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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.

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    Fantasia 2000

    Steve Martin, Bette Midler
    Fantasia 2000 is a 1999 American animated anthology film produced by Walt Disney Feature...  more

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    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons
    The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature...  more

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    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi is a 1983 American epic space opera film directed...  more

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    The Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner....  more

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    Star Wars

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
    Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The...  more

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    Click

    Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken
    Click is a 2006 American science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Frank Coraci, written...  more

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    The Sandlot

    James Earl Jones, Denis Leary
    The Sandlot, also known as The Sandlot Kids, is a 1993 American coming-of-age film Comedy...  more

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    Coming to America

    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson
    Coming to America is a 1988 American comedy film directed by John Landis, and based on a story...  more

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    Best of the Best

    James Earl Jones, Eric Roberts
    Best of the Best is a 1989 American martial arts film directed by Bob Radler, and produced by...  more
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    Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

    James Earl Jones, Randy Quaid
    Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones, also called The Mad Messiah, is a 1980 television...  more
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    Sommersby

    Jodie Foster, Richard Gere
    Sommersby is a 1993 romantic drama film directed by Jon Amiel and starring Richard Gere, Jodie...  more

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    Robots

    Halle Berry, Robin Williams
    Robots is a 2005 American computer animated science fiction comedy film produced by Blue Sky...  more

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    The Great White Hope

    James Earl Jones, Hal Holbrook
    The Great White Hope is a 1970 biographical romantic drama film written and adapted from the...  more
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    The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

    Neve Campbell, Matthew Broderick
    The Lion King II: Simba's Pride is a 1998 American animated direct-to-video sequel to the 1994...  more
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    Merlin

    Lena Headey, Helena Bonham Carter
    Merlin is a television miniseries which originally aired in 1998 on NBC that retells the...  more

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    Star Tours: The Adventures Continue

    Carrie Fisher, James Earl Jones
    Star Tours: The Adventures Continue is a 2011 short action sci-fi film....
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    Soul Man

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Earl Jones
    Soul Man is a 1986 comedy film about a man who undergoes racial transformation with pills to...  more

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    The Lion King

    Donald Glover, Beyoncé
    The Lion King is a 2019 American live-action epic musical drama film directed by Jon Favreau,...  more

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    By Dawn's Early Light

    James Earl Jones, Rebecca De Mornay
    By Dawn’s Early Light is an HBO Original Movie, aired in 1990 and set in 1991. It is based on...  more

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    Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night

    Liza Minnelli, James Earl Jones
    Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night is an American animated fantasy adventure film that was...  more
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    The Benchwarmers

    James Earl Jones, David Spade
    The Benchwarmers is a 2006 American sports-comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan. It stars Rob...  more

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    Disney's American Legends

    James Earl Jones, Alfre Woodard
    Disney's American Legends is a direct-to-video release narrated by James Earl Jones and which...  more
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    Conan the Barbarian

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones
    Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 sword and sorcery/adventure film directed and co-written by John...  more

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    Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins

    Louis C.K., James Earl Jones
    Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins is a 2008 American comedy film written and directed by Malcolm D....  more

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    Field of Dreams

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon
    Field of Dreams is a 1989 American fantasy-drama film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, who...  more

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