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Samuel L. Jackson


School DazeSchool Daze (1988)
Dir. Spike Lee
Feat. Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn
Spike Lee's black high–school musical is perhaps over–ambitious, but the disorder is compensated in sheer exuberance and…
Def by TemptationDef by Temptation (1990)
Dir. James Bond III
Feat. Kadeem Hardison, Bill Nunn, Samuel L. Jackson
A vampiress uses her smouldering sexuality to lure male victims in this effective update of the '70s blaxploitation genre.
JuiceJuice (1992)
Dir. Ernest Dickerson
Feat. Omar Epps, Samuel L. Jackson, Tupac Shakur
Innocence is lost and tragedy strikes as it does in these tales of black male youths in lethal conflict with rival peers and…
White SandsWhite Sands (1992)
Dir. Roger Donaldson
Feat. Willem Dafoe, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Mickey Rourke
When Deputy Willem Dafoe discovers a dead man and half a million bucks, we know something is mighty queer. Enter Mickey Rourke and all is explained.
Amos and AndrewAmos and Andrew (1993) Recommended
Dir. E. Max Frye
Feat. Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson
Cage and Jackson are unwitting abductor and hostage in an exclusive but crazy white neighbourhood. Sharply exacted racial satire is littered with…
Menace II SocietyMenace II Society (1993) Recommended
Dir. Hughes Brothers
Feat. Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, Samuel L. Jackson
A ghetto drama about young men on a no–win cycle of guns and drugs in south central L.A., this covers simlar geographical and philosophical…
Pulp FictionPulp Fiction (1994) Aro Favourite
Dir. Quentin Tarantino
Feat. John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman
With just his second film, Quentin Tarantino not only became a household name but a massive cultural phenomenon. He miraculously surpasses…
Kiss of DeathKiss of Death (1994)
Dir. Barbet Schroeder
Feat. David Caruso, Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson
David Caruso (NYPD Blue) does fine in his big–screen debut as a redeemed petty crook lured back into the void between the cops and the…
Against the WallAgainst the Wall (1994)
Dir. John Frankenheimer
Feat. Kyle MacLachlan, Samuel L. Jackson, Frederic Forrest
Gruelling true story of the uprising at Attica Prison in 1971 in which a new recruit to the prison service, along with several of his colleagues get…
Die Hard with a VengeanceDie Hard with a Vengeance (Die Hard 3) (1995)
Dir. John McTiernan
Feat. Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons
Third chapter in the big loud adventures of a white–vested cop goes to a ridiculous extreme to top what is increasingly seeming like an…
FreshFresh (1995) Aro Favourite
Dir. Boaz Yakin
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson
The best, and dare we say it, freshest, of the Black–American street fables to emerge in recent years, a fascinating story evolves from a young…
Losing IsaiahLosing Isaiah (1995)
Dir. Stephen Gyllenhaal
Feat. Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, David Strathairn
Jessica Lange plays an adoptive mother who gives an abandoned black child a new chance at life, but the birth mother (Halle Berry) has cleaned up her…
Great White Hype, TheGreat White Hype, The (1996)
Dir. Reginald Hudlin
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Peter Berg
Samuel L. Jackson and Jeff Goldblum star in this ham–fisted comic tale of ringside corruption. Jackson goes OTT as an opportunistic Don…
Time to Kill, ATime to Kill, A (1996)
Dir. Joel Schumacher
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock
A blue–eyed lawyer comes to the defence of a black man (Samuel L. Jackson) who murdered his daughter's rapists in the Deep South. This…
Long Kiss Goodnight, TheLong Kiss Goodnight, The (1996)
Dir. Renny Harlin
Feat. Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson
Heroic chemistry between Geena Davis and Samuel L Jackson fuels this spectacular actioner, with more than a few eyebrows raised sardonically along…
Hard EightHard Eight (Sydney) (1996) Recommended
Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
Feat. Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow
Cucumber–cool first feature set in the thick of Reno's casino culture, boasts four superb character–based performances and extended…
187187 (1997)
Dir. Kevin Reynolds
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson
The school–as–hellhole drama gets taught tough new lessons from Samuel L. Jackson, a teacher whose idealism is bitterly exhausted in the…
Eve's BayouEve's Bayou (1997) Recommended
Dir. Kasi Lemmons
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Lynn Whitfield, Vondie Curtis Hall
A sassy, old–fashioned Southern melodrama quite unlike how we've seen it before – this is affluent African–American life in 60s…
Jackie BrownJackie Brown (1998) Recommended
Dir. Quentin Tarantino
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier
Quentin Tarantino follows–up the fireworks of PULP FICTION with a laidback ode to lowlife dreamers and schemers that reclines comfortably into…
SphereSphere (1998)
Dir. Barry Levinson
Feat. Sharon Stone, Dustin Hoffman, Samuel L. Jackson
Back in the ocean depths, a 300yr–old alien spacecraft lies silently waiting for the team to investigate. Michael Crichton's story unavoidably…
Negotiator, TheNegotiator, The (1998) Recommended
Dir. F. Gary Gray
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, J.T. Walsh
A touch angry after being framed for corruption, Samuel L. Jackson kidnaps the responsible party and squares off against the formidable eyeballs of…
Red Violin, TheRed Violin, The (1998) Recommended
Dir. Francois Girard
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Flemyng, Greta Scacchi
The contemporary auction of a prized antique violin becomes another suspenseful, passionate chapter in its lifespan as we learn of its 300 year…
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom MenaceStar Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Dir. George Lucas
Feat. Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Samuel L. Jackson
Po–faced revival of the billion–dollar STAR WARS money–spinner, jammed full of digital landscapes, excessive political exposition,…
Rules of EngagementRules of Engagement (2000)
Dir. William Friedkin
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones, Guy Pearce
Colonel Samuel L. Jackson interprets the 'rules' when the US Embassy in Yemen is attacked by terrorists. But after the smoke has cleared 83…
UnbreakableUnbreakable (2000)
Dir. M. Night Shyamalan
Feat. Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright
The sceptre of THE SIXTH SENSE hangs over this follow–up from writer/director Shyamalan, whose status as a Hollywood golden boy has arguably…
ShaftShaft (2000)
Dir. John Singleton
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Roundtree, Toni Collette
Despite the excellent pedigree of those involved – Samuel L Jackson, Richard Roundtree, dir. John Singleton, Toni Collette – this revival…
Caveman's Valentine, TheCaveman's Valentine, The (2000)
Dir. Kasi Lemmons
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Ann Magnuson
Dir. Lemmons follows up EVE’s BAYOU with an ambitious portrayal of classical–composer–turned–paranoid–schizophrenic Samuel…
Formula 51Formula 51 (The 51st State) (2001)
Dir. Ronnie Yu
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Carlyle, Emily Mortimer
Super drug–chemist Jackson embarks to the UK on the deal of a lifetime, but is quickly embroiled in murky underworld plots in…
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the ClonesStar Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Dir. George Lucas
Feat. Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen
The attack of the most successful–ever movie franchise continues, with Lucas’ space–opera following further galactic struggles, in…
Changing LanesChanging Lanes (2002) Recommended
Dir. Roger Michell
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Affleck, Toni Collette
After a rush hour fender–bender between lawyer Ben Affleck and insurance agent Samuel L Jackson, a tit for tat game of ‘get even’ for high…

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