Best Family Comedy Movies

Are you and your kids in the mood for a good laugh? Look no further. Some of the top-rated comedies on this list are a few decades old, while others are much more recent -- but we think they're all classics and well worth checking out with your kids for your next family movie night. For even more ideas, our Essential Movie Guide has plenty of funny picks and laugh-out-loud flicks that are perfect for kids of all ages to enjoy.

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Lilo and Stitch Movie Poster Image
Cute story, great characters, fabulous soundtrack.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Monsters, Inc. Movie Poster Image
Cute, kid-friendly monster movie; may scare sensitive kids.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Odd Squad: The Movie Movie Poster Image
Pint-sized problem-solvers face rival squad on funny show.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Shaun the Sheep Movie Movie Poster Image
Tons of barn-animal fun in sweet stop-motion adventure.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Tangled: Before Ever After Movie Poster Image
Enjoyable movie follow-up continues spunky Rapunzel's tale.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Toy Story (1995) Movie Poster Image
Pixar classic is one of the best kids' movies of all time.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Aladdin Movie Poster Image
A magic carpet ride of a movie from Disney.
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(Release Year: 1992)
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Cars 3 Movie Poster Image
Some intense scenes in story of empowerment, mentorship.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Despicable Me Movie Poster Image
Clever, funny, and sweet villain-with-a-heart-of-gold tale.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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The Emperor's New Groove Movie Poster Image
More fun, goofy cartoon antics than Disney polish.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Finding Dory Movie Poster Image
Delightful sequel promotes teamwork; some sadness, scares.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Ice Age Movie Poster Image
Clever, funny, touching; like a great road movie.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Inside Out Movie Poster Image
Beautiful, original story about handling big feelings.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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The Lego Movie Movie Poster Image
Hilarious toy tale plugs product but is nonstop fun.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Moana Movie Poster Image
Great characters, memorable music, some monsters/scares.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The Muppet Movie Movie Poster Image
First Muppet movie is full of wonderful songs, plus guns.
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(Release Year: 1979)
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The Secret Life of Pets Movie Poster Image
Adventure is clever and engaging, despite animals in peril.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Shrek Movie Poster Image
Gross-out laughs meet a marvelous fairy tale mix.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Storks Movie Poster Image
Family comedy mixes moments of peril, sweet messages.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Trolls Movie Poster Image
Fun, colorful adventure has some peril, lots of great music.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Duck Soup Movie Poster Image
Classic comedy film with lots of mayhem, slapstick humor.
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(Release Year: 1933)
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Elf Movie Poster Image
Elf
Peppy holiday favorite for both kids and parents.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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The Lego Batman Movie Movie Poster Image
Clever, creative, action-packed adventure/toy ad.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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A Night at the Opera Movie Poster Image
Marx Brothers masterpiece is still hilarious.
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(Release Year: 1935)
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Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Movie Poster Image
Just as charming and curious as it was in 1985.
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(Release Year: 1985)
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Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines Movie Poster Image
Top gun of slapstick early-aviation comedies.
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(Release Year: 1965)
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Wallace & Gromit in Three Amazing Adventures Movie Poster Image
Witty Claymation shorts with whole-family appeal.
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(Release Year: 1990)
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Wreck-It Ralph Movie Poster Image
Game-themed movie mixes potty humor with strong messages.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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The Borrowers Movie Poster Image
Charming adaptation with constant (but funny) perils.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Bringing Up Baby Movie Poster Image
Classic screwball comedy with loads of tame laughs.
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(Release Year: 1938)
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Freaky Friday Movie Poster Image
Mother-daughter switch is fun comedic chaos.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Galaxy Quest Movie Poster Image
Hilarious, fast, funny, fresh fun for the family.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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The Gold Rush Movie Poster Image
A great silent comedy classic, with comic gunplay.
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(Release Year: 1925)
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The Kid Movie Poster Image
Very funny and genuinely insightful family movie.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Nicky Deuce Movie Poster Image
Star-studded book-inspired movie is cross-generational fun.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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The Princess Bride Movie Poster Image
Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.
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(Release Year: 1987)
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The Sandlot Movie Poster Image
Lighthearted, nostalgic tween comedy; some language.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Zootopia Movie Poster Image
Charming buddy-animal story promotes tolerance, teamwork.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Movie Poster Image
Sweet book-based comedy has great family messages.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movie Poster Image
Adorable comedy about middle-school anxieties...and farts.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Matilda Movie Poster Image
Offbeat dark fantasy gem is intense, sometimes scary.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Movie Poster Image
Silly time-capsule comedy ideal for older tweens.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Home Alone Movie Poster Image
Slapstick comedy is funny but full of iffy stuff.
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(Release Year: 1990)
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It Happened One Night Movie Poster Image
Still one of the best screwball comedies.
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(Release Year: 1934)
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Spider-Man: Homecoming Movie Poster Image
Diverse, entertaining reboot has some language, violence.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Ghostbusters Movie Poster Image
Paranormal '80s classic has some scares, innuendo.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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Groundhog Day Movie Poster Image
'90s comedy offers witty, sarcastic take on redemption.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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My Life as a Zucchini Movie Poster Image
Animated drama about orphan is touching, unforgettable.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Napoleon Dynamite Movie Poster Image
One-of-a-kind high school comedy for the family.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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The Philadelphia Story Movie Poster Image
'40s screwball romance still charms; lots of drinking.
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(Release Year: 1941)
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School of Rock Movie Poster Image
Standout Jack Black in nerds-become-cool comedy.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Some Like It Hot Movie Poster Image
One of the wildest romantic farces ever.
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(Release Year: 1959)
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The Bad News Bears Movie Poster Image
Edgy '70s baseball comedy has lots of cursing, drinking.
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(Release Year: 1976)
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Ant-Man Movie Poster Image
Clever, funny, cool Marvel movie has lots of sci-fi action.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off Movie Poster Image
Despite language, iffy behavior, this is a comedy classic.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Movie Poster Image
Lots of laughs, thrills, tunes in slightly lesser sequel.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Legally Blonde Movie Poster Image
Fun romp has some sexual references and salty language.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Little Shop of Horrors Movie Poster Image
Comic book creepiness, jazzy tunes, and fab cast.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Mrs. Doubtfire Movie Poster Image
You'll laugh, you'll cry. Best divorce movie.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding Movie Poster Image
Cute romcom has some innuendo, a little language.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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The Odd Couple Movie Poster Image
Classic buddy comedy finds hilarity in its mature themes.
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(Release Year: 1968)
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Spaceballs Movie Poster Image
Goofy '80s parody has cursing, violence, innuendo.
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(Release Year: 1987)
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Young Frankenstein Movie Poster Image
Brooks' corniness still yields plenty of belly laughs.
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(Release Year: 1974)
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Big Movie Poster Image
Big
Wonderful story with some very mature material.
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(Release Year: 1988)
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Defending Your Life Movie Poster Image
Priceless comedy with a message-rich heart, mild swearing.
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(Release Year: 1991)
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail Movie Poster Image
Nonstop hilarity for families; some bawdy humor, profanity.
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(Release Year: 1975)
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Mean Girls Movie Poster Image
Mature but often-hilarious teen comedy.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Rat Race Movie Poster Image
Vulgar and lowbrow, but very funny.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Zoolander Movie Poster Image
Surprisingly entertaining modeling spoof has sex, swearing.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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