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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
Kel Varnsen added 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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Kel Varnsen added 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
Kel Varnsen added 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
Lon Harris added 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
Kel Varnsen added 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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pmmom38 added 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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pmmom38 added Cars 2 Owen Wilson, Michael Caine, Vanessa Redgrave

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pmmom38 added 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
Kel Varnsen added Take Me Home Tonight Michelle Trachtenberg, Teresa Palmer, Anna Faris

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pmmom38 added 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
Kel Varnsen added 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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pmmom38 added 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
Kel Varnsen added 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
Lon Harris added Super Liv Tyler, Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon

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

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Kel Varnsen added 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
Kel Varnsen added Arthur Jennifer Garner, Russell Brand, Helen Mirren

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Kel Varnsen added Rubber Haley Ramm, Jack Plotnick, David Bowe