For most of us, comedy is the most favorite genre of films. There have been umpteen number of instances where comedy movies, although being average, have outperformed movies of other genres. Some of the best movies in the world as per IMDB ratings are the English Comedy movies. These English films have always taken our breath away and are indubitably the most sought after genres of film. They’ve perpetually educed that sense of amusement and pleasure. For anyone who loves laughter, here are the top ten comedy movies of 2012. The list will help you catch up on any good comedy movies you missed this year.
10. No Strings Attached
In this comedy flick, Ashton Kutcher (Adam) pairs up with Natalie Portman (Emma). The movie focuses on a man and woman who try to keep their relationship precisely physical, but end up doing something else they really want. The movie is directed by Ivan Reitman. It has an IMDB rating of 6.1/10 . It is a pretty decent movie considering its storyline.
9. That’s my Boy
The movie focuses on the lives of a father ( Adam Sandler) and his son ( Adam Samberg). The movie highlights the funny aspect of how a father and his son can come together after years of separation. The Dad suddenly shows up at his son’s wedding and things suddenly take a drastic turn. Though the movie was rated 4.8/10 according to IMDB, it did end up with a decent viewer rating.
8. Project X
The movie cast is made up entirely of newcomers but, with a budget of nearly USD 12 million, it has caught the eyes of comedy lovers. The movie revolves around the lives of a group of school kids who are ambitious to become famous in school and make a name for themselves by hosting a house party. But, as the word of the party spreads, the whole party ends up becoming a tempestuous scene, spiraling out of control with the passing of every minute. It has popularly been called the best party movie of the year.
7. Jeff who lives at home
This is one of the best comedy flicks of the year. Jeff, a 30 year old uncontrollable pot smoker, ponders on what life has to offer. His Mom works at an office for eight hours and his brother(Helms) is stuck up with a lousy job as well. Jeff’s fortunes take an unprecedented turn when he leaves the house one day to buy some wood glue. He runs into a series of events that expose him to what destiny has in store for him. Although there are not many k-jokes in the movie as such, the movie depicts the humorous turn of events that Jeff experiences. The movie is directed by Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass and stars Jesen Segal (Jeff).
6. A thousand Words
The movie, starring Eddie Murphy and Kerry Washington, is based on a thoroughly humorous concept. Murphy, a literary agent, strikes a deal with a spiritual Guru and mysteriously finds a Bodhi Tree in his property. He then realizes that every word he utters causes a leaf of the tree to fall. When the tree is relieved of its leaves, so is Murphy relieved of his life. With only a thousand leaves left, he better watch his words. The movie got an IMDB rating of 5.5/10 but ended up with a comparatively better viewer rating.
5. American Pie Reunion
This is another movie that adds to the popular American Pie Series. The movie is directed by Hayden Schlossberg and John Hurwitz and stars Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scot, Chris Klein and Mena Suvari. According to IMDB, it was rated 7.1/10 . The movie is about a reunion that ends up going wild. It focuses on the lives of the five characters who don’t seem to have changed since college ended. If you are a great fan of the American Pie movie series, this is definitely a must watch.
4. The three Stooges
The movie involves the adventure of three boneheaded friends in their quest to enter the comicality industry. Things fail to go according to plan and the trio ends up on the streets. The movie stars Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and Chris Diamantopoulos. It is rated 5.3/10 and ended up with a brilliant viewer rating.
The movie focuses on the life of Josh Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) and his teddy bear which mysteriously comes to life as the result of a wish. The movie depicts the ups and downs in the lives of Josh and ted in an extremely humorous tone. The movie received an IMDB rating of 7.7/10 .
2. The Dictator
One of the most sought after comedy movies of 2012 stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Megan Fox and John C. Reilly in a storyline that revolves around the life of a dictator who looks at oppression as a way of life. His complete disregardful attitude towards democracy ensures his replacement by a lookalike goat herder. The movie is a must watch. IMDB rated it 6.8/10
1. 21 Jump Street
Starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as Schmidt and Jenko, the movie showcases the lives of two high school mates with completely different ways of life, who end up meeting each other in their quest to become cops. Once cops, they are then sent to high school once again as students to work under cover and track down the roots of a drug racket. They end up living like high school mates and forget the fact that they are cops. The movie takes a drastic turn towards the end. Humor personified!