TheUrbanDaily 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*Ps– Meaning Black American Princesses, the film was directed by Robert Townsend in 1997. Halle Berry and Natalie Desselle starred as 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.
9. White Chicks– Keenen Ivory Wayans directed this feature in 2004 that starred his younger brothers Shawn and Marlon Wayans. What is funnier than two black male cops dressed up as spoiled wealthy 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. Marcus had it the worst. His wife decided to track him down and a buff football player decided to wife him.
8. CB4– Chris Rock and Allen Payne were the lead actors in this Tamra Davis flick. 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 was fresh out of jail and wanted his image back.
7. A Low Down Dirty Shame– In 1994, Keenen Ivory Wayans wrote, directed, and starred in “A Low Down Dirty Shame.” The titular is a detective who gets pulled back into his past to track down 15 million dollars. He also struggles with not knowing who to trust and whether to go for the money or for love when his old flame Angela reappears. This was Jada Pinkett-Smith‘s breakout role. She made the movie extremely hilarious with her wild antics as Shame’s sidekick Peaches.
6. Boomerang– In 1992, Eddie Murphy, Robin Givens and Martin Lawrence were the stars of Reginald Hudlin’s hit. 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. the women were no slouches either. Robin Givens’ character entered the film as murphy’s new boss and Halle Berry rose from an entry level position in the art department to the art director. That’s black upward mobility if we ever heard it.
5. I’m Gonna Get You Sucka– Keenen Ivory Wayans became known for his spoof movies with this 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 who is the town’s ultimate gold chain pusher.
4. How High– 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. Made in 2001, the low brow weed comedy served as Jesse Dylan’s feature film debut.
3. Don’t Be A Menace 2 Society While Drinking Your Juice In Da Hood– “Don’t Be A Menace…” put Shawn and Marlon Wayans on the map for their writing skills.Paris Barclay directed this parody about black hood movies and the stereotypes associated with them in 1996. The Wayans brothers captured the most common stereotypes about black movies and made fun of it.
2. Friday– F. Gary Gray directed Ice Cube in 1995 film debut called “Friday.” After Craig loses his job, his best friend Smokey Chris Tucker gets him into some trouble by smoking all of the local drug dealer Big Worm’s weed. Now if that was not enough, he has the fight the biggest bully in the neighborhood Deebo. Plus, how can you forget “Craig can I borrow your VCR” -Crackhead Felisha
1. Coming To America– Eddie Murphy and Aresenio Hall dazzled audiences in the John Landis directed film in 1988.. A fairy tale that may never happen. Akeem and Semmi pack their Louis Vuitton luggage and travel to Queens, NY to find a queen. The many characters Eddie Murphy played is what made the movie stand out as one of the funniest movies ever made.