  cigar smoking,  mansion,  based on comic book,  sword fight,  dysfunctional family,  halloween,  rescue,  black comedy,  pregnancy,  surprise ending,  cult film,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  sequel

Addams Family Values (1993)
Comedy, Fantasy

Addams Family Values (1993)

When an adorable baby boy is added to the Addams household, Wednesday and Pugsley do not hate the baby, they just aren't necessarily excited about his existence. Ok, yeah they do hate the baby. So Wednesday and Pugsley must get rid of the new addition one way or another. Meanwhile a new nanny is added to the household who overtakes Fester. The Addams must stop the nanny, but how? (Read More)

Period:1990s
Story:uncle fester,  uncle,  brother brother relationship,  addams family,  brother sister relationship,  lust for money,  tall,  disembodied hand,  macabre,  goth,  butler,  scam,  eccentric,  lifting someone into the air,  occult,  strong female character,  brother,  based on tv series,  mansion,  based on comic book,  dysfunctional family,  black comedy,  pregnancy,  surprise ending,  cult film,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  sequel

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Peter Pan (1953)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Peter Pan (1953)

An adaptation of J. M. Barrie's story about a boy who never grew up. The three children of the Darling family receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Land, where an ongoing war between Peter's gang of rag-tag runaways and the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.

Themes:anger
Story:brother brother relationship,  brother sister relationship,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  first part,  cigar smoking,  sword fight,  rescue,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships

Parenthood (1989)
Comedy, Drama

Parenthood (1989)

The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.

Story:brother brother relationship,  brother sister relationship,  school play,  blockbuster,  dysfunctional family,  black comedy,  pregnancy,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships

Fred Claus (2007) is one of the best movies like The Addams Family (1991)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Fred Claus (2007)

During childhood, Fred Claus suffered his younger brother Nick's saintliness. Jump ahead: Fred is a fast-talking, genial but self-centered guy in Chicago looking for $50,000 to open an off-track-betting shop. When one scam goes awry, he calls Nick at the North Pole for a loan: Nick will give him the money only if Fred comes up to help a few days with the Christmas rush. After his girlfriend dumps him, Fred heads north. Santa's facing an audit from an efficiency expert, and it's not pleasant. Fred's job is to review charts and determine who's naughty and who's nice. Is there any fraternal feeling left, can either learn from the other, and what about Santa getting fired? (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Story:brother brother relationship,  passionate kiss,  scam,  fish out of water,  brother,  dysfunctional family,  black comedy,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships

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Peter Pan (2003)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Peter Pan (2003)

In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling, and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit rooftops through a galaxy of stars and to the lush jungles of Neverland. Wendy and her brothers join Peter and the Lost Boys in an exhilarating life--free of grown-up rules--while also facing the inevitable showdown with Hook and his bloodthirsty pirates. This is why Peter Pan (2003) is one of the best movies like The Addams Family (1991). (Read More)

Themes:anger
Story:brother brother relationship,  brother sister relationship,  fencing,  tween girl,  lifting someone into the air,  sword fight,  rescue,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships

Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

In a castle high on top of a hill lives an inventor's greatest creation - Edward, a near-complete person. The creator died before he could finish Edward's hands; instead, he is left with metal scissors for hands. Since then, he has lived alone, until a kind lady called Peg discovers him and welcomes him into her home. At first, everyone welcomes him into the community, but soon things begin to take a change for the worse. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Story:mansion,  brother sister relationship,  lifting a female into the air,  freak,  goth,  fish out of water,  lifting someone into the air,  dysfunctional family,  rescue,  black comedy,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships

Toys (1992)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Toys (1992)

An eccentric toymaker's last wish is that his brother takes over the running of the business. The brother is a military General, and is out of touch with toymaking, and out of touch with reality too. The business should really have been given to Leslie, who was much more like his toymaking father. When the General starts making weapons instead of toys, Leslie decides to take action. (Read More)

Themes:inheritance,  greed,  christmas
Story:eccentric,  uncle,  brother,  dysfunctional family,  cult film,  family relationships

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An American Tail (1986) is one of the best movies like The Addams Family (1991)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical

An American Tail (1986)

Fievel is a young Russian mouse separated from his parents on the way to America, a land they think is without cats. When he arrives alone in the New World, he keeps up hope, searching for his family, making new friends, and running and dodging the cats he thought he'd be rid off.

