Samuel L. Jackson's Canon of Crap
Any Given Wednesday
Oliver Stone’s “Any Given Sunday” is an exciting, emotional look at professional football. The parody version starring Jackson and Chris Kattan? Not so much.
The Day the Earth Stood Still
In this remake of the classic sci-fi disaster movie, Jackson plays a soldier who interrogates an alien, played with a perfect lack of emotion by Keanu Reeves.
The Great White Hype
Jackson stars as a corrupt fight promoter in this strange satire of racism in boxing that never quites get better than its clever title.
Batman & Robin
In the ill-fated George Clooney Batman movie, Jackson has a cameo as a weapons manufacturer that Mr. Freeze kills to get an ice cannon.
Jackson stars as a high school teacher that gets stabbed in this dark and muddled look at how violent kids can be.
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Even with his cool purple lightsaber, Jackson’s BAMF jedi Mace Windu can’t redeem the second chapter of the unfortunate Star Wars prequels.
In John Travolta’s sci-fi disaster, Jackson plays the general of a military starship that ends up stranded in a black hole for much of the film.
Jackson plays a mathematician studying a spaceship found on the bottom of an ocean. Sphere holds the distinction of being Dustin Hoffman’s worst-reviewed movie.
Car 54, Where Are You?
Jackson plays a rookie cop in this entirely unnecessary adaptation of the ‘60s sitcom.
Jackson plays a mailman in this run-of-the-mill comedy about a loser that wants to become a rock star.
Jackson teams up with a neurotic Eugene Levy for a buddy cop movie. Somehow, the combination just doesn’t work.
Jackson plays the mentor to Ashley Judd’s cop, who fears she is going crazy. The film’s bizarre plot twists earned it an impressive 2 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Adventures of Pluto Nash
Eddie Murphy plays a nightclub owner on the moon. Jackson has a bit part as a bill collector.
A British schoolboy discovers his uncle was a spy and sets out to take down a villain and his system of evil computers. Jackson plays the boy’s mentor in the spy agency.
The Vin Deisel vehicle, which featured Jackson as an NSA agent, was supposed to redefine the action genre. Instead, it was just loud and nonsensical.