The Best Comedy Movies of 2012 Films

The Best Comedy Movies of 2012

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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 are 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.

List Criteria: Movies must have been released in 2012.

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    Butter

    Jim Field Smith More
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    Matt Piedmont More
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    Jamie Travis More
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    Josh Schwartz More
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    Kirk Jones More
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    David Frankel More
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    Lee Toland Krieger More
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    Jennifer Westfeldt More
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    David Palmer, Dax Shepard More
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    Julie Anne Robinson More
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    David Wain More
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    Tim Burton More
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    Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly More
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    Chris Butler, Sam Fell More
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    Judd Apatow More
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    Frank Coraci More
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    Lorene Scafaria More
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    Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass More
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    Ben Palmer More
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    Nima Nourizadeh More
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    Wes Anderson More
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    Barry Sonnenfeld More
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    Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg More
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