We know what you’re thinking. ‘Family comedy? You mean a movie with dumb fart jokes even a baby can understand, right?’ First of all, do not disparage the majesty of the fart joke. Secondly, no, ‘family comedy’ is not code for ‘kids movie’. Not all the time, anyway. Granted, it’s exceptionally hard for any film to make the whole household crack up. But it can be done – and it has.
See, for example, the following 35 movies. Each of them hits just the right notes to send every generation of viewers into hysterics without making parents sweat over explaining the meaning of a few choice words, situations and possibly body parts to the youngest in attendance. Remember: the family that laughs together, stays together. Next time the whole brood is corralled on the couch, throw on one of these classics, and everyone is guaranteed a good time.
Written by Hannah Doolin, Danielle Valente, Alim Kheraj, Oliver Strand, Andy Kryza & Matthew Singer
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