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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…
BasicBasic (2003)
Dir. John McTiernan
Feat. John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Connie Nielsen
Slick jungle thriller kept interesting by a far from basic storyline involving US troops on a training mission in Panama. When the squad runs into…
S.W.A.T.S.W.A.T. (SWAT) (2003)
Dir. Clark Johnson
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez
Competent, but hardly special updating of the 70s cop show (Special Weapons And Tactics), which mixes credible action assignments with personality…
TwistedTwisted (2004)
Dir. Philip Kaufman
Feat. Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy Garcia
Judd plays a detective hunting a serial killer on the San Francisco waterfront in this overly shadowy thriller. It's chief distinction occurs when…
Incredibles, TheIncredibles, The (2004) Aro Favourite
Dir. Brad Bird
Feat. Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson
Living up to its title, this stunner from Pixar studios sets the benchmark in children's entertainment yet again, while being their most…
In My CountryIn My Country (Country of my Skull) (2004)
Dir. John Boorman
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Juliette Binoche, Brendan Gleeson
One of the first stabs at dramatising the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings in South Africa, here used as a grueling backdrop for romance…
Coach CarterCoach Carter (2005)
Dir. Thomas Carter
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Rob Brown
Fact–based story of a Californian high school basketball coach (Jackson) who brought a fresh approach to motivating his young players,…
xXx - The Next LevelxXx - The Next Level (xXx - State of the Union) (2005)
Dir. Lee Tamahori
Feat. Ice-Cube, Willem Dafoe, Peter Strauss
Bridge–burning sequel to the extreme–sports–spy hit, kills off the original star (Vin Diesel) in the opening scene, before ramping…
Man, TheMan, The (2005)
Dir. Les Mayfield
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Eugene Levy
Manic–aggressive comedy concerning a foul–mouthed Detroit policeman (Jackson) who ends up conscripting an innocent salesman (Levy) to his…
Extras - Series 1 (TV Series)Extras - Series 1 (TV Series) (2005) Recommended
Dir. Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Feat. Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Ben Stiller
Gervais' self–proclaimed "difficult second album" is a more conventional but no less assured comedy success recalling the misadventures of Andy…
FreedomlandFreedomland (2006)
Dir. Joe Roth
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne Moore, Edie Falco
An unsettling race–drama about a bedraggled woman (Moore) who turns up at a New Jersey hospital alleging that her young son has been kidnapped…
Snakes on a PlaneSnakes on a Plane (2006)
Dir. David R Ellis
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne Margulies, Rachel Blanchard
Shamelessly egregious B–movie actioner with Samuel L. Jackson playing an FBI agent escorting a federal murder witness (Phillips) on a…
Farce of the PenguinsFarce of the Penguins (2006)
Dir. Bob Saget
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Applegate, Bob Saget
Two potty–mouthed penguin bros tire of cheap sex and traverse Antarctica for true love in this mockumentary answer to 2005's earnest,…
Afro SamuraiAfro Samurai (2007) Recommended
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Ron Perlman
The perpetually cool Samuel L. Jackson reeks of attitude as the voice of an Afro–American samurai hellbent on revenge. In the spirit of KILL…
Black Snake MoanBlack Snake Moan (2007) Recommended
Dir. Craig Brewer
Feat. Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson, Justin Timberlake
Christina Ricci stars as a scrawny, Southern–fried nympho whose demons get her deep into trouble in the deep, deep South the minute her doting…
14081408 (2007) Recommended
Dir. Mikael Håfström
Feat. John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson
This good, old–fashioned horror adapts a latter–day Steven King story of the same name. True to genre, it's about a sceptical,…
CleanerCleaner (2007)
Dir. Renny Harlin
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris, Eva Mendes
Noir–ish thriller stars Sam Jackson as an ex–cop–turned–crime–scene–cleaner who inadvertently finds himself…
Resurrecting the ChampResurrecting the Champ (2007)
Dir. Rod Lurie
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett, Dakota Goyo
Character–driven drama focused on a young sports reporter (Hartnett) who tries to resurrect the career of a homeless man (Jackson) who he…
JumperJumper (2008)
Dir. Doug Liman
Feat. Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell
Pea–brained, wildly disjointed sci–fi chase flick from the director of THE BOURNE IDENTITY centres on a 'jumper' (Christensen) whose…
Gospel HillGospel Hill (2008)
Dir. Giancarlo Esposito
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Danny Glover, Julia Stiles
Well–meaning, but congested melodrama set in the Deep South where a corporation selling out the underclass to white developers reignites racial…
Spirit, TheSpirit, The (2008)
Dir. Frank Miller
Feat. Jaime King, Gabriel Macht, Eva Mendes
Hollow directorial debut from comic book artist Miller centered around a rookie cop who comes back from the dead to fight crime as the stylish…
Lakeview TerraceLakeview Terrace (2008)
Dir. Neil LaBute
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington
Creepy suburban thriller focused on obsessive cop Abel Turner (Jackson) who will stop at nothing to rid his 'perfect' neighbourhood of an interracial…
Soul MenSoul Men (2008)
Dir. Malcolm D Lee
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, Sean Hayes
Fitfully amusing musical comedy with Jackson and Mac starring as two estranged soul singers traveling cross–country together to sing at a…
Afro Samurai ResurrectionAfro Samurai Resurrection (2009)
Dir. Fuminori Kizaki
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Lucy Liu, Mark Hamill
Stylish sequel reprises the Samuel L. Jackson–voiced Afro Samurai, here coming out of retirement to fend off a sadistic villainess. Garnished…
Astro BoyAstro Boy (2009) Recommended
Dir. David Bowers
Feat. Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell
A gleaming Hollywood update of the classic Japanese serial about a young robot traveling the world and discovering what it means to be human.…
Mother and ChildMother and Child (2009)
Dir. Rodrigo Garcia
Feat. Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington
Thoughtfully handled ensemble drama focuses on the maternal and filial ties that bind, centered around three women; an unhappy therapist, the…
