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

Kohn and Alice Clayton set sail for Africa. Mutineers maroon them. After his parents die, the newborn Tarzan is taken by a great Ape, Kala. Later the boy finds his father's knife and uses ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Sidney | Stars: Elmo Lincoln, Enid Markey, True Boardman, Kathleen Kirkham

Votes: 595 | 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. After a duel with the Countess' jealous husband, ... See full summary »

Directors: Harry Revier, George M. Merrick | Stars: Gene Pollar, Karla Schramm, Estelle Taylor, Armand Cortes

Votes: 30

3. The Son of Tarzan (1920)

248 min | Action, Adventure

The scenario follows the book closely. Tarzan's son Jack (Korak to the apes) is kidnapped from England by Tarzan's old enemy Paulovich. He escapes into the African jungle with the help of ... See full summary »

Directors: Arthur J. Flaven, Harry Revier | Stars: Kamuela C. Searle, P. Dempsey Tabler, Nita Martan, Karla Schramm

Votes: 66

4. Adventures of Tarzan (1921)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure

Tarzan spurns the love of La, Queen of Opar. When he isn't trying to keep the Bolshevik Rokoff and Clayton (pretender to the Greystoke estate) from reaching Opar, he is attacked ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert F. Hill, Scott Sidney | Stars: Elmo Lincoln, Louise Lorraine, Scott Pembroke, Frank Whitson

Votes: 90

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

Votes: 116

6. Tarzan the Mighty (1928)

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

Votes: 25

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. Tarzan develops amnesia after a blow to the head. When he recovers his memory ... See full summary »

Director: Henry MacRae | Stars: Frank Merrill, Natalie Kingston, Al Ferguson, Lillian Worth

Votes: 83

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

Votes: 6,316

9. Tarzan the Fearless (1933)

Passed | 200 min | Action, Adventure

In the African Jungle, a group of Europeans come across the fabled white man who was raised by apes. Tarzan takes an immediate liking to the blond Mary Brooks and rescues her during a nasty... See full summary »

Director: Robert F. Hill | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Julie Bishop, Edward Woods, Philo McCullough

Votes: 546

10. Tarzan and His Mate (1934)

Passed | 104 min | Action, Adventure

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

Votes: 4,372

11. The New Adventures of Tarzan (I) (1935)

Not Rated | 257 min | Action, Adventure

The Green Goddess is a totem worshiped by the primitive natives of a lost city deep in the jungles of Guatemala. It contains both a fortune in jewels and an ancient formula for a ... See full summary »

Directors: Edward A. Kull, Wilbur McGaugh | Stars: Bruce Bennett, Ula Holt, Ashton Dearholt, Frank Baker

Votes: 239

12. Tarzan Escapes (1936)

Passed | 89 min | Action, Adventure

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

Votes: 2,915

13. Tarzan's Revenge (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Eleanor and her parents are hunting big game, acompanied by her wimpish fiance. Ben lleu 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

Votes: 437

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: 2,931 | Gross: $2.27M

15. Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941)

Unrated | 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

Votes: 2,572

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

Votes: 2,888

17. Tarzan Triumphs (1943)

Passed | 76 min | Action, Adventure, War

As WWII rages on, a group of Nazi paratroopers land on the secret city of Palandria to exploit its wealth, and they start taking hostages. Can 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: 1,917 | Gross: $3.27M

18. Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure

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

Votes: 1,859

19. Tarzan and the Amazons (1945)

Approved | 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

Votes: 2,161

20. Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946)

Approved | 72 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

An African tribe devoted to the leopard cult is dedicated to preventing civilization from moving further into Africa. Tarzan fights them when the cult first attacks a caravan and next ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Acquanetta

Votes: 2,040

21. Tarzan and the Huntress (1947)

Passed | 72 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A shortage of zoo animals after World War II brings beautiful animal trainer Tanya, her financial backer and her cruel trail boss to the jungle. After negotiating a quota with the native ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Patricia Morison

Votes: 1,872

22. Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948)

Approved | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Boy is away at school in England. The high priest is trying to force a young girl to marry an evil pearl trader posing as the god Balu. She escapes, is recaptured and is finally rescued by ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, George Zucco, Andrea Palma

Votes: 1,801

23. Tarzan's Magic Fountain (1949)

Approved | 73 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

An aviatrix emerges from the jungle looking as young as she was when her plane went down many years before. Unscrupulous hunters discover that this is due to a secret fountain of youth. ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Lex Barker, Brenda Joyce, Albert Dekker, Evelyn Ankers

Votes: 463

24. Tarzan and the Slave Girl (1950)

Approved | 74 min | Action, Adventure

The Lionians are a tribe dying of a mysterious disease. Their Chief decides to kidnap Jane and Lola, a half-breed nurse, in order to help repopulate his civilization. Tarzan must rescue ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Lex Barker, Vanessa Brown, Robert Alda, Hurd Hatfield

Votes: 434

25. Tarzan's Peril (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Adventure

Escaped convicts are selling weapons to a warlike native tribe.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Lex Barker, Virginia Huston, George Macready, Douglas Fowley

