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The Best Comedies Rated PG 

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List of PG comedies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. These comedies are all rated PG, so if you're looking for a more broad look at this genre then check out the Best Comedy Movies of All Time. This list takes the best PG comedies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG Comedy movie of all time is. This list of popular PG 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 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 Comedy films on this list.

If you're trying to find a specific PG Comedy film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.This is a list that includes movies like Back to the Future and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. If you're trying to find out "What are the best PG comedies?" and "What are the most famous PG 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 or good comedies for 11 year olds. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great comedies rated PG, so get out there and start watching. Share this list on your social media so that your friends and family can vote on this topic. (207 items)

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

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Minions is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
jsnungaray added Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton

Released: 2015

Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda

Minions is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and is a spin-off/prequel to the Despicable Me franchise. Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are ...more
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Despicable Me Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
jsnungaray added Despicable Me
Despicable Me is a computer-animated comedy film franchise distributed by Universal Pictures and produced by Illumination Entertainment. It consists of three feature films, ten short films and ...more
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Elf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jon Favreau filmography

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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Back to the Future Franc... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
The Back to the Future franchise is an American science fiction–comedy film series written and directed by Robert Zemeckis, produced by Bob Gale and Neil Canton for Steven Spielberg's Amblin ...more
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The Sandlot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen

Released: 1993

Directed by: David M. Evans

The Sandlot, also known as The Sandlot Kids, is a 1993 American coming-of-age film Comedy directed by David M. Evans, which tells the story of a group of young baseball players during the summer ...more
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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
Judy Hill Walker added Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

Released: 1990

Directed by: Chris Columbus

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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Napoleon Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
Haylie Duff, Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader

Released: 2004

Directed by: Jared Hess

Napoleon Dynamite is a 2004 American independent art-house comedy film written by Jared and Jerusha Hess and directed by Jared. The film stars Jon Heder in the role of the title character, for ...more
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A League of Their Own is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell

Released: 1992

Directed by: Penny Marshall

A League of Their Own is a 1992 American comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Directed by Penny Marshall, the ...more
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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

Released: 1987

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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 Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

Released: 2004

Directed by: Brad Bird

The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into ...more
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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

Released: 1985

Directed by: Richard Donner

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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Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

Released: 1993

Directed by: Harold Ramis

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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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1984

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

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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Cool Runnings is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

Released: 1993

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

Cool Runnings is a 1993 American sports film directed by Jon Turteltaub, and starring Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba and John Candy. The film was released in the United States on ...more
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Cheaper by the Dozen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
Hilary Duff, Ashton Kutcher, Steve Martin

Released: 2003

Directed by: Shawn Levy

Cheaper by the Dozen is a 2003 American family comedy film which takes its title from the autobiographical book of the same name by Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Moller Gilbreth, but despite ...more
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Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith

Released: 2005

Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath

Madagascar is a 2005 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation, and released in movie theaters on May 27, 2005. The film tells the story of four Central Park Zoo ...more
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Up is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

Released: 2009

Directed by: Pete Docter

Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter, the film centers on an ...more
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Big is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

Released: 1988

Directed by: Penny Marshall

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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What About Bob? is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Charlie Korsmo

Released: 1991

Directed by: Frank Oz

What About Bob? is a 1991 comedy film directed by Frank Oz, and starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss. Murray plays Bob Wiley, a psychiatric patient who follows his egotistical psychiatrist ...more
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Home Alone 2: Lost in Ne... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
Judy Hill Walker added Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin, Tim Curry

Released: 1992

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a 1992 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. It is the second film in the Home Alone series ...more
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The Lorax is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, Betty White

Released: 2012

Directed by: Kyle Balda, Chris Renaud

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is a 2012 American computer-animated 3D musical fantasy comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment and based on Dr. Seuss' children's book of the same name. The film ...more
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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

Released: 1987

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Spaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy and Rick Moranis. It also features Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, ...more
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Nacho Libre is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
Jack Black, Ana de la Reguera, Peter Stormare

Released: 2006

Directed by: Jared Hess

Nacho Libre is a 2006 American comedy film directed by Jared Hess and written by Jared and Jerusha Hess and Mike White. It was loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta, aka Rev. Sergio ...more
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin, Joey Fatone

Released: 2002

Directed by: Joel Zwick

My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a 2002 Canadian-American romantic comedy film written by and starring Nia Vardalos and directed by Joel Zwick. The film is centered on Fotoula "Toula" ...more
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Space Jam is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedies Rated PG
Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird

Released: 1996

Directed by: Joe Pytka

Space Jam is a 1996 American live-action/animated sports family/comedy film starring basketball player Michael Jordan and featuring the Looney Tunes characters. The film was produced by Ivan ...more