A look at Samuel Jackson’s thriving B-movie career


Big Game (2015) This Finnish movie, available June 26 on VOD, features Jackson as the president of the United States, who has to evade terrorists with the help of a 13-year-old Finnish boy when his plane crashes in the wilderness.

Barely Lethal (2015) Jackson’s Hardman runs a school that trains young girls to become deadly assassins, and he has to track down one of the students who’s escaped and decided to make a normal life for herself.

Meeting Evil (2012) Jackson plays a charismatic psychopath who accepts a ride from a downtrodden middle-aged man (Luke Wilson) and then puts the man through hell in the name of teaching him to stand up for himself.

Arena (2011) As the head of the illegal underground fighting competition known as the Deathgames, Jackson is surrounded by scantily clad female assistants and forces an upstanding fireman played by Kellan Lutz to battle other captives to the death.

Unthinkable (2010) Jackson is a sadistic “interrogator” who tortures a suspected terrorist to get him to reveal the locations of three nuclear bombs in this button-pushing thriller.


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