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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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    Willam Belli, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn

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    Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith

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    Laura Haddock, Anthony Head, Theo James

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    Sofía Vergara, Kate Upton, Nicole Polizzi

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

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    Meryl Streep, Steve Carell, Elisabeth Shue

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

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    Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Kristin Chenoweth

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    Jennifer Aniston, Malin Åkerman, Paul Rudd

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    new! & added by but chickens double d Paul Giamatti, Doug Jones, Clancy Brown

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    Salma Hayek, Arianny Celeste, Kevin James

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    Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Snoop Dogg

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    Seth Rogen, Kevin Smith, Justin Long

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    Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow

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    Susan Sarandon, Jason Segel, Judy Greer

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    Will Ferrell, Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman

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    Megan Fox, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig

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    Olivia Wilde, Ashley Greene, Jennifer Garner

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    Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Neil Patrick Harris

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    added by wiabux Reese Witherspoon, Laura Vandervoort, Tom Hardy

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    Victoria Justice, Chelsea Handler, Jane Levy

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    Megan Fox, Melissa McCarthy, Paul Rudd

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    added by willyboymcoy Katherine Heigl, Debbie Reynolds, Sherri Shepherd

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    Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Brooklyn Decker

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    Megan Fox, Anna Faris, Edward Norton

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    Emma Roberts, Rashida Jones, Chris Pine

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    Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan

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    Keira Knightley, Steve Carell, Connie Britton

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    added by PeteBoyle Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Olga Kurylenko

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

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    Liev Schreiber, Eugene Levy, Alison Pill

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    Alison Brie, Emily Blunt, Jason Segel

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    Jimmy Kimmel, Alexis Knapp, Jillian Reynolds

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    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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    added by KingDDK Adam Sandler, Leighton Meester, Susan Sarandon

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    Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Laura Vandervoort

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

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    Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton

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