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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.

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Coming to America Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones Coming to America is a 1988 American comedy film directed by John Landis, and based on a story originally created by Eddie Murphy, who also starred in the lead role. The film also co-stars ...more

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Beverly Hills Cop Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser Beverly Hills Cop is a 1984 American action comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who heads to Beverly Hills, California to ...more

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Trading Places Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. It tells the story of an upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street ...more

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48 Hrs. Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Annette O'Toole 48 Hrs. is a 1982 American action comedy film directed by Walter Hill, starring Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy as a cop and convict, respectively, who team up to catch a cop-killer. The title ...more

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Shrek Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by PDI/DreamWorks, released by DreamWorks Pictures, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, featuring the voices of ...more

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The Nutty Professor Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, Dave Chappelle The Nutty Professor is a 1996 American science fiction comedy film starring Eddie Murphy. It is a remake of the 1963 film of the same name, which starred Jerry Lewis, and was itself based on ...more

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Beverly Hills Cop II Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried Beverly Hills Cop II is a 1987 action comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and directed by Tony Scott. It is the first sequel in the Beverly Hills Cop series. Murphy returns as Detroit police ...more

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Life Eddie Murphy, Poppy Montgomery, Martin Lawrence Life is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written by Robert Ramsey & Matthew Stone and directed by Ted Demme. The film stars Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. The supporting cast includes ...more

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Eddie Murphy: Delirious Eddie Murphy Delirious is a stand-up comedy television special starring Eddie Murphy. The 70-minute show, released in 1983, showcases his most racy material. It was recorded on August 17, 1983 at DAR ...more

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Raw Samuel L. Jackson, Tatyana Ali, Kim Wayans Eddie Murphy Raw is an American stand-up comedy film directed by Robert Townsend and starring Eddie Murphy. It was Murphy's second feature stand-up film, following Eddie Murphy Delirious. ...more

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The Golden Child Eddie Murphy, Charles Dance, Frank Welker The Golden Child is a 1986 fantasy comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie and starring Eddie Murphy as Chandler Jarrell, who is informed that he is "The Chosen One" and is destined to ...more

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Harlem Nights Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall Harlem Nights is a 1989 crime 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 ...more

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Dr. Dolittle Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock Dr. Dolittle is a 1998 American family comedy film starring Eddie Murphy as a doctor who discovers that he has the ability to talk to animals. The film was inspired by the series of children's ...more

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Boomerang Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock Boomerang is a 1992 American romantic comedy film directed by Reginald Hudlin. The film stars Eddie Murphy as Marcus Graham, a hotshot advertising executive who also happens to be an insatiable ...more

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Another 48 Hrs. Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Tisha Campbell-Martin Another 48 Hrs. is a 1990 action-crime comedy film and a sequel to the 1982 film 48 Hrs.. It was directed by Walter Hill and stars Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Brion James, Andrew Divoff, and Ed ...more

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Dreamgirls Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx Dreamgirls is a 2006 American musical drama film, directed by Bill Condon and jointly produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures. The film debuted in three special road ...more

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Shrek 2 Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers Shrek 2 is a 2004 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon. It is the second installment in ...more

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Daddy Day Care Eddie Murphy, Lacey Chabert, Elle Fanning Daddy Day Care is a 2003 American comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and co-starring Jeff Garlin, Steve Zahn, Regina King, Anjelica Huston and Lacey Chabert. Written by Geoff Rodkey and directed ...more

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Mulan Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action-comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. The 36th animated feature in the Walt ...more

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Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson, Wanda Sykes The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps is a 2000 American romantic comic science fiction film directed by Peter Segal. It is a sequel to the 1996 film The Nutty Professor and stars Eddie Murphy. As ...more

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Bowfinger Robert Downey Jr., Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham Bowfinger is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Frank Oz. It depicts a down-and-out filmmaker in Hollywood attempting to make a film on a small budget with a star who does not know that he ...more

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Shrek the Third Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Murphy Shrek the Third is a 2007 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film, and the third installment in the Shrek franchise. It was produced by DreamWorks Animation and is the first in the series ...more

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Norbit Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Cuba Gooding Jr. 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, ...more

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Tower Heist Kate Upton, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers Tower Heist este un film de comedie din 2011, regizat de Brett Ratner după un scenariu de Ted Griffin.

