The “Barbershop” movies are some of the most popular comedies. The first film in the franchise was released in 2002 and starred Ice Cube playing the character of the owner of a barbershop in Chicago. The film was a massive hit with audiences and critics and spawned two sequel films, released in 2004 and 2016.

The franchise is known for its funny, relatable characters and sharp commentary on social issues. The films have resonated with viewers of all ages, and the franchise has become a beloved part of pop culture.

This blog post will look at the “Barbershop” franchise, from the first film to the most recent. We’ll also take a quick look at the plot of each film and some of the highlights.

So grab your popcorn and get ready for some laughs!

  1. Barbershop (2002)
  2. Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
  3. Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)
  4. Spin off Beauty shop (2005)

Barbershop (2002)

Barbershop Official Trailer #1 - Troy Garity Movie (2002) HD

If you’re looking for a hilarious and heartwarming movie, you can’t go wrong with “Barbershop.” Directed by Tim Story and written by Mark Brown, the film centers around Calvin (played by Ice Cube), the owner of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. The other cast includes stars such as Anthony Anderson, Sean Patrick Thomas, Eve, and Troy Garity.

Barbershop
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  • Ice Cube, Anthony Anderson, Cedric The Entertainer (Actors)
  • Tim Story (Director) - Don D. Scott (Writer) - George Tillman Jr. (Producer)

With a struggling business, Calvin is reluctant to sell the shop, which has been in his family for generations; however, things turn, and he sells the shop to the local loan shark, Lester Wallace (Keith David), for cash.

Soon he realizes the need of the surrounding community for a safe place to congregate and be themselves.

With a budget of $12 million, the movie managed to gross over $77 million worldwide. “Barbershop” is a funny, heartwarming film that celebrates the importance of community and friendship. It is sure to leave you entertained and inspired.

Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

Barbershop 2: Back in Business Official Trailer #1 - Ice Cube Movie (2004) HD

The sequel to the 2002 movie, the Chicago barbershop, owned by Calvin Palmer Jr. (Ice Cube), faces the latest threat, this time in the form of a hair salon chain by Quentin Leroux (Harry Lennix) that has opened up right next door.

Barbershop 2: Back in Business
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Sean Patrick Thomas (Actors)
  • Kevin Rodney Sullivan (Director) - Mark Brown (Writer) - Alex Gartner (Producer)

The new barbershop called Nappy Cutz is putting his shop out of business by using new tech tics to lure customers. While Calvin tries to figure out how to deal with the prospect of direct competition from Quentin’s glitzy shop, his barbers face other difficulties. Isaac (Troy Garity), the lone white barber, ascended to prominence at the shop and begins believing he deserves star treatment compared to Calvin and the other barbers.

Director Kevin Rodney Sullivan, “Barbershop 2: Back in Business,” did pretty well in terms of revenue at the box office.

If you have watched the first movie, you would want to know what happens next, and this movie is equally good, if not better.

Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)

Barbershop: The Next Cut - Official Trailer 1 [HD]

Released after almost a 12-year hiatus, “Barbershop: The Next Cut” is set in a now co-ed barbershop on the south side of Chicago.

Barbershop: The Next Cut
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  • Anthony Anderson, Cedric the Entertainer, Deon Cole (Actors)
  • Malcolm D. Lee (Director) - Kenya Barris (Writer) - Ice Cube (Producer)

In this third installment, the film follows Calvin and his employees working hard to run the shop. Still, with crime and violence rising in the area, Calvin (Ice Cube) and his team now have to put their differences aside to band together and save their beloved shop, which is more than just a business to them – it is a haven for the community.

The film was directed by Malcolm D. Lee and written by Kenya Barris, and also stars Regina Hall, Anthony Anderson, Common, Eve, Nicki Minaj, and Cedric the Entertainer. “Barbershop: The Next Cut” was a box office success, grossing over $55 million.

The “Barbershop” movies are a must-watch for anyone looking for a good laugh. These films provide excellent entertainment value, and they also offer up some valuable life lessons. If you haven’t seen them yet, check them out!

Spin-off Movie

Apart from the three movies, there is also a spin-off movie, “Beauty Shop” (2005), which stars Queen Latifah as Gina.

Beauty Shop (2005)

Beauty Shop (2005) | Official Trailer | MGM Studios

Directed by Bille Woodruff, this spin-off movie was released in 2005. the story follows Gina Norris (Queen Latifah), who, after quitting her job, opens up her beauty shop with the help of a loan officer.

Beauty Shop
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Queen Latifah, James "Lil Jj" Lewis, Djimon Hounsou (Actors)
  • Bille Woodruff (Director) - Elizabeth Hunter (Writer) - George Tillman Jr. (Producer)

When she took over the business, she had to face immediate roadblocks such as boisterous young stylists, older clients attached to their ways, and an energetic little boy named Willie constantly flirting with women,

The film has a good cast, including Alicia Silverstone, Andie MacDowell, Djimon Hounsou, and Kevin Bacon. “Beauty Shop” was not as successful as the “Barbershop” movies at the box office, but it is still an enjoyable movie to watch.

It is one of those movies that will make you laugh, cry, and think about the importance of family, friendship, and community.

Sum It Up

And so in conclusion, the barbershop movie is a unique and essential genre with something to offer viewers of all ages. Whether it’s the laughs, the drama, or the feel-good vibes, there’s no doubt that these films are remarkable.

So here it is, all the Barbershop movies in order! Add them to your watch list if you haven’t seen them yet.

FAQs About Barbershop Movies

How many barbershop movies are there?

There are currently three Ice Cube barbershop movies released to date.

Are the Barbershop movies based on a true story?

No, the Barbershop movies are not based on a true story; they are fictional stories set in a barbershop environment.

What is the order of the Barbershop movies?

The order of the Barbershop movies is as follows: “Barbershop” (2002), “Barbershop 2: Back in Business” (2004), and “Barbershop: The Next Cut” (2016).

Where was Barbershop 3 filmed?

It was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia.

Are there any TV series?

Yes, there is one TV series with ten episodes named “Barbershop: The Series.” based on Calvin’s barbershop movie. It was written, produced, and directed by George Tillman, Jr. and Robert Teitel with the original Barbershop cast member Ice Cube. It only aired for one season with ten episodes (seven of which were penned by Ridley).

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