Tyler Perry recently announced that he will be retiring his beloved Madea character after her next film, A Madea Family Funeral.
The writer/director has been making audiences chuckle by starring as the hilarious Madea for almost two decades, and he is finally ready to hang up his wig.
“We’re going to say goodbye in ’19,” Perry told Sirius XM's Bevy Smith. “I just don’t want to be her age playing her.”
"It's time for me to kill that old b—. I'm tired, man," he later joked.
To celebrate Madea, we've put together a ranking of all the films that the character has had a significant role in, as adapted from the individual film's Rotten Tomatoes scores.
A Madea Family Funeral has been excluded since it has not been released yet, and Meet the Browns has as well, due to Madea only appearing that film as a cameo rather than a supporting or lead role.
Scroll down to check it out and let us know in the comments what your favorite Madea film is!
Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
Released: 2017 / Rotten Tomatoes Score: 6%
Critic Review: "The anarchic buffoonery is where the dust shakes off. A long jittery sequence in which the nervous old-timers drive the woods at night, acting both brave and terrified by turns, might even rank up there with Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein." — Liam Lacey, Original Cinprevnext
Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Released: 2005 / Rotten Tomatoes Score: 16%prevnext
Madea's Witness Protection
Released: 2012 / Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%prevnext
A Madea Christmas
Released: 2013 / Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%
Critic Review: "You can see, and hear, the clanking of his melodramatic machinery — the gears and pulleys of emotion — but by the time the movie is over, you've been wedged into those gears; they have you." — Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weeklyprevnext
Boo! A Madea Halloween
Released: 2016 / Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%
Critic Review: "Mr. Perry is ... an eccentric, inspired performer, and his screen-filling antics as the raucous but righteous Madea, a character who runs through Mr. Perry's stage, film and TV work - is the truly pertinent component here." — Glenn Kenny, New York Timesprevnext
Madea's Family Reunion
Released: 2006 / Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%prevnext
Madea Goes to Jail
Released: 2009 / Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28%prevnext
Madea's Big Happy Family
Released: 2011 / Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%
Critic Review: "Perry possesses a superb ear for the themes and emotions that connect him to his core audience, and that's on display again here, though the unconverted might grumble that the movie's many riffs and rants feel recycled from previous offerings." — Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Timesprevnext
I Can Do Bad All by Myself1comments
Released: 2009 / Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%
Critic Review: "Tyler Perry's latest crackles with electricity, thanks to heaps of boffo acting talent, high-octane musical interludes, and the most easy-to-root-for electrocution scene since Ernest Goes to Jail." — Shaula Clark, Boston Phoenixprev