Most Popular Quentin Tarantino Movies
Quentin Tarantino – represents the Hollywood success story. Born in Tennessee in 1963, Quentin Tarantino moved to California at age 4. His passion and love to violent and horror stories started from early age. According to his mother, he showed his creativity in unusual ways. “He wrote me sad Mother’s Day stories. He’d always kill me and tell me how bad he felt about it, it was enough to bring a tear to a mother’s eye.”
After dropping out of high school, Tarantino worked in adult film theater as en usher. His love of movies led to a job in a video store, during which time he wrote the scripts for True Romance and Natural Born Killers.
- True Romance (1993)
In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine – the Mob – track them down in an attempt to reclaim it. (imdb)
Interesting fact: Quentin Tarantino sold the script for 50,000 dollars, which was the minimum amount of money that could be paid for a script at the time (according to WGA rules).
2. Natural Born Killers (1994)
Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren’t your typical lovers – after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. (imdb)
Interesting fact: Quentin Tarantino claimed to hate the final version of the film, up until meeting Johnny Cash in an elevator once. Cash told Tarantino that both he and his wife June were fans of his and that they especially liked Natural Born Killers.
3. Pulp Fiction (1994)
Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hit men who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-for incidents. (imdb)
Interesting fact: The word “fuck” is used 265 times.
4. Jackie Brown (1997)
The middle-aged stewardess Jackie Brown smuggles money from Mexico to Los Angeles for the arms dealer Ordell Robbie. When she gets caught by the agents Ray Nicolet and Mark Dargus with ten thousand dollars and cocaine in her purse, they propose a deal to her to help them to arrest Ordell in exchange of her freedom. Meanwhile Ordell asks the 56-year-old Max Cherry, who runs a bail bond business, to release Jackie Brown with the intention of eliminating her. Jackie suspects of Ordell’s intention and plots a complicated confidence game with Max to steal half a million dollars from Ordell. (imdb)
Interesting Fact: In the novel, Jackie Brown (originally Jackie Burke) is white. Quentin Tarantino changed her race, solely for the purpose of getting to work with Pam Grier.
5. Kill Bill Vol. 1&2
The lead character, called ‘The Bride,’ was a member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, led by her lover ‘Bill.’ Upon realizing she was pregnant with Bill’s child, ‘The Bride’ decided to escape her life as a killer. She fled to Texas, met a young man, who, on the day of their wedding rehearsal was gunned down by an angry and jealous Bill (with the assistance of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad). Four years later, ‘The Bride’ wakes from a coma, and discovers her baby is gone. She, then, decides to seek revenge upon the five people who destroyed her life and killed her baby. (imdb)
Interesting fact: It took six years to write the entire script before being split into two parts. The original draft was about 220 pages long.
6. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Six criminals, who are strangers to each other, are hired by a crime boss, Joe Cabot, to carry out a diamond robbery. Right at the outset, they are given false names with the intention that they won’t get too close and will concentrate on the job instead. They are completely sure that the robbery is going to be a success. But, when the police show up right at the time and the site of the robbery, panic spreads among the group members, and two of them are killed in the subsequent shootout, along with a few policemen and civilians. When the remaining people assemble at the premeditated rendezvous point (a warehouse), they begin to suspect that one of them is an undercover cop. (imdb)
Interesting fact: For the European release, the distributor used one sheet posters for each of the main characters. This was quite a novel strategy at the time, which has now become very widespread.
7. Death Proof (2007)
In Austin, Texas, the girlfriends Julia, Arlene and Shanna meet in a bar to drink, smoke and make out with their boyfriends before traveling alone to Lake LBJ to spend the weekend together. They meet the former Hollywood stuntman Mike, who takes Pam out in his “death-proof” stunt car. Fourteen months later, Mike turns up in Lebanon, Tennessee and chase Abernathy, Zoë and Kim, but these girls are tough and decide to pay-back the attack. (imdb)
Interesting fact: The film was physically scratched to achieve its dirty look, rather than digitally scratch the film footage.
8. Django Unchained (2012)
Two years before the Civil War, Django, a slave, finds himself accompanying an unorthodox German bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz on a mission to capture the vicious Brittle brothers. Their mission successful, Schultz frees Django, and together they hunt the South’s most-wanted criminals. Their travels take them to the infamous plantation of shady Calvin Candie, where Django’s long-lost wife is still a slave. (imdb)
Interesting fact: Holds the all time record for most uses of the word “nigger” or some version of it in a motion picture, with 116 uses.
9. Inglorious Basterds (2009)
It is the first year of Germany’s occupation of France. Allied officer Lt. Aldo Raine assembles a team of Jewish soldiers to commit violent acts of retribution against the Nazis, including the taking of their scalps. He and his men join forces with Bridget von Hammersmark, a German actress and undercover agent, to bring down the leaders of the Third Reich. Their fates converge with theater owner Shosanna Dreyfus, who seeks to avenge the Nazis’ execution of her family. (imdb)
Interesting fact: Quentin Tarantino intended for this to be as much a war film as a spaghetti western, and considered titling the movie “Once Upon a Time in Nazi-Occupied France”. He gave that title instead to the first chapter of the film.
10. The Hateful Eight (2015)
While racing toward the town of Red Rock in post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunter John “The Hangman” Ruth and his fugitive prisoner encounter another bounty hunter and a man who claims to be a sheriff. Hoping to find shelter from a blizzard, the group travels to a stagecoach stopover located on a mountain pass. Greeted there by four strangers, the eight travelers soon learn that they may not make it to their destination after all. (imdb)
Interesting fact: At times, the cast and crew worked in a refrigerated set, in which the temperature was thirty degrees Fahrenheit (-1ºC).