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Ranking All Of Director Tyler Perry’s Movies

“What are Tyler Perry’s Best Movies?” We looked at all of Perry’s directed filmography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the movies directed by Tyler Perry and looked at their Rotten Tomato Critic, Rotten Tomato User, Metacritic, Metacritic User, IMDB, and Letterboxd scores, ranking them against one another to see which movies came out on top. The movies are ranked in our list below based on which movies have the highest overall score between all 6 review sites in comparison with all of the other movies by the same director. The process is all very scientific with no flaws at all.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

Happy Viewing!



The Top Film’s Of Tyler Perry



31 ) Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married – The Play (2006)

	Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married - The Play (2006)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 21
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 30
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 30
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

From acclaimed and award-winning playwright Tyler Perry comes a sensational new stage play about love, faith and the joys–and trials–of marriage. When a sexy young temptress threatens an already troubled marriage, a close-knit family rallies together to examine their own marriages and to rediscover the precious reason that the one they have is the one they want forever.



30 ) Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)

	Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 20
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 27
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 21
  • IMDB User Review Score: 29
  • Letterboxd User Score: 23

Madea and the gang encounter monsters, goblins and boogeymen at a haunted campground.



29 ) A Madea Family Funeral (2019)

	A Madea Family Funeral (2019)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 19
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 29
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 16
  • IMDB User Review Score: 27
  • Letterboxd User Score: 20

A joyous family reunion becomes a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia, where they find themselves unexpectedly planning a funeral that might unveil unpleasant family secrets.



28 ) Tyler Perry’s Madea on the Run – The Play (2017)

	Tyler Perry's Madea on the Run - The Play (2017)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 21
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 30
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

In trouble with the local authorities, Mabel Simmons, notoriously known as Madea, is on the run from the law. With no place to turn, she moves in with her friend Bam who is recovering from surgery. Unbeknownst to Bam however, Madea is only using the “concerned friend” gag as a way to hide out from the police.



27 ) Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns – The Play (2004)

	Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns - The Play (2004)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 21
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 31
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

A funeral can be a time for laughter (and lessons) when the kooky Brown family gathers to bury Brown’s (David Mann) 107-year-old father. It’s a foot-stomping sound-stirring send-off and a great reminder–“Ain’t nothin’ like family, ain’t nothin’ like love!”



26 ) Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Neighbors from Hell – The Play (2014)

	Tyler Perry's Madea's Neighbors from Hell - The Play (2014)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 21
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 25
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

Madea’s neighborhood takes a turn for the worse when a foster mother moves in with her unruly kids. Suspicious activity leads Madea to take justice into her own hands. With Aunt Bam by her side, Madea uses her unique wit and wisdom for unforgettable results.



25 ) Tyler Perry’s Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned – The Play (2014)

	Tyler Perry's Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned - The Play (2014)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 21
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

Anita is a successful, single woman who has it all – a great job, a loving family, and the ability to pay for her baby sister’s wedding. According to her best friend, however, there’s only one thing missing…the love of a good man. At her friend’s insistence, she meets the seemingly perfect man online and all seems well, until he convinces her to get married in Las Vegas and her life quickly spirals out of control. Can she regain the upper hand, or will the tides turn for the worse?



24 ) Nobody’s Fool (2018)

	Nobody's Fool (2018)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 28
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 18
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 19

A woman who gets released from prison and reunites with her sister, who discovers she is in an online relationship with a man that may be “catfishing” her.



23 ) Tyler Perry’s What’s Done In The Dark – The Play (2008)

	Tyler Perry's What's Done In The Dark - The Play (2008)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 21
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 20
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

Stage and screen multi-hyphenate Tyler Perry returns to the helm for this lively tale of emergency room bedlam that finds a group of doctors, nurses, and patients desperately struggling to keep their secrets in the dark. Unfortunately for this crew, these things always find a way of coming to light.



22 ) Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)

	Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 18
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 21
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 19
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 22

A marriage counselor’s personal and professional life becomes complicated after she enters into a relationship with one of her clients.



21 ) Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)

	Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 25
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 14
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 21

Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a hilarious, haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls, and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.



