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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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258 76
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Unbreakable Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright

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253 88
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Jackie Brown Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino

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328 84
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A Time to Kill Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey

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309 71
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Die Hard with a Vengeance Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons

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296 105
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The Avengers Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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319 91
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The Negotiator Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Giamatti

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248 72
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The Incredibles Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

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233 67
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Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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290 76
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Coach Carter Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashanti

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216 67
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Iron Man Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson

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186 54
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The Long Kiss Goodnight Samuel L. Jackson, Geena Davis, Brian Cox

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214 71
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Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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

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

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172 59
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Shaft Christian Bale, Elizabeth Banks, Samuel L. Jackson

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176 61
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Captain America: The First Avenger Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones

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183 69
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

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178 54
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Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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102 52
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Black Snake Moan Justin Timberlake, Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson

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109 40
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Changing Lanes Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Peet

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134 39
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

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148 62
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Iron Man 2 Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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106 51
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Deep Blue Sea Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J, Thomas Jane

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85 41
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True Romance Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson

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100 51
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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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Menace II Society Samuel L. Jackson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Charles S. Dutton

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Thor Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Samuel L. Jackson

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100 37
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Rules of Engagement Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Kingsley

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87 40
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Patriot Games Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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106 53
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Lakeview Terrace Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva LaRue

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The Hateful Eight Kurt Russell

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82 43
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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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76 43
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Eve's Bayou Samuel L. Jackson, Meagan Good, Diahann Carroll

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109 62
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Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

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73 45
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Jumper Kristen Stewart, Rachel Bilson, Samuel L. Jackson

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60 35
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Basic John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Roselyn Sánchez

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77 39
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The Other Guys Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg

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70 36
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Jungle Fever Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

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

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45 27
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One Eight Seven Samuel L. Jackson, Method Man, Clifton Collins

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52 36
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Out of Sight Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson

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44 32
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The Man Samuel L. Jackson, Eugene Levy, Anthony Mackie

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56 34
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School Daze Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Spike Lee

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83 73
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Snakes on a Plane Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Taylor Kitsch

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45 35
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Kiss of Death Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Helen Hunt