Top Black Comedy Movies

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Top Black Comedy Movies

Thinking about Top Black Comedy Movies, there are so many creators reporting on this feeling. We put together 25 of the best ones.

Do the Right Thing (1989)

Do the Right Thing
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Spike Lee, starring Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson
Rated R

Do the Right Thing is a 1989 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Spike Lee. It stars Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, and Rosie Perez. The film follows a day in the life of a Brooklyn neighborhood and its residents, the focal point being a pizza restaurant called Sal's Famous Pizzeria. The film focuses on a Brooklyn neighborhood's simmering racial tension, which culminates in violence and loss. Throughout the film, views of racism, classism, and violence are explored. The film also reflects on the importance of family and community, and the challenge of trying to do the right thing.

Trading Places (1983)

Trading Places
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From John Landis, starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche
Rated R

Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis and starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. The plot tells the story of an upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street hustler who are unknowingly made part of an elaborate bet by two wealthy and eccentric brothers. Through a series of unexpected events, the two men switch places in society and must learn to adapt to their new situations. With the help of their respective friends, the two men eventually outwit the brothers and take their revenge. The movie is notable for its clever plot, excellent performances, and memorable slapstick humor.

Black Dynamite (2009)

Black Dynamite
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Scott Sanders, starring Michael Jai White, Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson, Phyllis Applegate
Rated R

Men in Black (1997)

Men in Black
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio
Rated PG-13

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Driving Miss Daisy
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Bruce Beresford, starring Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone
Rated PG

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Beverly Hills Cop
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Martin Brest, starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher
Rated R

Friday (1995)

Friday
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From F. Gary Gray, starring Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Tom Lister Jr.
Rated R

Dope (2015)

Dope
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Rick Famuyiwa, starring Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise
Rated R

Coming to America (1988)

Coming to America
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From John Landis, starring Eddie Murphy, Paul Bates, Garcelle Beauvais, Feather
Rated R

Cooley High (1975)

Cooley High
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Michael Schultz, starring Glynn Turman, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Garrett Morris, Cynthia Davis
Rated PG

The Wood (1999)

The Wood
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Rick Famuyiwa, starring Elayn J. Taylor, Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones, Sean Nelson
Rated R

Cool Runnings (1993)

Cool Runnings
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Jon Turteltaub, starring John Candy, Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis
Rated PG

Rush Hour (1998)

Rush Hour
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Brett Ratner, starring Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung, Tom Wilkinson
Rated PG-13

Crooklyn (1994)

Crooklyn
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Spike Lee, starring Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, David Patrick Kelly, Zelda Harris
Rated PG-13

48 Hrs. (1982)

48 Hrs.
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Walter Hill, starring Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole, Frank McRae
Rated R

Hollywood Shuffle (1987)

Hollywood Shuffle
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Robert Townsend, starring Robert Townsend, Craigus R. Johnson, Helen Martin, Starletta DuPois
Rated R

White Men Can't Jump (1992)

White Men Can't Jump
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Ron Shelton, starring Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez, Tyra Ferrell
Rated R

Bad Boys (1995)

Bad Boys
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Michael Bay, starring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Lisa Boyle, Michael Taliferro
Rated R

Men in Black 3 (2012)

Men in Black 3
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement
Rated PG-13

Life (1999)

Life
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Ted Demme, starring Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Obba Babatundé, Nick Cassavetes
Rated R

Half Baked (1998)

Half Baked
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Tamra Davis, starring Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Diaz, Jim Breuer, Harland Williams
Rated R

The Wedding Ringer (2015)

The Wedding Ringer
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Jeremy Garelick, starring Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco, Affion Crockett
Rated R

Hitch (2005)

Hitch
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Andy Tennant, starring Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James, Amber Valletta
Rated PG-13

Rush Hour 2 (2001)

Rush Hour 2
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Brett Ratner, starring Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone, Ziyi Zhang
Rated PG-13

Bad Boys II (2003)

Bad Boys II
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Michael Bay, starring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Gabrielle Union, Jordi Mollà
Rated R

 



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