Tarzan movies through the years...by leafar-380-729250 | created - 01 May 2014 | updated - 16 May 2014 | Public
The list includes all the movies with different actors in the role of Tarzan. Among them, Elmo Lincoln, Herman Brix, Lex Barker, Buster Crabbe, Johnny Weissmuller, Gordon Scott, Ron Ely and others. In my opinion, the best actor in the role of Tarzan was Johnny Weissmuller, the best actress in the role of Jane was Maureen O'Sullivan and the best actor in the role of Johnny was Johnny Sheffield.
Tarzan will be 100 years old in 2014. You can have a great centennial celebration watching as many Tarzan films as you can in 2014.
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1. Tarzan of the Apes (1918)
Not Rated | 73 min | Action, Adventure
Reared by a childless ape, the orphaned heir of the Greystokes becomes one of the apes. Then Dr Porter organises a rescue expedition, and his beautiful daughter Jane catches his attention. Has Tarzan of the Apes found the perfect mate?
Director: Scott Sidney | Stars: Elmo Lincoln, Enid Markey, True Boardman, Kathleen Kirkham
Votes: 881 | Gross: $3.27M
2. The Revenge of Tarzan (1920)
90 min | Action, Adventure
Tarzan and Jane are sailing for France in answer to a call for help from Countess de Coude who is being persecuted by her brother Rokoff.
Directors: Harry Revier, George M. Merrick | Stars: Gene Pollar, Karla Schramm, Estelle Taylor, Armand Cortes
3. The Son of Tarzan (1920)
248 min | Action, Adventure
Tarzan's son, Jack, escapes captivity and retreats into the jungle with an ape, where he finds love in unexpected places.
Directors: Arthur J. Flaven, Harry Revier | Stars: Kamuela C. Searle, P. Dempsey Tabler, Nita Martan, Karla Schramm
4. Adventures of Tarzan (1921)
Passed | 73 min | Action, Adventure
When Jane is abducted by Arab slave traders, Tarzan comes to her rescue, only to see her kidnapped again by Queen La of Opar. To save Jane, Tarzan must battle both the queen's minions and William Clayton, who seeks Tarzan's family title.
Directors: Robert F. Hill, Scott Sidney | Stars: Elmo Lincoln, Louise Lorraine, Scott Pembroke, Frank Whitson
5. Tarzan and the Golden Lion (1927)
57 min | Action, Adventure
Flora Hawks is in love with the overseer of Tarzan's African estate. After a search for a legendary city of diamonds, Tarzon races with his pet lion Jad-bal-ja to save Haws from being sacrificed to a lion-god.
Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: James Pierce, Frederick Peters, Edna Murphy, Harold Goodwin
6. Tarzan the Mighty (1928)
300 min | Action, Adventure
Mary and Bobby Trevor are castaways befriended by Tarzan. When Lord arrives, looking for the family heir, Black John tries to fill that role and marry Mary in England. Tarzan shows up and marries her instead.
Directors: Jack Nelson, Ray Taylor | Stars: Frank Merrill, Al Ferguson, Natalie Kingston, Bobby Nelson
7. Tarzan the Tiger (1929)
Passed | 266 min | Action, Adventure
After Tarzan's estate is destroyed by Arabs Jane is sold into slavery by a man posing as a friendly scientist.
Director: Henry MacRae | Stars: Frank Merrill, Natalie Kingston, Al Ferguson, Lillian Worth
8. Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)
Passed | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
A trader and his daughter set off in search of the fabled graveyard of the elephants in deepest Africa, only to encounter a wild man raised by apes.
Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Neil Hamilton, C. Aubrey Smith, Maureen O'Sullivan
9. Tarzan the Fearless (1933)
Passed | 86 min | Adventure, Family
Mary Brooks' father, who has been studying ancient tribes, falls into the hands of the people of Zar, god of the Emerald Fingers. Tarzan helps Mary locate her father, rescues everyone from the High Priest of Zar and takes Mary to his cave.
Director: Robert F. Hill | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Julie Bishop, Edward Woods, Philo McCullough
10. Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
Passed | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
The idyllic life of Tarzan and Jane is challenged by men on safari who come seeking ivory, and come seeking Jane as well.
Directors: Cedric Gibbons, James C. McKay, Jack Conway | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton, Paul Cavanagh
11. The New Adventures of Tarzan (I) (1935)
Not Rated | 257 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Tarzan goes to Guatemala to find his lost friend, D'Arnot. On the way he helps Major Matling search Mayan ruins for hidden jewels and an idol containing the formula for a powerful explosive.
Directors: Edward A. Kull, Wilbur McGaugh | Stars: Bruce Bennett, Ula Holt, Ashton Dearholt, Frank Baker
12. Tarzan Escapes (1936)
Passed | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Family
An expedition seeking to bring Jane back to civilization, and Tarzan into captivity, gets more than it's bargained for.
