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23rd Jul '16 12:52:20 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Film/FattysTintypeTangle'' features Creator/FattyArbuckle being harassed by his domineering mother-in-law, who appears to live with them despite having her own house.
* In ''Film/TheRef'', this is played straight with the mother-in-law from hell Rose Chasseur, but subverted with both of her sons' families. Brother and sister-in-law Gary and Connie Chasseur initially seem like classic obnoxious in-laws, but they become slightly sympathetic characters when it turns out they're as fed up with "Mother Rose" as everybody else. Plus, even though the main couple played by Kevin Spacey and Judy Davis get the SympatheticPOV, it's clear that ''they'' could just as easily be considered obnoxious in-laws themselves.
-->'''Gus:''' ''(holding a gun to Mrs. Chasseur's head)'' Nobody move or I'll shoot!\\
'''Connie:''' Go ahead, kill her.
* This is basically the plot of the 2005 movie ''Film/MonsterInLaw''.
* ''Film/EatDrinkManWoman'' has Madam Liang, who spends almost all of her screen time berating her daughters as burdensome and insulting the men they married. She is visibly elated when her daughter in America gets divorced, and vows to mount the divorce papers over the toilet.
* Robert De Niro's character in ''Film/MeetTheParents'' is this to the Nth degree, trying everything to ruin the life of his daughter's latest fiancé. It gets to the point that you wonder why she doesn't say or do anything to stop it, particularly when its mentioned he does this with every boy she brings home.
* An [[ImpliedTrope offscreen example]] in ''Film/GetSmart''. Dalip, TheBrute working for KAOS, has a hellish sister-in-law who's constantly undermining his relationship with his wife and trying to break them up, which causes him endless grief at home. Max manages to keep Dalip from killing him by giving him advice on how to keep his wife and her sister from spending too much time together without looking like the bad guy.
* ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' has Milton Berle hounded by his harridan mother-in-law (Ethel Merman) and hipster-doofus brother-in-law (Dick Shawn). In all fairness, his own wife (Dorothy Provine), faced with the opportunity, shows a desire to flee them all.
* ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' has the obnoxiousness of Jerry Lundegaard's father-in-law Wade Gustafson be one of the primary ways that Jerry's BatmanGambit turns into a ''very'' dark FawltyTowersPlot.
* ''Film/GuessWho'' features a white man dating a black woman whose father would rather have her dating a fellow African-American.
* On ''Film/OverTheTop'', we have grandfather Jason Cutler, who hates Lincoln and [[JerkassHasAPoint while in the right that Lincoln (a simple trucker and estranged father) cannot provide to Michael in the way that he (a millionaire) can]], especially once Michael's mother dies and leaves Lincoln with the kid's custody, still tries to invoke ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney (trying to buy Lincoln off, hiring an army of lawyers to try to find a legal loophole to take Michael away from Lincoln), ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections and makes a continuous barrage of KickTheDog moments (every conversation he has with Lincoln including a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, ''keeping the letters Lincoln wrote to his family locked away and telling Michael that Lincoln never cared for him'' and '''hiring people to kidnap his grandson and rough Lincoln up''') on his single-minded quest to keep father and son apart. Even after Lincoln signs off Michael's custody to Cutler, Cutler still flies to Las Vegas and tries to bribe Lincoln into disappearing forever from the Cutlers' sights, apparently because he disliked the fact that Michael disobeyed him to go cheer Lincoln at the arm wrestling competition.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/FattysTintypeTangle'' features Creator/FattyArbuckle being harassed by his domineering mother-in-law, who appears to live with them despite having her own house.
* In ''Film/TheRef'', this is played straight with the mother-in-law from hell Rose Chasseur, but subverted with both of her sons' families. Brother and sister-in-law Gary and Connie Chasseur initially seem like classic obnoxious in-laws, but they become slightly sympathetic characters when it turns out they're as fed up with "Mother Rose" as everybody else. Plus, even though the main couple played by Kevin Spacey and Judy Davis get the SympatheticPOV, it's clear that ''they'' could just as easily be considered obnoxious in-laws themselves.
-->'''Gus:''' ''(holding a gun to Mrs. Chasseur's head)'' Nobody move or I'll shoot!\\
'''Connie:''' Go ahead, kill her.
* This is basically the plot of the 2005 movie ''Film/MonsterInLaw''.
* ''Film/EatDrinkManWoman'' has Madam Liang, who spends almost all of her screen time berating her daughters as burdensome and insulting the men they married. She is visibly elated when her daughter in America gets divorced, and vows to mount the divorce papers over the toilet.
* Robert De Niro's character in ''Film/MeetTheParents'' is this to the Nth degree, trying everything to ruin the life of his daughter's latest fiancé. It gets to the point that you wonder why she doesn't say or do anything to stop it, particularly when its mentioned he does this with every boy she brings home.
* An [[ImpliedTrope offscreen example]] in ''Film/GetSmart''. Dalip, TheBrute working for KAOS, has a hellish sister-in-law who's constantly undermining his relationship with his wife and trying to break them up, which causes him endless grief at home. Max manages to keep Dalip from killing him by giving him advice on how to keep his wife and her sister from spending too much time together without looking like the bad guy.
* ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' has Milton Berle hounded by his harridan mother-in-law (Ethel Merman) and hipster-doofus brother-in-law (Dick Shawn). In all fairness, his own wife (Dorothy Provine), faced with the opportunity, shows a desire to flee them all.
* ''Film/{{Fargo}}'' has the obnoxiousness of Jerry Lundegaard's father-in-law Wade Gustafson be one of the primary ways that Jerry's BatmanGambit turns into a ''very'' dark FawltyTowersPlot.
* ''Film/GuessWho'' features a white man dating a black woman whose father would rather have her dating a fellow African-American.
* On ''Film/OverTheTop'', we have grandfather Jason Cutler, who hates Lincoln and [[JerkassHasAPoint while in the right that Lincoln (a simple trucker and estranged father) cannot provide to Michael in the way that he (a millionaire) can]], especially once Michael's mother dies and leaves Lincoln with the kid's custody, still tries to invoke ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney (trying to buy Lincoln off, hiring an army of lawyers to try to find a legal loophole to take Michael away from Lincoln), ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections and makes a continuous barrage of KickTheDog moments (every conversation he has with Lincoln including a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, ''keeping the letters Lincoln wrote to his family locked away and telling Michael that Lincoln never cared for him'' and '''hiring people to kidnap his grandson and rough Lincoln up''') on his single-minded quest to keep father and son apart. Even after Lincoln signs off Michael's custody to Cutler, Cutler still flies to Las Vegas and tries to bribe Lincoln into disappearing forever from the Cutlers' sights, apparently because he disliked the fact that Michael disobeyed him to go cheer Lincoln at the arm wrestling competition.
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23rd Jul '16 12:38:24 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10724053/1/Code-Geass-The-Prepared-Rebellion-V2 Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion]]'', the usual dynamic is inverted. Reuben Ashford is continuously vexed by his daughter-in-law Melisande's attempts to replace him as head of the family.
11th Jul '16 2:59:57 PM WillBGood
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* On ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'', Roseanne and Dan despised Becky's greaser boyfriend Mark. This case is somewhat Justified, as Mark doesn't treat Becky exceptionally well initially, being really selfish and obnoxious. When Mark confronts Roseanne about this, she says she would have treated him like a king if she felt like he'd treated Becky with any kind of respect. Darlene's steady boyfriend fared quite a bit better. After initially disliking him for being Mark's brother and assuming David was just like him. However, when they realize he was almost his exact opposite, they warm up, allowing him to live with them to escape his abusive mother and Roseanne even trying to shove them back together after they break up.

