Movies starring Chiwetel Ejiofor

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12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave, sure to be a heavy hitter when the 2014 Oscar nominations are announced, is a powerful and compelling adaptation of Solomon Northup's autobiographical account of the dozen years he spent as a slave on Louisiana plantations from 18...

Run Time: 2:13
U.S. Release Date: 2013-10-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Disturbing Images, Nudity, Sexual Content)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Steve McQueen
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbander, Lupita Nyong'o, ...
2012

If, as is believed in certain fringe circles, the world will come to an end in 2012, at least there will be no more movies like this one made. Perhaps the strangest thing about 2012 is that the bad parts of the film are among the most enjoyable, b...

Run Time: 2:38
U.S. Release Date: 2009-11-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Mature Themes)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ACTION
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, ...
American Gangster

American Gangster is compelling in the same way that many mob-related motion pictures are compelling, but it fails to achieve the greatness that the best of them attain. The problem with American Gangster may be that it tries to hard to provide bal...

Run Time: 2:37
U.S. Release Date: 2007-11-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: THRILLER/DRAMA
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Denzel Washington, Armand Assante, Ruby Dee, ...
Children of Men

Children of Men, Alfonso Cuarón's adaptation of the P.D. James novel, takes a look at England in an apocalyptic near-future, when standards of law and order have broken down and the country is ruled by a fascist dictator. The movie is set in 2027...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2006-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Cast: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, ...
Doctor Strange

Strange comic book fans, rejoice! Your hero has finally made it into the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse and with that comes the potential of reboots aplenty. The shenanigans we saw in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek movies and the X-Men series may now lie ...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2016-11-04
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Scott Derrickson
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, ...
Inside Man

With so much talent involved - both in front of and behind the camera - one has a right to anticipate something special from Inside Man. Does it deliver? Spike Lee's latest joint is a workmanlike thriller that provides solid performances; a mixtur...

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2006-03-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Spike Lee
Cast: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, ...
Lion King, The

The Lion King becomes the first mainstream animated film to be remade as an animated film. Proponents of calling the 2019 version “live action” will argue that the methods used to make this new iteration are completely different from those...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2019-07-19
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated/Adventure
Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Beyoncé, ...
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

This review contains (oblique) spoilers.When Disney released Maleficent in 2014, it was a fresh approach to the Sleeping Beauty story – a live-action re-interpretation of the fairy tale with the supposed villain recast as a sympathetic figur...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2019-10-18
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: Fantasy
Director: Joachim Ronning
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, ...
Martian, The

The Martian is the latest in a series of realistic science fiction films - movies that eschew the space opera elements of the genre and concentrate instead on believable aspects. Following in the wake of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar (and feat...

Run Time: 2:21
U.S. Release Date: 2015-10-02
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Matt Damon, Kristin Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor, ...
Old Guard, The

The concept of immortality isn’t new material for either comic books or science fiction/fantasy but the seriousness with which it is treated by The Old Guard is atypical. The movie, based on the graphic novel series by Greg Rucka & Leand...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2020-07-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Cast: Charlize Theron, Kiki Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, ...