Themes:anger
Story:brother sister relationship,  knitting,  accountant,  impostor,  fraud,  first part,  cigar smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships

Scrooged (1988)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Scrooged (1988)

Frank Cross runs a US TV station which is planning a live adaptation of Dickens' Christmas Carol. Frank's childhood wasn't a particularly pleasant one, and so he doesn't really appreciate the Christmas spirit. With the help of the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, Frank realises he must change. (Read More)

Themes:greed,  christmas
Story:real tv show shown in fictional situation,  trailer narrated by percy rodriguez,  lifting someone into the air,  cigar smoking,  black comedy,  cult film,  character name in title

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Through contact with a mysterious substance, called Ooze, 4 little turtles in the canalization of New York mutate to giant turtles. They can speak, walk upright and love pizza. The wise rat Splinter becomes their mentor and educates them to Ninja fighters. Their arch-enemy is the bad, bad guy Shredder, who struggles to gain power over the world. Of course the ninja turtles will do everything to stop him. This is why Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) is one of the best movies like The Addams Family (1991). (Read More)

Themes:anger
Period:1990s
Story:brother brother relationship,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  first part,  based on tv series,  based on comic book,  sword fight,  cult film

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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Comedy, Drama

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family.

Locations:cemetery
Characters:lawyer
Story:brother brother relationship,  brother sister relationship,  accountant,  dysfunctional family,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships

Death At A Funeral (2007) is one of the best movies like The Addams Family (1991)
Comedy

Death At A Funeral (2007)

Daniel is a decent young man, married to Jane, still living at his father's home. When his father dies, it is up to him to organize his funeral. On this painful morning, the suitable grave expression on his face, Daniel is ready to welcome his father's friends and relatives. But preserving the dignity inherent in such circumstances will be a hard task. Particularly with an undertaker who botches his work, the return from the USA of his famous but selfish brother, his cousin's fiance who has accidentally ingested drugs, the presence a moron who takes advantage of the sad event to win back the heart (or rather the body) of a woman who is about to marry another, of a handicapped old uncle who is also the most unbearable pain in the neck. To cap it all, Daniel notices the presence among the mourners of a mysterious dwarf nobody else seems to know... (Read More)

Story:brother brother relationship,  uncle,  brother,  brother sister relationship,  dysfunctional family,  pregnancy,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship

Home Alone (1990)
Comedy, Family

Home Alone (1990)

It is Christmas time and the McCallister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But the youngest in the family named Kevin got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the family was in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents' bed, and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers about two burglars, Harry and Marv, about to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice. (Read More)

Themes:christmas,  anger
Period:1990s
Story:brother brother relationship,  brother sister relationship,  uncle,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  first part,  brother,  threat,  dysfunctional family,  rescue,  cult film,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships

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Hook (1991)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Hook (1991)

Peter Pan (Williams) has grown up to be a cut-throat merger and acquisitions lawyer, and is married to Wendy's granddaughter. Captain Hook (Hoffman) kidnaps his children, and Peter returns to Never Land with Tinkerbell (Roberts). With the help of her and the Lost Boys, he must remember how to be Peter Pan again in order to save his children by battling with Captain Hook once again. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Characters:lawyer
Period:1990s
Story:brother sister relationship,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  sword fight,  dysfunctional family,  rescue,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  sequel

Beethoven (1992)
Comedy, Drama, Family

Beethoven (1992)

The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St Bernard. Doctor Varnick, the local vet has a secret and horrible sideline, which requires lots of dogs for experiments. Beethoven is on the bad doctor's list. This is why Beethoven (1992) is one of the best movies like The Addams Family (1991). (Read More)

Period:1990s
Story:escapade,  fake blood,  lifting someone into the air,  first part,  dysfunctional family,  rescue,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships

Priest (2011) is one of the best movies like The Addams Family (1991)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Priest (2011)

PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Locations:cemetery
Story:brother brother relationship,  trapdoor,  crossbow,  strong female character,  brother,  based on comic book,  rescue,  surprise ending,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title

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8 Femmes (2002)
Comedy, Crime, Musical, Romance

8 Femmes (2002)

One morning at an isolated mansion in the snowy countryside of 1950s France, a family is gathered for the holiday season. But there will be no celebration at all because their beloved patriarch has been murdered! The killer can only be one of the eight women closest to the man of the house. Was it his powerful wife? His spinster sister-in-law? His miserly mother-in-law? Maybe the insolent chambermaid or the loyal housekeeper? Could it possibly have been one of his two young daughters? A surprise visit from the victim's chic sister sends the household into a tizzy, encouraging hysterics, exacerbating rivalries, and encompassing musical interludes. Comedic situations arise with the revelations of dark family secrets. Seduction dances with betrayal. The mystery of the female psyche is revealed. There are eight women and each is a suspect. Each has a motive. Each has a secret. Beautiful, tempestuous, intelligent, sensual, and dangerous...one of them is guilty. Which one is it? (Read More)

Themes:inheritance,  greed,  christmas
Story:brother sister relationship,  dysfunctional marriage,  mansion,  dysfunctional family,  pregnancy,  surprise ending,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships

Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery

Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009)

In the sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft, and in both wizard and muggle worlds Lord Voldemort and his henchmen are increasingly active. With vacancies to fill at Hogwarts, Professor Dumbledore persuades Horace Slughorn, back from retirement to become the potions teacher, while Professor Snape receives long awaited news. Harry Potter, together with Dumbledore, must face treacherous tasks to defeat his evil nemesis. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Period:1990s
Story:brother brother relationship,  brother sister relationship,  lifting a female into the air,  lifting someone into the air,  strong female character,  surprise ending,  cult film,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title

The Three Stooges (2012)
Comedy, Family

The Three Stooges (2012)

Left on the doorstep of an orphanage run by nuns at birth, three friends Moe, Larry and Curly spend their time eye poking and slapping each other all the day long. But when their orphanage suddenly goes bankrupt, the three Stooges set out to save it by journeying into the world to find a way to raise the money required. But their quest brings them into being used in a murder scheme and landing them into a popular reality show. (Read More)

Themes:inheritance
Characters:lawyer
Story:butler,  impostor,  scam,  fish out of water,  chainsaw,  mansion,  rescue,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship

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Darkman (1990) is one of the best movies like The Addams Family (1991)
Action, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Darkman (1990)

Peyton Westlake is a scientist who has discovered a way to produce synthetic skin. This could revolutionise skin grafting, except for one minor glitch; the synthetic skin degrades after 100 minutes of exposure to light. When gangsters attack Peyton, he is horrifically burnt, and assumed dead. In his quest for revenge, Peyton, aka the Darkman, is able to take on the appearance of anyone (using the synthetic skin,) but he only has 100 minutes per disguise. This is why Darkman (1990) is one of the best movies like The Addams Family (1991). (Read More)

Locations:cemetery
Characters:lawyer
Period:1990s
Story:lifting a female into the air,  goth,  impostor,  lifting someone into the air,  cigar smoking,  black comedy,  cult film,  character name in title

Super Mario Bros. (1993)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Super Mario Bros. (1993)

Can you make a movie out of a video game? That's the question that is answered by this film. Mario Mario and Luigi Mario, two hard working plumbers find themselves in an alternate universe where evolved dinosaurs live in medium hi-tech squalor. They find themselves the only hope to save the Earth from invasion. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Period:1990s
Story:brother brother relationship,  goth,  lifting someone into the air,  chainsaw,  rescue,  surprise ending,  cult film,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  sequel

The People Under The Stairs (1991)
Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The People Under The Stairs (1991)

The People Under the Stairs is the story of a young boy (Fool) from the ghetto and takes place on his 13th birthday. In an attempted burglary (along with two others) of the home of his family's evil landlords, he becomes trapped inside their large suburban house and discovers the secret of the "children" that the insane brother and sister have been "rearing" under the stairs. (Read More)

