Black Comedies and Romances

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1. Boomerang (1992)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

45 Metascore

A successful executive and womanizer finds his lifestyle choices have turned back on him when his new female boss turns out to be an even bigger deviant than he is.

Director: Reginald Hudlin | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Robin Givens, Halle Berry, David Alan Grier

Votes: 22,347 | Gross: $70.10M

2. How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful New York girlfriend Delilah to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Whoopi Goldberg, Regina King

Votes: 5,985 | Gross: $37.67M

3. The Wood (1999)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

While dealing with a friend's cold feet on his wedding day, a writer reminisces about his youth with his best friends.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa | Stars: Elayn J. Taylor, Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones, Sean Nelson

Votes: 7,216 | Gross: $25.05M

4. The Brothers (2001)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

50 Metascore

Four friends begin to question women and relationships when one of them announces impending nuptials.

Director: Gary Hardwick | Stars: Morris Chestnut, Shemar Moore, D.L. Hughley, Bill Bellamy

Votes: 3,589 | Gross: $27.46M

5. Coming to America (1988)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

47 Metascore

An extremely pampered African Prince travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Paul Bates, Garcelle Beauvais, Feather

Votes: 136,646 | Gross: $128.15M

6. Waiting to Exhale (1995)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Based on Terry McMillan's novel, this film follows four very different African-American women and their relationships with the male gender.

Director: Forest Whitaker | Stars: Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, Lela Rochon

Votes: 8,236 | Gross: $67.05M

7. Friday (1995)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

Two homies, Smokey and Craig, smoke a dope dealer's weed and try to figure a way to get the $200 they owe to the dealer by 10 p.m. that same night.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister

Votes: 85,453 | Gross: $27.47M

8. B*A*P*S (1997)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy

Two tacky homegirls move to L.A. to become dancers; instead they scam a dying millionaire but eventually become B*A*P*S (Black American Princesses).

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Halle Berry, Natalie Desselle Reid, Martin Landau, Ian Richardson

Votes: 4,333 | Gross: $7.24M

9. The Best Man (1999)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

Harper's autobiographical novel is almost out, his girlfriend Robin desires commitment, and he's best man at the wedding of Lance, a pro athlete. He goes to New York early (Robin will come ... See full summary »

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 7,990 | Gross: $34.10M

10. Brown Sugar (2002)

PG-13 | 109 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

58 Metascore

Friends since childhood, a magazine editor and a hip-hop record executive stumble into romantic territory.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa | Stars: Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Yasiin Bey, Nicole Ari Parker

Votes: 7,640 | Gross: $27.36M

11. The Fighting Temptations (2003)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

53 Metascore

A New York advertising executive travels to a small Southern town to collect an inheritance but finds he must create a gospel choir and lead it to success before he can collect.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Beyoncé, Mike Epps, Nigel Washington

Votes: 6,167 | Gross: $30.24M

12. Next Friday (2000)

R | 98 min | Comedy

41 Metascore

Uncle Elroy and Day Day owe money on taxes so Craig finds a way to steal from the next door neighbors to pay off the taxes so Uncle Elroy's house doesn't get put up for auction.

Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Justin Pierce, John Witherspoon

Votes: 31,840 | Gross: $57.33M

13. Love & Basketball (2000)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

70 Metascore

Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Glenndon Chatman, Jess Willard

Votes: 15,926 | Gross: $27.44M

14. Fakin' Da Funk (1997)

R | 89 min | Comedy

Chinese kid Julian, who was adopted by the black family of Joe and Annabelle Lee and Asian exchange student May-Ling, who is housed with a black family, are trying to adapt to their mostly ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy A. Chey | Stars: Ernie Hudson, Pam Grier, Margaret Cho, Dante Basco

Votes: 2,062

15. Money Talks (1997)

R | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Chris Tucker, Heather Locklear, Elise Neal

Votes: 25,238 | Gross: $41.07M

16. Woo (1998)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

Gorgeous and extravert Woo meets insecure and straight-laced law clerk Tim at a blind date.

Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer | Stars: Jada Pinkett Smith, Tommy Davidson, Duane Martin, Michael Ralph

Votes: 1,604 | Gross: $8.03M

17. Trippin' (1999)

R | 94 min | Comedy

Greg is near the end of his senior year in high school, wanting to go to the prom, eyeing Cinny (the school's beauty with brains) from afar, and regularly trippin', daydreaming about being ... See full summary »

Director: David Raynr | Stars: Deon Richmond, Donald Faison, Guy Torry, Maia Campbell

Votes: 1,067 | Gross: $9.02M

18. A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

An observable, fast-talking party man Darnell Wright, gets his punishment when one of his conquests takes it personally and comes back for revenge in this 'Fatal Attraction'-esque comic ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Lawrence | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Lynn Whitfield, Regina King, Bobby Brown

Votes: 3,560 | Gross: $34.75M

19. Love Jones (1997)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Mosley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just "... See full summary »

Director: Theodore Witcher | Stars: Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson

Votes: 3,217 | Gross: $12.51M

20. Friday After Next (2002)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

35 Metascore

Craig and Day Day have finally moved out of their parents houses and into their own crib. The cousins work nights at a local mall as security guards. When their house is robbed on Christmas... See full summary »

Director: Marcus Raboy | Stars: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, John Witherspoon, Don 'D.C.' Curry

Votes: 22,376 | Gross: $32.98M

21. All About the Benjamins (2002)

R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

34 Metascore

A bounty hunter chases and catches suspects all over Miami . He ends up getting shot at and start to second guess his job as a bounty hunter . While he feels he need to be making more and ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Bray | Stars: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Tommy Flanagan, Carmen Chaplin

Votes: 11,424 | Gross: $25.48M

22. Hav Plenty (1997)

R | 92 min | Comedy

Lee Plenty is an almost broke would-be novelist and Havilland Savage is rich and very beautiful woman and his friend. When she invites him to her home for New Year's Eve, they start to ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Scott Cherot | Stars: Christopher Scott Cherot, Chenoa Maxwell, Tammi Katherine Jones, Robinne Lee

Votes: 872 | Gross: $2.30M

23. Two Can Play That Game (2001)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

35 Metascore

An arrogant career woman plays a series of heartless mind-games with her boyfriend to "put him in line," only to discover that he has a few tricks up his own sleeve.

Director: Mark Brown | Stars: Vivica A. Fox, Morris Chestnut, Anthony Anderson, Gabrielle Union

Votes: 5,560 | Gross: $22.24M

24. Breakin' All the Rules (2004)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

46 Metascore

Inspired by his fiancée (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up hand-book for men, becoming a best-selling author in the process.

Director: Daniel Taplitz | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, Peter MacNicol

Votes: 5,377 | Gross: $11.83M

25. Disappearing Acts (2000 TV Movie)

R | 115 min | Drama, Romance

A couple in the midst of a tumultuous relationship fight to stay together.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Wesley Snipes, Michael Imperioli, Laz Alonso

Votes: 1,395

26. Hitch (I) (2005)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

58 Metascore

While helping his latest client woo the fine lady of his dreams, a professional "date doctor" finds that his game doesn't quite work on the gossip columnist with whom he's smitten.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James, Amber Valletta

Votes: 267,406 | Gross: $179.50M

27. Hair Show (2004)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

34 Metascore

Peaches, a hair stylist from Baltimore, and her estranged sister, Angela, the owner of an upscale salon in Beverly Hills, get reacquainted when Peaches decides to attend a celebration for ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Small | Stars: Mo'Nique, Kellita Smith, Gina Torres, David Ramsey

Votes: 5,560 | Gross: $0.30M

28. Phat Girlz (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

36 Metascore

Two plus-sized ladies meet the men of their dreams in the most unexpected of ways.

Director: Nnegest Likké | Stars: Mo'Nique, Kendra C. Johnson, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Godfrey

Votes: 8,433 | Gross: $7.06M

29. Guess Who (2005)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

49 Metascore

A young woman, Theresa, brings her boyfriend, Simon, home to meet her parents and surprise them with the news of their engagement. Another surprise: Simon is white.

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Bernie Mac, Zoe Saldana, Judith Scott

Votes: 36,724 | Gross: $68.92M

30. Head of State (2003)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy

44 Metascore

When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam is unexpectedly picked as his replacement.

Director: Chris Rock | Stars: Chris Rock, Bernie Mac, Lynn Whitfield, Dylan Baker

Votes: 16,525 | Gross: $37.79M

31. Littleman (2006)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Crime

26 Metascore

A wannabe dad mistakes a vertically challenged criminal on the lam as his newly adopted son.

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Kerry Washington, John Witherspoon

Votes: 43,881 | Gross: $58.65M