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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.

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

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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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James Earl Jones, Alfre Woodard, Bobby Driscoll
Disney's American Legends is a direct-to-video release narrated by James Earl Jones and which features the following Walt Disney Feature Animation animated short subjects: Johnny Appleseed ...more
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The Making of Star Wars James Earl Jones, William Conrad, Kenny Baker
The Making of Star Wars is a television special produced by 20th Century Fox, which aired on the ABC Television Network on September 16, 1977. It was written by Richard Schickel and directed and ...more
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Liza Minnelli, James Earl Jones, Ed Asner
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night is an American animated fantasy adventure film that was released on December 25, 1987 by New World Pictures and is an unofficial sequel to the 1940 Disney ...more
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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. The story is adapted from the historical account of 16th ...more
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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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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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James Earl Jones, Kevin McKidd, Jason Connery
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chloƫ Grace Moretz, Chevy Chase, Christopher Lloyd
Jack and the Beanstalk is a 2009 low-budget live-action adaptation of the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk directed by Gary J. Tunnicliffe.
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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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James Earl Jones, Phil Hartman, Ron Perlman
This film 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 sentiment in ...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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Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones, Sidney Poitier
A Piece of the Action is a 1977 comedy crime film starring Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby. Poitier also directed the film. This was the third film pairing of Poitier and Cosby following Uptown ...more
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Paul Robeson: James Earl Jones One-Man Show James Earl Jones
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Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones, Don Cheadle
The Meteor Man is a 1993 American superhero comedy film written by, directed by, and starring Robert Townsend with supporting roles done by Marla Gibbs, Eddie Griffin, Robert Guillaume, James ...more
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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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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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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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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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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