Top 42 Samuel L Jackson Movies on Netflix



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Samuel L. Jackson is one of Hollywood’s most iconic actors. His portrayal of characters is second to none. He has been an action hero, a hitman, a sports coach, and even a Jedi.

Is there is no role that this man can’t do?

In this article I will be listing the top 42 Samuel L. Jackson movies on Netflix, discussing what the movie is about, and showing you how to access each and every one of these films on Netflix regardless of what country you’re in.

Ready to get your Samuel L. Jackson on? Let’s jump right in.

Oh, can you guess what our #1 is? No skipping to the end! Let me know if you were right in the comments.

How to watch these on Netflix

When it comes to online streaming platforms, Netflix is one of the largest around. In fact, you might not know this but each country has its own collection of movies and TV shows available to them on Netflix.

Each of the regional Netflix libraries is locked to that country, so depending on where you live depends on what selection of films and shows you get.

All of the following 42 Samuel L. Jackson movies are available on Netflix, but not in every country.

However, you can unlock any Netflix region by using a VPN app.

I recommend using ExpressVPN as they’re super-easy to use and offer a 30-day money back guarantee, but you can check out NordVPN and Surfshark too. The choice is yours!

You will notice that at the end of each movie on my list, I’ll tell you what regions to connect your VPN to, so you will be able to access every one of Samuel L. Jackson’s films on my list.

42. Cell

Set in New England, a desperate man tries to get his family to safety when a mysterious signal is broadcast through people’s cell phones, turning them into murderous psychopaths.

A band of survivors try to navigate this new world that is full of chaos and to avoid the bloodthirsty monsters that are relentlessly hunting them down.

It would be hard to imagine something like this happening, but it would be terrifying.

Available in regions: Japan.

41. Freedomland

Starting in a medical centre in Dempsey, New Jersey. A woman named Brenda Martin enters with some minor injuries. She claims that she is the victim of a carjacking and her son has been taken by a black male.

In response to this report, the local police department sends out Detective Lorenzo Council, who happens to be black, to investigate and to document her story.

Things take a turn for the worse when Brenda’s brother, who is also a cop accuses Lorenzo of protecting “his own” people.

With distrust growing amongst all parties and more children going missing, something needs to be done, and fast.

Available in regions: France, Italy, Japan, and Spain.

40. XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage

After spending years in exile, Xander Cage is back and is more explosive than ever.

The extreme sports enthusiast come CIA agent is re-recruited to find and retrieve “Pandora’s Box”, a case containing a state of the art military device that has the ability to turn any satellite into a warhead.

Xander builds his own team of like-minded adrenaline junkies to save the day in the most exciting way.

Available in regions: UK.

39. Twisted

Jessica Shepard is one of the San Francisco Police Departments rising stars. She recently solved a huge case involving a serial killer. Her recently deceased father’s ex-police partner John Mills takes her under his wing and couldn’t be prouder of her achievements.

After a string of one night stands, Jessica finds herself in a sticky situation that sees her interviewing one of her lovers for a string of murders. Things take a wild turn that leaves Jessica as a suspect in the case she is currently working on.

With the other detectives growing suspicious of Jessica, she must work hard to prove that she is innocent.

Available in regions: Hong Kong.

38. Big Game

The President of the United States is left stranded in the Finnish wilderness after terrorists shoot down Airforce One.

He is discovered by a 13-year-old boy who has been sent into the wild to hunt deer and prove his manhood. But instead, he finds himself having to protect the most powerful man on the planet as the terrorists come looking to finish their job and assassinate the President.

As the Pentagon watches from a satellite feed, Oskari and the President endure one of the most unbelievable 24 hours they have ever experienced.

Available in regions: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Japan, and the Netherlands.

37. Barely Lethal

Megan Walsh isn’t your normal teenage girl, she is a highly trained assassin that the government has trained since birth. While on a mission, she notices that other teenage girls her age are enjoying their lives and having fun.

She decides to leave the mission midway through and enrolls in a student exchange programme to try and experience the life she has always wanted. Her plan is a success and she is placed with a foster family, however, she didn’t expect teenage life to be as challenging as it is.

Available in regions: Canada and India.

