Movies with music written by Kris Bowers

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Bob Marley: One Love

Bob Marley: One Love begins with an oddity: Ziggy Marley, the son of the title character and one of the film’s producers, appears on screen to inform viewers that what they’re about to see represents an “authentic” depiction of Bob Marley....

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: 2024-02-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green
Cast: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Lashana Lynch, James Norton, ...
Color Purple, The

Watching The Color Purple, there were times when the split personality was enough to pull me out of the experience. Musical stage adaptations of serious novels can sometimes work because of the immediacy of the audience and the reality of the ...

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 2023-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Musical/Drama
Director: Blitz Bazawule
Cast: Fantasia Barrino, David Alan Grier, Gabriella Wison ‘H.E.R.’, ...
Green Book

A serious Oscar contender at a time when issues of racial interaction hold a prominent spot in the daily news cycle, Green Book is an Odd Couple­-structured motion picture with a strong overlay of social conscience. Although limited in how gr...

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Content, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Drama
Director: Peter Farrelly
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
Haunted Mansion

Back in the early 2000s, Walt Disney Pictures, operating from the motive of strip-mining every conceivable asset in the quest for cash, decided to make movies based on its two most recognizable theme park rides: “The Pirates of the Caribbean” ...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2023-07-28
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Lame Scares)
Genre: Horror/Comedy
Director: Justin Simien
Cast: LaKieth Stanfield, Rosario Dawson, Owen Wilson, ...
King Richard

Across-the-board strong performances represent the upside of King Richard, director Reinaldo Marcus Green’s part bio-pic/part hagiography of Richard Williams (Will Smith), the (in)famous father of all-time tennis greats Venus (Saniyya Sidney) an...

Run Time: 2:18
U.S. Release Date: 2021-11-19
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green
Cast: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal, ...
Origin

Ava DuVernay’s Origin functions both as a bio-pic of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson and an exploration of the philosophy underlying her best-selling book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Although the movie has a narrative ...

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 2024-01-19
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Adult Themes, Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Ava DuVernay
Cast: Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Jon Bernthal, Niecy Nash-Betts, ...
Respect

Respect uses vignettes to provide an overview of the early years of Aretha Franklin’s life and career. Along the way, the movie touches on a number of weighty issues including domestic abuse, alcoholism, and Civil Rights activism. The film c...

Run Time: 2:25
U.S. Release Date: 2021-08-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Liesl Tommy
Cast: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, ...
Space Jam: A New Legacy

25 years ago, Space Jam took the gimmicky concept of having the beloved stable of Looney Toons characters join forces with Michael Jordan for a basketball game. It made money, landing in 15th place for the year (between Star Trek: First Contac...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2021-07-16
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Cartoon Violence)
Genre: Animated/Adventure
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Cast: LeBron James, Eric Bauza, Jeff Bergman, ...