There are tons of films on Netflix.
There are romance films, international films, drama films, and more.
Today, we are dishing out a few laughs with the best African American and Nigerian comedies on Netflix.
From classic films to modern must watch hits, here’s the best black comedy movies that Netflix has to offer.
This comedy will also get you in the mood for romance.
Will Smith stars in the 2005 movie Hitch alongside Eva Mendes and Kevin James.
The film follows Will Smith’s character, Alex “Hitch” Hitchens who works as a dating consultant.
Throughout the film, he is seen coaching a client of his on how to date women.
Through the film, we see Hitch get into hilariously unfortunate situations in front of the woman he’s attracted to himself.
Bad Boys I, One Of My Favorite Black Comedy Movies On Netflix
While this is most certainly an action film, it also falls into the category of comedy.
How could it not when it stars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith.
Playing two detectives, Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey, respectively, the duo works in narcotics in Miami.
In Bad Boys, they are seen trying to track down drugs that were stolen from a police station.
This film is definitely a black classic and had so much success that it spawned two sequels, the most recent of which was released in January 2020.
Bad Boys II
Bad Boys II was the highly anticipated sequel to the 1995 film Bad Boys. Martin Lawrence and Will Smith reprise their roles as Miami detectives Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey.
The film follows these narcotics detectives as they monitor the flow of MDMA into Miami leading them on a roller coaster of adventures for them and laughs for us.
The film also introduced Gabrielle Union to the series as Marcus Burnett’s sister, Sydney.
Once again, this film was a commercial success which led to the third film in the franchise Bad Boys For Life which was released in January 2020.
“Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger – can I take your order?”
Good Burger is another classic film starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell.
The film is based off of a sketch from the Nickelodeon TV series All That.
The movie follows Kenan and Kel as they both work at a fast food restaurant.
They are tasked with trying to prove that a rival chain is including harmful additives in their burgers while trying to protect the ingredients of Good Burger’s secret sauce.
Class Act, A Classic African American Netflix Comedy Film
When it comes to black culture, Class Act is one of the most iconic movies of all time.
Kid N’ Play are the classic duo leading this film, and they are joined by a host of others in this ensemble cast.
While they are the two main names, you will also find Karyn Parsons, Thomas Mikal Ford, Doug E. Doug, and Loretta Devine in the 1992 comedy.
Definitely a cult favorite, it follows two friends with seemingly nothing in common.
A star student and an ex-convict, they both befriend each other as a means of surviving high school.
While this film might’ve not performed well in theaters, it’s definitely a must-watch.
Death At A Funeral
Death at a Funeral is the 2010 film with an ensemble cast.
With Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, and Danny Glover leading the way, this film also features Regina Hall, Tracy Morgan, Loretta Devine, Keith David, and Kevin Hart. Whew!
That’s a lot! The film is an American remake of the 2007 British film.
The film follows the shenanigans of two brothers who are brought together after the death of their father.
Now we love ourselves some Queen Latifah. She stars in the 2008 comedy-crime film Mad Money alongside Diane Keaton and Katie Holmes.
Based on the UK film Hot Money, the movie follows three women who end up working for a Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City.
While this is no million-dollar heist, the women make plans to steal worn out dollar bills that are going to be destroyed.
The trio go on a wild ride as they try to stop their coworkers from finding out while also trying to evade the police and IRS.
We all love a mix of romance and comedy, and that’s exactly what you get with Okafor’s Law.
Another one of Netflix’s popular Nigerian films, it stars Blossom Chukwujkewu.
With a little “When Harry Met Sally” vibes, the movie is surrounded around the idea of whether men and women are able to be platonic friends.
The film follows this ladies’ man who is given a bet by his friends.
With three women he was previously in a relationship with, he is tasked with re-seducing them.
How High 2
How High 2 is the 2019 remake of the original film that starred Method Man and Redman.
The sequel stars rapper Lil Yachty and DC Young Fly as two stoners who go around the city of Atlanta trying to find their missing stash of marijuana.
Directed by Bruce Leddy, the film also stars Mike Epps and DeRay Davis.
My Wife & I, A Nigerian Comedy Movie On Netflix
Clearly Nigerian romantic comedies are becoming exceedingly popular on Netflix.
My Wife & I is another to add to the list.
Starring Ramsey Nouah and Ngozi Nwosu, the film follows a young couple who after a bit of a tumultuous relationship are headed for divorce.
The film follows the hilarity of their ups and downs after they seek counseling from a pastor after a request from their parents.
While the title might not give anything away, brace yourselves for a “Freaky Friday” situation.
After the idea of putting one in the other’s shoes, this couple finds that this is literally what they are tasked with doing.
Imagine That is the 2009 comedy starring Eddie Murphy and Yara Shahidi.
Eddie Murphy plays a financial advisor who is constantly working.
It is somehow revealed that his daughter is able to predict trends in the market through tips from her imaginary friends.
While he didn’t spend much time with his daughter before, he is forced to play with her in order to ask her imaginary friends questions.
While this film didn’t perform that well in the box office, there are plenty of laughs along the way.
