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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    the people's #1
    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

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  3. 3
    + 235
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    Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Giamatti

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  4. 4
    + 229
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    Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey

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  5. 5
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    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons

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  6. 6
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    Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashanti

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  7. 7
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    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino

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  8. 8
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    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright

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  9. 9
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    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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  10. 10
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    Samuel L. Jackson, Geena Davis, Brian Cox

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  11. 11
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    Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

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  12. 12
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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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  15. 15
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    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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  16. 16
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    Christian Bale, Elizabeth Banks, Samuel L. Jackson

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

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  18. 18
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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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  20. 20
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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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    Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Kingsley

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    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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

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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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    Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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    Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J, Thomas Jane

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    most listed
    Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Kate Walsh

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    Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva LaRue

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    Tupac Shakur, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Meagan Good, Diahann Carroll

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    Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Justin Timberlake, Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson

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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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    Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Spike Lee

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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, John Legend, Jennifer Coolidge

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    Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg

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    + 40
    - 19


    Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes

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  44. 44
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    - 41


    Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

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  45. 45
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    - 22


    John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Roselyn Sánchez

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  46. 46
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    Kristen Stewart, Rachel Bilson, Samuel L. Jackson

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  47. 47
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    Samuel L. Jackson, Method Man, Clifton Collins

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

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  49. 49
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    Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Ewan McGregor

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Eugene Levy, Anthony Mackie

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