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The Funniest Movies About Parenting 

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Updated April 22, 2020 528 votes 110 voters 18.3k views 26 items

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 Movies About Parenting
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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Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Movies About Parenting
Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field

Released: 1993

Directed by: Chris Columbus, Chuck Jones

Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by Chris Columbus, based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. A recently divorced actor (Robin Williams) decides to ...more

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Cheaper by the Dozen 2 ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Movies About Parenting
Hilary Duff, Carmen Electra, Steve Martin

Released: 2005

Directed by: Adam Shankman

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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Yours, Mine and Ours is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Movies About Parenting
Miranda Cosgrove, Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo

Released: 2005

Directed by: Raja Gosnell

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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Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Movies About Parenting
Keanu Reeves, Steve Martin, Bryce Dallas Howard

Released: 1989

Directed by: Ron 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) 6 on the list The Funniest Movies About Parenting
Robin Williams, Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Hutchersonm

Released: 2006

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

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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Big Daddy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Movies About Parenting
Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart, Steve Buscemi

Released: 1999

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

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 Movies About Parenting
Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy

Released: 1983

Directed by: Harold Ramis

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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Uncle Buck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Movies About Parenting
Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Patricia Arquette

Released: 1989

Directed by: John Hughes

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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Daddy Day Care is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Movies About Parenting
Eddie Murphy, Lacey Chabert, Elle Fanning

Released: 2003

Directed by: Steve Carr

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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Little Miss Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Movies About Parenting
Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Toni Collette

Released: 2006

Directed by: Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton

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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Mr. Mom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Movies About Parenting
Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Teri Garr

Released: 1983

Directed by: Stan Dragoti

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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Problem Child is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Movies About Parenting
Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Richards, John Ritter

Released: 1990

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

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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The Farewell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Movies About Parenting
Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin

Released: 2019

Directed by: Lulu Wang

The Farewell is a 2019 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Lulu Wang. Over the objections of her parents, a Chinese-American woman named Billi (Awkwafina) returns to China after ...more

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Where'd You Go, Bernadet... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Movies About Parenting
Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2018

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Where'd You Go, Bernadette is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Richard Linklater, based on the novel by Maria Semple. After her anxiety-ridden mother (Cate Blanchett) disappears, ...more
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Life as We Know It is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Movies About Parenting
Christina Hendricks, Katherine Heigl, Steve Nash

Released: 2010

Directed by: Greg Berlanti

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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Otherhood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Movies About Parenting
Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman

Released: 2019

Directed by: Cindy Chupack

Otherhood is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Cindy Chupack, based on the novel Whatever Makes You Happy by William Sutcliffe. Three Suburban moms (Felicity Huffman, Patricia Arquette, ...more
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Parental Guidance is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Movies About Parenting
Billy Crystal, Marisa Tomei, Bette Midler

Released: 2012

Directed by: Andy Fickman

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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Drunk Parents is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Movies About Parenting
Alec Baldwin, Salma Hayek, Jim Gaffigan

Released: 2019

Directed by: Fred Wolf

Drunk Parents is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Fred Wolf. Two drunk parents (Salma Hayek and Alec Baldwin) attempt to hide their ever increasing financial difficulties from their ...more
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Raising Helen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Movies About Parenting
Paris Hilton, Hayden Panettiere, Kate Hudson

Released: 2004

Directed by: Garry Marshall

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) 21 on the list The Funniest Movies About Parenting
Megan Fox, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jennifer Westfeldt

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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Motherhood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Movies About Parenting
Uma Thurman, Jodie Foster, Minnie Driver

Released: 2009

Directed by: Katherine Dieckmann

Motherhood is a 2009 independent comedy-drama film written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann and starring Uma Thurman.
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Little Fockers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Movies About Parenting
Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand

Released: 2010

Directed by: Paul Weitz

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) 24 on the list The Funniest Movies About Parenting
John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Charles Barkley

Released: 1993

Directed by: Tom Ropelewski

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The Land of Steady Habit... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Movies About Parenting
Ben Mendelsohn, Edie Falco, Thomas Mann

Released: 2018

Directed by: Nicole Holofcener

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