We Rank 9 Tyler Perry Madea Movies From Worst to Best

Tyler Perry’s Madea movies are his bread and butter films. Critics hate these movies, but millions of fans love them, and as long as they pay to see Madea, she will live on. (Well, as long as Perry want’s to play her.)

For those not in the know, Madea is the main character in a series of films and plays where Tyler Perry plays a tough, older black woman that’s something of a “tribute” to his mother and aunt. Apparently, they are two gun-toting, “Hallelu-yer”-shouting forces of nature. While some Madea movies are hilarious and enjoyable, others are nothing more than a mediocre shell of a film.

Our Nine Madea Movies Ranked from Worst to Best

Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)

9) ‘Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’ (2017)

When Madea, Bam, and Hattie come across to a haunted campground, monsters, goblins, and the boogeyman force the group to run for their lives.

Starring: Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, and Patrice Lovely
Running time: 101 min
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Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)

8) ‘Boo! A Madea Halloween’ (2016)

Madea spends a haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies all-the-while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.

Starring: Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, and Patrice Lovely
Running time: 103 min
Rent or Buy on Amazon


Madea's Witness Protection (2012)

7) ‘Madea’s Witness Protection’ (2012)

When a mob-backed company sets up a Wall Street investment banker, authorities relocate him with his family to Aunt Madea’s southern home.

Starring: Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy, and Denise Richards
Running time: 114 min
Rent or Buy on Amazon


A Madea Christmas (2013)

6) ‘A Madea Christmas’ (2013)

Madea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas, but the biggest surprise is what they’ll find when they arrive. As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Carnival, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all. Read the full summary…

Starring: Tyler Perry, Chad Michael Murray, and Tika Sumpter
Running time: 110 min
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Madea Goes to Jail (2009)

5) ‘Madea Goes to Jail’ (2009)

Grandma Madea lands herself in jail. There she meets a variety of interesting people.

Starring: Tyler Perry, Keshia Knight Pulliam, and Derek Luke
Running time: 103 min
Rent or Buy on Amazon


Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)

4) ‘Madea’s Big Happy Family’ (2011)

Mabel Simmoms, AKA Madea, wrangles her fighting family together for one family dinner to help the health of her niece Shirley.

Starring: Tyler Perry, Loretta Devine, and Shad Moss
Running time: 106 min
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I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009)

3) ‘I Can Do Bad All By Myself’ (2009)

When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, Madea takes matters into her own hands, and delivers them to the only relative they have; their Aunt April.

Starring: Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, and Adam Rodriguez
Running time: 113 min
Rent or Buy on Amazon


Madea's Family Reunion (2006)

2) ‘Madea’s Family Reunion’ (2006)

Planning a family reunion isn’t easy while juggling multiple dramas, including the runaway under her care, and her nieces with love troubles.

Starring: Tyler Perry, Blair Underwood, Lynn Whitfield
Running time: 107 min
Rent or Buy on Amazon


Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

1) ‘Diary of a Mad Black Woman’ (2005)

A couple’s marriage crumbles when the wife discovers her husband intends to divorce her.

Starring: Tyler Perry, Kimberly Elise, and Steve Harris
Running time: 116 min
Rent or Buy on Amazon


That does it for our list of 9 Madea Movies Ranked from Worst to Best. What order would you put them in? Let us know in the comments below.


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