Romantic Comedy The Best Romantic Comedies of 2012  

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List of the best 2012 romantic comedy movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. Some of these romantic-comedies are more comedy than romance, while others focus more on the hardships of relationships and the theme of love conquers all. These are all the romantic comedy movies that defined the year 2012, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

This Means War and What to Expect When You're Expecting are only the beginning of the movies on this list. This isn't necessarily a list of all romantic comedy movies from 2012, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.

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This Means War Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, Laura Vandervoort This Means War is a 2012 American romantic comedy spy film directed by McG. The film stars Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and Tom Hardy as victims of a love triangle in which two CIA agents who ...more

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Ruby Sparks Annette Bening, Deborah Ann Woll, Humphrey Bogart Ruby Sparks is a 2012 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and written by Zoe Kazan. It stars Paul Dano as an anxious novelist whose fictional character, ...more

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Pitch Perfect Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow Pitch Perfect is a 2012 American musical comedy film directed by Jason Moore. Featuring an ensemble cast, including Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Ester ...more

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Exit Strategy Kevin Hart, Liz Hernandez, Big Boy Exit Strategy is a 2011 romantic comedy film directed by Michael Whitton.

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Hit and Run Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Kristin Chenoweth Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Outrun is a 2012 action romantic comedy film written by Sam Shepard and directed by David Palmer and Dax Shepard.

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Love Failure Amala Paul, Siddharth Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi is a 2012 Indian romantic comedy film based on the same-titled short film directed by debutant Balaji Mohan. It was simultaneously shot in Tamil and Telugu ...more

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2 Days in New York Chris Rock, Julie Delpy, Daniel Brühl Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial 2 Days in New York is a 2012 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Julie Delpy. It is a sequel to Delpy's 2007 film 2 Days in Paris.

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Much Ado About Nothing Nathan Fillion, Amy Acker, Clark Gregg Much Ado About Nothing is a 2012 American romantic comedy film adapted for the screen, produced, and directed by Joss Whedon, from William Shakespeare's play of the same name. The film stars Amy ...more

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Not Suitable for Children Ryan Kwanten, Clare Bowen, Bojana Novakovic Not Suitable for Children is a 2012 comedy and romance film written by Michael Lucas and directed by Peter Templeman.

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Marrying Mr. Perfect Eric Tsang, Sandra Ng, Paw Hee-ching Marrying Mr. Perfect is a 2012 Hong Kong romantic comedy film directed by Wong Jing.

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The First Time Angelababy, Mark Chao, Cindy Yen Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The First Time is a 2012 Chinese romance film written and directed by Han Yan. It is a remake of the 2003 South Korean film ...ing.

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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Keira Knightley, Steve Carell, Connie Britton Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is a 2012 comedy-drama film written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, in her directorial debut. The film stars Steve Carell and Keira Knightley. The ...more

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To Rome with Love Penélope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, Woody Allen To Rome with Love is a 2012 magical realist romantic comedy film written and directed by and starring Woody Allen in his first acting appearance since 2006. The film is set in Rome, Italy; it ...more

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Rock of Ages Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin Rock of Ages is a 2012 American romantic musical comedy film directed by Adam Shankman. The film is an adaptation of the 2006 rock jukebox Broadway musical of the same name by Chris D'Arienzo. ...more

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Bachelorette Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan Bachelorette is a 2012 American comedy film written and directed by Leslye Headland, adapted from her play of the same name. It stars Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher as three ...more

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Silver Linings Playbook Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by David O. Russell, adapted from the novel The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. The film ...more

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Hope Springs Meryl Streep, Steve Carell, Tommy Lee Jones Hope Springs is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by David Frankel, written by Vanessa Taylor, and starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell. The film was ...more

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Good Deeds Rebecca Romijn, Gabrielle Union, Tyler Perry The film opens up with Wesley Deeds (Tyler Perry), the rich entrepreneur of the family-owned Deeds Corporation, getting dressed for work. His fiancée, Natalie (Gabrielle Union) fixes ...more

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London Paris New York Ali Zafar, Aditi Rao Hydari, Chris Cowlin London Paris New York is a 2012 romantic film written by Anu Menon and Ritu Bhatia and directed by Anu Menon.

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LOL Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore, Ashley Greene LOL is a 2011 American coming of age comedy-drama-romance film directed by Lisa Azuelos, written by Azuelos and Kamir Aïnouz. The film is a remake of the 2008 French film LOL. It stars ...more

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Moonrise Kingdom Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton Moonrise Kingdom is a 2012 American film directed by Wes Anderson, written by Anderson and Roman Coppola. Described as an "eccentric pubescent love story", it features newcomers Jared ...more

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Safety Not Guaranteed Kristen Bell, Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Garlin Safety Not Guaranteed is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Colin Trevorrow and inspired by a 1997 Backwoods Home Magazine classified ad—itself written as a joke filler by Backwoods ...more

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Celeste and Jesse Forever Emma Roberts, Chris Pine, Elijah Wood Celeste and Jesse Forever is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lee Toland Krieger. It stars Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg, and was written by Jones and Will McCormack, who ...more

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Engagement Emily Blunt, Alison Brie, Chris Pratt The Five-Year Engagement is a 2012 romantic comedy film co-written, directed, and produced by Nicholas Stoller. Produced with Judd Apatow and Rodney Rothman, it is co-written by Jason Segel, who ...more

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What to Expect When You're Expecting Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Brooklyn Decker What to Expect When You're Expecting is a 2012 American comedy-drama film directed by Kirk Jones from a screenplay by Shauna Cross and Heather Hach and based on the pregnancy guide of the same ...more

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Save the Date Alison Brie, Lizzy Caplan, Melonie Diaz Save the Date is a 2012 romantic comedy film written by Michael Mohan, Jeffrey Brown and Egan Reich and directed by Michael Mohan.

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Love Is All You Need Pierce Brosnan, Stina Ekblad, Trine Dyrholm Love Is All You Need is a 2012 Danish romantic comedy film directed by Susanne Bier and starring Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm.

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Student of the Year Kajol, Rishi Kapoor, Farida Jalal Student of the Year is a 2012 Indian coming-of-age romantic comedy film directed by Karan Johar and produced by Hiroo Yash Johar under the banner of Dharma Productions and in collaboration with ...more

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Earthbound David Morrissey, Rafe Spall, Ned Dennehy Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Joe Norman just wants the ordinary things in life; a job he doesn't hate; a place to call home and nice girl to settle down with. He's just like the rest of us. But this is also the story of a ...more

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Think Like A Man Chris Brown, Gabrielle Union, Kelly Rowland Think Like A Man is a 2012 comedy film written by Keith Merryman and David A. Newman and directed by Tim Story.