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The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time

Updated August 28, 2020 84.7k votes 13.7k voters 1.4m views211 items

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Here is the list of PG-13 comedies, ranked from best to worst. These comedies are all rated PG-13, so if you're looking for a more broad look at this genre then check out the Best Comedy Movies of All Time. Also, take a look at which comedies are currently streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime

Good PG-13 movies have really changed throughout the ages because of how increasingly relaxed film standards have become. PG-13 used to include nudity and at this point it's really just a bunch of funny PG-13 movies or horror movies that were looking to get a more marketable rating. So what goes into a good PG-13 comedy? Well you're pretty much just looking at whether or not it's funny first, of course, then factoring in that it's not really a good movie to watch with family, but something with a little bit of an edge. The funniest PG-13 movies ride the R-rating line very carefully while still just being good PG-13 movies. 

Anyway, this list takes the best PG-13 comedies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG-13 Comedy movie of all time is. This list of popular PG-13 comedies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released, and which actors starred in the movie.

If you think the top PG-13 comedy movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great PG-13 Comedy films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG-13 Comedy film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

Examples of movies on this list: Forrest Gump, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and many more.

If you're trying to find out "What are the best PG-13 comedies?" and "What are the most famous PG-13 comedies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you. Use this list if you're looking for some new comedies that are rated PG-13. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great comedies rated PG-13, so get out there and start watching.

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  • 1
    Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Dumb and Dumber is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    Dumb and Dumber

    Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels

    Released1994

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • 4
    Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    Happy Gilmore

    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller

    Released1996

    Directed byDennis Dugan

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  • 5
    Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2014

    Directed byJames Gunn

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  • 6
    Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1993

    Directed byChris Columbus, Chuck Jones

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  • 7
    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

    Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox

    Released1994

    Directed byTom Shadyac

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  • 8
    Liar Liar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    Liar Liar

    Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly

    Released1997

    Directed byTom Shadyac

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  • 9
    Clueless is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy

    Released1995

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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  • 10
    Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    Pitch Perfect

    Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2012

    Directed byJason Moore

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  • 11
    National Lampoon's Christm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase

    Released1989

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

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  • 12
    Billy Madison is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    Billy Madison

    Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

    Released1995

    Directed byTamra Davis

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  • 13
    Legally Blonde is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    Legally Blonde

    Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson

    Released2001

    Directed byRobert Luketic

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  • 14
    The Simpsons Movie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    The Simpsons Movie

    Tom Hanks, Hank Azaria

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Silverman

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  • 15
    The Waterboy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    The Waterboy

    Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates

    Released1998

    Directed byFrank Coraci

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  • 16
    Meet the Parents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    Meet the Parents

    Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller

    Released2000

    Directed byJay Roach

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  • 17
    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron B is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell

    Released2004

    Directed byAdam McKay

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  • 18
    Men in Black II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    Men in Black II

    Michael Jackson, Will Smith

    Released2002

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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  • 19
    Rush Hour is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    Rush Hour

    Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez

    Released1998

    Directed byBrett Ratner

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  • 20
    DodgeBall: A True Underdog Sto is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

    Ben Stiller, Chuck Norris

    Released2004

    Directed byRawson Marshall Thurber

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  • 21
    Tommy Boy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    Tommy Boy

    Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Segal

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  • 22
    Bruce Almighty is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    Bruce Almighty

    Jennifer Aniston, Jim Carrey

    Released2003

    Directed byTom Shadyac

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  • 23
    White Chicks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    White Chicks

    Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans

    Released2004

    Directed byKeenen Ivory Wayans

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  • 24
    School of Rock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    School of Rock

    Sarah Silverman, Jack Black

    Released2003

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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    ¡Three Amigos! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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    ¡Three Amigos!

    Chevy Chase, Steve Martin

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Landis

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