36. Snakes On A Plane

While riding his Motorcross bike in Hawaii, Sean Jones witnesses a murder of a high ranking American prosecutor by a mobster named Eddie Kim.

The FBI convinces Sean to testify so that they can finally put Kim away in prison, however to do so he must travel to Los Angeles under FBI guard.

Unknowing to them, Eddie Kim has placed hundreds of venomous sneaks on the plane that will be released midway through the flight in the hope that it will crash and kill Sean, stopping him from testifying.

This brilliant B-movie will entertain you.

Available in regions: Israel and Lithuania.

35. Unicorn Store

Failed artist Kit has no choice but to move back in with her parents. One day she receives a mysterious letter from a salesman inviting her to his store that sells everything you have ever wanted.

When she visits the store, he offers to sell her something she has always dreamed of… a unicorn.

This bizarre comedy will bring a smile to your face.

Available in regions: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK, and the United States.

34. Oldboy

In this psychological thriller, an advertising executive named Joe Doucett is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years. One day he is let loose and he decides to investigate who orchestrated his kidnapping and intends on seeking revenge on everyone involved.

However, while on his mission for revenge, he discovers that he is still in a web of conspiracy and torture.

Will he manage to figure out what is actually going on?

Available in regions: South Africa, Spain, and the UK.

33. Reasonable Doubt

Mitch Brockton, an upcoming district attorney flees the scene after running somebody over. A man named Clinton Davies is found with the body and is charged with murder. Mitch finds that his next prosecution is that of Clinton for the crime that Mitch himself had committed.

Mitch’s life starts to fall apart, and the only man that can save him is the same man that will destroy his life forever.

Will Mitch come forward with the truth, or will he let an innocent man go to prison?

Available in regions: South Korea.

32. Adventures In Zambezia

Set in the majestic Victoria falls, Zambezia, a young falcon visiting Bird City learns all about his origins and helps defend the city against a common enemy. In doing so, he gets what he has always dreamt of, being part of a community.

This light-hearted animated movie is great to watch with kids and will even entertain most parents too.

Available in regions: Belgium, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, and Turkey.

31. Deep Blue Sea

While trying to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, a group of scientists on an offshore research base find a way to enlarge a group of sharks brains. However, things don’t go to plan when the sharks become extremely smart and decide that they will escape the confines of their enclosure.

The base begins to sink, and the intelligent sharks are on the hunt for any survivors.

This was actually the first movie I ever watched on DVD back in 1999, it still gets the heart going to this day.

Available in regions: Argentina, Brazil, France, Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa, and South Korea.

30. XXX

Thrill-seeking Xander Cage has his first outing working as a new breed of spy for the NSA.

His mission: To infiltrate a deadly Russian gang and stop the sale of weapons that could change the world forever.

Xander is no ordinary spy, his outlandish stunts and thrill-seeking have him approach each situation unlike anything anybody has seen before.

This film is the epitome of action.

Available in regions: France, Japan, Portugal, and Spain.

29. Shaft (2000)

New York Police Detective John Shaft investigates a very sensitive case where a billionaires son Walter Wade Jr murders a young black man during a racial attack.

During the arrest, Walter continues to hurl racist abuse at Shaft, which causes him to hit Walter. Due to Walter’s “mistreatment,” he is let out on bail and he flees the country.

Two years later, Walter returns to the United States to face trial for the murder he committed and to silence the only witness who could put him away. Shaft must locate the witness before it’s too late.

Available in regions: Brazil, Hong Kong, Mexico, Portugal, and Singapore.

28. S.W.A.T

During a violent bank robbery, two S.W.A.T members make a mistake causing an innocent member of the public being shot.

One is fired (Gamble), and the other is suspended (Street). A few months later, Street is tasked with forming his own SWAT team, and he picks 3 rookies along with 3 existing SWAT members.

It doesn’t take long for them to get their first job, to stop crime boss Alex Montell from escaping police custody. This won’t be easy, as Montell has promised $100,000,000 to anybody who succeeds.

Available in regions: Australia, Belgium, Japan, Romania, and Turkey.

27. Robocop (2014)

This action-packed remake tells the origin story of Robocop.

When Alex Murphy is critically injured during a police call-out, a robotics company named OmniCorp use state of the art robotics to augment his body and create what they deem as the ultimate police officer.

