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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  1. 25
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    Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Snoop Dogg

    ) open
  2. 16
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    added by PeteBoyle
    Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Olga Kurylenko

    ) open
  3. 13
    + 40
    - 56

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

    ) open
  4. 10
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    - 50


    Laura Haddock, Anthony Head, Theo James

    ) open
  5. 31
    + 36
    - 55


    Jennifer Aniston, Malin Åkerman, Paul Rudd

    ) open
  6. 12
    + 92
    - 70


    Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Neil Patrick Harris

    ) open
  7. 4
    + 47
    - 58


    Megan Fox, Melissa McCarthy, Paul Rudd

    ) open
  8. 11
    + 130
    - 103


    Megan Fox, Anna Faris, Edward Norton

    ) open
  9. 27
    + 54
    - 55

    added by KingDDK
    Adam Sandler, Leighton Meester, Susan Sarandon

    ) open
  10. 26
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    - 72


    Jimmy Kimmel, Alexis Knapp, Jillian Reynolds

    ) open
  11. 21
    + 20
    - 56


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

    ) open
  12. 29
    + 38
    - 49


    Salma Hayek, Arianny Celeste, Kevin James

    ) open
  13. 7
    + 112
    - 84


    Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith

    ) open
  14. 1
    + 310
    - 102


    Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Laura Vandervoort

    ) open
  15. 14
    + 64
    - 60


    Willam Belli, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn

    ) open
  16. 15
    + 44
    - 59


    Sofía Vergara, Kate Upton, Nicole Polizzi

    ) open
  17. 18
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    - 65


    Susan Sarandon, Jason Segel, Judy Greer

    ) open
  18. 2
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    most listed
    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 46
    - 59

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

    ) open
  20. 9
    + 35
    - 49

    often listed & added by Walter Graves
    Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Ariel Winter

    ) open
  21. 8
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    Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow

    ) open
  22. 17
    + 44
    - 53


    Keira Knightley, Steve Carell, Connie Britton

    ) open
  23. 5
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    Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton

    ) open
  24. 3
    + 41
    - 25

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

    ) open
  25. 20
    + 26
    - 34

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

    ) open
  26. 23
    + 25
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Brooklyn Decker

    ) open
  27. 30
    + 39
    - 55


    Alison Brie, Emily Blunt, Jason Segel

    ) open
  28. 32
    + 26
    - 44


    Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Kristin Chenoweth

    ) open
  29. 28
    + 18
    - 18

    added by wiabux
    Reese Witherspoon, Laura Vandervoort, Tom Hardy

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  30. 22
    + 23
    - 47

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Megan Fox, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig

    ) open
  31. 6
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    - 91


    Will Ferrell, Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman

    ) open
  32. 24
    + 84
    - 66

    ranked low on reranks
    Liev Schreiber, Eugene Levy, Alison Pill

    ) open
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