90s Movies The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite African American comedy films that were released in the 1990s

Prepare for a plethora of Wayans brothers, because this is a list of '90s black comedy movies, ranked from best to worst. It's time to settle once and for all just which 1990s black comedy film is the best. It won't be easy, because '90s black comedies actually cover a lot of ground, from movies that feature action and adventure to films that sprinkle romance on top of the funny stuff. With your votes, though, one African American comedy from the 1990s will emerge victorious.

What are some of the best '90s black comedy movies? No list would be complete without Friday, the classic comedy co-starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker as a pair of stoners hanging out on a crazy Friday. As for the Wayans family, Major Payne, Mo' Money, and Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood also appear on this funny 1990s African American comedy films list. They join Eddie Murphy, who is a comedy heavyweight in more ways than one thanks to The Nutty Professor.

Several hilarious franchises also began in the 1990s, including Bad Boys, House Party and Rush Hour. Sister Act is another black comedy movie released in the '90s, and it also spawned a sequel.

Vote up your favorite African American comedy movies from the 1990s and vote down the films that just aren't as good.  If we missed any classics, don't hesitate to add them. And if you've seen all of these, go ahead and rerank to create your own definitive '90s black comedy movie list!

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Friday is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
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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Bad Boys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
Bad Boys Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Martin Lawrence Bad Boys is a 1995 American action comedy film produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, producers of Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop, and directed by Michael Bay in his directorial debut. It ...more

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Rush Hour is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
Rush Hour Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker Rush Hour is a 1998 American buddy action comedy film and the first installment in the Rush Hour series, directed by Brett Ratner and starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. It was followed by ...more

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House Party is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
House Party Martin Lawrence, George Clinton, Paul O'Grady House Party is a 1990 American comedy film released by New Line Cinema. It stars Kid and Play of the popular hip hop duo Kid 'n Play, and also stars Paul Anthony, Bow-Legged Lou, and B-Fine from ...more

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Don't Be a Menace to South Cen... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Vivica A. Fox, Bernie Mac, Damon Wayans Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood is a 1996 American comedy film directed by Paris Barclay, and produced by Keenen Ivory Wayans, and also written by Wayans ...more

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Major Payne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
Major Payne Damon Wayans, Karyn Parsons, Bam Bam Bigelow Major Payne is a 1995 comedy film, starring Damon Wayans. The film is a loose remake of the 1955 film The Private War of Major Benson, starring Charlton Heston.

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Blue Streak is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
Blue Streak Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Octavia Spencer Blue Streak is a 1999 film, directed by Les Mayfield with Martin Lawrence. The director has also directed other famous films, including the remake of Miracle on Thirty-fourth Street in 1994. In ...more

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Money Talks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
Money Talks Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Chris Tucker Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Money Talks is a 1997 American action comedy film directed by Brett Ratner, starring Chris Tucker and Charlie Sheen. This film is the first of four collaborations between Brett Ratner and Chris ...more

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The Nutty Professor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
The Nutty Professor Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, Dave Chappelle The Nutty Professor is a 1996 American science fiction comedy film starring Eddie Murphy. It is a remake of the 1963 film of the same name, which starred Jerry Lewis, and was itself based on ...more

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House Party 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
House Party 2 Queen Latifah, Martin Lawrence, Iman Abdulmajid House Party 2, the sequel to the 1990 film House Party, was released in October 1991 by New Line Cinema, and returns most of the cast of the first film along with new cast members such as Queen ...more

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Boomerang is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
Boomerang Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock Boomerang is a 1992 American romantic comedy film directed by Reginald Hudlin. The film stars Eddie Murphy as Marcus Graham, a hotshot advertising executive who also happens to be an insatiable ...more

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Booty Call is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
Booty Call Jamie Foxx, Vivica A. Fox, Bernie Mac Booty Call is a 1997 comedy film, written by J. Stanford Parker and Takashi Bufford, and directed by Jeff Pollack. The film stars Jamie Foxx, Tommy Davidson, Vivica A. Fox and Tamala Jones.

