This is the time of the year when we move from summer hit movies to serious films. The year 2012 gave us several summer hits, many among them comedy and funny movies. A lot of people are always looking to watch the top funny movies of the year, and 2012 is no exception. There were several funny movies released in 2012 and with the immense competition and the brilliant casts in these movies, it is always difficult to make a top ten most funny movies list. There were many movies like The Dictator and Men in Black, which the audiences were desperately waiting to watch and these comedy movies were worth the wait. Funny and comedy movies are always eagerly awaited by audiences all over the world and therefore expectations from these movies are always high. In 2012, some funny movies, which were underdogs, managed to surprise many people by making the top Funny Movies lists at many sites.
People all over the world love to watch funny movies because of many reasons. Be it the cast, the jokes, sometimes the emotions, funny movies always have a special relation with the audiences. Following is the list of the top ten most funny movies to watch in 2012:
10. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a British comedy movie released in UK in 24 February 2012. This funny movie was loved by both the critics and the audiences. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel stars some of the big names of Hollywood like Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. This movie tells the story of a group of retired British people who travel to India to live in a hotel which was wrongly portrayed as a heaven. What unravels next when the group moves there is what keeps audiences amused throughout the movie.
9. Men In Black 3
Men In Black 3 was the most awaited movie of 2012 and viewers waited desperately to watch this funny movie. With star cast Will Smith, Josh Brolin and Tommy Lee Jones, this movie didn’t fail to please the audiences. The story revolves around Agent J who goes back in time to change history. Rap artist Pitbull was approached to market the movie and gave the chart topping song, Back in Time. This is a great funny movie to watch, especially for the franchise fans.
8. Ice Age: Continental Drift
Ice Age: Continental Drift, simply known as Ice Age 4, is the fourth movie of Ice Age franchise and one of the most awaited funny movies of 2012. It got mixed reviews from critics but despite that, the audiences loved it, making it the 6th highest grossing animated movie of all time, grossing over $800 million. The story revolves around three friends who travel the world when the continent drifts apart on an adventure in a new world for them. This 3D movie is very funny and hilarious and a must watch, especially for the franchise fans.
Ted is the first movie from the creator of the huge TV hit, Family Guy, and just like its TV counterpart, its hilarious. The movie stars Mark Wahlberg and the beautiful Mila Kunis and the story is about a teddy bear, Ted, who is alive and comes in the relationship between the two leads. Ted impressed both critics and the audiences, making it a box office hit. Its the best R-rated funny movie after Hangover to make more than $20 million on the opening day.
6. Magic Mike
Magic Mike tells the story of male stripper who teaches his fellow how to do his job “properly”. The movie is very funny and has a great male cast of Channing Tattum, Alex Pettyfer and the True Blood guy, Joe Manganellio. The movie was a huge hit and impressed the critics as well.
Wanderlust is a funny movie starring Friends co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd. It is a very funny film with some hilarious scenes. The reviews of the film were positive but despite that, it was a box office failure. The story follows a couple who move to a rural area to look at alternate employment opportunities.
4. American Reunion
American Reunion is the fourth part of American Pie theatrical series and sees the old gang reunite 13 years after graduation. This 2012 movie was one of the most anticipated movies audiences were waiting to watch and it was worth the wait. From Stiffler’s mom to typical teen drama, the movie had everything the fans were looking for. This funny movie was a box office hit and impressed the critics as well.
3. 21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill is one of the biggest movie hits of 2012. It is the story of 2 cops who go undercover in a university on a mission. The movie is very funny and hilarious. It was successful both critically and commercially. A sequel was also announced because of the tremendous response.
2. The Dictator
The Dictator starring Sacha Baren Cohen and Anna Faris is the story of a dictator who has to fight the world from letting democracy come to his country. The movie is very funny. Sacha Baren is the heart of the film and is brilliant. The promotion of the film started way back in Oscars when Sacha Baren wore The Dictator outfit and threw ashes at one of the guests. Megan Fox also gave a guest appearance and got a golden bracelet for it.
1. The Intouchables
Who would have thought that a French movie would make it to number 1 in our list of top Funniest Comedy Movies. Even though released in Belgium in 2011, it released in most countries in 2012. The movie stars Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy in lead roles. This is the story of a quadriplegic man who hires a young man for his service. This movie was very successful both critically and commercially. It became the most watched film in France. Omar Sy won the French best actor award, beating the Oscar winning actor of The Artist. This movie has everything. It will make you laugh, make you cry but will leave you feeling good about life in the end. I recommend this movie to all readers.