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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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    Katherine Heigl, Debbie Reynolds, Sherri Shepherd

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    Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Doug Jones

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    Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Kristin Chenoweth Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Jennifer Aniston, Malin Åkerman, Paul Rudd

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    Emily Blunt, Alison Brie, Chris Pratt

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    Kate Upton, Sofía Vergara, Nicole Polizzi

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    Salma Hayek, Arianny Celeste, Kevin James

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    Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Brooklyn Decker

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    Megan Fox, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig

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    Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloë Grace Moretz

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    Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, Laura Vandervoort

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    Adam Sandler, Leighton Meester, Susan Sarandon

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    Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko, Christopher Walken Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine

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    Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd

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    Susan Sarandon, Jason Segel, Judy Greer

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    Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Ariel Winter

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    Keira Knightley, Steve Carell, Connie Britton

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    Jimmy Kimmel, Alexis Knapp, Miles Teller

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    Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Snoop Dogg

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    Megan Fox, Melissa McCarthy, Paul Rudd

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    Liev Schreiber, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill

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    Laura Haddock, Theo James, Belinda Stewart-Wilson

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    Ben Stiller, Willam Belli, Vince Vaughn

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    Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow

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    Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper

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    Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris, Tara Reid

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    Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith

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    Will Ferrell, John Goodman, Dan Aykroyd

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