The Addams Family and The Addams Family Values are both iconic movies of the early 90s. Created by cartoonist Charles Addams, the hilariously macabre family made their debut in a single-panel comic published in The New Yorker in 1938.
The Addams Family is an eccentric aristocratic family that is obsessed with all things gloomy and morbid and is completely unaware of how uncomfortable other people find their particular interests to be.
When the first live-action depiction of the family aired on ABC in 1964, they first appeared on television.
Since then, this eccentric family has appeared in a number of animated and live-action television shows, as well as specials like a crossover with the Mystery Inc. gang from Scooby-Doo.
The Addams Family was adapted as an animated film in 2019, and a sequel, The Addams Family 2, was produced in 2021. These two most recent animated films received generally positive reviews, although they only achieved modest box office success.
The 1991 and 1993 films directed by Barry Sonnenfeld have emerged as the seminal work that has been used to introduce the members of the family, despite the fact that The Addams Family has appeared in numerous versions across various media.
Gomez, the devoted father and hopelessly amorous husband, is the head of the family and was famously portrayed by Raul Julia in the 1991 movie. He enjoys swordplay, upholding family customs, and growing his recognisable pencil-thin moustache.
Morticia is Gomez's wife and mother, and she is breathtakingly attractive. Anjelica Huston, who played Morticia in The Witches, is best known for her demure poise and detached parenting style.
Christopher Lloyd's portrayal of Uncle Fester in Back to the Future is best known for his wild eyes, bent back, and pale complexion. The eldest son of Gomez and Morticia is Pugsley (until Pubert came along in The Addams Family Values).