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List Rules Vote up your favorite African American comedy films that were released in the 2000s

The 2000s were a golden age for comedies starring African American actors. This list ranks '00s black comedy movies from best to worst, so your votes decide whether Ice Cube, Will Smith, or Eddie Murphy films are the finest that the decade had to offer. Murphy ruled previous decades, but in the 2000s, black comedy movies presented him with plenty of competition.

What are some of the top '00s black comedy movies? Barbershop has to be part of the conversation about African American films from the 2000s. Ice Cube stars as the film's protagonist, but Cedric the Entertainer steals every scene he's in as the veteran barber in residence, Eddie. Other funny Ice Cube movies like Next Friday and Are We There Yet? appear on this great '00s black comedy film list as well.

Big Momma's House and Down to Earth starring Martin Lawrence and Chris Rock, respectively, are also funny black comedies that were released in the 2000s. Pootie Tang was a box office flop when it was originally released in 2001, but has gone on to become a cult classic over the years.

How many '00s black comedy films have held up as well as Pootie Tang? Let the world know by voting up the best '00s black comedy movies and voting down the comedies that just aren't worth revisiting. If you've seen all of them, then help out your fellow movie lovers by reranking and creating your own 2000s black comedy movies list!
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Next Friday is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Next Friday Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Mike Epps Next Friday is a 2000 American stoner comedy film, and the sequel to the 1995 film Friday. This is the first film to be produced by producer Ice Cube's film production company Cubevision. The ...more

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Friday is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Friday Ice Cube, Meagan Good, Nia Long Friday is a 1995 American stoner buddy comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray in his directorial debut, and starring Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Bernie Mac, Tiny 'Zeus' Lister Jr, and John ...more

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Rush Hour 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Rush Hour 2 Maggie Q, Jackie Chan, Zhang Ziyi Rush Hour 2 is a 2001 martial arts buddy action comedy film. This is the second installment in the Rush Hour series. A sequel to the 1998 film Rush Hour, the film stars Jackie Chan and Chris ...more

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Friday After Next is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Friday After Next Ice Cube, Terry Crews, Katt Williams Friday After Next is a 2002 comedy film directed by Marcus Raboy, starring Ice Cube and Mike Epps. It is the third film in the Friday series, and the sequel to the 2000 film Next Friday. As of ...more

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Barbershop is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Barbershop Ice Cube, Eve, Janina Gavankar Barbershop is a 2002 American comedy film directed by Tim Story, produced by State Street Pictures and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on September 13, 2002. Starring Ice Cube, Cedric the ...more

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Bad Boys II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Bad Boys II Megan Fox, Will Smith, Dan Marino Bad Boys II is a 2003 American action-comedy film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Martin Lawrence and Will Smith. The film is a sequel to the 1995 film Bad ...more

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How High is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
How High Jeffrey Jones, Tracy Morgan, Lark Voorhies How High is a 2001 stoner film starring Method Man and Redman, written by Dustin Lee Abraham, and director Jesse Dylan's debut feature film. Despite negative reviews from critics, the film ...more

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White Chicks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
White Chicks Evangeline Lilly, Jaime King, Jennifer Carpenter White Chicks is a 2004 American buddy cop comedy film written, produced and directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, and also written and produced by Wayans brothers Shawn and Marlon Wayans, who also ...more

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Big Momma's House is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Big Momma's House Paul Giamatti, Martin Lawrence, Nia Long Big Momma's House is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Raja Gosnell, written by Darryl Quarles and Don Rhymer, and starring Martin Lawrence as FBI agent Malcolm Turner. The majority of the ...more

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All About the Benjamins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
All About the Benjamins Eva Mendes, Ice Cube, Anthony Michael Hall All About the Benjamins is a 2002 American action comedy film directed by Kevin Bray, and starring Ice Cube and Mike Epps as a bounty hunter and repeat offender who join forces to find a group ...more

