My Top Ten Samuel L. Jackson Movies

Happy Birthday to Samuel L. Jackson, who is 69 today.

I love Jackson! I’m not sure if I ever see him as anything other than Samuel L. Jackson in his roles… But that’s okay since he’s cool.

And, holy crap, Jackson has been in loads of stuff. He has 167 credits with another 10 “upcoming” roles listed at IMDb. I know he does a lot of cameos so I’ve included every movie I’ve seen where he’s been given a credit (other than Inglourious Basterds, where he apparently provided an “uncredited voice”). I’ll be honest – I don’t remember him in some of the below films. And some I saw so long ago that I barely remember the films themselves so I’ve left them off the main list & listed them separately.

So, counting down to my favorites (films, not performances) & including everything I’ve seen, here are My Top Ten Samuel L. Jackson Movies:


29. Cell
28. Sea Of Love
27. The Long Kiss Goodnight
26. A Time To Kill
25. Jumper
24. Deep Blue Sea
23. Die Hard: With A Vengeance
22. Snakes On A Plane
21. Big Game

Top Twenty:

20. The Hateful Eight
19. Patriot Games
18. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
17. Out Of Sight
16. Kingsman: The Secret Service
15. 1408
14. Do The Right Thing
13. Coming To America
12. Fluke
11. Unbreakable

Top Ten:

10. Django Unchained

9. True Romance

8. The Avengers Movies

7. The Star Wars Prequels

6. Pulp Fiction

5. Jackie Brown

4. Kill Bill: Vol 2

3. Goodfellas

2. The Incredibles

1. Jurassic Park

Some I Saw But Don’t Remember Well Enough To Include In List:
Menace II Society, Juice, Lakeview Terrace, Loaded Weapon, Sphere, Changing Lanes

Some I’ve Not Seen:
The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Kong: Skull Island, The Legend Of Tarzan, RoboCop (2014), Turbo, Old Boy (2013), The Other Guys, Black Snake Moan, Coach Carter, The xXx Movies, The 51st State, Shaft, Rules Of Engagement, The Red Violin, The Negotiator, 187, Hard Eight, Trees Lounge, Jungle Fever, Mo’ Better Blues, The Exorcist III, Betsy’s Wedding


27 thoughts on “My Top Ten Samuel L. Jackson Movies

  1. 10.Goodfellas (honestly I don’t remember this movie anymore)
    9.Jurassic Park (same but I’m sure I liked it)
    8.The Hateful Eight (enjoyed this more than I thought I would)
    7.Unbreakable (best thing M Night has ever done)
    6.The Incredibles (loved this film)
    5.Kong:Skull Island (fresh in my mind and I loved it)
    4.Mo Better Blues (after X this is my favorite Spike Lee “joint”)
    3.Out of Sight (one of my favorite romance movies of all time)
    2.The Red Violin (the sickest and sexiest fucking movie I kid you not)
    1.The Avengers (the best)

    Samuel L. Jackson is cool as fuck (and I don’t think he has an off switch)

    • Hi! Happy New Year!! πŸ˜€ Oh YES! A list! God I fucking love lists. But your top ten only has ten. It should have at least 12. πŸ˜‰ Okay – here are my thoughts (if you really want them. ha)

      10.Goodfellas (It’s good. Maybe watch again. But it’s still a gangster movie, which aren’t my favorites, and I wouldn’t ever say I exactly LOVE this movie)
      9.Jurassic Park (it’s a classic but I don’t actually love it to the same degree as others who saw it younger. I was a bit too old when it came out)
      8.The Hateful Eight (I wanted to love it. I liked the “epicness” of it. Is that a word? But they really were hateful! Liked Jackson & Leigh, though)
      7.Unbreakable (not my favorite M Night but do like it )
      6.The Incredibles (liked it more than most live-action superhero movies but definitely not my favorite Pixar)
      5.Kong:Skull Island (wish I’d seen this. Missed a lot this year)
      4.Mo Better Blues (I do need to see this. It’s the one I’m most interested in of the Lee films I’ve not seen. Wait, I don’t think I’ve seen many. Hmm… I’m off to IMDb!)
      3.Out of Sight (interesting. My hubby loved this movie too)
      2.The Red Violin (sick & sexy? Now I’m interested! I remember renting this at Blockbuster years ago but having to return it before having time to watch it. This is the random type of shit I remember.)
      1.The Avengers (I wish I loved superhero movies a bit more. I like them but get bored with them)

      As for Jackson, I agree he’s cool as fuck. That’s why I like him. And seems cool in interviews, too, so maybe he’s not an asshole like other celebs. 😎 πŸ™‚

  2. He’s had quite the career. Cool list. Wasn’t expecting the prequels in the top 10 but a very solid list. I’d have to have Unbreakable and Do The Right Thing and Die Hard 3 and Out of Sight and … Top 20 you say? πŸ™‚

    • He has! Jackson is great. The prequels suck but it’s still Star Wars so I can’t totally hate them. And Jackson is one of the good things about them. And I do have 29 on this list so you can do as many as you want! Lol πŸ™‚

  3. I love him! He can act in movies I wouldn’t normally think of watching and I end up having fun. He was so despicable in The Hateful Eight. He shocked the s#&t out of me. LOL I even love his commercials:) That voice!

  4. Jackson certainly has a large and diverse body of work. I absolutely agree with the top two and the Avengers and Star Wars movies. Of those you haven’t seen, I highly recommend The Red Violin, which surprised me how much I appreciated it. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  5. black snake moan would make my list. It’s not a perfect movie, but it has a certain charm to it and there is something amusing in listening to Jackson trying to sing 😁 Time to kill, Basic, Rules of Engagement and The Negotiator would certainly make my top 10. I have to admit I didn’t particularly like him in Kingsman, but that had little to do with his prowess and more with the character he was playing.

  6. Great list! I love Samuel L. Jackson. He was a bright spot in the Star Wars prequels and I love him as Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hopefully he’ll pop up in Infinity War and bring the franchise full circle.

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