Other Guys, TheOther Guys, The (2010)
Dir. Adam McKay
Feat. Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Samuel L. Jackson
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg make for incompatible partners in this absurdist buddy–cop homage from the dir. of STEP BROTHERS and TALLADEGA…
Iron Man 2Iron Man 2 (2010)
Dir. Jon Favreau
Feat. Robert Downey Jnr., Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson
Spiffy, if routine blockbuster sequel finds Robert Downey Jr. reveling in his new–found celebrity as Iron Man while attracting the unwanted…
UnthinkableUnthinkable (2010)
Dir. Gregor Jordan
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Michael Sheen
Troubling psychological thriller with Sheen as a terrorist suspect who won't divulge the whereabouts of rogue nuclear weapons, Jackson and Moss…
Captain America: The First AvengerCaptain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Dir. Joe Johnston
Feat. Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Tommy Lee Jones
Marvel's iconic superhero is reborn in this big, brash blockbuster, about a feeble military reject who is transformed into an ultimate solider by a…
Sunset Limited, TheSunset Limited, The (2011) Recommended
Dir. Tommy Lee Jones
Feat. Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson
Cormac McCarthy's one–room play is animated by the mesmerizing acting of Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson in this intense two–hander…
Avengers, TheAvengers, The (Marvel's Avengers) (2012) Recommended
Dir. Joss Whedon
Feat. Robert Downey Jnr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson
Barnstorming blockbuster with Marvel's premier superheroes joining forces to combat Thor's evil brother Loki and his alien army. Skilfully helmed…
Django UnchainedDjango Unchained (2012) Recommended
Dir. Quentin Tarantino
Feat. Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio
A cracking blaxploitation western from Quentin Tarantino, about a liberated slave who, with the help of a German bounty hunter, sets out to rescue…
Adventures in ZambeziaAdventures in Zambezia (Zambezia) (2012)
Dir. Wayne Thornley
Feat. Leonard Nimoy, Abigail Breslin, Jeff Goldblum
A wing–tipped animated adventure set in Africa, about a spirited young falcon who, with the help of his bird friends, must rescue his father…
TurboTurbo (2013)
Dir. David Soren
Feat. Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena
Fuel–injected snails race to compete in the Indy 500 in this zippy animated adventure, firmly in the spirit of Pixar's winning CARS.
Old BoyOld Boy (2013)
Dir. Spike Lee
Feat. Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley
Spike Lee remakes Park Chan–wook's devastating revenge film about a man kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for 20 years without…
RobocopRobocop (2014)
Dir. José Padilha
Feat. Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton
Paul Verhoeven's electric blockbuster about a tormented robotic supercop is rebooted for the 21st century.
Captain America: The Winter SoldierCaptain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Recommended
Dir. Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Feat. Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson
The Marvel juggernaut rolls on with this colossal sequel to the Captain America storyline, in which Steve Rogers must clear his name after being…
Kingsman: The Secret ServiceKingsman: The Secret Service (2014) Recommended
Dir. Matthew Vaughn
Feat. Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson
Good–natured, violent spoof in which gentleman spy Colin Firth recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the ultra–competitive…
Big GameBig Game (2014)
Dir. Jalmari Helander
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Felicity Huffman
Bonkers actioner with Sam Jackson as the U.S. President relying on a teenager for aid after Air Force One crash lands in Finnish forest.
Avengers: Age of UltronAvengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Dir. Joss Whedon
Feat. Robert Downey Jnr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo
More Marvel mayhem has the team forced to reassemble after Tony Stark and Bruce Banner awaken a long dormant peacekeeping program.
Hateful Eight, TheHateful Eight, The (2015)
Dir. Quentin Tarantino
Feat. Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh
An extremely bloody western from Tarantino that features a typically stellar cast as a group of miscreants and misanthropes holed up in a cabin in a…
Chi-RaqChi-Raq (2015)
Dir. Spike Lee
Feat. Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Teyonah Parris
Brilliant Spike Lee musical transposing the classical Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes into the setting of a Chicago neighbourhood beset by gang…
Legend of Tarzan, TheLegend of Tarzan, The (2016)
Dir. David Yates
Feat. Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson
Alexander Skarsgard swings into the role of Tarzan who having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to…
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenMiss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Recommended
Dir. Tim Burton
Feat. Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson
Tim Burton's spectacular adaptation of the young adult fantasy novel about a teenager who discovers a portal to a different time in coastal Wales…
Kong: Skull IslandKong: Skull Island (2017)
Feat. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson
When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster…
Hitman's Bodyguard, TheHitman's Bodyguard, The (2017)
Dir. Patrick Hughes
Feat. Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman
Smart–ass action shennanigans with Ryan Reynolds hired as a bodyguard to protect hitman Samuel L. Jackson who has to testify at the…
GlassGlass (2018)
Dir. M. Night Shyamalan
Feat. Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy
An ambitious, unconventional superhero thriller that provides an intersection between the director M. Night Shyamalan's previous films Unbreakable…
Captain MarvelCaptain Marvel (2019) Recommended
Dir. Anna Campion, Ryan Fleck
Feat. Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn
Thoroughly enjoyable entry into the bloated Marvel Franchise, notable for being the first one to be female–led and female co–directed.…
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSpider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Recommended
Dir. Jon Watts
Feat. Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal
Marvel–lous sequel to the hugely successful reboot 'Spider–Man: Homecoming', this follows the events of 'Avengers: Endgame', with Peter…

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