Votes: 423

26. Tarzan's Savage Fury (1952)

Approved | 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

Votes: 370

27. Tarzan and the She-Devil (1953)

Approved | 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. Jane is also captured and believed killed, so ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Lex Barker, Joyce Mackenzie, Raymond Burr, Monique van Vooren

Votes: 419

28. Tarzan's Hidden Jungle (1955)

Approved | 72 min | Action, Adventure

Hunters trespass into Sukulu country, where animals are sacred, posing as photographers. Their work has the blessing of the U.N.'s Dr. Celliers, close friend of the Sukulu chief. The ... See full summary »

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Gordon Scott, Vera Miles, Peter van Eyck, Jack Elam

Votes: 429

29. Tarzan and the Lost Safari (1957)

PG | 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 ... See full summary »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Gordon Scott, Robert Beatty, Yolande Donlan, Betta St. John

Votes: 501 | 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, he has to 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, Leslie Bradley

Votes: 467

31. Tarzan's Fight for Life (1958)

Approved | 86 min | Action, Adventure

Dr. Sturdy is trying to establish a modern hospital in the jungle. His efforts are strongly opposed by Futa, the witch doctor, and Ramo, a native warrior. There are kidnappings, a race ... See full summary »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Gordon Scott, Eve Brent, Rickie Sorensen, Jil Jarmyn

Votes: 392 | Gross: $1.57M

32. Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959)

Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure

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: 959 | Gross: $2.18M

33. Tarzan, the Ape Man (1959)

G | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

This movie has little connection with the 1932 original. It does, however, have lifted footage (tinted to more-or-less match the color), including obvious footage of Weissmuller's ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Denny Miller, Cesare Danova, Joanna Barnes, Robert Douglas

Votes: 237 | Gross: $1.44M

34. Tarzan the Magnificent (1960)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Adventure

Tarzan must escort his prisoner Coy Banton out of the jungle to the authorities. The boat is blown up by Coy's father and brothers. In addition to Coy Tarzan must now lead five more of the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Gordon Scott, Jock Mahoney, Betta St. John, John Carradine

Votes: 547

35. Tarzan Goes to India (1962)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Adventure

Summoned by an Indian princess, Tarzan travels to India where hundreds of wild elephants are in danger. A company is building a hydroelectric dam and the contractors have only a few weeks ... See full summary »

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Jock Mahoney, Leo Gordon, Mark Dana, Feroz Khan

Votes: 381

36. Tarzan's Three Challenges (1963)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Adventure

The spiritual leader of an oriental country is dying. The leader's evil brother Khan is plotting to prevent Kashi, the youthful heir, from assuming his rightful position. Tarzan is summoned... See full summary »

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Jock Mahoney, Woody Strode, Tsu Kobayashi, Earl Cameron

Votes: 347

37. Tarzan and the Valley of Gold (1966)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure

The international criminal Vinaro enjoys sending explosive wristwatches to his enemies. Here he kidnaps ten-year-old Ramel whom he thinks can lead him to the lost city of gold. Tarzan ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Mike Henry, David Opatoshu, Manuel Padilla Jr., Nancy Kovack

Votes: 394

38. Tarzan and the Great River (1967)

Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure

Tarzan is summoned to Brazil by an old friend to stop an evil tribal cult from destroying native villages and enslaving the survivors. The Lord of the Jungle is accompanied on his quest by ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Mike Henry, Jan Murray, Manuel Padilla Jr., Diana Millay

Votes: 304

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

Votes: 30

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

Votes: 319

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

Votes: 48

42. Tarzan the Ape Man (1981)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Drama

24 Metascore

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: 4,733 | Gross: $36.57M

43. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

PG | 135 min | Adventure, Drama

A shipping disaster in the nineteenth century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. The mother dies soon ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowell, Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm

Votes: 16,387 | 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: 1,966 | Gross: $2.17M

45. Tarzan of the Apes (1998 Video)

48 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

Animated version of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic story about a spirited young man raised by the animals in the jungle who makes his first contact with other humans when a young woman named Jane arrives in the jungle years later.

Votes: 51

46. Tarzan (1999)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

79 Metascore

A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human.

Directors: Chris Buck, Kevin Lima | Stars: Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Brian Blessed, Glenn Close

Votes: 174,857 | Gross: $171.09M

47. Tarzan & Jane (2002 Video)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

After being married an entire year, Jane thinks back on some of her and Tarzan's adventures as she seaches for something special to mark the occasion with.

Directors: Steve Loter, Victor Cook, Don MacKinnon, Lisa Schaffer | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Olivia d'Abo, Jeff Bennett, Jim Cummings

Votes: 4,626

48. Tarzan II (2005 Video)

G | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The tale of Tarzan's misadventures as a boy as he searches for his true identity and the meaning of family.

Director: Brian Smith | Stars: Harrison Chad, George Carlin, Brad Garrett, Ron Perlman

Votes: 7,733



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