Can You Name All of These Samuel L. Jackson Movies From an Image?


By: Jonnathan Chadwick

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About This Quiz

In 2011, Samuel L. Jackson became the highest-grossing actor of all time. As of 2019, his films have grossed more than $16 billion worldwide. He started acting in the 1970s and has close to 200 film credits to his name. He's teamed up with Spike Lee five times, Quentin Tarantino six times and the Marvel Universe nine times. He's worked with almost everyone in Hollywood and he's nowhere close to done.

At 70 years old, he's one of the most influential baby boomers in the world and one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood. He starred in five movies in 2019 and has another five on the way. He's portrayed superheroes, supervillains, detectives, engineers, hitmen, secret agents and too much more to list. Quite simply, if you've watched a movie that was released in the past 40 years, there's a really good chance you watched a Samuel L. Jackson movie.

Through all the movies, he's only been nominated for one Academy Award and has never won, but with that being said, he's been in "Jurassic Park," "Star Wars," "The Avengers," "Iron Man," "Coming to America," "Pulp Fiction," "Goodfellas" and more, so all is forgiven. He has one of the most recognizable voices in Hollywood and his style is unmistakable. Take a look at these images and see if you can name the Samuel L. Jackson movie based on a screenshot.

Samuel L. Jackson scored his only Oscar nod playing Jules Winnfield in this Tarantino classic. What is it?

This 1994 mob classic is one of Quentin Tarantino's most popular movies and one of Samuel L. Jackson's best performances. The film picked up several nominations and won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.


Have you seen this film about a plane hijacked by something poisonous?

When the mob has to kill a witness set to testify against them, they opt to use poisonous snakes trained to kill in this 2006 action film. Samuel L. Jackson plays an FBI agent who takes it upon himself to save the plane from disaster.


Jackson faces off against Jaime Foxx in this Tarantino film set in the 1850s. Do you know it?

Samuel L. Jackson has appeared in a majority of Quentin Tarantino's movies, and this 2012 hit was the fifth time the duo paired up for a feature film. Jackson plays a house slave on a southern plantation run by Leonardo DiCaprio.


Do you know this monster movie that features Sam Jackson?

King Kong returned to the big screen in the 2017 film "Kong: Skull Island." Jackson was joined by an all-star cast that included Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and John Goodman. "Godzilla vs. Kong," its sequel, opens Nov. 20, 2020.


A bounty hunter, a fugitive, a sheriff, a confederate general and others find themselves snowbound in Wyoming in this Tarantino film. What is it?

Samuel L. Jackson plays one of his most sinister characters in this Tarantino film set in Wyoming after the Civil War. The story is filled with Old West characters and the film is full of extra-wide camera shots.


Can you name this adventure film that is one of Jackson's highest-grossing films?

Samuel L. Jackson portrayed Mace Windu in the trilogy of Star Wars prequels that were released between 1999 and 2005. "The Revenge of the Sith" is considered by many to be the best film of the prequel trilogy.


Can you name this film where Jackson plays a fragile supervillain confined to a wheelchair?

Samuel L. Jackson teamed up with Bruce Willis for "Pulp Fiction" in 1994, "Die Hard with a Vengeance" in 1995 and this 2000 hit film directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Jackson plays a complicated supervillain in the film.


You've probably seen Nick Fury in a bunch of films. Do you know this one?

Marvel has released 21 feature films and Samuel L. Jackson has been in nine of them, so you've probably seen Nick Fury in a film or two. Here he stars alongside Robert Downey Jr. as he tries to save the world in "Iron Man 2."


Can you name this Eddie Murphy classic featuring Samuel L. Jackson as a foul-mouthed stickup guy?

"Coming to America" is one of Eddie Murphy's most popular films. Murphy plays a prince who moves to New York City and picks up a job in a fast-food restaurant. One day the restaurant is robbed by a shotgun-toting Samuel L. Jackson.


The bride continues her quest for revenge in this kung fu film. Do you know it?

Samuel L. Jackson has a brief cameo in this Tarantino film starring Uma Thruman as a bride seeking vengeance. You can see him playing the piano during the bride's wedding. He starred alongside Thurman in the 1993 hit "Pulp Fiction."


Audiences finally got a sequel to "Unbreakable" in 2019. Can you name it?

