The 12 Best Tiffany Haddish Movies to Add to Your Watchlist Right Now

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Tiffany Haddish is one of those Hollywood gems that you can rely on—anytime she is on the big screen, she absolutely steals it; any movie she is in is instantly funny. As Haddish tells it, the story of her career began in 1997 when a social worker gave her an ultimatum to enter therapy or enroll in comedy camp. At 17 years old, Tiffany chose the latter, finding inspiration in the voices of Richard Pryor, Dane Cook, and the Wayans Brothers.

Twenty years later, she had her breakout role in Girls Trip, and truly that was just the start. Later in the year, not only did Tiffany release a stand-up special on Showtime, but she also became the first Black woman stand-up comedian to host Saturday Night Live. Oh, and she won an Emmy Award for that hosting role, NBD (!!!!). Just a year after that, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Casual!

Needless to say, Tiffany has starred in countless blockbuster hits and iconic comedies that you probably still quote today, or use as a TikTok sound. Here are her 12 best movies for you to add to your watchlist (or re-watchlist) ASAP.

Girls Trip

Girls Trip marks Haddish’s entrance into Hollywood, and it was also the first time a film written by a Black female screenwriter (Tracy Oliver) crossed the box office $100 million mark. In this 2017 comedy, Tiffany Haddish, Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, and Jada Pinkett Smith travel to New Orleans on a girls trip to attend the annual Essence Festival. Haddish plays the life-of-the-party friend and serves as the comedic relief to an already hilarious group. Her character's storyline starts with assaulting a coworker who ate her lunch and subsequently being fired from her job. Enough said!

Available to rent on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube.

Night School

Night School stars Kevin Hart as a salesman seeking a GED, returning to the old high school he dropped out of 17 years prior. Haddish plays an unorthodox teacher leading a night school program. The two meet and chaos ensues.

Available to rent on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube.

Nobody’s Fool

In Tyler Perry’s Nobody’s Fool, Tika Sumpter plays Danica, a buttoned-up marketing executive in an online relationship with a man she’s never met in real life. Haddish plays Tanya, Danica's recently paroled sister who moves into Danica's house. The wildly different siblings embark on a journey of growth and discovery, featuring an encounter with the cast of Catfish.

Available to stream on Paramount+.

On The Count Of Three

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael’s directorial debut, On The Count Of Three follows two friends on a suicide pact living their last day on earth. The black comedy premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2021 and stars Jerrod alongside Girls’ Christopher Abbott. Haddish plays Natasha, the pregnant girlfriend of Jerrod's character. Her role in this film is small but mighty, with a pivotal second-to-last scene that shows her dramatic chops.

Available to rent on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube.

The Card Counter

Paul Schrader’s The Card Counter follows an ex-military interrogator turned gambler, played expertly by Oscar Isaac. Haddish plays La Linda, a boss of the gambling world with a stable of investors who back gamblers for a piece of the winnings. The relationship between the two is one of schemes and steam, with a nail biting ending.

Available to stream on HBO Max.

The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent

The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent has been buzzed about all year long, mostly due to the fact that Nicolas Cage is playing himself, but in truth, the movie is an ensemble. Tiffany stars alongside Pedro Pascal, Sharon Horgan, Ike Barinholtz, Alessandra Mastronardi, Jacob Scipio, and Neil Patrick Harris. Tiffany plays a CIA agent who illuminates for Nicolas the precarious situation he has put himself in by appearing at a birthday party for a sketchy billionaire playboy.

Available to purchase on Amazon Prime Video.

Keanu

Key and Peele’s 2016 buddy action comedy Keanu follows a pair of cousins who encounter a kitten which actually turns out to be the lost pet of a Los Angeles crime kingpin. In rescuing the cat, the men find themselves at the mercy of local gangs, hit men, and drug dealers. Tiffany plays Hi-C, a female gangster who introduces the pair to an infamous gang leader.

Available to rent on Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video, or free to stream on TBS with a cable provider.

Uncle Drew

The 2018 sports comedy Uncle Drew stars Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, and Shaquille O’Neal, among other legends. The story follows an aging basketball enthusiast with a dream to win Harlem’s Rucker Classic streetball tournament. Haddish plays Jess, the ex-girlfriend of Dax, the streetball team manager.

Available to rent on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube.

The Kitchen

The Kitchen features Tiffany alongside Melissa McCarthy and Elisabeth Moss as a trio of mob wives in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in the 1970s. After their husbands are sent to prison, the wives step up and take over the organized crime operations.

Available to rent on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube.

Like A Boss

Like A Boss follows a pair of very different friends who start a beauty company together, quickly falling into financial woes. They seek out help, but soon become prey to a ruthless financier (Salma Hayek) who attempts to steal the company right from under them. Tiffany stars alongside Rose Byrne, with Tiffany playing the less practical side of the friendship and Rose taking on the more buttoned up role. Billy Porter and Jennifer Coolidge also star in the film.

Available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.

Bad Trip

Netflix’s 2021 hidden camera comedy film Bad Trip follows Eric André and Lil Rel Howery as best friends on a road trip from Florida to New York City in the hopes that one of them can confess his love for his high school crush. Haddish plays Trina, the sister of Lil Rel's character, who recently escaped from jail only to find that her brother stole her car to complete the trip.

Available to stream on Netflix.

Haunted Mansion (2023)

Though not yet released or deserving of a “best of” title, Disney’s upcoming adaptation of Haunted Mansion is sure to be a big hit. Tiffany stars alongside Rosario Dawson, Lakeith Stanfield, Owen Wilson, and Danny DeVito in the reboot of the classic The Haunted Mansion, which starred Eddie Murphy.

Haunted Mansion will be released on Disney+ on March 10, 2023.

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