The Best Comedy Movies of 2012 Films

The Best Comedy Movies of 2012

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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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    21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012

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    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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    Ted is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012


    Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds

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    The Campaign is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012


    Will Ferrell, John Goodman, Dan Aykroyd

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    The Dictator is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012


    Megan Fox, Anna Faris, Edward Norton

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    Men in Black 3 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012


    Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith

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    American Reunion is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012


    Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris, Tara Reid

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper

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    Moonrise Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012


    Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton

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    Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012


    Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow

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    The Watch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012


    Ben Stiller, Willam Belli, Vince Vaughn

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    The Inbetweeners Movie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012

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    Laura Haddock, Theo James, Belinda Stewart-Wilson

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    Goon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012


    Liev Schreiber, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill

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    This is 40 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012

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    Megan Fox, Melissa McCarthy, Paul Rudd

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    Hotel Transylvania is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012


    Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Snoop Dogg

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    Project X is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012

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    Jimmy Kimmel, Alexis Knapp, Miles Teller

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    Seeking a Friend for the End o... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012


    Keira Knightley, Steve Carell, Connie Britton

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    Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Ariel Winter

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    Jeff, Who Lives at Home is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012


    Susan Sarandon, Jason Segel, Judy Greer

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    Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd

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    Bernie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012

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    Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine

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    Seven Psychopaths is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012

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    Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko, Christopher Walken

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    Adam Sandler, Leighton Meester, Susan Sarandon

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    Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, Laura Vandervoort

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    Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012

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    Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloë Grace Moretz

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    Megan Fox, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig

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    What to Expect When You're... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012


    Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Brooklyn Decker

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    Here Comes the Boom is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012


    Salma Hayek, Arianny Celeste, Kevin James

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    The Three Stooges is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012


    Kate Upton, Sofía Vergara, Nicole Polizzi

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    Engagement is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012


    Emily Blunt, Alison Brie, Chris Pratt

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    Wanderlust is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012


    Jennifer Aniston, Malin Åkerman, Paul Rudd

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    Hit & Run is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2012

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    Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Kristin Chenoweth

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    Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Doug Jones

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    Katherine Heigl, Debbie Reynolds, Sherri Shepherd

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