A family is a domestic or social group.

Family or The Family may refer to:

  • Family (taxonomy), a level of scientific classification for organisms
  • Family (periodic table), a group in the periodic table of elements
  • Gene family, a set of similar genes resulting from gene duplications
  • Protein family, a set of similar proteins resulting from gene duplications
  • Family of curves, a set of curves resulting from a function with variable parameters
  • Family of sets, a collection of sets
  • Indexed family, a family where each element can be given an index
  • Normal family, a collection of continuous functions
  • Parametric family, a family where elements are specified by a set of parameters
  • Family (U.S. Census)
  • The Family (Christian political organization), or The Fellowship, a Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Christian group
  • "The Family: A Proclamation to the World", a 1995 statement issued by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Family International, a religious movement formerly called the Children of God
  • The Family (Australian New Age group), a controversial Australian religious group
  • The Holy Family
Art and entertainment


  • Family (Blumenfeld), a public artwork by Helaine Blumenfeld, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
  • A Family (painting), an oil on canvas by Louis le Brocquy


  • The Family (1970 film) or Città violenta, an Italian crime film directed by Sergio Sollima
  • The Family (1972 film), an Ivorian film directed by Henri Duparc
  • The Family (1987 film) or La famiglia, an Italian film directed by Ettore Scola
  • Family (2001 film), a Takashi Miike film
  • Family, a 2003 British TV Miniseries starring Simone Lahbib
  • A Family (2004 film), a South Korean film starring Soo Ae
  • Family (2006 film), an Indian Hindi film
  • A Family (2010 film), a 2010 Danish drama
  • The Family (2011 film), a film by Joe Hollow and Wolfgang Meyer
  • The Family (2013 film), a French action comedy directed by Luc Besson
  • Families (film), a 2015 French film
  • The Family (2017 film), a 2017 Venezuelan film
  • A Family (2017 film), a 2017 Italian film

Literature and theatre

  • The Family (Tōson Shimazaki novel), 1911
  • The Family (Ba Jin novel), 1933
  • The Family, a 1971 book by Ed Sanders
  • A Family, a 1978 play by Ronald Harwood
  • The Family (Buchi Emecheta novel) (U.S.) or Gwendolen (UK), 1989
  • The Family (Mario Puzo novel), 2001
  • The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty, a 2004 book by Kitty Kelley
  • The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, a 2008 book by Jeff Sharlet
  • The Family, a fictional group of aliens battled by the DC Comics character Metamorpho


  • Family (musical instruments), a grouping of similar musical instruments
  • Family (band), a 1966-73 English rock band
  • Family (Spanish band), a 1990s pop band
  • The Family (band), an American R&B band formed by Prince
  • Family (Willie Nelson's band), Willie Nelson's recording and touring group
  • The Family, an urban contemporary gospel choir led by Kirk Franklin
  • Family (Ignite album), 1995
  • Family (LeAnn Rimes album), 2007
  • Family (Le Loup album), 2009
  • Family (May J. album), 2009
  • Family (Noah Gundersen EP), 2011
  • Family (Think About Life album), 2009
  • Family (Thompson album), 2014
  • The Family (The Family album), by the R&B band, 1985
  • The Family (Mashmakhan album), 1971
  • The Family, an album by Satchel, 1996
  • "Family", by Björk from Vulnicura
  • "Family", by SC3, a charity single
  • "Family", by Hed PE from New World Orphans
  • "Family", by the Rolling Stones from Metamorphosis


  • Family Channel (Canadian TV network), a Canadian kids' channel
  • ABC Family (changed to Freeform), a U.S. television network
  • TVNZ Family, a programming block on TVNZ 6, New Zealand
  • An American Family, a 1971 US fly-on-the-wall documentary series
  • Family (1976 TV series), a 1976-1980 U.S. drama series
  • Family (1994 TV series), an Irish miniseries by Roddy Doyle
  • Family (2012 TV series), a South Korean sitcom
  • Families (TV series), a 1990-1993 British daytime soap opera
  • The Family (1971 TV series), a 1971 Canadian drama television series
  • The Family (1974 TV series), a fly-on-the-wall documentary series
  • The Family (2003 TV series), a 2003 reality television show
  • The Family (2008 TV series), a documentary series following British families
  • The Family (2011 TV series), an Australian version of the British series
  • The Family (2016 TV series), an American thriller/drama series
  • All in the Family, a 1970s American sitcom
Episodes and segments
  • "Family" (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • "Family" (House)
  • "Family" (Masters of Horror)
  • "Family" (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • "Family" (Stargate SG-1)
  • "The Family" (comedy sketch), from The Carol Burnett Show
  • The Family (NJ African-American crime organization), an NJ African-American crime organization founded by Akbar Pray
  • The Family (Arkansas politics), a 19th-century American political coalition
  • "The Family," a group of powerful Carolina planters who, early in the 18th century, settled illegally in the Cape Fear (region) of colonial North Carolina; opposed by Royal Governor George Burrington
  • The Family (club), a private club formed in San Francisco in 1901
  • The Family (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1972 to 1985), a group of approximately 60 to 100 runaway street children who populated Fort Lauderdale's beach; most were petty criminals to support themselves and each other. (Reference - Tropic Magazine, Oct. 9, 1977, "Ft. Lauderdale's Children of the Night.")
  • Family Radio, a non-commercial traditional religious broadcasting network in the United States
  • Manson Family, followers of criminal Charles Manson
  • The Family Murders, an alleged conspiracy in Adelaide, Australia, in the late 1970s to the mid-1980s
  • "The Family," an American terrorist cell indicted in 2005-06 as a result of the FBI's Operation Backfire
See also
  • Crime family
  • Familia (disambiguation)
  • La Familia (disambiguation)
  • Family 1 manuscripts
  • Family 1 engine, GM car engine family
  • Family II (disambiguation)

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