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Best Comedy Movies 2012

Updated on June 7, 2013

It seems that we will have very good comedies in 2012. Here we want to make a list with the best comedy movies of 2012. You can give your own lists in the comment section or you can vote the best comedy at the poll.

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Joyful Noise pairs up Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton as Vi Rose Hill and G.G. Sparrow, two head-strong choir members in the small town of Pacashau, Georgia. With the town having fallen on hard times, people are counting on the choir of their local church to win the Joyful Noise Competition, a national competition for choirs. Vi and G.G. both have very different ideas on how this should be done, causing the two to clash in hilarious ways.

The arrival of G.G.'s grandson, who falls for Vi's daughter - and she for him - cause further strain between these two women. Vi and G.G. must learn to overcome their differences for the good of the town. While this is the first time these two ladies have been paired together in a movie, they both have had their share of successes in past comedies. This movie is scheduled for release on January 13, 2012 and is here part of the comedy movies 2012 list.

One For The Money follows the story of Stephanie Plum - played by Katherine Heigl - who has recently become divorced and lost her job. After having to tell her family of the situation she has found herself in, and having to suffer their embarrassing but well-meant advice - she lands a job with her cousin's bail-bond business.

While looking to be comically inept at this job, Stephanie still manages to bring in some bad guys. Her real challenge though is when she must hunt down a wanted local cop that she used to date. Joe Morelli - played by Jason O'Mara - is a cop framed for a crime he didn't commit. With Stephanie trying to capture Joe and Joe determined to stay out of jail to prove his innocence, they continue to one-up each other in increasingly funny ways. This movie is scheduled for release on January 27, 2012.

This Means War is about two CIA agents that happen to fall in love with the same woman. While the official names of these characters are not listed, the two agents are played by Chris Pine and Tom Hardy (in one trailer Tom Hardy is heard being referred to by the names Agent Hansen and Tuck).

Their shared love interest is a woman named Lauren, played by Reese Witherspoon. As friends, they have used their incomparable skills and an endless supply of high-tech gadgetry in the past to bring down entire nations. As rivals for Lauren's affection, they are now using these same resources against each other with hilarious results in order to win. This movie is scheduled for release on February 17, 2012.

21 Jump Street is based off of an old TV series by the same name, though with a new comedic twist. The TV series ran for four years - from 1987 to 1991 - ending with five seasons and 103 episodes under its belt. In the tradition of the series, this movie sees cops that look young enough to pass for teenagers going undercover in high school to investigate violence and crime.

The featured pair of this movie are two men - Jenko and Schmidt, played by Channing Tatum and Johah Hill - that knew each other in high school and now find themselves entering the police force together and becoming partners.

Assigned to the Jump Street program because of a botched arrest, they are thrown into several funny situations while investigating a drug ring. Johnny Depp, who was part of the original series as an undercover cop, has been cast in this movie under his old role of Tom Hanson. This movie is scheduled for release on March 16, 2012.

Men In Black 3 sees the return of Agent K and Agent J, ten years after the last movie was released. When an evil alien threatens the world by targeting Agent K's existence in the past, it is up to Agent J to travel back in time to 1969 in order to team up with a much younger version of his partner to stop this alien before he can succeed.

While there are some new faces in this movie - such as Emma Thompson as Agent O - Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith return to their roles as Agent K and Agent J. Rip Torn also returns to his role as Zed, the man in charge of MIB. Will Smith's brand of humor and Tommy Lee Jones's dry wit in the previous two movies is worth seeing once again. This movie is scheduled for release on May 25, 2012.

From beginning Men In Black movies has success because they are a great combination between sci-fi and comedy (probably one of the best). So in our list with the best comedy movies 2012 we must include Men In Black 3. You can watch the trailer down here.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is the continuing adventures of Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo to get back to their home in New York. They surface in Monte Carlo, Europe, trying to locate the group of penguins from the previous two movies that they believe will be able to help them get home.

When their efforts to do so bring them to the attention of Captain Chantel DuBois of Animal Control, they must hide out with a traveling circus and try to lay low or risk becoming trophies on her wall. One of the trailers for this movie features a hilarious clip of Marty trying to blend into the circus by transforming himself into a clown.

The people who voiced these characters make a return; Ben Stiller as Alex, David Schwimmer as Melman, Chris Rock as Marty, and Jada Pinkett Smith as Gloria. This movie is scheduled for release on June 8, 2012.

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comedy movies 2012

Ice Age: Continental Drift is the fourth movie in the Ice Age series and features the return of Manny the mammoth, Deigo the sabertooth tiger, and Sid the sloth. The actors that supplied the voices for these roles in past movies - Ray Romano as Manny, Denis Leary as Deigo, and John Leguizamo as Sid - also return.

In this movie, Scrat's continued pursuit of his acorn causes a cataclysm that sets the continent adrift and separates Manny, Diego and Sid from their herd. As the trio are forced to use an ice berg as a ship, they unwillingly set off on an adventure that has then encountering members of Sid's sloth family, strange sea creatures, and even pirates as they try to get back home.

Ice Age: Continental Drift is sure to be entertaining, especially for people who have enjoyed the previous Ice Age movies. This movie is scheduled for release on July 13, 2012.

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      No Offense 4 years ago

      Most American, Hollywood production is a BS crap

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      Anjo Bacarisas II 5 years ago from Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

      American Pie the Reunion is the best comedy movie among the other movies listed above, so funny, it makes me a good laugh. Thank you!

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      rednickle 5 years ago from New Brunswick Canada

      lets see, i would exactly term MIB as a comedy film even though i am anticipating its release. As for the Dictator, though the trailer looks a bit promising i really don't have high hopes for the movie