The Best James Earl Jones Movies Films

The Best James Earl Jones Movies

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List of the best James Earl Jones movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. James Earl Jones's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top James Earl Jones movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated James Earl Jones movies will be at the top of the list. James Earl Jones has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest James Earl Jones movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining James Earl Jones films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best James Earl Jones role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest James Earl Jones performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This is a list that includes films like Best of the Best and Convicts.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best James Earl Jones movies?" and "What are the greatest James Earl Jones roles of all time?"


Notable directors that have worked with James Earl Jones include names like George Lucas, Stanley Kubrick and Dennis Dugan. Is James Earl Jones your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Matthew Broderick and Laurence Fishburne films lists too.



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    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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    Star Wars

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Return of the Jedi

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Field of Dreams

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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    Coming to America

    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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    The Hunt for Red October

    Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Tim Curry

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    Clear and Present Danger

    Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, James Earl Jones

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    Conan the Barbarian

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow

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  10. 10
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    - 4
    Patriot Games

    Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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    The Sandlot

    James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen

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    James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

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    The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

    Neve Campbell, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones

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    Jesus of Nazareth

    John Duttine, Claudia Cardinale, Donald Pleasence

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    Best of the Best

    James Earl Jones, Eric Roberts, Louise Fletcher

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    The Benchwarmers

    James Earl Jones, David Spade, Rob Schneider

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    A Family Thing

    Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones, Paula Marshall

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    Fantasia 2000

    Steve Martin, Bette Midler, James Earl Jones

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    By Dawn's Early Light

    James Earl Jones, Rebecca De Mornay, Martin Landau

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    Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins

    Louis C.K., James Earl Jones, Martin Lawrence

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    Sneakers

    Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley

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    Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

    James Earl Jones, Randy Quaid, LeVar Burton

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    Click

    Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff

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    + 9
    - 4
    The Reading Room

    James Earl Jones, Jessica Szohr, Joanna Cassidy

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    Robots

    Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Amanda Bynes

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    The Great White Hope

    James Earl Jones, Hal Holbrook, Jane Alexander

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    - 5
    Merlin

    Lena Headey, Helena Bonham Carter, James Earl Jones

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    Scary Movie 4

    Charlie Sheen, Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra

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    Judge Dredd

    Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane, James Earl Jones

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    Star Wars Holiday Special

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    The Meteor Man

    Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones, Don Cheadle

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    Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey

    Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Hamill, William Shatner

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    Matewan

    James Earl Jones, Chris Cooper, Mary McDonnell

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    The Last Remake of Beau Geste

    Ann-Margret, James Earl Jones, Peter Ustinov

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    + 8
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    Jefferson in Paris

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Nick Nolte, James Earl Jones

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    - 6
    Gardens of Stone

    James Earl Jones, James Caan, Laurence Fishburne

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    Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold

    Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones, Richard Chamberlain

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    - 5
    Sommersby

    Jodie Foster, Richard Gere, James Earl Jones

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    The Sandlot 2

    James Earl Jones, Karen Allen, Steve Garvey

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    Cry, the Beloved Country

    James Earl Jones, Richard Harris, Charles S. Dutton

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    Soul Man

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Earl Jones, Leslie Nielsen

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    Jack and the Beanstalk

    Jack and the Beanstalk Chloë Grace Moretz, Chevy Chase, Christopher Lloyd

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    - 2
    Highlander

    James Earl Jones, Kevin McKidd, Jason Connery

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    JFK: The Day the Nation Cried

    JFK: The Day the Nation Cried

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    - 2
    The Second Civil War

    James Earl Jones, Phil Hartman, Ron Perlman

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    The Road to Freedom: The Vernon Johns Story James Earl Jones, Cissy Houston, Mary Alice

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    Convicts

    Convicts Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones, Lukas Haas

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    - 1
    Paul Robeson: James Earl Jones One-Man Show

    Paul Robeson: James Earl Jones One-Man Show James Earl Jones

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    The Man

    James Earl Jones, Burgess Meredith, Jack Benny

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    The Flight of Dragons

    James Earl Jones, John Ritter, Harry Morgan

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