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The Best Romantic Comedies of 2012 

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Updated September 24, 2019 188 votes 42 voters 4.6k views 30 items

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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Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, Laura Vandervoort

Released: 2012

Directed by: Joseph McGinty Nichol

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Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper

Released: 2012

Directed by: David O. Russell

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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Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow

Released: 2012

Directed by: Jason Moore

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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Annette Bening, Deborah Ann Woll, Humphrey Bogart

Released: 2012

Directed by: Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton

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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Keira Knightley, Steve Carell, Connie Britton

Released: 2012

Directed by: Lorene Scafaria

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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Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Kristin Chenoweth

Released: 2012

Directed by: Dax Shepard, David Palmer

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Kevin Hart, Liz Hernandez, Big Boy

Released: 2012

Directed by: Michael Whitton

Exit Strategy is a 2011 romantic comedy film directed by Michael Whitton.
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Not Suitable for Children Ryan Kwanten, Clare Bowen, Bojana Novakovic

Released: 2012

Directed by: Peter Templeman

Not Suitable for Children is a 2012 comedy and romance film written by Michael Lucas and directed by Peter Templeman.
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Amala Paul, Siddharth

Released: 2012

Directed by: Balaji Mohan

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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Chris Rock, Julie Delpy, Daniel Brühl

Released: 2012

Directed by: Julie Delpy

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Meryl Streep, Steve Carell, Tommy Lee Jones

Released: 2012

Directed by: David Frankel

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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Celeste and Jesse Forever Emma Roberts, Chris Pine, Elijah Wood

Released: 2012

Directed by: Lee Toland Krieger

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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Nathan Fillion, Amy Acker, Clark Gregg

Released: 2012

Directed by: Joss Whedon

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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Bachelorette Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan

Released: 2012

Directed by: Leslye Headland

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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Eric Tsang, Sandra Ng, Paw Hee-ching

Released: 2012

Directed by: Wong Jing

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Angelababy, Mark Chao, Cindy Yen

Released: 2012

Directed by: Han Yan

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Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton

Released: 2012

Directed by: Wes Anderson

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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Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore, Ashley Greene

Released: 2012

Directed by: Lisa Azuelos

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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Rebecca Romijn, Gabrielle Union, Tyler Perry

Released: 2012

Directed by: 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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Kristen Bell, Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Garlin

Released: 2012

Directed by: Colin Trevorrow

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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London Paris New York Ali Zafar, Aditi Rao Hydari, Chris Cowlin

Released: 2012

Directed by: Anuradha Menon

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Emily Blunt, Alison Brie, Chris Pratt

Released: 2012

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller, Gianni North

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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Alison Brie, Lizzy Caplan, Melonie Diaz

Released: 2012

Directed by: Michael Mohan

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Pierce Brosnan, Stina Ekblad, Trine Dyrholm

Released: 2012

Directed by: Susanne Bier

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Penélope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, Woody Allen

Released: 2012

Directed by: Woody Allen

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