Best Movies of Eddie Murphy

Shrek (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 200 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $267.65M

Lead Role: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, | Director:

After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona for a villainous lord in order to get his land back.

Shrek 2 (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 194 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 75 | Earnings: $436.47M

Princess Fiona's parents invite her and Shrek to dinner to celebrate her marriage. If only they knew the newlyweds were both ogres.

Mulan (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 167 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $120.62M

Lead Role: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Miguel Ferrer, | Director:

To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.

Trading Places (1983)

Aggregate Rating: 159 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $90.40M

A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Aggregate Rating: 158 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: $234.76M

A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.

Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 155 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: null

Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.

Shrek the Third (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 153 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 58 | Earnings: $320.71M

When his new father-in-law, King Harold falls ill, Shrek is looked at as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away. Not one to give up his beloved swamp, Shrek recruits his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to install the rebellious Artie as the new king. Princess Fiona, however, rallies a band of royal girlfriends to fend off a coup d'etat by the jilted Prince Charming.

48 Hrs. (1982)

Aggregate Rating: 151 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $75.90M

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.

Dreamgirls (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 147 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $103.34M

A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.

Tower Heist (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 140 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 59 | Earnings: $78.01M

When a group of hard-working guys find out they've fallen victim to their wealthy employer's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence.

Bowfinger (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 139 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $66.37M

When a desperate movie producer fails to get a major star for his bargain basement film, he decides to shoot the film secretly around him.

Coming to America (1988)

Aggregate Rating: 137 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 47 | Earnings: $128.15M

An extremely pampered African Prince travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.

The Nutty Professor (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 135 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 62 | Earnings: $128.77M

Grossly overweight yet good-hearted professor Sherman Klump takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.

Life (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 132 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 63 | Earnings: $63.84M

The story of wrongfully convicted men (Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence) who discover the value of life after serving 65 years in prison.

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

Aggregate Rating: 130 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 48 | Earnings: $153.67M

Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogomil's near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with it.

Shrek Forever After (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 130 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 58 | Earnings: $238.37M

Rumpelstiltskin tricks a mid-life crisis burdened Shrek into allowing himself to be erased from existence and cast in a dark alternate timeline where Rumpel rules supreme.

Mr. Church (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 117 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 37 | Earnings: $0.69M

"Mr. Church" tells the story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook - Henry Joseph Church. What begins as a six month arrangement instead spans into fifteen years and creates a family bond that lasts forever.

Imagine That (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 111 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 54 | Earnings: $16.09M

A financial executive who can't stop his career downspiral is invited into his daughter's imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await.

Doctor Dolittle (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 107 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 46 | Earnings: $144.16M

A doctor discovers that he can communicate with animals.

The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 106 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 45 | Earnings: $46.67M

A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the ...