Themes:greed
Period:1990s
Story:brother sister relationship,  trapdoor,  goth,  brother,  mansion,  black comedy,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:anger
Story:brother brother relationship,  brother sister relationship,  impostor,  scam,  blockbuster,  rescue,  black comedy,  surprise ending,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title

The Big Lebowski (1998) is one of the best movies like The Addams Family (1991)
Comedy, Crime

The Big Lebowski (1998)

When "The Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  torture
Characters:lawyer
Period:1990s
Story:brother sister relationship,  weird,  loan shark,  lifting someone into the air,  mansion,  black comedy,  surprise ending,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

This is the tale of Harry Potter, an ordinary 11-year-old boy serving as a sort of slave for his aunt and uncle who learns that he is actually a wizard and has been invited to attend the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry is snatched away from his mundane existence by Hagrid, the grounds keeper for Hogwarts, and quickly thrown into a world completely foreign to both him and the viewer. Famous for an incident that happened at his birth, Harry makes friends easily at his new school. He soon finds, however, that the wizarding world is far more dangerous for him than he would have imagined, and he quickly learns that not all wizards are ones to be trusted. This is why Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (2001) is one of the best movies like The Addams Family (1991). (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Period:1990s
Story:uncle,  trapdoor,  crossbow,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  occult,  strong female character,  first part,  dysfunctional family,  halloween,  rescue,  surprise ending,  cult film,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships

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The Cable Guy (1996)
Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The Cable Guy (1996)

Steven Kovak has been kicked out of his apartment by his girlfriend. Steven has a new apartment, and decides to slip the cable guy (Chip) $50 for free cable. Steven then fakes an interest in Chip's line of work. However Chip takes this to heart trying to become Steven's best bud. When Steven no longer wants to be Chips friend the man who can do it all goes on an all out assault to ruin Steven's life. In the backdrop is the delicate sub-plot of the trial of a former kid star for murdering his brother. (Read More)

Period:1990s
Story:impostor,  eccentric,  lifting someone into the air,  brother,  threat,  sword fight,  rescue,  black comedy,  surprise ending,  cult film,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title

Solomon Kane (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Solomon Kane (2009)

Once a mercenary of Queen Elizabeth I fighting Spaniards in Africa, Solomon met the Devil's Reaper and discovered he was bound for hell. Barely escaping, he soon renounced violence to atone for his past sins, seeking out redemption in a life of peace. That is until the followers of sorcerer Malachi kidnap a Puritan girl, Meredith Crowthorn, and brutally slaughter her family before his very eyes, forcing Solomon to take up arms and return to his violent ways once more to rescue her. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Locations:cemetery
Story:brother brother relationship,  brother sister relationship,  crossbow,  sword fight,  rescue,  surprise ending,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title

Ginger Snaps (2000) is one of the best movies like The Addams Family (1991)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Ginger Snaps (2000)

Is becoming a woman analogous, in some deep psychological way, to becoming a werewolf? Ginger is 16, edgy, tough, and, with her younger sister, into staging and photographing scenes of death. They've made a pact about dying together. In early October, on the night she has her first period, which is also the night of a full moon, a werewolf bites Ginger. Within a few days, some serious changes happen to her body and her temperament. Her sister Brigitte, 15, tries to find a cure with the help of Sam, a local doper. As Brigitte races against the clock, Halloween and another full moon approach, Ginger gets scarier, and it isn't just local dogs that begin to die. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Story:fake blood,  goth,  chainsaw,  first part,  halloween,  black comedy,  pregnancy,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  character name in title

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Richie Rich (1994)
Comedy, Family

Richie Rich (1994)

The richest kid in the world, Richie Rich, has everything he wants, except companionship. While representing his father at a factory opening, he sees some kids playing baseball across the street. Richie wants to join in, but they don't want him around. When a plot to kill the Rich family is devised by Rich Industries' top executive, Laurence Van Dough, Richie must take over control of the company while searching for his lost parents with the help of some new friends. (Read More)

Story:family love,  butler,  scam,  lifting someone into the air,  based on comic book,  dysfunctional family,  cult film,  character name in title

Mary Poppins (1964)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Mary Poppins (1964)

