Top 5 Tyler Perry Movies


Tyler Perry is one of the most accomplished writers and filmmakers in Hollywood. In 2011, Forbes listed him as the highest paid man in entertainment, earning $130 million between 2010 and 2011! He writes, produces, and directs both plays and films, focusing on African American stories and characters, often combining hysterical comedy with heart-warming drama. Perhaps best known for writing and playing his Madea character, a tough, street smart, eldery black woman, but Perry has created several films without Madea too. We have compiled our Top 5 Tyler Perry Movies, and have ranked them by domestic gross!

1) I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009)

I Can Do Bad All By Myself
  • Gross: $51,697,449 (USA) (23 October 2009)
  • Starring: Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Adam Rodriguez
  • Tagline: Hope is closer than you think
  • Trivia: Cheryl Pepsii Riley provided vocals for Taraji P. Henson
  • Summary: When Madea 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 children to the only relative they have: their aunt April

2) Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

Diary of a Mad Black Woman
  • Gross: $50,382,128 (USA) (15 April 2005)
  • Starring: Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris, Tyler Perry
  • Tagline: Time heals the heart. Faith heals the rest.
  • Trivia: The character Madea is a combination of the women in Tyler Perry's life, his mother, aunties, and sisters
  • Summary: A couple's seemingly solid marriage begins to crumble when the wife discovers that her husband intends to divorce her

3) For Colored Girls (2010)

For Colored Girls
  • Gross: $37,721,949 (USA) (14 January 2011)
  • Starring: Janet Jackson, Anika Noni Rose, Whoopi Goldberg
  • Tagline: Many voices. One poem.
  • Trivia: Mariah Carey was cast as Tangie, but dropped out when she learned she was pregnant
  • Summary: Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular

4) The Family That Preys (2008)

The Family That Preys
  • Gross: $37,019,849 (USA) (17 October 2008)
  • Starring: Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard, Sanaa Lathan
  • Tagline: Follow your heart. But watch your back.
  • Trivia: Tyler Perry's character works in construction. In real-life, Perry actually was a construction worker before hitting it big in movies and plays.
  • Summary: Two families from different walks of life learn to work together

5) Good Deeds (2012)

Good Deeds
  • Gross: $35,010,192 (USA) (11 May 2012)
  • Starring: Tyler Perry, Gabrielle Union, Thandie Newton
  • Tagline: Wesley is about to discover the person he was meant to be
  • Trivia: Eddie Cibrian, Gabrielle Union and Brian White all starred in the dropped ABC pilot Football Wives in 2007
  • Summary: Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office

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