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The Best Hood Comedy Movies

Updated April 16, 2019 1.3k votes 226 voters 13.7k views34 items

The best hood comedies keep you in stitches the entire time. They have larger than life characters, wacky situations, and, sometimes, an important social perspective. Funny hood movies emerged during the 1990s as a response to heavier urban dramas like Boyz N the Hood. From House Party to Friday, the top hood comedy movies have entertained audiences of all sorts with their sharp writing and skillful performances. Big stars like Kevin Hart and Jamie Foxx got early screen roles in these pictures.

Use the list below to see if your favorite hilarious films have made it near the top, or use it to find the next hood comedy you want to watch. If you don't see a hood comedy that should be included, add it to the list and see how other users are ranking it. 

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  • Friday1
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    Friday

    Ice Cube, Meagan Good

    Released1995

    Directed byF. Gary Gray

    Friday is a 1995 American stoner buddy comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray in his directorial...  more
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  • Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood2

    Released1996

    Directed byParis Barclay

    Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood is a 1996 American...  more
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  • Next Friday3
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    Next Friday

    Ice Cube, Chris Tucker

    Released2000

    Directed bySteve Carr

    Next Friday is a 2000 American stoner comedy film, and the sequel to the 1995 film Friday....  more
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  • Friday After Next4
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    Friday After Next

    Ice Cube, Terry Crews

    Released2002

    Directed byMarcus Raboy

    Friday After Next is a 2002 comedy film directed by Marcus Raboy, starring Ice Cube and Mike...  more
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  • How High5
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    How High

    Jeffrey Jones, Tracy Morgan

    Released2001

    Directed byJesse Dylan

    How High is a 2001 stoner film starring Method Man and Redman, written by Dustin Lee Abraham,...  more
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  • House Party6
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    House Party

    Martin Lawrence, George Clinton

    Released1990

    Directed byReginald Hudlin

    House Party is a 1990 American comedy film released by New Line Cinema. It stars Kid and Play...  more
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  • Barbershop7
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    Barbershop

    Ice Cube, Eve

    Released2002

    Directed byTim Story

    Barbershop is a 2002 American comedy film directed by Tim Story, produced by State Street...  more
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  • I Got the Hook Up8
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    I Got the Hook Up

    Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube

    Released1998

    Directed byMaster P, Michael Martin

    I Got the Hook-Up is a 1998 U.S. crime comedy film, starring Anthony Johnson, Master P, Ice...  more
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  • White Men Can't Jump9
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    White Men Can't Jump

    Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes

    Released1992

    Directed byRon Shelton

    White Men Can't Jump is a 1992 American sports buddy comedy film written and directed by Ron...  more
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  • The Players Club10
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    The Players Club

    Jamie Foxx, Ice Cube

    Released1998

    Directed byIce Cube

    The Players Club is a 1998 American comedy/drama film written and directed by Ice Cube, who...  more
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  • Barbershop 2: Back in Business11
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    Barbershop 2: Back in Business

    Queen Latifah, Ice Cube

    Released2004

    Directed byKevin Rodney Sullivan

    Barbershop 2: Back in Business is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed by Kevin Rodney...  more
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  • Booty Call12
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    Booty Call

    Jamie Foxx, Vivica A. Fox

    Released1997

    Directed byJeff Pollack

    Booty Call is a 1997 comedy film, written by J. Stanford Parker and Takashi Bufford, and...  more
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  • Class Act13
    15
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    Class Act

    Pauly Shore, Karyn Parsons

    Released1992

    Directed byRandall Miller

    Class Act is a 1992 comedy film, directed by Randall Miller and starring hip-hop duo Kid 'n...  more
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  • 3 Strikes14
    14
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    3 Strikes

    Meagan Good, Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson

    Released2000

    Directed byDJ Pooh

    3 Strikes is a 2000 American screwball comedy film, written and directed by DJ Pooh. The film...  more
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  • The Wash15
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    The Wash

    Eminem, Shaquille O'Neal

    Released2001

    Directed byDJ Pooh

    The Wash is a hip hop-styled film written and directed by DJ Pooh and starring Dr. Dre, Snoop...  more
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  • CB416
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    CB4

    Halle Berry, Shaquille O'Neal

    Released1993

    Directed byTamra Davis

    CB4 is a 1993 American comedy film directed by Tamra Davis, and starring Chris Rock. The film...  more
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  • Paper Soldiers17
    16
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    Paper Soldiers

    Stacey Dash, Michael Rapaport

    Released2002

    Directed byDamon Dash, David Daniel

    Paper Soldiers is a 2002 American urban crime comedy directed by Damon Dash and David Daniel....  more
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  • Def Jam's How to Be a Player18
    14
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    Def Jam's How to Be a Player

    Gilbert Gottfried, Bernie Mac

    Released1997

    Directed byLionel C. Martin

    Def Jam's How to Be a Player is a 1997 comedy film, starring Bill Bellamy, Natalie Desselle...  more
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  • Car Wash19
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    Car Wash

    Danny DeVito, Richard Pryor

    Released1976

    Directed byMichael Schultz

    Car Wash is a 1976 American comedy film released by Universal Pictures. The Art Linson...  more
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  • Janky Promoters20
    13
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    Janky Promoters

    Ice Cube, Young Jeezy

    Released2009

    Directed byMarcus Raboy

    Janky Promoters is a 2009 comedy film, re-teaming Ice Cube and Mike Epps who play as "janky"...  more
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  • Barbershop: The Next Cut21
    12
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    Barbershop: The Next Cut

    Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer

    Released2016

    Directed byMalcolm D. Lee

    Barbershop: The Next Cut is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee and written...  more
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  • House Party 222
    13
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    House Party 2

    Queen Latifah, Martin Lawrence

    Released1991

    Directed byDoug McHenry, George Jackson

    House Party 2, the sequel to the 1990 film House Party, was released in October 1991 by New...  more
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  • Dope23
    21
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    Dope

    Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori

    Released2015

    Directed byRick Famuyiwa

    Dope is a 2015 American comedy-drama coming-of-age film directed by Rick Famuyiwa. After being...  more
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  • Trippin'24
    9
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    Trippin'

    Naomi Campbell, Anthony Anderson

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid Raynr

    Trippin' is a 1999 comedy film starring Deon Richmond, Maia Campbell, Donald Faison, and Guy...  more
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  • Livin' Large25
    5
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    Livin' Large

    Loretta Devine, Julia Campbell

    Released1991

    Directed byMichael Schultz

    Livin' Large! is a 1991 comedy movie starring Terrence "T.C." Carson, Lisa Arrindell Anderson,...  more
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