Do you want a few laughs? Check.
Sister Code is the 2015 film starring Eva Marcille, Drew Sidora, and Amber Rose.
The film follows three foster sisters living in Los Angeles.
All with different roles in the family, they are tasked with moving forward after the death of their mother.
Let’s just say that these sisters will bring you on a wild ride.
If you like comedy, drama, and sports mixed into one package, The Longshots should be on your list of movies to watch.
Starring Ice Cube and Keke Palmer, the film is based on the real-life story of Jasmine Plummer.
As a young lady, she was the first female to participate in a previously all-boys football tournament.
The film also follows the young lady as she learns to cope with an absentee father while finding a father within her uncle’s presence.
Bebe’s Kids, An Animated Black Comedy Movie Avaliable On Netflix
While everything on this list is live action, we’d be remiss if we didn’t include this classic film.
Bebe’s Kids is a classic animated comedy that was released in 1992.
Based on the stand-up comedy act of comedian Robin Harris, the movie follows around his fictionalized character as he falls in love with a woman.
While this seems all great and well, the problems soon come.
While Jamika has her own son, Harris soon finds chaos in the children of Jamika’s friend, Bebe.
The comedian died two years before the making of this film, but he is memorialized in the beginning with a clip of his stand-up routine.
The film has a few voices you might recognize.
While Faizon Love voices for the character of Robin Harris, Vanessa Bell Calloway and Marques Houston voice for Jamika and Khalil, respectively.
Even though the roles are very minor, both John Witherspoon and George Wallace voice two card players in the movie.
The Wedding Party I
Bring in the laughs and bring in the romance.
When it comes to black films, we’re almost always thinking of “American” films, but black Americans aren’t the only black people in the world.
With this next movie, we’re representing for the Naija people out there.
This Nollywood (Nigerian Hollywood) movie is a romantic comedy that was the highest grossing Nigerian film of all time.
Starring Adesua Etomi and Banky Wellington, The Wedding Party follows the couples as they go through all the stress and excitement that goes with Nigerian weddings.
The movie performed so well that they released a sequel, The Wedding Party 2.
While the first in the franchise broke records, its own record was broken by the sequel which grossed even more.
Nappily Ever After
There was definitely a lot of talk about Nappily Ever After before it even premiered on Netflix.
A lot of it probably had to do with the shock that Sanaa Lathan shaved her head for the role.
Based on the novel by Trisha R. Thomas, this film was released in 2018 as a Netflix original film.
With Sanaa Lathan starring as Violet, it follows a young woman’s journey to loving herself.
While she seems to have the perfect life, it also seems to be very superficial with a successful job and equally successful boyfriend.
After a heartbreaking end with her boyfriend, she seemingly goes off the deep end and winds up shaving her hair – a decision she instantly regrets.
Growing used to the look, she eventually learns to love herself without the need of validation from others.
Sextuplets, An Over The Top Comedy On Netflix Starting Black Actors
Marlon Wayans comes from a large family, and he’s bringing the familial vibes to life with his most recent movie.
Sextuplets follows a man, who after learning he is one of six children, goes off to find his other siblings.
While Marlon is known for acting alongside his brother Shawn, she shines alone in this film where he plays the 5 main characters.
This Netflix Original Film was released in August 2019.
We’re travelling to Canada for the next comedy on this list.
Love Jacked is a film that follows a young woman, Maya, who is taking a trip to Africa.
While she’s there, she falls in love with a native man and they seem to be building for the future together.
That is until she finds him cheating on her with another woman.
She’s told her entire family about this wonderful man, yet can she go home without a fiancé?
No, she can’t, especially when Keith David is playing him!
She later finds a man to impersonate her fiancé in order to save face in front of her family.
With Amber Stevens Ward starring as Maya, the film also stars Shamier Anderson, Keith David, and Lyriq Bent.
Dolemite Is My Name
Do you remember when all those images of Will Smith, Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, and Martin Lawrence started appearing on the internet?
While we knew what Will and Martin were doing, we were left to wonder about Eddie Murphy and Wesley Snipes.
Were they going to have cameos in Bad Boys 4 Life?
No, but they were working on a project of their own.
Eddie Murphy stars in the 2019 film Dolemite Is My Name as Rudy Ray Moore.
The film is a biographical comedy of the filmmaker who is known for his stand-up routines.
The film follows Moore as he tries to change his life from a struggling comedian to an actor on the big screen.
While the film had a limited release in both the United States and the UK, that didn’t stop people from talking about it.
Eddie Murphy is joined by an ensemble cast of Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, and Wesley Snipes.
Naked, Another Black Comedy Movie Featuring Marlon Wayans
Now, if Marlon Wayans is in a movie, you’re guaranteed to spend most of the time laughing.
Released in 2017, Naked is actually a remake of a Swedish film called Naken.
If you love movies about a time loop, you’re in for a treat.
Marlon plays substitute teacher Rob Anderson.
The day before his wedding, he is offered a full-time teaching job, one that he is reluctant to accept.
