Instant Family is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Sean Anders and written by Anders and John Morris. It stars Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne as a couple who decide to become foster parents, and eventually adopt three children. Isabela Moner, Gustavo Quiroz, Julianna Gamiz, and Octavia Spencer also star.
The film was released in the United States on November 16, 2018, by Paramount Pictures. It received mixed reviews from critics but became a box office success, grossing $85 million worldwide.
If you’re looking for movies like Instant Family, here are some great options:
- 1. Daddy’s Home (2015)
- 2. The Blind Side (2009)
- 3. Murder Mystery (2019)
- 4. The Holiday Calendar (2018)
- 5. The Family Man (2000)
- 6. Why Him? (2016)
- 7. The Switch (2010)
- 8. Gifted (2017)
- 9. The Upside (2017)
- 10. The Odd Couple (2015)
- 11. The Sleepover (2020)
- 12. The Parent Trap (1998)
- 13. The House Bunny (2008)
- 14. The Other Woman (2014)
- 15. Rough Night (2017)
- 16. Game Night (2018)
- 17. Good Boys (2019)
- 18. Book Club (2018)
- 19. Girls Trip (2017)
1. Daddy’s Home (2015)
Brad (Will Ferrell) is a mild-mannered radio executive who tries to become the best stepfather to his wife’s (Linda Cardellini) children, but clashes with their rough and tumble father, Dusty (Mark Wahlberg).
When Dusty moves back in, Brad tries to keep up with the competition to be the best dad ever.
2. The Blind Side (2009)
The true story of Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) and Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), a homeless teen she takes in who later goes on to play for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens.
Tuohy, a wealthy Memphis socialite, takes in Oher after meeting him at one of her son’s football games.
Oher had been living out of a motel and was sleeping on the streets before Tuohy took him in.
3. Murder Mystery (2019)
A New York cop (Adam Sandler) and his wife (Jennifer Aniston) go on a European vacation to mend their strained relationship.
But as the trip goes awry, the couple must solve a murder mystery if they want to make it home alive.
4. The Holiday Calendar (2018)
Abby (Kat Graham) is a talented photographer who inherits an antique holiday advent calendar that seems to predict the future.
As each day of December brings a new surprise, she begins to suspect that someone might be trying to send her a message.
5. The Family Man (2000)
Jack Campbell (Nicolas Cage) is a successful financial executive who has it all – until he wakes up one day in a suburban tract home with a wife (Tea Leoni) and kids (Harley Jane Kozak).
He must then decide whether to return to his old life or stay in the new one he’s found.
6. Why Him? (2016)
Ned Fleming (Bryan Cranston) is a successful businessman who’s about to close a big deal when he learns that his daughter Stephanie (Zoey Deutch) is dating Laird Mayhew (James Franco), a wealthy, tattooed Internet entrepreneur.
Ned sets out to sabotage the relationship, but finds himself liking Laird more and more.
7. The Switch (2010)
After years of trying to get pregnant, Kassie (Jennifer Aniston) decides to use a donor’s sperm to have a baby on her own.
But when her best friend Wally (Jason Bateman) accidentally uses the wrong sperm, Kassie has to decide whether or not to tell him the truth.
These are just a few of the movies like Instant Family that are sure to make you laugh. So gather up your family and friends and enjoy!
8. Gifted (2017)
Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising his seven-year-old niece, Mary (Mckenna Grace), who is a math prodigy.
When Mary’s abilities are discovered by her teachers, Frank must fight for custody of her against her maternal grandmother, Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan).
9. The Upside (2017)
Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston) is a wealthy quadriplegic who hires ex-con Dell Scott (Kevin Hart) to be his live-in caregiver.
At first, the two men seem to have nothing in common, but they soon form a close bond as they help each other navigate their new lives.
10. The Odd Couple (2015)
Oscar Madison (Matthew Perry) and Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon) are two estranged friends who are forced to live together after Oscar’s wife throws him out of the house.
The two men couldn’t be more different, but they soon learn that they have more in common than they thought.
11. The Sleepover (2020)
When their mother (Malin Akerman) is kidnapped, siblings Clancy (Max Jenke) and Kevin (Lucas Jaye) team up with their friend Ryan (Ken Marino) to rescue her.
The three kids have to use all of their ingenuity and courage to save the day.
12. The Parent Trap (1998)
Identical twins Annie and Hallie (both played by Lindsay Lohan) are separated at birth and each grow up thinking the other is dead.
But when they accidentally meet at summer camp, they hatch a plan to switch places and get their parents back together.
13. The House Bunny (2008)
After being kicked out of the Playboy Mansion, Playboy Bunny Shelley Darlington (Anna Faris) finds herself at an all-girls college.
Shelley is initially met with hostility from the students, but she soon wins them over with her bubbly personality and helpfulness.
14. The Other Woman (2014)
After finding out that her husband is cheating on her, Carly (Cameron Diaz) teams up with his mistress, Kate (Leslie Mann), and another woman he’s been seeing, Amber (Kate Upton), to get revenge.
The three women form a close bond as they plot to take down the man who has wronged them.
15. Rough Night (2017)
A group of friends (played by Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, and Zoë Kravitz) get together for a bachelorette party in Miami.
But their night takes a turn for the worse when they accidentally kill a male stripper.
16. Game Night (2018)
A group of friends (played by Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, and Kyle Chandler) who regularly get together for game nights find themselves in the middle of a real-life mystery when one of their friends is kidnapped.
They have to put their game-playing skills to the test to find their friend and solve the mystery.
17. Good Boys (2019)
A group of 12-year-old friends (played by Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, and Brady Noon) set out on a quest to lose their virginity before a school dance.
But their journey is full of mishaps and misadventures as they try to navigate the complicated world of adolescence.
18. Book Club (2018)
A group of friends (played by Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen) who meet regularly to discuss books find themselves reading Fifty Shades of Grey for their latest book club selection.
The novel opens up a whole new world of exploration for the women, both in their personal and professional lives.
19. Girls Trip (2017)
When four friends (played by Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Queen Latifah) travel to New Orleans for a weekend getaway, they let loose and have the time of their lives.
The women bond over their shared experience of sisterhood and friendship, and they learn a lot about themselves in the process.
These are just a few of the movies like Instant Family that are sure to make you laugh. So gather up your family and friends and enjoy! What are some of your favorite movies? Let us know in the comments below! And be sure to check out our other blog posts for more great movie recommendations. Thanks for reading!