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The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s  

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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
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 After Next is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
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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Bad Boys II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
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) 4 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
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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Rush Hour 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
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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All About the Benjamins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
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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White Chicks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
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) 8 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
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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Barbershop is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
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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Johnson Family Vacation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
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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Norbit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
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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Hitch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
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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Are We There Yet is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
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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Scary Movie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
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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Head of State is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
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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Undercover Brother is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
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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The Brothers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
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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The Wash is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
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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Black Knight is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
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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Daddy Day Care is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
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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Madea's Family Reunion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
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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Guess Who is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
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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Double Take is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
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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The Hustle is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Down to Earth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the 2000s
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