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The Funniest Movies About Parenting

Updated April 22, 2020 659 votes 124 voters 20.6k views26 items

List RulesVote 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
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    Cheaper by the Dozen

    Hilary Duff, Ashton Kutcher

    Released2003

    Directed byShawn Levy

    Cheaper by the Dozen is a 2003 American family comedy film which takes its title from the... more on Wikipedia
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    Mrs. Doubtfire
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    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1993

    Directed byChris Columbus, Chuck Jones

    Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by Chris Columbus, based on the... more on Wikipedia

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    Cheaper by the Dozen 2
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    Cheaper by the Dozen 2

    Hilary Duff, Carmen Electra

    Released2005

    Directed byAdam Shankman

    Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is a 2005 comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox. It is the sequel to... more on Wikipedia

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    Yours, Mine and Ours
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    Yours, Mine and Ours

    Miranda Cosgrove, Dennis Quaid

    Released2005

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

    Yours, Mine & Ours is a 2005 American family comedy film about a family with eighteen... more on Wikipedia

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    Big Daddy
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    Big Daddy

    Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart

    Released1999

    Directed byDennis Dugan

    Big Daddy is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler.... more on Wikipedia
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    Parenthood
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    Parenthood

    Keanu Reeves, Steve Martin

    Released1989

    Directed byRon Howard

    Parenthood is a 1989 comedy-drama film with an ensemble cast that includes Steve Martin, Tom... more on Wikipedia
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    Uncle Buck
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    Uncle Buck

    Macaulay Culkin, John Candy

    Released1989

    Directed byJohn Hughes

    Uncle Buck is a 1989 American comedy film directed by John Hughes and starring John Candy and... more on Wikipedia
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    RV
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    RV

    Robin Williams, Kristin Chenoweth

    Released2006

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

    RV is a 2006 American road comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Lucy Fisher... more on Wikipedia

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    Daddy Day Care
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    Daddy Day Care

    Eddie Murphy, Lacey Chabert

    Released2003

    Directed bySteve Carr

    Daddy Day Care is a 2003 American comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and co-starring Jeff... more on Wikipedia
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    Vacation
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    Vacation

    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley

    Released1983

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    National Lampoon's Vacation, sometimes referred to as Vacation, is a 1983 Technicolor comedy... more on Wikipedia

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    Friends with Kids
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    Friends with Kids

    Megan Fox, Jon Hamm

    Released2011

    Directed byJennifer Westfeldt

    Friends with Kids is a 2011 independent American ensemble romantic comedy that was written,... more on Wikipedia

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    Mr. Mom
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    Mr. Mom

    Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1983

    Directed byStan Dragoti

    Mr. Mom is a 1983 American comedy film directed by Stan Dragoti and written by John Hughes... more on Wikipedia
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    Little Miss Sunshine
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    Little Miss Sunshine

    Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston

    Released2006

    Directed byValerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton

    Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 American comedy-drama road film and the directorial film debut... more on Wikipedia

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    The Farewell
    2
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    The Farewell

    Awkwafina, Tzi Ma

    Released2019

    Directed byLulu Wang

    The Farewell is a 2019 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Lulu Wang. Over the... more on Wikipedia
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    Life as We Know It
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    Life as We Know It

    Christina Hendricks, Katherine Heigl

    Released2010

    Directed byGreg Berlanti

    Life as We Know It is a 2010 comedy film written by Ian Deitchman, Kristin Rusk Robinson, Jon... more on Wikipedia

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    Otherhood
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    Otherhood

    Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett

    Released2019

    Directed byCindy Chupack

    Otherhood is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Cindy Chupack, based on the novel... more on Wikipedia
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    Problem Child
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    Problem Child

    Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Richards

    Released1990

    Directed byDennis Dugan

    Problem Child is a 1990 American comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and produced by... more on Wikipedia

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    Drunk Parents
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    Drunk Parents

    Alec Baldwin, Salma Hayek

    Released2019

    Directed byFred Wolf

    Drunk Parents is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Fred Wolf. Two drunk parents (Salma... more on Wikipedia
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    Motherhood
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    Motherhood

    Uma Thurman, Jodie Foster

    Released2009

    Directed byKatherine Dieckmann

    Motherhood is a 2009 independent comedy-drama film written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann... more on Wikipedia
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    Parental Guidance
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    Parental Guidance

    Billy Crystal, Marisa Tomei

    Released2012

    Directed byAndy Fickman

    Parental Guidance is a 2012 American family-comedy film starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler,... more on Wikipedia
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    Little Fockers
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    Little Fockers

    Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro

    Released2010

    Directed byPaul Weitz

    Little Fockers is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Paul Weitz, and the third movie in... more on Wikipedia

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    Raising Helen
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    Raising Helen

    Paris Hilton, Hayden Panettiere

    Released2004

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    Raising Helen is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed by Garry Marshall and written by... more on Wikipedia
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    Where'd You Go, Bernadette
    2
    5

    Where'd You Go, Bernadette

    Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup

    Released2018

    Directed byRichard Linklater

    Where'd You Go, Bernadette is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Richard Linklater,... more on Wikipedia
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    Look Who's Talking Now
    5
    13

    Look Who's Talking Now

    John Travolta, Kirstie Alley

    Released1993

    Directed byTom Ropelewski

    Look Who's Talking Now is the third and final installment in the film series that began with... more on Wikipedia

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    Bye Bye Love
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    Bye Bye Love

    Eliza Dushku, Jack Black

    Released1995

    Directed bySam Weisman

    Bye Bye Love is a 1995 American comedy-drama film that deals with the central issue of... more on Wikipedia

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