M. Night Shymalan revisited Samuel L. Jackson's Mr. Glass in this sequel to the 2000 hit "Unbreakable." It also serves as a crossover with another M. Night Shymalan movie, "Split," starring James McAvoy.


Samuel L. Jackson teamed up with Quentin Tarantino again for this crime film starring Pam Grier and Robert De Niro. Can you name it?

This was Quentin Tarantino's third film and his second time teaming up with Samuel L. Jackson. Pam Grier stars as the title character in the film. She plays a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of a smuggling operation.


Do you know this sleek spy comedy starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton and Sam Jackson?

Sam Jackson plays a dapper, but completely insane, villain in this box office hit that's gone on to include a sequel, "Kingsman: The Golden Circle," and a prequel, "The King's Man." Michael Caine and Mark Strong round out the impressive cast.


Do you know this real-life high school basketball coach who suspended his undefeated team because they got bad grades?

"Coach Carter" is based on the story of Richmond High School boys basketball coach Ken Carter. Coach Carter decided to suspend his team since they didn't attain the grades they promised they would. His story became a film in 2005.


A family of superheroes escapes to the suburbs but ends up saving the world in what animated adventure film?

Samuel L. Jackson voices the character of Frozone in this 2004 animated film from Pixar. Frozone is best friends with The Incredibles, who are a family of superheroes who want to retire and live a peaceful life, but duty keeps calling.


Ryan Reynolds plays Samuel L. Jackson's bodyguard in this 2017 comedy. What's the name?

Reynolds and Jackson make a hilarious odd couple in this action-comedy. In a notable supporting role, Salma Hayek plays Jackson's wife. Grossing $176 million at the worldwide box office, a sequel called "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard" is currently in the works.


Can you name this fantastical Tim Burton movie based on a young adult book series?

Jackson's creepy Mr. Barron hunts peculiar children with the help of his Wight and Hollow followers. He can shapeshift to look different but must wear contacts to disguise his white eyes.


Jackson teamed up with Bruce Willis one year after they co-starred in "Pulp Fiction." Do you know this movie?

"Die Hard" was released in 1988. "Die Hard 2" was released in 1990 and this third installment was released in 1995. Bruce Willis reprises his role as John McClane and Jackson plays Zeus Carver, an NYC locksmith who gets caught up in everything.


Do you know this film where he plays the top engineer for a dinosaur theme park?

Samuel L. Jackson played the lead engineer for the theme park in this film and he was supposed to have a larger role in the movie. Bad weather during filming forced production to get cut short and Jackson's role was reduced.


"Who's the man that would risk his neck for his brother, man?" Which Samuel L. Jackson movie is this?

The original "Shaft" film was released in 1971 and starred Richard Roundtree as detective John Shaft. The 2000 reboot featured Jackson as John Shaft's nephew, also named John Shaft. The 2019 reboot also features Jackson but centers around Shaft's son, JJ Shaft.


The only thing worse than fighting sharks is fighting super sharks. Do you know this film?

Samuel L. Jackson plays a corporate executive sent to observe a lab where scientists are experimenting on sharks,. It doesn't go well for him, and the entire crew has to fight off super sharks to survive. The movie is set in an underwater facility.


In what movie does Jackson play a detective who helps an amnesiac remember her past?

"The Long Kiss Goodnight" was released in 1996 and is set in Los Angeles during the Christmas season. Jackson plays one of the main characters tasked with helping a woman remember her past life as a deadly secret agent.


Can you name this Star Wars film where you can see Samuel L. Jackson playing Mace Windu?

Samuel Jackson portrays high member of the Jedi Council Mace Windu in three films in the Star Wars franchise. The movies are some of the most successful he's been a part of, and a big reason why he became the highest-grossing actor of all time.


What's this film about a Mississippi blues musician who takes care of a troubled runaway?

Sam Jackson stars alongside Cristina Ricci and Justin Timberlake in this 2006 drama set in the Tennessee countryside. When Jackson finds a badly beaten woman on the side of the road, he takes her captive in an attempt to help her.


Matthew McConaughey and Samuel L. Jackson star in this 1996 crime drama based on a John Grisham novel. Do you know it?

Samuel L. Jackson stars as a vengeful father in this drama set in Mississippi. He gets revenge on the criminals who harmed his daughter, which leads to him being charged with murder. Matthew McConaughey plays the lawyer tasked with defending Jackson.


Which film features Samuel L. Jackson and The Rock as two of the greatest detectives in history?

