Hollywoods 10 Most Dysfunctional TV Movie Families

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Jan. 15 2014, Updated 2:12 p.m. ET

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August: Osage County

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'August: Osage County' tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

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Married... with Children

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Married... with Children' featured one of the most dysfunctional families on television for 11 seasons before ending in 1997. Al Bundy was a once glorious high school football player turned women's shoe salesman whose annoying wife, Peggy gave them two children: Their attractive yet ditzy and promiscuous daughter Kelly and their wisecracking son, Bud.

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The Family Stone

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American 2005 comedy-drama 'The Family Stone' starring Rachel McAdams, Diane Keaton and Claire Danes. Set around the Christmas holidays, the flick features the misadventures of the Stone family in a small New England town when the eldest son brings his uptight girlfriend home with the intention of proposing to her, but after a hostile reception she begs her sister to join her for emotional support, triggering further complications.

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Lannister House

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'Game of Thrones' follows the Lannister and Stark families and chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the realm's noble families for control of the Iron Throne.

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Breaking Bad

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The insanely popular AMC show 'Breaking Bad' is set in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and takes you through two years in the life of Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who turns into a methamphetamine producer and seller after he is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. White's goal is to secure his family's finances before he dies, teaming up with a former student, but it all leads to a life of extraordinary crime.

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The Simpsons

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This animated family is one of a kind! 'The Simpsons' live in Springfield and are headed by patriarch Homer, a safety inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, and his wife Marge, a stereotypical American housewife and mother. They have three children: Bart, a 10-year-old troublemaker; Lisa, a precocious 8-year-old activist; and Maggie, the baby of the family who rarely speaks, just sucks on her pacifier.

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The Griswolds

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The Griswolds -- a family that has been featured in a slew of comedy movies including 'National Lampoon's Family Christmas', 'National Lampoon's European Vacation' and 'National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation.' Father Clark Griswold is played by Chevy Chase and features different actors and actresses playing his wife Ellen, daughter Audrey and son Russ -- who always find themselves in sticky predicaments.

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The Sopranos

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Perhaps one of TV's most famous (and corrupt) families, 'The Sopranos' revolved around New Jersey-bred Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano, played by the late James Gandolfini, and the tribulations he faces while trying to balance his home life and the criminal organization he heads.

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The Royal Tenenbaums

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'The Royal Tenenbaums' is a 2001 American comedy-drama starring Danny Glover, Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, and Owen Wilson. The movie revolves around the eccentric Royal Tenenbaum, his wife Etheline and their three children Chas, Margot and Richie and follows ups and downs of their lives using absurd humor.

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Flowers in the Attic

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Adapted from V.C. Andrews' 1979 novel, 'Flowers in the Attic' is about the Dollanganger family who retreats to their grandparents home after their father is killed in an accident, and the children are forced to live in the attic while their mother slowly disappears from their lives. The children get no sunlight, are disciplined with force, food is kept from them and they become ill -- providing a movie full of disturbing plot lines.

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August: Osage County

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'August: Osage County' is directed by John Wells (The Company Men) and features an all-star cast, including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham.

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