Top Picks: An Eddie Murphy Watchlist

In honor of the release of his movie Coming 2 America, we're celebrating by showcasing some of our favorite Eddie Murphy classics. Arguably one of the best comedians of his time, Eddie Murphy is not just a funny guy, but an icon. Known for roles such as Norbit and the famous Dr. Dolittle, Eddie Murphy is nothing short of a household name.

Whether you remember him as an improv master on SNL or the voice of your favorite fire-breathing dragon in Mulan, Eddie Murphy is more than an actor or comedian. From dramatic roles to screenwriting, Eddie Murphy has shown his fans he has never been one-dimensional. Check out one of these beloved titles:

The inspiration of this blog post is rooted in the cult classic, Coming to America, written by Eddie Murphy, himself.

Very different from his family-friendly roles, check out Eddie Murphy. A hilarious, raunchy comedy special that put Eddie Murphy on the map.

Shrek has become a classic that will get the whole family laughing. Eddie Murphy livens up the screen as the animated, lovable Donkey.

Some say that Beverly Hills Cop is the film that earned Eddie Murphy his celebrity. I'd say this action packed trilogy is required viewing.

A new age retelling of the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Nutty Professor delivers a memorable remake with hilarity.

Murphy's newest movie featured in this collection is Mr. Church, a tearjerker wrapped up in a jazz soundtrack sure to put warmth in your heart.

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