Living 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
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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22 10
Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
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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Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
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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Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
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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RV is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
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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Yours, Mine and Ours is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
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
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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Vacation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
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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Little Miss Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
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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11 8
Daddy Day Care is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
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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10 7
Uncle Buck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
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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10 8
Mr. Mom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
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) 13 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
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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Friends with Kids is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
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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Problem Child is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
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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Raising Helen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
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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Parental Guidance is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
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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5 7
Motherhood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
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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The Land of Steady Habits is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
Ben Mendelsohn, Edie Falco, Thomas Mann
The Land of Steady Habits is a 2018 American film directed by Nicole Holofcener, based on the novel by Ted Thompson. Into his mid fifties and newly retired, Anders Hill (Ben Mendelsohn) decides ...more

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Little Fockers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
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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Look Who's Talking Now is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
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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Bye Bye Love is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting
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