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The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time 

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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.

Woody Allen and Steven Spielberg are among the directors that have worked on a PG-13 Comedy film.

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

Released: 1986

Directed by: John Hughes

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National Lampoon's Chris... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis

Released: 1989

Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik

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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
will.alexka added Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

Released: 2014

Directed by: James Gunn

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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright

Released: 1994

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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Dumb and Dumber is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Teri Garr

Released: 1994

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen

Released: 1996

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

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Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field

Released: 1993

Directed by: Chris Columbus, Chuck Jones

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Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow

Released: 2012

Directed by: Jason Moore

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Legally Blonde is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair

Released: 2001

Directed by: Robert Luketic

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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

Released: 1995

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

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Meet the Parents is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson

Released: 2000

Directed by: Jay Roach

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Bruce Almighty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
Jennifer Aniston, Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman

Released: 2003

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

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School of Rock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove

Released: 2003

Directed by: Richard Linklater

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Shazam! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer

Released: 2019

Directed by: David F. Sandberg

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Tommy Boy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Bo Derek

Released: 1995

Directed by: Peter Segal

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Anchorman: The Legend of... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller

Released: 2004

Directed by: Adam McKay

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The Waterboy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider

Released: 1998

Directed by: Frank Coraci

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detecti... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Dan Marino

Released: 1994

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

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White Chicks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Jaime King

Released: 2004

Directed by: Keenen Ivory Wayans

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The Simpsons Movie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
Tom Hanks, Hank Azaria, Minnie Driver

Released: 2007

Directed by: David Silverman

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Liar Liar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
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Released: 1997

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

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50 First Dates is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 2004

Directed by: Peter Segal

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Rush Hour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker

Released: 1998

Directed by: Brett Ratner

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Billy Madison is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Chris Farley

Released: 1995

Directed by: Tamra Davis

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She's the Man is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG-13 Comedies of All Time
Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lucas

Released: 2006

Directed by: Andy Fickman

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