Directors: Richard Thorpe, John Farrow, James C. McKay, George B. Seitz, William A. Wellman | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, John Buckler, Benita Hume
13. Tarzan's Revenge (1938)
Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Family
Eleanor and her parents are hunting big game, accompanied by her wimpish fiance. Ben Alleu Bey wants to add her to his 100-woman harem. Tarzan wants her too.
Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Glenn Morris, Eleanor Holm, George Barbier, C. Henry Gordon
14. Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939)
Passed | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Family
Tarzan finds a boy from a crashed plane and raises him with Jane in the jungle. A search party comes looking for the plane.
Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Ian Hunter
Votes: 3,504 | Gross: $2.27M
15. Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941)
Passed | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Tarzan's jungle home, and his family, Jane and Boy, are threatened by men greedy for gold.
Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Reginald Owen
16. Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)
Passed | 71 min | Action, Adventure
Tarzan and Jane go to New York to rescue Boy after he is kidnapped into a circus.
Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Virginia Grey
17. Tarzan Triumphs (1943)
Passed | 76 min | Action, Adventure, War
As WWII rages on, a group of Nazi paratroopers land on the hidden city of Palandria to exploit its wealth, and they start taking hostages. Can Tarzan, the powerful King of the Jungle, and his trusted companions, Cheeta and Buli, save them?
Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Frances Gifford, Johnny Sheffield, Stanley Ridges
Votes: 2,300 | Gross: $3.27M
18. Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943)
Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Mystery, War
With Jane still away for the war effort, Tarzan and Boy set off to retrieve rare medicinal herbs, only to run into an American messenger, Nazi spies, and the mysterious desert's treacherous fauna and flora. Will they make it in one piece?
Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Nancy Kelly, Johnny Sheffield, Otto Kruger
19. Tarzan and the Amazons (1945)
Passed | 76 min | Action, Adventure
A group of archaeologists asks Tarzan to help them find an ancient city in a hidden valley of women. He refuses, but Boy is tricked into doing the job. The queen of the women asks Tarzan to help them.
Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Henry Stephenson
20. Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946)
Passed | 72 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
As a spate of leopard attacks causes panic, a sceptical Tarzan joins a hunting expedition, only to face a pagan cult of Leopard-God worshippers and their fiendish High-Priestess. Can he escape the sharp claws of the savage Leopard Woman?
Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Acquanetta
21. Tarzan and the Huntress (1947)
Passed | 72 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
To equip the American zoos with as many animals as possible, a cruel trio of big game hunters team up with an unexpected ally, threatening the African fauna. Will Tarzan allow the fiendish huntress to pillage the jungle?
Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Patricia Morison
22. Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948)
Approved | 68 min | Action, Adventure
To escape from an arranged marriage to Aquatania's pagan god, a desperate maiden ends up in Tarzan's fishing net. But soon, he, too, finds himself before a well-planned conspiracy. Can Tarzan save the mermaid from the barbaric idol's will?
Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, George Zucco, Andrea Palma
23. Tarzan's Magic Fountain (1949)
Approved | 73 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Tarzan secretly arrives in Blue Valley, the land of the magical fountain of youth, to find the intrepid aviatrix who can save an innocent man. But, is she the same person she used to be? Can Tarzan protect the vale's ultimate mystery?
Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Lex Barker, Brenda Joyce, Albert Dekker, Evelyn Ankers
24. Tarzan and the Slave Girl (1950)
Not Rated | 74 min | Action, Adventure
As Jane and the local tribeswomen are abducted one by one by the wild Lionians, Tarzan attempts to persuade their prince to accept a potent medicament for his ailing men, while the girls face certain death. Can Tarzan set them free?
Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Lex Barker, Vanessa Brown, Robert Alda, Hurd Hatfield
25. Tarzan's Peril (1951)
Passed | 78 min | Adventure
Escaped convicts are selling weapons to a warlike native tribe.
Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Lex Barker, Virginia Huston, George Macready, Douglas Fowley
26. Tarzan's Savage Fury (1952)
Passed | 81 min | Action, Adventure
Tarzan acts as a guide for two British government agents recently arrived in Africa to secure a great cache of diamonds for the English military. However, the agents are not what they seem.
Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Lex Barker, Dorothy Hart, Patric Knowles, Charles Korvin
27. Tarzan and the She-Devil (1953)
Passed | 75 min | Action, Adventure
Ivory poachers, headed by Lyra the She-Devil, Vargo and Fidel, capture a native tribe to carry their loot. Tarzan intervenes and is captured.
Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Lex Barker, Joyce Mackenzie, Raymond Burr, Monique van Vooren
28. Tarzan's Hidden Jungle (1955)
Passed | 72 min | Action, Adventure
Tarzan fights White poachers who trespass on his domain and on lands belonging to the native Sukulu tribe.
Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Gordon Scott, Vera Miles, Peter van Eyck, Jack Elam
29. Tarzan and the Lost Safari (1957)
Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Adventure
Tarzan leads five passengers from a downed airplane out of the jungle. En route white hunter Hawkins tries to sell them to the Oparian chief. Captured by the Oparians and nearly sacrificed to their lion god, the party is saved by Tarzan.
Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Gordon Scott, Robert Beatty, Yolande Donlan, Betta St. John
Votes: 634 | Gross: $1.99M
30. Tarzan and the Trappers (1960 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 70 min | Action, Adventure
After dispatching a ruthless hunter who traps animals for gain, Tarzan must contend with his brother who is out for revenge.
Directors: Charles F. Haas, Sandy Howard, H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Gordon Scott, Eve Brent, Rickie Sorensen, Cheta
31. Tarzan's Fight for Life (1958)
Approved | 86 min | Action, Adventure
A doctor calls on Tarzan to topple the native witch doctor whose black-magic remedies are killing patients.
Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Gordon Scott, Eve Brent, Rickie Sorensen, Jil Jarmyn
Votes: 516 | Gross: $1.57M
32. Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959)
Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Family
Four British villains raid a settlement to obtain explosives for use in a diamond mine. In doing so they nearly destroy the settlement, so and Tarzan pursues them to their mine.
Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Gordon Scott, Anthony Quayle, Sara Shane, Niall MacGinnis
Votes: 1,386 | Gross: $2.18M
33. Tarzan, the Ape Man (1959)
Passed | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
An English colonel's daughter meets the lord of the jungle who makes her his mate.
Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Denny Miller, Cesare Danova, Joanna Barnes, Robert Douglas
Votes: 373 | Gross: $1.44M
34. Tarzan the Magnificent (1960)
Approved | 82 min | Action, Adventure
A clever crook and a romantic triangle complicate Tarzan's efforts to bring a wanted criminal to justice.
Director: Robert Day | Stars: Gordon Scott, Jock Mahoney, Betta St. John, John Carradine
35. Tarzan Goes to India (1962)
Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure
Summoned to India by a dying maharajah, Tarzan attempts to remove an elephant herd from a valley to be flooded upon completion of a modern dam.
Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Jock Mahoney, Leo Gordon, Mark Dana, Feroz Khan
36. Tarzan's Three Challenges (1963)
Approved | 100 min | Action, Adventure
The spiritual leader of an oriental country is dying. The leader's evil brother is plotting to prevent the youthful heir from assuming his rightful position. Tarzan is summoned to protect him and he must face three tests of strength.
Director: Robert Day | Stars: Jock Mahoney, Woody Strode, Tsu Kobayashi, Earl Cameron
37. Tarzan and the Valley of Gold (1966)
Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure
Tarzan battles a megalomaniac millionaire named Vinero, who kidnaps a young boy whom he believes can lead him to a legendary city of gold. Vinero is accompanied by his own army, including henchman Mr. Train and gorgeous Sophia.
Director: Robert Day | Stars: Mike Henry, David Opatoshu, Manuel Padilla Jr., Nancy Kovack
38. Tarzan and the Great River (1967)
G | 88 min | Action, Adventure
In Brazil, Dr. Ann Philips tries to inoculate the superstitious natives against an epidemic. The murderous Jaguar Men oppose the intrusion. The natives take heart when the riverboat captain's helper Pepe volunteers for the first shot.
Director: Robert Day | Stars: Mike Henry, Jan Murray, Manuel Padilla Jr., Diana Millay
39. Tarzan's Jungle Rebellion (1967)
G | 94 min | Adventure
This jungle adventure is comprised of two episodes from the 1966-69 TV show.
Director: William Witney | Stars: Ron Ely, Jason Evers, Lloyd Haynes, Sam Jaffe
40. Tarzan and the Jungle Boy (1968)
G | 99 min | Action, Adventure
A reporter and her fiance are conducting a search in the jungle for a wild boy, the lost son of a downed geologist.
Director: Robert Gordon | Stars: Mike Henry, Rafer Johnson, Aliza Gur, Steve Bond
41. Tarzan's Deadly Silence (1970)
G | 88 min | Adventure
Tarzan loses his hearing after a bomb blast, and is hunted through the jungle by the ruthless Colonel.
Director: Robert L. Friend | Stars: Ron Ely, Manuel Padilla Jr., Jock Mahoney, Woody Strode
42. Tarzan the Ape Man (1981)
Approved | 115 min | Adventure, Drama
While on an African expedition with her father, Jane Parker meets Tarzan, and the two become fascinated by each other.
Director: John Derek | Stars: Bo Derek, Richard Harris, Miles O'Keeffe, John Phillip Law
Votes: 6,021 | Gross: $36.57M
43. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
PG | 143 min | Adventure, Drama
A missing heir of respected Scottish family, raised in African jungles by animals, finally returns to his estate only to realize that difference between the two worlds is really significant.
Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowell, Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm
Votes: 20,648 | Gross: $45.90M
44. Tarzan and the Lost City (1998)
PG | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Family
Tarzan returns to his homeland of Africa to save his home from destruction.
Director: Carl Schenkel | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Jane March, Steven Waddington, Winston Ntshona
Votes: 2,310 | Gross: $2.17M
45. Tarzan of the Apes (1998 Video)
48 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama