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The Best PG Action Comedies 

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Updated July 13, 2020 185 votes 41 voters 3.4k views 38 items

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List of PG action comedies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG action comedies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG Action Comedy movie of all time is. This list of popular PG action 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 Action 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 Action Comedy films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG Action Comedy film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

List below includes The Cannonball Run, The Meteor Man and more movies.

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What kind of directors have worked on PG Action Comedy movies in the past? Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard both have, as have other great directors.

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Farrah Fawcett, Terry Bradshaw, Burt Reynolds

Released: 1981

Directed by: Hal Needham

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Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones, Don Cheadle

Released: 1993

Directed by: Robert Townsend

The Meteor Man is a 1993 American superhero comedy film written by, directed by, and starring Robert Townsend with supporting roles done by Marla Gibbs, Eddie Griffin, Robert Guillaume, James ...more

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Sally Field, Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason

Released: 1977

Directed by: Hal Needham

Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 Technicolor American action comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Patrick McCormick, Paul Williams and Mike Henry. It ...more

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Mickey Rourke, Christopher Lee, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1979

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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Kevin Nash, Frank Welker, David Warner

Released: 1991

Directed by: Michael Pressman

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Jackie Chan, Billy Ray Cyrus, Amber Valletta

Released: 2010

Directed by: Brian Levant

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Kevin James, Jayma Mays, Bobby Cannavale

Released: 2009

Directed by: Steve Carr

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Ron Howard, Clint Howard, Marion Ross

Released: 1977

Directed by: Ron Howard

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Smokey and the Bandit II... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG Action Comedies
Terry Bradshaw, Sally Field, Burt Reynolds

Released: 1980

Directed by: Hal Needham

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Clifton Powell, Patrick Labyorteaux, Victor Wong

Released: 1992

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

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Released: 1984

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

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Terry Bradshaw, Sally Field, Burt Reynolds

Released: 1978

Directed by: Hal Needham

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Robert Miano, Sab Shimono, Dustin Nguyen

Released: 1994

Directed by: Charles T. Kanganis

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Released: 1985

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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Frank Sinatra, Burt Reynolds, Jackie Chan

Released: 1984

Directed by: Hal Needham

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Tatyana Ali, Colin Quinn, Paul Hogan

Released: 1988

Directed by: John Cornell, Mark Turnbull

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Mike Tyson, Paul Hogan, Jonathan Banks

Released: 2001

Directed by: Simon Wincer

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Chuck Norris, Louis Gossett, Jr.

Released: 1986

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

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Released: 1990

Directed by: Chris Columbus

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Kirsten Dunst, Bill Murray, Chris Rock

Released: 2001

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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Burt Reynolds, Loni Anderson, Jim Nabors

Released: 1983

Directed by: Hal Needham

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Kelly Hu, Rob Schneider, Leslie Nielsen

Released: 1993

Directed by: Neal Israel

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James Garner, James Cromwell, Shirley Jones

Released: 1984

Directed by: Marvin J. Chomsky

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Corey Feldman, Vivian Wu, Paige Turco

Released: 1993

Directed by: Stuart Gillard

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG Action Comedies
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Released: 1985

Directed by: Richard Donner

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