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All of Tyler Perry's Madea Movies

Updated May 7, 2019 3.1k votes 424 voters 10.0k views12 items

List RulesVote up your favorite movies where Madea has made an appearance, even if it's just a cameo.

Tyler Perry has been making Madea movies for well over a decade. The Diary of a Mad Black Woman came out in 2005 and served as Madea's introduction to the world. She has since become a beloved character that is known for being tough and ornery with a vindictive nature. Nobody messes with Madea and gets away with it. She's even taken over a few holidays with two Halloween movies (Boo! A Madea Halloween and Boo 2! A Madea Halloween) and A Madea Christmas. With so many Madea movies, you can watch one a month! Check back to see new Madea movies added to the list as they come out.

Portrayed by Tyler Perry himself, he often dons costumes for other characters in the same movie. This type of multi-role humor is reminiscent of Mike Meyers in So I Married an Axe Murderer and Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor movies.  So if you are ready to laugh along with her and not at her, here is a list of all the Madea movies that have come out. What was the first Madea movie? All films are listed with their release dates, you can watch all the Madea movies in order by release or by popularity, the choice is yours. Ranked by your votes, it's time to find out which of the films is the best Madea movie of all time.

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    Diary of a Mad Black Woman is a 2005 romantic comedy-drama film written by and starring Tyler Perry, which was inspired by the play of the same name. It is Perry's debut feature film, and the first entry in the "Madea" franchise. Directed by Darren Grant, the film was released in the US on February 25, 2005. It is the only Tyler Perry scripted film not directed by Perry himself. The sequel, Madea's Family Reunion, was released on February 24, 2006....  more
    • Actors: Tyler Perry, Shemar Moore, Tamara Taylor, Cicely Tyson, Kimberly Elise
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Darren Grant
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  • Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion is a 2006 American comedy-drama film directed by Tyler Perry, based on the stage production and a sequel to Diary of a Mad Black Woman. After Madea (Tyler Perry) violates the terms of her house arrest the judge orders her to take in a troubled foster child named Nikki (Keke Palmer) in order to avoid jail, where they subsequently clash due to Nikki's bad attitude and disrespect, stemming for her poor life up to this point, including an absent father, a mother in jail, and a slew of uncaring foster homes....  more
    • Actors: Blair Underwood, Keke Palmer, Lynn Whitfield, Lisa Arrindell Anderson, Jenifer Lewis
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Tyler Perry
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    I Can Do Bad All by Myself

    Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself is a 2009 romantic musical comedy-drama film which was released on September 11, 2009. The film was directed, produced, and written by Tyler Perry, who also makes an appearance in the film as his signature character Madea. Although the film and play share the same title, the film is not an adaptation of Perry's play of the same name; the two works have different storylines....  more
    • Actors: Tyler Perry, Mary J. Blige, Taraji P. Henson, Gladys Knight, Brian J. White
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Tyler Perry
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  • Madea Goes to Jail is a 2009 parodic comedy-drama film written and directed by Tyler Perry, which was based on his 2006 play. The play and the film deal with Perry's recurring character Madea going to prison for her uncontrollable anger management problems. The play starred Tyler Perry as Madea, Cassi Davis as Ella Kincaid and Cheryl Pepsii Riley as Wanda....  more
    • Actors: Sofía Vergara, Whoopi Goldberg, Tyler Perry, Al Sharpton, Elisabeth Hasselbeck
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Tyler Perry
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