Top 10 Samuel L Jackson Movies of All Time

We all watch movies, and which is the “best” is a matter of opinion really. Here are the top 10 Samuel L Jackson movies of all time. Don’t forget to check out other lists throughout Thought for Your Penny.

10. Amos & Andrew (1993) 21% at Rotten Tomatoes

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It’s funny how some racist movies from the 20th century became relevant again in the Trump era. Also, who can resist Cage and Jackson in the same movie?

Rating: PG-13
Director: E. Max Frye
Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Nicholas Cage, Michael Lerner

9. The Negotiator (1998) 75% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Although a much less offensive movie than Amos & Andrew, this one is likely to be banned because of Spacey. Still a great film though.

Rating: R
Director: F. Gary Gray
Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse

8. Shaft (2000) 68% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Jackson is one bad motha-shut-yo-mouth, and this is one of the roles he seems born to play.

Rating: R
Director: John Singleton
Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Christian Bale

7. Marvel’s The Avengers (2012) 92% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Really every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was made better by Jackson. That’s why Nick Fury was changed throughout all Marvel comics, games, and other media to resemble him.

Rating:  PG-13
Director: Joss Whedon
Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Robert Downey Jr. Scarlett Johansson

6. Django Unchained (2012) 87% at Rotten Tomatoes

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He’s not the star of this movie, but his presence is certainly a powerful one. It’s hard to decide which of Jackson’s films best tackles the topic of racism in America.

Rating: R
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio

5. Unbreakable (2000) 68% at Rotten Tomatoes

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One of Shyamalan’s best movies, this is a superhero/comic book tale that’s much darker than anything Marvel or DC puts out. Mr. Glass is an amazing character.

Rating: PG-13
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Bruce Willis, Robin Wright

4. Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) 51% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Yet another take on racism in America, one of the best scenes in this Die Hard sequel is when Willis is forced to hold up a sign in Harlem that the alt right proudly displays in marches these days.

Rating: R
Director: John McTiernan
Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons

3. Jackie Brown (1997) 87% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Tarantino’s take on blaxploitation films was yet another blessed pairing with Jackson. Bikini babes and automatic weapons are hard not to gawk at.

Rating: R
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Pam Grier, Bridget Fonda

2. Coach Carter (2005) 65% at Rotten Tomatoes

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It’s not easy pushing inner city kids to succeed, and this one’s based on a true story to boot. Jackson is less crazy than in some of his other roles, but still hard-nosed and someone you wouldn’t want to mess with.

Rating: PG-13
Director: Thomas Carter
Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Rick Gonzalez, Rob Brown

1. Pulp Fiction (1994) 94% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Although it’s not a direct quote, Jackson still popularized a bible verse in his first movie with Tarantino. He also popularized the character he would find himself playing for the following decade, because he’s one Bad Mother Fucker, just like his wallet says.

Rating: R
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Samuel L Jackson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman

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Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer.

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