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Mo' Money is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
Mo' Money Stacey Dash, Bernie Mac, Damon Wayans Mo' Money is a 1992 American criminal comedy film directed by Peter Macdonald, and written by Damon Wayans, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Stacey Dash, Joe Santos, John Diehl, ...more

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Bébé's Kids is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
Bébé's Kids Nell Carter, Tone-Lōc, Louie Anderson Bébé's Kids is a 1992 American animated comedy film produced by Reginald Hudlin and Hyperion Pictures, directed by Bruce W. Smith, and released on July 31, 1992 by Paramount ...more

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Cool Runnings is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
Cool Runnings John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau Cool Runnings is a 1993 American sports film directed by Jon Turteltaub, and starring Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba and John Candy. The film was released in the United States on ...more

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B*A*P*S is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
B*A*P*S Halle Berry, Bernie Mac, Martin Landau B*A*P*S is a 1997 comedy film written by Troy Beyer, directed by Robert Townsend, and starring Halle Berry and Martin Landau. The movie includes actors such as Bernie Mac, Natalie Reid, and Ian ...more

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Sister Act is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
Sister Act Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel Sister Act is a 1992 American comedy film released by Touchstone Pictures. Directed by Emile Ardolino, it features musical arrangements by Marc Shaiman and stars Whoopi Goldberg as a Reno lounge ...more

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Good Burger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
Good Burger Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra, Linda Cardellini Good Burger is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Brian Robbins and starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. The film evolved from the comedy sketch "Good Burger" featured on the ...more

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Dr. Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies

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Blankman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
Blankman Jason Alexander, Damon Wayans, Arsenio Hall Blankman is a 1994 American superhero comedy-parody film directed by Mike Binder and starring Damon Wayans and David Alan Grier. It was written by Wayans and J. F. Lawton, whose biggest success ...more

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Sister Act 2: Back in the Habi... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lauryn Hill, Maggie Smith Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit is a 1993 American comedy film loosely based on the life of Crenshaw High School choir instructor Iris Stevenson, and starring Whoopi Goldberg. Directed by Bill ...more

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House Party 3 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
House Party 3 Gilbert Gottfried, Bernie Mac, Chris Tucker House Party 3 is a 1994 comedy film, starring Kid 'n Play and Bernie Mac and TLC. It is the third and intended final installment of the House Party film series. This was to be the last film in ...more

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Strictly Business is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
Strictly Business Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Sam Rockwell Strictly Business is an 1991 American comedy film directed by Kevin Hooks, and starring Tommy Davidson, Joseph C. Phillips, and Halle Berry. The supporting cast includes Anne-Marie Johnson, ...more

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The Distinguished Gentleman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
The Distinguished Gentleman Eddie Murphy, James Garner, Charles S. Dutton The Distinguished Gentleman is a comedy starring Eddie Murphy. The film was directed by Jonathan Lynn. In addition to Murphy, the film stars Lane Smith, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Joe Don Baker, James ...more

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The Meteor Man is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
The Meteor Man Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones, Don Cheadle The Meteor Man is a 1993 American superhero comedy film written by, directed by, and starring Robert Townsend with supporting roles done by Marla Gibbs, Eddie Griffin, Robert Guillaume, James ...more

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Woo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
goolizap added Woo LL Cool J, Jada Pinkett Smith, Dave Chappelle Woo is a 1998 romantic comedy film, directed by Daisy V.S. Mayer, and starring Jada Pinkett Smith in the title role. Tommy Davidson co-stars. Woo was filmed in 1996.

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Bulletproof is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
Bulletproof Adam Sandler, James Caan, Monica Potter Bulletproof is a 1996 American action-comedy film directed by Ernest Dickerson, and starring Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, James Caan, and Jeep Swenson.

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Talkin' Dirty After Dark is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
Talkin' Dirty After Dark Martin Lawrence, Tommy Lister, John Witherspoon Talkin' Dirty After Dark is a comedy film starring Martin Lawrence. The film was directed by Topper Carew, who also wrote the film. Carew also directed, created, and produced Lawrence's TV show, ...more

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Ghost Dad is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
Ghost Dad Bill Cosby, Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Brandis Ghost Dad is a 1990 American fantasy comedy film directed by Sidney Poitier and starring Bill Cosby, in which a widower's spirit is able to communicate with his children after his death. It was ...more

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Another You is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '90s Black Comedy Movies
Another You Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Vanessa L. Williams Another You is a 1991 American comedy film. It was the final film pairing of Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder, neither of whom appeared again in a leading role in another film, together or apart. ...more