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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    Ice Cube, Brie Larson, Channing Tatum

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    Ted Danson, Ray Romano, Tara Strong

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    Will Ferrell, John Goodman, John Lithgow

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    Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman

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    Chris Tucker, Bradley Cooper, Dash Mihok

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    Har Mar Superstar, Skylar Astin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

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    Ben Kingsley, Fred Armisen, John C. Reilly

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    Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Tommy Lee Jones

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    Mena Suvari, Katrina Bowden, Eugene Levy

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    Albert Brooks, Ryan Adams, John Lithgow

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    Theo James, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Henry Lloyd-Hughes

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    Tempestt Bledsoe, Bernard Hill, John Goodman

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    Vince Vaughn, Liz Cackowski, Andy Samberg

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    Amy Schumer, Patton Oswalt, Connie Britton

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    Rae Dawn Chong, Jason Segel, Matt Malloy

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    Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Cozette McNeely

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    Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, Michael Pitt

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    Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Dylan McDermott

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    Maya Rudolph, Jennifer Westfeldt, Kelly Bishop

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    Dennis Quaid, Brooklyn Decker, Génesis Rodríguez

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    Eugene Levy, John Paul Tremblay, Mike Smith

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    Fran Drescher, Cee Lo Green, Steve Buscemi

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    Jimmy Kimmel, Alexis Knapp, Ric Govea

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    Vanilla Ice, Todd Bridges, Dennis Dugan

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    Tom Hardy, Til Schweiger, Chris Pine

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    Alice Cooper, Jonny Lee Miller, Jackie Earle Haley

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    Henry Winkler, Nicholas Turturro, Jason Mulcahy

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    Sean Hayes, Lin Shaye, Larry David

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    Molly Shannon, Rhys Ifans, Emily Blunt

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    Reba McEntire, Nina Hellman, Ray Liotta

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    Bradley Cooper, Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes

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