When Jane and Michael, the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins. Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures with Mary and her Cockney performer friend, Bert, the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny's sunny attitude to their preoccupied parents. This is why Mary Poppins (1964) is one of the best movies like The Addams Family (1991). (Read More)

Story:brother sister relationship,  tween girl,  uncle,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships

Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

Teenager Ethan Wate is obsessed with his urge to finish high school and go on to college in order to leave the small town of Gatlin, South Carolina behind, until a mysterious girl begins to inhabit his dreams. When he meets Lena Duchannes, a newcomer who has just enrolled in his school, Ethan knows she is the girl in his dreams. Lena is rejected by the rest of her classmates for being the niece of Macon Ravenwood, whom the town's superstitious residents consider to be a devil-worshiper. But Ethan gives her a ride anyway and they fall in love. Lena reveals to her new boyfriend that she is a witch, and that on her sixteenth birthday she will be claimed by either the forces of light or of darkness. She will remain in the light, but only if she does not remain in love with Ethan. To make matters worse, her evil mother, Sarafine, is casting spells to push Lena to the dark side. Ethan joins her in a search to find a magic spell to save their doomed love. Will the lovers succeed? (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  anger,  christmas
Locations:cemetery
Story:brother sister relationship,  passionate kiss,  mansion,  dysfunctional family,  rescue,  black comedy,  surprise ending,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships

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La Cite Des Enfants Perdus (1995) is one of the best movies like The Addams Family (1991)
Fantasy, Sci-fi

La Cite Des Enfants Perdus (1995)

Set in a dystopian society, someone is kidnapping the children. Krank and his band of clones are using the children to harvest their dreams. Then they kidnap Denree, the brother of One, a fairground strongman. One sets out to find his brother.

Themes:amnesia,  christmas
Story:brother,  siamese twins,  freak,  eccentric,  rescue,  black comedy

Dragnet (1987)
Comedy, Crime

Dragnet (1987)

Friday and Streebek are assigned to some very strange robberies, like i.e. the stealing of one bat, a 30 foot long snake and the mane of a lion from a zoo. All the latest BAIT magazines were also recently stolen, and some chemicals that when are mixed correctly develops a very deadly gas. All these thefts have one thing in common; visit cards with the word "PAGAN" left at the crime scenes. Solving these crimes, including why plenty of police vehicles have been stolen lately, involves the usual; to drink coffee at strip tease bars, rescue kidnapped virgins from drowning and lose their jobs. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery
Story:occult,  based on tv series,  cigar smoking,  mansion,  rescue,  surprise ending,  cult film,  sequel

Tideland (2005)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Tideland (2005)

Pre-teen Jeliza-Rose's parents are hopeless drug addicts. When pa, rocker Noah, finds ma's OD'd, he fears to be charged with homicide and takes Jeliza along to his ma's place, in a desolate country region. With Noah passed out, the girl mentally transfers to a fantasy world she and her doll heads enter magically. Jeliza's adventures also star the crazy locals, notably Dell, and Dell's grown but intellectually disabled brother Dickens. (Read More)

Story:brother sister relationship,  tween girl,  shaved head,  eccentric,  brother,  dysfunctional family,  pregnancy,  cult film,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships

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Cheaper By The Dozen 2 (2005)
Adventure, Comedy, Family

Cheaper By The Dozen 2 (2005)

Story:brother brother relationship,  brother sister relationship,  tween girl,  pregnancy,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  sequel

Critters (1986) is one of the best movies like The Addams Family (1991)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Story:brother sister relationship,  impostor,  eccentric,  first part,  rescue,  black comedy,  surprise ending,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships

Thor (2011)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Thor (2011)

The warrior Thor (Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin (Hopkins) for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live among humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Portman) teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth. (Read More)

Story:brother,  brother brother relationship,  strong man,  fish out of water,  blockbuster,  first part,  based on comic book,  sword fight,  cult film,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships

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Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Characters:lawyer
Period:1990s
Story:accountant,  impostor,  eccentric,  threat,  rescue,  black comedy,  pregnancy,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship

Arsenic And Old Lace (1944)
Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Arsenic And Old Lace (1944)

