Eddie Murphy Movies List: Best To Worst

Trading Places
R

Trading Places

(1983)
As:
Cast
Director:
John Landis
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Denholm Elliott, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, Frank Oz
Beverly Hills Cop
R

Beverly Hills Cop

(1984)
As:
Cast
Role:
Axel Foley
Director:
Martin Brest
Genres:
Comedy, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Ronny Cox, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher
Coming to America
R

Coming to America

(1988)
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Prince Akeem / Clarence / Randy Watson / Saul
Director:
John Landis
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Arsenio Hall
Mr. Church
PG-13

Mr. Church

(2016)
As:
Cast
Role:
Henry Church
Director:
Bruce Beresford
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Natascha McElhone, Xavier Samuel, Britt Robertson, Lucy Fry
48 Hrs.
R

48 Hrs.

(1982)
As:
Cast
Role:
Reggie Hammond
Director:
Walter Hill
Genres:
Action, Crime, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Nick Nolte, James Remar, Frank McRae, Annette O'Toole
Eddie Murphy: Raw
R

Eddie Murphy: Raw

(1987)
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Robert Townsend
Genres:
Documentary, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tatyana Ali, Billie Allen, Clebert Ford, Geri Gibson
Beverly Hills Cop II
R

Beverly Hills Cop II

(1987)
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Axel Foley
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
Ronny Cox, Judge Reinhold, Jürgen Prochnow, John Ashton
Life
R

Life

(1999)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Rayford Gibson
Director:
Ted Demme
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Anderson, Martin Lawrence, Obba Babatundé, Nick Cassavetes
Dreamgirls
PG-13

Dreamgirls

(2006)
As:
Cast
Role:
James 'Thunder' Early
Director:
Bill Condon
Genres:
Musical, Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Danny Glover
Harlem Nights
R

Harlem Nights

(1989)
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Quick
Director:
Eddie Murphy
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Danny Aiello, Michael Lerner, Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor
Dolemite Is My Name
R

Dolemite Is My Name

(2019)
As:
Cast
Role:
Rudy
Director:
Craig Brewer
Genres:
Biography, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Wesley Snipes, Chris Rock, Snoop Dogg, Mike Epps
The Nutty Professor
PG-13

The Nutty Professor

(1996)
As:
Cast
Role:
Sherman Klump / Buddy Love / Lance Perkins / Papa Klump / Mama Klump / Grandma Klump / Ernie Klump
Director:
Tom Shadyac
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Dave Chappelle, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn, Larry Miller
The Golden Child
PG-13

The Golden Child

(1986)
As:
Cast
Role:
Chandler Jarrell
Director:
Michael Ritchie
Genres:
Fantasy, Mystery, Action, Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Charles Dance, J.L. Reate, Charlotte Lewis, Victor Wong
Tower Heist
PG-13

Tower Heist

(2011)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Slide
Director:
Brett Ratner
Genres:
Action, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick
Another 48 Hrs.
R

Another 48 Hrs.

(1990)
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Reggie Hammond
Director:
Walter Hill
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Drama, Crime, Mystery, Comedy
Star Cast:
Nick Nolte, Kevin Tighe, Brion James, Ed O'Ross
Beverly Hills Cop III
R

Beverly Hills Cop III

(1994)
As:
Cast
Role:
Det. Axel Foley
Director:
John Landis
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
George Lucas, Jon Tenney, Joey Travolta, Eugene Collier
Bowfinger
PG-13

Bowfinger

(1999)
As:
Cast
Role:
Kit Ramsey / Jiff Ramsey
Director:
Frank Oz
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Christine Baranski, Robert Downey Jr., Steve Martin, Jamie Kennedy
Daddy Day Care
PG

Daddy Day Care

(2003)
As:
Cast
Role:
Charlie Hinton
Director:
Steve Carr
Genres:
Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Regina King, Steve Zahn, Lacey Chabert, Jeff Garlin
Boomerang
R

Boomerang

(1992)
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Marcus
Director:
Reginald Hudlin
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
David Alan Grier, Martin Lawrence, Robin Givens, Halle Berry
The Distinguished Gentleman
R

The Distinguished Gentleman

(1992)
As:
Cast
Role:
Thomas Jefferson Johnson
Director:
Jonathan Lynn
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Joe Don Baker, Victoria Rowell, James Garner, Lane Smith, Eddie Murphy
Imagine That
PG

Imagine That

(2009)
As:
Cast
Role:
Evan Danielson
Director:
Karey Kirkpatrick
Genres:
Family, Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Ronny Cox, Stephen Rannazzisi, Yara Shahidi, Thomas Haden Church
A Thousand Words
TV-14

