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The Best Hood Comedy Movies

Updated April 16, 2019 983 votes 155 voters 9.7k 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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    Friday is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Friday After Next is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Don't Be a Menace to South Cen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies

    Released1996

    Directed byParis Barclay

    Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood is a 1996 American... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Next Friday is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    How High is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    House Party is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    White Men Can't Jump is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    I Got the Hook Up is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Barbershop is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Players Club is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Paper Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Car Wash is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Booty Call is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 14
    Class Act is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Barbershop 2: Back in Business is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    CB4 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Wash is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Dope is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    3 Strikes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    House Party 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Janky Promoters is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Def Jam's How to Be a Player is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Ride is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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    Ride

    Snoop Dogg, Cedric the Entertainer

    Released1998

    Directed byMillicent Shelton

    Ride is a 1998 American comedy film, written and directed by Millicent Shelton. The film stars... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Barbershop: The Next Cut is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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    Barbershop: The Next Cut

    Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer

    Directed byMalcolm D. Lee

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    Trippin' is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hood Comedy Movies
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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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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