TUD has compiled a list of 10 funny black movies. These movies provide nothing but laughs from beginning to end. Most of the movie titles are comedy but they also display some real life issues. I guess that is what make these movies so hilarious. The thing about black movies, they always seem to be about stereotypes of how black people are in real life. It can be pretty funny when you watch a black movie that makes fun of those stereotypes letting the world know that all black people are not the way we are portrayed in movies.
Check out the list below and tell us about your experience while watching these funny black movies.
10. B*a*p*s– Black American Princesses directed by Robert Townsend in 1997 starring Halle Berry and Natalie Desselle. Two females from Atlanta move to L.A. with a dollar and a dream. Niecy wants to be a professional dancer while Mickey thinks she is the next Monifah and black Martha Stewart in the kitchen. Watching Halle Berry dance was hilarious. Too bad we may never get to see her play a role like this again. I for one thought it was refreshing to see her in a comedy.
9. White Chicks– Directed by Keenan Ivory Wayans in 2004. Starring Shawn and Marlon Wayans. Now what is more funny than two black male cops dressed up as rich spoiled rotted white girls. Things got a bit crazy when Kevin and Marcus were assigned to protect the girls on their trip to the Hamptons for the weekend. Too bad for Marcus his wife decided to track him down and a buff football player decided to wife him.
8. CB4– Directed by Tamra Davis in 1993 starring Chris Rock and Allen Payne. MC Gusto played by Chris Rock decided to take on a real life gangster’s persona and form a rap group with his two friends. Too bad for him the real Gusto hot out of jail and wanted his image back.
7. A Low Down Dirty Shame– Directed by and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans in 1994. Also starring Jada Pinkett-Smith who made the movie extremely hilarious with her wild antics. Shame a detective gets pulled back into his past to track down 15 million dollars. The love of his life Angela resurfaces but she doesn’t get too far thanks to Peaches.
6. Boomerang– Directed by Reginald Hudlin in 1992 starring Eddie Murphy, Robin Givens and Martin Lawrence. This romantic comedy may have been more funny than romantic. The great thing about this movie was you saw successful black people in a corporate setting. Marcus played by Eddie played a successful advertising executive.
5. I’m Gonna Get You Sucka– Directed and starring Keenan Ivory Wayans in 1988. A parody of blaxploitation movies. Jack Spade a black hero wannabe gets together with former black heroes from the 70s to help him take down Mr. Big.
4. How High– Directed by Jesse Dylan in 2001. Starring rappers Method Man and Redman as two college freshman. These two take over the campus of Harvard after cheating on the SATs with the help of a dead friend who burned himself to death due to smoking a blunt and falling asleep.
3. Don’t Be A Menace 2 Society While Drinking Your Juice In Da Hood– Directed by Paris Barclay in 1996 starring and written by Shawn and Marlon Wayans. A parody about black hood movies and the stereotypes about black people. The Wayans brothers captured the most common stereotypes about black movies and made fun of it.
2. Friday– Directed by and starring rapper Ice Cube in 1995. After Craig loses his job his best friend Smokey played by comedian Chris Tucker get him into some trouble by smoking all of Big Worms weed. Now if that was not enough, he has the fight the biggest bully in the neighborhood Deebo. “Craig can I borrow your VCR” -Crackhead Felisha
1. Coming To America– Directed by John Landis in 1988 starring Eddie Murphy and Aresenio Hall. A fairy tale that may never happen. Hakim and Semmi pack their Louis Vuitton luggage and travel to Queens, NY to find a Queen. What made this movie so funny was the many characters Eddie Murphy played.