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The Best Charlie Murphy Movies

Updated February 10, 2020 645 votes 74 voters 11.7k views33 items

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List of the best Charlie Murphy movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Charlie 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 Charlie Murphy movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Charlie Murphy movies will be at the top of the list. Charlie Murphy has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Charlie Murphy movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Charlie Murphy films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List films include Meet the Blacks, Moving Day, and more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Charlie Murphy movies?" and "What are the greatest Charlie Murphy roles of all time?"

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    CB4

    Halle Berry, Shaquille O'Neal

    Released1993

    Released1993

    Directed byTamra Davis

    Directed byTamra Davis

    CB4 is a 1993 American comedy film directed by Tamra Davis, and starring Chris Rock. The film follows a fictional rap group named 'CB4', named after the prison block in which the group was allegedly...  more

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    The Players Club

    Jamie Foxx, Ice Cube

    Released1998

    Released1998

    Directed byIce Cube

    Directed byIce Cube

    The Players Club is a 1998 American comedy/drama film written and directed by Ice Cube, who made his directorial debut and also has a small role in the film. The film stars Bernie Mac, Jamie Foxx,...  more

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    Norbit

    Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton

    Released2007

    Released2007

    Directed byBrian Robbins

    Directed byBrian Robbins

    Norbit is a 2007 American romantic comedy film directed by Brian Robbins, and written and produced by Eddie Murphy, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Thandie Newton, Terry Crews, Eddie...  more

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    The Perfect Holiday

    Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union

    Released2007

    Released2007

    Directed byLance Rivera

    Directed byLance Rivera

    The Perfect Holiday is a 2007 family comedy film starring Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, and Terrence Howard and is produced by Academy Award-nominated actress Queen Latifah, who also narrates the...  more

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    Night at the Museum

    Robin Williams, Ben Stiller

    Released2006

    Released2006

    Directed byShawn Levy

    Directed byShawn Levy

    Night at the Museum is a 2006 American fantasy adventure-comedy film based on the 1993 children's book of the same name by Milan Trenc. It follows a divorced father trying to settle down, impress his...  more

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    Roll Bounce

    Meagan Good, Nick Cannon

    Released2005

    Released2005

    Directed byMalcolm D. Lee

    Directed byMalcolm D. Lee

    Roll Bounce is a 2005 American comedy-drama film written by Norman Vance Jr. and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The film stars hip hop artist Bow Wow as the leader of a roller skating crew in 1970s...  more

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    Lottery Ticket

    Ice Cube, T-Pain

    Released2010

    Released2010

    Directed byErik White

    Directed byErik White

    Lottery Ticket is a 2010 comedy film directed by Erik White and starring Bow Wow, Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton, Keith David, Charlie Murphy, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Loretta Devine and Ice Cube in...  more

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    Jungle Fever

    Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1991

    Released1991

    Directed bySpike Lee

    Directed bySpike Lee

    Jungle Fever is a 1991 American romance drama film written, produced, and directed by Spike Lee, starring Wesley Snipes and Annabella Sciorra. It was Lee's fifth feature-length film. The film mainly...  more

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    Our Family Wedding

    America Ferrera, Forest Whitaker

    Released2010

    Released2010

    Directed byRick Famuyiwa

    Directed byRick Famuyiwa

    Our Family Wedding is a 2010 comedy film directed by Rick Famuyiwa and written by Wayne Conley, Rick Famuyiwa and Malcolm Spellman....  more
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    Mo' Better Blues

    Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1990

    Released1990

    Directed bySpike Lee

    Directed bySpike Lee

    Mo' Better Blues is a 1990 musical comedy-drama film starring Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, and Spike Lee, who also directed. It follows a period in the life of fictional jazz trumpeter Bleek...  more

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    Paper Soldiers

    Stacey Dash, Michael Rapaport

    Released2002

    Released2002

    Directed byDamon Dash, David Daniel

    Directed byDamon Dash, David Daniel

    Paper Soldiers is a 2002 American urban crime comedy directed by Damon Dash and David Daniel. It stars Kevin Hart, Beanie Sigel, Stacey Dash, Kamal Ahmed, and rapper Jay-Z appears in a cameo role. It...  more
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    King's Ransom

