Successful talk show host RJ Stevens (Martin Lawrence) left behind his modest Southern roots, and his family name, to pursue his Hollywood dream. When his parents (James Earl Jones and Margaret Avery) request that he attend their 50th wedding anniversary, RJ heads home to Georgia with his high maintenance fiancee (Joy Bryant) and his 10-year-old son (Damani Roberts). While RJ plans to show his family that he is no longer the awkward kid they used to pick on, they have other plans. Calling him out on his new superstar attitude, RJ's family help him remember where he came from and ho he really is. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. With Cedric the Entertainer, Nicole Ari Parker, Michael Clarke Duncan, Mike Epps and Mo'Nique. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2008.
James Earl Jones in Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins
When Prince Simba Jonathan Taylor Thomas) is born, his uncle Scar(Jeremy Irons), the second in line to the throne, plots to kill King Mufasa (James Earl Jones), and make himself King of the Jungle. Led to believe that his father's death was his fault, Simba flees the kingdom in shame. After years in exile spent palling around with his friends Timon (Nathan Lane) and Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella), Simba learns the truth and returns home to fulfill his destiny. Directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. With Matthew Broderick, Robert Guillaume, Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg and Cheech Marin. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical. Year: 1994.
James Earl Jones in The Lion King
After moving to a new town with his mom (Karen Allen) and stepdad (Denis Leary), Scotty Smalls (Tom Guiry) tries to learn how to play baseball in order to fit in with the local kids. A horrible athlete with no self-esteem, Smalls struggles until Rodriquez (Mike Vitar), the best player in the neighborhood, takes him under his wing. After being accepted by the team, Smalls spend the summer hanging out with his new buddies, getting into trouble and playing ball. Directed by David M. Evans. With James Earl Jones and Patrick Renna. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sports. Year: 1993.
James Earl Jones in The Sandlot
Captain Marko Ramius (Sean Connery), the man in charge of the USSR's newest nuclear submarine, defies orders and sets the Red October on a course for the USA. CIA agent Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin) investigates the case, trying to determine if Ramius is defecting or starting WWIII. Directed by John McTiernan. With Scott Glenn, Sam Neill, James Earl Jones and Peter Firth. Categories: Action, Adventure, Thriller. Year: 1990.
James Earl Jones in The Hunt for Red October
When Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) hears a voice in his cornfield accompanied by a vision of a baseball field, he takes it as a sign to plow under his crops and build a diamond. After its construction, the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta) and the rest of the Black Sox appear on the field and play ball. But, when the voice returns with another cryptic task, Ray must decide what's important to him, even if it means losing his farm. Directed by Phil Alden Robinson. With James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster, Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffmann and Timothy Busfield. Categories: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sports. Year: 1989.
James Earl Jones in Field of Dreams
After recuing Han Solo (Harrison Ford) from the evil crime lord Jabba the Hutt, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) returns to Dagobah to complete his Jedi training with Yoda (voiced by Frank Oz). As Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han rejoin the Rebels in their mission to destroy the Empire's new Death Star, Luke sets out to take on Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones) and the powerful Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid). While Luke battles the dark side of the Force, Leia and Han team up with the loveable Ewoks to destroy the Death Star's shield generator. Directed by Richard Marquand. With Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels and Sebastian Shaw. Categories: Cult Classics, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi. Year: 1983.
James Earl Jones in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
After a terrible battle on the ice planet Hoth destroys the rebel base there, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) retreats to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi master Yoda (voiced by Frank Oz). Han Solo (Harrison Ford) flees with Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) to Cloud City where they are intercepted by Empire forces and the lethal bounty hunter Boba Fett (Jeremy Bulloch). As he struggles to master the energy of the Force, Luke must rescue his friends as the Empire moves closer to victory. Directed by Irvin Kershner. With Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels and Alec Guinness. Categories: Cult Classics, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi. Year: 1980.
James Earl Jones in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
When Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), a young farmer on the remote planet of Tatooine, meets Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness), the mysterious old hermit reveals that Luke's father was once his pupil and convinces the boy that he too must learn to use the Force of the Jedi to fight against the evil Galactic Empire. As Luke and Obi-Wan set out to save the Rebel Leader, Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), they are joined by Han Solo (Harrison Ford), a cocky blockade runner, and his hairy sidekick Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). Standing in their way is the powerful Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones), a Sith Lord, who carries out the Emperor's orders from the planet-destroying Death Star. Directed by George Lucas. With Kenny Baker and David Prowse. Categories: Cult Classics, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi. Year: 1977.
James Earl Jones in Star Wars
A fatalistic American general (Sterling Hayden), convinced that Russia is trying to corrupt the American people, begins a countdown to nuclear holocaust that a council of politicians and generals, including Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, frantically tries to stop. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. With Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens and James Earl Jones. Categories: Politics, Cult Classics, Comedy, War. Year: 1964.
James Earl Jones in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb