MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 14 this week

The Addams Family (1991)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 83,425 users  
Reviews: 119 user | 55 critic

Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester.

Director:

Writers:

(characters), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: February

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in February.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 35 titles
created 14 May 2011
 
a list of 41 titles
created 12 Jan 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 24 Oct 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 20 Jan 2014
 
a list of 27 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Addams Family (1991)

The Addams Family (1991) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Addams Family.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Stars: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd
The Addams Family (1973–1975)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The Addams Family is not your typical family: they take delight in most of the things that "normal" people would be terrified of. Gomez Adams is an extremely wealthy man, and is able to ... See full summary »

Stars: Lennie Weinrib, Jackie Coogan, Janet Waldo
Matilda (1996)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.

Director: Danny DeVito
Stars: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson
Beetlejuice (1988)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.

Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton
Adam's Family Tree (1997–1999)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A 12 year old boy finds he can call up his ancestors for help, whenever he needs to.

Stars: Anthony Lewis, Samia Ghadie, Jacqueline Naylor
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Uncle Fester Addams / Gordon Craven
...
...
Abigail Craven / Dr. Greta Pinder-Schloss
...
...
...
Margaret Alford
...
Judge Womack
...
...
...
...
Tony Azito ...
Digit Addams
Douglas Brian Martin ...
Edit

Storyline

The Addams step out of Charles Addams' 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? Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Creepy. Kooky. Spooky. Ooky. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 November 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los locos Addams  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$113,502,246 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Addams' house was built for $100,000 (USD). See more »

Goofs

When Wednesday and Pugsley are selling lemonade there is only one sign behind them, but when Morticia goes to talk to Fester, she walks by the same spot and the sign is moved and another is there with the original next to it. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Fester: [being apologetic to his "mother"] It was just a party. It's over. It means nothing. The Siamese twins, the hunchback, Cousin It, they're not *you*.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sinterklaas en het geheim van het grote boek (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Playmates
By Saxie Dowell
Performed by The Kipper Kids
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
They're funny and they're zany...
16 September 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

So here it is: a feature look into the lives of the ghoulish family that bears the name of their creator. In this case, Morticia (Anjelica Huston) and Gomez (Raul Julia) are raising their family, when long lost Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) rejoins the family. But there may be other people who want the Addams' house.

Most people don't seem to realize that "The Addams Family" actually had some social commentary: everyone outside the Addams house considers them weird because they live differently, but they're actually a very loving family. As it was, "The Addams Family" was always better than "The Munsters" (cleverer and not as silly). But anyway, this is the feature, and it's one of the few TV-to-movie adaptations that got it right.


32 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I never got the idea of Addams family pilarp-1
addams family remake Maestro65
why cant i find this on dvd? metal_hamster
The fake mother-dr. pinderschloss MaraChanel
Freudian Themes dianeorbetty
addams' car beerse_dijstelbergen
Discuss The Addams Family (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?