Samuel L. Jackson and The Rock quickly meet their fate in this film, leaving the other guys, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, to fill their shoes. Wahlberg and Ferrell embark on an epic journey to become the city's top cops.


Have you seen this National Lampoon buddy cop satire starring Samuel L. Jackson and Emilio Estevez?

National Lampoon is known for its comedy movies, and this satirical 1993 film is one of the lesser-known films. Sam Jackson and Emilio Estevez take aim at all the buddy cop action films of the decade in this film.


This is what happens when two stubborn people get into a car crash. Do you know the film?

Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Affleck star as two drivers who get into a minor car crash and hold a grudge over it. Each man tries to ruin the other's life in this 2002 thriller set in New York City. They eventually get over their differences and work things out.


Wesley Snipes plays a successful architect and Samuel L. Jackson plays his underachieving brother in this Spike Lee film. What is it?

Wesley Snipes has an affair with his secretary in this 1991 film about interracial marriage. Samuel L. Jackson plays the drug-addicted brother who steals money and items from the family. It was the fourth time Jackson and Lee teamed up for a feature film.


Samuel L. Jackson teamed up with Spike Lee to narrate this 2015 musical crime drama. Do you know it?

"Chi-Raq" is based on the Greek play "Lysistrata," where women withhold sex in an attempt to stop men from fighting in war. This modern spin on the poem stars Nick Cannon and Wesley Snipes as gang members in inner-city Chicago.


Do you know this movie set in Harlem where Sam Jackson teamed up with Tupac?

"Juice" was rapper Tupac's first major film and was released at the height of his stardom. Samuel L. Jackson plays a small role in the film about four teens in Harlem who get caught up in a life of crime.


A Chicago police officer has to commit the crime he's spent his life fighting in this film. What is it?

Samuel L. Jackson plays a hostage negotiator who gets framed for murder in this 1998 action thriller. He resorts to kidnapping and holding hostages in order to prove his innocence. Kevin Spacey stars in the film as the city's other top hostage negotiator.


Samuel L. Jackson reprises his role as Nick Fury in this Marvel film. What is it?

Brie Larson plays the title hero in this film that was released in 2019. Immortal agent Nick Fury helps Captain Marvel learn her history and harness her powers. Larson reportedly trained four hours a day for more than nine months for the role.


Do you know this Spike Lee joint about racial tensions boiling over in hot weather?

Racial tensions rise with the temperature in this 1989 Spike Lee classic. The film is set in Brooklyn during a hot and humid summer. Samuel L. Jackson plays a radio host in the film. It was the second time he teamed up with director Spike Lee.


Can you name this 2018 Marvel movie that's one of the highest-grossing films of all time?

Samuel L. Jackson is the highest-grossing actor of all time, and a lot of that has to do with his work in the "Avengers" franchise. All four movies rank in the top 10 highest-grossing films worldwide and Jackson plays Nick Fury in all of them.


Do you know this film where Samuel L. Jackson plays a mysterious salesman?

Brie Larson directed and stars in this film that was released by Netflix in 2019. Jackson's character is simply called "The Salesman" and he offers to sell Brie Larson a unicorn. It's the fifth film Larson and Jackson have worked on together.


Can you name this Spike Lee college tale that takes place at the fictional Mission University?

"School Daze" is a movie about college kids and college life, but Samuel L. Jackson plays one of the town's locals. He's fed up with all the college kids who come into town for part of the year and act like they own the place.


Can you name this thriller about an inner city teacher pushed to the edge by his students?

"One Eight Seven" stands for the police code for homicide. Samuel L. Jackson plays a high school teacher from NYC who takes up a substitute teaching job in Los Angeles. He quickly realizes his LA students are just as bad as his NYC students.


In what film does Samuel L. Jackson play a father who teaches his son about life by playing chess?

Fresh is a 12-year-old kid in Brooklyn who starts working with local gangsters to help make money for his family. His father, Jackson, is rarely in his life but occasionally pops up to teach him life lessons over games of chess.


Stacks Edwards was a real person who took part in one of the biggest heists in the country. Can you name this gangster movie?

The Lufthansa heist in 1978 was the largest cash heist in America at the time and thieves got away with $5 million in cash. Samuel L. Jackson plays "Stacks" Edwards in the movie "Goodfellas." His job in the movie was to get rid of the getaway van.


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