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List of Damon Wayans Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
18
3
Beverly Hills Cop
R
18
3

Detective Axel Foley’s friend Mikey gets killed at former’s residence and he seeks permission to investigate the murder. However, his reckless behaviour and closeness with the victim, denies him the chance. Axel officially goes on a vacation, but actually tries to uncover the killers. He is joined in his effort by Sergeant John Taggart and Detective Billy Rosewood. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Martin Brest
Genres:
Comedy, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Eddie Murphy, Jonathan Banks, Ronny Cox, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher
2. The Last Boy Scout (1991)
22
2
The Last Boy Scout
R
22
2

A former secret service agent, Joe Hallenbeck works as a private detective and is supposed to protect a female witness, Cory. She also happens to be the girlfriend of Jimmy Dix, a quarterback who got thrown out of the team for gambling. When Cory gets murdered, the two men join hands to uncover the real culprit and enter the world of corrupt politician and the devious football team owner.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jimmy Dix
Director:
Genres:
Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Bruce Willis, Halle Berry, Kim Coates, James Gandolfini, Noble Willingham, Chelsea Field
3. Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
17
2
Hollywood Shuffle
R
17
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Townsend
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Keenen Ivory Wayans, Robert Townsend, Starletta DuPois, Helen Martin, Craigus R. Johnson
4. Colors (1988)
14
2
Colors
R
14
2

Colors is an action crime drama film which tells the story of an experienced cop and his hot-tempered rookie partner, who patrol the streets of Los Angeles, while attempting to keep the gang violence under control. While doing their job, both cops deal with issues such as racism.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Mario Lopez, Don Cheadle, Maria Conchita Alonso, Randy Brooks, Grand L. Bush
5. Major Payne (1995)
22
2
Major Payne
TV-PG
22
2

Major Payne leaves his Marines Service and decides to start living life as a civilian. However, he has no idea what to do for a living, and therefore, his commander finds him a job as a commanding officer of a local school.

As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Maj. Benson Payne
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Michael Ironside, Scott Bigelow, Joseph Blaire, Orlando Brown
6. Roxanne (1987)
13
2
Roxanne
PG
13
2

CD Bales who, is a witty and intelligent fire chief of a small town, falls in love with a lovely girl named Roxanne. However, since he is embarrassed of having an enormous nose, he decides not to pursue her and express his feelings.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Fred Schepisi
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Daryl Hannah, Steve Martin, Kevin Nealon, Fred Willard, Rick Rossovich, Shelley Duvall, John Kapelos
8. Bamboozled (2000)
12
2
Bamboozled
TV-MA
12
2

Pierre is a TV writer who is quite frustrated as none of his concepts go into production. Therefore, in protest, he proposes a minstrel show, but things get interesting, when the show becomes a hit.

As:
Cast
Role:
Pierre Delacroix
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Tracy Morgan, Jada Pinkett Smith, Savion Glover, Tommy Davidson, Michael Rapaport
9. Last Action Hero (1993)
12
2
Last Action Hero
PG-13
12
2

A magic movie ticket transports teenager Danny Madigan into the fictional world of his favorite movie character, the indestructible Los Angeles Cop Jack Slater. When the fictional villain, Mr. Benedict, uses the same ticket to escape into the real world, Danny and Slater must also travel back and team up to stop him.  

As:
Cast
Director:
John McTiernan
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
10. Bulletproof (1996)
15
2
Bulletproof
R
15
2

Bulletproof is an action comedy film, which tells the story of two criminals. Keats and Moses, who are forced to end their friendship after Keats turn out to be an undercover cop. Years later, the two are forced to work together, when Keats is assigned to protect Moses as a witness. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Keats
Director:
Ernest R. Dickerson
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
Adam Sandler, Monica Potter, Sven-Ole Thorsen, James Caan, Jeep Swenson, James Farentino
11. Punchline (1988)
10
2
Punchline
R
10
2

Punchline is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of a medical school dropout, and a housewife, who try to make it as stand-up comedians. As they enter a comedy club, they also try to help each other achieve success.

As:
Cast
Director:
David Seltzer
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
12. The Great White Hype (1996)
13
2
The Great White Hype
R
13
2

Rev. Fred Sultan is a boxing promoter who is looking for a way to revive public interest in his top client’s matches. He soon finds a man who had defeated his champion a long time ago at an amateur match.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Reginald Hudlin
Genres:
Comedy, Sport
Star Cast:
13. Mo' Money (1992)
13
2
Mo' Money
R
13
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Johnny Stewart
Director:
Peter MacDonald
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Romance, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Bernie Mac, Marlon Wayans, Stacey Dash, Joe Santos, John Diehl
14. Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
9
2
Earth Girls Are Easy
PG
9
2

