The BEST episodes of Modern Family

Every episode of Modern Family ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Modern Family!

This mockumentary explores the many different types of a modern family through the stories of a gay couple, comprised of Mitchell and Cameron, and their daughter Lily, a straight couple, comprised of Phil and Claire, and their three kids, Haley, Alex, and Luke, and a multi-ethnic couple, which is comprised of Jay and Gloria, and her son Manny.

Last Updated: 6/13/2024Network: ABC (US)Status: Ended
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Las Vegas
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8.20
3844 votes

#1 - Las Vegas

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/26/2014

Jay is determined to get the adults’ hotel suite upgraded; Claire tries to win back some money; Phil auditions to be a magician.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
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The Wedding (2)
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8.13
3586 votes

#2 - The Wedding (2)

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/21/2014

The wedding day chaos continues as the entire party shifts from one contingency plan to another. Guests start to get testy, Mitchell and Cameron are feeling discouraged, and poor Claire shows physical wear and tear.

Directors: Alisa Statman
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Connection Lost
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8.09
3405 votes

#3 - Connection Lost

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/25/2015

Claire’s computer becomes the hub of all the family’s activities when she gets stuck at the airport and is desperate to reach Haley after a big fight. After FaceTiming with Phil and the rest of the family to help track her down, Claire quickly turns to online snooping which inevitably becomes disturbing real quick and everyone gets sucked into the online drama.

Directors: Steven Levitan
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Finale (2)
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8.05
729 votes

#4 - Finale (2)

Season 11 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/8/2020

The entire family discovers saying goodbye is much harder than it seems.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
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Fulgencio
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8.04
4588 votes

#5 - Fulgencio

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/23/2013

When Gloria’s mother and sister visit, they bring traditions, baby names and family baggage; Phil helps the kids with their problems; Mitchell and Cameron try to correct Lily’s bad habits.

Directors: Lev L. Spiro
Writer: Bill Wrubel
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Caught in the Act
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8.03
6268 votes

#6 - Caught in the Act

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/19/2011

The kids get a surprise of their own when they take breakfast in bed to Phil and Claire on their anniversary. Jay and Gloria's Vegas vacation plans are ruined by a brutally honest email accidentally sent to Claire,. Mitchell and Cam try to get into a new restaurant owned by a mom at Lily's preschool.

Directors: Michael Spiller
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Hawaii
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8.02
6550 votes

#7 - Hawaii

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/12/2010

Jay's plans to do nothing but relax on vacation are interrupted by an unwelcome reality check. Meanwhile, Phil tries to make the trip romantic for Claire, Mitchell and Cameron disagree on whether they should go sight-seeing, and the kids get themselves into trouble.

Directors: Steven Levitan
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American Skyper
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8.00
2869 votes

#8 - American Skyper

Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/20/2015

The whole family is at Jay & Gloria’s for Alex’s graduation party, except for Phil, who ingeniously figured out a way to be there via skype and a robotic vessel after being unexpectedly detained in Seattle on a business trip. During the celebration, Jay frets about Gloria’s cousin who has overstayed his welcome, Claire stresses out about giving Alex the perfect gift, Mitch hides news of being laid off from Cam and Andy’s girlfriend, Beth, is in town stirring up a whole lot tension with Haley which finally leads to a realization that may have come too late

Directors: Steven Levitan
Writer: Elaine Ko
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Baby on Board
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8.00
4536 votes

#9 - Baby on Board

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/23/2012

Gloria’s bilingualism comes in handy on Mitchell and Cameron’s quest to adopt another child. Meanwhile, Jay and Manny help Lily get ready for a dance recital. Alex goes to her first prom, and Haley announces her future plans, which come as a shock to her family.

Directors: Steven Levitan
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Schooled
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7.96
4909 votes

#10 - Schooled

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/10/2012

Claire and Phil embarrass Haley when they drop her off at college; Manny makes Gloria and Jay take a class; Lily gets into a tussle on her first day of kindergarten.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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Treehouse
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7.94
5768 votes

#11 - Treehouse

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/2/2011

Gloria persuades Jay to commit to a night of salsa dancing after seeing how much his friend Shorty and his girlfriend do together. Cameron makes a bet that he can get a woman’s phone number at the bar. Phil builds a tree house for Luke.

Directors: Jason Winer
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Best Men
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7.91
4417 votes

#12 - Best Men

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/27/2013

Mitch and Cam’s friend Sal announces she’s getting married the next day and they are in the wedding; Gloria doesn’t trust her new nanny; Claire bonds with Haley; Phil helps Luke with a girl.

