Comedy

The Best Hood Comedy Movies 

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Updated April 16, 2019 665 votes 128 voters 8k views 34 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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Friday is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Ice Cube, Meagan Good, Nia Long

Released: 1995

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

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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Friday After Next is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Ice Cube, Terry Crews, Katt Williams

Released: 2002

Directed by: Marcus Raboy

Friday After Next is a 2002 comedy film directed by Marcus Raboy, starring Ice Cube and Mike Epps. It is the third film in the Friday series, and the sequel to the 2000 film Next Friday. As of ...more

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Don't Be a Menace to Sou... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Vivica A. Fox, Bernie Mac, Damon Wayans

Released: 1996

Directed by: Paris Barclay

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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Next Friday is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Mike Epps

Released: 2000

Directed by: Steve Carr

Next Friday is a 2000 American stoner comedy film, and the sequel to the 1995 film Friday. This is the first film to be produced by producer Ice Cube's film production company Cubevision. The ...more

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House Party is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Martin Lawrence, George Clinton, Paul O'Grady

Released: 1990

Directed by: Reginald Hudlin

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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How High is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Jeffrey Jones, Tracy Morgan, Lark Voorhies

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jesse Dylan

How High is a 2001 stoner film starring Method Man and Redman, written by Dustin Lee Abraham, and director Jesse Dylan's debut feature film. Despite negative reviews from critics, the film ...more

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White Men Can't Jump is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes, Rosie Perez

Released: 1992

Directed by: Ron Shelton

White Men Can't Jump is a 1992 American sports buddy comedy film written and directed by Ron Shelton, starring Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson as streetball hustlers. The film was released in ...more

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I Got the Hook Up is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Master P

Released: 1998

Directed by: Master P, Michael Martin

I Got the Hook-Up is a 1998 U.S. crime comedy film, starring Anthony Johnson, Master P, Ice Cube, C-Murder and directed by Michael Martin. This was No Limit Records' first theatrical release. ...more

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The Players Club is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Jamie Foxx, Ice Cube, Terrence Howard

Released: 1998

Directed by: Ice Cube

The Players Club is a 1998 American comedy/drama film written and directed by Ice Cube, who made his directorial debut and also has a small role in the film. The film stars Bernie Mac, Jamie ...more

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Barbershop is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Ice Cube, Eve, Janina Gavankar

Released: 2002

Directed by: Tim Story

Barbershop is a 2002 American comedy film directed by Tim Story, produced by State Street Pictures and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on September 13, 2002. Starring Ice Cube, Cedric the ...more

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Booty Call is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Jamie Foxx, Vivica A. Fox, Bernie Mac

Released: 1997

Directed by: Jeff Pollack

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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Car Wash is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Danny DeVito, Richard Pryor, George Carlin

Released: 1976

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Car Wash is a 1976 American comedy film released by Universal Pictures. The Art Linson Production was directed by Michael Schultz from a screenplay by Joel Schumacher. Starring Franklyn Ajaye, ...more

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Paper Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Paper Soldiers Stacey Dash, Michael Rapaport, Patrice O'Neal

Released: 2002

Directed by: Damon Dash, David Daniel

Paper Soldiers is a 2002 American urban crime comedy directed by Damon Dash and David Daniel. It stars Kevin Hart, Beanie Sigel, Stacey Dash, Kamal Ahmed, and rapper Jay-Z appears in a cameo ...more
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CB4 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Halle Berry, Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Rock

Released: 1993

Directed by: Tamra Davis

CB4 is a 1993 American comedy film directed by Tamra Davis, and starring Chris Rock. The film follows a fictional rap group named 'CB4', named after the prison block in which the group was ...more

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Class Act is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Pauly Shore, Karyn Parsons, Loretta Devine

Released: 1992

Directed by: Randall Miller

Class Act is a 1992 comedy film, directed by Randall Miller and starring hip-hop duo Kid 'n Play. An urban retelling of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper, the screenplay is by Cynthia ...more

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The Wash is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Eminem, Shaquille O'Neal, Snoop Dogg

Released: 2001

Directed by: DJ Pooh

The Wash is a hip hop-styled film written and directed by DJ Pooh and starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and DJ Pooh, with appearances by Eminem, Ludacris and Xzibit. The film was released on November ...more

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Barbershop 2: Back in Bu... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Queen Latifah, Ice Cube, Eve

Released: 2004

Directed by: Kevin Rodney Sullivan

Barbershop 2: Back in Business is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on February 6, 2004. A sequel to 2002's Barbershop, also ...more

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Dope is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Dope Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons

Released: 2015

Directed by: Rick Famuyiwa

Dope is a 2015 American comedy-drama coming-of-age film directed by Rick Famuyiwa. After being invited to an underground party, a geek (Shameik Moore) and his two friends are pulled into an ...more

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Janky Promoters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Ice Cube, Young Jeezy, Mike Epps

Released: 2009

Directed by: Marcus Raboy

Janky Promoters is a 2009 comedy film, re-teaming Ice Cube and Mike Epps who play as "janky" promoters who book rapper Young Jeezy to play at their concert, only to fail at doing it ...more
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3 Strikes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Meagan Good, Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson, David Alan Grier

Released: 2000

Directed by: DJ Pooh

3 Strikes is a 2000 American screwball comedy film, written and directed by DJ Pooh. The film stars Brian Hooks as Rob Douglas, a man just released from a one-year sentence in jail, who already ...more

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Barbershop: The Next Cut... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall

Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee

Barbershop: The Next Cut is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee and written by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver. It is the sequel to 2004's Barbershop 2: Back in Business and the ...more
22
Def Jam's How to Be a Pl... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Gilbert Gottfried, Bernie Mac, Lark Voorhies

Released: 1997

Directed by: Lionel C. Martin

Def Jam's How to Be a Player is a 1997 comedy film, starring Bill Bellamy, Natalie Desselle and Bernie Mac. The film was directed by Lionel C. Martin, and written by Mark Brown and Demetria ...more

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House Party 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Queen Latifah, Martin Lawrence, Iman Abdulmajid

Released: 1991

Directed by: Doug McHenry, George Jackson

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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Trippin' is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Naomi Campbell, Anthony Anderson, Donald Faison

Released: 1999

Directed by: David Raynr

Trippin' is a 1999 comedy film starring Deon Richmond, Maia Campbell, Donald Faison, and Guy Torry. The film provided one of Anthony Anderson's earliest film roles. It was directed by David
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Who's Your Caddy? is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
Lil Wayne, Jeffrey Jones, Susan Ward

Released: 2007

Directed by: Don Michael Paul

Who's Your Caddy? is a 2007 comedy film directed by Don Michael Paul, and starring Big Boi, Lil Wayne, Andy Milonakis, Faizon Love, Terry Crews, Tony Cox, Jeffrey Jones, and Jesper Parnevik. It ...more