Fascinated by a broadcast of human females, three aliens turn their spacecraft towards California. Catching her fiancé cheating on her, manicurist Valerie Gail breaks up with him. Then the alien spaceship crashes in her pool with three furry aliens in it. After shaving off their fur at friend Candy’s salon, they find three handsome men whom the girls take around the town. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Zeebo
Director:
Julien Temple
Genres:
Musical, Romance, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
Wayne Brady, Jim Carrey, Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, Julie Brown
15. Celtic Pride (1996)
11
2
Celtic Pride
PG-13
11
2

Mike and Jimmy are concerned as their favorite team loses a game in the NBA finals. Therefore, they decide to kidnap the star of the opposing team, so that he cannot perform in the next game.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Lewis Scott
Director:
Tom DeCerchio
Genres:
Sport, Comedy
Star Cast:
Darrell Hammond, Dan Aykroyd, Gail O'Grady, Christopher McDonald, Daniel Stern
16. Blankman (1994)
11
2
Blankman
PG-13
11
2

After he manages to build a bulletproof costume, a simple and nerdy inventor manages to become a superhero. Therefore he decides to fight crime in his city and put an end to it.

As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Darryl Walker
Director:
Mike Binder
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Greg Kinnear, Jason Alexander, David Alan Grier, Robin Givens
17. Look Who's Talking Too (1990)
10
1
Look Who's Talking Too
PG-13
10
1

Look Who’s Talking To is a romantic comedy film, which revolves around Mollie and James, who are having a second baby. However, their first-born Mikey, is unhappy with all the attention his new sister is getting, and this leads to a sibling rivalry between them.  

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Amy Heckerling
Genres:
Romance, Family, Comedy
19. Damon Wayans: The Last Stand? (1991)
14
2
Damon Wayans: The Last Stand?
TV-MA
14
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Terri McCoy
Genres:
Documentary, Comedy
20. Harlem Aria (1999)
12
2
Harlem Aria
R
12
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Wes
Director:
William Jennings
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Sorvino, Malik Yoba, Gabriel Casseus, Christian Camargo
21. Behind the Smile (2006)
11
2
Behind the Smile
11
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Damon Wayans
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Katt Williams, Jim Belushi, Marlon Wayans, James Belushi, Jimmy Brogan, Steven Bernstein, Denise Boutte

TV Movie(s)

1. The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime (1991)
14
3
The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime
TV-MA
14
3
As:
Writer
Director:
Robert Townsend, Walter C. Miller
Genres:
Documentary, Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tommy Davidson, Carl Craig, Franklyn Ajaye, Bobby Brown, Jesse Aragon
2. Damon Wayans: Still Standing (1997)
13
3
Damon Wayans: Still Standing
13
3
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself - Comedian
Director:
Terri McCoy
Genres:
Comedy
3. Herd Mentality (2011)
11
2
Herd Mentality
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jimmy Crowder
Director:
Andy Cadiff
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Aisha Tyler, Eliza Dushku, Danny Comden, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams
4. Triplecross (1986)
10
2
Triplecross
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
David Greene
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ted Wass, Markie Post, Shannon Wilcox, Amanda Horan Kennedy
5. A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan (1991)
10
2
A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Paul Miller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Billy Crystal, Chris Farley, Jane Curtin, Nora Dunn, Roger Ebert
6. Never Better (2008)
10
2
Never Better
10
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Marc Buckland
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jane Lynch, E.E. Bell, Trey Carlisle, Georgie Del Junco, Derrick L. McMillon
7. Eye Shat (2009)
9
2
Eye Shat
9
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Damon Wayans
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
David Alan Graf, Dante Baker, McKinley Freeman, Andrea Grano, Jeremy Guskin

Animation(s)

TV Shows and Videos

One Night Stand (1989)
One Night Stand
TV-MA
As:
Writer
Director:
David Grossman, John Fortenberry, Walter Williams, John Moffitt, Iris Dugow
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Damon (1998)
Damon
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Damon Thomas (13 episodes, 1998)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Kenya Moore, Andrea Martin, Brian George, David Alan Grier, Dom Irrera
Sweet Surrender (1987)
Sweet Surrender
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
David Doyle, Mark Blum, Dana Delany, Edan Gross
Rodney (2004)
Rodney
As:
Writer
Director:
Shelley Jensen, John Whitesell, Gail Mancuso, Robert Berlinger, Gil Junger
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Thomas F. Wilson, John Ratzenberger, Jane Lynch, Matthew Josten, Amy Pietz, Nick Searcy
Premium Blend (1997)
Premium Blend
As:
Writer
Director:
Paul Miller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Wanda Sykes, Kathy Griffin, David Alan Grier, Jamie Kennedy, D.L. Hughley
413 Hope St. (1997)
413 Hope St.
As:
Producer, Writer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tatyana Ali, Shari Headley, Jesse L. Martin, Wendell Pierce, Kelly Coffield Park
The Underground (2006)
The Underground
TV-MA
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Various (11 episodes, 2006)
Director:
Damon Wayans
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Mikey Day, Will Bowles, Gabrielle Dennis, Josh Flaum

Damon Wayans Awards

People's Choice Awards
My Wife and Kids Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series 2002