Tyler Perry’s made-up character Madea is known for being loud and fun. He has made a million dollars on his own through the Madea film franchise. Tyler Perry played Madea for the first time in the 2005 Diary of a Mad Black Woman. The movie was based on his mother and grandmother.
The film was so successful and well-liked by the public that sequels were made after sequels, making Madea one of the most famous characters. Madea Universe is about an African American woman named Mabel “Madea” Earlene Simmons and her big family.
You might want to watch all the Madea movies, so you don’t get confused. Also, you probably want to know how many Madea movies there are. Read on to find out the order in which you should watch the Madea movies.
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
Helen and Charles McCarter have everything anyone could want and are very happy together. Still, on their 18th wedding anniversary, Charles tells Helen about his relationship with Brenda and asks for a divorce. Helen takes everything she owns and moves in with her grandmother Madea.
Madea helps Helen overcome her pain and figure out what life is all about. Soon, Helen’s sad life gets back on track, and she and Orlando start to get along well.
Madea’s Family Reunion (2006)
A year later, Madea went back to Madea’s Family Reunion. Madea, known for her attitude, plans a fun family reunion while taking care of her nieces and a runaway who needs advice, love, and care from a grandmother.
In the last movie, Madea breaks his house arrest to help Helen. The judge told Madea that she should take care of Nikki, who has a bad attitude and grew up without parents or go to jail. She opts for Nikki.
At first, Nikki makes Madea mad, but they get along well after a while. Nikki learns good manners from Madea, and Nikki shows these traits in her own life. Lisa’s mother wants Lisa to marry a rude man, and she forces Lisa to do so.
Meet The Browns (2008)
All it took for this movie to get interesting was a cameo from the no-nonsense Madea. Even though the character is only in Meet the Browns for a short time, it is still part of the Madea Cinematic Universe. Angela Bassett plays Brenda Brown, a single mother who goes to Georgia to attend the funeral of the father she never met.
This is the main plot of the romantic comedy. She meets the loud Brown family in the new town and falls in love again. The movie is on Starz, and you can rent or buy it from Amazon Video.
Madea Goes To Jail (2009)
After a high-speed police chase (shown in “Meet the Browns”) ends with Madea being caught and put in jail, she accepts that her licence is permanently revoked, and Judge Mablean Ephriam sends her to an anger management class.
When Madea gets home from court, she finds that her brother, Joe Simmons, has thrown a party at her house. Joe says he did this to cheer up Madea. On the other hand, Madea is not happy about the party, so she uses a machine gun to scare people away.
Madea has been accused of everything from identity theft to insurance fraud to trying to kill someone. This time, she refuses a court-ordered anger management programme by driving Dr Phil crazy and makes fun of her daughter Cora’s calm trust in Jesus.
After getting arrested for damaging a racist woman’s car, she meets serial killer Sofia Vergara, confronts a predatory prisoner, and is eventually freed on a technicality by dancing her way out of jail (in her housedress, of course). The most popular Madea movie is the one in which she has almost no morals. This is as close to pure identity as a person can get without becoming a cartoon Tasmanian Devil.
I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)
Madea sees Jennifer, Manny, and Byron breaking into her house. She takes Jennifer, Manny, and Byron upstairs and feeds them. Madea asks them about their families and finds out that their aunt, April, works in a nightclub.
Madea takes all three kids to April’s house. April is a talented woman who is unhappy with her life and drinks a lot. At first, April doesn’t want to know the kids, but she takes them all in as a family responsibility.
Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011)
Shirley, Madea’s niece, finds out that her health is terrible, so she wants her whole family to be with her and help her get better. Tammy, Kimberly, and Byron are all adults, but they are all busy with their problems.
When Madea learns about all of this, she teams up with Aunt Bam and accepts the challenge to bring the whole family together and help Shirley get better.
Madea’s Witness Protection (2012)
Based on how much money it made at the box office, this one seems to have been a fan favourite, as it is Madea’s second highest-grossing movie. But it came out when Perry was hinting that he might be done with the character, and it shows.
Even by Perry’s low-budget standards, the movie looks cheap, the jokes don’t work, and the director seems exhausted by the role, going through the motions in his wig and padded housedress and having almost no comedic chemistry with co-star Eugene Levy.
Perry decided to keep Madea alive and well in the following chapters, which is good news for fans. The Chief Financial Officer of a Wall Street investment bank in New York is George Needleman, Medea’s nephew.
When George goes to work one day, his boss tells him that the company is a mob-run Ponzi scheme and is being looked into for money laundering. George starts getting death threats from the crowd. George and his family have been put in witness protection and sent to Atlanta to live at Madea’s mansion.
A Madea Christmas (2013)
In A Madea Christmas, the first-holiday movie in the Madea Cinematic Universe, the main character goes to the country with her niece to see the niece’s daughter. Under the surface, the movie is about race relations and has a lot of Christmas cheer, making it a charming film to watch during the holidays.
A Madea Christmas can be watched online on Hulu, Peacock, and Direct TV. You can buy or rent it on YouTube, Apple TV, and Amazon Video.
Madea’s Tough Love (2015)
In this animated movie made for home video, Madea punishes some bad kids and then tries to help them save their failing youth centre. You can watch the film on Tubi, but you can buy or rent it from Redbox, Amazon Video, and Apple TV.
Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)
Madea…but make it scarier. After A Madea Christmas was a big hit, Perry made another Madea holiday movie, this time for Halloween. When the honest Perry leaves town on Halloween night, he asks aunt Madea to keep an eye on his teenage daughter, so she doesn’t end up at a house party. In her funny version of Scream, Madea runs into ghosts, zombies, and killers not long after that.
Jonathan and his fraternity members invite Tiffany and her friends Aday, Rain, and Leah to a Halloween party. Tiffany’s father, Brian, the son of “Uncle Joe” Simmons, won’t let her go. He is also upset about her sexually explicit video chat with Jonathan. “Aunt Bam” and “Madea,” Brian’s maternal aunt, give out candy to trick-or-treaters that night (and Bam steals it right back from them).
Joe dresses up as a clown to scare the women. Their friend Hattie helps him do this. Brian has Madea stay at his house to keep Tiffany from going to the party. However, Tiffany and Aday make up a ghost story that scares the adults away from the party. Madea tries to crash the party when she finds out the girls are there, but she is kicked out.
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)
On Tiffany’s 18th birthday, Brian’s ex-wife and Tiffany’s mother, Debrah, come with Debrah’s new husband and give Tiffany her dream car. Tiffany finds out that Jonathan has set up a Halloween party at his lake house, Lake Derrick.
Tiffany and her friend Gabriella get in the car and start driving wildly toward Lake Derrick. When Brian gets back to his house, Madea, Joe, Bam, and Hattie are waiting for him to give Tiffany a surprise.
A Madea Family Funeral (2019)
Their children will celebrate Vianne and Anthony’s 40th wedding anniversary. They will invite Madea, Joe, Brian, Aunt Bam, and Hattie to the party. When they all get to the hotel, Anthony has sex with Vianne’s best friend, Renee.
Anthony has a heart attack because he slept with Renee. By the time they get to the hospital, Anthony is dead. Everyone decides to keep the cause of death a secret, but Anthony’s son, A.J., thinks Renee killed his father.