In 1938, cartoonist Charles Addams created The Addams Family. The creepy, kooky, spooky, and all together ooky family first appeared as a comic strip in The New Yorker and became a hit with readers.

Due to the popularity of The Addams Family, the characters were soon transported to television – both live-action and animation – before becoming the stars of a collection of movies.

But how many Addams Family movies are there?


The Addams Family movies in order

To date, there are six Addams Family movies. The Addams Family movies are as follows:

  • Halloween with the New Addams Family (1977)
  • The Addams Family (1991)
  • Addams Family Values (1993)
  • Addams Family Reunion (1998)
  • The Addams Family (2019)
  • The Addams Family 2 (2021)

Hang on… didn’t The Addams Family also appear in one of The New Scooby-Doo Movies?

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In 1972, The Addams Family appeared in The New Scooby-Doo Movies via the tale, Wednesday Is Missing, BUT this was not a movie. You see, The New Scooby-Doo Movies was somewhat of a misnomer, as this was an animated television series, rather than a collection of movies.


Are all of The Addams Family movies part of the same series?

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The Addams Family movies are not all part of the same series. The films break down as follows:

  • Halloween with the New Addams Family is a television movie featuring the cast of the 1960s Addams Family TV show. This film is effectively a reunion/revival of the series.
  • The Addams Family and its sequel, Addams Family Values are big screen adventures. These films reintroduce the characters for a new audience.
  • Addams Family Reunion is a television movie that was partially conceived as a potential pilot for a television series. The film can be viewed as a sort-of spiritual sequel to The Addams Family ‘91/Addams Family Values, but it has an almost entirely new cast.
  • The Addams Family 2019 is an animated big screen tale, acting as another reintroduction to the characters. The Addams Family 2 is its sequel.

Who are the cast of the The Addams Family films?

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Notable cast members in The Addams Family film series include John Astin, Jackie Coogan, Carolyn Jones, Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Carol Kane, Carel Struycken, Christopher Hart, Daryl Hannah, Tim Curry, Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Snoop Dogg and Bette Midler.


Is The Addams Family series the work of the same director?

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The Addams Family movies are the work of multiple directors. David Steinmetz directed Halloween with the New Addams Family, Barry Sonnenfeld directed The Addams Family and Addams Family Values, Dave Payne directed Addams Family Reunion, and Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon directed The Addams Family 2019 and The Addams Family 2.


What is the best Addams Family movie?

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According to IMDb, the Addams Family films are ranked as follows:

  • The Addams Family (1991) – 6.9/10
  • Addams Family Values (1993) – 6.7/10
  • Halloween with the New Addams Family (1977) – 6.2/10
  • The Addams Family (2019) – 5.8/10
  • The Addams Family 2 (2021) – 5.3/10
  • Addams Family Reunion (1998) – 3.9/10

Should you wish to watch the films, you might like to know that most of the movies are available on home video. Outside of the movies, the original television series The Addams Family: The Complete Collection is also available on DVD.

The nine-disc set contains all 64 episodes and boasts a whopping 1920-minute running time! The Addams Family: The Complete Collection is available from all good retailers, including Amazon UK.


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