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List of Keenen Ivory Wayans Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)
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Eddie Murphy: Raw
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In this standup performance, Eddie Murphy talks for about 90 minutes on his favorite subjects: Sex and Women.

Starring:
Eddie Murphy, Tatyana Ali, Billie Allen, Clebert Ford, Geri Gibson
Directed By:
Robert Townsend
2. The Five Heartbeats (1991)
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The Five Heartbeats
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Starring:
Diahann Carroll, Harry Lennix, Robert Townsend, Leon, Michael Wright
Directed By:
Robert Townsend
3. Star 80 (1983)
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Star 80
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Paul Snider is a small-time hustler, who stumbles upon a naïve but beautiful high school senior named Dorothy. He immediately falls for her, and he also feels that she can become a model for the Playboy magazine. Over time, his dreams come true, as Dorothy not only becomes his wife, but she also becomes the Playboy Playmate twice. She eventually decides to pursue an acting career, after which she attracts several rich and influential men. Paul begins to get more and more jealous as well as obsessive, and soon his mental state begins to decline.  

Starring:
Directed By:
4. Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
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Hollywood Shuffle
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Starring:
Damon Wayans, Robert Townsend, Starletta DuPois, Helen Martin, Craigus R. Johnson
Directed By:
Robert Townsend
5. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
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In this 1970s Blaxploitation film, Jack Spade declares vengeance on Mr. Big, a white crime leader and gold chains seller, because of whom Jack's brother died due to overdose from a gold chain.

Role:
Jack Spade
Directed By:
Keenen Ivory Wayans
6. Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)
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Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
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This crime comedy film was made as a parody of several other films of the 1990s. The film tells the story of Ashtray, a young black man, who is sent to live in the ghetto, with his father. There he learns about several realities of life, as well as about becoming a man. 

Starring:
Directed By:
Paris Barclay
8. A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)
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A Low Down Dirty Shame
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Detective Andre Shame leaves the police force, after his failure to solve a case regarding millions of dollars that were stolen by a drug lord. Years later, the case gets re-opened. Andre, who is now a private detective, decides that this time, he will definitely solve the case.

Role:
Shame
Starring:
Jada Pinkett Smith, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Charles S. Dutton, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Andrew Divoff
Directed By:
Keenen Ivory Wayans
9. White Chicks (2004)
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White Chicks
PG-13
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After messing up their previous case, two FBI agents - Marcus and Kevin Copeland – are tasked to safely escort two sisters - Brittany and Tiffany Wilton - from airport to their hotel. FBI wants to use the sisters to catch a kidnapper who is after them; however, the sisters do not want to do so. The two brothers now disguise themselves as the sisters to catch the kidnapper.

Starring:
Jennifer Carpenter, Evangeline Lilly, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Lochlyn Munro, Frankie Faison, Jaime King
Directed By:
Keenen Ivory Wayans
10. Most Wanted (1997)
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Most Wanted
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James Dunn is a US Marine, who had served in the Gulf War. He finds himself on death row, after being falsely accused of killing an officer with whom he had a dispute. He is saved and recruited for top secret special operations led by a shadowy army officer named Lt. Col Grant Casey. However, he is soon made the fall guy after the First Lady is assassinated, and he finds himself being hunted by everyone.

Role:
Gy. Sgt. James Dunn
Starring:
Simon Baker, Paul Sorvino, Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rick Cramer, Wolfgang Bodison
Directed By:
David Hogan
11. The Glimmer Man (1996)
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The Glimmer Man
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The Glimmer Man is an action crime thriller film which tells the story of a tough detective who is forced to work with a loudmouthed partner. Together they work to solve a series of mysterious killings by a killer who has been nicknamed ‘The Family Man’.

