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.
Directed by: Phil Lord, Chris Miller21 Jump Street is a 2012 American action comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher... more
Directed by: Seth MacFarlaneTed is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane. The screenplay by MacFarlane,... more
Directed by: Lorene ScafariaSeeking a Friend for the End of the World is a 2012 comedy-drama film written and directed by... more
Directed by: Larry CharlesThe Dictator is a 2012 American comedy film co-written by and starring Sacha Baron Cohen as... more
Directed by: Richard LinklaterBernie is a 2011 black comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, and written by Linklater and... more
Directed by: Jay RoachThe Campaign is a 2012 American political satire comedy film directed by Jay Roach. An... more
Directed by: Barry SonnenfeldMen in Black 3 is a 2012 American 3D comic science fiction-action film directed by Barry... more
Directed by: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon HurwitzAmerican Reunion is a 2012 ensemble comedy film written and directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden... more
Directed by: Kirk JonesWhat to Expect When You're Expecting is a 2012 American comedy-drama film directed by Kirk... more
Directed by: David O. RussellSilver Linings Playbook is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by... more
Directed by: Jennifer WestfeldtFriends with Kids is a 2011 independent American ensemble romantic comedy that was written,... more
Directed by: Michael DowseGoon is a 2011 Canadian-American action sports comedy-drama film directed by Michael Dowse,... more
Directed by: Ben PalmerThe Inbetweeners Movie is a 2011 British coming-of-age comedy film based on the E4 sitcom The... more
Directed by: Akiva SchafferNeighborhood Watch is a 2012 comedy science fiction film directed by Akiva Schaffer... more
Directed by: Judd ApatowThis Is 40 is a 2012 American spin-off comedy film written, co-produced and directed by Judd... more
Directed by: Genndy TartakovskyHotel Transylvania is a 2012 American 3D computer animated fantasy comedy film produced by... more
Directed by: Sam Fell, Chris ButlerParaNorman is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion animated horror comedy film produced by Laika,... more
Directed by: Mark Duplass, Jay DuplassJeff, Who Lives at Home is an American comedy-drama film starring Jason Segel and Ed Helms,... more
Directed by: Sean AndersThat's My Boy is a 2012 American comedy film starring Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg. The... more
Directed by: Frank CoraciHere Comes the Boom is a 2012 Action Comedy film written by Kevin James, Allan Loeb, Rock... more
Directed by: Martin McDonaghSeven Psychopaths is a 2012 comedy film written and directed by Martin McDonagh.... more
Directed by: Jason MoorePitch Perfect is a 2012 American musical comedy film directed by Jason Moore. Featuring an... more
Directed by: Tim BurtonDark Shadows is a 2012 American horror comedy film loosely based on the gothic television soap... more
Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby FarrellyThe Three Stooges, also known as The Three Stooges: The Movie, is a 2012 slapstick comedy film... more
Directed by: Wes AndersonMoonrise Kingdom is a 2012 American film directed by Wes Anderson, written by Anderson and... more