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List of Damon Wayans Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
19
3
Beverly Hills Cop
R
19
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. 

Starring:
Eddie Murphy, Jonathan Banks, Ronny Cox, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher
Directed By:
Martin Brest
2. The Last Boy Scout (1991)
23
2
The Last Boy Scout
R
23
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.

Role:
Jimmy Dix
Starring:
Bruce Willis, Halle Berry, Kim Coates, James Gandolfini, Noble Willingham, Chelsea Field
Directed By:
3. Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
17
3
Hollywood Shuffle
R
17
3
Starring:
Keenen Ivory Wayans, Robert Townsend, Starletta DuPois, Helen Martin, Craigus R. Johnson
Directed By:
Robert Townsend
4. Major Payne (1995)
25
2
Major Payne
TV-PG
25
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.

Role:
Maj. Benson Payne
Starring:
Michael Ironside, Scott Bigelow, Joseph Blaire, Orlando Brown
Directed By:
5. Colors (1988)
14
3
Colors
R
14
3

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.

Starring:
Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Mario Lopez, Don Cheadle, Maria Conchita Alonso, Randy Brooks, Grand L. Bush
Directed By:
6. Roxanne (1987)
14
2
Roxanne
PG
14
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.  

Starring:
Daryl Hannah, Steve Martin, Kevin Nealon, Fred Willard, Rick Rossovich, Shelley Duvall, John Kapelos
Directed By:
Fred Schepisi
8. Bamboozled (2000)
12
3
Bamboozled
TV-MA
12
3

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.

Role:
Pierre Delacroix
Starring:
Tracy Morgan, Jada Pinkett Smith, Savion Glover, Tommy Davidson, Michael Rapaport
Directed By:
9. Last Action Hero (1993)
13
2
Last Action Hero
PG-13
13
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.  

Directed By:
John McTiernan
10. Bulletproof (1996)
16
2
Bulletproof
R
16
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. 

Role:
Keats
Starring:
Adam Sandler, Monica Potter, Sven-Ole Thorsen, James Caan, Jeep Swenson, James Farentino
Directed By:
Ernest R. Dickerson
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.

Starring:
Tom Hanks, Sally Field, John Goodman, Candace Cameron Bure, Mark Rydell, Kim Greist
Directed By:
David Seltzer
12. Mo' Money (1992)
14
3
Mo' Money
R
14
3

While stalking a cute girl, a con artist is mistaken for a job applicant at a credit card company. He manages to get the job, and everything is going perfectly till he gets drawn into a world of crime.

Role:
Johnny Stewart
Starring:
Bernie Mac, Marlon Wayans, Stacey Dash, Joe Santos, John Diehl
Directed By:
Peter MacDonald
13. The Great White Hype (1996)
13
3
The Great White Hype
R
13
3

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.  

Starring:
John Rhys-Davies, Jamie Foxx, Jeff Goldblum, Samuel L. Jackson, Jon Lovitz, Peter Berg
Directed By:
Reginald Hudlin
14. Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
10
2
Earth Girls Are Easy
PG
10
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. 

Role:
Zeebo
Starring:
Wayne Brady, Jim Carrey, Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, Julie Brown
Directed By:
Julien Temple
15. Celtic Pride (1996)
11
3
Celtic Pride
PG-13
11
3

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.  

Role:
Lewis Scott
Starring:
Darrell Hammond, Dan Aykroyd, Gail O'Grady, Christopher McDonald, Daniel Stern
Directed By:
Tom DeCerchio
16. Blankman (1994)
11
3
Blankman
PG-13
11
3

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.

Role:
Darryl Walker
Starring:
Jason Alexander, Greg Kinnear, David Alan Grier, Robin Givens
Directed By:
Mike Binder
17. Look Who's Talking Too (1990)
11
1
Look Who's Talking Too
PG-13
11
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.  

Starring:
John Travolta, Roseanne Barr, Mel Brooks, Kirstie Alley, Gilbert Gottfried, Bruce Willis, Elias Koteas
Directed By:
Amy Heckerling
18. Marci X (2003)
6
3
Marci X
R
6
3

When humanitarian Ben Feld receives an award, he is attacked by conservative senator Mary Ellen Sprinkle. This shocks his daughter Marci, as her father receives a heart attack due to the criticism. She decides to teach the rapper a lesson.

