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Top 10 Eddie Murphy’s Movies (According To IMDb)

Eddie Murphy has been making audiences laugh and entertain for decades throughout his fabled career. He has worked as a stand-up comedian and was ranked No. 10 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. Murphy broke on to the scene as a standout cast member of Saturday Night Live before he became one of the biggest comedians of all time and, of course, a massive movie star. Scroll your screen for Eddie Murphy’s best movies, according to IMDb.

Very well said:

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.”

― Arthur Schopenhauer

1/10

Life (1999)

  • IMDb Rating: 6.8
  • American buddy comedy-drama film written by Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone
  • Directed by Ted Demme
  • Plot: A story being told by an elderly inmate about two of his friends, who are both wrongly convicted of murder and given a life sentence in prison.

2/10

48 Hrs. (1982)

  • IMDb Rating: 6.9
  • American buddy cop action comedy film
  • Directed by Walter Hill
  • Plot: The film stars Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy as a cop and convict, respectively, who team up to catch two cop-killers, Albert Ganz and Billy Bear.
  • A sequel, Another 48 Hrs., was released on June 8, 1990.

3/10

Coming To America (1988)

  • IMDb Rating: 6.9
  • American romantic comedy film
  • Directed by John Landis
  • Plot: Eddie Murphy plays Akeem Joffer, the crown prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, who travels to the United States in the hopes of finding a woman he can marry.
  • Coming 2 America, is in production, a sequel.

4/10

Shrek 2 (2004)

  • IMDb Rating: 7.2
  • American computer-animated comedy film
  • Directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon
  • Plot: Shrek 2 takes place following the events of the first film, with Shrek and Donkey meeting Fiona’s parents as her zealous Fairy Godmother, who wants Fiona to marry her son Prince Charming, plots to destroy Shrek and Fiona’s marriage. Shrek and Donkey team up with a swashbuckling cat named Puss in Boots to foil her plans.

5/10

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

  • IMDb Rating: 7.3
  • American action comedy film
  • Directed by Martin Brest
  • Plot: Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who visits Beverly Hills, California to solve the murder of his best friend.

6/10

Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

  • IMDb Rating: 7.3
  • American biographical comedy film
  • Directed by Craig Brewer
  • Plot: Eddie Murphy as filmmaker Rudy Ray Moore, who is best known for having portrayed the character of Dolemite in both his stand-up routine and a series of blaxploitation films, which started with Dolemite in 1975.

7/10

Trading Places (1983)

  • IMDb Rating: 7.5
  • American comedy film
  • Directed by John Landis
  • Plot: The story of an upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street hustler whose lives cross paths when they are unknowingly made part of an elaborate bet.

8/10

Mr. Church (2016)

  • IMDb Rating: 7.6
  • American drama film
  • Directed by Bruce Beresford
  • The movie is based on the short story “The Cook Who Came to Live with Us” written by McMartin.
  • Plot: Film centers around a cook who becomes a caretaker and father figure to three generations of women over the years.

9/10

Mulan (1998)

  • IMDb Rating: 7.6
  • American animated musical historical action adventure film
  • Directed by Barry Cook and Tony Bancroft
  • Based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, and was Disney’s 36th animated feature.
  • Plot: The film tells the story of Mulan, a girl living in war-torn China, who dreams of a life outside of what is expected for women. She takes her father’s place in the army and becomes a hero to her nation.

10/10

Shrek (2001)

  • IMDb Rating: 7.8
  • American computer-animated comedy film
  • Directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson
  • Plot: An ogre called Shrek finds his swamp overrun by fairy tale creatures who have been banished by the corrupt Lord Farquaad aspiring to be king. Shrek makes a deal with Farquaad to regain control of his swamp in return for rescuing Princess Fiona, whom Farquaad intends to marry. With the help of Donkey (Murphy), Shrek embarks on his quest but soon falls in love with the princess, who is hiding a secret that will change his life forever.

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