Movies starring Chiwetel Ejiofor

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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, ...
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, ...
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, ...
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, ...
Triple 9

Despite possessing a cast bursting at the seams with A-list talent, Triple Nine has been dumped into multiplexes on Oscar weekend with limited publicity and less marketing. However, although the film’s distributor may view it as a White Elephan...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2016-02-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: Thriller
Director: John Hillcoat
Cast: Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, ...
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, ...
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, ...
Salt

Salt is more than mere seasoning; it's a full bouillabaisse comprised of bits and pieces of James Bond, The Manchurian Candidate, The Bourne Identity, TV's 24, and the Nelson DeMille novel The Charm School. What begins with a delicious appetizer, ...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2010-07-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION
Director: Phillip Noyce
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, ...
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, ...