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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

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Beverly Hills Cop Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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Trading Places Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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48 Hrs. Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Annette O'Toole

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Shrek Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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The Nutty Professor Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, Dave Chappelle

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Beverly Hills Cop II Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried

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Life Eddie Murphy, Poppy Montgomery, Martin Lawrence

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Raw Samuel L. Jackson, Tatyana Ali, Kim Wayans

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The Golden Child Eddie Murphy, Charles Dance, Frank Welker

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Harlem Nights Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall

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119 37
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Shrek 2 Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers

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Dr. Dolittle Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock

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Dreamgirls Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx

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Boomerang Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock

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Another 48 Hrs. Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Tisha Campbell-Martin

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Mulan Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

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Daddy Day Care Eddie Murphy, Lacey Chabert, Elle Fanning

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Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson, Wanda Sykes

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Bowfinger Robert Downey Jr., Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham

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Shrek the Third Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Murphy

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Norbit Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Cuba Gooding Jr.

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Tower Heist Kate Upton, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers

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Shrek Forever After Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Julie Andrews

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Beverly Hills Cop III Eddie Murphy, George Lucas, Al Green

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I Spy Eddie Murphy, Famke Janssen, Owen Wilson

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The Distinguished Gentleman Eddie Murphy, James Garner, Charles S. Dutton

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Dr. Dolittle 2 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eddie Murphy, Mandy Moore

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A Thousand Words Eddie Murphy, Kerry Washington, Ariel Winter

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The Haunted Mansion Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Tilly, Terence Stamp

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Shrek 4-D Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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Showtime Eddie Murphy, Robert De Niro, William Shatner

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Vampire in Brooklyn Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett, Joanna Cassidy

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Imagine That Eddie Murphy, Carmelo Anthony, Allen Iverson

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Shrek the Halls Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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Metro Eddie Murphy, Michael Rapaport, Donal Logue

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Beverly Hills Cop IV Eddie Murphy

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Meet Dave Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union

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Holy Man Eddie Murphy, Betty White, Dan Marino

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The Adventures of Pluto Nash Eddie Murphy, Alec Baldwin, Rosario Dawson

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Best Defense Eddie Murphy, Dudley Moore, Kate Capshaw

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Fall Of Chances Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx, Gabrielle Union