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List Rules Vote up the greatest comedies starring people of color, made primarily for black audiences.

Some of the funniest movies ever made feature talented casts of African American actors and actresses. The top black comedies spotlight quick-witted characters and hilarious situations, all with a focus on family and friendship. This is a list of the greatest funny black movies including everything from The Nutty Professor to How High to Think Like A Man.

What films will you find on this list of African American comedy movies? In Coming to America, Eddie Murphy stars as an African prince seeking his true love and queen in New York City. Murphy and his co-star Arsenio Hall played multiple roles in this classic comedy. Barbershop is another crowd-pleasing hit, and Friday - starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker - is a hilarious look at a day in the life of two good friends. Other great films featured on this list include Beverly Hills Cop, A Madea Christmas, and House Party.

Which movie do you think is the funniest? Take a look at this list and give the best films a thumbs up to make sure they end up in the top spot.

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Friday is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
Friday Ice Cube, Meagan Good, Nia Long

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Girls Trip Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish

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Coming to America is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
Coming to America Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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Barbershop is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
Barbershop Ice Cube, Eve, Janina Gavankar

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Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
Life Eddie Murphy, Poppy Montgomery, Martin Lawrence

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Rush Hour is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
Rush Hour Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker

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White Chicks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
White Chicks Evangeline Lilly, Jaime King, Jennifer Carpenter

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Think Like A Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
Think Like A Man Chris Brown, Gabrielle Union, Kelly Rowland

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Harlem Nights is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
Guest_8118790c-94c9-4e55-bfd1-b37af2f798fc added Harlem Nights Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall

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House Party is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
House Party Martin Lawrence, George Clinton, Paul O'Grady

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Blue Streak is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
Blue Streak Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Octavia Spencer

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How High is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
How High Jeffrey Jones, Tracy Morgan, Lark Voorhies

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Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
Trading Places Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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The Nutty Professor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
The Nutty Professor Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, Dave Chappelle

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Hitch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
Hitch Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Paula Patton

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Beverly Hills Cop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
Beverly Hills Cop Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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Class Act is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
Class Act Pauly Shore, Karyn Parsons, Loretta Devine

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Cool Runnings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
Cool Runnings John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

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Money Talks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
Money Talks Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Chris Tucker

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Madea's Big Happy Family is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
Madea's Big Happy Family Tyler Perry, Bow Wow, Lauren London

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Beauty Shop is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
Beauty Shop Alicia Silverstone, Queen Latifah, Kevin Bacon

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Black Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
Guest_8118790c-94c9-4e55-bfd1-b37af2f798fc added Black Dynamite Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall, Salli Richardson

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Madea Goes to Jail is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
Madea Goes to Jail Sofía Vergara, Whoopi Goldberg, Tyler Perry

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Brown Sugar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
Brown Sugar Queen Latifah, Mos Def, Method Man

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A Madea Christmas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
A Madea Christmas Tyler Perry, Chad Michael Murray, Tika Sumpter

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Last Holiday is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
Last Holiday Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Alicia Witt

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Pootie Tang is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
Pootie Tang Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristen Bell, Chris Rock

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The Honeymooners is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made
The Honeymooners Gabrielle Union, John Leguizamo, Regina Hall