Welcome to The Actor’s Best. In round 3, we have Samuel L. Jackson. Here is, in my opinion, Samuel L. Jackson’s top 5 movies.
5: Kingsman: The Secret Service
In Kingsman, a young teenager is recruited to a Secret Service Agency by a dapper agent as they try to take down a twisted tech billionaire (Jackson) before he unleashes a worldwide killing spree. Kingsman is a hilarious spy film, boasting action at every turn, and I don’t want to spoil anything, but the church scene was just incredible.
4: The Negotiator
In The Negotiator, Danny Roman (Jackson) is known as the best police hostage negotiator in the city of Chicago. But, after a friend warns him that someone is stealing money from a disability fund, that friend is found dead. All evidence points to Danny as the murderer. Seeing as nobody believes he is innocent, Roman starts taking hostages. Then, Danny orders to talk to Chris Sabian (Kevin Spacey) and after hearing Roman’s demands, the two skilled negotiators begin a very tensed conversation. This movie was a well thought-out movie, and the chemistry between Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey is great.
3: The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight, the eighth film by legendary director Quentin Tarantino, tells a story about bounty hunters. In this film, a bounty hunter known as “The Hangman”(Kurt Russell) is on his way to town called Red Rock with his prisoner. Along the way, they encounter another bounty hunter (Jackson) and a man who claims to be a sheriff, in the middle of a blizzard. While trying to find a shelter, they meet another four strangers, all with different personalities and stories to tell, and the eight slowly learn they might not get to Red Rock after all. After watching this film, I can safely say that I know of no other director that has as good dialogue as Tarantino, and I am quickly becoming a fan of his films. I can also safely say that The Hateful Eight is one of my favorite films.
2: Die Hard 3: With a Vengeance
In this timeless classic, Detective John McClane (Bruce Willis) teams up with Zeus Carver (Samuel L. Jackson) to stop a cryptic terrorist from bombing NYC, in a huge risky game of “Simon Says.” The great thing I love about this film, along with the other Die Hard films, is its replay value. I have watched every film in the Die Hard series at least (I am not exaggerating) 6 times each, and it never seems to get boring. Definitely a must see movie if you haven’t already.
1: Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction is a timeless classic that tells the story of two mob hit men, a boxer, and a gangster’s wife. Here are five reasons why you have to watch this film.
***WARNING: SPOILER ALERT!***
- Pulp Fiction is arguably Quentin Tarantino’s best film, and this film really made him stand out.
- Pulp Fiction is arguably one of the BEST movies of the 20th century. It won 55 awards, including an Oscar, and a Golden Globe Award. It is also in Time’s 100 best movies of all time list, and is ranked number 7 in IMDb’s top 250 rated movies.
- It stars great actors like John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, and Bruce Willis. This movie also jump-started Samuel L. Jackson’s acting career, and this film is his best, still to this day.
- This movie has great replay ability. You can keep watching this film over and over again and still enjoy it.
- This is one of the most quotable movies. Simple as that. My two favorite quotes are:
So that’s why you should watch Pulp Fiction. One last thing, if you haven’t watch this already, I strongly recommend you watch this video showing all the great parts in the film.
If I were to rate Pulp Fiction out of 100, I would give it a 99, because it’s pretty damn near perfection.
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