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1. The Great White Hype (1996)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

When the champ's promoter, Reverend Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The ... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Hudlin | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Damon Wayans, Peter Berg

Votes: 7,990 | Gross: $7.87M

2. Eve's Bayou (1997)

R | 109 min | Drama

78 Metascore

After a daughter witnesses her father having an affair, she begins a chain reaction that could tear her family apart.

Director: Kasi Lemmons | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Meagan Good, Lynn Whitfield

Votes: 7,780 | Gross: $14.82M

3. One Eight Seven (1997)

R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

15 months after being stabbed 9 times by a student at work as a high school teacher in NYC, Mr. Garfield is working in LA as a substitute teacher come full-time. He refuses to be a victim anymore.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, John Heard, Kelly Rowan, Clifton Collins Jr.

Votes: 20,495 | Gross: $5.72M

4. The Negotiator (1998)

R | 140 min | Action, Crime, Drama

62 Metascore

In a desperate attempt to prove his innocence, a skilled police negotiator accused of corruption and murder takes hostages in a government office to gain the time he needs to find the truth.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, Ron Rifkin

Votes: 121,897 | Gross: $44.48M

5. Shaft (2000)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

50 Metascore

New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Christian Bale, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 65,483 | Gross: $70.33M

6. Formula 51 (2001)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

23 Metascore

An American master chemist plans to score big on a once in a lifetime drug deal. All does not go as planned and he is soon entangled in a web of deceit.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Carlyle, Emily Mortimer, Nigel Whitmey

Votes: 46,064 | Gross: $5.20M

7. The Caveman's Valentine (2001)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Music

44 Metascore

A cave-dwelling man sets out to track down the killer of a homeless boy, and bring him to justice.

Director: Kasi Lemmons | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Colm Feore, Ann Magnuson, Damir Andrei

Votes: 6,064 | Gross: $0.69M

8. No Good Deed (2002)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Milla Jovovich, Stellan Skarsgård, Doug Hutchison

Votes: 6,635 | Gross: $0.18M

9. S.W.A.T. (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

45 Metascore

An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody, and only the L.A.P.D.'s Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J

Votes: 131,214 | Gross: $116.93M

10. Coach Carter (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

57 Metascore

Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Rick Gonzalez, Robert Ri'chard, Rob Brown

Votes: 111,598 | Gross: $67.26M

11. The Man (2005)

PG-13 | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

33 Metascore

Special Agent Derrick Vann is a man out to get the man who killed his partner, but a case of mistaken identity leads him to Andy Fiddler, a salesman with too many questions and a knack of getting in Vann's way.

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Eugene Levy, Miguel Ferrer, Luke Goss

Votes: 23,807 | Gross: $8.33M

12. Snakes on a Plane (2006)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

58 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent takes on a plane full of deadly venomous snakes, deliberately released to kill a witness being flown from Honolulu to Los Angeles to testify against a mob boss.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips, Rachel Blanchard

Votes: 125,944 | Gross: $34.02M

13. Home of the Brave (2006)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama, War

42 Metascore

Three soldiers struggle to readjust to life at home after returning home from a lengthy tour in Iraq.

Director: Irwin Winkler | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, 50 Cent, Jessica Biel, Brian Presley

Votes: 10,060 | Gross: $0.05M

14. Cleaner (2007)

R | 88 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

49 Metascore

A former cop who now earns a wage as a crime scene cleaner unknowingly participates in a cover-up at his latest job.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris, Eva Mendes, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 35,707

15. Resurrecting the Champ (2007)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Sport

55 Metascore

Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his father's success becomes a personal journey as the ambitious reporter reexamines his own life and his relationship with his family.

Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett, Kathryn Morris, Dakota Goyo

Votes: 19,605 | Gross: $3.17M

16. Lakeview Terrace (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

47 Metascore

Based on a true story, a troubled and racist African-American L.A.P.D. Officer will stop at nothing to force out a friendly interracial couple who just moved in next door to him.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington, Ron Glass

Votes: 45,974 | Gross: $39.26M

17. Soul Men (2008)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

49 Metascore

Though it's been about twenty years since they have spoken with one another, two estranged soul-singing legends agree to participate in a reunion performance at the Apollo Theater to honor their recently deceased band leader.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, Sharon Leal, Adam Herschman

Votes: 9,945 | Gross: $12.08M

18. Unthinkable (2010)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A psychological thriller centered around a black-ops interrogator and an F.B.I. Agent who press a suspect terrorist into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons set to detonate in the U.S.

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Michael Sheen, Stephen Root

Votes: 80,067

19. The Samaritan (I) (2012)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

37 Metascore

After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.

Director: David Weaver | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Luke Kirby, Ruth Negga, A.C. Peterson

Votes: 9,045 | Gross: $0.00M

20. Big Game (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

53 Metascore

A young teenager camping in the woods helps rescue the President of the United States when Air Force One is shot down near his campsite.

Director: Jalmari Helander | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ray Stevenson, Victor Garber

Votes: 28,558 | Gross: $0.02M

21. The Hateful Eight (2015)

R | 168 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

68 Metascore

In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins

Votes: 431,706 | Gross: $54.12M

22. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

95 Metascore

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X

Votes: 13,825 | Gross: $7.12M

23. Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (1994 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Thriller

The story of Johnson Whittaker, one of the first African-American cadets admitted to West Point. Tied down and beaten by his fellow cadets, Whittaker was court-martialed on the grounds that... See full summary »

Director: Harry Morgan Moses | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Sam Waterston, Mason Adams, Val Avery

Votes: 471

24. Middle School Confessions (2002 TV Movie)

Documentary

Adolescents confront issues of sexual activity, sexual orientation, violence, alcohol abuse and depression.

Director: Ellen Goosenberg Kent | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Marjorie Jost, Debbie Brie, Deborah Roffman

Votes: 75

25. The Sunset Limited (2011 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 91 min | Drama

Through a chance encounter, two men of opposing ideologies deliberate spiritual, philosophical, and profound matters in a New York City apartment.

Director: Tommy Lee Jones | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones

Votes: 26,008

26. Arena (2011 Video)

R | 94 min | Action, Thriller

David Lord finds himself forced into the savage world of a modern gladiatorial arena, where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses.

Director: Jonah Loop | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kellan Lutz, Johnny Messner, Katia Winter

Votes: 11,176



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