Role:
Det. Jim Campbell
Starring:
Steven Seagal, Alexa Vega, Alexa PenaVega, Bob Gunton, Brian Cox
Directed By:
John Gray
12. Scary Movie 2 (2001)
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Scary Movie 2
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The sequel to Scary Movie parodies a number of supernatural classics including The Haunting, The Exorcist, Poltergeist, The Changeling, The Legend of Hell House, and The Amityville Horror. It also takes on modern movies like Hannibal and Hollow Man and finds the lead characters in comedic-horrific situations spoofing actual sequences from the original movies. 

Starring:
Tim Curry, Tori Spelling, David Cross, Veronica Cartwright, Natasha Lyonne, James Woods, Marlon Wayans
Directed By:
Keenen Ivory Wayans
13. Littleman (2006)
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Littleman
PG-13
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Little Man is a crime comedy film, which tells the story of a couple who adopt a dwarf, when he is found at their doorstep, unaware of the fact that he is actually a thief, who has stolen a diamond. 

Starring:
Kerry Washington, Tracy Morgan, Chazz Palminteri, Alex Borstein, Molly Shannon, Rob Schneider, Marlon Wayans
Directed By:
Keenen Ivory Wayans
14. Dance Flick (2009)
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Dance Flick
PG-13
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Dance Flick is a comedy musical film which tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a nerdy street dancer named Thomas, and a beautiful girl from a wealthy family named Megan. They join hands, hoping to achieve their dream of winning a dance competition against their rival, Nora.  

Starring:
Amy Sedaris, Page Kennedy, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Affion Crockett, Chris Elliott
Directed By:
Damien Dante Wayans

TV Movie(s)

1. For Love and Honor (1983)
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For Love and Honor
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Starring:
David Caruso, Kelly Preston, Luca Bercovici, Michael Cavanaugh
Directed By:
Gary Nelson
2. Robert Townsend and His Partners in Crime (1987)
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Robert Townsend and His Partners in Crime
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Starring:
Robert Townsend, Jesse Aragon, Myria Moore
Directed By:
Robert Townsend
3. The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime (1991)
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The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime
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Starring:
Tommy Davidson, Carl Craig, Franklyn Ajaye, Bobby Brown, Jesse Aragon
Directed By:
Robert Townsend, Walter C. Miller
4. A Party for Richard Pryor (1991)
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A Party for Richard Pryor
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Starring:
Chevy Chase, Loni Anderson, Danny Glover, James Brown, Elayne Boosler
Directed By:
Louis J. Horvitz
5. Comic Relief V (1992)
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Comic Relief V
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Starring:
Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Jason Alexander, Louie Anderson
Directed By:
Walter C. Miller
6. Hammer, Slammer, & Slade (1990)
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Hammer, Slammer, & Slade
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Starring:
Martin Lawrence, Isaac Hayes, Jim Brown, Bernie Casey, Almayvonne, Jack Axelrod, Gary Carlos Cervantes
Directed By:
Michael Schultz
7. A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan (1991)
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A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan
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Starring:
Billy Crystal, Chris Farley, Jane Curtin, Nora Dunn, Roger Ebert
Directed By:
Paul Miller
8. The Life and Times of Marcus Felony Brown (2008)
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The Life and Times of Marcus Felony Brown
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Starring:
Page Kennedy, Affion Crockett, Jon Abrahams, Senyo Amoaku, Bobbi Billard
Directed By:
Marcus Raboy

Animation(s)

Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street (2006)
Thugaboo: A Miracle on D-Roc's Street
Starring:
Charlie Murphy, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, David Alan Grier, Jon Abrahams, George Gore II, Buddy Johnson
Directed By:
Shawn Wayans

