The Best Eddie Murphy Movies

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List Criteria: Vote for your favorite Eddie Murphy movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

Here is the list of the best Eddie Murphy movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Eddie Murphy got his start appearing on Saturday Night Live in the early-1980s, and it wasn't long before he was starring in his own featured films. Eddie Murphy's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Eddie Murphy movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Eddie Murphy movies will be at the top of the list. Eddie Murphy has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Eddie Murphy movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Eddie Murphy films to end the squabble once and for all.

As of 2014, Eddie Murphy's movies have grossed over $3.8 billion in the United States and Canada box office, and $6.6 billion worldwide. Known for playing multiple characters in comedy hits like The Nutty Professor and his voice role as Donkey in the Shrek films, Eddie Murphy is one of the most successful comedians of all time. 

If you think the best Eddie Murphy role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Eddie Murphy performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This list of films include Beverly Hills Cop, Coming to America, and many additional films as well.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Eddie Murphy movies?" and "What are the greatest Eddie Murphy roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Murphy's humor, you might also enjoy our list of best Dan Aykroyd movies and best Chris Rock movies.

Eddie Murphy is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Brett Ratner, Tony Scott and Brian Robbins. Eddie Murphy has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Mike Myers and Ben Stiller in terms of fame and success.

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    Beverly Hills Cop is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies

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    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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    Coming to America is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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    Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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    48 Hrs. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies

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    Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Annette O'Toole

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    Shrek is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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    The Nutty Professor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, Dave Chappelle

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    Beverly Hills Cop II is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried

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    Life is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Poppy Montgomery, Martin Lawrence

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    Eddie Murphy: Delirious is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy

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    Raw is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Samuel L. Jackson, Tatyana Ali, Kim Wayans

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    The Golden Child is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Charles Dance, Frank Welker

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    Shrek 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers

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    Harlem Nights is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall

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    Boomerang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock

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    Dr. Dolittle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock

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    Daddy Day Care is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Lacey Chabert, Elle Fanning

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    Another 48 Hrs. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Tisha Campbell-Martin

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    Shrek the Third is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Murphy

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    Nutty Professor II: The Klumps is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson, Wanda Sykes

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    Dreamgirls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx

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    Mulan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

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    Norbit is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Cuba Gooding Jr.

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    Bowfinger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Robert Downey Jr., Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham

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    Tower Heist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Kate Upton, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers

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    Beverly Hills Cop III is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, George Lucas, Al Green

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    Shrek Forever After is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Julie Andrews

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    I Spy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Famke Janssen, Owen Wilson

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    Dr. Dolittle 2 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eddie Murphy, Mandy Moore

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    The Haunted Mansion is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Tilly, Terence Stamp

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    The Distinguished Gentleman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, James Garner, Charles S. Dutton

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    A Thousand Words is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Kerry Washington, Ariel Winter

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    Shrek 4-D is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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    Vampire in Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett, Joanna Cassidy

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    Shrek the Halls is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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    Showtime is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Robert De Niro, William Shatner

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    Imagine That is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Carmelo Anthony, Allen Iverson

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    Mr. Church is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies

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    Mr. Church

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    Beverly Hills Cop IV is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy

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    Metro is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Michael Rapaport, Donal Logue

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    Meet Dave is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union

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    Holy Man is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Betty White, Dan Marino

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    Best Defense is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Dudley Moore, Kate Capshaw

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    The Adventures of Pluto Nash is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Alec Baldwin, Rosario Dawson

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    Fall Of Chances is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies


    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx, Gabrielle Union

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