20 Best Eddie Murphy Movies To Watch - Best Rated!

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Edward Regan Murphy professionally known as Eddie Murphy is an American actor, comedian, and singer who gained recognition after his extraordinary performance in 48 Hrs. and the Beverly Hills Cop series. At the start of his career he has also worked as a stand-up comedian and was marked as the 10th best comedian of the country. This 59-year-old American actor started his career in 1982 with his film ’48 hrs’ and he achieved success with his first film only.

Till now he had worked in more than 45 films in which the maximum of the films was blockbuster and was really liked by the audience. He had won many awards for his outstanding performances including Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and Academy Awards. He is one of the most successful and highest-paid actors of the Hollywood Industry and has made his name in this industry with lots of hard work and struggle.

20 Best Eddie Murphy Movies To Watch - Best Rated!
One of the highest-paid actor of Hollywood Industry: Eddie Murphy

Now, I would like to tell my audience that in this post, I will be giving the best 20 movies of Eddie Murphy which the audience liked the most and also received high IMDB ratings. All the rankings of the movies will be based on audience reviews, IMDB ratings, and on my personal views.

Also, I would like to advise my audience to definitely watch these films in this quarantine period as they can become a big source of entertainment for you and your family. Here are the best 20 movies of the legendary American actor and comedian Eddie Murphy;

20 Best Eddie Murphy Movies To Watch - Best Rated!
Beverly hills cop – cinema quad movie poster

1. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Beverly Hills Cop is an American action comedy film that was released in 1984. It received an IMDB rating of 7.3 and thus it has taken first place in our list of best 20 films of Eddie Murphy. This film was directed by Martin Brest and was produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Eddie Murphy Productions.

The screenplay work of this film was managed by Daniel Petrie Jr. and the story of the film was written by Danilo Bach and Daniel Petrie. It has Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher, Ronny Cox, and Steven Berkoff as the lead actors of this film. In the story, Alex Foley played by Eddie was a street-smart Detroit cop who visited Beverly Hills, California to solve the case of the murder of his best friend.

The distribution rights of this film were owned by Paramount Pictures and it has a runtime of 105 minutes and this film was extremely successful at the box office. This film collected a whopping amount of 320 million dollars hence was the most successful and profitable film of 1984. It was really an awesome film and you should definitely watch it.

20 Best Eddie Murphy Movies To Watch - Best Rated!
Coming to America (1988)  Lead Actor Eddie Murphy

2. Coming to America (1988)

Coming to America is an American romantic comedy film that was released in 1988 and has a successful runtime of 117 minutes. This film was extremely successful at the box office and also became one of the most successful films of Eddie Murphy’s career. It was directed by John Landis and was produced by George Folsey Jr. and Robert D. Wachs in association with Eddie Murphy Productions. The screenplay work of this film was managed by David Sheffield and Barry W. Blaustein and the story of the film was written by Eddie Murphy.

It has Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Madge Sinclair, and Shari Headley as the lead actors of this film. In the story it was shown that Eddie was playing the role of the crown prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda and he was shown traveling to the United States in the expectation that he can find a woman there to marry him.

20 Best Eddie Murphy Movies To Watch - Best Rated!
48 Hrs. (1982)  Poster

3. 48 Hrs. (1982)

48 hrs is an American buddy cop action comedy film that was released in 1982. It received an IMDB rating of 6.9 which is really high according to the reviews. This film was directed by Walter Hill and was produced by Lawrence Gordon and Joel Silver in partnership with Lawrence Gordon Productions.

This film was written by Roger Spottiswoode, Walter Hill, Larry Gross, and Steven E. de Souza and the music production was done by James Horner. It has Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, and Annette O’Toole as the lead actors of this film. In this film, Nick and Eddie were playing the role of a cop and a convict and they both teams up to catch two cop killers Albert and Billy.

The distribution rights of this film were owned by Paramount Pictures and has a successful runtime of 121 minutes and was quite successful at the box office. This film was really liked by the audience and they requested a lot to creators for a new sequel and the creators made it on the high demand and it was also very successful.

20 Best Eddie Murphy Movies To Watch - Best Rated!
American buddy comedy film Life: Title and Lead Actors

4. Life (1999)

Life is an American buddy comedy film that was released in 1999. It received an IMDB rating of 6.8 which is really high according to the reviews. This film was directed by Ted Demme and was produced by Brian Grazer and Eddie Murphy in partnership with Imagine Productions.