Directors: Steven Levitan
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Under Pressure
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7.91
4089 votes

#13 - Under Pressure

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/15/2014

Gloria has an encounter with a mean mom (Jane Krakowski) during the high school open house; Mitchell meets a judgmental neighbor (Jesse Eisenberg); Alex goes to a therapist.

Directors: James Bagdonas
Writer: Elaine Ko
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The Late Show
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7.90
4417 votes

#14 - The Late Show

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/16/2013

The adults struggle to make it to a hot new restaurant in time for the reservation Jay pulled a lot of strings to get.

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New Year's Eve
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7.90
4318 votes

#15 - New Year's Eve

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/9/2013

Jay and the family plan to celebrate New Year’s together at a hotel in Palm Springs, but the hotel doesn’t meet their expectations; Alex and Haley are faced with challenges as they try to watch the kids back at home.

Directors: Fred Goss
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Party Crasher
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7.90
4570 votes

#16 - Party Crasher

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/16/2013

Gloria and Jay try to make Manny’s 14th birthday extra special by planning a surprise party; Haley starts hanging out with a much older guy.

Directors: Fred Savage
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The Feud
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7.89
3743 votes

#17 - The Feud

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/26/2014

Luke competes against the son of Phil’s nemesis (Rob Riggle) in a wrestling match; Cam and Mitch ask Claire to pick up Lily from school without mentioning the recent lice incidence in her class; Gloria chaperones a field trip.

Directors: Ryan Case
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Finale (1)
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7.89
1230 votes

#18 - Finale (1)

Season 11 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/8/2020

Mitchell and Cam settle in on their new normal, and Phil and Claire decide that one of the kids needs to move out in order to take control of the house again. Meanwhile, as Gloria becomes more successful at work, she notices Jay, Manny and Joe don't seem to need her as much.

Directors: Steven Levitan
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My Funky Valentine
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7.89
6089 votes

#19 - My Funky Valentine

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/10/2010

Phil and Claire break from their traditional Valentine's Day dinner date and plan a little "role play" excursion. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria's ideas of romance clash when he takes her to a comedy show, and Mitchell and Cameron play cupid for Manny.

Directors: Michael Spiller
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iSpy
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7.88
4003 votes

#20 - iSpy

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/5/2014

Claire and Phil spy on Luke and Manny; Jay misinterprets Gloria’s anger over a dream she thinks he had for another offense he committed; Mitch tries to keep a secret from Cam; Haley tries to keep her photography exhibit from her family.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
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Family Portrait
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7.88
5921 votes

#21 - Family Portrait

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/19/2010

Claire makes an effort to take a new family portrait, but everybody is too busy to cooperate: Gloria and Manny go with Phil and Alex to a Lakers game and share an awkward moment on the jumbotron, Cameron gets a job as a wedding singer while Mitchell takes care of Lilly and a stray pigeon, and Luke interviews Jay for a school project.

Directors: Jason Winer
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A Hard Jay's Night
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7.88
3785 votes

#22 - A Hard Jay's Night

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/2/2014

Mitch struggles to hide his genuine feelings about an unflattering wedding topper Cam’s father made; Phil tries to help Gloria sell the apartment she had before Jay but they get sidetracked at a salon; Jay wants to host a nice family evening.

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The Party
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7.88
3723 votes

#23 - The Party

Season 7 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/6/2016

Manny and Luke babysit Lily so the adults in the family can have some fun, which includes Phil and Mitchell seeing a movie, Claire and Gloria going to a spa, and Jay and Cameron hitting a sports bar to watch a big fight, but Claire suspects the boys are going to throw a party.

Directors: Steven Levitan
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Other People's Children
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7.87
3799 votes

#24 - Other People's Children

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/12/2014

Jay takes Luke to the garage for some male bonding; Gloria and Claire take Lily dress shopping; Mitch, Cam, Alex and Manny spend a day at the museum; Phil helps Andy make an anniversary gift for his girlfriend.

Directors: Jim Hensz
Writer: Megan Ganz
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Suddenly, Last Summer
star
7.87
4676 votes

#25 - Suddenly, Last Summer

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/25/2013

Phil and Claire try to orchestrate a kid-free week during Luke, Haley and Alex’s summer activities; Cam and Mitch try to have a memorable summer.

Directors: James Bagdonas
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