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The Best Tyler Perry Movies 

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List of the best Tyler Perry movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Tyler Perry's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Tyler Perry movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Tyler Perry movies will be at the top of the list. Tyler Perry has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Tyler Perry movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Tyler Perry films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Tyler Perry role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Tyler Perry performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Items on this list include Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Gone Girl.

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Madea Goes to Jail is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
Sofía Vergara, Whoopi Goldberg, Tyler Perry

Released: 2009

Directed by: Tyler Perry

Madea Goes to Jail is a 2009 parodic comedy-drama film written and directed by Tyler Perry, which was based on his 2006 play. The play and the film deal with Perry's recurring character Madea ...more

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Diary of a Mad Black Wom... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
Tyler Perry, Shemar Moore, Tamara Taylor

Released: 2005

Directed by: Darren Grant

Diary of a Mad Black Woman is a 2005 romantic comedy-drama film written by and starring Tyler Perry, which was inspired by the play of the same name. It is Perry's debut feature film, and the ...more

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Why Did I Get Married? ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
Janet Jackson, Tyler Perry, Jill Scott

Released: 2007

Directed by: Tyler Perry

Why Did I Get Married? is a 2007 comedy-drama film adaptation written, produced, directed, and starring Tyler Perry, which was inspired by his play of the same name. The film stars Janet ...more

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Tyler Perry's Madea's Fa... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
Blair Underwood, Keke Palmer, Lynn Whitfield

Released: 2006

Directed by: Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion is a 2006 American comedy-drama film directed by Tyler Perry, based on the stage production and a sequel to Diary of a Mad Black Woman. After Madea (Tyler ...more

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The Family That Preys is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Kathy Bates

Released: 2008

Directed by: Tyler Perry

The Family That Preys is a 2008 American movie drama written, produced, and directed by Tyler Perry. The screenplay focuses on two families, one wealthy and the other working class, whose lives ...more

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I Can Do Bad All by Myse... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
I Can Do Bad All by Myself Tyler Perry, Mary J. Blige, Taraji P. Henson

Released: 2009

Directed by: Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself is a 2009 romantic musical comedy-drama film which was released on September 11, 2009. The film was directed, produced, and written by Tyler Perry, who ...more

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Madea's Big Happy Family... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
Tyler Perry, Bow Wow, Lauren London

Released: 2011

Directed by: Tyler Perry

Madea's Big Happy Family is a 2011 comedy-drama film written and directed by Tyler Perry.

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A Madea Family Funeral ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely

Released: 2019

Directed by: Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral is 2019 American comedy film written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry. It is the eleventh and reportedly final installment of the Madea film series. ...more
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Good Deeds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
Rebecca Romijn, Gabrielle Union, Tyler Perry

Released: 2012

Directed by: Tyler Perry

The film opens up with Wesley Deeds (Tyler Perry), the rich entrepreneur of the family-owned Deeds Corporation, getting dressed for work. His fiancée, Natalie (Gabrielle Union) fixes ...more
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Meet the Browns is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
Sofía Vergara, Tyler Perry, Angela Bassett

Released: 2008

Directed by: Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns is a 2008 romantic comedy-drama film released by Lionsgate on March 21, 2008. The film was based on the play of the same name by Tyler Perry.

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Why Did I Get Married To... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
Dwayne Johnson, Janet Jackson, Tyler Perry

Released: 2010

Directed by: Tyler Perry

Why Did I Get Married Too? is a 2010 American comedy-drama film produced by Lionsgate and Tyler Perry Studios and stars Janet Jackson, Tyler Perry, and Tasha Smith. It is the sequel to Why Did I ...more

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Madea's Witness Protecti... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
Madea's Witness Protection Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards, Tyler Perry

Released: 2012

Directed by: Tyler Perry

Madea's Witness Protection is a 2012 comedy film directed, written, and produced by Tyler Perry. This was the fourteenth film in the Tyler Perry film franchise and the fourth in the Madea ...more

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I Can Do Bad All By Myse... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
Tyler Perry, Tamela Mann, David Mann

Released: 2002

Directed by: Tyler Perry

I Can Do Bad All By Myself is a 2002 video of the stage play with the same name directed by Tyler Perry.
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Madea's Class Reunion is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
Madea's Class Reunion Tyler Perry, Tamela Mann, David Mann

Released: 2003

Directed by: Tyler Perry

Madea's Class Reunion is a 2003 play, directed, written by, and starring Tyler Perry. The live performance that was released on DVD was taped in Detroit.
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Boo! A Madea Halloween ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies

Directed by: Tyler Perry

Boo! A Madea Halloween is a 2016 American comedy horror film directed, written, starring and co-produced by Tyler Perry. A series of Halloween pranks tend to turn into more than what the ...more
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A Madea Christmas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
Chad Michael Murray, Sweet Brown

Released: 2013

Directed by: Tyler Perry

A Madea Christmas is a 2013 American Christmas comedy film directed, written, produced by and starring Tyler Perry. This is the first Christmas themed film from the prolific writer-director; and ...more

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Boo 2! A Madea Halloween... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely

Directed by: Tyler Perry

Boo 2! A Madea Halloween is a 2017 American comedy horror film written and directed by Tyler Perry. Madea (Perry), Bam (Cassi Davis), and Hattie (Patrice Lovely) venture to a haunted campground ...more
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Alex Cross is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
Tyler Perry, Rachel Nichols, Matthew Fox

Released: 2012

Directed by: Rob Cohen

I, Alex Cross is a 2012 mystery thriller film directed by Rob Cohen.

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Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder

Released: 2009

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Star Trek is a 2009 science fiction film directed by J. J. Abrams, written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, and produced by Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk. It is the eleventh film based on the ...more

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Celebration of Gospel: T... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
Celebration of Gospel: Taking You Higher Tyler Perry, Fantasia, Kirk Franklin

Released: 2006

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
Megan Fox, Stephen Amell, Will Arnett

Directed by: Dave Green

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is a 2016 American science fiction action comedy film based on the Mirage Studios characters the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the sixth film ...more
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The Star is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
The Star Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi

Directed by: Timothy Reckart

The Star is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated Christian adventure comedy film directed by Timothy Reckart. A small but brave donkey (Steven Yeun) and his animal friends become the unsung ...more
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Gone Girl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

Released: 2014

Directed by: David Fincher

Gone Girl is a 2014 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher and adapted by Gillian Flynn from her 2012 novel of the same name. It stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Set ...more

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A Fall from Grace is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
Crystal Fox, Phylicia Rashad, Bresha Webb

Released: 2020

Directed by: Tylery Perry

Tyler Perry's A Fall from Grace is a 2020 American thriller film directed by Tyler Perry. A longtime upstanding citizen of her Virginia community, Grace Waters (Crystal Fox) feel invigorated by ...more
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Brain on Fire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tyler Perry Movies
Brain on Fire Chloë Grace Moretz, Jenny Slate, Thomas Mann

Released: 2016

Directed by: Gerard Barrett

Brain on Fire is a 2016 American-Canadian-Irish biographical drama film directed by Gerard Barrett, based on the memoir by Susannah Cahalan. A young, capable professional (Chloë Grace ...more