The problem is, the power-hungry CEOs want to wipe his human memories and have his body run off of a computer chip that can be controlled, but Murphy has other ideas.

Available in regions: Belgium and France.

26. Lakeview Terrace

Set in California, a white man named Chris and his African-American wife Lisa move into a small gated community.

However, their racist and somewhat crazy next-door neighbour takes a disliking to the couple’s relationship and makes their lives a living hell. There is just one problem, he is an LAPD officer, which means they can’t call the police.

Available in regions: Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico.

25. The Legend Of Tarzan

John Clayton (Tarzan) was raised by a band of apes in the Congo after his parents are killed. Years pass and he eventually finds himself living in London.

One day he decides to return to the Congo to stop the atrocities that King Leopold is committing to the people of the Congo.

When he arrives with his wife Jane, the two are captured by the king’s men and Jane is kidnapped.

John must once again become the man that most men used to fear, Tarzan.

Available in regions: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Italy, Japan, Mexico, and South Korea.

24. Turbo

When a speed-obsessed snail has a freak accident that leaves him with super speed, he gets his chance to compete in the fastest race in the world, the Indianapolis 500.

Together with his streetwise snail crew, they prepare to put him through what will be one of the toughest challenges of his life.

Will he achieve his dreams?

This animated movie is great to watch with your whole family.

Available in regions: Romania, South Korea, and Sweden.

23. Shaft (2019)

When the son he has never met (JJ Shaft) comes looking for him to help him investigate the death of a close friend. The now private eye John Shaft discovers that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and that the two make an unlikely team.

It turns out JJ Shaft is onto something and his friend’s death might be a murder.

This reboot of the Shaft movies was both funny and action-packed, very entertaining, and will have you laughing all the way through. As far as reboots go, this is great.

Available in regions: Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, and the UK.

22. Basic

After a legendary drill sergeant goes missing along with four of his special forces operatives, an ex ranger and now DEA agent Tom Hardy finds himself in the middle of an investigation that has baffled many.

When two survivors are found, Tom hopes he can finally figure out what happened. However, neither men are very co-operative, both with conflicting stories that lead Tom down a rabbit hole of twists and turns.

Will he figure out what happened? You’ll have to watch the movie to find out.

Available in regions: Japan.

21. The Other Guys

Terry and Allen have had no luck working in the NYPD, both have been ridiculed and resigned to boring desk jobs.

However, when they receive a lead that could give them the breakthrough they need to crack a case wide open, the two unlikely heroes are on a mission to bring the criminals they are after to justice.

The only problem is that the pair of them have very different approaches to police work.

Available in regions: Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, South Africa, Spain, United States, and the UK.

20. Kong Skull Island

A down and out monster chaser convinces the US Military to accompany him and his research team to a remote and uncharted island. However, the team is in for a shock as there will be a HUGE surprise waiting to greet them on the island.

The island’s wildlife is scary and unique, giving the research team everything they wanted to make their mark on history. But, will they manage to escape the island before it consumes them?

Available in regions: Belgium, Brazil, France, and Germany.

19. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

While looking through his grandfather’s old photographs, Jacob discovers a mystery that spans over many lifetimes. It’s not long before he discovers Miss Peregrine and her magical home, where she looks after a group of children with unique gifts.

Jacob soon discovers that he has an extraordinary gift, one that could protect all of his new friends from their enemies.

This family adventure is a fun movie that your kids will love.

Available in regions: South Korea.

18. Life Itself

Life itself tells the tale of a couple living in New York City as they go through their relationship from dating to marriage. Throughout their life the unexpected twists that occur have reverberations across the world, spanning through many lifetimes.

If you like romantic dramas, then you will love watching this movie.

Available in regions: Australia, Lithuania, and Spain.

17. The Long Kiss Goodnight

Suburban homemaker Samantha Caine lives with her 8-year-old daughter in Honesdale, PA. However, when she has an accident resulting in hitting her head, she begins to remember her previous life as a highly trained assassin.

Her old comrades Mitch and Charly track her down and try to kill her.

However, the more she remembers, the deadlier and more resourceful she becomes, making it one hell of a job to kill her.

