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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

132 50
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

100 51
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1408 Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Kate Walsh

111 49
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S.W.A.T. Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez

106 46
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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

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

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

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

77 15
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The Hateful Eight Kurt Russell

82 43
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Juice Tupac Shakur, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

75 40
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XXX Samuel L. Jackson, Vin Diesel, Eve

91 37
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Kill Bill Volume 2 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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