The Best Tyler Perry Movies

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Over 700 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Tyler Perry Movies
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Tyler Perry has earned his place as one of the most successful and influential figures in the entertainment industry. With a unique blend of comedy, drama, romance, and spirituality, Perry's movies have consistently drawn large audiences and garnered critical acclaim. His groundbreaking style often features strong African American characters navigating complex emotional journeys while tackling social issues. Furthermore, Perry's films are known for their heartwarming moments and life lessons that resonate with people from all walks of life.

Many fans particularly enjoy Tyler Perry's series of films featuring the iconic character "Madea," played by Perry himself. Madea is a tough-talking, no-nonsense grandmother who has become synonymous with laughter and unforgettable moments. From Diary of a Mad Black Woman to Madea Goes to Jail, each film offers a delightful mix of humor and wisdom that keeps audiences coming back for more. But it's not just Madea that makes Tyler Perry's movies worth watching; other notable titles like Why Did I Get Married? and I Can Do Bad All By Myself showcase Perry's ability to craft compelling stories that explore love, betrayal, forgiveness, and redemption.

So now it's your turn! Which Tyler Perry movie do you think deserves the number one spot on our ranked list? Will it be one of Madea's hilarious escapades or maybe one of his more dramatic works? Take a moment to reflect on your favorite scenes and characters from these cinematic gems before casting your vote. Together we'll celebrate the undeniable talent and creative genius that is Tyler Perry.

Latest additions: Daddy's Little Girls, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, The Single Moms Club
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  • Nobody's Fool
    1
    Tyler Perry
    44 votes
    • Actors: Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Whoopi Goldberg, Amber Riley
    • Released: 2018

    Tyler Perry's 2018 romantic comedy Nobody's Fool features an all-star cast including Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, and Whoopi Goldberg. With Perry writing and directing this hilarious tale of sisters reconnecting and discovering their true selves in the process, it's no surprise that the film was a hit at the box office with earnings exceeding $31 million. As one of Hollywood's most successful filmmakers, Tyler Perry continues to deliver entertaining stories with unforgettable characters that resonate with audiences worldwide.

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  • Acrimony
    2
    Tyler Perry
    74 votes
    • Actors: Taraji P. Henson, Lyriq Bent, Ajiona Alexus, Antonio Madison, Crystle Stewart
    • Released: 2018

    Acrimony, released in 2018, is one of Tyler Perry's most thrilling and emotionally charged films. Starring Taraji P. Henson as the lead character Melinda, the movie showcases Henson's powerful acting skills as she portrays a woman scorned by her unfaithful husband. As both writer and director, Perry masterfully tells a story of love gone wrong and the lengths one will go for revenge. The film grossed over $46 million at the box office, proving once again that Perry's storytelling abilities can captivate audiences across genres. Acrimony has since become a popular entry in his impressive filmography.

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  • The Single Moms Club
    3
    13 votes
    • Actors: Nia Long, Amy Smart, Cocoa Brown, Terry Crews, William Levy
    • Released: 2014

    With 2014's The Single Moms Club, Tyler Perry brought together a diverse group of actresses including Nia Long, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Amy Smart to tell the story of five single mothers who find support in one another. As writer, director, and producer of this comedy-drama film, Perry crafted a heartwarming tale that resonated with many viewers. Though not as commercially successful as some of his other films (grossing about $16 million), The Single Moms Club still stands out for its exploration of friendship and motherhood.

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  • Diary of a Mad Black Woman
    4
    204 votes
    • Actors: Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris, Shemar Moore, Tamara Taylor, Lisa Marcos
    • Released: 2005

    Released in 2005 as his feature film debut, Diary of a Mad Black Woman introduced the world to Tyler Perry's signature character, Madea. The film stars Kimberly Elise in a powerful performance as Helen, a woman rebuilding her life after her husband leaves her for another woman. With Perry writing, and co-starring as Madea and other characters, this film paved the way for his future success. Diary of a Mad Black Woman earned more than $50 million at the box office and has since become a beloved classic in Perry's extensive film catalog.

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  • I Can Do Bad All by Myself
    5

    I Can Do Bad All by Myself

    Tyler Perry
    146 votes
    • Actors: Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Adam Rodriguez, Brian White, Hope Olaide Wilson
    • Released: 2009

    In 2009’s I Can Do Bad All by Myself, Tyler Perry showcased his knack for combining humor with profound life lessons through unforgettable characters like Madea (played by himself). The film boasts an incredible cast featuring Taraji P. Henson alongside Adam Rodriguez, Mary J. Blige, and Gladys Knight. The heartfelt story demonstrates how opening up to others can ignite personal growth even when faced with adversity. Grossing over $51 million at the box office, I Can Do Bad All By Myself further solidified Perry’s reputation as a creative force in Hollywood.

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  • Good Deeds
    6
    Tyler Perry
    127 votes
    • Actors: Tyler Perry, Thandiwe Newton, Gabrielle Union, Phylicia Rashad, Brian White
    • Released: 2012

    Tyler Perry took on multiple roles yet again with Good Deeds (2012), where he wrote, directed, produced and starred alongside Thandiwe Newton and Gabrielle Union. This romantic drama tells the story of a wealthy businessman who becomes unexpectedly involved in the life of a struggling single mother. Perry’s ability to create relatable characters and explore themes of love, sacrifice, and redemption resulted in a box office success, grossing over $35 million.

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