My top 10 Quentin Tarantino films


Today is the 54th birthday of my favourite film director, Quentin Tarantino. So to celebrate, here’s my rundown of the 10 best movies he’s directed and/or written. Click the links for full reviews…

10. Kill Bill Vol 1 (2003) – 100 minutes of escapism.

9. The Hateful Eight (2015) – a character-driven chamber piece.

8. Django Unchained (2012) – it might not have greatness, but it does have bags of distinction.

7. Death Proof (2007) – certainly Quentin’s least successful movie and probably his least loved – but that gives it an underdog quality.

6. True Romance (1993) – a pleasing meshing of director Tony Scott and writer Tarantino’s styles.

5. From Dusk Till Dawn (1995) – terrific dialogue, great group dynamics, reversals of expectation, power games, grudging respect and edgy humour.

4. Inglourious Basterds (2009) – very impressive and headlined by a tremendous cast with some electrifying dialogue.

3. Reservoir Dogs (1992) – filmed 25 years ago, but is still stunning. Still captivating. Still fresh as fuck.

2. Jackie Brown (1997) – as it gets older, and you get older with it, it becomes more and more effective.

1.  Pulp Fiction (1994) – a sprawling film-noir masterpiece, populated by fascinating and entertaining characters, with more going on in 147 minutes than in most film directors’ entire careers.

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