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The Best Black Comedy Movies Of The 2000s

Updated January 27, 2021 2.9k votes 646 voters 68.0k views88 items

List RulesVote 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 Friday1
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    Next Friday

    Ice Cube, Chris Tucker

    Released2000

    Directed bySteve Carr

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    #14 of 27 The Funniest Movies About Weed#56 of 92 The Worst Part II Movie Sequels

  • Friday After Next2
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    Friday After Next

    Ice Cube, Terry Crews

    Released2002

    Directed byMarcus Raboy

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    #60 of 136 The Best Third Films In A Movie Series#73 of 224 The Worst Sequels Of All Time

  • Rush Hour 23
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    Rush Hour 2

    Maggie Q, Jackie Chan

    Released2001

    Directed byBrett Ratner

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    #32 of 154 The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made#42 of 151 The Most Rewatchable Comedy Movies

  • How High4
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    How High

    Jeffrey Jones, Tracy Morgan

    Released2001

    Directed byJesse Dylan

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    #1532 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies#11 of 106 The Best Stoner Movies

  • All About the Benjamins5
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    All About the Benjamins

    Eva Mendes, Ice Cube

    Released2002

    Directed byKevin Bray

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    #107 of 195 The Best Heist Movies#6 of 48 The Best R-Rated Action Comedies

  • White Chicks6
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    White Chicks

    Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans

    Released2004

    Directed byKeenen Ivory Wayans

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    #40 of 61 The Best Buddy Cop Movies#42 of 56 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies

  • Big Momma's House7
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    Big Momma's House

    Paul Giamatti, Martin Lawrence

    Released2000

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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    #18 of 57 The Funniest Movies About Cops#127 of 165 The Funniest Slapstick Movies Ever Made

  • Bad Boys II8
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    Bad Boys II

    Megan Fox, Will Smith

    Released2003

    Directed byMichael Bay

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    #46 of 101 The Best Bromance Movies#7 of 12 12 Comedy Sequels That Might Actually Be Better Than The Originals

  • Johnson Family Vacation9
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    Johnson Family Vacation

    Shannon Elizabeth, Kat Graham

    Released2004

    Directed byChristopher Erskin

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    #15 of 70 The Best Movies For Black Children#47 of 91 The Best Movies About Vacations

  • Norbit10
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    Norbit

    Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton

    Released2007

    Directed byBrian Robbins

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    #1 of 44 The Worst Movies Released on Valentine's Day#7 of 21 The Best Marlon Wayans Movies

  • Scary Movie11
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    Scary Movie

    Carmen Electra, Anna Faris

    Released2000

    Directed byKeenen Ivory Wayans

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    #62 of 65 The Best Adventure Movies for Kids#5 of 27 The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked

  • Head of State12
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    Head of State

    Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan

    Released2003

    Directed byChris Rock

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    #45 of 62 The Funniest Movies About Politics#70 of 81 The Most Patriotic Movies of All Time

  • Barbershop13
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    Barbershop

    Ice Cube, Eve

    Released2002

    Directed byTim Story

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    #12 of 34 The Best Comedies About the Workplace#98 of 159 The Best Hood Movies

  • Are We There Yet14
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    Are We There Yet

    Ice Cube, Nia Long

    Released2005

    Directed byBrian Levant

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    #130 of 144 The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made#62 of 90 The Funniest Movies About Family

  • Hitch15
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    Hitch

    Will Smith, Eva Mendes

    Released2005

    Directed byAndy Tennant

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    #91 of 126 The Greatest Date Movies Of All Time#545 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

  • The Brothers16
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    The Brothers

    Gabrielle Union, Julie Benz

    Released2001

    Directed byGary Hardwick

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    #59 of 661 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked#14 of 101 The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked

  • Black Knight17
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    Black Knight

    Martin Lawrence, Tom Wilkinson

    Released2001

    Directed byGil Junger

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    #34 of 47 The Best Time Travel Comedies, Ranked#36 of 82 The Best Knight Movies

  • Daddy Day Care18
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    Daddy Day Care

    Eddie Murphy, Lacey Chabert

    Released2003

    Directed bySteve Carr

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    #14 of 50 The Best Father-Son Movies Ever Made#8 of 40 The Best Movies About Men Raising Kids

  • The Hustle19
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    The Hustle

    Bai Ling, Brigitte Nielsen

    Released2010

    Directed byDeon Taylor

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  • What's the Worst That Could Happen?20
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    What's the Worst That Could Happen?

    Danny DeVito, Martin Lawrence

    Released2001

    Directed bySam Weisman

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  • Black Dynamite21
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    Black Dynamite

    Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall

    Released2009

    Directed byScott Sanders

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    #540 of 541 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies#486 of 625 The Greatest Action Movies Of All Time

  • The Wash22
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    The Wash

    Eminem, Shaquille O'Neal

    Released2001

    Directed byDJ Pooh

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    #15 of 38 People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them#15 of 34 The Best Hood Comedy Movies

  • Double Take23
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    Double Take

    Vivica A. Fox, Garcelle Beauvais

    Released2001

    Directed byGeorge Gallo

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  • Guess Who24
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    Guess Who

    Zoe Saldana, Ashton Kutcher

    Released2005

    Directed byKevin Rodney Sullivan

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    #392 of 782 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#7 of 31 The Greatest Comedy Movie Remakes

  • Down to Earth25
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    Down to Earth

    Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes

    Released2001

    Directed byChris Weitz, Paul Weitz

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    #26 of 27 20+ Great Movies Where Characters Swap Ages or Bodies#10 of 32 The Best Movies About Angels