Here Are All Of 9 Of The Wayans Brothers’ Satires From Worst To Best

With Fifty Shades of Black premiering in theaters this week, it looks like the Wayans bothers are ready to reclaim their spot as the kings of satire films. Though the Wayans have been comedic gold since the 1980s, it was their 2000 smash hit Scary Movie that really set them apart from others. Though Fifty Shades of Black is solely a Marlon Wayans film, let’s take a look  back at the parodies that involved, Keenen Ivory WayansShawn Wayans and Damon Wayans and not to mention the generation of Wayans that have come since. Here are all 9 of the Wayans brothers satires ranked from worst to best.

9
Dance Flick
With so many beloved dance films like Save the Last Dance and Step Up, Dance Flick seemed like an amazing idea. The film follows Megan a naive girl, and Thomas a guy from the wrong side of town who come together over their love of dancing.  Ultimately however, there were just too many Wayans involved for the film to have any cohesive direction. With Keenan Ivory, Shawn and Marlon writing the script, Damien Dante directing and Damon Jr. in the starring role, it seemed like the Wayans were just trying to shove anybody and everything in this film, and it fell very flat. With only a few great gags Dance Flick crumbled before it get even really gets started.
8
A Haunted House 2
Marlon Wayans proved he didn't care what the critics thought about A Haunted House when he returned for A Haunted House 2. Reprising his role as Malcolm, viewers watched as he moves his new girlfriend and her children into their dream house, only to get possessed by a demon himself. Unfortunately, this was not Wayans' best work. A Haunted House 2 is one of the least funny of all of the Wayans iconic satires.
7
A Haunted House
For the first time, Marlon Wayans flew solo with A Haunted House without any other Wayans involved in the project. The film followed Wayans' character Malcolm who enlists the aid of experts when his girlfriend gets possessed by a demon. A parody of  found footage films like Paranormal Activity, A Haunted House wasn't exactly critically acclaimed, but it certainly made a splash at the box office. Wayans came back a year later with A Haunted House 2.
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6
Blankman
Though Blankman wasn't a commercial success, the film which stars Damon Wayans as a low budget superhero has become a cult classic over the last two decades. From the writer of Pretty Woman, Blankman is a wannabe superhero without any real super powers. However, when the mob gets wind of his activity, they come after him with a vengeance. Blankman is hilarious and severely underrated, we'd totally be down for Blankman 2.
5
Scary Movie 2
It's not often that sequels live up to the originals, but Scary Movie 2 comes pretty freaking close. With Shawn and Marlon reprising their roles, and Keenan Ivory back behind the camera, this 2001 film was the last time the Wayans were actually involved in the Scary Movie franchise. Scary Movie 2, puts a supernatural twist on the original, parodying films like Hannibal and The Exorcist. It also took on some of the best action films of the moment including, Charlie's Angels and Mission: Impossible 2. Scary Movie 2 is basically a preview (and better version) of 2013's A Haunted House.
4
Fifty Shades of Black
In perhaps one of his more brilliant concepts when it comes to his satire work, Marlon Wayans stars as wealthy businessman, Mr. Black in the parody of the mega-hit Fifty Shades of Grey. From the outlandish un-sexy seduction scenes to Wayans' channeling of Channing Tatum's Magic Mike, Fifty Shades of Black is one of the funniest Wayans satire in a long time.
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3
Scary Movie
Before F. Gary Gray's Straight Outta Compton shut things down this past summer, Scary Movie had been the highest-grossing film ever made by a black director. Written by and  co-starring Shawn and Marlon, and directed by Keenen Ivory, the film set off an entire franchise. Scary Movie essentially out parodied every parody that came before it. The film took on the most popular scenes from films like Scream and  I Know What You Did Last Summer and then continued with a hilarious attack on pretty much every teen film cliche from the '90s. It's a classic Waynes film, and it helped launch Anna Faris' career.
2
Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
The '90s were full of lots of great things, but one exciting thing that the decade brought to movies were hood homeboy flicks like, Boyz N The Hood, New Jack City and of course, Menace II Society. These films were serious dramas that focused on Black men living and surviving in violent urban cities across the country. The Wayans of course put a twist on this genre with their hilarious satire (with an extremely long title). Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood follows an innocent young boy Ashtray who is forced to move to South Central, LA with his family. Led astray by his cousin Loc Dog, the film not only pays homage to the black films of the era but gives you all of the nostalgia of the '90s. Written by and starring Shawn and Marlon Wayans, this film proved that the younger Wayans were just as talented as their older brothers.
1
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
Directed, written by, and starring, Keenen Ivory Wayans, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka was the original Wayans satire film. When it debuted, this film payed homage to the Blaxplotation films of the 1970s. Keenen Ivory Wayans starred as a ’70s army veteran named Jack Spade who is out to avenge his brother's death. Not only does the satire get the setting and the decor of the era down pact (right down the the platform shoes with goldfish encased in them), Blaxplotation greats like Isaac Hayes and Jim Brown also made cameo appearances. Keen Ivory's siblings, Damon, Marlon and Kim also made their debuts in this 1988 classic. It hasn't been topped since.

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