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List Rules Only comedies that came out in 2011.

The best comedy movies of 2011 entertained us, gave us reason to smile, and allowed us to slip away from life's problems for a few hours and simply enjoy ourselves as we watched our favorite actors and actresses do what they do best, make us laugh.

Not only did they give us reason to pause and smile, but 2011's best comedy movies were often hilarious takes on situations we can all relate to. From Horrible Bosses to Bridesmaids from hell, more often than not, these tales were just close enough to real life that we can all say we know one person or another who is just like our favorite big screen characters.

Many of the best comedy films of 2011 were romantic comedies, like the similar stories of casual sex in Friends with Benefits and No Strings Attached and the tales of infidelity like in The Dilemma and Hall Pass

We also saw several sequels during the year such as the return of the "what just happened?" favorite in The Hangover: Part 2 and the animated funny film Kung Fu Panda 2. Even independent films were hilarious during 2011, such as the tale of the serial-killing tire name Robert in Rubber.

Of course, for each of these fantastic comedy films, there were equally great action movies, horror movies, and yes, bad comedy films, but let's not rub it in. Those unfortunate actors, actresses, writers, directors, and producers already know we're not laughing with them, we're laughing at them.

Also, check out which of your favorite comedies from 2011 are streaming on Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime

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Horrible Bosses Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell

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Crazy, Stupid, Love. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Crazy, Stupid, Love. Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling

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Bridesmaids is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Bridesmaids Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig

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Paul Steven Spielberg, Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Wiig

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The Hangover Part II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
The Hangover Part II Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Jamie Chung

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Friends with Benefits Emma Stone, Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake

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A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Chris... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Neil Patrick Harris, Danneel Ackles, Patton Oswalt

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Bad Teacher Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Jason Segel

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Hall Pass is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Hall Pass Alyssa Milano, Christina Applegate, Alexandra Daddario

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50/50 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
50/50 Anna Kendrick, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bryce Dallas Howard

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30 Minutes or Less is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
30 Minutes or Less Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson

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Just Go With It is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Just Go With It Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Brooklyn Decker

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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil Katrina Bowden, Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons

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Rango Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Alfred Molina

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Kung Fu Panda 2 Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

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Cars 2 Owen Wilson, Michael Caine, Vanessa Redgrave

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Hop Kaley Cuoco, Russell Brand, Hugh Laurie

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Take Me Home Tonight is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Take Me Home Tonight Michelle Trachtenberg, Teresa Palmer, Anna Faris

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Tower Heist Kate Upton, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers

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Your Highness is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Your Highness Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, James Franco

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Cedar Rapids is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Cedar Rapids Sigourney Weaver, Anne Heche, John C. Reilly

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No Strings Attached is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
No Strings Attached Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline

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Mr. Popper's Penguins Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury

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Zookeeper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Zookeeper Sylvester Stallone, Cher, Adam Sandler

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Super is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Super Liv Tyler, Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

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Everything Must Go Will Ferrell, Laura Dern, Rebecca Hall

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Arthur is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Arthur Jennifer Garner, Russell Brand, Helen Mirren

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Rubber Haley Ramm, Jack Plotnick, David Bowe