These films will have the whole family laughing. 

By Betsy Rubiner

After a long week filled with meetings and work projects for mom and dad, plus sports practice and tests for the kids, the whole family probably only has one thing in mind at the end of the week: eating, relaxing, and finding a fun escape. One way to unwind? Watching some funny kids’ movies. Everyone needs a good laugh.

These funny favorites for toddlers through teens, include some recommended by Real Simple readers. The age recommendations come from Common Sense Media, a nonprofit that works to make media and technology safe for kids by providing reviews and advice to families.

On this list you’ll find some classics, like Home Alone and Monty Python and the Holy Grail, plus newer titles like Despicable Me (we dare you not to smile at the Minions) and Zootopia. There are enough options that the whole family will love (yes, even parents). Watch one or have a marathon with a couple of these—just don’t forget the popcorn.

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