Universally Funny Families

by DipakBhambhani | created - 14 Aug 2016 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

Art imitates Life... These are Shows and Movies from various countries such as India, Pakistan, Japan, USA, France, etc, with such culturally rooted content but still so relatable to people from other parts of the world. They have some characters that you will identify with and others that will remind you of your family. Their Slice-of-Life quality will make you wonder "Hey! That's what happens at my house, how do they know about that?"

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1. Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

The comical everyday life of sports columnist Ray Barone and his dysfunctional family.

Stars: Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Doris Roberts

Votes: 57,532

2. The Middle (2009–2018)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the town of Orson, Indiana.

Stars: Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher

Votes: 40,936

3. Young Sheldon (2017– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Meet a child genius named Sheldon Cooper; (already seen as an adult in The Big Bang Theory (2007)) and his family. Some unique challenges face Sheldon who seems socially impaired.

Stars: Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan

Votes: 22,356

4. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 330,063

5. My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The life and misadventures of a family in contemporary Japan.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Yukiji Asaoka, Tôru Masuoka, Masako Araki, Hayato Isohata

Votes: 8,832

6. Mon Oncle (1958)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy

Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings.

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie, Lucien Frégis

Votes: 16,565

7. Radio Days (1987)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

74 Metascore

A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Mike Starr, Paul Herman

Votes: 28,638 | Gross: $14.79M

8. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

63 Metascore

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

Votes: 403,679 | Gross: $285.76M

9. Nebraska (2013)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

86 Metascore

An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 104,831 | Gross: $17.65M

10. Piku (2015)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

A quirky comedy about the relationship between a daughter and her aging father, whose eccentricities drive everyone crazy.

Director: Shoojit Sircar | Stars: Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Moushumi Chatterjee

Votes: 24,547

11. Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006)

Not Rated | 135 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A Delhi based retired middle class man tries half-heartedly to get his land back from a swindling property dealer with the help of his sons and their friends.

Director: Dibakar Banerjee | Stars: Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Parvin Dabas, Tara Sharma

Votes: 19,738 | Gross: $0.03M

12. Do Dooni Chaar (2010)

PG | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

A middle class family in India tries to buy a new car.

Director: Habib Faisal | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Aditi Vasudev, Archit Krishna

Votes: 4,436

13. Badhaai Ho (2018)

Not Rated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

A man faces embarrassment in the society when he finds out his mother is pregnant

Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma | Stars: Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao

Votes: 17,203

14. Kapoor & Sons (2016)

Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A story revolving around a dysfunctional family of 2 brothers who visit their family and discover that their parents marriage is on the verge of collapse,the family is undergoing a financial crunch and much more as the drama unfolds.

Director: Shakun Batra | Stars: Sidharth Malhotra, Fawad Khan, Alia Bhatt, Rajat Kapoor

Votes: 19,671 | Gross: $2.61M

15. Aunn Zara (2013– )

60 min | Comedy, Romance

Aunn Zara revolves around two individuals, Aunn and Zara. Both are equally spoiled by their families but are poles apart. Both get married (to avoid the problems faced due to their families) and find twists in each turn.

Stars: Maya Ali, Hina Khawaja Bayat, Osman Khalid Butt, Nasreen Qureshi

Votes: 103

16. Suno Chanda (2018– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

The series revolves around two people who hate each other but their families want them to marry. They make some plans to cancel their wedding but slowly get in love.

Stars: Farhan Saeed, Farhan Ali Agha, Iqra Aziz, Nadia Afghan

Votes: 746

17. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (2008– )

Not Rated | 22 min | Comedy, Family

The day-to-day happenings of Gokuldham Society and its members, who live, celebrate and often face problems together.

Stars: Dilip Joshi, Disha Vakani, Bhavya Gandhi, Amit Bhatt

Votes: 4,317

18. Baa Bahoo Aur Baby (2005–2010)

24 min | Comedy, Drama

Tracks the story of an elderly woman Godavari Thakkar and her family, consisting of 6 sons, 2 daughters and their spouses and children. Godavari, who hails from a very poor family, lives in her father's huge mansion, the famous Krishna Villa in Parla East, Mumbai, given to her by her brothers who are settled in the United States.

Stars: Sarita Joshi, Arvind Vaidya, Benaf Dadachandji, Deven Bhojani

Votes: 218

19. Sarabhai vs Sarabhai (2004–2017)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The show revolves around the lives of the members of an Uber Wealthy - High Society Gujarati family of Cuffe Parade - South Bombay, whose daughter-in-law is from a middle class Delhi background.

Stars: Satish Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, Sumeet Raghvan, Rupali Ganguly

Votes: 12,757

20. Sumit Sambhal Lega (2015– )

TV-PG | Comedy

Sumit, a reckless young man, runs away from responsibilities. Moreover, without understanding the seriousness of the situation, he ends up making a mockery of it.

Stars: Namit Das, Manasi Parekh, Bharti Achrekar, Satish Kaushik

Votes: 715

21. Full House (1987–1995)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A widowed broadcaster raises his three children with the assistance of his rock 'n' roll brother-in-law and his madcap best friend.

Stars: Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure

Votes: 48,496

22. Fuller House (2016– )

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

In a continuation of Full House (1987), D.J. Fuller is a mother of three young boys and is a recent widow. D.J.'s sister Stephanie, her best friend Kimmy and Kimmy's teenage daughter all move in to help raise her sons. The house is now a lot fuller.

Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber, Michael Campion

Votes: 21,240

23. Please Like Me (2013–2016)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After breaking up with his girlfriend, Josh comes to the realization that he is homosexual. With the support of his now ex girlfriend Claire, and his best friend and house mate Tom, Josh ... See full summary »

Stars: Josh Thomas, Thomas Ward, John, Debra Lawrance

Votes: 11,597



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