Edward Regan ‘Eddie’ Murphy is a man of many talents – an actor, writer, singer, and comedian. Murphy is best known for numerous comedies. Appreciated by fans and critics, this man has been honored time and again by various film appreciation organizations. His films stand out for their humor content and for Murphy often playing more than one role. Here is the list of top movies of Eddie Murphy.
12. Life (1999)
This movie is a comic drama directed by Ted Demme and is narrated as a flashback. The story follows two friends Ray Gibson and Claude Banks. Gibson played by Eddie Murphy is a hustler while Banks played by Martin Lawrence is a selfish banker. They are forced together when they fall in bad graces of a club owner and decide to take a bootlegging stint to repay their debts. However, they are framed for murder while in Mississippi and sentenced to life in an infamous prison camp. The rest of the movie shows the developing friendship between the two and their life in prison including their various attempts to escape. The film eventually sees the men exonerated by the warden as he uncovers the truth but unfortunately before they can be released, the warden dies of a heart attack. Ultimately the two friends do escape, and I will not give away the escape plan but allow me to leave you with the thought that Eddie Murphy does a fantastic job as a smooth-talking hustler and this remains one of his finest films.