Last Updated on March 8, 2022
In the world of Hollywood, the face of Samuel L Jackson is immediately recognizable. This flexible star can play the tough guy like few people can. If you are a fan of Samuel L Jackson, then we have the best movies where he takes action and edgy remarks to the next level!
1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
This cinematic classic follows several people in the life of gangster Marsellus Wallace. Samuel L Jackson plays a hitman, Jules Winnfield, employed by Wallace and although he excels at his job Jules is having second thoughts about his life of crime.
Throughout the story, Jules and his partner run into the other main characters; Wallace’s bored wife (Uma Thurman) who overdoses on their watch and the wily man Wallace ordered them to kill, Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis). As their lives merge, the results are violent, heartwarming, and life-changing.
2. Django Unchained (2012)
In 1858, Django’s life is in pieces. He is separated from his beloved wife, Broomhilda, who remains behind at a plantation while Django is sold off to other slave owners. When the buyers and the chain gang of captives encounter Dr. King Schultz, Django gets the chance to turn things around.
After rescuing Django and the other slaves, Schultz, who is also a bounty hunter, knows that Django has information about a group of criminals that he is hunting. He promises Django his freedom and also to help rescue Broomhilda but only if they can team up and catch the wanted men.
3. The Hateful Eight (2015)
Major Marquis Warren is a bounty hunter on his way to Red Rock, Wyoming. When he flags down a stagecoach, he has no idea that boarding the coach is the beginning of the fight for his life.
He joins the other passengers including fellow bounty hunter, John Ruth, who has a fugitive in custody, a woman called Daisy Domergue. But when a blizzard forces them to stop and everyone disembarks at a lodge for shelter, Warren and Ruth are up against killers waiting inside and Daisy’s attempts to escape.
4. Jurassic Park (1993)
When a group of special guests arrive on an island off the coast of Costa Rica, they are stunned to discover that their host, John Hammond, has created a theme park full of living dinosaurs. At first, palaeontologist Dr. Alan Grant and paleobotanist Dr. Ellie Sattler are thrilled but then start to question the wisdom of bringing back an ecosystem that has been extinct for millions of years.
Hammond is not impressed by their caution but when one of his employees switches off the electric fences in the park to steal dinosaur embryos for the black market, several of the prehistoric predators escape. Once they realize that humans are easy prey, it is open season on Hammond and his guests.
5. Do The Right Thing (1989)
Mookie lives in Bedford–Stuyvesant and delivers orders for the local pizzeria. His boss is Sal, an Italian-American, whose eldest son is exceptionally racist and hates Mookie. This does not help the racial tensions brewing around the shops, especially between the local African-American community and the shop owners who are Italian and Korean. But one day, things boil over when Mookie’s friends demand that Sal add African-American heroes to his shop’s hall of fame, sparking a confrontation that turns deadly.
6. Unbreakable (2000)
David Dunn is the sole survivor of a train crash disaster that claims the lives of his fellow 130 passengers. The fact that he is completely unharmed and has never suffered any other form of ill health in the past catches the attention of Elijah Price, who tries to convince Dunn that he is a real-life superhero.
At first, Dunn finds Price a little creepy but under his guidance, Dunn begins to realize that whenever he comes into physical contact with someone, he can see all the crimes that the person has committed. He rescues two children this way but when he shakes Price’s hand, he learns a terrible secret about his mentor.
7. Snakes on a Plane (2006)
FBI Agent Neville Flynn is tasked with escorting an important witness on a Boeing 747-400 to testify in Los Angeles. Flight security is increased but Eddie Kim, the gang boss who stands to lose the most if the man testifies, manages to smuggle hyper-aggressive vipers onboard the plane. The idea is to cause so much chaos that the Boeing will crash.
Egged on by a rage-inducing pheromone, the snakes are released halfway through the flight and they start attacking crucial electronics and the crew, killing one of the pilots. Agent Flynn and the other passengers are trapped and have to find a way to survive the deadly reptile infestation.
8. Jackie Brown (1997)
Most people who meet Jackie Brown see a friendly flight attendant but behind the scenes, she is a mule smuggling cash from Mexico to the US. But when her crime boss, Ordell Robbie, tries to kill her after she’s caught by the ATF and LAPD, she decides to write herself a fat cheque and run.
But before she can get away with half a million of Robbie’s money, Jackie has to convince him she’s on his side while also playing the authorities who want to use her as an informant.
9. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
Mitch Henessey is a private investigator and the latest in a long line of PIs hired by Samantha Caine who has unsuccessfully been searching for her identity for the past eight years. After a man breaks into her home and she kills him, her unexpected fighting skills makes Sam feel that she’s a threat to her loved ones and she leaves with Mitch to find the truth about her past.
But they soon discover that “Sam” is part of a dangerous group of people, bent on silencing both of them before exacting a terrifying act of domestic terrorism that she disrupted eight years earlier.
10. Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995)
This sequel follows the blockbuster, Die Hard, in which police officer John McClane saved a group of hostages from criminal mastermind Hans Gruber. Sometime later, a bomb rips through a department store in New York City and the bomber insists that McClane perform a series of tasks – or else he will detonate more bombs in places like shops and schools.
While McClane races to beat the scavenger hunt from hell, he accidentally involves an electrician, Zeus Carver (Samual L Jackson). The bomber wants both men to follow his instructions but at one point, they realize that this individual has ties to Gruber and the bomb threats are a ploy for something other than revenge.