15 Best Quentin Tarantino Movies of All Time

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15 Best Quentin Tarantino Movies of All Time

A master of non-linear storytelling and notorious for gun violence, Quentin Tarantino has made just a handful of movies in his three decade career yet he has established himself as one of the greatest directors of his generation. Take a look at the 15 best Quentin Tarantino movies of all time:


15. Hostel (2005)

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As the weakest film in the entire list, Hostel is not a recommendable horror movie. Visibly inspired by the Saw film series, the movie focuses upon two college students who travel in Europe but their leisure plans are cut short when they come across a mysterious group that tortures and kills their kidnapped victims.

With Eli Roth and Quentin Tarantino serving as director and executive producer, Hostel received mixed reviews but its groundbreaking box office success paved way for two sequels.


14. Death Proof (2007)

Stuntman Mike McKay has an unusual hobby: murdering young women in staged car accidents but his trail of blood was bound to get him caught for a thirsty revenge. While director Tarantino is known for many things, he is underrated for staring female characters in his movies.

That is where Death Proof comes in. Written and directed by Tarantino, the exploitation movie is an entertaining yet controversial example of women empowerment.


13. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

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Fan of George Clooney movies? Then From Dusk Till Dawn is a must-see if you are curious about how great the actor was even in his struggling years. Wanted bank robbers and brothers Seth and Richie Gecko use a family as a hostages while fleeing from Texas to Mexico.

Far from the authorities, the group spend the night at a strip club only to engage in a battle as they realize that the socialites are vampires. Written and starring Quentin Tarantino, even this B-movie is absolutely entertaining.


12. Natural Born Killers (1994)

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With all due respect, Quentin Tarantino has proved that he is a better storyteller than a director. Once he wrote Natural Born Killers, box office success was an eventual result but so was controversy.

Named as the eighth most controversial movie of all time by Entertainment Weekly, the movie shows the story of two victims of traumatic childhood who grow up as lovers and mass murderers. A perfect match made in hell!


11. Crimson Tide (1995)

As an uncredited writer, it can be safely said that Quentin Tarantino was the man behind submarine movie Crimson Tide. Starring two-time Academy Award winners and mega-stars Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman, that is enough to prove that the movie is a must-watch.

Looking for more reasons? The score was composed by none other than Hans Zimmer. Nominated for three Academy Awards, Crimson Tide is just a glimpse of how great a movie can be due to Tarantino’s uncredited involvement.


10. The Rock (1996)

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Speaking of uncredited role as a screenwriter, Quentin Tarantino also served one in Michael Bay’s action thriller The Rock. The love-hate relationship between Bay and the critics is well documented but The Rock is widely believed to be one of his finest works.

Starring Academy Award winners Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage as retired Special Air Service Captain John Patrick Mason and FBI Special Agent Dr. Stanley Goodspeed, the two find themselves in a tough situation when given the responsibility to stop a group of rogue US Force Recon Marines from launching M55 rockets.


9. Jackie Brown (1997)

Quentin Tarantino thrives on creative and original work but Jackie Brown is an exception. The crime thriller movie is an adaption of American author Elmore Leonard’s 1992 novel Rum Punch and to date, serves as the only adapted effort from a previous work.

As one of the movies that showcase a strong and independent female character, Jackie Brown is a story of double cross, drug bust and murder. Apart from being a must-watch, the movie revitalized the careers of leading actors Pam Grier and Robert Forster.


8. The Hateful Eight (2015)

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Samuel L. Jackson and Quentin Tarantino have proved time and again that they are one of the most dominating actor-director duo in Hollywood and that is where The Hateful Eight comes in.

When eight travelers find shelter from the snowy blizzard in a stagecoach, the seemingly run-of-the-mill night turns into a gun battle when three of them unexpectedly turn out to be bandits.

Nominated for three Academy Awards, the movie won one for Best Original Score as veteran composer Ennio Morricone walked home with his long overdue prize.