Changing Lanes
AMC Movie List

Samuel L. Jackson’s Best Movies

From action flicks to inspirational stories, Jackson has starred in just about every genre imaginable. How would you rank his finest films?

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1 Pulp Fiction
Jackson co-starred with John Travolta in this quintessential Quentin Tarantino flick, in which he plays a Jheri-curled hit man.
812 1146
2 A Time to Kill
When a girl is raped by white supremacists, her father (Jackson) seeks the help of a white lawyer (Matthew McConaughey).
311 789
3 The Negotiator
A framed police negotiator (Jackson) goes rogue in an attempt to clear his name. A fellow negotiator (Kevin Spacey) is sicced on him.
306 758
4 Die Hard With a Vengeance
Jackson gets on his yippie as an electrician who reluctantly agrees to help Bruce Willis take down a terrorist.
304 814
5 Jackie Brown
Quentin Tarantino directed this blaxploitation-homage film about a flight attendant (Pam Grier) who works for an arms dealer (Jackson).
226 754
6 Unbreakable
M. Night Shyamalan's Sixth Sense follow-up about a comics dealer (Jackson) who makes a train-crash survivor (Bruce Willis) a superhero.
211 721
7 Jurassic Park
Steven Speilberg's blockbuster helped reinvent the event movie with its utterly jaw-dropping dinosaurs.
178 428
8 Coach Carter
Jackson plays a high-school football coach who puts academics before athletics -- to the dismay of the entire school.
168 710
9 The Incredibles
Even among Pixar movies, The Incredibles stands out as a great children's movie and one any adult can appreciate.
160 414
10 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
There's nothing like playing a Jedi master to round out your resume. Jackson stars as one of the most revered members of the Jedi Council.
148 788
11 The Long Kiss Goodnight
A private investigator (Jackson) helps an amnesia victim (Geena Davis) remember that she used to be a CIA assassin.
104 610
12 Shaft
John Singleton directed this sequel to the 1971 blaxploitation film, casting Jackson as the titular vigilante.
82 628
13 Changing Lanes
A fender bender turns ugly, when two drivers (Jackson and Ben Affleck) let out their vengeful streaks.
9 541
14 Snakes on a Plane
An FBI agent (Jackson) escorts a wily criminal to trial and finds himself battling -- you guessed it -- snakes on a plane.
-21 761
15 XXX
An NSA agent (Jackson) hires a thrill-seeking rascal (Vin Diesel) to infiltrate a group of Eastern European terrorists.
-44 594
16 Jungle Fever
Spike Lee cast Jackson as the crack-addict brother of a black man (Wesley Snipes) who breaks taboos by sleeping with a white woman.
-55 529
17 Eve’s Bayou
The daughter of a respected Louisiana doctor (Jackson) uncovers family secrets, after witnessing her father's philandering ways.
-70 496
18 Mo’ Better Blues
After playing a D.J. in Do the Right Thing, Jackson hooked up with Spike Lee again as a terrifying bookie in one of Lee's better movies.
-83 261