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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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233 67
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Jackie Brown Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

75 36
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Eve's Bayou Samuel L. Jackson, Meagan Good, Diahann Carroll

78 31
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Kill Bill Volume 2 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

45 10
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The Hateful Eight Kurt Russell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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