Available in regions: Australia, Lithuania, and Hong Kong.

16. The Patriot Games

When former CIA analyst Jack Ryan is having a vacation in the UK, he witnesses an assassination attempt on a British royal family member.

Jack then finds himself the terrorist’s next target, along with his family.

He rejoins the CIA to hunt down the terrorist cell that planned the attack and to prevent any other people from getting hurt, protecting his family in the process.

If you are a fan of the Jack Ryan franchise, then you will love this movie.

Available in regions: France, Hong Kong, Lithuania, Romania, South Korea, and Singapore.

15. The Hitman’s Bodyguard

When the world’s number 1 bodyguard gets a new client, he quickly finds out that he has taken on more than he bargained for. His new client happens to be one of the world’s deadliest assassins, who is being hunted by a very dangerous dictator and all of his men.

The bodyguard’s policy is “boring is safe” and intends to keep his client out of trouble by remaining off the radar. However, his client is volatile, smart, and doesn’t like to sit around.

This movie is the perfect combination of action and comedy.

Available in regions: Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Japan, and Romania.

14. Iron Man 2

Now that the entire world is aware that playboy billionaire Tony Stark is, in fact, Iron Man, Tony finds his life has changed forever.

He faces enemies on both sides of the law, the US government wants him to turn over his inventions so that they can weaponise them, and a powerful new enemy emerges who wants nothing but to bring him down.

Tony finds himself having to forge new alliances to ensure that his technology doesn’t fall into the wrong hands while saving the world in the process.

If you are a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, then you will love this movie.

Available in regions: Germany and Switzerland.

13. Coach Carter

Based on the life of controversial coach Ken Carter this brilliant biographical drama tells the amazing story of his time coaching a basketball team in a poor area of Richmond, California.

In 1999, Carter accepts a coaching position of a down and out basketball team. When he arrives, he is shocked to discover the team’s poor attitudes towards the game, to him, and to life in general.

He decides to turn this team around and make them all sign contracts that ensure that they are well-mannered, dress correctly, and don’t shirk on their duties.

It isn’t an easy job, but what he did with the team changed all of their lives forever.

Available in regions: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, and the UK.

12. Menace II Society

Set in Watts, California, a young man named Caine Lawson finds himself trying to escape a violent existence after graduating from high school.

The problem is, in the area he is from there are two paths become a criminal or become a victim. Neither are appealing options for Caine as he realises the path he has been going down isn’t how he wants to live his life.

Life isn’t going to make it easy for him to change, with moral quandaries thrown his way at every turn, he will need to do what he deems is best to achieve the life he wants.

Available in regions: South Korea and the UK.

11. Spider-Man: Far From Home

Set in the events after The Avengers: Endgame (2019), Peter Parker finds himself in need of a much-needed break.

When a school trip to Europe comes up, he decides to leave his superhero life at home and try to enjoy the trip as a normal teenager.

However, fate has other plans for him. When a mysterious new enemy emerges, attacking several cities and threatening the fate of the world, Peter must don the Spiderman costume yet again, but this time in a place that is far from home.

Available in regions: Hong Kong, Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, and South Korea.

10. Die Hard: With A Vengeance

John McClain returns in his third instalment of the action-packed Die Hard franchise.

This time, a mysterious enemy known as Simon is giving John a list of tasks that he needs to perform to prevent a host of bombs from going off in Harlem and the surrounding areas.

With some help from a Harlem electrician, the pair race across the city to solve a whole host of puzzles to defuse each bomb. Things take a turn for the worse when a bomb goes off near the country’s largest federal reserve, causing things to get a little bit heated.

Yippee-Ki- yay.

Available in regions: Germany and South Korea.

9. Afro Samurai

Set in a bizarre world where guns, kimonos, and swords are a way of life, a black samurai named Afro Samurai seeks vengeance on the man who killed his father.

However, the man who killed his father happens to be the worlds no.1 fighter, leaving Afro no choice but to become No.2 and challenge him to a fight.

On his path to vengeance, he fights thugs, monks, and bounty hunters who also have desires of taking the No.2 spot so they can challenge the top fighter.

If you enjoy action-packed anime-styled movies, then you will enjoy this dark story.

