Eddie Murphy (left) and Arsenio Hall in "Coming to America."
Eddie Murphy (left) and Arsenio Hall in "Coming to America." (Paramount Photofest)

We asked Marlon Wayans, whose film credits include "Scary Movie," "Don't be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood," "White Chicks" and "A Haunted House," to name his five favorite comedies not starring himself:

"Groundhog Day" (1993): "Just a brilliant script. A really classic funny movie."


"Liar Liar" (1997): Every time Jim Carrey performs in that movie, it's unbelievable. It went from 1 to 100 and hit everywhere, and every note in between."

"The Nutty Professor" (1996): "Eddie Murphy, seeing him sitting at a table, doing six different characters, was absolutely genius and brilliant. He should have won an Academy Award for that one."

"Coming to America" (1988): "I don't love the movie as much as I just love what [Eddie Murphy] did in the movie, just from a performance perspective. I'm a huge Eddie Murphy fan. I thought he was brilliant in that movie."

"Airplane" (1980): "One of my favorite movies, comedically. A great parody."

And one more, because he asked nicely:

"There's Something About Mary" (1998): "Please put that in there."