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Head of State is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Head of State Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Bernie Mac Head of State is a 2003 comedy film directed, written by, and starring Chris Rock and co-starring Bernie Mac. It marked the directorial debut of Rock, who had previously worked as a writer, ...more

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Class Act is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Louise Mit added Class Act Pauly Shore, Karyn Parsons, Loretta Devine Class Act is a 1992 comedy film, directed by Randall Miller and starring hip-hop duo Kid 'n Play. An urban retelling of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper, the screenplay is by Cynthia ...more

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Johnson Family Vacation is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Johnson Family Vacation Shannon Elizabeth, Kat Graham, Vanessa L. Williams Johnson Family Vacation is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Christopher Erskin. It stars Cedric the Entertainer, Vanessa Williams, Bow Wow, Gabby Soleil, Shannon Elizabeth, Solange ...more

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Hitch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Hitch Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Paula Patton Hitch is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant and starring Will Smith. The film, which was written by Kevin Bisch, co-stars Eva Mendes, Kevin James, and Amber Valletta. Smith ...more

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Undercover Brother is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Undercover Brother Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Dave Chappelle Undercover Brother is a 2002 American action comedy film starring Eddie Griffin and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The screenplay is by Michael McCullers and co-executive producer John Ridley, who ...more

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Car Wash is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Louise Mit added Car Wash Danny DeVito, Richard Pryor, George Carlin Car Wash is a 1976 American comedy film released by Universal Pictures. The Art Linson Production was directed by Michael Schultz from a screenplay by Joel Schumacher. Starring Franklyn Ajaye, ...more

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The Brothers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
The Brothers Gabrielle Union, Julie Benz, Shemar Moore The Brothers is a 2001 romantic comedy starring Morris Chestnut, D.L. Hughley, Bill Bellamy, and Shemar Moore. The film was written and directed by Gary Hardwick, who has directed other films ...more

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Are We There Yet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Are We There Yet Ice Cube, Nia Long, Tracy Morgan Are We There Yet? is a 2005 American/Canadian road family comedy film directed by Brian Levant and starring Ice Cube. It was produced by Revolution Studios and distributed by Columbia Pictures. ...more

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What's the Worst That Could Ha... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
What's the Worst That Could Happen? Danny DeVito, Martin Lawrence, Bernie Mac What's the Worst That Could Happen? is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Sam Weisman and starring Martin Lawrence and Danny DeVito. Loosely based on the book of the same name by Donald E. ...more

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Scary Movie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Scary Movie Carmen Electra, Anna Faris, Shannon Elizabeth Scary Movie is a 2000 horror comedy spoof film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. It is an American dark comedy that heavily parodies the horror, slasher, and mystery genres. Several mid- and ...more

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Down to Earth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Down to Earth Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, Jennifer Coolidge Down to Earth is a 2001 comedy film directed by Chris and Paul Weitz and written by Chris Rock and Louis C.K. It is the third film adaptation based on Harry Segall's stageplay Heaven Can Wait, ...more

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Black Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Black Dynamite Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall, Salli Richardson Black Dynamite is a 2009 American action comedy film starring Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson, Arsenio Hall, Kevin Chapman, and Tommy Davidson. The film was directed by Scott Sanders and ...more

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Daddy Day Care is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Daddy Day Care Eddie Murphy, Lacey Chabert, Elle Fanning Daddy Day Care is a 2003 American comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and co-starring Jeff Garlin, Steve Zahn, Regina King, Anjelica Huston and Lacey Chabert. Written by Geoff Rodkey and directed ...more

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Black Knight is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Black Knight Martin Lawrence, Tom Wilkinson, Daniella Alonso Black Knight is a 2001 American comedy film starring Martin Lawrence. The film was directed by Gil Junger, whose experience was primarily with television sitcoms. In addition to Lawrence, Black ...more

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Norbit is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Norbit Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Cuba Gooding Jr. Norbit is a 2007 American romantic comedy film directed by Brian Robbins, and written and produced by Eddie Murphy, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Thandie Newton, Terry Crews, ...more