TV Shows and Videos

Hill Street Blues (1981)
Hill Street Blues
TV-14
Starring:
John Ratzenberger, Jonathan Banks, Crispin Glover, Mimi Rogers, Joaquin Phoenix, Jennifer Tilly, Scatman Crothers
Directed By:
Gregory Hoblit, Christian I. Nyby II, David Anspaugh, Rick Wallace, Thomas Carter
Cheers (1982)
Cheers
TV-PG
Starring:
Celeste Holm, Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Rhea Perlman, John Cleese, Christopher Lloyd, Corey Feldman
Directed By:
James Burrows, Andy Ackerman, Thomas Lofaro, John Ratzenberger, Tim Berry
In Living Color (1990)
In Living Color
Starring:
Pam Grier, Jim Carrey, Sherman Hemsley, Jamie Foxx, Rosie Perez, Denise Richards, Jennifer Lopez
Directed By:
Terri McCoy, Paul Miller, Rosie Perez, David Grossman, Morris Abraham
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
Last Comic Standing 9 (2015)
Last Comic Standing 9
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Roseanne Barr, Norm MacDonald, Jackie Champagnie, Anthony Jeselnik
Directed By:
Liz Plonka
Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013)
Real Husbands of Hollywood
Starring:
Nadine Velazquez, George Lopez, Wanda Sykes, Kevin Hart, Boris Kodjoe, Wayne Brady, Kris Jenner
Directed By:
Stan Lathan, Chris Robinson
The Renegades (1983)
The Renegades
Starring:
Patrick Swayze, Kelly Preston, Randy Brooks, Paul Mones, Tracy Scoggins
Directed By:
Barbara Peeters
Benson (1979)
Benson
Starring:
Jerry Seinfeld, Danny Thomas, Ted Danson, Scatman Crothers, Rene Auberjonois, Robert Guillaume
Directed By:
Linda Day, John Rich, Peter Baldwin, Mark Warren, John Bowab
For Love and Honor (1983)
For Love and Honor
Starring:
Anthony Edwards, Kelly Preston, David Caruso, Cliff Potts, Rachel Ticotin, Yaphet Kotto
Directed By:
Harvey S. Laidman, Gary Nelson
CHiPs (1977)
CHiPs
TV-PG
Starring:
Danny Bonaduce, Robert Englund, Cassandra Peterson, Bryan Cranston, Erik Estrada, Alice Ghostley, Elinor Donahue
Directed By:
Christian I. Nyby II, Donald L. Gold, Michael Caffey, Paul Krasny, Don Chaffey
My Wife and Kids (2001)
My Wife and Kids
TV-PG
Starring:
Lou Ferrigno, Chelsea Handler, Katt Williams, Anthony Anderson, Betty White, Meagan Good, Nicole Scherzinger
Directed By:
Leonard R. Garner Jr., Philip Charles MacKenzie, Dean Lorey, Andy Cadiff, James Widdoes
A Different World (1987)
A Different World
Starring:
Gilbert Gottfried, Gary Dourdan, Tom Arnold, Lisa Bonet, Dean Cain, Alfonso Ribeiro, Lena Horne
Directed By:
Debbie Allen, Ellen Gittelsohn, Neema Barnette, Henry Chan, Glynn Turman
Happily Divorced (2011)
Happily Divorced
TV-PG
Starring:
Robert Wagner, Florence Henderson, Dan Aykroyd, Fran Drescher, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cyndi Lauper, Rita Moreno
Directed By:
Lee Shallat Chemel, Peter Marc Jacobson, Joe Regalbuto, Rob Schiller, Bob Koherr
Last Comic Standing (2003)
Last Comic Standing
Role:
Himself - Judge
Starring:
Roseanne Barr, Joe Rogan, Jay Mohr, Bill Bellamy
Directed By:
Liz Plonka, Chuck Vinson, Joe DeMaio, Rob Fox, Brian Smith
The Late Show (1986)
The Late Show
Starring:
Joan Rivers, Clint Holmes
In Living Color (2012)
In Living Color
Directed By:
Keenen Ivory Wayans, Hugh Moore, Masha Tivyan, Maronzio Vance
The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show (1997)
The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show
Role:
Himself - Host
Starring:
Angelique Perrin, Shauney Recke, Linda Martinez
Directed By:
Terri McCoy, Ron Kantor, Tom Kramer, Anthony Caleca, Shanda Sawyer

Keenen Ivory Wayans Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
In Living Color Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series 1990