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* On ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'', Roseanne and Dan despised Becky's greaser boyfriend Mark. This case is somewhat Justified, as Mark doesn't treat Becky exceptionally well initially, being really selfish and obnoxious. When Mark confronts Roseanne about this, she says she would have treated him like a king if she felt like he'd treated Becky with any kind of respect. Darlene's steady boyfriend David fared quite a bit better. After initially disliking him Initially they dislike David for being Mark's brother and assuming David was assume he's just like him. However, when they realize he was almost his exact opposite, they warm up, allowing him to live with them to escape his abusive mother and mother; Roseanne even trying tries to shove them David and Darlene back together after they break up.
17th Jun '16 4:57:10 PM nombretomado
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* In ''That70sShow'', Red Forman's mother, Bernice is incredibly obnoxious and rude to everyone, but especially to her daughter-in-law, Kitty. Kitty's own mother is not much better - however, she upsets Kitty more than Red.
* Of the four main adult characters from ''YesDear'', three of them have an in-law for each: Don (Kim and Christine's father) for Greg, Jenny (Kim and Christine's mother) for Jimmy, and Natalie (Greg's mother) for Kim. Christine doesn't have this problem, though. On the other hand, considering the tension that exists between brothers-in-law Greg and Jimmy, much of the show has this trope as its premise.

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* In ''That70sShow'', ''Series/That70sShow'', Red Forman's mother, Bernice is incredibly obnoxious and rude to everyone, but especially to her daughter-in-law, Kitty. Kitty's own mother is not much better - however, she upsets Kitty more than Red.
* Of the four main adult characters from ''YesDear'', ''Series/YesDear'', three of them have an in-law for each: Don (Kim and Christine's father) for Greg, Jenny (Kim and Christine's mother) for Jimmy, and Natalie (Greg's mother) for Kim. Christine doesn't have this problem, though. On the other hand, considering the tension that exists between brothers-in-law Greg and Jimmy, much of the show has this trope as its premise.
29th May '16 10:22:54 AM nombretomado
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* Bob Duncan's mother-in-law of ''GoodLuckCharlie'' thinks he's a pea-brained buffoon who's done a deplorable job of raising his kids.

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* Bob Duncan's mother-in-law of ''GoodLuckCharlie'' ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'' thinks he's a pea-brained buffoon who's done a deplorable job of raising his kids.
15th May '16 10:51:35 AM Euodiachloris
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** Baratheons just have this knack: Stannis has... the whole pack of Florents to deal with. On the plus-side, he doesn't have Robert's megaton issues with the crafty Lannisters. On the minus, they're more [[SmugsSnake tooth-grindingly arrogant]] for no reason and with less financial backing to help ease the pain.

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** Baratheons just have this knack: Stannis has... the whole pack of Florents to deal with. On the plus-side, he doesn't have Robert's megaton issues with the crafty Lannisters. On the minus, they're more [[SmugsSnake [[SmugSnake tooth-grindingly arrogant]] for no reason and with less financial backing to help ease the pain.
15th May '16 10:48:40 AM Euodiachloris
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** Baratheons just have this knack: Stannis has... the whole pack of Florents to deal with. On the plus-side, he doesn't have Robert's megaton issues with the crafty Lannisters. On the minus, they're more [[SmugsSnake tooth-grindingly arrogant]] for no reason and with less financial backing to help ease the pain.
8th May '16 10:27:43 PM marcoasalazarm
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* On ''Film/OverTheTop'', we have grandfather Jason Cutler, who hates Lincoln and [[JerkassHasAPoint while in the right that Lincoln (a simple trucker and estranged father) cannot provide to Michael in the way that he (a millionaire) can]], especially once Michael's mother dies and leaves Lincoln with the kid's custody, still tries to invoke ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney (trying to buy Lincoln off, hiring an army of lawyers to try to find a legal loophole to take Michael away from Lincoln), ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections and makes a continuous barrage of KickTheDog moments (every conversation he has with Lincoln including a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, ''keeping the letters Lincoln wrote to his family locked away and telling Michael that Lincoln never cared for him'' and '''hiring people to kidnap his grandson and rough Lincoln up''') on his single-minded quest to keep father and son apart.

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* On ''Film/OverTheTop'', we have grandfather Jason Cutler, who hates Lincoln and [[JerkassHasAPoint while in the right that Lincoln (a simple trucker and estranged father) cannot provide to Michael in the way that he (a millionaire) can]], especially once Michael's mother dies and leaves Lincoln with the kid's custody, still tries to invoke ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney (trying to buy Lincoln off, hiring an army of lawyers to try to find a legal loophole to take Michael away from Lincoln), ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections and makes a continuous barrage of KickTheDog moments (every conversation he has with Lincoln including a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, ''keeping the letters Lincoln wrote to his family locked away and telling Michael that Lincoln never cared for him'' and '''hiring people to kidnap his grandson and rough Lincoln up''') on his single-minded quest to keep father and son apart. Even after Lincoln signs off Michael's custody to Cutler, Cutler still flies to Las Vegas and tries to bribe Lincoln into disappearing forever from the Cutlers' sights, apparently because he disliked the fact that Michael disobeyed him to go cheer Lincoln at the arm wrestling competition.
7th May '16 12:21:41 PM nombretomado
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* All over the place on ''TheGoldenGirls''.

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* All over the place on ''TheGoldenGirls''.''Series/TheGoldenGirls''.



* Inverted on ''TheGeorgeLopezShow''; George has issues with his biological mom, but gets along very well with his brother- and father-in-law, although initially, Angie's prominent cardiologist parents weren't too fond of George, feeling that Angie was "slumming it" and should have married somebody much more well-off.

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* Inverted on ''TheGeorgeLopezShow''; ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow''; George has issues with his biological mom, but gets along very well with his brother- and father-in-law, although initially, Angie's prominent cardiologist parents weren't too fond of George, feeling that Angie was "slumming it" and should have married somebody much more well-off.
7th May '16 4:12:00 AM Chabal2
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* Inverted in ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'': Glon's mother is more likely to side with his wives than him when a matrimonial problem shows up, since he's still kind of immature.
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