Madea Movies In Order [What order do the Madea movies go in]

Madea Universe tells the tale of various events in the life of a bold African American Women named Mabel “Madea” Earlene Simmons and her big family. Here is the list of all Madea movies in order of release

  • Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
  • Madea’s Family Reunion (2006)
  • Meet the Browns (2008)
  • Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
  • I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)
  • Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011)
  • Madea’s Witness Protection (2012)
  • A Madea Christmas (2013)
  • Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)
  • Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)
  • A Madea Family Funeral (2019)
list of all Madea movies in order of release

About Mabel “Madea” Movie Series

Inspired by his mom and grandmother, Tyler Perry came in the role of Madea for the first time in 2005 with the film Diary of a Mad Black Woman. The film becomes very popular and received so much love from the audience that the franchise developed sequels after sequels, making Madea one of the most iconic characters.

Madea Movies In Order: What order do the Madea movies go in?

There is a total of 12 Madea Movies including one Cameo and an animation film starring Tyler Perry in the role of a tough African American Women named Mabel “Madea” Earlene Simmons.

All Madea movies tell the tale of various events that happen in the life of Madea and her big family. All Madea films are connected and have similar characters throughout. Besides, all Madea films pick the story after the events in the previous film.

Watching Madea movies is order is not necessary but recommended. It’s perfectly fine to watch Madea movies as standalone, however watching Madea films in order will help you better understand the story, characters and their relation.

What Order Do The Madea Movies Go In?

The watch order of Madea movies is straightforward and free from any prequel and Jumps. The best way to watch Madea movies is to watch them in order of their release. Here is the list of all Madea movies in order of release

Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) first movie on the list of all Madea movies in order of release
Edited Still From Madea Films | All credit goes to Tyler Perry Studios

Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

Helen and Charles McCarter have everything that anyone could imagine and are living a very happy life together but on their 18th wedding anniversary, Charles discloses his relationship with Brenda and asks for a divorce. Helen takes all her possessions and moves to her grandmother Madea’s house.

Madea helps Helen overcome her pain and understand the true meaning of life, Soon Helen’s tragic life comes to track and she develops a healthy relationship with Orlando.

Madea’s Family Reunion (2006) second movie on the list of all Madea movies in order of release
Edited Still From Madea Films | All credit goes to Tyler Perry Studios

Madea’s Family Reunion (2006)

To help Helen, Madea violates the terms of her house arrest and hence the Judge gives her two options, either she should go to jail or she should take care of a seditious girl, Nikki who has grown up without her parents and has a very bad attitude.

Initially, Nikki causes many troubles for Madea, and soon both start to develop a good relationship together. Madea starts to teach Nikki good values and Nikki starts to work to make her life better. meanwhile, Madea’s nieces Lisa’s mother is forcing Lisa to marry Carlos Armstrong, a rude investment banker.

Meet the Browns (2008) third movie on the list of all Madea movies in order of release
Edited Still From Madea Films | All credit goes to Tyler Perry Studios

Meet the Browns (2008)

This movie tells the story of Brenda Brown-Davis. she is the mother of Mike Jr., Lena, and Tosha and takes care of all the three alone. One day Brenda gets a news that his unknown father has died and his funeral will be in Georgia. Further she learns that the plant in which she works is closed.

Brenda takes all three children with her to attained her father’s funeral. In this movie, Tyler Perry has played the role of Madea as a cameo.

Madea Goes to Jail (2009) fourth movie on the list of all Madea movies in order of release
Edited Still From Madea Films | All credit goes to Tyler Perry Studios

Madea Goes to Jail (2009)

After a high-speed freeway police chase, police arrests Madea and releases her after suspending her driver’s license. When Madea returns home, she finds her brother, Joe Simmons has hosted a party to cheer her up. Next Day, Madea returns after her anger management consulation and calls Cora to take her to market.

When Cora declines, Angery Madea takes her car and drives to Kmart where she takes control of a forklift truck and destroys the car of wife of a police officer. Police further arrests Madea and takes her to court where Judge sentences her to prison.

I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009) fifth movie on the list of all Madea movies in order of release
Edited Still From Madea Films | All credit goes to Tyler Perry Studios

I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)

Madea catches Jennifer, Manny and Byron robbing in her house, Madea takes three of them upstairs and gives them to eat something. Madea question’s about their family and learns that they have an Aunt, April who works in a nightclub.

Madea takes all three children to April’s house. April is a talented Lady but is depressed with her life and is highly dependent on liquor. Initially, April refuses to recognize the children but takes all of them in as a family responsibility.

Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011) sixth movie on the list of all Madea movies in order of release
Edited Still From Madea Films | All credit goes to Tyler Perry Studios

Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011)

Madea’s niece Shirley learns that her health condition is very critical so she wants her entire family to be with her and help her revive from poor health. but Shirley’s three adult children Tammy, Kimberly, and Byron are busy with their own problems.

When Madea learns about all this, she teams up with Aunt Bam and takes the challenge to unite the entire clan together and help Shirley get well.