    Jay Mohr, Regina Hall

    Released2005

    Released2005

    Directed byJeffrey W. Byrd

    Directed byJeffrey W. Byrd

    King's Ransom is a 2005 comedy film, directed by Jeffrey W. Byrd and written by Wayne Conley, who was a writer for Kenan & Kel. The film stars Anthony Anderson, Jay Mohr, Kellita Smith, Regina Hall,...  more
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    Frankenhood

    Charlie Murphy, Bob Sapp

    Released2009

    Released2009

    Directed byBlaxwell Smart

    Directed byBlaxwell Smart

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    Death of a Dynasty

    Mariah Carey, Rashida Jones

    Released2005

    Released2005

    Directed byDamon Dash

    Directed byDamon Dash

    Death of a Dynasty is a comedy film first screened in 2003. It is a satire of the hip hop music industry centered on Roc-A-Fella Records, and stars Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Capone and Damon Dash. It also...  more
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    Moving Day

    Gabrielle Miller, Victor Garber

    Released2012

    Released2012

    Directed byMike Clattenburg

    Directed byMike Clattenburg

    The Guys Who Move Furniture is a 2012 comedy film written and directed by Mike Clattenburg....  more
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    Unearthed

    Emmanuelle Vaugier, Beau Garrett

    Released2007

    Released2007

    Directed byMatthew Leutwyler

    Directed byMatthew Leutwyler

    Unearthed is a 2006 horror film, directed by Matthew Leutwyler and starring Emmanuelle Vaugier and Luke Goss. This monster movie opened on November 9, 2007 as one of the "8 Films to Die For" in the...  more
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    The Cookout 2

    Mike Tyson, Ja Rule

    Released2011

    Released2011

    Directed byLance Rivera

    Directed byLance Rivera

    Co2 is a 2011 comedy film directed by Lance Rivera....  more
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    Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness

    Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans

    Released2006

    Released2006

    Directed byShawn Wayans

    Directed byShawn Wayans

    Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness is a 2006 animated comedy film directed by Shawn Wayans....  more
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    Twisted Fortune

    Carol Alt, Dave Attell

    Released2007

    Released2007

    Directed byVictor Varnado

    Directed byVictor Varnado

    Twisted Fortune is a black comedy about a bumbling small-time crook who finds a bottle cap worth $1,000,000 while robbing a convenience store. The comedy also features Ike Barinholtz and Jordan...  more
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    Bar Starz

    Elena Satine, Jana Kramer

    Released2008

    Released2008

    Directed byMichael Pietrzak

    Directed byMichael Pietrzak

    Bar Starz is a 2008 comedy film written by Peter Castanik and Marc James, directed by Michael Pietrzak....  more
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    The Pompatus of Love

    Jennifer Tilly, Kristin Scott Thomas

    Released1996

    Released1996

    Directed byRichard Schenkman

    Directed byRichard Schenkman

    The Pompatus of Love is a 1996 film that tells the story of four guys discussing women and the meaning of the word "pompatus". This made-up word is found in two Steve Miller songs, "Enter Maurice"...  more
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    The Kid Who Loved Christmas

    Charlie Murphy

    Released1990

    Released1990

    Directed byArthur Allan Seidelman

    Directed byArthur Allan Seidelman

    The Kid Who Loved Christmas is a 1990 film directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman....
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    Pauly Shore's Natural Born Komics Sketch Comedy Movie: Miami

    Pauly Shore, T-Pain

    Released2007

    Released2007

    Directed byPauly Shore

    Directed byPauly Shore

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    Harlem Nights

    Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor

    Released1989

    Released1989

    Directed byEddie Murphy

    Directed byEddie Murphy

    Harlem Nights is a 1989 comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor and directed by Murphy. The film featured Michael Lerner, Danny Aiello, Redd Foxx, Della Reese and Murphy's brother Charlie...  more

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    Meet the Blacks

    Mike Tyson, Mike Epps

    Released2016

    Released2016

    Directed byDeon Taylor

    Directed byDeon Taylor

    Meet the Blacks is a 2016 American horror comedy film directed by Deon Taylor, and is a parody of the 2014 film The Purge. After having stolen a lot of money from a famed criminal drug king, Key Flo...  more