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The 12 Funniest Movies of 2012

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No. 8. The Cabin in the Woods

What begins as a goofy horror movie about a group of college students who, while on vacation at a cabin (in the woods), are brutally murdered by a family of zombie hillbillies turns into one of the most outrageously, off-the-wall and unpredictable events of the year. Words cannot describe. It must be seen to be believed.

No. 7. Wreck-It Ralph

It might be a rehash of Toy Story, but oh well. Wreck-It Ralph hits magic with its inspired story about video game characters brought to life, effectively appealing to the nostalgia of parents and the imagination of children. Wreck-It Ralph may not be the deepest of animated films, but it is consistently funny and entertaining.

No. 6. 21 Jump Street

The adaptation of the hit Johnny Depp television show had no right to be as good as it was, but the unlikely chemistry between Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum combined with a silly script turned 21 Jump Street into a surprisingly funny box office hit. The movie falters in the final act, but there are enough laughs early on to make it worth a viewing or two.

No. 5. Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths isn’t for everyone. It’s a bit strange, a lot random and it is no In Bruges, but the off-the-wall and R-rated humor works more often than not. Christopher Walken turns in a great performance, Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson do what they do best, but it’s Colin Farrell who remains an underappreciated comedic talent.

No. 4. Silver Linings Playbook

Bradley Cooper plays a bipolar mess of a man, whose biggest skill is to speak his mind and dig himself into a deeper hole. Jennifer Lawrence plays a widow who attempts to drown her depression by slutting herself out wherever possible. The makings of one of the most romantic comedies of the year? Yes. One of the funniest? Absolutely.

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By Erik Samdahl
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  • http://twitter.com/BrentMMcKnight Brent McKnight

    Love that ALEX CROSS is number one. That pile is hilarious. A little disappointed that BATTLESHIP didn’t make the cut. How can you not laugh at a movie where the entire plot is predicated on a stolen microwave burrito?

  • eriksamdahl

    Hi Brent, I considered Battleship but for whatever reason, I found it more agonizing than funny. Fine line, I know…

  • http://twitter.com/BrentMMcKnight Brent McKnight

    Depending on your mood it could definitely go either way.

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