The Best Samuel L. Jackson Movies, Ranked List Films

The Best Samuel L. Jackson Movies, Ranked List

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List Criteria: 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 Captain America: Winter Soldier.

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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    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

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  3. 3
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    Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey

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  4. 4
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    Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Giamatti

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    most listed
    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino

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    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons

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  7. 7
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    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright

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    Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashanti

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    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Geena Davis, Brian Cox

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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

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  14. 14
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    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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    Christian Bale, Elizabeth Banks, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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  17. 17
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    Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones

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    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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    Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence, Spike Lee

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    Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Peet

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    Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Kingsley

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Charles S. Dutton

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    Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J, Thomas Jane

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    Justin Timberlake, Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva LaRue

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    Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Kate Walsh

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    Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Tupac Shakur, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

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    Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Meagan Good, Diahann Carroll

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Vin Diesel, Eve

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    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

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    Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Spike Lee

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    Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg

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    Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes

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    John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Roselyn Sánchez

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    Kristen Stewart, Rachel Bilson, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Method Man, Clifton Collins

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    Samuel L. Jackson, John Legend, Jennifer Coolidge

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    Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Helen Hunt

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Eugene Levy, Anthony Mackie

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Taylor Kitsch

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