Madea’s Witness Protection (2012) seventh movie on the list of all Madea movies in order of release
Edited Still From Madea Films | All credit goes to Tyler Perry Studios

Madea’s Witness Protection (2012)

Madea’s nephew George Needleman is the CFO of a Wall Street investment bank. everything is going fine in George’s life but one day when he goes to his office learns that the company in which he works is is a Ponzi scheme run by the mob and is accused of laundering funds.

Further, George starts to get death threats from the mob. when George tells about all this to police, He with his family are kept under witness protection in his Aunt Madea’s house in Atlanta.

A Madea Christmas (2013) eighth movie on the list of all Madea movies in order of release
Edited Still From Madea Films | All credit goes to Tyler Perry Studios

A Madea Christmas (2013)

Madea’s great-niece Eileen’s daughter, Lacey is a teacher and is married to a white man named Conner. Lacey school doesn’t have funds to celebrate their annual Christmas Jubilee and everyone asks Lacey to ask Oliver (her ex boyfriend) for funds.

Lacey further informs Eileen that she will celebrate Christmas at her school and won’t come home. Eileen, unaware of Lacey’s marriage brings Madea and Oliver with her to visit Lacey at her school.

Edited Still From Madea Films | All credit goes to Tyler Perry Studios

Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)

Jonathan and his brothers invite underage Tiffany and her friends for a Halloween party but Tiffany’s father Brian doesn’t allow her to go. Later, Brain brings  Madea Joe, Aunt Bam, and Hattie to his house so that they can have a watch on Tiffany and don’t let her attend the party as he is going out of town for work.

When Brain goes to work, Tiffany makes a plan with Aday, and together they make a ghost story to fool all the adults in the house.

Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017) tenth movie on the list of all Madea movies in order of release
Edited Still From Madea Films | All credit goes to Tyler Perry Studios

Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)

On  Tiffany’s 18th birthday, Brian’s ex-wife and her mother, Debrah come with her new husband and gift Tiffany her dream car. Tiffany learns that Jonathan has arranged a Halloween party at his Lake Derrick.

Tiffany with her friend Gabriella starts to drive the car recklessly to reach Lake Derrick. Meanwhile, when Brian reaches back to his home, he finds Madea, Joe, Bam, and Hattie waiting at his house to give a surprise to Tiffany.

A Madea Family Funeral (2019) twelveth movie on the list of all Madea movies in order of release
Edited Still From Madea Films | All credit goes to Tyler Perry Studios

A Madea Family Funeral (2019)

Vianne and Anthony’s children plan to celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of Vianne and Anthony and call Madea, Joe, Brian, Aunt Bam, and Hattie to attend the celebration. When all of them reach the hotel, they catch Anthony having sex with Vianne’s best friend Renee.

Because of having sex with Renee, Anthony suffers a heart attack and when they reach hospital, Anthony dies. all of them decides to keep the reason for death a secret meanwhile Anthony’s son A.J blames Renee for his father’s death.

List of All Madea Movies, Short films, and Television Series in Order of Release

In addition to eleven Madea movies with a cameo role, there is a short animation film that is based on the story of Madea and his family and various Television series where Madea has given her guest appearances. Here is the List of All Madea Movies, Short Films, and Television Series in Order of Release

  • Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
  • Madea’s Family Reunion (2006)
  • Meet the Browns (2008) – Cameo
  • Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
  • I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)
  • Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011)
  • House of Payne (guest appearances) Television Series
  • Madea’s Witness Protection (2012)
  • A Madea Christmas (2013)
  • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Tough Love (2015) – Animation Movie
  • Love Thy Neighbor (guest appearance) Television Series
  • Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)
  • Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)
  • A Madea Family Funeral (2019)
  • Meet the Willams (mentioned) Television series

Will Tyler Perry Make Any More Madea Movies?

Tyler Perry has clearly confirmed that he will not make Madea movies anymore. The series started in 1999 and the latest movie “A Madea Family Funeral” was released in 2019. With a list of eleven comedy movies, there will not be any more Madea films.

Are all of the Madea movies part of the same series?

All the eleven Madea films star Tyler Perry in the lead role of Madea and are part of the same series. Besides, there are three television series and animation movies in the series.

Which Madea Movie Is The Best?

Madea Movies Ratings On IMDb
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween 3.8/10
A Madea Family Funeral4.4/10
I Can Do Bad All by Myself4.5/10
Madea Goes to Jail4.5/10
Boo! A Madea Halloween 4.6/10
Madea’s Big Happy Family4.7/10
A Madea Christmas4.9/10
Madea’s Witness Protection4.9/10
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Tough Love5.2/10
Madea’s Family Reunion5.2/10
Diary of a Mad Black Woman5.8/10

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Conclusion

Inspired by the memories and time, Tyler Perry shared with his grandmother, he came up with a fictional character bold African American Women named Mabel “Madea” Earlene Simmons. There are currently 11 comedy movies based on Madea and her life.

The recommended way to watch Madea films is to watch them in release order. Here in this article, I have listed all Madea movies in order of release which you can follow to watch the series.

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