Role:
Dr. S
Starring:
Jane Krakowski, Lisa Kudrow, Christine Baranski, Richard Benjamin, Jane Krakowski
Directed By:
Richard Benjamin
19. Damon Wayans: The Last Stand? (1991)
14
3
Damon Wayans: The Last Stand?
TV-MA
14
3
Role:
Himself
Directed By:
Terri McCoy
20. Harlem Aria (1999)
12
3
Harlem Aria
R
12
3
Role:
Wes
Starring:
Paul Sorvino, Malik Yoba, Gabriel Casseus, Christian Camargo
Directed By:
William Jennings
21. Behind the Smile (2006)
11
3
Behind the Smile
11
3
Starring:
Katt Williams, Jim Belushi, Marlon Wayans, James Belushi, Jimmy Brogan, Steven Bernstein, Denise Boutte
Directed By:
Damon Wayans
22. Goosed (1999)
8
2
Goosed
8
2
Starring:
Joan Rivers, Jennifer Tilly, Gilbert Gottfried, Danielle Harris, Robert Klein
Directed By:
Aleta Chappelle

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

Animation(s)

Waynehead (1996)
Waynehead
TV-Y
Starring:
Gary Coleman, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh, Orlando Brown, Jamil Walker Smith
Farce of the Penguins (2006)
Farce of the Penguins
R
Plot:

Farce of the Penguins is an animated mockumentary film which revolves around a group of male penguins, who are making a seventy-mile trek to go and meet the female penguins at the breeding grounds. The film was made as a parody of ‘March of the Penguins’, a French feature film.

Starring:
Abe Vigoda, Alyson Hannigan, John Stamos, Brie Larson, Lori Loughlin, Norm MacDonald, Christina Applegate
Directed By:
Bob Saget

TV Shows and Videos

Saturday Night Live (1975)
Saturday Night Live
TV-PG
Starring:
Spike Lee, Graham Chapman, John Belushi, Bob Odenkirk, Natasha Henstridge, Louis C.K., Jon Hamm
Directed By:
Ben Stiller, Dave Wilson, Beth McCarthy-Miller, Don Roy King, James Signorelli
Lethal Weapon (2016)
Lethal Weapon
TV-14
Role:
Roger Murtaugh (40 episodes, 2016-2018)
Starring:
Swoosie Kurtz, Hilarie Burton, Daniella Alonso, Will Forte, Scottie Pippen
In Living Color (1990)
In Living Color
Starring:
Pam Grier, Denise Richards, Molly Shannon, Rosie Perez, Sherman Hemsley, Jennifer Lopez, Jim Carrey
Directed By:
Terri McCoy, Paul Miller, Rosie Perez, David Grossman, Morris Abraham
Happy Endings (2011)
Happy Endings
TV-14
Starring:
Megan Mullally, Brian Austin Green, Jessica Rothe, Gina Rodriguez, Tom Kenny, RuPaul, Stephanie March
Directed By:
Lee Shallat Chemel, Jeff Melman, Michael Patrick Jann, Eric Appel, Fred Goss
One Night Stand (1989)
One Night Stand
TV-MA
Starring:
Jerry Seinfeld, David Spade, Dan Avey
Directed By:
David Grossman, John Fortenberry, Walter Williams, John Moffitt, Iris Dugow
Damon (1998)
Damon
Role:
Damon Thomas (13 episodes, 1998)
Starring:
Kenya Moore, Andrea Martin, Brian George, David Alan Grier, Dom Irrera
A Different World (1987)
A Different World
Starring:
Gary Dourdan, Tom Arnold, Dean Cain, Alfonso Ribeiro, Diahann Carroll, Lena Horne, Lisa Bonet
Directed By:
Debbie Allen, Ellen Gittelsohn, Neema Barnette, Henry Chan, Glynn Turman
My Wife and Kids (2001)
My Wife and Kids
TV-PG
Role:
Michael Kyle (123 episodes, 2001-2005)
Starring:
Chelsea Handler, Anthony Anderson, Betty White, Vivica A. Fox, Meagan Good, Nicole Scherzinger, Lou Ferrigno
Directed By:
Leonard R. Garner Jr., Philip Charles MacKenzie, Dean Lorey, Andy Cadiff, James Widdoes
Awards:
People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series
Sweet Surrender (1987)
Sweet Surrender
Starring:
David Doyle, Mark Blum, Dana Delany, Edan Gross
Rodney (2004)
Rodney
Starring:
John Ratzenberger, Thomas F. Wilson, Jane Lynch, Matthew Josten, Amy Pietz, Nick Searcy
Directed By:
Shelley Jensen, John Whitesell, Gail Mancuso, Robert Berlinger, Gil Junger
Premium Blend (1997)
Premium Blend
Starring:
Kathy Griffin, Wanda Sykes, David Alan Grier, Jamie Kennedy, D.L. Hughley
Directed By:
Paul Miller
413 Hope St. (1997)
413 Hope St.
Starring:
Tatyana Ali, Shari Headley, Jesse L. Martin, Wendell Pierce, Kelly Coffield Park
The Underground (2006)
The Underground
TV-MA
Role:
Various (11 episodes, 2006)
Starring:
Mikey Day, Will Bowles, Gabrielle Dennis, Josh Flaum
Directed By:
Damon Wayans

Damon Wayans Awards

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