Top 10 Quentin Tarantino Films

10 Death Proof

Death Proof is a solid piece of filmmaking, with trademark realistic characters however it is probably the weakest of his works. The style is as cool as ever but there is little substance and depth compared to his other works that leaves this lacking.

9 From Dusk till Dawn

Directed by Robert Rodriguez, this film features rough Texan settings with sleek Tarantino writing and style. Unfortunately, the U-turn of the plot fails to serve it well enough and the characters are all a little uninteresting. The foot thing is pretty weird too.

8 Natural Born Killers

This film is one of the more visually appealing albeit directed by Oliver Stone but the writing is pretty solid with great characters and deliveries from Harrelson and Downey Jr.

7 Inglorious Bastards

The usher of a new era of Tarantino, 2009’s Inglorious Bastards introduces the TWC films, updated filmmaking style and the legendary Christoph Waltz who really steals the show in every scene he is in. There are so many memorable scenes from the opening farmhouse scene to the nut busting shootout.

6 Kill Bill

This two-part story was a break from Tarantino’s more indie-ish movies of the 1990s and he introduced us to the badass Bride, some crazy swordplay and a style so iconic, it’s almost impossible to replicate.

5 True Romance

The best of his non-directed works, True Romance is a sensational film. Scene after scene after scene of some of his best dialogue and memorable characters. My favourite examples being Gary Oldman’s Drexl and Christopher Walken’s mob boss.

4 Jackie Brown

Probably his most underrated work, Jackie Brown is an amazing ensemble piece that stretches far beyond the fantastic titular character. Tarantino regular Samuel L. Jackson and Robert De Niro provide some of the best characters and interactions Tarantino has ever produced.

3 Reservoir Dogs

His directorial debut is trademark Quentin. The characters are almost unrivalled and the premise was new and unique. The opening walk, the back-and-forth between the characters, the bloody conclusion. This is the basis for character driven films of the now and the staple for all future indie films.

2 Django Unchained

Following the not-so-historical historical drama genre and art style of Inglorious Bastards, Django Unchained is one of the most entertaining and aesthetically pleasing movies Tarantino has made in a while. The characters and acting are all top notch, with notable examples including Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz. Another bloody ending but this one is on a much larger scale.

1 Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction is Tarantino’s magnum opus and has been for 21 years. Every scene is cinematic history from the restaurant robbery to the burger chat to the killing of Brett to the scenes with Bruce Willis and Ving Rhames to the dance competition to the Jimmy scene. The dialogue is some of the best in movie history, the art direction is exquisite and the characters are second to none, particularly Samuel L Jackson’s Jules. The soundtrack is also the best of his yet and all of this amounts it to being one of the best films in the last 30 years.


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