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The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids  

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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
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
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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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis
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) 4 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder
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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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant
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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The Mighty Ducks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Dan Tamberelli
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 Goonies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin
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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Some Like It Hot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis
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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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy
Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy who is ...more
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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd
Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as ...more
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Fantastic Mr. Fox is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray
Fantastic Mr. Fox is a 2009 American stop-motion animated comedy film based on the Roald Dahl children's novel of the same name. The film is about a fox who takes food each night from three mean ...more
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins
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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Elf is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage
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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Moana is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House
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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Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon
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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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Keri Russell, Allison Mack, Rick Moranis
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a 1989 soft science fiction-family film. The directorial debut of Joe Johnston and produced by Walt Disney Pictures, it tells the story of an inventor who ...more
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Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen
Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot and written by David Howard and Robert Gordon. The film follows the adventures of a troupe of actors ...more
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Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews
Enchanted is a 2007 American musical live-action/animated fantasy romantic comedy film, produced by Walt Disney Pictures with New York Academy Barry Sonnenfeld and Josephson Entertainment. ...more
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Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee
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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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventu... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin
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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A Christmas Story is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward
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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The Sisterhood of the Travelin... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Blake Lively, America Ferrera, Nancy Travis
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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Hotel Transylvania is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Snoop Dogg
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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Monty Python and the Holy Grai... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle
Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the comedy group of Monty Python, and directed by Gilliam and Jones. It was conceived during the hiatus ...more
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Christopher Robin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Mark Gatiss
Christopher Robin is a 2018 American comedy-drama adventure film directed by Marc Forster, inspired by A. A. Milne's book. All grown up with no sense of imagination, Christopher Robin (Ewan ...more