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2012 Romantic Comedies


Just because they're romantic comedies doesn't mean every film on this list is just for women. Guys may want to check out a couple of these movies - and some look like pretty good date night possibilities.

Also of Interest: Top 10 Romantic Comedies / 2013's Romantic Comedies

1. '30 Beats'

© Roadside Attractions
Starring: Jennifer Tilly, Paz de la Huerta, Lee Pace, and Justin Kirk

The Plot: 30 Beats is set in Manhattan and follows "a chain reaction of encounters between characters connected by the laws of sexual attraction - and the twists and quirks that disrupt these laws."

Release Date: July 20, 2012 [Limited]

2. 'American Reunion'

American Reunion
© Universal Pictures
Starring: Alyson Hannigan, Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, and Tara Reid

The Plot: The American Pie gang is older now but, given their history, we know not all of them have grown up. It's high school reunion time, so which of the friends will have actually done well for themselves and which will have turned out to be stuck in high school mode forever?

Release Date: April 6, 2012

3. 'The Five Year Engagement'

The Five Year Engagement
© Universal Pictures
Starring: Emily Blunt and Jason Segel

The Plot: Beginning where most romantic comedies end, the new film from director Nicholas Stoller looks at what happens when an engaged couple, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle.

Release Date: April 27, 2012

4. 'Good Deeds'

Tyler Perry and Gabrielle Union in Good Deeds
© Lionsgate Films
Starring: Tyler Perry, Rebecca Romijn, Thandie Newton and Gabrielle Union

The Plot: Just before he's about to get married, a rich guy (Tyler Perry) finds himself falling for a single mom who isn't his fiancee.

Release Date: February 24, 2012

5. 'Rock of Ages'

Rock of Ages
© New Line Cinema
Starring: Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, and Alec Baldwin

The Plot: Powered by '80s bands, this romantic comedy/musical finds Julianne Hough playing Sherrie, a small town girl who heads to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams.

Release Date: June 1, 2012

6. 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World'

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
© Focus Features
Starring: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Connie Britton, and Patton Oswalt

The Plot: The end of the world is coming as an asteroid is on a collision course with Earth. The film examines what people do when they know the end of the world is near. Steve Carell plays a man who finds love at what is absolutely the worst possible time. Keira Knightley plays the objection of his most-likely short-lived affection.

Release Date: June 22, 2012

7. 'Playing for Keeps'

Playing for Keeps
© FilmDistrict
Starring: Gerard Butler, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jessica Biel, and Uma Thurman

The Plot: Gerard Butler plays an ex-soccer star who moves to a Virginia town to get closer to his son. There, he ends up coaching his son's soccer team which comes complete with pretty soccer moms looking to score.

Release Date: December 7, 2012

8. 'Ruby Sparks'

Ruby Sparks
© Fox Searchlight
Starring: Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano, Antonio Banderas, Chris Messina, and Annette Bening

The Plot: Off-screen couple Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan star as a writer and his creation in this quirky romantic comedy that refuses to be put in a box. The story goes darker than most romcoms, so don't be fooled by the trailers.

Release Date: July 25, 2012

9. 'Think Like a Man'

Think Like a Man
© Screen Gems
Starring: Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, and Taraji P. Henson

The Plot: Think Like a Man follows four interconnected and diverse men whose love lives are shaken up after the ladies they are pursuing buy Harvey’s book and start taking his advice to heart. When the band of brothers realize they have been betrayed by one of their own, they conspire using the book’s insider information to turn the tables and teach the women a lesson of their own.

Release Date: April 20, 2012

10. 'This Means War'

This Means War
© 20th Century Fox
Starring: Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, and Reese Witherspoon

The Plot: All is fair in love and war, and two covert agents (Tom Hardy and Chris Pine) take that saying literally as they try to outdo one another for Reese Witherspoon's attention.

Release Date: February 14, 2012

11. 'What to Expect When You're Expecting'

What to Expect When You're Expecting
© Lionsgate Films
Starring: Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, and Joe Manganiello

The Plot: Based on the books by Heidi Murkoff, the film follows four couples as they go through all the ups and downs of pregnancy and childbirth.

Release Date: May 11, 2012

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