’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – Top Ten Eddie Murphy Movies!!!
For some reason, Eddie Murphy has been featured on TV a lot over the last few weeks. I am not complaining about that, I am just not sure why he is getting all of this sudden attention, especially for roles he played decades ago.
I am actually glad that this new wave of attention has come Eddie’s way as it reminds me of how much I have enjoyed his work over the years, especially his older stuff.
I thought it would be fun to rank his ‘Top Ten Movies’, so here we go…
For this week’s list, there is no honorable mention. Also, let me preface this by saying that I have NOT seen every single film that Mr. Murphy has starred in, but I do believe that I have seen enough of them to be able to make a list like this with some level of confidence.
10 – The Shrek Films – just enough adult humor provided by Eddie to keep us laughing and our kids wondering what we’re laughing at…
9 – Harlem Nights – Truly underrated film. Murphy and Prior are worth watching!
8 – The Nutty Professor – the scenes around the dinner table are unreal. The sequels could not duplicate what the original brought us – HERCULES!!!
7 – Daddy Day Care – Every comic has to be mixed in with a bunch of kids at some point during his/her career. Murphy was a lot of fun in this one.
6 – Delirious – So funny, fro start to finish!
5 – Trading Places – A great comedic duo, these two played very well with each other.
4 – 48 Hours – Such an unusual combination, but it worked very well. So well in fact, that it called for ‘Another’ follow up.
3 – Beverly Hills Cop trilogy – This trilogy really put Murphy on the map with mainstream America. He played the role of Axel Foley perfectly, and he had all of us imitating his laugh!
2 – RAW – The funnies stand-up act that I have ever seen. Period.
1 – Coming To America – My favorite comedic film of all-time. I can recite scenes of this film with no mistakes. If I am flipping channels and I find this movie on, I am not longer flipping channels.
And there you have it. Eddie Murphy provided some incredible laughs and memorable moments in many of the above mentioned films. He is a comedic genius, and I am happy to say that I have had a chance to see one of the greatest comedic actors of all-time perform during his prime.
Did I miss any films that you would have had on the list? Are my rankings out of whac?
Let me hear it!
And as always, ‘Thank You’ for reading. Have a nice night!!