A Thousand Words

(2012)
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack McCall
Director:
Brian Robbins
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Kerry Washington, Emanuel Ragsdale, Jill Basey, Greg Collins
Doctor Dolittle
PG-13

Doctor Dolittle

(1998)
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. John Dolittle
Director:
Betty Thomas
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Oliver Platt, Ossie Davis, Paul Giamatti, Ellen DeGeneres
Metro
R

Metro

(1997)
As:
Cast
Role:
Insp. Scott Roper
Director:
Thomas Carter
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Drama, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Michael Rapaport, Art Evans, Kim Miyori, James Carpenter
Showtime
PG-13

Showtime

(2002)
As:
Cast
Role:
Officer Trey Sellars
Director:
Tom Dey
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Robert De Niro, Rachael Harris, Zaid Farid, Alex Borstein
I Spy
PG-13

I Spy

(2002)
As:
Cast
Role:
Kelly
Director:
Betty Thomas
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Star Cast:
Owen Wilson, Gary Cole, Malcolm McDowell, Famke Janssen
Dr. Dolittle 2
PG

Dr. Dolittle 2

(2001)
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. John Dolittle
Director:
Steve Carr
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Star Cast:
Mandy Moore, Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Lisa Kudrow
The Haunted Mansion
PG

The Haunted Mansion

(2003)
As:
Cast
Role:
Jim Evers
Director:
Rob Minkoff
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Comedy, Mystery, Horror
Star Cast:
Terence Stamp, Nathaniel Parker, Marsha Thomason, Jennifer Tilly
Meet Dave
PG

Meet Dave

(2008)
As:
Cast
Role:
Dave / Captain
Director:
Brian Robbins
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Family, Adventure, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union, Scott Caan, Ed Helms
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
PG-13

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

(2000)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Sherman Klump / Buddy Love / Granny Klump / Mama Klump / Papa Klump / Young Papa Klump / Ernie Klump / Lance Perkins
Director:
Peter Segal
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
John Ales, Larry Miller, Wanda Sykes, Janet Jackson
Vampire in Brooklyn
R

Vampire in Brooklyn

(1995)
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Maximillian / Preacher Pauly / Guido
Director:
Wes Craven
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Horror, Romance
Star Cast:
Angela Bassett, John Witherspoon, Allen Payne, Kadeem Hardison
Holy Man
PG

Holy Man

(1998)
As:
Cast
Role:
'G'
Director:
Stephen Herek
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kelly Preston, Robert Loggia, Jeff Goldblum, Betty White
Norbit
PG-13

Norbit

(2007)
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Norbit / Rasputia / Mr. Wong
Director:
Brian Robbins
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Terry Crews, Thandie Newton, Clifton Powell, Lester Speight
Best Defense
R

Best Defense

(1984)
As:
Cast
Role:
Lieutenant T.M. Landry
Director:
Willard Huyck
Genres:
Comedy, War
Star Cast:
Helen Shaver, George Dzundza, Kate Capshaw, Dudley Moore
The Adventures of Pluto Nash
PG-13

The Adventures of Pluto Nash

(2002)
As:
Cast
Role:
Pluto Nash
Director:
Ron Underwood
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Alec Baldwin, Joe Pantoliano, Rosario Dawson, John Cleese

TV Movie(s)

Eddie Murphy: Delirious

Eddie Murphy: Delirious

(1983)
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Bruce Gowers
Genres:
Comedy, Documentary
Star Cast:
Clint Smith, James Argiro, Gus Loundermon, Brian O'Neal
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Beverly Hills Cop

(2013)
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Barry Sonnenfeld
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
David Denman, Chasty Ballesteros, B.J. Britt, Kenzie Dalton
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What's Alan Watching?

(1989)
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Thomas Schlamme
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Fran Drescher, Cheryl Pollak, Corin Nemec, Barbara Barrie
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A Party for Richard Pryor

(1991)
As:
Writer
Director:
Louis J. Horvitz
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Loni Anderson, Chevy Chase, Danny Glover, James Brown, Elayne Boosler
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Uptown Comedy Express

(1987)
As:
Producer
Director:
Russ Petranto
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Chris Rock, Robert Townsend, Arsenio Hall, Barry Sobel, Marsha Warfield
The Kid Who Loved Christmas

The Kid Who Loved Christmas

(1990)
As:
Producer
Director:
Arthur Allan Seidelman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sammy Davis Jr., Charlie Murphy, Cicely Tyson, Michael Warren, Gilbert Lewis
Clippers

Clippers

(1991)
As:
Producer
Director:
Matthew Diamond
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Barry Shabaka Henley, Phill Lewis, John Amos, Arnold Stang, Cicely Tyson

Animation(s)

Shrek
TV-PG

Shrek (2001)

