Let’s clarify this right from the start: no, ‘family comedy’ is not a euphemism for ‘kids’ movie’. Sure, for a movie to qualify as ‘fun for the whole family’, that inherently means it must entertain the youngest members of the brood. But the humour doesn’t have to play only to the less-developed brains in the audience. It just has to make everyone gathered on the couch laugh – which, admittedly, is no easy task. But it can be done. And these 35 movies hit the mark.
Each of them fit the sweet spot that can send every generation into hysterics, possibly for different reasons. They also have the benefit of not making nervous parents explain the meaning of a few choice words. Remember: the family that laughs together, stays together.
Written by Hannah Doolin, Danielle Valente, Alim Kheraj, Oliver Strand, Andy Kryza & Matthew Singer
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