This film was written by Eddie Murphy and the screenplay work of this film was managed by Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone. The music production was done by R Kelly and Wyclef Jean. It has Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Ned Beatty, R. Lee Ermey, Obba Babatundé, Bernie Mac, Anthony Anderson, Miguel A. Nunez Jr., Bokeem Woodbine, Guy Torry, Michael Taliferro and Barry Shabaka Henley as the lead actors of this film.

This film was about two friends who were wrongly arrested for a murder which they haven’t done and were given a life sentence in prison. The distribution rights of this film were owned by Universal Pictures and has a runtime of 109 minutes and it performed quite low at the box office. This film was liked by the audience but was not still very successful at the box office.

20 Best Eddie Murphy Movies To Watch - Best Rated!
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)  Poster

5. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

Beverly Hills Cop II is an American action comedy film that was released in 1987. It received an IMDB rating of 6.5 which is really high according to the reviews. This film was directed by Tony Scott and was produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer in partnership with Bruckheimer Productions.

This film was written by Eddie Murphy and Robert D. Wachs and the screenplay work of the film was done by Larry Ferguson and Warren Skaaren. It has Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Jurgen Prochnow, Ronny Cox, John Ashton, Brigitte Nielsen, Allen Garfield, Dean Stockwell, and Paul Reiser as the lead actors of this film. In this film, Nick and Eddie were playing the role of a cop and a convict and they both teams up to catch two cop killers Albert and Billy.

The distribution rights of this film were owned by Paramount Pictures and has a successful runtime of 103 minutes and was very successful at the box office. This film was really liked by the audience and also received high points from critics. It has a very successful run at the box office and collected a whopping amount of 300 million dollars. It was really a very nice film and I would definitely like to advise my audience to watch this film as you will really like it.

20 Best Eddie Murphy Movies To Watch - Best Rated!
American Musical Film Dreamgirls (2006) Lead Actresses

6. Dreamgirls (2006)

Dreamgirls is an American musical drama fantasy film that was released in 2006 and has a successful runtime of 130 minutes. This film was very successful at the box office and crossed the mark of 150 million dollars making this film one of the most successful films of Eddie’s career. This film received an IMDB rating of 6.5 and was marked as a successful film. It was directed and written by Bill Condon and was produced by Laurence Mark in association with DreamWorks Pictures.

This film was completely based on the novel with the same name written by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen and the music creation work of this film was managed by Stephen Trask who is a well-known music director of the Hollywood Industry. This film has amazing star casts who have performed their roles with extreme dedication. The star cast of the film includes Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson, and Jennifer Hudson as the lead actors.

The plot of the film revolves around the history, evolution of the growth of American R&B music in the 1960s and 1970s. The complete revolution was shown by the Michigan girl group known as the Dreams. The distribution rights of this film were owned by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures and it was really liked and appreciated by the audience.

20 Best Eddie Murphy Movies To Watch - Best Rated!
Tower Heist (2011) Poster and all the leading roles of this film

7. Tower Heist (2011)

Tower Heist is an American Heist comedy film that was released in 2011 and was highly successful at the box office. This film was very much liked by the audience and it also received good points from the critics. It was rewarded 6.2 points as the IMDB ratings. This film was directed by Brett Ratner and was produced by Brian Grazer, Eddie Murphy, and Kim Roth in association with Imagine Entertainment and Relativity media.

The screenplay work of this film was managed by Jeff Nathanson and Ted Griffin and the story of the film was written by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper, and Ted Griffin. This film has Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Tea Leoni, Michael Pena and Gabourey Sidibe as the lead actors of the film.

The distribution rights of this film were owned by Universal Pictures and it has a successful runtime of 104 minutes. It is really a must watch film and I would definitely like to advise my audience to watch this film as it can be a great source of entertainment for you and your family in this lockdown period.

20 Best Eddie Murphy Movies To Watch - Best Rated!
The Golden Child (1986) Title

8. The Golden Child (1986)

The Golden Child is an American comedy fantasy film that was released in 1986 and has a runtime of 94 minutes. This film received 6 as the IMDB ratings out of 10. This was really a must watch film but its short time period causes a great disappointment for the audience. This disappointment of the audience was removed by the interesting story and amazing cast and thus everyone appreciated this film a lot.

