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The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids

Updated October 11, 2019 318 votes 16 voters42 items

List RulesVote 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.

  • 1
    Big is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    Big

    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz

    Released1988

    Directed byPenny Marshall

    Big is a 1988 American fantasy comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Tom Hanks as... more on Wikipedia
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    Some Like It Hot is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    Some Like It Hot

    Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon

    Released1959

    Directed byBilly Wilder

    Some Like It Hot is a 1959 American comedy film set in 1929, directed by Billy Wilder,... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    Beetlejuice

    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder

    Released1988

    Directed byTim Burton

    Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy-comedy-horror film directed by Tim Burton. The spirits... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    The Mighty Ducks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    The Mighty Ducks

    Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland

    Released1992

    Directed byStephen Herek

    The Mighty Ducks is a 1992 American sports comedy film directed by Stephen Herek, starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    The Sisterhood of the Travelin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    Blake Lively, America Ferrera

    Released2005

    Directed byKen Kwapis

    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a 2005 American drama film, based on the novel The... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Fantastic Mr. Fox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    George Clooney, Meryl Streep

    Released2009

    Directed byWes Anderson

    Fantastic Mr. Fox is a 2009 American stop-motion animated comedy film based on the Roald Dahl... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    Young Frankenstein

    Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

    Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Elf is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    Elf

    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell

    Released2003

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

    Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1988

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 American live-action/animated fantasy-comedy film directed... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    The Goonies

    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Donner

    The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

    The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Wonder Park is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    Wonder Park

    Brianna Denski, Matthew Broderick

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid Feiss

    Wonder Park is a 2019 American-Spanish computer animated adventure comedy film directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    Groundhog Day

    Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell

    Released1993

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    Groundhog Day is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Harold Ramis. A derisive... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Moana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    Moana

    Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson

    Released2016

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure film directed by Ron... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    Chloë Grace Moretz, Rachael Harris

    Released2010

    Directed byThor Freudenthal

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Thor Freudenthal and based on... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    The Sandlot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    The Sandlot

    James Earl Jones, Denis Leary

    Released1993

    Directed byDavid M. Evans

    The Sandlot, also known as The Sandlot Kids, is a 1993 American coming-of-age film Comedy... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Sing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    Sing

    Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon

    Directed byGarth Jennings and Christophe Lourdelet

    Sing is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical comedy film produced by Illumination... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

    Keri Russell, Allison Mack

    Released1989

    Directed byJoe Johnston

    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a 1989 soft science fiction-family film. The directorial debut of... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Hotel Transylvania is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    Hotel Transylvania

    Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler

    Released2012

    Directed byGenndy Tartakovsky

    Hotel Transylvania is a 2012 American 3D computer animated fantasy comedy film produced by... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    Ghostbusters

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1984

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    A Christmas Story is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    A Christmas Story

    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon

    Released1983

    Directed byBob Clark

    A Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film based on the short stories and... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    Keanu Reeves, George Carlin

    Released1989

    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is a 1989 American science fiction comedy buddy film and the... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedy Movies for 12 Year Old Kids
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    Enchanted

    Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon

    Released2007

    Directed byKevin Lima

    Enchanted is a 2007 American musical live-action/animated fantasy romantic comedy film,... more on Wikipedia
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