Whether you are home alone or spending the day with your family, a good movie marathon is exactly what you need to compliment this holiday weekend. In my opinion when it comes to black family relationships and togetherness no one does it quite like Tyler Perry himself SO:
Here is a list of my all time favorite Tyler Perry Movies for your enjoyment:
1. Madea Goes to Jail (The Play)
Good Music , Interesting story, hilariously written with a powerful message. I recommend the play over the movie adaptation any day, there wasn't much left to give after all of the plot points were scattered across his other various plays and movies before that one even came out. If for nothing else watch this at the highest volume because it has the best musical showcase with all of your favorite classics.
2. Madeas Class Reunion (The Play)
Tyler Perry does a hilarious job playing the younger male version of Madea and then coming back full circle and having Madea keep the same comedic pace. This play never looses momentum. The message is forgiveness and it's delivered through all of the characters stories.
3. Madeas Family Reunion (The Play)
This ones a classic anyway. The authenticity down to the wig mics is more than enough nostalgia to fill your cup. The family reunion play has the laughs , the surprises and the drama you're looking for when tuning into anything categorized in a genre nicknamed "the chitlin circuit".
4. What's Done in The Dark (The Play)
Highly underrated. Funny and relatable. Most of the plot line is later added to the movie adaptation of Meet the Browns, but still a classic in its own right.
5. Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself
Taraji P. Henson, case closed. Seriously though, this is an interesting story on family, forgiveness, and perseverance. It was as deep as they get and definitely not to be watched with little ones if you're not ready to have certain conversations.
6. Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls
The McClain Sisters are ridiculously cute in this movie. Gabriel Union slayed the role of Julia, very reminiscent of Deliver from Eva. Idris Elba is a hardworking loving father. I mean all that said it is literally a recipe for warm and fuzzies.
7. Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys
This movie gives a very interesting perspective on family. I believe it's the inspiration for the show The Haves and Have Nots because they seem to have the same character relationship structure , ideas and even a plot here and there. Either way two very good projects to enjoy.
8. Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Kimberly Elise literally does her thing in this movie. SPOILER ALERT The reason I prefer the movie to the play is because of her choice at the end to get back with him in the play. I think the movies ending is more in line with progressive strong woman of today. Still great movie lots of laughs and of course a message required for further discussion at the credits.
This show is relatable and funny with an interesting storyline so far. All of the ladies are multidimensional and authentic successful black women so that's a win for me in itself. If you're in the mood for a show, start Sistas.
No matter what you decide to watch or who you decide to watch it with, have a happy and safe easter!