It was directed by Michael Ritchie and was produced by Edward S. Feldman and Robert D. Wachs in partnership with Paramount Pictures. The story of the film was written by Dennis Feld man and the music composition work was manged by Michael Colombier and John Barry. It has Eddie Murphy, Charlotte Lewis, and Charles Dance as the main actors of this comedy film, and all of them have performed their roles very well.

In the story, it was shown that Chandler played Eddie Murphy was made the ‘The Chosen One’ and he was sent on the path to save ‘The Golden Child’ who was the savior of all humankind. The distribution rights of this film were owned by Paramount Pictures like all other films of Eddie Murphy.

20 Best Eddie Murphy Movies To Watch - Best Rated!
A Thousand Words (2012) Lead Actor Eddie Murphy and Title of the film

9. A Thousand Words (2012)

A Thousand Words is an American comedy-drama film that was released in 2012. It was given an IMDB rating of 5.9 by the critics. It was directed by Brian Robbins and was produced by Alain Chabat, Stephanie Danan, Nicolas Cage, Norman Golightly, Brian Robbins and Sharla Sumpter Bridgett in partnership with DreamWorks Pictures, Saturn Films, Varsity Pictures and Work After Midnight Films.

The story of the film was written by Steve Koren and the music composition was managed by John Debney. It has Eddie Murphy, Kerry Washington, Cliff Curtis, Clark Duke, and Allison Janney as the lead actors of the film. In the story it reflected that after discovering the truth with the help of a spiritual guru, literary agent Jack discovers a Bodhi tree on his property and its appearances give a valuable lesson of every word he speaks.

The distribution rights of this film were owned by Paramount Pictures and it has a runtime of 91 minutes. This film was not successful at the box office and was not able to cross even its budget amount but still it has taken place in our list of Eddie’s top 20 films because of its interesting story and high IMDB ratings.

20 Best Eddie Murphy Movies To Watch - Best Rated!
American action and thriller film Another 48 Hrs. (1990) Lead Actors and Poster

10. Another 48 Hrs. (1990)

Another 48 Hrs is an American action and thriller film that was released in 1990 and has a successful runtime of 95 minutes. This film was very successful at the box office and collected a whopping amount of 155 million dollars at the box office making it a part of the highest-grossing film of 1990. This film was also very much liked by the audience and thus received millions of positive reviews. It was directed by Walter Hill and was produced by Lawrence Gordon and Robert D. Wachs in association with Eddie Murphy Productions.

The screenplay work was managed by John Fasano, Jeb Stuart, and Larry Gross, and the story of the film was written by Fred Braughton. It has Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Brion James, Ed O’Ross, and Andrew Divoff as the lead actors of this action film and all of them have performed their roles with extreme dedication. The distribution rights of this film were owned by Paramount Pictures. It was really a nice film and you all should also watch this film at least once whenever you are free. It was the last sequel of the 48 Hrs series.

20 Best Eddie Murphy Movies To Watch - Best Rated!
The Distinguished Gentleman (1992) Poster and All Details

11. The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)

The Distinguished Gentleman is an American political comedy film that was released in 1992 and has a very successful runtime of 112 minutes. It got an IMDB rating of 5.9 which is accurate for the film. It was directed by Jonathan Lynn and was produced by Marty Kaplan, Leonard Goldberg, and Michael Peyser in association with Hollywood Pictures, Touchwood Pacific Partners.

The story of the film was written by Marty Kaplan and Jonathan Reynolds and music composition and production was managed by Randy Edelman. This film has an extremely talented cast which includes Eddie Murphy, Lane Smith, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Joe Don Baker, Victoria Rowell, Grant Shaud, Kevin McCarthy, and Charles Dutton.

This film is completely based on politics and in the film it was shown how members of Congress party and lobbyists performs task to occupy anything that they wanted in Washington DC. The distribution rights of this film were owned by Buena Vista Pictures. This film performed quite decent at the box office but was liked by the audience when it was released on television.

