In the order of their release, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea's Family Reunion, Meet the Browns, Madea Goes to Jail, and I Can Do Bad All By Myself are movies featuring the character Madea. Currently, there are eleven Madea movies in total.
Diary of a Mad Black Woman, released in 2005, was originally a successful stage play by Tyler Perry. The movie examines the breakdown of an 18-year marriage between Charles, an accomplished lawyer, and his wife, Helen. As in all the Madea movies, Tyler Perry portrays Madea, who is Helen's grandmother. In the 2006 comedy Madea's Family Reunion, Madea juggles family troubles that unfold as the date of a family reunion approaches.
Released in 2008, Meet the Browns was a tale of triumph over adversity and single parenthood. Later the same year, Madea donned orange scrubs and locked horns with fellow offenders in Madea Goes To Jail. 2009 saw the release of I Can Do Bad All By Myself. Like Diary of a Mad Black Woman it was also based on a popular Tyler Perry stage play. Though the play and the movie titles are identical, the film is not an adaptation of the stage play, which debuted in 1999.
Madea's Big Happy Family, Madea's Witness Protection, Madea Gets a Job, A Madea Christmas, Boo! A Madea Halloween, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween and A Madea Family Funeral are other Madea movies, listed in the order of their release. Additionally Madea's Tough Love is the first animated movie to feature the Madea character.