Recently, I wrote a post suggesting some black movies to see(you can check the post out here). Well, I’m back with more movie recommendations for your weekend! This time I’ll be suggesting some black comedies. These can be helpful now, and later after watching all those scary movies you’ll be seeing next month. Here are my 5 favorite/ must see black comedies!
1. Girls Trip(2017)
Description: Best friends Ryan, Sasha, Lisa and Dina are in for the adventure of a lifetime when they travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. Along the way, they rekindle their sisterhood and rediscover their wild side by doing enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. (google)
2. Barbershop (2002)
Description: A smart comedy about a day in the life of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. Calvin (Ice Cube), who inherited the struggling business from his deceased father, views the shop as nothing but a burden and a waste of his time. After selling the shop to a local loan shark, Calvin slowly begins to see his father’s vision and legacy and struggles with the notion that he just sold it out. (google)
3. Johnson Family Vacation (2004)
Description: Separated from his beautiful wife (Vanessa L. Williams), Nate Johnson (Cedric the Entertainer) wants to make amends with her and spend time with his kids, finding the perfect chance for bonding in a cross-country trip to a family reunion. Convincing them all to join in on the journey, Nate takes the Johnson clan on a trek from California to Missouri, but they encounter various strange situations and eccentrics along the way, including a quirky hitchhiker (Shannon Elizabeth). (google)
4. Soul Plane (2004)
Description: Following a ridiculously awful flight that leads to his pet’s death, Nashawn Wade (Kevin Hart) files a lawsuit against the airline, and wins a multimillion-dollar settlement. Determined to create a better flying experience, Nashawn starts his own airline, one that caters to an African-American clientele. Going into business with a tricked-out plane piloted by the smooth Capt. Mack (Snoop “Doggy” Dogg), the airline hits a snag when it has to deal with the family of Elvis Hunkee (Tom Arnold). (google)
5. Next Friday (2000)
Description: Craig (Ice Cube) bails his friend out of trouble, survives a climatic confrontation with Debo, the neighborhood bully, and ends up with the girl. In “Next Friday” the bully is back as Debo, who spent two years behind bars, is released from prison. Fearing for his sons safety, Craig’s father (John Witherspoon) sends his son to live with Uncle Elroy (Don “D.C.” Curry). However, Craig soon learns that trouble can find you no matter where you live. (google)
Like these type of posts and want more? Comment suggestions on what type of movies you want next! What’s your favorite comedy?