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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Thor Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Samuel L. Jackson

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

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

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

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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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XXX Samuel L. Jackson, Vin Diesel, Eve

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

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

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

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

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The Other Guys Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg

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The Hateful Eight Kurt Russell

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

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Jumper Kristen Stewart, Rachel Bilson, Samuel L. Jackson

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