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The Best Comedy Movies of 2012

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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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    • Actors: Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds, Laura Vandervoort, Patrick Stewart, + more
    • Initial Release: 2012
    • Directed by: Seth MacFarlane
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    • Actors: Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Jonah Hill, Dakota Johnson, + more
    • Initial Release: 2012
    • Directed by: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
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    • Actors: Will Ferrell, John Goodman, Dan Aykroyd, John Lithgow, Zach Galifianakis, + more
    • Initial Release: 2012
    • Directed by: Jay Roach
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    • Actors: Megan Fox, Anna Faris, Edward Norton, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, + more
    • Initial Release: 2012
    • Directed by: Larry Charles
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    • Actors: Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith, Nicole Scherzinger, Emma Thompson, + more
    • Initial Release: 2012
    • Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
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    • Actors: Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth, Katrina Bowden, + more
    • Initial Release: 2012
    • Directed by: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz
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    • Actors: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Julia Stiles, Chris Tucker, + more
    • Initial Release: 2012
    • Directed by: David O. Russell
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    • Actors: Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, + more
    • Initial Release: 2012
    • Directed by: Wes Anderson
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