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Beverly Hills Cop III Eddie Murphy, George Lucas, Al Green Beverly Hills Cop III is a 1994 action-comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and directed by John Landis, who had previously worked with Murphy on Trading Places and Coming to America. It is the ...more

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I Spy Eddie Murphy, Famke Janssen, Owen Wilson I Spy is a 2002 American spy comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson. The film was directed by Betty Thomas, and based on the television series of the same name that aired in the 1960s ...more

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The Distinguished Gentleman Eddie Murphy, James Garner, Charles S. Dutton The Distinguished Gentleman is a comedy starring Eddie Murphy. The film was directed by Jonathan Lynn. In addition to Murphy, the film stars Lane Smith, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Joe Don Baker, James ...more

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Shrek Forever After Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Julie Andrews Shrek Forever After is a 2010 action animated film written by Tim Sullivan and Josh Klausner and directed by Mike Mitchell. Shrek Forever After, formerly known as Shrek Goes Fourth and also ...more

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Dr. Dolittle 2 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eddie Murphy, Mandy Moore Dr. Dolittle 2 is a 2001 American comedy film, and the sequel to the 1998 film Dr. Dolittle. The film again stars Eddie Murphy in the title role of a doctor who can talk to animals, as well as ...more

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The Haunted Mansion Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Tilly, Terence Stamp The Haunted Mansion is a 2003 American fantasy comedy film based on the attraction of the same name at Disney theme parks. The film was directed by Rob Minkoff, written by David Berenbaum and ...more

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A Thousand Words Eddie Murphy, Kerry Washington, Ariel Winter A Thousand Words is a 2012 comedy-drama film written by Steve Koren and directed by Brian Robbins.

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Shrek 4-D Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers Shrek 4-D is a 4D film at various theme parks around the world. Universal Parks & Resorts is the main licensee of the film which is currently shown at their parks in Hollywood, Florida, ...more

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Showtime Eddie Murphy, Robert De Niro, William Shatner Showtime is a 2002 action comedy film directed by Tom Dey and starring Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy.

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Imagine That Eddie Murphy, Carmelo Anthony, Allen Iverson Imagine That is a 2009 summer release directed by Karey Kirkpatrick, starring Eddie Murphy and Yara Shahidi.

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Vampire in Brooklyn Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett, Joanna Cassidy Vampire in Brooklyn is a 1995 American horror comedy film directed by Wes Craven, and starring Eddie Murphy and Angela Bassett. Allen Payne, Kadeem Hardison, John Witherspoon, Zakes Mokae, and ...more

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Metro Eddie Murphy, Michael Rapaport, Donal Logue Metro is a 1997 American action comedy thriller film which was directed by Thomas Carter, produced by Roger Birnbaum, and starring Eddie Murphy as Scott Roper, a hostage negotiator and inspector ...more

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Shrek the Halls Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers Shrek the Halls is a television special that premiered on the American television network ABC on Wednesday, November 28, 2007. The thirty minute Christmas special was directed by Gary Trousdale ...more

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Holy Man Eddie Murphy, Betty White, Dan Marino Holy Man is a 1998 comedy film directed by Stephen Herek. It starred Eddie Murphy, Jeff Goldblum and Kelly Preston. The film was a box office and critical failure.

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Meet Dave Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union Meet Dave is a 2008 American family comedy science-fiction film directed by Brian Robbins and starring Eddie Murphy. The film was written by Bill Corbett and Rob Greenberg. The film was released ...more

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The Adventures of Pluto Nash Eddie Murphy, Alec Baldwin, Rosario Dawson The Adventures of Pluto Nash is a 2002 Australian-American science fiction comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Eddie Murphy.

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Best Defense Eddie Murphy, Dudley Moore, Kate Capshaw Best Defense is a comedy film starring Dudley Moore and Eddie Murphy. The original music score was composed by Patrick Williams. It was released in 1984 by Paramount Pictures.

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Fall Of Chances Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx, Gabrielle Union Fall Of Chances Is A comedy-drama film. Starring Cordell Francis, Coneil Francis, Keke Palmer, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx, Malinda Williams, Kyla Pratt, Kevin Hart And Gabrielle Union.