comedies The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting  

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List Rules Vote up the most hilarious comedies about parents.

Sleepless nights, dirty diapers, and vast amounts of unconditional love are at the heart of the funniest parenting comedies. The top funny movies about parenting feature new moms and dads juggling all of the aspects of their lives as they add to their family. This is a list of the greatest funny movies about parents including everything from Mary Poppins to Knocked Up to Little Miss Sunshine.

What films will you find on this list of parenting comedy movies? Steve Martin stars in Parenthood, which provides a hysterical examination of parenting through all the stages of children's development. Big Daddy, featuring Adam Sandler, is another funny movie about becoming a parent. Mrs. Doubtfire finds the funny at every turn as a divorced father dresses up like a female housekeeper just to spend more time with his kids. Other good films featured on this list include Mr. Mom, Uncle Buck, and Little Fockers.

Do you have a favorite film about parenting? Give the best movies a thumbs up and please add any great comedies that are missing.

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Cheaper by the Dozen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
Cheaper by the Dozen Hilary Duff, Ashton Kutcher, Steve Martin 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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Vacation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
Vacation Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy National Lampoon's Vacation, sometimes referred to as Vacation, is a 1983 Technicolor comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Dana Barron, ...more

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Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
Mrs. Doubtfire Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy film, starring Robin Williams and Sally Field and based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. It was directed by Chris Columbus and ...more

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Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
Parenthood Keanu Reeves, Steve Martin, Bryce Dallas Howard Parenthood is a 1989 comedy-drama film with an ensemble cast that includes Steve Martin, Tom Hulce, Rick Moranis, Martha Plimpton, Joaquin Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, ...more

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Little Miss Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
Little Miss Sunshine Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Toni Collette Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 American comedy-drama road film and the directorial film debut of the husband-wife team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The screenplay was written by ...more

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Yours, Mine and Ours is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
Yours, Mine and Ours Miranda Cosgrove, Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo Yours, Mine & Ours is a 2005 American family comedy film about a family with eighteen children, ranging from 4 year old Ethan, to 18 year old William. Directed by Raja Gosnell, it stars ...more

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Big Daddy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
Big Daddy Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart, Steve Buscemi Big Daddy is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler. The film was produced by Robert Simonds and released on June 25, 1999, by Columbia Pictures where it ...more

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Problem Child is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
Problem Child Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Richards, John Ritter Problem Child is a 1990 American comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and produced by then-first timer Robert Simonds. It stars John Ritter, Amy Yasbeck, Gilbert Gottfried, Jack Warden, Michael ...more

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Daddy Day Care is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
Daddy Day Care Eddie Murphy, Lacey Chabert, Elle Fanning Daddy Day Care is a 2003 American comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and co-starring Jeff Garlin, Steve Zahn, Regina King, Anjelica Huston and Lacey Chabert. Written by Geoff Rodkey and directed ...more

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Uncle Buck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
Uncle Buck Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Patricia Arquette Uncle Buck is a 1989 American comedy film directed by John Hughes and starring John Candy and Amy Madigan, with Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann, Macaulay Culkin, Jay Underwood, and Laurie ...more

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Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Hilary Duff, Carmen Electra, Steve Martin Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is a 2005 comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox. It is the sequel to the family comedy film Cheaper by the Dozen. Shawn Levy, the director of the first film, did not ...more

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RV is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
RV Robin Williams, Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Hutchersonm RV is a 2006 American road comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Lucy Fisher and Douglas Wick, written by Geoff Rodkey, and starring Robin Williams, Jeff Daniels, Cheryl Hines, ...more

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Mr. Mom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
Mr. Mom Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Teri Garr Mr. Mom is a 1983 American comedy film directed by Stan Dragoti and written by John Hughes about Jack Butler, a stay-at-home dad. It stars Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Jeffrey Tambor, Ann Jillian, ...more

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Life as We Know It is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
Life as We Know It Christina Hendricks, Katherine Heigl, Steve Nash Life as We Know It is a 2010 comedy film written by Ian Deitchman, Kristin Rusk Robinson, Jon Harmon Feldman and Michael Green and directed by Greg Berlanti.

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Motherhood is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
Motherhood Uma Thurman, Jodie Foster, Minnie Driver Motherhood is a 2009 independent comedy-drama film written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann and starring Uma Thurman.

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Raising Helen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
Raising Helen Paris Hilton, Hayden Panettiere, Kate Hudson Raising Helen is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed by Garry Marshall and written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler. It stars Kate Hudson, John Corbett, Joan Cusack, Hayden Panettiere, ...more

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Friends with Kids is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
Friends with Kids Megan Fox, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig Friends with Kids is a 2011 independent American ensemble romantic comedy that was written, produced, and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt, who is also stars in the film. Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, ...more

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Parental Guidance is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
Parental Guidance Billy Crystal, Marisa Tomei, Bette Midler Parental Guidance is a 2012 American family-comedy film starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott and directed by Andy Fickman. The film was released on December ...more

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Look Who's Talking Now is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
Look Who's Talking Now John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Charles Barkley Look Who's Talking Now is the third and final installment in the film series that began with Look Who's Talking in 1989. Released in 1993, it finds John Travolta and Kirstie Alley reprising ...more

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Little Fockers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
Little Fockers Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand Little Fockers is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Paul Weitz, and the third movie in the Meet the Parents franchise. Jack Byrne (Robert De Niro) is still reluctant about making ...more

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Bye Bye Love is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
Bye Bye Love Eliza Dushku, Jack Black, Janeane Garofalo Bye Bye Love is a 1995 American comedy-drama film that deals with the central issue of divorce. It was directed by Sam Weisman and written by Gary David Goldberg and Brad Hall. It stars Matthew ...more