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The Best Black Comedy Movies of the '90s  

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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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The Meteor Man is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the '90s
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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The Distinguished Gentleman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the '90s
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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Talkin' Dirty After Dark is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the '90s
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 Black Comedy Movies of the '90s
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. It was critically ...more
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Another You is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Comedy Movies of the '90s
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