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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.

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

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Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The first release in the Star Wars franchise, it stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter ...more

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The Lion King Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empir... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best James Earl Jones Movies
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill The Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner. Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay, with George Lucas writing the film's story ...more

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Field of Dreams Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner Field of Dreams is a 1989 American fantasy-drama film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, who also wrote the screenplay, adapting W. P. Kinsella's novel Shoeless Joe. It stars Kevin Costner, Amy ...more

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Return of the Jedi Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill Return of the Jedi is a 1983 American epic space opera film directed by Richard Marquand. The screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas was from a story by Lucas, who was also the executive ...more

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Coming to America Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones Coming to America is a 1988 American comedy film directed by John Landis, and based on a story originally created by Eddie Murphy, who also starred in the lead role. The film also co-stars ...more

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The Hunt for Red October Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Tim Curry The Hunt for Red October is a 1990 American action thriller film based on Tom Clancy's novel of the same name. It was directed by John McTiernan and stars Sean Connery as Captain Marko Ramius ...more

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Clear and Present Danger Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, James Earl Jones Clear and Present Danger is a 1994 spy action thriller film directed by Phillip Noyce, based on Tom Clancy's book of the same name. It was preceded by the 1990 film The Hunt for Red October and ...more

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Conan the Barbarian Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 sword and sorcery/adventure film directed and co-written by John Milius. It is based on stories by Robert E. Howard, a pulp fiction writer of the 1930s, about the ...more

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The Sandlot James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen The Sandlot, also known as The Sandlot Kids, is a 1993 American coming-of-age film Comedy directed by David M. Evans, which tells the story of a group of young baseball players during the summer ...more

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Patriot Games Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones Patriot Games is a 1992 action-suspense film directed by Phillip Noyce and based on Tom Clancy's novel of the same name. It is a sequel to the 1990 film The Hunt for Red October, but with ...more

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Lear... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best James Earl Jones Movies
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 political satire black comedy film that satirizes the cold war fears of a ...more

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Jesus of Nazareth John Duttine, Claudia Cardinale, Donald Pleasence Jesus of Nazareth is a 1977 British-Italian television miniseries directed by Franco Zeffirelli and co-written by Zeffirelli, Anthony Burgess, and Suso Cecchi d'Amico which dramatises the birth, ...more

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The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Neve Campbell, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones The Lion King II: Simba's Pride is a 1998 American animated direct-to-video sequel to the 1994 animated feature film The Lion King. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation ...more

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Fantasia 2000 Steve Martin, Bette Midler, James Earl Jones Fantasia 2000 is a 1999 American animated anthology film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 38th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics ...more

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Best of the Best James Earl Jones, Eric Roberts, Louise Fletcher Best of the Best is a 1989 American martial arts film directed by Bob Radler, and produced by Phillip Rhee, who also co-stars in the film. The film also starring Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones ...more

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A Family Thing Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones, Paula Marshall A Family Thing is a 1996 film starring Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones and Irma P. Hall. It was written by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson and directed by Richard Pearce.

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The Benchwarmers James Earl Jones, David Spade, Rob Schneider The Benchwarmers is a 2006 American sports-comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan. It stars Rob Schneider, David Spade, and Jon Heder. It is produced by Revolution Studios and Happy Madison ...more

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The Great White Hope James Earl Jones, Hal Holbrook, Jane Alexander The Great White Hope is a 1970 biographical romantic drama film written and adapted from the Howard Sackler play of the same name. The film was directed by Martin Ritt, starring James Earl ...more

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Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins Louis C.K., James Earl Jones, Martin Lawrence Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins is a 2008 American comedy film written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film features an ensemble cast featuring: Martin ...more

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Click Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff Click is a 2006 American science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Frank Coraci, written by Steve Koren and Mark O'Keefe, and produced by Adam Sandler, who also starred in the lead role. The ...more

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By Dawn's Early Light James Earl Jones, Rebecca De Mornay, Martin Landau By Dawn’s Early Light is an HBO Original Movie, aired in 1990 and set in 1991. It is based on the 1983 novel Trinity's Child, written by William Prochnau. The film is one of the last to depict ...more

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Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones James Earl Jones, Randy Quaid, LeVar Burton Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones, also called The Mad Messiah, is a 1980 television miniseries about the Peoples Temple led by Jim Jones, and their 1978 mass suicide at Jonestown. Based on ...more

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Robots Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Amanda Bynes Robots is a 2005 American computer animated science fiction comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios for Twentieth Century Fox, and was released theatrically on March 11, 2005. The story was ...more

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Sneakers Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley Sneakers is a 1992 caper film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, written by Robinson, Walter Parkes, and Lawrence Lasker and starring Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley, Mary McDonnell, ...more

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The Reading Room James Earl Jones, Jessica Szohr, Joanna Cassidy The Reading Room is a 2005 television film that originally premiered on Hallmark Channel. It is directed by Georg Stanford Brown.