Available in regions: Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and South Korea.

8. Kingsman: The Secret Service

Young delinquent Eggsy finds himself in a spot of trouble with the law when he attacks one of his stepfather’s creepy friends. While he is being held in a cell, a mysterious man posts his bail and informs him that he used to work with Eggsy’s late father.

Eggsy finds out that his father was, in fact, a highly trained international spy who worked for a group named The Kingsmen. He begins the recruitment process but to do so, he must leave his old life behind.

This is a brilliant modern action movie with a great storyline and fantastic fight scenes. It is well worth watching.

Available in regions: South Korea.

7. The Hateful Eight

Set years after the American Civil War, a bounty hunter named John Ruth and his captive Daisy Domergue are on their way back to the town of Red Rock to bring Daisy to justice. On their way, they are hit by a blizzard and seek refuge in Minnie’s Haberdashery, where they meet a group of individuals also sheltering.

After getting acquainted with one another, the group soon realise that they might not get to Red Rock after all.

If you’re a fan of Quintin Tarrantino movies, then you will love this instalment.

Available in regions: Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Japan, Spain, and the United States.

6. I Am Not Your Negro

This movie is based on James Baldwin’s unfinished book that tells the story of three prominent black civil rights icons, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr, and Medgar Evers, all of whom were assassinated.

James Baldwin was a close friend of all three, and upon his death, he left behind 30 manuscripts depicting stories of these men’s lives that many of us never knew. The director of this movie has pieced together the documents in the hope to finish off the story that never got released due to James’s death.

Available in regions: France.

5. The Hateful Eight: Extended Edition

As per number 7 on my list, this movie sees a bunch of strangers trapped in a cabin during a storm, each with a different story of who they are, where they are going, and what they want.

In this extended edition, you will see never before seen scenes that you will a welcome addition for any Quintin Tarantino fans.

He doesn’t make films very often, but when he does, they are great. Make sure you watch this version as it will offer a much better story than the original version.

Available in regions: United States.

4. Do The Right Thing

Set in the Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Sal Fragione opens his Pizzaria as he has done for the past 25 years. His neighbourhood has changed over the years, becoming predominately African American and Hispanic.

When one of his customers complains about why he has only photos of famous Italian-Americans on his wall when most of his customers are black, violence breaks out, causing all sorts of problems for Sal.

This independent drama depicts the period perfectly, highlighting the issues that are still plaguing the United States even to this day.

Available in regions: Japan.

3. True Romance

Clarence Worley, a retail clerk falls in love with a small-time street hooker, and the pair go on one hell of a ride together. They commit murder, steal lots of cocaine, and flee Detroit.

However, things don’t go to plan and the pair of them find that not only are the police hot on their tail, but the mob whom they have stolen from is also close by.

The pair find themselves in the heart of Alabama, where deadly Mafia hitmen are hunting them.

Available in regions: Canada and the UK.

2. Jurassic Park

The movie that kicked off an entire franchise and reignited many children’s love for dinosaurs. I remember when this came out in the ’90s and have loved it ever since.

When an eccentric billionaire figures out a way to bring dinosaurs back to life by using state of the art genetic engineering, he decides to open a huge theme park to showcase his new deadly creations.

Things are going well until there is a malfunction at the park, causing a handful of the most dangerous animals ever to walk the Earth to escape, killing anybody they come across.

A band of survivors must avoid being killed while they await rescue.

This is a MUST watch movie, if you haven’t seen it, then now is your chance.

Available in regions: Canada, Romania, Turkey, and the UK.

1. Django Unchained

When a freed slave named Django comes across a German bounty hunter in the United States’ heartland, the bounty hunter decides to help Django travel across America to rescue his wife from an evil plantation owner who kidnapped his wife.

Django learns many skills from the German and he becomes one of the most deadly bounty hunters the land has seen. When they finally arrive at the plantation, they realise that they will need to befriend the plantation owner before they can strike a deal for Django’s wife.

This is another masterpiece from Quintin Tarantino and arguably his best creation to date. If you love an action-packed western with an excellent storyline, then this is a movie you must watch.

Available in regions: Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States.


Samuel L. Jackson is one of the most recognisable actors of all time, his portrayal of characters is second to none.

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