That very night, he and his best man go out drinking only for him to wake up naked in an elevator.
You can expect trouble to ensue! As he tries to make his way to the church naked, he is met with millions of obstacles.
And just when you think it can’t get any worse, every hour he wakes up naked in that elevator.
With Marlon Wayans leading the way, this film also stars Regina Hall, Loretta Devine, and Dennis Haysbert.
Another Nigerian film on this list, we have Lionheart.
Becoming Netflix’s first original film to be produced in Nigeria, the film stars Pete Edochi, Genevieve Nnaji, and Nkem Owoh.
The film follows two siblings who are trying to save their father’s company after he must step down due to health issues.
Don’t worry, you won’t need subtitles for this movie.
Most of it is in English while only 10 minutes are in the Nigerian dialect, Igbo.
Mac + Devin Go To High School
Now we’ve all seen rapper and musicians get in their acting bag for movies, and Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are two you can add to the list.
With both of them being known for smoking marijuana, it’s no surprise that they joined forces to make a stoner comedy.
They both come together for the film Mac + Devin Go To High School.
Snoop Dogg plays a man who is a high school senior for the 15th year in a row.
In the film, he is teamed up with Wiz Khalifa’s character, the current valedictorian of the school.
Together, they must work on a chemistry project so Mac is able to graduate finally and Devin is able to earn a scholarship.
Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are joined by Mike Epps who plays their chemistry teacher.
While Mike Epps has been appearing in movies for years, we know that every now and again, rapper T.I. likes to get in his acting bag.
Both the comedian and rapper appear in the 2017 movie The Trap.
The film follows T.I., a man who returns home to help his brother and mother revive their restaurant.
Since we all know that we love our chicken, their saving grace soon comes in the form of a chicken recipe.
The film also stars numerous famous faces like Loretta Devine, Queen Latifah, Teyana Taylor, and Lil Duval.
Undercover Brother 2
Undercover Brother 2 is the black comedy movie that serves as a sequel to the original that was released in 2002.
Starring Michael Jai White, the film surrounds the title character, Undercover Brother, and his brother as he tries to stop a political threat while his brother is in a coma.
Filmed in Atlanta, the film also stars Barry Bostwick and Laila Odom.
She’s Gotta Have It
This is just one of the many classic films that Spike Lee has written, directed, and produced.
She’s Gotta Have It is the 1986 comedy film and was actually Lee’s first full-length film.
The film follows Nola Darling, a young woman who is dating three completely different men.
There’s Jamie, the politely-manner businessman, Greer, the egotistical model, and Mars, the immature, fast-talker.
While all three men talk to her about committing, Nola isn’t having it. She instead chooses to embrace her sexuality and casually date all three men.
The film follows her on her dating journey with these men. The film stars Tracy Camilla Johns as Nola Darling.
Tommy Redmond Hicks and John Canada Terrell star as Jamie Overstreet and Greer Childs, respectively while Spike Lee also appears in this film as Mars Blackmon.
The film has since become a classic in black culture and in 2017, a TV series was released on Netflix which lasted 2 seasons.
If you’re ready to laugh and fall in love, do it with Wendy Raquel Robinson and Ross Fleming in Boy Bye.
The film follows a beautiful and successful business woman.
While she’s had her fair share of flings, she’s not looking to settle down, until she meets Lance.
Written by Marques Houston, this film is a hidden gem you would’ve never thought to check for.
With the name “Boy Bye,” this movie is sure to capture all the vibes.
See You Yesterday, A Sci Fi Comedy On Netflix With A Black African American Cast
We have to support the youth that are up and coming in this world, and the Spike Lee produced See You Yesterday is a great option.
This blend of comedy and science fiction stars Eden Duncan-Smith, Dante Crichlow, and Astro.
It follows a young girl who creates time machines in order to go back in time and save her brother from an untimely death.
The Netflix original film was released in May 2019 and received great reviews.
Exit Strategy is the 2012 romantic comedy starring Jameel Saleem, Kimelia Weathers, Big Boy, and Kevin Hart.
The film follows a man who is forced to move in with his girlfriend of three months.
After his girlfriend is “too much” for him, he tries to make it work just so he has a place to live.
The film follows the hilarious downs of this couple until they decide whether they’re meant for each other or not.
The film had a limited released and is now available on Netflix.
Marques Houston must be in his writing bag because he has another film on this list.
The star is credited as a writer in the comedy, Fall Girls.
Fall Girls follows a recently promoted business executive who after a wild night of partying wakes up next to her dead boss.
It has quite a few familiar faces like Erica Hubbard and Amara La Negra.
The film was released in early 2019.
Best Black Comedy Movies On Netflix Conclusion
We are winning!
After a hard week at work, most of us just want to relax at home in front of the TV.
If you love Netflix, you have options!
They always say that laughter is the best medicine, and with these films, you’ll be feeling better sooner rather than later.
With comedians like Martin Lawrence, Eddie Murphy, and Kevin Hart leading the way, you’re in for a night of laughs.
If you’re still looking to laugh, check out the some of these comedians on Netflix in their stand-up comedy specials.