film The Best Eddie Murphy Movies  

Originally by
5.5k votes 860 voters 69k views 44 items Follow Embed

List Rules 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.

list ordered by

1
+ - 271 38
Ranker Video v
Beverly Hills Cop Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

The Best Frank Sinatra Albums of All Time The Best Family Comedy Movies On Netflix

2
+ - 300 45
Ranker Video v
Coming to America Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

3
+ - 255 37
Ranker Video v
Trading Places Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

4
+ - 191 36
Ranker Video v
48 Hrs. Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Annette O'Toole

5
+ - 174 40
Ranker Video v
The Nutty Professor Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, Dave Chappelle

6
+ - 187 35
Ranker Video v
Shrek Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

7
+ - 155 30
Ranker Video v
Beverly Hills Cop II Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried

8
+ - 145 41
Ranker Video v
Life Eddie Murphy, Poppy Montgomery, Martin Lawrence

9
+ - 126 36
Ranker Video v

10
+ - 113 31
Ranker Video v
Raw Samuel L. Jackson, Tatyana Ali, Kim Wayans

11
+ - 117 32
Ranker Video v
The Golden Child Eddie Murphy, Charles Dance, Frank Welker

12
+ - 106 40
Ranker Video v
Harlem Nights Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall

13
+ - 114 35
Ranker Video v
Shrek 2 Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers

14
+ - 114 37
Ranker Video v
Dr. Dolittle Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock

15
+ - 90 34
Ranker Video v
Dreamgirls Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx

The Best Eddie Murphy Albums of All Time The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

16
+ - 118 43
Ranker Video v
Boomerang Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock

17
+ - 80 30
Ranker Video v
Mulan Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

18
+ - 88 26
Ranker Video v
Another 48 Hrs. Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Tisha Campbell-Martin

19
+ - 104 37
Ranker Video v
Daddy Day Care Eddie Murphy, Lacey Chabert, Elle Fanning

20
+ - 90 39
Ranker Video v
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson, Wanda Sykes

21
+ - 79 31
Ranker Video v
Bowfinger Robert Downey Jr., Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham

22
+ - 86 29
Ranker Video v
Shrek the Third Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Murphy

23
+ - 100 56
Ranker Video v
Norbit Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Cuba Gooding Jr.

24
+ - 64 30
Ranker Video v
Tower Heist Kate Upton, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers

25
+ - 66 34
Ranker Video v
Shrek Forever After Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Julie Andrews

26
+ - 69 37
Ranker Video v
Beverly Hills Cop III Eddie Murphy, George Lucas, Al Green

27
+ - 47 30
Ranker Video v
I Spy Eddie Murphy, Famke Janssen, Owen Wilson

28
+ - 49 27
Ranker Video v
The Distinguished Gentleman Eddie Murphy, James Garner, Charles S. Dutton

29
+ - 61 38
Ranker Video v
Dr. Dolittle 2 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eddie Murphy, Mandy Moore

14 Things You Might Not Have Know About Richard Pryor Things You Should Know How to Do Before You Turn 30

30
+ - 45 27
Ranker Video v
A Thousand Words Eddie Murphy, Kerry Washington, Ariel Winter

31
+ - 57 38
Ranker Video v
The Haunted Mansion Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Tilly, Terence Stamp

32
+ - 26 6
Mr. Church is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Eddie Murphy Movies
Mr. Church

33
+ - 42 23
Ranker Video v
Shrek 4-D Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

34
+ - 41 31
Ranker Video v
Showtime Eddie Murphy, Robert De Niro, William Shatner

35
+ - 50 35
Ranker Video v
Vampire in Brooklyn Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett, Joanna Cassidy

36
+ - 33 30
Ranker Video v
Imagine That Eddie Murphy, Carmelo Anthony, Allen Iverson

37
+ - 36 26
Ranker Video v
Shrek the Halls Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

38
+ - 28 29
Ranker Video v
Metro Eddie Murphy, Michael Rapaport, Donal Logue

39
+ - 35 37
Ranker Video v
Meet Dave Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union

40
+ - 32 28
Ranker Video v
Beverly Hills Cop IV Eddie Murphy

41
+ - 26 33
Ranker Video v
Holy Man Eddie Murphy, Betty White, Dan Marino

42
+ - 30 46
Ranker Video v
The Adventures of Pluto Nash Eddie Murphy, Alec Baldwin, Rosario Dawson

43
+ - 12 25
Ranker Video v
Best Defense Eddie Murphy, Dudley Moore, Kate Capshaw

44
+ - 10 24
Ranker Video v
Fall Of Chances Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx, Gabrielle Union