Not all of the best pg comedies are just for kids!
When you make a great PG comedy movie, it’s enjoyable for kids and adults. In fact, some of the best pg comedies are aimed right at adults and wouldn’t be suitable for kids!
JustComedies Rating: 91% – Top Rated Comedy!
Full Review: Airplane!
Subgenre: Slapstick Comedy, Parody
Comedy Movie From: 1980
Cast: Leslie Nielsen, Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty
This is the funniest movie to take place on a plane ever made. Suck it, Snakes on a Plane. Actually, it’s the best parody of disaster movies ever made. Keep in mind that this movie was made before the advent of PG13 (so the MPAA basically had to decide between PG and R) so it most certainly pushes the boundaries of the PG rating.
A man who has lost his job, his girl, and everything he has to live for has a terrible fear of flying… and must save an airplane full of passengers from certain death! Aaaaah! This is a witty, funny, and unabashedly juvenile comedy that is chock full of laughs. If you like puns, this one is for you. This is a film that is just plain fun from start to finish. If you want a silly spoof, do yourself a favour and watch this movie.
JustComedies Rating: 80%
Full Review: Cool Runnings
Subgenre: Sports Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 1993
Cast: John Candy, Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba
Who says Jamaicans can’t bobsled? While the country is known for their sprinters, when their top Gold medal prospect is disqualified, they scramble to put together the very first Jamaican Bobsled team. Leading them? A dishonoured coach with a chance at redemption. This is a great PG comedy which focuses on team spirit, confidence, and doing your best against all odds.
This movie succeeds as a sports comedy because you really root for the Jamaicans. You want them to do well so bad as they face difficulties at every phase of their training towards the winter Olympics.
JustComedies Rating: 95% – Top Rated Comedy!
Full Review: Dr. Strangelove
Comedy Movie From: 1964
Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden
Just because a movie is PG does not mean it is for kids. This is a black comedy, and also in black and white! Kids probably won’t really follow this movie or like it. It is a PG film for adults.
The plot follows a crazed general on a warpath to nuclear destruction while a horrified war room does everything they can to restore order.
JustComedies Rating: 85%
Full Review: Ghostbusters
Subgenre: Action Comedy, Sci Fi Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 1984
Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver
Three university professors specializing in the occult and paranormal fiddle with one too many unethical experiments and get kicked out of the academic life. Suddenly forced to find real jobs and without too many marketable skills, they have to invent a new field of work! The job? Busting up spirits and ghosts. These are the Ghostbusters, paranormal experts for hire.
If you’ve seen this movie, you already have the theme song ringing through your head. If you haven’t seen it? You’re missing out! Very good Bill Murray film.
JustComedies Rating: 68%
Full Review: Johhny English
Action Comedy, Adventure Comedy, Spy Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2003
Cast: Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia
If the idea of Mr. Bean as a hapless superspy appeals to you, you are going to love this movie. Its silly, over the top, and full of slapstick humour.
JustComedies Rating: 97% – Top Rated Comedy!
Full Review: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Subgenre: Adventure, Classic Comedy, Fantasy, British Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 1975
Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle
Classic Python sketch humour. This is a smart, funny, and time classic of a film. If you enjoy British humour and have yet to watch this offering by Monty Python, you need to watch it immediately! It follows knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, but they are tested at every step of the way by surreal opponents.
I’ll be frank with you. This movie was released before the MPAA came up with the rating PG13 between PG and R. So, if it was rated today, it would likely be a PG13 film. Just a heads up!
This list of the top PG comedy movies will keep growing!
Unfortunately, I tend to watch more R and PG13 comedies than PG comedies. That is the biggest reason that this page is so short! I do mean to get more great movies added to it as soon as possible.