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Star Wars Holiday Special Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill The Star Wars Holiday Special is a 1978 American television film set in the Star Wars galaxy. It starred the film's main cast while introducing the character Boba Fett, who would appear in later ...more

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The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings Richard Pryor, James Earl Jones, Billy Dee Williams The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings is a comedic sports film about a team of enterprising ex-Negro League baseball players in the era of racial segregation. Loosely based upon ...more

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Soul Man Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Earl Jones, Leslie Nielsen Soul Man is a 1986 comedy film about a man who undergoes racial transformation with pills to qualify for a black-only scholarship at Harvard Law School. The movie was directed by Steve Miner and ...more

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

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JFK: The Day the Nation Cried JFK: The Day the Nation Cried is 1989 TV Documentary written and directed by Bruce Halford

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Highlander James Earl Jones, Kevin McKidd, Jason Connery

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The Sandlot 2 James Earl Jones, Karen Allen, Steve Garvey The Sandlot 2, known as The Sandlot Kids 2 : The Sandlot Continues, is a direct-to-DVD 2005 sequel to The Sandlot.

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Merlin Lena Headey, Helena Bonham Carter, James Earl Jones Merlin is a television miniseries which originally aired in 1998 on NBC that retells the legend of King Arthur from the perspective of the wizard Merlin. Sam Neill stars in the title role in a ...more

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Sommersby Jodie Foster, Richard Gere, James Earl Jones Sommersby is a 1993 romantic drama film directed by Jon Amiel and starring Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, Bill Pullman and James Earl Jones. Set in the Reconstruction period following the U.S. ...more

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Exorcist II: The Heretic James Earl Jones, Richard Burton, Max von Sydow Exorcist II: The Heretic is a 1977 horror film directed by John Boorman and written by William Goodhart. It stars Linda Blair, Richard Burton, Louise Fletcher, Max von Sydow, Kitty Winn, Paul ...more

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Claudine James Earl Jones, Diahann Carroll, Adam Wade Claudine is a 1974 American film, produced by Third World Films and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Starring James Earl Jones, Diahann Carroll, and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, it is noted for being ...more

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The Second Civil War James Earl Jones, Phil Hartman, Ron Perlman The Second Civil War is a satirical/comedy film made for the HBO cable television network and first shown on March 15, 1997. Directed by Joe Dante, the film is a satire about anti-immigrant ...more

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Convicts Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones, Lukas Haas Convicts is a 1991 drama film directed by Peter Masterson.

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

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The Last Remake of Beau Geste Ann-Margret, James Earl Jones, Peter Ustinov The Last Remake of Beau Geste is a 1977 American historical comedy film. It starred and was also directed and co-written by Marty Feldman. It is a satire loosely based on the novel Beau Geste, a ...more

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Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Hamill, William Shatner Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey is a 2010 animated educational sci-fi adventure film, written by Harry 'Doc' Kloor and directed by Kloor and Dan St. Pierre, as a science fiction film that ...more

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Matewan James Earl Jones, Chris Cooper, Mary McDonnell Matewan is a 1987 American drama film written and directed by John Sayles, and starring Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell and Will Oldham, with David Strathairn, Kevin Tighe and ...more

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Jefferson in Paris Gwyneth Paltrow, Nick Nolte, James Earl Jones Jefferson in Paris is a 1995 Franco-American historical drama film, directed by James Ivory, and previously entitled Head and Heart. The screenplay, by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, is a semi-fictional ...more

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Gardens of Stone James Earl Jones, James Caan, Laurence Fishburne Gardens of Stone is a 1987 American drama film directed by Francis Coppola, based on the novel of the same title by Nicholas Proffitt. It stars James Caan, Anjelica Huston, James Earl Jones and ...more

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Cry, the Beloved Country James Earl Jones, Richard Harris, Charles S. Dutton Cry, the Beloved Country is a 1995 film directed by Darrell Roodt, based on the novel Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton. It stars James Earl Jones and Richard Harris.

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Three Fugitives Nick Nolte, James Earl Jones, Martin Short Three Fugitives is a 1989 crime-comedy film written and directed by Francis Veber, starring Nick Nolte and Martin Short, and featuring Sarah Rowland Doroff, James Earl Jones and Alan Ruck in ...more

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The Man James Earl Jones, Burgess Meredith, Jack Benny The Man is a 1972 political drama directed by Joseph Sargent and starring James Earl Jones. Jones plays Douglass Dilman, the President pro tempore of the United States Senate, who succeeds to ...more

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The Flight of Dragons James Earl Jones, John Ritter, Harry Morgan The Flight of Dragons is a 1982 animated film produced by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin, Jr. and loosely combining the speculative natural history book of the same name by Peter Dickinson with ...more

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Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault Kevin Garnett, James Earl Jones, Don Cheadle Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault is a 1996 HBO television film about Earl Manigault, an American street basketball legendary player famous under his nickname of "The ...more