Family-Friendly, Best Comedies, on streaming/DVD/more; Dr. Diane Howard; Movie Editor, Interviewer, Publicistby DrDianeHoward | created - 05 May 2020 | updated - 6 months ago | Public
Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performance Studies), reviews top redemptive, family movies & TV for content and artistry for a range of viewers to promote the best for Good, eternal difference in our world (See https://dianehoward.com/)
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1. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
PG | 130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A few decades after her original visit, Mary Poppins, the magical nanny, returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.
Votes: 87,089 | Gross: $171.96M
2. The Princess Bride (1987)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.
Votes: 422,645 | Gross: $30.86M
4. Paddington (2014)
PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.
Votes: 113,509 | Gross: $76.27M
5. Paddington 2 (2017)
PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
Votes: 75,415 | Gross: $40.44M
6. Christopher Robin (2018)
PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.
Votes: 76,881 | Gross: $99.22M
9. Toy Story 2 (1999)
G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends set out on a rescue mission to save Woody before he becomes a museum toy property with his roundup gang Jessie, Prospector, and Bullseye.
Votes: 570,424 | Gross: $245.85M
10. Toy Story 3 (2010)
G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.
Votes: 819,686 | Gross: $415.00M
11. Toy Story 4 (2019)
G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.
Votes: 241,997 | Gross: $434.04M
12. Cars (2006)
G | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.
Votes: 410,014 | Gross: $244.08M
13. Cars 2 (2011)
G | 106 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.
Votes: 184,252 | Gross: $191.45M
14. Finding Nemo (2003)
G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.
Votes: 1,023,636 | Gross: $380.84M
15. Finding Dory (2016)
PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Friendly but forgetful blue tang Dory begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.
Votes: 270,002 | Gross: $486.30M
16. Zootopia (2016)
PG | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.
Votes: 486,085 | Gross: $341.27M
20. The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.
Votes: 199,516 | Gross: $368.38M
21. The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)
PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day.
Votes: 60,848 | Gross: $158.87M
22. Dolittle (2020)
PG | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A physician who can talk to animals embarks on an adventure to find a legendary island with a young apprentice and a crew of strange pets.
Votes: 63,236 | Gross: $77.05M
23. Sing (2016)
PG | 108 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists find that their lives will never be the same.
Votes: 164,377 | Gross: $270.40M
24. The Muppet Movie (1979)
G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog legs merchant is after Kermit.
Votes: 35,977 | Gross: $76.66M
26. The Muppets (2011)
PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A Muppet fanatic with some help from his 2 human compatriots must regroup the Muppet gang to stop an avaricious oil mogul from taking down one of their precious life-longing treasures.
Votes: 92,155 | Gross: $88.63M
27. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
G | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Kermit and his friends go to New York City to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.
Votes: 21,261 | Gross: $25.53M
30. Peanuts (2014–2017)
TV-G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Action
In this series based on Charles M. Schulz's comic strips, Charlie Brown, an insecure boy, and Snoopy, his mischievous beagle, strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one eccentric misadventure to another.
31. The Peanuts Movie (2015)
G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their archnemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life.
Votes: 45,796 | Gross: $130.18M
32. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Young Dorothy Gale and her dog are swept away by a tornado from their Kansas farm to the magical Land of Oz, and embark on a quest with three new friends to see the Wizard, who can return her to her home and fulfill the others' wishes.
Votes: 392,836 | Gross: $2.08M
33. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
When both he and a colleague are about to lose their job, Walter takes action by embarking on an adventure more extraordinary than anything he ever imagined.
Votes: 313,758 | Gross: $58.24M
36. Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)
G | 92 min | Comedy, Western
In the old west, a man becomes a Sheriff just for the pay, figuring he can decamp if things get tough. In the end, he uses ingenuity instead.
38. Carol Burnett: Show Stoppers (2001 TV Special)
Unrated | 60 min | Comedy
The cast of the CBS variety show, "The Carol Burnett Show," gets together and revisits some of their favorite moments throughout the course of the show.
41. The Andy Griffith Show Reunion: Back to Mayberry (2003 TV Special)
E | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy
Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Rodney Dillard, Don Knotts sat in their court room set where the show was made. They talked about the show and how the show affected their lives and how others ... See full summary »
42. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family
Widower Sheriff Andy Taylor, and his son Opie, live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry, North Carolina. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney Fife.
43. The New Andy Griffith Show (1971)
30 min | Comedy
After working for several years in the state capital for the government, Andy Sawyer learns that the mayor of his hometown is retiring from the position and is looking for an appointee to ... See full summary »
44. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical