films The Best Samuel L. Jackson Movies, Ranked List

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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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Django Unchained Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington Samuel L. Jackson

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A Time to Kill Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey Kevin Spacey

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

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Unbreakable Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson Robin Wright

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

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The Negotiator Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson Paul Giamatti

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The Avengers Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow Robert Downey Jr.

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Coach Carter Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson Ashanti

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The Incredibles Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter Jason Lee

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

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Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum Richard Attenborough

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

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

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Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson Joe Pesci

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Shaft Christian Bale, Elizabeth Banks Samuel L. Jackson

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

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Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender Diane Kruger

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

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

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Changing Lanes Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson Amanda Peet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thor Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings Samuel L. Jackson

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Lakeview Terrace Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson Eva LaRue

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

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1408 Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack Kate Walsh

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Juice Tupac Shakur, Samuel L. Jackson Queen Latifah

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True Romance Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer Samuel L. Jackson

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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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Jungle Fever Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson Queen Latifah

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

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Basic John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson Roselyn Sánchez

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

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Jumper Kristen Stewart, Rachel Bilson Samuel L. Jackson

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

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

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School Daze Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne Spike Lee

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The Other Guys Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson Mark Wahlberg

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Soul Men Samuel L. Jackson, John Legend Jennifer Coolidge

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

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The Hateful Eight Kurt Russell

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Unthinkable Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss Michael Sheen