Mortimer Brewster is a newspaperman and author known for his diatribes against marriage. We watch him being married at city hall in the opening scene. Now all that is required is a quick trip home to tell Mortimer's two maiden aunts. While trying to break the news, he finds out his aunts' hobby; killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar. It gets worse. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery
Story:brother brother relationship,  lifting a female into the air,  eccentric,  lifting someone into the air,  brother,  dysfunctional family,  halloween,  black comedy,  cult film,  husband wife relationship

Money Train (1995) is one of the best movies like The Addams Family (1991)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Money Train (1995)

Two foster brothers work as transit cops. While one's life is as good as it gets, the other's is a pit. After losing his job, getting dumped by his brother, and getting the crap kicked out of him by a loan shark for the umpteenth time, He implements his plan to steal the "money train," a train carrying the New York Subway's weekly revenue. But when things go awry, will his brother be able to save him in time? This is why Money Train (1995) is one of the best movies like The Addams Family (1991). (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Story:brother brother relationship,  loan shark,  brother,  rescue,  black comedy

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Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on a mission to release The Golden Army, a deadly group of fighting machines that can destroy the human race. As Hell on Earth is ready to erupt, Hellboy and his crew set out to defeat the evil prince before The Golden Army can destroy humanity's existence. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Story:brother sister relationship,  cigar smoking,  based on comic book,  sword fight,  pregnancy,  surprise ending,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  sequel

About Time (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-fi

About Time (2013)

At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time... The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life-so he decides to make his world a better place...by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think. Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (Rachel McAdams). They fall in love, then an unfortunate time-travel incident means he's never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again-and again-but finally, after a lot of cunning time-traveling, he wins her heart. Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches, to save his best friend from professional disaster and to get his pregnant wife to the hospital in time for the birth of their daughter, despite a nasty traffic jam outside Abbey Road. But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can't save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere. There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous too. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Characters:lawyer
Story:brother brother relationship,  brother sister relationship,  loving family,  uncle,  eccentric,  black comedy,  pregnancy,  surprise ending,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

In part six of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, dream monster Freddy Krueger has finally killed all the children of his hometown, and seeks to escape its confines to hunt fresh prey. To this end, he recruits the aid of his (previously unmentioned) daughter. However, she discovers the demonic origin of her father's powers and meets Dad head-on in a final showdown (originally presented in 3-D). (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  torture
Period:1990s
Story:creepy,  crossbow,  rescue,  black comedy,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  sequel

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My Girl (1991) is one of the best movies like The Addams Family (1991)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

My Girl (1991)

1972. Vada Sultenfuss (played by Anna Chlumsky) is an intelligent, bubbly, hypochondriacal 11-year old girl. Her father, Harry (Dan Aykroyd), is a mortician and a widower. Her best friend is Thomas J Sennett (Macaulay Culkin). Then her father hires a new receptionist, Shelly (Jamie Lee Curtis), and life will never be the same again. (Read More)

Themes:anger
Story:brother brother relationship,  quirky,  lifting a female into the air,  tween girl,  uncle,  lifting someone into the air,  first part,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships

Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. This is why Grimsby (2016) is one of the best movies like The Addams Family (1991). (Read More)

Themes:torture
Story:brother brother relationship,  brother,  brother sister relationship,  impostor,  fish out of water,  dysfunctional family,  rescue,  black comedy,  surprise ending,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  greed,  torture
Period:1990s
Story:fish out of water,  cigar smoking,  rescue,  black comedy,  surprise ending,  cult film,  character name in title

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of munchkinlike people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos which he equally abhors. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriend the Grinch. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Story:trailer narrated by percy rodriguez,  lifting a female into the air,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  cult film,  character name in title

The Brothers Grimm (2005) is one of the best movies like The Addams Family (1991)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Locations:cemetery
Story:brother brother relationship,  con,  crossbow,  fraud,  lifting someone into the air,  rescue,  black comedy,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title

Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United Nations authority, but his personal struggles with a Chinese criminal mastermind named Kenji, which reveals that it's Lee's long-lost...brother. But their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world's most deadly criminals and save the day. (Read More)

Story:brother brother relationship,  long lost brother,  shaved head,  brother,  sword fight,  rescue,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  sequel

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