12 Madea Movies In Order: October, 2023 New Update

Filed in Articles by on September 18, 2023


Renowned for his uproariously bold fictional persona, Madea, Tyler Perry has forged his path to becoming a self-made millionaire through the movie franchise.

His remarkable accomplishments were recognized at the 2021 Oscars, underscoring the undeniable influence of the Madea films.

Whether you’re new to Madea’s world or a seasoned enthusiast seeking a recap, here’s a comprehensive list of madea movies in order of their release.

1. Title: Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Release Year: 2005
Director: Darren Grant
Runtime: 1h 56m


It all began with “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” a play adapted by Perry into the 2005 film of the same name. Kimberly Elise stars as a woman on the brink of celebrating her 18th wedding anniversary when her husband (Steve Harris) abruptly leaves her for another woman.

2. Title: Madea’s Family Reunion

Release Year: 2006
Director: Tyler Perry
Runtime: 1h 49m

A year later, Madea returned in “Madea’s Family Reunion.” In this second installment, Madea, known for packing heat, orchestrates a lively family reunion while also providing her nurturing advice, love, and care to her nieces and a runaway in need.

3. Title: Meet the Browns

Release Year: 2008
Director: Tyler Perry
Runtime: Series

While not strictly a Madea-centric production, everyone’s favorite gun-toting granny, Madea, makes a memorable and comical guest appearance in “Meet the Browns,” another film adapted from one of Perry’s plays.

4. Title: Madea Goes to Jail

Release Year: 2009
Director: Tyler Perry
Runtime: 1h 35m

In the fourth movie of the series, “Madea Goes to Jail,” Madea’s unforgettable line, “But if the gotters get me, I’m going to get my gloc!” sets the tone. As the title implies, Madea finds herself incarcerated in this installment, where she encounters a cast of dubious yet redeemable characters.

5. Title: I Can Do Bad All By Myself

Release Year: 2009
Director: Tyler Perry
Runtime: 1h 53m

This film marks the eagerly awaited entrance of Taraji P. Henson into the Madea franchise. Henson plays April, an aunt reluctantly taking care of her three nieces and nephews after Madea catches them looting her home.

6. Title: Madea’s Big Happy Family

Release Year: 2011
Director: Tyler Perry
Runtime: 1h 46m

In this 2011 Madea movie, adapted from one of Perry’s plays, the story centers on family as Madea endeavors to reunite everyone after a family member reveals distressing health news.

7. Title: Madea’s Witness Protection

Release Year: 2012
Director: Tyler Perry
Runtime: 1h 54m

Madea’s family keeps expanding! In “Madea’s Witness Protection,” her nephew, a chief financial officer, discovers he has been ensnared in a Ponzi scheme involving the mob.

8. Title: A Madea Christmas

Release Year: 2013
Director: Tyler Perry
Runtime: 1h 39m

In the holiday-themed “A Madea Christmas” of 2013, Madea reluctantly agrees to accompany her friend to visit her daughter, leading to her unique brand of Christmas cheer being spread during her time in the countryside.

9. Title: Boo! A Madea Halloween

Release Year: 2016
Director: Tyler Perry
Runtime: 1h 43m

Following the success of “A Madea Christmas,” Perry returned with another holiday-themed Madea film, this time set during Halloween. When the real Perry is out of town on Halloween night, he entrusts aunt Madea with watching over his teenage daughter to ensure she doesn’t attend a house party.

10. Title: Boo 2! A Madea Hallowen

Release Year: 2017
Director: Tyler Perry
Runtime: 1h 40m

Because one Halloween movie wasn’t enough, a year later, “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” made its debut in theaters. In this installment, Madea and her companions, Bam and Hattie, confront the challenges of a haunted campground.

11. Title: A Madea Family Funeral

Release Year: 2019
Director: Tyler Perry
Runtime: 1h 49m

Initially billed as the concluding installment in the Madea series (spoiler alert: it wasn’t), “A Madea Family Funeral” serves as the ultimate farewell to the iconic character.

12. Title: A Madea Homecoming

Release Year: 2022
Director: Tyler Perry
Runtime: 1h 45m

Contrary to Perry’s initial claims, “A Madea Family Funeral” wasn’t truly the end of Madea’s cinematic journey. A few years later, Perry returned with “A Madea Homecoming.”

CSN Team.


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