If it’s time for a movie night in your household, you’ll want to check out these 10 best funny family movies. The following films offer engaging plots and funny characters. The movies below will keep the kids laughing. They also contain harmless adult humor and references, so you won’t be sitting on in complete boredom.

  1. “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” This classic family movie revolves around a forgetful scientist, played by Rick Moranis, and his shrinking device invention. His children and two neighbors wander in and accidentally shrink themselves down to the size of dust. The movie is a great adventure film full of funny, original moments.

  2. “Christmas Vacation” For both a family and holiday movie, rent this hilarious comedy. Chevy Chase reprises his role as Clark Griswold as the family braces themselves for a visit with all their extended family for the holidays. From electrocuted cats to crazy Cousin Eddie, the laughs are nonstop. This installment is also more suitable for children than the original “Vacation.”

  3. “Freaky Friday” Watch either the original funny family movie with Jodie Foster or the updated version with Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan. The film is full of funny twists and relates a fateful day in which a mother and her daughter switch bodies. The movie shows how the two develop a greater understanding of what each is going through.

  4. “Shrek” In this more contemporary film, Mike Meyers lends his voice to the title character of Shrek, while Cameron Diaz plays a damsel in distress that he unwittingly ends up saving. The movie is a great funny family film that also appeals to adults with its tongue-in-cheek references to traditional fairytales.

  5. “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” This fantasy adventure movie is one funny family film that both adults and kids can enjoy. In the original movie, Gene Wilder plays Wonka, a rich candy factory owner who takes a group of chosen kids into his wonderland of inventions. The movie’s colorful sets and Oompa Loompa songs are great to watch. The movie also delivers a message about what happens to naughty, spoiled children. 

  6. “The Princess Bride” A classic funny family movie, “Princess Bride” revolves around one peasant’s quest to become a hero and win back his love. The film is narrated by a grandfather who is ostensibly telling the story to his grandson as a fairytale. The movie is full of magical creatures and funny situations, and also contains the comedic genius of Billy Crystal and Wallace Shawn.

  7. “Mrs. Doubtfire” Check out this funny family film to see Robin Williams at his best. He plays a recently divorced father who attempts to reconnect with his kids by posing as a geriatric British nanny. His performances switching back and forth from man to woman are a crackup, and the movie shows that even the strangest of families can work if they have love in them.

  8. “Up” This Pixar movie contains one of the most heartwarming beginnings of any recent family film. The movie soon introduces plenty of humor with its story about an old man who embarks on an adventure by tying hundreds of balloons to his house.

  9. “Back to the Future” In this famous movie, Michael J. Fox plays Marty McFly, who travels from the 1980’s back to the 1950’s in a DeLorean time machine. There, he accidentally runs into his parents and changes the entire space time continuum. The funny family movie is full of action and laughs.

  10. “Hook” This funny family adventure movie stars Robin Williams as an uptight lawyer named Peter who has forgotten what it’s like to be a child. He is forced to reconnect with his past when his children go missing, kidnapped by Captain Hook. Peter must journey to Neverland and accept his identity as Peter Pan.