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

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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 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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Coach Carter Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashanti

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

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Captain America: The First Avenger Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones

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

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

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Shaft Christian Bale, Elizabeth Banks, Samuel L. Jackson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thor Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Samuel L. Jackson

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

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

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

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

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

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The Hateful Eight Kurt Russell

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

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Basic John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Roselyn Sánchez

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

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

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

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The Other Guys Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg

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

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

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

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