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Madea's Family Reunion is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Madea's Family Reunion Madea's Family Reunion is a 2006 comedy-drama film directed by Tyler Perry, based on his play and a sequel to Diary of a Mad Black Woman. While planning her family reunion, a pistol-packing ...more

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Mr. 3000 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Mr. 3000 Carmen Electra, Jay Leno, Angela Bassett Mr. 3000 is a 2004 American sports comedy film starring Bernie Mac and Angela Bassett. The film's plot surrounds a retired Major League Baseball player who makes a comeback at age 47 in order to ...more

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The Hustle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Louise Mit added The Hustle Bai Ling, Brigitte Nielsen, David Alan Grier The Hustle is a 2010 comedy film directed by Deon Taylor. Disenchanted pest sprayer and single dad Freddie Manning is always trying to hustle a tiny bit more from his disappointing life when he ...more

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Guess Who is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Guess Who Zoe Saldana, Ashton Kutcher, Bernie Mac Guess Who is a 2005 American comedy film about race relations directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan. It is a loose remake of the 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, in the form of a romantic ...more

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The Wash is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
The Wash Eminem, Shaquille O'Neal, Snoop Dogg The Wash is a hip hop-styled film written and directed by DJ Pooh and starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and DJ Pooh, with appearances by Eminem, Ludacris and Xzibit. The film was released on November ...more

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Double Take is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Double Take Vivica A. Fox, Garcelle Beauvais, Eddie Griffin Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Double Take is a 2001 action comedy film starring Eddie Griffin and Orlando Jones. Double Take was inspired by the 1957 drama Across the Bridge, which was in turn based on a short story by ...more

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D.C. Cab is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Louise Mit added D.C. Cab Bill Maher, Gary Busey, Mr. T D.C. Cab is a 1983 comedy film, starring Mr. T, Max Gail, Adam Baldwin, Gary Busey and Irene Cara. The film was co-written and directed by Joel Schumacher. The R-rated comedy was controversial ...more

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The Ladies Man is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
The Ladies Man Julianne Moore, Will Ferrell, Tiffani Thiessen The Ladies Man is a 2000 American comedy film that stars actor, comedian and former Saturday Night Live cast member Tim Meadows. It was directed by Reginald Hudlin. The movie focuses on the ...more

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Snow Dogs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Snow Dogs Cuba Gooding Jr., James Coburn, Michael Bolton Snow Dogs is a 2002 American comedy film directed by Brian Levant, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and James Coburn. The film was released in the United States on January 18, 2002 by Walt Disney ...more

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The Adventures of Pluto Nash is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
The Adventures of Pluto Nash Eddie Murphy, Alec Baldwin, Rosario Dawson The Adventures of Pluto Nash is a 2002 Australian-American science fiction comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Eddie Murphy.

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Pootie Tang is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Pootie Tang Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristen Bell, Chris Rock Pootie Tang is a 2001 American comedy film written and directed by Louis C.K. Adapted from a comedy sketch that first appeared on The Chris Rock Show, the character Pootie Tang is a satire of ...more

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The Haunted Mansion is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
The Haunted Mansion Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Tilly, Terence Stamp The Haunted Mansion is a 2003 American fantasy comedy film based on the attraction of the same name at Disney theme parks. The film was directed by Rob Minkoff, written by David Berenbaum and ...more

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House Party 4: Down to the Las... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute Meagan Good, Kym Whitley, Marques Houston House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute is a 2001 American comedy film. It is the stand-alone fourth installment in the House Party film series as it has no connection to any of the preceding ...more

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Underclassman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
Underclassman Kelly Hu, Roselyn S├ínchez, Nick Cannon Underclassman is a 2005 action comedy film directed by Marcos Siega, and stars Nick Cannon, Shawn Ashmore, Roselyn Sánchez, Kelly Hu, Hugh Bonneville, and Cheech Marin. It was released on ...more