Essential Quentin Tarantino

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The Films, Screenplays, and Various Appearances of Quentin Tarantino Ranked

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1. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

The lives of two mob hit-men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Votes: 1,566,890 | Gross: $107.93M

2. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn

Votes: 789,909 | Gross: $2.83M

3. True Romance (1993)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

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.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer

Votes: 183,163 | Gross: $12.28M

Quentin writes. Tony Scott directs. Everyone wins.

4. Inglourious Basterds (2009)

R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War

69 Metascore

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.

Directors: Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth | Stars: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Mélanie Laurent

Votes: 1,069,823 | Gross: $120.54M

5. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

69 Metascore

After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen

Votes: 868,437 | Gross: $70.10M

6. The Hateful Eight (2015)

R | 187 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

68 Metascore

In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins

Votes: 406,535 | Gross: $54.12M

7. Jackie Brown (1997)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda

Votes: 272,048 | Gross: $39.67M

8. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Horror

48 Metascore

Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires, with chaotic results.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Tarantino

Votes: 250,546 | Gross: $25.75M

Robert Rodriguez does Quentin,

9. Death Proof (2007)

Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Thriller

Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito

Votes: 236,182

10. Django Unchained (2012)

R | 165 min | Drama, Western

81 Metascore

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

Votes: 1,157,276 | Gross: $162.81M

11. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

R | 137 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

83 Metascore

The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd, and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah

Votes: 589,486 | Gross: $66.21M

12. Sin City (2005)

R | 124 min | Crime, Thriller

74 Metascore

A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.

Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba

Votes: 705,419 | Gross: $74.10M

13. Four Rooms (1995)

R | 98 min | Comedy

Four interlocking tales that take place in a fading hotel on New Year's Eve.

Directors: Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Tim Roth, Antonio Banderas, Sammi Davis, Amanda De Cadenet

Votes: 87,816 | Gross: $4.30M

14. Desperado (1995)

R | 104 min | Action, Thriller

55 Metascore

A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida, Cheech Marin

Votes: 155,022 | Gross: $25.63M

15. Killing Zoe (1993)

R | 96 min | Crime, Thriller

Zed has only just arrived in the beautiful Paris and already he's up to no good. Having just slept with a call girl, he spends a night on the town with his dangerous friends. They all ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Avary | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Julie Delpy, Martin Raymond, Eric Pascal Chaltiel

Votes: 18,489 | Gross: $0.42M

16. Iconoclasts (2005–2012)
Episode: Quentin Tarantino & Fiona Apple (2006)

TV-14 | 46 min | Documentary

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and songwriter Fiona Apple talk about the movies and music that influenced them.

Director: Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Fiona Apple, Quentin Tarantino

Votes: 52

17. Switchblade Sisters (1975)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The leader of an inner city girl gang is challenged when a new girl moves into the neighbourhood.

Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Robbie Lee, Joanne Nail, Monica Gayle, Asher Brauner

Votes: 2,924 | Gross: $0.05M

Quentin's commentary track is a separate film experience unto itself

18. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 795

19. The Director's Chair (2014– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Biography, Talk-Show

Director Robert Rodriguez interviews some of the top movie directors.

Stars: Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, John Carpenter, Guillermo del Toro

Votes: 462

21. Natural Born Killers (1994)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Rodney Dangerfield

Votes: 194,630 | Gross: $50.28M

22. Planet Terror (2007)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

After an experimental bio-weapon is released, turning thousands into zombie-like creatures, it's up to a rag-tag group of survivors to stop the infected and those behind its release.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodríguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton

Votes: 184,100

23. Hostel (2005)

R | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

55 Metascore

Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova

Votes: 154,802 | Gross: $47.33M

24. Hostel: Part II (2007)

R | 94 min | Horror

46 Metascore

Three American college students studying abroad are lured to a Slovakian hostel, and discover the grim reality behind it.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Lauren German, Heather Matarazzo, Bijou Phillips, Roger Bart

Votes: 78,386 | Gross: $17.61M

25. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

A diverse panel of experts on various social, political, economic, and legal issues that are key to Detroit's turnaround.

Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Bernie Sanders, Harry Belafonte

Votes: 313

26. My Best Friend's Birthday (1987)

Not Rated | 69 min | Comedy

It's Mickey's Birthday and his girlfriend just left him, so that's when his friend Clarence shows him a birthday he'll never forget.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Craig Hamann, Quentin Tarantino, Crystal Shaw Martell, Allen Garfield

Votes: 3,409

27. Daltry Calhoun (2005)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

30 Metascore

In small town Tennessee, a ne'er-do-well man (Knoxville) wrestling for control over his fading golf club is reunited with his estranged daughter, a 14-year-old musical prodigy.

Director: Katrina Holden Bronson | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Elizabeth Banks, Beth Grant, Laura Cayouette

Votes: 2,137 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

R | 103 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Phillip Adams, Glory Annen, Christine Amor, Victoria Anoux

Votes: 3,590 | Gross: $0.02M

29. Nightmare Factory (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

An inside look at the world of Hollywood special effects and the company paving the way, KNB Effects.

Director: Donna Davies | Stars: Gabriel Bartalos, Howard Berger, Steve Biodrowski, Alex Brewer

Votes: 547

30. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)
Episode: Grave Danger: Part 2 (2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

With its desperate attempt to ransom Nick's release failed by their enemy's fanatical revenge, the CSI team must use all their investigative talents to find Nick, whose perilous situation is becoming all the more horrific by the minute.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan, George Eads

Votes: 2,129

31. Baadasssss Cinema (2002 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

Filmmaker Isaac Julien uses film clips and interviews to illustrate the history of the so-called "blaxploitation" genre.

Director: Isaac Julien | Stars: Pam Grier, Fred Williamson, Melvin Van Peebles, Elvis Mitchell

Votes: 604

32. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Motherhood (1995)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama, Romance

On a fateful Mother's Day, several staffers in the ER face possible life-changing events. Susan Lewis' sister Chloe gives birth to a beautiful - and healthy - baby girl. Things start to go ... See full summary »

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle

Votes: 403

33. Duck Dodgers (2003–2005)
Episode: Master & Disaster/All in the Crime Family (2005)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Adventure

Duck Dodgers and the Cadet learn kung-fu in order to stop a master thief./The Serpenti gang steals the greatest gum in the galaxy, and Duck Dodgers must get it back.

Directors: Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone | Stars: Joe Alaskey, Bob Bergen, Lucille Bliss, Jim Cummings

Votes: 44

34. All-American Girl (1994–1995)
Episode: Pulp Sitcom (1995)

Comedy

This episode is a parody of the 1994 film , directed by . In this episode, Grandma () mans the phone at the bookstore and Mr. Kim's friend Desmond (Tarantino) arrives with a delivery of ... See full synopsis »

Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: Margaret Cho, Jodi Long, Clyde Kusatsu, Amy Hill

Votes: 20

35. Curdled (1996)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Gabriella, a Colombian immigrant, is obsessed with understanding violent crime. The current string of murders by "The Blue Blood Killer" of affluent Miami socialites provides her with ... See full summary »

Director: Reb Braddock | Stars: William Baldwin, Angela Jones, Bruce Ramsay, Lois Chiles

Votes: 4,507 | Gross: $0.05M

36. Diary of the Dead (2007)

R | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Michelle Morgan, Joshua Close, Shawn Roberts, Todd Schroeder

Votes: 43,533 | Gross: $0.96M

37. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

66 Metascore

A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: J.J. Abrams, Peter Berg, Paul Brennan, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 14,055 | Gross: $0.64M

38. The Golden Girls (1985–1992)
Episode: Sophia's Wedding: Part 1 (1988)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

When Sophia's friend Esther Weinstock dies, she goes to her funeral in Brooklyn. There, she confronts Esther's widower, Max, whom Sophia blames for the failure of her husband's old business.

Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty

Votes: 184

40. Little Nicky (2000)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

38 Metascore

After two of the devil's three sons escape Hell to wreak havoc on Earth, the devil must send his third son, the mild-mannered Nicky, to bring them back before it's too late.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Rhys Ifans

Votes: 89,077 | Gross: $39.46M

41. Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)

R | 121 min | Action, Western

55 Metascore

A nameless gunfighter arrives in a town ripped apart by rival gangs and, though courted by both to join, chooses his own path.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Hideaki Itô, Kôichi Satô, Quentin Tarantino, Masanobu Andô

Votes: 13,777 | Gross: $0.05M

42. Eddie Presley (1992)

Unrated | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

An Elvis impersonator with a wounded psyche, unflinching in his quest to keep the King's spirit alive bets it all on one night of glory, a headlining spot at dingy Tinseltown dive.

Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Duane Whitaker, Robert Lowden, Rick Askew, Enrique Angel Torres

Votes: 264

43. Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995)

R | 102 min | Crime, Comedy, Fantasy

Johnny Destiny burns into Las Vegas in his hot Plymouth RoadRunner, stopping only to pick up a stranger stranded in the desert. But then, things aren't always as they seem. Anything can ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Baran | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Nancy Travis, Quentin Tarantino, James Le Gros

Votes: 2,034 | Gross: $1.18M

44. Girl 6 (1996)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

44 Metascore

This Spike Lee film examines the life of an aspiring actress in New York. She is upset by the treatment of women in the movie industry during one of her screen tests with 'QT'. Out of work ... See full summary »

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Theresa Randle, Isaiah Washington, Spike Lee, Jenifer Lewis

Votes: 5,393 | Gross: $4.90M

45. Somebody to Love (1994)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money.

Director: Alexandre Rockwell | Stars: Rosie Perez, Harvey Keitel, Anthony Quinn, Michael DeLorenzo

Votes: 622

46. Sleep with Me (1994)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

Six different writers wrote a scene each of this romantic comedy featuring the marriage and turbulent relationship of Joseph and Sarah, with Joseph's best friend Frank trying hard to cope ... See full summary »

Director: Rory Kelly | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Eric Stoltz, Meg Tilly, Lewis Arquette

Votes: 2,299 | Gross: $0.16M



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