Movies starring James Earl Jones

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Conan the Barbarian

Know, O Prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of... Hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen eyed, sword in han...

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 1982-05-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: FANTASY/ADVENTURE
Director: John Milius
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow, ...
Cry, the Beloved Country

Most films focusing on the racial division of South Africa are framed around a mood of seething anger and tension. The inequities of the recently-abolished apartheid system have provided fuel for a series of motion pictures steeped in bitterness a...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 1995-12-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Mature Themes)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Darrell James Roodt
Cast: James Earl Jones, Richard Harris, Vusi Kunene, ...
Earth

It requires only four words to describe Earth: glorious photography, annoying narration. Essentially, Earth is a blown up (for the big screen), dumbed-down (for a young audience) version of the spectacular TV mini-series, Planet Earth. There's no ...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2009-04-22
MPAA Rating: "G"
Genre: DOCUMENTARY
Director: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield
Cast: James Earl Jones (Narrator)
Fantasia 2000

Comparing Fantasia 2000 to the original Fantasia is in some ways unfair, especially considering the way movie-going methods and tastes have changed over the past six decades. Yet, even though the hand-drawn animation has been helped along by the la...

Hunt for Red October, The

When Paramount Pictures greenlit production for The Hunt for Red October, there was no thought of it becoming the first film in a “Jack Ryan” series. Red October, Tom Clancy’s debut as an author, became an international best-seller but wa...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 1990-03-02
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: Thriller
Director: John McTiernan
Cast: Sean Connery, Courtney B. Vance, Tim Curry, ...
Lion King, The

"Hamlet" meets The Jungle Book - that's what The Lion King is - adding, of course, a few special touches all its own. Disney's 32nd animated feature film is its darkest since The Black Cauldron, and, in many ways, a departure from the light-hearte...

Run Time: 1:27
U.S. Release Date: 1994-06-15
MPAA Rating: "G" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers
Cast: (voices) Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Matthew Broderick, ...
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, ...
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” Perhaps those words don’t mean as much as they did a couple of decades ago but they still have the capacity to raise goose bumps. And, although Rogue One, the first so-called &ldqu...

Run Time: 2:13
U.S. Release Date: 2016-12-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Gareth Edwards
Cast: Felicity Jones, Peter Cushing, Jimmy Smits, ...
Sommersby

The United States Civil War has ended, and Jack Sommersby (Richard Gere) is returning home to a farm in ruins and a wife (Jodie Foster) who wishes he was dead. It's up to Jack to prove is that he's no longer the person he was six years ago when ...

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 1993-02-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: John Amiel
Cast: Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, Bill Pullman, ...
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Indulge me for a moment as I time travel back to 1980. Historically, it was a signficant year -- the Iran hostage crisis raged, Ronald Reagan won the Presidential election, and the United States boycotted the Moscow Summer Olympics in response...

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 1980-05-21
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION
Director: Irvin Kershner
Cast: Mark Hamill, David Prowse, Peter Mayhew, ...