20 Best Eddie Murphy Movies To Watch - Best Rated!
Daddy Day Care (2003) Title

12. Daddy Day Care (2003)

Daddy Day Care is an American family comedy film that was released in 2003. It was directed by Steve Carr and was produced by John Davis, Wyck Godfrey, and Matt Berenson in partnership with Columbia Pictures, Revolution Studios, and Davis Entertainment. The story of the film was written by Geoff Rodkey and music work was managed by David Newman. This film includes Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin, Steve Zahn, Regina King, and Anjelica Huston as the lead actors of this comedy film.

The distribution rights of this film were owned by Sony Pictures Releasing and it has a successful runtime of 92 minutes. This film was extremely liked by the audience and thus was taken on the path of extreme success and made it one of the most successful films of Eddie’s career by collecting a huge amount of 164 million dollars. Even Eddie himself declared that he has marked this film as one of his best performances of his career.

20 Best Eddie Murphy Movies To Watch - Best Rated!
American slapstick science fiction comedy film The Nutty Professor (1996) Between the Film Scene

13. The Nutty Professor (1996)

The Nutty professor is an American slapstick science fiction comedy film that was released in 1996 and has a successful runtime of 95 minutes. It was rewarded with an IMDB rating of 5.6 because of its interesting storyline. This film has a very successful run at the box office and collected a whopping amount of 275 million dollars making it one of the highest-grossing films of 1996.

This film was directed by Tom Shadyac and was produced by Brian Grazer and Russell Simmons in association with Imagine Entertainment. The screenplay work of this film was managed by David Sheffield, Barry W. Blaustein, Tom Shadyac, and Steve Oedekerk and it was adapted from a very famous novel with the same name written by Jerry Lewis and Bill Richmond. This film has Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett, James Coburn, and Dave Chappelle as the lead roles of this film.

This film revolves around Sherman Klump who was a university professor and a brainy and kind-hearted person. The distribution rights of this film were owned by Universal Pictures and it became one of the best performing films of Eddie Murphy.

20 Best Eddie Murphy Movies To Watch - Best Rated!
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)  Poster

14. Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

Beverly Hills Cop III is an American action and comedy film that was released in 1994. This film was the third installment of the Beverly Hills Cop series was also very successful like all the previous sequels. It received an IMDB rating of 5.6 by the critics. This complete series was very much loved and appreciated by the audience and was one of the most profitable series of Eddie Murphy’s career.

This film was directed by John Landis and was produced by Mace Neufeld and Robert Rehme in partnership with Eddie Murphy Productions. The story of the film was written by Steven E. de Souza and the music composition was done by Nile Rodgers. This film has Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Héctor Elizondo, and Theresa Randle as the lead actors of this film.

The distribution rights of this film were owned by Paramount Pictures and it has a very successful runtime of 104 minutes. It is one of the best films of Eddie Murphy and I will surely want to advise my audience to definitely watch this film and also the complete series.

20 Best Eddie Murphy Movies To Watch - Best Rated!
Boomerang: Original Cinema Quad Poster

15. Boomerang (1992)

Boomerang features Eddie Murphy, Halle Berry, Robin Givens, David Alan Grier, Martin Lawrence, Grace Jones, Geoffrey Holder, and Eartha Kitt as the lead actors who were given a tremendous performance in this film. It is an American romantic comedy film that has released in 1992 and has a successful runtime of 117 minutes. It received an IMDB rating of 5.5 which is a decent rating.

This film collected a whopping amount of 131 million dollars making it one of the most successful and profitable films of Eddie Murphy as well as a part of the highest-grossing films of 1992. This film was directed by Reginald Hudlin and was produced by Brian Grazer and Warrington Hudlin in partnership with Imagine Entertainment and Eddie Murphy Productions.

The screenplay work of this film was managed by Barry W. Blaustein and David Sheffield and the story of this film was written by the lead actor Eddie Murphy himself. The distribution rights of this film were owned by Paramount Pictures and it received very much success at the international level also.

20 Best Eddie Murphy Movies To Watch - Best Rated!
Doctor Dolittle (1998) Poster

16. Doctor Dolittle (1998)

Dr. Dolittle is an American fantasy comedy film that was released in 1998. This film received an IMDB rating of 5.4 which is an average rating. This film has marked the best performance of Eddie Murphy in the comedy role and he even won the Academy Award for the Best Actor in the Comedy role for his performance in this film. Like all other films of Eddie this was also highly successful at the box office and it became a part of the top 10 highest-grossing films of 1998.

