Movies starring Idris Elba

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Cats

For 2019’s Big Holiday Musical Extravaganza, Hollywood has gone all the way back to 1981 to choose the source material. The concept of making a motion picture version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s immensely successful stage play, Cats, has both...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-04-07
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Musical
Director: Tom Hooper
Cast: Francesca Hayward, Judi Dench, Ian McKellan, ...
Dark Tower, The

The Dark Tower has been called Stephen King’s magnum opus for a good reason. Spanning eight novels and needing well over one million words, the saga took more than 30 years to craft (the first volume was published in 1982 and the most recent...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2017-08-04
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, Tom Taylor, ...
Finding Dory

Thirteen years after Pixar sent a Dory on a hunt for Nemo, now it’s time for a little role-reversal. Finding Dory brings back many of the favorites from the 2003 animated hit, Finding Nemo, for another go-around. And, since it has been a long t...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2016-06-17
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane
Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, ...
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

A few random thoughts about Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance... A single viewing makes it obvious why Marvel Enterprises would move forward with the sequel to a feature whose box office performance was underwhelming. By making this film, they are r...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2012-02-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Neveldine & Taylor
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Violante Placido, Ciaran Hinds, ...
Gunman, The

If I was in the mood for an over-the-hill action hero, I think I'd go with Schwarzenegger. Or maybe Stallone. Or even Liam Neeson. I definitely wouldn't pick Sean Penn. Granted, the two-time Oscar winner has an impressive resume, but he's...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2015-03-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Pierre Morel
Cast: Mark Rylance, Ray Winstone, Sean Penn, ...
Hobbs & Shaw

The full title of Hobbs & Shaw is “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.” By referencing the “parent” franchise in the name, Universal Pictures reminds viewers that this is attached to the behemoth franchise that, over the course of e...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 2019-08-02
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: David Leitch
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, ...
Jungle Book, The

The process of transforming beloved animated classics into live-action versions has become a modern cottage industry. This self-cannibalization has included titles like Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and now The Jungle Book (with Beauty and...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2016-04-15
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: Adventure
Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Neel Sethi, Ben Kingsley, Baloo, ...
Losers, The

It's as easy to deride The Losers for not being what it isn't as it is to celebrate it for being what it is. An unapologetic B-grade feature, The Losers delivers most of what's expected from this sort of picture, with a few shortcomings. The one-...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2010-04-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: ACTION
Director: Sylvain White
Cast: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, ...
Molly's Game

When it comes to using dialogue as a mechanism to drive a movie, few (not named David Mamet) are better than Aaron Sorkin with his rat-a-tat-tat approach and ability to craft monologues as living things. After having had a hand in writing some...

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 2017-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Drugs)
Genre: Drama
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, ...
Mountain Between Us, The

It’s hard to imagine a more generic wilderness adventure-turned-romance than Hany Abu-Assad’s The Mountain Between Us. Saved from the cinematic purgatory of direct-to-video by the screen presence of Idris Elba and Kate Winslet and some spe...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Scenes of Peril, Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: Adventure/Romance
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Cast: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet