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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    Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Giamatti

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    Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey

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    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons

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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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    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright

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

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

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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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    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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    Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Kingsley

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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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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    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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    Tupac Shakur, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

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    Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva LaRue

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    Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Meagan Good, Diahann Carroll

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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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    Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Spike Lee

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    Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson

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    John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Roselyn Sánchez

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    Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg

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    Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Samuel L. Jackson, John Legend, Jennifer Coolidge

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    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes

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    Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

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    Kristen Stewart, Rachel Bilson, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Ewan McGregor

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    Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Helen Hunt

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

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Giancarlo Esposito, N'Bushe Wright

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