Great Movies: African American Comedy

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48 Hrs. 48 Hrs.
1982 - Paramount Studios
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A cop goes looking for a psychotic prison escapee with the help of a fast-talking con man. …More


Barbershop Barbershop
2002 - Tcfhe/MGM
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In less than 12 hours, Calvin sells the barbershop he inherited from his father to a slimy character, discovers how important the shop is to him and the community, and tires desperately to buy back the shop. The daily goings-on at the shop make for a very entertaining backdrop. …More

Beverly Hills Cop II Beverly Hills Cop
1984 - Paramount Home Video
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When Axel Foley's friend, Beverly Hills Police Captain Bogomil, is gunned down, he heads back to Beverly Hills. His investigation into the shooting leads to a ruthless ring of armed robbers. …More


The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings
1976 - Universal
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A group of independent renegade players travel around the Midwest looking for that big home run while playing baseball in the 1930's Negro League. …More


Buck and the Preacher

Buck and the Preacher
1972 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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Buck is an ex-Union Army Cavalry sergeant who becomes a scout for freed slaves heading to the Colorado frontier. Tagging along is Buck's stoic wife and a bible-thumping con artist. …More


Cooley High Cooley High
1975 - Tcfhe/MGM
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This fun-loving and uproarious cult classic takes a fond look back on life in the early 60s at Chicago's Cooley High. Featuring a dynamite Motown soundtrack, "Cooley High" is a true-to-life story about one cool school. …More


Coming to America Coming to America
1988 - Paramount Home Video
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Pampered Prince Akeem of Zamunda comes to New York with his royal sidekick to find a true-love bride. …More


Friday Friday
1995 - New Line Cinema Corporation
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Craig is an all right guy with some crazy friends--like Smokey, who has twenty-four hours to pay back Deebo, South Central's nastiest thug, or else. Trouble is, neither Craig's mother nor his main squeeze have the cash, and the chance that this pair will see Saturday is pretty slim. …More

Hollywood Shuffle Hollywood Shuffle
1987 - Tcfhe/MGM
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Comedy about Bobby Taylor, a young black actor trying to get a foothold in Hollywood but running into problems of stereotyping at every turn.

 

Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself
2009 - Lions Gate Home Entertainment
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When Madea, Americas favorite pistol-packing grandma, catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. …More

Let's Do It Again Let's Do It Again
1975 - Warner Home Video
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Two lodge brothers fix a fight and bilk mobsters by hypnotizing a bony boxer. …More

 


Sister ACT Sister ACT
1992 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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A Vegas singer witnesses a mob murder and the cops stash her in a nunnery to protect her from the hitmen. The mother superior does not trust her, and takes steps to limit her influence on the other nuns. Eventually the singer rescues the failing choir and begins helping with community projects. …More

Trading Places Trading Places
1983 - Paramount Home Video
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Sporting billionaire brothers reverse the roles of a Wall Street commodities broker and a street hustler. …More

 


Uptown Saturday Night Uptown Saturday Night
1974 - Warner Home Video
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Blue-collar buddies search the underworld for a winning lottery ticket lost in a nightclub holdup. …More