Is Coming to America on Netflix?



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Eddie Murphy is a legend of both Hollywood and comedy and the movie Coming to America, which he wrote and starred in, is an example of the king at the height of his powers.

First released in 1988, it came hot on the heels of the first two Beverley Hills Cop movies and shortly after the cult classic, Trading Places.

Coming to America is held in as high regard today as it was when it was released and the recent release of the sequel, Coming 2 America, has created a whole new generation keen to see it.

But can you watch Coming to America on Netflix? And if so, how?

In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know.

Can I watch Coming to America on Netflix?

Yes, you can enjoy Coming to America on Netflix provided you are in the correct country.

Coming to America is in the Netflix libraries of the UK and Canada plus a handful of other nations. But it is not on Netflix if you are in countries like the USA, Australia and many others.

Don’t despair, though!

If you want to follow the adventures of Crown Prince Akeem Joffer, you can still do so no matter where in the world you are.

Keep scrolling and I’ll show you how.

How to watch Coming to America where I am?

If you are not in the UK, Canada or one of the other countries where the movie is available, you can still watch Coming to America on Netflix.

But you will need to use a Virtual Private Network or VPN app to do it.

A VPN is an online privacy and security tool that works by encrypting your internet data and then redirecting it through an external server. It is this redirection that is the key to unlocking Coming to America where you are.

VPN servers are located all over the world and if you pick one in the UK or Canada, it will appear to all the websites you visit, including Netflix, that this is where you are located.

Netflix will therefore let you access the British or Canadian Netflix libraries and, hey presto, you can enjoy Coming to America. You don’t need any unique account details, just a VPN app.

Where to get a VPN?

There are many VPNs on the market, so the big question is how to choose the right one?

Suppose you want to enjoy Coming to America where you are.

In that case, you will want to choose a VPN that offers British or Canadian servers, is able to unblock Netflix (not all can), and which offers the connection speeds needed to stream a movie without any annoying interruptions in high quality.

Our recommended VPN to watch Coming to America is ExpressVPN.

ExpressVPN offers hundreds of servers in the UK and Canada.

It is one of the best VPNs at unblocking Netflix and it also has some of the fastest connection speeds around. It also has apps for almost every device and a 30-day money-back guarantee that gives you plenty of time to try before committing any money.

Other options to look at if you don’t fancy ExpressVPN are either NordVPN or Surfshark VPN. You’re free to pick the one you like the best.

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How to watch Coming to America on Netflix

Once you have chosen your preferred VPN provider, setting things up to watch Coming to America is pretty simple.

To help, here is a step-by-step guide for unblocking Coming to America on Netflix using our recommended VPN, ExpressVPN, as an example:

  1. Click one of the links on this page to visit the ExpressVPN website and sign up with them.
  2. Download the ExpressVPN app onto your devices. Be sure to do this from either the ExpressVPN website or your official app store.
  3. Open the app and log in using your account details.
  4. Choose a server located in the UK or Canada and then click connect.
  5. Wait for ExpressVPN to establish a connection.
  6. Visit Netflix and enjoy Coming to America.
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Enjoy the movie in any country.

You’ll not only be able to enjoy the one film but plenty of others and TV shows that ordinarily wouldn’t be available in your country.

So once you’ve finished binging Coming to America, have a browse around at all the other goodies available.

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What is Coming to America all about?

Coming to America is the story of Crown Prince Akeem Joffer who hails from the fictional African nation of Zamunda.

Joffer has tired of his pampered lifestyle at home, so travels to the USA with his best friend/aide Seema to seek a wife who will love him for who he is rather than his status.

They rent a room in a squalid tenement in Queens and pretend to be international students. He falls for a girl called Lisa and attempts to woo her.

Akeem is content with their style of living but Seema isn’t and ends up asking the King of Zamunda for more money which leads to them travelling to Queens too.

This leads to various unfortunate encounters and Akeem’s relationship with Lisa looks to be off when he heads home. But is it?

Who stars in Coming to America?

The legendary Eddie Murphy is undoubtedly the star of Coming to America in his role as Crown Prince Akeem. He also plays three other characters; Randy Watson, a soul singer; Saul, a Jewish barbershop customer, and Clarence, the barbershop owner.

Other stars include Arsenio Hall as Seema (and also Reverend Brown, Morris the Barber, and an ugly clubgoer), James Earl Jones (King Jaffe Joffer), John Amos (Cleo McDowell), and Madge Sinclair (Queen Aoleon Joffer).

The role of Lisa is played by Shari Headley, while there are also notable roles for Eric La Salle and Vanessa Bell and even a cameo from a young Samuel L Jackson and an even younger Cuba Gooding Jr.


You can enjoy the original Coming to America movie on Netflix but if you don’t live in the UK or Canada, you will need a VPN to do it.

ExpressVPN is the best option and you can sign up by clicking a link on this page, signing up, and then downloading the app.

Just connect to a British or Canadian server, and Coming to America is there for you to enjoy.


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