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List Rules Movies starring Samuel L. Jackson.

The best Samuel L. Jackson movies all have one thing in common… They all feature a certain bad-ass dude. Whether he’s a hitman for hire or the director of a super-secret spy organization, Samuel L. Jackson always brings an air of badassery. He’s been in countless movies over the years, but we wanted to find out what were his best roles. To that end, fans like you have voted on their favorite Samuel L. Jackson movies below.

Some of Sam Jackson’s best work has come from his collaboration with Quentin Tarantino including Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown. Jackson'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 Samuel L. Jackson movies is decided by how many votes they receive; so only highly rated Samuel L. Jackson movies will be at the top of the list. If you think his best role isn't at the top, then vote it up so it has the chance to become number one.

Want a sneak preview of these top Samuel L. Jackson movies? Luckily for you, trailers have been included when available. Sure, some of his best movies aren’t exactly high-brow *cough*Snakes on a Plan*cough*, but they’re still entertaining as heck. He’s also a veritable one-man army in more than a few roles, like in The Hateful Eight or Shaft. Don't also forget about Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films like The Avengers, Captain America: Winter Soldier, and more. 

If you love Jackson's cool characters, you might also enjoy our list of best John Travolta movies, since they worked closely in one of the best Samuel L. Jackson movies ever, Pulp Fiction.

Samuel L. Jackson is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and M. Night Shyamalan. Movie fans who love Samuel L. Jackson have also been known to enjoy films starring Scarlett Johansson and Tom Hiddleston.

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Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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Jackie Brown Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino

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411 89
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Django Unchained Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

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224 53
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Unbreakable Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright

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297 72
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A Time to Kill Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey

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271 81
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The Avengers Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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272 61
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Die Hard with a Vengeance Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons

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300 76
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The Negotiator Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Giamatti

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208 56
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Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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219 62
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The Incredibles Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

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265 64
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Coach Carter Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashanti

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201 54
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Iron Man Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson

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198 63
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Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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167 47
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The Long Kiss Goodnight Samuel L. Jackson, Geena Davis, Brian Cox

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123 43
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Do the Right Thing Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence, Spike Lee

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165 50
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Captain America: The First Avenger Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones

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162 51
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Coming to America Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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160 53
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Shaft Christian Bale, Elizabeth Banks, Samuel L. Jackson

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167 56
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

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158 49
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Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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90 44
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Black Snake Moan Justin Timberlake, Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson

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103 36
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Changing Lanes Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Peet

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121 33
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

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136 56
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Iron Man 2 Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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96 46
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Deep Blue Sea Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J, Thomas Jane

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99 40
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Menace II Society Samuel L. Jackson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Charles S. Dutton

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91 45
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1408 Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Kate Walsh

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77 37
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True Romance Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson

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100 43
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S.W.A.T. Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez

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Thor Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Samuel L. Jackson

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96 32
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Rules of Engagement Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Kingsley

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84 35
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Patriot Games Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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101 47
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Lakeview Terrace Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva LaRue

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80 37
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Juice Tupac Shakur, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

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70 33
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XXX Samuel L. Jackson, Vin Diesel, Eve

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Eve's Bayou Samuel L. Jackson, Meagan Good, Diahann Carroll

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Kill Bill Volume 2 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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The Hateful Eight Kurt Russell

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54 30
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Mo' Better Blues Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes

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44 22
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One Eight Seven Samuel L. Jackson, Method Man, Clifton Collins

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57 32
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Basic John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Roselyn Sánchez

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68 33
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Jungle Fever Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

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69 34
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The Other Guys Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg

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100 59
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Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

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66 43
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Jumper Kristen Stewart, Rachel Bilson, Samuel L. Jackson

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52 32
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Out of Sight Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson

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56 30
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School Daze Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Spike Lee

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45 32
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Kiss of Death Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Helen Hunt

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41 30
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The Man Samuel L. Jackson, Eugene Levy, Anthony Mackie

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76 66
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Snakes on a Plane Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Taylor Kitsch