Homages to the classics Genresby Reservior-Basterd93 | created - 20 Nov 2010 | updated - 15 Jan 2012 | Public
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1. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
Votes: 1,036,222 | Gross: $120.54M
Its as if The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, The Dirty Dozen, Where the Eagles Dare, Guns of the Navarone, Force 10 from Navarone, And a little bit of Saving Private Ryan all rolled into one, that still stands as its own original film
2. L.A. Confidential (1997)
R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.
Votes: 466,140 | Gross: $64.62M
Great Film Noir throw back
3. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,518,507 | Gross: $107.93M
yet another great neo-noir genre
4. Black Dynamite (2009)
R | 84 min | Action, Comedy
Black Dynamite is the greatest African-American action star of the 1970s. When his only brother is killed by The Man it's up to him to find justice.
Votes: 40,006 | Gross: $0.23M
hilarious Blaxploitation knock off
5. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of.
Votes: 842,964 | Gross: $70.10M
Has a mix of old school as Hong Kong martial arts films, Japanese Chanbara films, with some Italian spaghetti western thrown in. More of the Martial arts
6. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
R | 137 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.
Votes: 574,468 | Gross: $66.21M
Has both Martial arts and spaghetti western again but more of the SW
7. Grindhouse (2007)
R | 191 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's homage to exploitation double features in the 60s and 70s with two back-to-back cult films that include previews of coming attractions between them.
Votes: 164,960 | Gross: $25.03M
Need i say much? May agree or dissagree but i say it Does a damn good tip of the hat to exploitation films
8. Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008 Video)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Camp Manabe is where kids torment each other but people soon start turning up dead.
Should be on a underrated list more. though both silly and fun, pays a good Homage to old school campy films
9. True Romance (1993)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 179,350 | Gross: $12.28M
Has a 60s/70s/80s feel to it
10. Jackie Brown (1997)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life.
Votes: 265,906 | Gross: $39.67M
Blaxploitation (coffy,Foxy Brown ect)
11. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
Votes: 768,315 | Gross: $2.83M
Great 50s 60s Film noir Feel to it
12. The Expendables (2010)
R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent.
Votes: 295,159 | Gross: $103.07M
Terrific 80s homage
14. Donnie Brasco (1997)
R | 127 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one.
Votes: 245,525 | Gross: $41.91M
15. Miller's Crossing (1990)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.
Votes: 112,992 | Gross: $5.08M
16. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama
A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong.
Votes: 92,889 | Gross: $7.49M
17. Ed Wood (1994)
R | 127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Ambitious but troubled movie director Edward D. Wood Jr. tries his best to fulfill his dreams, despite his lack of support.
Votes: 152,256 | Gross: $5.89M
19. The Artist (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.
Votes: 208,634 | Gross: $44.67M