This film was directed by Betty Thomas and was produced by John Davis, David T. Friendly, and Joseph M. Singer in association with Davis Entertainment, Joseph M. Singer Entertainment, and Friendly Films. This film was rewritten by Larry Levin and Nat Mauldin and was adapted from the novel with the same name written by Hugh Lofting.

It has Eddie Murphy, Ossie Davis, and Oliver Platt in the lead roles of this comedy film. The distribution rights of this film were owned by 20th Century Fox and it has a successful runtime of 85 minutes only which is really less as compared to other Hollywood films.

20 Best Eddie Murphy Movies To Watch - Best Rated!
American buddy spy comedy-drama I Spy (2002) Poster and Lead Actors

17. I Spy (2002)

I Spy is an American buddy spy comedy-drama film that was released in 2002. It was given an IMDB rating of 5.4 by the critics. It was directed by Betty Thomas and was produced by Mario Kassar, Andrew G. Vajna, and Betty Thomas in partnership with Columbia Pictures, Tall Trees Productions, and Sheldon Leonard Productions. The story of the film was Cormac Wibberley and Marianne and the screenplay work was managed by Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, Jay Scherick, and David Ronn.

It has Eddie Murphy, Owen Wilson, Famke Janssen, and Malcolm McDowell as the lead actors of the film. The distribution rights of this film were owned by Sony Pictures Releasing and it has a runtime of 97 minutes. This film was not successful at the box office and was not able to cross even its budget amount but still it has taken place in our list of Eddie’s top 20 films because of its interesting story and high IMDB ratings.

20 Best Eddie Murphy Movies To Watch - Best Rated!
The Haunted Mansion (2003) Poster

18. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

The Haunted Mansion is an American supernatural horror comedy film that was released in 2003 and has a very successful runtime of 86 minutes. It was rewarded 5 points as the IMDB ratings. This film was also very short in size but because of such an interesting story it was highly successful at the box office. This film collected a whopping amount of 183 million dollars and broke many records at the box office.

It was directed by Rob Minkoff and was produced by Andrew Gunn and Don Hahn in association with Walt Disney Pictures. It was written by David Berenbaum and was based on Walt Disney’s Haunted Mansion. It has Eddie Murphy, Terence Stamp, Wallace Shawn, Marsha Thomason, and Jennifer Tilly as the lead actors of this horror film. The distribution rights of this film were owned by Buena Vista Pictures. If you are really a horror film fan, then this film is definitely made for you.

20 Best Eddie Murphy Movies To Watch - Best Rated!
Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) Title

19. Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)

Dr. Dolittle 2 is an American comedy film that was released in 1998 and was the second installment of the Dr. Dolittle series and was very successful as the previous sequel. It was directed by Steve Carr and was produced by John Davis in association with David Entertainment. This film was adapted from the novel with the same name written by Hugh Lofting and the music work was managed by Norm Macdonald.

It has Eddie Murphy, Kristen Wilson, Jeffrey Jones, and Kevin Pollak as the lead actors of this film and they all have given their performances very well. This film received an IMDB rating of 4.7 which is really but still it was very successful at the box office because of such a well known and highly followed cast. The distribution rights of this film were owned by 20th century Fox and it has a successful runtime of 97 minutes.

20 Best Eddie Murphy Movies To Watch - Best Rated!
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)  Poster and Lead Actors

20. Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps is the second installment of The Nutty Professor series and was very successful as the previous sequel. It is an American science fiction romantic comedy film that was released in 2000 and has a successful runtime of 107 minutes. It received an IMDB rating of 4.4 that’s why it has taken the last place in our list of best 20 films of Eddie Murphy.

This film was directed by Peter Segal and was produced by Brian Grazer in association with Imagine Entertainment. The screenplay work of this film was managed by Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield, Paul Weitz, and Chris Weitz, and the story of the film was written by Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield, Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz, and Zak Penn. It has Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson, and Larry Miller as the lead actors of the film.

The distribution rights of this film were owned by Universal Pictures and it was one of the most successful and profitable films of 2000. It was really a nice film and I would surely like to advise my viewers to watch this film as it can become a part of your favorite films in this quarantine period.

These 20 were the best performances of Eddie Murphy amongst all his films. This was all from my side and now I would like to know which is your favorite film of Eddie Murphy’s career. So, surely comment down your opinions in the comment section below. For more updates stay tuned to Otakukart.