This heist movie, aptly named “Tower Heist,” is set in the ever-exciting New York City. It stars two comedy kings, Ben Stiller, and Eddie Murphy, and features parades and turkeys! It’s good old family fun. You’ll also love their amazing co-stars, Gabourey Sidibe, Alan Alda, and Matthew Broderick.
The great Alan Alda plays a Ponzi scheme crook who gets placed under house arrest for stealing $2 billion. Of course, that’s where Murphy and Stiller come in with a sneaky plan. Besides the fact that most people enjoy comedies that involve crime, the cast and the action in the movie made it so successful.
National Lampoon's Vacation
This comedy classic by the legendary late Harold Ramis stars Chevy Chase in one of his most iconic roles as Clark W. Griswold. Chase plays the ambitious father whose holiday plans don't pan out. You can bet your bottom dollar it's filled with road trip adventures, which is something all viewers like to get lost in.
The 1982 film was also a major hit, which resulted in four hilarious sequels. Some say National Lampoons' Vacation is one of John Hughes' most underrated scripts. Anything you can possibly imagine goes wrong in this story, and it is a great move for great family quality time.
In this infamous mockumentary, Sasha Baron Cohen stars as Borat Sagdiyev, a journalist from Kazakhstan who is tasked with traveling to America to document life there. It takes a lot to remain completely serious while winding up and even shocking gullible public members, but Sacha Baron Cohen is perfect for this role – as demonstrated by this cringe-inducing journey across America.
The movie became a huge hit worldwide and turned Borat into an international star the viewers couldn't get enough of. The movie followed the huge hit "The Ali G Show," which was launched in the UK in 2000 and first introduced Borat to the world.
You just have to have a zombie movie on the list. This comedy/horror features Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harelson teaming up on a road trip to Ohio to find Columbus's (Eisenberg) family. Enjoy the wild ride, laughs, and a little gore in this wildly entertaining road trip film. The Cadillac Escalade is also a great touch.
One of the reasons for the success of this movie is, without a doubt, the cast. The chemistry between them came so naturally and effortlessly. It feels as if the two had known each other for years and just happened to be on the same screen simultaneously.
The Family Stone
Even if you're not a fan of the typical American rom-com, "The Family Stone" is one of those movies you'll never regret watching. Why? Because it's a witty comedy-drama with great performances by some of Hollywood's finest.
With a cast that includes Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Craig T. Nelson, this film paints a perfect picture of what family holidays are really like — a gathering of sometimes unlikable characters with whom we have a love/hate relationship. Expect witty dialogue, hilarious scenes, and a tear-jerking performance by Keaton, who plays the matriarch of the family.