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The Best Black Comedy Movies Of The 2000s

Updated October 14, 2020 3.0k votes 634 voters 67.1k views35 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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  • Friday After Next2
    133
    29

    Friday After Next

    Ice Cube, Terry Crews

    Released2002

    Directed byMarcus Raboy

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  • Hitch3
    110
    23

    Hitch

    Will Smith, Eva Mendes

    Released2005

    Directed byAndy Tennant

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  • How High4
    117
    32

    How High

    Jeffrey Jones, Tracy Morgan

    Released2001

    Directed byJesse Dylan

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  • Rush Hour 25
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    Rush Hour 2

    Maggie Q, Jackie Chan

    Released2001

    Directed byBrett Ratner

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  • White Chicks6
    113
    32

    White Chicks

    Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans

    Released2004

    Directed byKeenen Ivory Wayans

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  • All About the Benjamins7
    91
    18

    All About the Benjamins

    Eva Mendes, Ice Cube

    Released2002

    Directed byKevin Bray

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  • Big Momma's House8
    81
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    Big Momma's House

    Paul Giamatti, Martin Lawrence

    Released2000

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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  • Bad Boys II9
    97
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    Bad Boys II

    Megan Fox, Will Smith

    Released2003

    Directed byMichael Bay

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    #188 of 224 The Worst Sequels Of All Time#31 of 68 The Best Comedy Movie Sequels

  • Johnson Family Vacation10
    67
    23

    Johnson Family Vacation

    Shannon Elizabeth, Kat Graham

    Released2004

    Directed byChristopher Erskin

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  • Norbit11
    69
    30

    Norbit

    Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton

    Released2007

    Directed byBrian Robbins

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  • Head of State12
    51
    22

    Head of State

    Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan

    Released2003

    Directed byChris Rock

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    #45 of 62 The Funniest Movies About Politics#68 of 81 The Most Patriotic Movies of All Time

  • Barbershop13
    82
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    Barbershop

    Ice Cube, Eve

    Released2002

    Directed byTim Story

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  • The Wash14
    43
    17

    The Wash

    Eminem, Shaquille O'Neal

    Released2001

    Directed byDJ Pooh

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  • The Brothers15
    39
    13

    The Brothers

    Gabrielle Union, Julie Benz

    Released2001

    Directed byGary Hardwick

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  • Are We There Yet16
    52
    29

    Are We There Yet

    Ice Cube, Nia Long

    Released2005

    Directed byBrian Levant

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    #196 of 629 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked#52 of 100 The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made

  • Black Knight17
    43
    22

    Black Knight

    Martin Lawrence, Tom Wilkinson

    Released2001

    Directed byGil Junger

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  • Madea's Family Reunion18
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  • Daddy Day Care19
    33
    16

    Daddy Day Care

    Eddie Murphy, Lacey Chabert

    Released2003

    Directed bySteve Carr

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    #380 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies#16 of 50 The Best Father-Son Movies Ever Made

  • The Hustle20
    37
    22

    The Hustle

    Bai Ling, Brigitte Nielsen

    Released2010

    Directed byDeon Taylor

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  • What's the Worst That Could Happen?21
    30
    15

    What's the Worst That Could Happen?

    Danny DeVito, Martin Lawrence

    Released2001

    Directed bySam Weisman

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  • Scary Movie22
    49
    46

    Scary Movie

    Carmen Electra, Anna Faris

    Released2000

    Directed byKeenen Ivory Wayans

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  • Mr. 300023
    24
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    Mr. 3000

    Carmen Electra, Jay Leno

    Released2004

    Directed byCharles Stone III

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  • Black Dynamite24
    32
    26

    Black Dynamite

    Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall

    Released2009

    Directed byScott Sanders

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  • The Adventures of Pluto Nash25
    33
    27

    The Adventures of Pluto Nash

    Eddie Murphy, Alec Baldwin

    Released2002

    Directed byRon Underwood

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