The Best Comedy Movies of 2012 Films
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The Best Comedy Movies of 2012

List Criteria: Movies must have been released in 2012.

The best comedy movies of 2012 kept audiences laughing as they hit the theaters throughout the year. These comedy films feature some of the best and most talented actors as well as witty writing, both of which combined to create comedic blockbusters. So grab some popcorn, sit back, and prepare to laugh your butts off with the best comedy movies of 2012.

The 2012 year in comedy movies brought us a number of original movies, adaptations, remakes and sequels. Many of the remakes and sequels got the most buzz, such as the remake of 21 Jump Street, the new installment of Men in Black III and American Reunion, which reunited the American Pie cast for one more adventure. But there were also plenty of original movies and adaptations that entertained viewers all year long.

Butter introduced the highly competitive world of butter sculpting, Friends with Kids showed us a different side of parenting, and For a Good Time, Call... allowed us to live vicariously through two phone sex operators. 2012 also brought us a bevy of hilarious characters such as Ted, a foul-mouthed teddy bear, The Dictator, the latest personality from Sacha Baron Cohen, and the five very different women of What to Expect When You're Expecting.

These comedy films are just a handful of those released in 2012 but highlight the funniest movies of the year. Think one movie is better than the rest? Want to add something not already listed or put this list in your own order? Do all of that and more below on this list of the best 2012 comedy movies.

Be sure to also check out the All-Time Best Comedies, The Best Romantic Comedies, and The Best Stand Up Comedy Movies on Netflix Instant, The Best Comedy Films on Amazon Prime, and the Best Comedy Movies on Netflix Instant
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    Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Laura Vandervoort

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    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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    Will Ferrell, Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman

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    Megan Fox, Anna Faris, Edward Norton

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    Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith

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    Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Neil Patrick Harris

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    Liev Schreiber, Eugene Levy, Alison Pill

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    Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow

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    added by PeteBoyle Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro

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    Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton

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    Jimmy Kimmel, Alexis Knapp, Jillian Reynolds

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    Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Snoop Dogg

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    Willam Belli, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn

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    added by KingDDK Adam Sandler, Leighton Meester, Susan Sarandon

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    Laura Haddock, Anthony Head, Theo James

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    added by wiabux Reese Witherspoon, Laura Vandervoort, Tom Hardy

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    Keira Knightley, Steve Carell, Connie Britton

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    added by Walter Graves Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green

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    Megan Fox, Melissa McCarthy, Paul Rudd

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    Salma Hayek, Arianny Celeste, Kevin James

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    Susan Sarandon, Jason Segel, Judy Greer

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    Sofía Vergara, Kate Upton, Nicole Polizzi

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    added by BriBurke-Carroll Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd

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    added by Olivia Peterman Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine

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    Alison Brie, Emily Blunt, Jason Segel

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    added by Walter Graves Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Ariel Winter

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    Jennifer Aniston, Malin Åkerman, Paul Rudd

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    added by PeteBoyle Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Olga Kurylenko

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    Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Kristin Chenoweth

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    Megan Fox, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig

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    Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Brooklyn Decker

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    Emma Roberts, Rashida Jones, Chris Pine

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    Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan

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    Meryl Streep, Steve Carell, Elisabeth Shue

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    Seth Rogen, Kevin Smith, Justin Long

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    Victoria Justice, Chelsea Handler, Jane Levy

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    added by willyboymcoy Katherine Heigl, Debbie Reynolds, Sherri Shepherd

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    Will Ferrell, Génesis Rodríguez, Gael García Bernal ...

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    Olivia Wilde, Ashley Greene, Jennifer Garner

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