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List Rules Only comedies that came out in 2011.

The best comedy movies of 2011 entertained us, gave us reason to smile, and allowed us to slip away from life's problems for a few hours and simply enjoy ourselves as we watched our favorite actors and actresses do what they do best, make us laugh.

Not only did they give us reason to pause and smile, but 2011's best comedy movies were often hilarious takes on situations we can all relate to. From Horrible Bosses to Bridesmaids from hell, more often than not, these tales were just close enough to real life that we can all say we know one person or another who is just like our favorite big screen characters.

Many of the best comedy films of 2011 were romantic comedies, like the similar stories of casual sex in Friends with Benefits and No Strings Attached and the tales of infidelity like in The Dilemma and Hall Pass

We also saw several sequels during the year such as the return of the "what just happened?" favorite in The Hangover: Part 2 and the animated funny film Kung Fu Panda 2. Even independent films were hilarious during 2011, such as the tale of the serial-killing tire name Robert in Rubber.

Of course, for each of these fantastic comedy films, there were equally great action movies, horror movies, and yes, bad comedy films, but let's not rub it in. Those unfortunate actors, actresses, writers, directors, and producers already know we're not laughing with them, we're laughing at them.

Also, check out which of your favorite comedies from 2011 are streaming on Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime
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Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell Horrible Bosses is a 2011 American black comedy film directed by Seth Gordon, written by Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, based on a story by Markowitz. It stars ...more

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Crazy, Stupid, Love. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Kel Varnsen added Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling Crazy, Stupid, Love is a 2011 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, and written by Dan Fogelman. It stars Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma ...more

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Bridesmaids is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig Bridesmaids is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Paul Feig, written by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, and produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, and Clayton Townsend. The plot ...more

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Kel Varnsen added Steven Spielberg, Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Wiig Paul is a 2011 British-American science fiction road comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and written by and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The film is about two British science fiction ...more

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The Hangover Part II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Jamie Chung The Hangover 2 is a 2011 comedy film directed by Todd Phillips.

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Emma Stone, Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake Friends with Benefits is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Will Gluck and starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. The film features a supporting cast that includes Patricia ...more

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A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Chris... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Kel Varnsen added Neil Patrick Harris, Danneel Ackles, Patton Oswalt A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas is a 2011 3D stoner comedy Christmas film directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, written by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, and starring John Cho, Kal ...more

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50/50 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Lon Harris added Anna Kendrick, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bryce Dallas Howard 50/50 is a 2011 biography, comedy, drama film written by Will Reiser and directed by Jonathan Levine.

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Hall Pass is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Alyssa Milano, Christina Applegate, Alexandra Daddario Hall Pass is a 2011 comedy film produced and directed by the Farrelly brothers and co-written by them along with Pete Jones. It stars Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Stephen Merchant, Jenna Fischer ...more

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30 Minutes or Less is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Kel Varnsen added Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson 30 Minutes or Less is a 2011 American action comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer starring Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari and Nick Swardson. It is produced by Columbia Pictures ...more

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Katrina Bowden, Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons "“The hillbillies from the store captured Alison!” Tucker and Dale, two hillbillies heading to their “fixer-upper” cabin for some relaxin’, discover they ain’t alone in them woods. They ...more

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Just Go With It is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Brooklyn Decker Just Go with It is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, and produced by Adam Sandler, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, ...more

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Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Jason Segel Bad Teacher is a 2011 American comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan based on a screenplay by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, and starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch and Jason ...more

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pmmom38 added Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Alfred Molina Rango is a 2011 American computer-animated action comedy western film directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Verbinski, Graham King and John B. Carls. Rango was a critical and commercial ...more

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pmmom38 added Kaley Cuoco, Russell Brand, Hugh Laurie I Hop is a 2011 comedy film directed by Tim Hill and written by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul.

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pmmom38 added Owen Wilson, Michael Caine, Vanessa Redgrave Cars 2 is a 2011 American computer-animated action comedy spy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is the sequel to the 2006 film Cars and ...more

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Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman Kung Fu Panda 2 is a 2011 3D American computer-animated action comedy-drama martial arts film, directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, produced by DreamWorks Animation, and distributed by Paramount ...more

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Take Me Home Tonight is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Kel Varnsen added Michelle Trachtenberg, Teresa Palmer, Anna Faris Take Me Home Tonight is a 2011 American retro comedy film directed by Michael Dowse and starring an ensemble cast including Topher Grace and Anna Faris. The screenplay was written by Jackie and ...more

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Your Highness is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, James Franco Your Highness is a 2011 American fantasy comedy film directed by David Gordon Green, starring Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel, with Justin Theroux, Toby Jones ...more

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pmmom38 added Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury Mr. Popper's Penguins is a 2011 American comedy family film directed by Mark Waters, produced by John Davis, written by Sean Anders, John Morris and Jared Stern and starring Jim Carrey, Carla ...more

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No Strings Attached is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline A guy and girl try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it's not long before they learn that they want something more.

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Cedar Rapids is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Kel Varnsen added Sigourney Weaver, Anne Heche, John C. Reilly Cedar Rapids is a 2011 American comedy film directed by Miguel Arteta. The script, written by Phil Johnston, was included on the 2009 Black List, a Hollywood list of the most popular unproduced ...more

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pmmom38 added Kate Upton, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers Tower Heist este un film de comedie din 2011, regizat de Brett Ratner după un scenariu de Ted Griffin.

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Zookeeper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Kel Varnsen added Sylvester Stallone, Cher, Adam Sandler Zookeeper is a 2011 American romantic comedy film starring Kevin James and featuring the voices of Nick Nolte, Sylvester Stallone, Adam Sandler, Judd Apatow, Cher, Jon Favreau, and Faizon Love. ...more

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Super is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Lon Harris added Liv Tyler, Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon Super is a 2010 American superhero dark comedy-drama film written and directed by James Gunn, starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon and Nathan Fillion. The film premiered at ...more

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HusseinBunjaku added Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is a 2011 fantasy film directed by David Yates, based on the novel by J. K. Rowling and the final film in the series. Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron ...more

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Arthur is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2011
Kel Varnsen added Jennifer Garner, Russell Brand, Helen Mirren Arthur is a 2011 romantic comedy film written by Peter Baynham and directed by Jason Winer. It is a remake of the 1981 film of the same name written and directed by Steve Gordon. It stars ...more

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Kel Varnsen added Will Ferrell, Laura Dern, Rebecca Hall Everything Must Go is an upcoming film directed by Dan Rush. "After 16 years devising motivational speeches that promise certain success, Nick Porter (Will Ferrell) is abruptly fired. He ...more

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Kel Varnsen added Haley Ramm, Jack Plotnick, David Bowe Rubber is a 2010 film written and directed by Quentin Dupieux. "Quentin Dupieux (aka Mr. Oizo) first entered the public conscious when his thumping techno track "Flat Beat" was ...more