Goofy Comedy Movies to Watch with Tweens and Teens

Wondering what to watch with your kids once they say they're too grown up for Pixar and Disney but aren't quite ready for R-rated movies? See what happens when you introduce them to these comedies. While many of these picks have had families cracking up for generations, some have jokes that can feel a bit dated, inappropriate, or awkward. So make sure to check our individual reviews to find what's right for your family. And be warned: Lots of these movies have moments that are so downright dumb you'll find yourself embarrassed as you stifle a laugh. But that's all part of the fun!

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Galaxy Quest

age 8+

Hilarious, fast, funny, fresh fun for the family.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1999)
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The Princess Bride

age 8+

Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1987)
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Thunderpants

age 8+

Fart jokes galore in warmhearted kids fantasy adventure.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2002)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid

age 9+

Adorable comedy about middle-school anxieties...and farts.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2010)
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Bill & Ted Face the Music

age 10+

Funny, satisfying threequel wraps series with family focus.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Good Burger

age 10+

Good-natured '90s comedy loaded with pratfalls, silliness.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1997)
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Home Alone

age 10+

Family comedy has slapstick violence and language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1990)
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Sister Act

age 10+

'90s musical comedy has violence, cursing.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1992)
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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

age 11+

Silly time-capsule comedy ideal for older tweens.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1989)
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Nacho Libre

age 11+

Offbeat movie has lots of potty humor, comic action.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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Ghostbusters (2016)

age 11+

Fun update on classic has lots of ghosts + girl power.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2016)
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Hairspray (2007)

age 11+

Infectiously fun musical with a message.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2007)
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Napoleon Dynamite

age 11+

One-of-a-kind high school comedy for the family.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2004)
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School of Rock

age 11+

Standout Jack Black in nerds-become-cool comedy.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2003)
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Three Amigos!

age 11+

Spoofy send up of Western films is OK for mature tweens.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1986)
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13 Going on 30

age 12+

Touching, hilarious Jennifer Garner romcom.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2004)
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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

age 12+

Martin and Caine scam women in sly '80s comedy.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1988)
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Legally Blonde

age 12+

Fun romp has some sexual references and salty language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2001)
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Mrs. Doubtfire

age 12+

You'll laugh, you'll cry. Best divorce movie.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1993)
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She's the Man

age 12+

Cute but crass comedy based on Shakespeare play.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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