Beverly Hills Cop
This is Eddie Murphy’s most successful movie in which he acted in. He starred as Alex Foley, a Detroit cop who does things much differently than his Beverly Hills counterparts, in helping to solve a murder of a childhood friend. The movie, which also starred John Ashton (John Taggart) and Judge Reinhold (William ‘Billy’ Rosewood), went on to gross $316,400,000 and spawned 2 sequels.
Beverly Hills Cop 2
Of course, the second highest grossing film is the sequel to Beverly Hills Cop, appropriately titled, Beverly Hills Cop II (1987). In this movie, Andrew Bogomil (Ronny Cox) is almost killed and Alex Foley returns to rejoin Taggart and Rosewood to solve the case. The second offering made $300,000,000.
Doctor Doolittle (1998) is a remake of the 1967 original that starred Rex Harrison. John Doolittle (Eddie Murphy), not only has the ability to speak to animals, but he also understands them as well. This film grossed $294,500,000 worldwide
Coming to America
Akeem Joffer (Eddie Murphy) is the Prince of Zamunda, who decides to travel to Queens, NY to find his queen. This comedy also starred Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones and John Amos, with Murphy playing various characters throughout the film. Globally, this film has grossed $288,800,000.
The Nutty Professor
If you’ve ever wondered how Eddie Murphy would look like if he gained a massive amount of weight, then The Nutty Professor (1996) is the film you’d have to see! This remake of the Jerry Lewis classic of the same name, features Sherman Klump (Murphy) an obese scientist who develops an experimental weight loss formula that he decides to test on himself. It turns him into the suave Buddy Love. Jada Pinkett-Smith also stars in this comedy which grossed $274,000,000.