20 ) Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself – The Play (1999)

	Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself - The Play (1999)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 21
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

When Madea (Tyler Perry) gets sick, her family comes to her aid. What they don’t realize is that they’re the ones who need her help. As always, Madea’s cockeyed outlook on life saves the day and guarantees side-splitting laughs along the way.



19 ) The Single Moms Club (2014)

	The Single Moms Club (2014)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 24
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 20
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

A group of single moms are brought together in the aftermath of an incident at their children’s school.



18 ) A Madea Christmas (2011)

	A Madea Christmas (2011)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 21
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 22
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

When a family meets for Christmas at their posh Cape Cod estate, family arguments and secrets cause a stir. It takes a real down-to-earth family – like Aunt Bam and the almighty Madea – to save this holiday.



17 ) Acrimony (2018)

	Acrimony (2018)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 26
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 16

A faithful wife takes action when it becomes clear to her that her devious husband has betrayed her.



16 ) A Madea Christmas (2013)

	A Madea Christmas (2013)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 17
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 15
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 16

Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she’s coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas.



15 ) Madea Goes to Jail (2009)

	Madea Goes to Jail (2009)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 17
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 22
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

At long last, Madea returns to the big screen in TYLER PERRY’S MADEA GOES TO JAIL. This time America’s favorite irreverent, pistol-packin’ grandmomma is raising hell behind bars and lobbying for her freedom…Hallelujer!



14 ) Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Class Reunion – The Play (2003)

	Tyler Perry's Madea's Class Reunion - The Play (2003)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 21
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 25
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

When Madea (Tyler Perry) shows up for her 50th class reunion, you know it’s going to be a whopper! Between the belly laughs and the soulful songs are life lessons. Thanks to Madea’s wisdom, the message is clear: Learn to forgive and begin with yourself.



12 ) Madea’s Witness Protection (2012)

	Madea's Witness Protection (2012)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 21
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 16

A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company’s mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea’s southern home.



12 ) Tyler Perry’s Madea Gets A Job – The Play (2013)

	Tyler Perry's Madea Gets A Job - The Play (2013)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 21
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 20
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

Tyler Perry’s new musical stage play starring the infamous Mabel Simmons or “Madea” as her fans know her. When a judge orders Madea to do 20 hours of community service at a local retirement home the residents and staff are not ready for Madea’s brand of “the truth”, but all is well that ends well when Madea helps the residence of Easy Rest Retirement Home realize the importance of family, love and forgiveness.



11 ) Meet the Browns (2008)

	Meet the Browns (2008)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 17
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 27
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

A single mother living in inner city Chicago, Brenda has been struggling for years to make ends meet and keep her three kids off the street.But when she’s laid off with no warning, she starts losing hope for the first time – until a letter arrives announcing the death of a father she’s never met.Desperate for any kind of help, Brenda takes her family to Georgia for the funeral. But nothing could have prepared her for the Browns, her father’s fun-loving, crass Southern clan. In a small-town world full of long afternoons and country fairs, Brenda struggles to get to know the family she never knew existed…and finds a brand new romance that just might change her life.The story is adapted by Tyler Perry from his stage play “Meet the Browns.” Perry will portray Madea and Uncle Joe in the film.



10 ) Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman – The Play (2001)

	Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman - The Play (2001)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 21
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 3
  • Metacritic User Score: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

Before it was a movie, it was a theatrical phenomenon! When Helen learns that her husband is leaving her for her best friend, the women in her family are ready with advice. Her devout mother preaches strength and forgiveness, while her parolee grandmother shows up with a gun! Acclaimed African-American playwright Tyler Perry dares to mix sacred and secular humor with riotous results. Experience his most famous morality tale, now a major motion picture, in its original stage format…complete with live musical numbers!



9 ) Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)

	Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 20
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

Four couples reunite for their annual vacation in order to socialize and to spend time analyzing their marriages. Their intimate week in the Bahamas is disrupted by the arrival of an ex-husband determined to win back his recently remarried wife.



8 ) Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011)

	Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 13
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family’s life in perspective with a hilarious twist on financial difficulties, drugs and, most important, family secrets. The next generation has a lot to learn. In her own way, Madea expresses how deliverance won’t change you to be someone else, but will allow you to be who you really are.



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

	I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 22
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

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 young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of Raymond, her married boyfriend, April wants nothing to do with the kids.



