Coming To America

Lists: Comedy, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Fish out of water

Brief Synopsis: "Heir to the throne of Zamunda, the prince leaves the tropical paradise of Zamunda and goes in search of his queen. What better place than the city of Queens, New York to find a bride. Joined with his loyal servant and friend Akeem and Semmi attempt to blend in as ordinary Americans and begin the dating."

Overall Ranking: 1161 (Rank from 1988: # 14)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 25%
Regular 75%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Rob from GuysFilmQuest86
Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less80(full review)
Thomas Pollock70

People Involved

  • Eddie Murphy (Prince Akeem / Clarence / Randy Watson / Saul)
  • Arsenio Hall (Semmi / Extremely Ugly Girl / Morris / Reverend Brown)
  • James Earl Jones (King Jaffe Joffer)
  • John Amos (Cleo McDowell)
  • Shari Headley (Lisa McDowell)
  • Frankie Faison (Landlord)
  • Louie Anderson (Maurice)
  • Calvin Lockhart (Colonel Izzi)
  • Samuel L. Jackson (Robber)
  • Eriq La Salle (Darryl Jenks)
  • John Landis (Director)