Coming to America poster


An African prince decides it’s time for him to find a princess... and his mission leads him and his most loyal friend to Queens, New York. In disguise as an impoverished immigrant, the pampered prince quickly finds himself a new job, new friends, new digs, new enemies and lots of trouble.

MPAA Rating R

Status Released

Release Date 1988-06-29

Runtime 117 minutes

Budget $39m

Revenue $0.3b


TMDB 6.9


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sonia_barajas shared a tip "On my go to movies list when I need nostalgia in my life"

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Kaylee shared a tip "Great movie!!"

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sher_free shared a tip "⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - rewatch"

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jonathan_kent_6341 shared a tip "Classic comedy movie!"

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onelonelyplanet shared a tip "#alltimefavorite"

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sue shared a tip "Great movie! I need to rewatch. I don’t remember a Trading Places cameo. Also, Trading Places - good one too."

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tvandmoviefanatic shared a tip "Watched this movie this week bc I haven't seen it in years and LOVED it! Can't wait to watch the new one !"

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beadzombie shared a tip "A definite classic! Infinitely rewatchable."

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deborah_parent shared a tip "Classic"

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leslie_abram shared a tip "So good.. this was the movie that made me a life long Eddie fan!"

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jason_nuciola shared a tip "definitely one of Eddie Murphy's best movies"

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brooke_cook_4873 shared a tip "It’s hilarious!!! I love any movie with Eddie Murphy in it though!"

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christian_bell shared a tip "One of the all time great comedies of all time. All star cast. Story of finding true love and ones true self. A must watch."

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waiting.for.vienna shared a tip "super funny"

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logan_s_1520 shared a tip "I’ve been watching all the Rambo movies lately"

samantha_strache shared a tip "Good lines, great performances from Murphy & Hall"

laura_wills shared a tip "Stands up to the test of time surprisingly well"

lana_cicalo shared a tip "It’s been awhile but great comedy."

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freemon_jackson shared a tip "Let your soul glo!!"

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diandra_repato shared a tip "Good movie"

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william_ryals shared a tip "So funny"

shelli_romero shared a tip "Funny"

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mackenzie_davis_2780 shared a tip "a childhood favorite."

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grayson_flint shared a tip "I’d like to see Coming to America 2. Have you seen it?"

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angelo_ann shared a tip "Great movie. But it's not for kids though (ages 0-13)"

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lakesha_johnson_4307 shared a tip "#funnyaf"

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candace_johnson_4999 shared a tip "Classic movie and hilarious no matter how many times you watch it."

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steve_heyward shared a tip "Super funny I watched it over 100 times"

robin_talan shared a tip "I like the one before this which is Trading places with Eddie Murphy"

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loretta_m shared a tip "Love ❤️ Eddy Murphy"

trae_grose shared a tip "It’s a classic and very funny"

ren_1695 shared a tip "Now this is a comedy!"

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sammy_adelaiye shared a tip "Irreverent comedy with a heart of Gold and exceptional comedic performances"

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j_rivers shared a tip "One of my all time favorite movies. Eddie Murphy's best work."

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t_mitchell shared a tip "Classic comedy."

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enrique_dorsey shared a tip "Hackers is my favorite movie"

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cindy_lee_2129 shared a tip ""This is beautiful, what is that velvet?""

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caitlyn_taylor_7251 shared a tip "Love this movie. Heavily recommend!"

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caitlyn_taylor_7251 shared a tip "@jaymill_cornelius what isn't my favorite part let's be honest. Lol I love the whole movie."

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rosharra_francis shared a tip "Comedic masterpiece"

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shirley_johnson_5616 shared a tip "Funny"

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kimmerberryP shared a tip "Absolutely Hilarious 🤣🤣🤣"

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joshua_fenners shared a tip "Hilarious!"

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cord_smyth shared a tip "I still quote this movie in 2020"

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dby_sylvain shared a tip "#alltimefavorite"

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miyah_bonds shared a tip "what’s not to love. that storyline, the punchlines, and the wardrobe for this movie was insane!"

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mo_mohamed shared a tip "Literally one of my favorite movies of all time."

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charisma_rah shared a tip "Do it !"

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charisma_rah shared a tip "Also click bait was awesome. Hey Sistar"

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ty_montgomery_8052 shared a tip "Honestly I feel like that’s a question that’s impossible to answer hahah"

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victoria_chadwell shared a tip "I would say the second one is just as good"

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sarah_isaacson shared a tip "It’s a bit dated, but it was funny at the time. Eddie Murphy is classic."

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ISaVeryNice shared a tip "Absolute classic one of my favorite films! Still awaiting part 2!"

adam_jensen_5472 shared a tip "I know that I’ve made it when I have a Jacuzzi in my apartment. "

elijah_u shared a tip "Love to movie"

mrs_dyer shared a tip "Princess Bride definitely"

mrs_dyer shared a tip "Trading Spaces would naturally be Eddie's runner up 🥰 but Princess Bride is another great love story"

kori_marahallpeppy shared a tip "Funny and light hearted."

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trish_kidd shared a tip "It's hilarious 😂"

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lamercie4512 shared a tip "Childhood memories and I still enjoy it."

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mark_krug shared a tip "Very funny"

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nickolas_r shared a tip "Gotta love Eddie Murphy"

julie_passage shared a tip "A classic comedy"

nitsa shared a tip "Hilarious!"

siobhan_maxwell-bur shared a tip "Hilarious classic!!"

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isaac_rosa_4884 shared a tip "One of my favorite Eddie Murphy movies"

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jeannine_ray shared a tip "Funny!!"

raquel_robinson_2928 shared a tip "Hilarious"

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patricia_webber shared a tip "Very funny movie"

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jose_c. shared a tip "It's an alright film. Plays on black cinema tropes and stereotypes based on the 80s for a good laugh"

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karla_rivera-torres shared a tip "It’s so amazing! I haven’t actually. I have to watch the second one still. Have you seen it?"

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crystal_smith_235 shared a tip "My favorite movie would probably have to be Christine."

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constance_haywood shared a tip "An Eddie Murphy classic. I’ve watched this countless times and enjoyed it much more than the second film. Guaranteed laughs."

russell_dennis shared a tip "A classic! Great story and hilarious characters"

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steve_adams_1472 shared a tip "Clint Smith was hilarious. "That boy is good!""

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angel_hair-beauty shared a tip "It's really great. I watched it with my mom some time ago."

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beloune_davis shared a tip "Classic one of my favorites"

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where_seap shared a tip "This movie is an Eddy Murphy Classic. With an all star cast. You can't go wrong with this laugh out loud banger."

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stacey_hey shared a tip "I just loved the whole movie"

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sweet_peas_soap_co. shared a tip "The whole movie I think!"

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erin_lewis_8777 shared a tip "It's not as madcap, but Boomerang is wonderful."

roughdouglas shared a tip "The first Black Panther"

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nini_x shared a tip "When the traded in their furs and gold for NYC gear to blend in 😅. Love it. How about you?"

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jeanette_dewolfe shared a tip "It’s a classic!"

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marys_baby shared a tip "I love this and the sequel. The movie Grownups is good too"

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neese_buck shared a tip "Have you seen the sequel on Prime..." Coming 2 America""

danny_ocean shared a tip "Best movie ever"

aleah_9312 shared a tip "Such a great lead! I really enjoyed the romantic aspects, and the comedy is timeless"

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daniel_nilan shared a tip "It’s great"

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brian_hammerle shared a tip "This is a great film! Latest is even better! Classic."

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