As:
Cast
Role:
Donkey
Director:
Vicky Jenson, Andrew Adamson
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure, Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Mike Myers, Vincent Cassel
Mulan
G

Mulan (1998)

As:
Cast
Director:
Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook
Genres:
Fantasy, Animation, Adventure, Musical, War, Family
Star Cast:
June Foray, Miguel Ferrer, Harvey Fierstein, James Hong
Shrek 2
TV-PG

Shrek 2 (2004)

As:
Cast
Role:
Donkey
Director:
Conrad Vernon, Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Animation, Family, Romance, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews, John Cleese
Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party

Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party (2001)

As:
Cast
Role:
Donkey
Director:
Vicky Jenson, Andrew Adamson
Genres:
Short, Family, Romance, Comedy, Music, Animation
Star Cast:
Mike Myers, Christopher Knights, Guillaume Aretos, John Bisom
Father of the Pride
TV-14

Father of the Pride (2004)

As:
Cast
Director:
John Stevenson, John Holmquist, Bret Haaland, Klay Hall, Steve Hickner
Genres:
Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Danny DeVito, Danielle Harris, Jane Lynch, Cheryl Hines, Eddie Murphy
The PJs
TV-14

The PJs (1999)

As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Director:
John Logue, Paul Harrod, David Bleiman Ichioka, Sean Burns, Mike Johnson
Genres:
Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Loretta Devine, Ja'net DuBois, Michele Morgan, Pepe Serna
Shrek the Halls
TV-PG

Shrek the Halls (2007)

As:
Cast
Role:
Donkey
Director:
Gary Trousdale
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Family, Animation, Short
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Cameron Diaz, Mike Myers, Sean Bishop
Shrek 4-D
TV-PG

Shrek 4-D (2003)

As:
Cast
Role:
Donkey
Director:
Simon J. Smith
Genres:
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Family, Short
Star Cast:
Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Mike Myers, Christopher Knights
Shrek's Thrilling Tales

Shrek's Thrilling Tales (2012)

As:
Cast
Role:
Donkey
Genres:
Short, Sci-Fi, Family, Animation, Horror, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, Hugh Laurie, Mike Myers
Shrek Forever After
PG

Shrek Forever After (2010)

As:
Cast
Role:
Donkey
Director:
Mike Mitchell
Genres:
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Cameron Diaz, Jane Lynch, Julie Andrews, Eddie Murphy
Far Far Away Idol
G

Far Far Away Idol (2004)

As:
Cast
Role:
Donkey
Director:
Simon J. Smith
Genres:
Family, Short, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Music
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Cameron Diaz, Mike Myers, Simon Cowell
Shrek the Third
PG

Shrek the Third (2007)

As:
Cast
Role:
Donkey
Director:
Chris Miller, Raman Hui
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Star Cast:
Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews
Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular
TV-PG

Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular (2010)

As:
Cast
Role:
Donkey
Director:
Walt Dohrn, Raman Hui
Genres:
Family, Animation, Comedy, Music, Short
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Cameron Diaz, Walt Dohrn, Mike Myers

TV Shows and Videos

Saturday Night Live
TV-PG

Saturday Night Live (1975)

As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Ben Stiller, Dave Wilson, Beth McCarthy-Miller, Don Roy King, James Signorelli
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Andy Griffith, Ben Stiller, Chris Farley, Colin Firth, Don Pardo
Michael Jackson: Remember the Time

Michael Jackson: Remember the Time (1992)

As:
Cast
Role:
King
Director:
John Singleton
Genres:
Short, Musical, Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Star Cast:
Michael Jackson, Wylie Draper, Iman, Magic Johnson
The Best of Eddie Murphy: Saturday Night Live

The Best of Eddie Murphy: Saturday Night Live (1989)

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself / Various
Director:
Dave Wilson, Claude Kerven, Andy Breckman
Genres:
Comedy, Documentary
Star Cast:
Brian Doyle-Murray, Ron Howard, James Downey, Mary Gross
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy (1998)

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself / Various Characters
Director:
Dave Wilson, Claude Kerven, Andy Breckman
Genres:
Documentary, Comedy
Star Cast:
James Downey, Billy Crystal, Robin Duke, Sheree Ali
The Royal Family

The Royal Family (1991)

As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Shelley Jensen, Jack Shea
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Della Reese, Jackée Harry, Mariann Aalda, Sylver Gregory, Larenz Tate
CBS Summer Playhouse

CBS Summer Playhouse (1987)

As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Peter H. Hunt, James Frawley, Corey Allen, Peter Baldwin, John Pasquin
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Lee Majors, Mark Ruffalo, Lori Loughlin, Brandon Lee, Daphne Reid
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Eddie Murphy: Party All the Time (1985)

As:
Cast
Role:
Eddie Murphy
Director:
Edd Griles
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Rick James