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The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids 

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Updated October 11, 2019 187 votes 12 voters 42 items

List Rules Vote up the best PG and G-Rated comedy movies for twelve year old kids to watch.

What comedy films can 12 year old kids watch? They have to be free of gratuitous adult situations and vulgar language, but still, need to have some kind of an edge to them. Move over cutesy animated movies, here are the best comedy films for 12 year olds.

This list of good comedy movies for twelve year old kids has something for everyone. There’s a classic parody film in Airplane!, a fantasy romantic comedy with The Princess Bride, and even a 1950s classic that plays with gender in Some Like It Hot. Those films are all very different, however, they do share one very important common theme. They are all hilarious.

Make your voice heard. Vote up the top comedy films on the list and help determine the funniest movies twelve year olds should watch. Don’t see a funny movie for 12 year olds that made you belly laugh for days? Go ahead and add it to the list.

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Big is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

Released: 1988

Directed by: Penny Marshall

Big is a 1988 American fantasy comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Tom Hanks as Josh Baskin, a young boy who makes a wish "to be big" and is then aged to adulthood ...more
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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

Released: 1985

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into ...more
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Wonder Park is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Brianna Denski, Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Garner

Released: 2019

Directed by: David Feiss

Wonder Park is a 2019 American-Spanish computer animated adventure comedy film directed by David Feiss. A young creative girl named June (Brianna Denski) finds an incredible amusement park ...more
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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

Released: 1988

Directed by: Tim Burton

Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy-comedy-horror film directed by Tim Burton. The spirits of a deceased couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) are harassed by an unbearable family that has ...more
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Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

Released: 1974

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The supporting ...more
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Moana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House

Released: 2016

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. With the help of a demigod (Dwayne Johnson), Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), the ...more
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Some Like It Hot is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis

Released: 1959

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Some Like It Hot is a 1959 American comedy film set in 1929, directed by Billy Wilder, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. The film is about two musicians who dress in drag in ...more
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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

Released: 1985

Directed by: Richard Donner

The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner. The screenplay was written by Chris Columbus from a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg. The film's ...more
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The Mighty Ducks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Dan Tamberelli

Released: 1992

The Mighty Ducks is a 1992 American sports comedy film directed by Stephen Herek, starring Emilio Estevez. It was produced by Avnet–Kerner Productions and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It ...more
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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

Released: 1987

Directed by: Rob Reiner

The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. It was adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name. The ...more
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins

Released: 1988

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 American live-action/animated fantasy-comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis. The screenplay by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman is based on Gary K. Wolf's ...more
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Hotel Transylvania is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Snoop Dogg

Released: 2012

Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky

Hotel Transylvania is a 2012 American 3D computer animated fantasy comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation. It was directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator of Samurai Jack, Dexter's ...more
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Elf is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jon Favreau filmography

Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. It stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, and Zooey Deschanel. It was ...more
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Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

Released: 1993

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Groundhog Day is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, and Chris Elliott. It was written by Ramis and Danny Rubin, based on a story ...more
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Chloë Grace Moretz, Rachael Harris, Steve Zahn

Released: 2010

Directed by: Thor Freudenthal

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Thor Freudenthal and based on Jeff Kinney's book of the same name. The film stars Zachary Gordon and Devon Bostick. Robert Capron, ...more
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Sing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Sing Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane

Directed by: Garth Jennings and Christophe Lourdelet

Sing is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment. The film stars the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, ...more
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Ralph Breaks the Interne... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer

Directed by: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure film directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston. Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah ...more
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The Sandlot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen

Released: 1993

Directed by: David M. Evans

The Sandlot, also known as The Sandlot Kids, is a 1993 American coming-of-age film Comedy directed by David M. Evans, which tells the story of a group of young baseball players during the summer ...more
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The Sisterhood of the Tr... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Blake Lively, America Ferrera, Nancy Travis

Released: 2005

Directed by: Ken Kwapis

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a 2005 American drama film, based on the novel The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares released by Warner Bros. Pictures. It was directed ...more
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¡Three Amigos! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Phil Hartman

Released: 1986

Directed by: John Landis

¡Three Amigos! is a 1986 American comedy film directed by John Landis and written by Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin, and Randy Newman. The plot is loosely based on Akira Kurosawa's 1954 film ...more
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Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

Released: 1980

Directed by: Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

Airplane! is a 1980 American satirical disaster comedy film directed and written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Robert Hays and ...more
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A Christmas Story is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward

Released: 1983

Directed by: Bob Clark

A Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film based on the short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes of author and raconteur Jean Shepherd, based on his book In God We Trust: All ...more
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Bill & Ted's Excelle... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin

Released: 1989

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is a 1989 American science fiction comedy buddy film and the first film in the Bill & Ted franchise in which two slackers travel through time to assemble ...more
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Charlie and the Chocolat... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee

Released: 2005

Directed by: Tim Burton

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 musical adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It is the second film adaptation of the 1964 British book of the same name by Roald Dahl and stars ...more
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Clue is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn

Released: 1985

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

Clue is a 1985 American ensemble mystery comedy film based on the board game of the same name. The film was directed by Jonathan Lynn, who collaborated on the script with John Landis, and stars ...more