In 1992, low budget comedy, Meet the Parents made its debut. The film told the story of a young man who meets his fiancée’s parents for the first time… with disastrous consequences.

Meet the Parents was not a hit, however, Universal Pictures saw potential in the story. Eight years later the studio released a remake, which proved popular and I n turn led to a series of sequels.

But how many Meet the Parents movies are there?

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The Meet the Parents movies in order

The Meet the Parents movies are as follows:

  • Meet the Parents (1992)
  • Meet the Parents (2000)
  • Meet the Fockers (2004)
  • Little Fockers (2010)
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Are all of the Meet the Parents movies part of the same series?

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Meet the Parents 1992 is a stand alone film with no sequels.

Meet the Parents 2000 is a remake of Meet the Parents 1992. The film was followed by two sequels, Meet the Fockers and Little Fockers, with events told in chronological order.

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Who are the cast of the Meet the Parents films?

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Notable actors in the Meet the Parents film series include Greg Glienna, Jacqueline Cahill, Ben Stiller, Robert DeNiro, Teri Polo, Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Jessica Alba, Dustin Hoffman, and Barbra Streisand.

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Is the Meet the Parents series the work of the same director?

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The Meet the Parents films are the work of multiple directors. Greg Glienna directed Meet the Parents 1992, Jay Roach directed Meet the Parents 2000 and Meet the Fockers, and Paul Weitz directed Little Fockers.

What is the best Meet the Parents movie?

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According to IMDb, the Meet the Parents films are ranked as follows:

  • Meet the Parents (2000) – 7/10
  • Meet the Parents (1992) – 6.6/10
  • Meet the Fockers (2004) – 6.3/10
  • Little Fockers (2010) – 5.5/10
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