films The Best Samuel L. Jackson Movies, Ranked List  

10k votes 1.3k voters 91k views 106 items Follow Embed

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.

1
+ - 543 65
Ranker Video v
Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

The Very Best of the Samuel L. Jackson Meme The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time

2
+ - 384 81
Ranker Video v
Django Unchained Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

3
+ - 287 66
Ranker Video v
A Time to Kill Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey

4
+ - 220 56
Ranker Video v
Jackie Brown Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino

5
+ - 211 46
Ranker Video v
Unbreakable Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright

6
+ - 262 54
Ranker Video v
Die Hard with a Vengeance Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons

7
+ - 287 67
Ranker Video v
The Negotiator Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Giamatti

8
+ - 258 72
Ranker Video v
The Avengers Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

9
+ - 252 57
Ranker Video v
Coach Carter Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashanti

10
+ - 204 56
Ranker Video v
The Incredibles Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

11
+ - 192 47
Ranker Video v
Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

12
+ - 190 48
Ranker Video v
Iron Man Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson

13
+ - 161 43
Ranker Video v
The Long Kiss Goodnight Samuel L. Jackson, Geena Davis, Brian Cox

14
+ - 155 45
Ranker Video v
Coming to America Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

15
+ - 182 59
Ranker Video v
Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

The Best Morgan Freeman Movies 7 Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

16
+ - 155 47
Ranker Video v
Shaft Christian Bale, Elizabeth Banks, Samuel L. Jackson

17
+ - 156 44
Ranker Video v
Captain America: The First Avenger Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones

18
+ - 150 43
Ranker Video v
Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

19
+ - 160 50
Ranker Video v
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

20
+ - 117 38
Ranker Video v
Do the Right Thing Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence, Spike Lee

21
+ - 111 28
Ranker Video v
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

22
+ - 98 31
Ranker Video v
Changing Lanes Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Peet

23
+ - 85 35
Ranker Video v
Black Snake Moan Justin Timberlake, Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson

24
+ - 130 50
Ranker Video v
Iron Man 2 Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

25
+ - 124 46
Ranker Video v
Thor Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Samuel L. Jackson

26
+ - 97 36
Ranker Video v
S.W.A.T. Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez

27
+ - 90 28
Ranker Video v
Rules of Engagement Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Kingsley

28
+ - 94 35
Ranker Video v
Menace II Society Samuel L. Jackson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Charles S. Dutton

29
+ - 91 40
Ranker Video v
Deep Blue Sea Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J, Thomas Jane

Quentin Tarantino Movies, Ranked Best to Worst The Conspiracy Theories You Believe Are True

30
+ - 98 41
Ranker Video v
Lakeview Terrace Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva LaRue

31
+ - 79 30
Ranker Video v
Patriot Games Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

32
+ - 73 31
Ranker Video v
True Romance Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson

33
+ - 87 41
Ranker Video v
1408 Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Kate Walsh

34
+ - 76 32
Ranker Video v
Juice Tupac Shakur, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

35
+ - 65 29
Ranker Video v
XXX Samuel L. Jackson, Vin Diesel, Eve

36
+ - 70 25
Ranker Video v
Kill Bill Volume 2 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

37
+ - 72 31
Ranker Video v
Eve's Bayou Samuel L. Jackson, Meagan Good, Diahann Carroll

38
+ - 97 51
Ranker Video v
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

39
+ - 64 28
Ranker Video v
Jungle Fever Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

40
+ - 63 29
Ranker Video v
The Other Guys Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg

41
+ - 33 7
Ranker Video v
The Hateful Eight Kurt Russell

42
+ - 54 27
Ranker Video v
Basic John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Roselyn Sánchez

43
+ - 51 25
Ranker Video v
Mo' Better Blues Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes

List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst The Best Robot Video Games of All Time

44
+ - 40 17
Ranker Video v
One Eight Seven Samuel L. Jackson, Method Man, Clifton Collins

45
+ - 65 37
Ranker Video v
Jumper Kristen Stewart, Rachel Bilson, Samuel L. Jackson

46
+ - 51 26
Ranker Video v
Out of Sight Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson

47
+ - 53 26
Ranker Video v
School Daze Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Spike Lee

48
+ - 57 26
Ranker Video v
Soul Men Samuel L. Jackson, John Legend, Jennifer Coolidge

49
+ - 43 27
Ranker Video v
Kiss of Death Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Helen Hunt

50
+ - 56 27
Ranker Video v
Unthinkable Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Michael Sheen