6 ) Good Deeds (2012)

	Good Deeds (2012)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

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 building.



4 ) Daddy’s Little Girls (2007)

	Daddy's Little Girls (2007)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

Monty is a mechanic struggling to make ends meet as he raises his three young daughters. When the court awards custody of his daughters to his shady ex-wife, Monty desperately tries to win them back with the help of Julia, a beautiful, Ivy League-educated attorney. Monty and Julia couldn’t be less alike, but a flame is ignited…touching off a firestorm of love and conflict.



4 ) Madea’s Family Reunion (2006)

	Madea's Family Reunion (2006)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 4
  • Metacritic User Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

Based upon Tyler Perry’s acclaimed stage production, Madea’s Family Reunion continues the adventures of Southern matriarch Madea. She has just been court ordered to be in charge of Nikki, a rebellious runaway, her nieces, Lisa and Vanessa, are suffering relationship trouble, and through it all, she has to organize her family reunion.



3 ) The Family That Preys (2008)

	The Family That Preys (2008)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 23
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • Metacritic User Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

Alice Pratt, a hard working Christian woman, raised her two daughters while managing a simple diner of her own. Her snobbish and arrogant daughter Andrea graduated in Economic Science and works in a construction corporation while her sister Pam stayed with Alice and worked in the diner. Andrea is married to construction worker Chris, who works in the same corporation as his wife but dreams of starting up his own business. However she is being unfaithful to him – with their boss William Cartwright. William is the son of Alice’s best friend, the wealthy Charlotte Cartwright. While Alice travels with Charlotte on a road trip, the ambition and infidelity of William triggers a series of events that will affect relationships in both families.



2 ) For Colored Girls (2010)

	For Colored Girls (2010)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 16
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. 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.



1 ) Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

	Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

The film is about the difficulty of maintaining a solid relationship in modern times. Eight married college friends plus one other non-friend (all of whom have achieved middle to upper class economic status) go to Colorado for their annual week-long reunion, but the mood shifts when one couple’s infidelity comes to light. Secrets are revealed and each couple begins to question their own marriage



Tyler Perry’s Best Movies



Tyler Perry Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserMC CriticMC UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
Why Did I Get Married? (2007) 3 13 2 2 2 7 1
For Colored Girls (2010) 6 16 5 5 1 1 2
The Family That Preys (2008) 2 23 1 1 5 4 3
Daddy’s Little Girls (2007) 10 10 7 9 4 4 4
Madea’s Family Reunion (2006) 11 7 4 4 8 10 4
Good Deeds (2012) 7 14 7 10 5 9 6
I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009) 1 9 7 8 22 8 7
Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011) 4 15 7 13 13 11 8
Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010) 9 20 6 6 15 11 9
Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman – The Play (2001) 21 6 3 3 13 24 10
Meet the Browns (2008) 5 17 7 7 27 11 11
Madea’s Witness Protection (2012) 13 21 7 10 9 16 12
Tyler Perry’s Madea Gets A Job – The Play (2013) 21 3 7 22 20 3 12
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Class Reunion – The Play (2003) 21 1 7 22 25 1 14
Madea Goes to Jail (2009) 8 17 7 10 22 14 15
A Madea Christmas (2013) 13 17 7 15 12 16 16
Acrimony (2018) 16 26 7 17 3 16 17
A Madea Christmas (2011) 21 10 7 22 22 4 18
The Single Moms Club (2014) 16 24 7 20 7 14 19
Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself – The Play (1999) 21 2 7 22 15 24 20
Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) 13 25 7 14 15 21 21
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013) 18 21 7 19 9 22 22
Tyler Perry’s What’s Done In The Dark – The Play (2008) 21 3 7 22 20 24 23
Nobody’s Fool (2018) 12 28 7 18 15 19 24
Tyler Perry’s Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned – The Play (2014) 21 12 7 22 15 24 25
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Neighbors from Hell – The Play (2014) 21 7 7 22 25 24 26
Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns – The Play (2004) 21 3 7 22 31 24 27
Tyler Perry’s Madea on the Run – The Play (2017) 21 30 7 22 9 24 28
A Madea Family Funeral (2019) 19 29 7 16 27 20 29
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017) 20 27 7 21 29 23 30
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married – The Play (2006) 21 30 7 22 30 24 31

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