Quentin Tarantino is one of the most influential filmmakers of all time. There is art house cinema and then there is entertainment cinema. Tarantino introduced the world to the perfect blend of entertainment and art, only through the simple and basic ways of cinema. It is not surprising that most of his works are IMDb highest rated movies. What makes Tarantino filmography brilliant is his razor sharp dialogue, the whip pan shots and of course, the Tarantino-ish feel in every scene. Whenever a Tarantino movie releases, a wave of emotions go through every cinephile’s mind.
Quentin Tarantino movies are given a new genre that is created, developed and perfected by Tarantino himself. With a career spanning over two and a half decades, Tarantino has some gems of movies under his belt. And with the saddened announcement of him retiring after making 10 movies, we only have one more movie to go! We don’t know about you, but the TRB team is very excited in watching this unnamed and unknown project from Tarantino more than we are to burn through our Netflix movies list. There has been no sound from Tarantino regarding his new project, so now would be a perfect time to rank all of Tarantino movies.
10. The Hateful Eight
The slow and mostly silent venture of QT, that takes place in the middle of nowhere and ends in a crappy old house says a lot about the guts and belief that Tarantino has in his craft and material. Tarantino was adamant to shoot the movie with a 70mm lens, that resulted in some visually appalling sequences and scenes. If it weren’t for the absolute cinematography and Quentin Tarantino direction style, it would be really hard to pinpoint it as one of
Quentin Tarantino movies despite being among some of IMDb highest rated movies.
9. Death Proof
Quentin Tarantino’s 2007 Death Proof follows the story of a maniac who kills people with his car and makes it look like an accident. Tarantino tried hard for this one, and it was fun to some extent but at the end Death proof is maybe the only project that missed to give the Tarantino feels at the end of the day. But nevertheless, Death Proof is still considered one of the best of that time.
8. Jackie Brown
Tarantino took Elmore Leonard’s Rum Punch and refashioned it with his Tarantino style. He has openly admitted, in the past, that he steals from other filmmakers to create something of his own. With a star-studded cast of Samuel Jackson, Robert De Nero, Robert Forster, and Michael Keaton, Tarantino tried to reprise his magic of Pulp Fiction. And he almost did succeed, hence the movie’s entry to the list of IMDb highest rated movies.
7. Kill Bill Vol -2
The second installment of Kill Bill begins with the “The Bride”, still moving towards the goal of hunting down her “Death list five.” The movie was promising enough with all focus on the action level rather than the narrative level. Nonetheless, Tarantino makes movies for himself and it is for sure that he had so much fun while making this movie, that this movie instantly went on to become a cult classic of all time and one of IMDb highest rated movies.
6. Once upon a time in Hollywood.
Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie with the absolute star studded cast of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Al Pachino was no less than a heartfelt tribute from the acclaimed director to cinema. The movie not only gave Brad Pitt his first Oscar but also won many awards at the Academy Awards. Sadly Margot Robbie’s performance was overshadowed by Leo and Pitt’s performance, but despite it all, it is still among the IMDb highest rated movies.
Quentin Tarantino has always been vocal to show his love for western movies. Just to show us how much he loved western, he made one. Django Unchained is not a typical western movie, as Tarantino seasoned it with his style of spices. The cherry on top was Tarantino’s cameo. While he does it in all of his films, but his role in this one nailed it. That is why it deserves a spot in everyone’s Netflix movies list and among the IMDb highest rated movies. Fun Fact: Will Smith was offered the role of Django, but he denied it. He wanted to be the guy to kill the bad guy in the movie, so he dropped out and Jamie Foxx came in.
4. Kill bill vol -1
Probably the best action movie of all time, Kill Bill Vol -1 was and is a sensation. The plot may not be that thick, but it is not supposed to be. This is one of those Quentin Tarantino Movies in which everyone relied on the construction of the movie rather than the narrative drive. Fun fact: Uma Thurman’s yellow suit is an ode to Bruce Lee. With some of the best action, it is no surprise that Kill Bill Vol-1 is among the IMDb highest rated movies.
3. Inglorious bastards
Tarantino’s WW1 story that awarded Christoph Waltz his first oscar for the role of Hans Landa was made with so much precision to the details and hatred towards the Nazis that it created some iconic moments ever in the history of cinema. The sheer adrenaline rush that this movie gives will have you break down in happy tears and relief in certain scenes. Which is why it is of no surprise that Inglorious Bastards is among some of the IMDb highest rated movies. If there was one thing that we learned from this movie was that hand gestures in Germany and England are so different that it could kill you.
2. Reservoir dogs
The debut movie of Quentin Tarantino, Reservoir Dogs, was a movie post a failed robbery. Tarantino did the same thing that Money Heist is doing now, which made the movie one of the IMDb highest rated movies. Reservoir dogs changed the course of history cinema by including the post heist movies. The movie hence created a new genre “the Tarantino Genre”. The movie premiered in the Cannes film festival and earned many awards. However, Tarantino is most proud of the name of this movie, as he has kept it a secret and made the audience search for themselves.
1. Pulp Fiction
Tarantino’s second movie, Pulp Fiction, is one of the best movies of all time. It is among the IMDb highest rated movies. The reason for this distinguished title is simply because it is the most Tarantino-ish movie of all time. The movie is filled with razor-sharp dialogues. One that lingers for a long time after the movie ends could definitely be “WHAT DOES MARCELLUS WALLACE LOOK LIKE? ”
Fun Fact: Vincent was going to kill Marvin intentionally. Then John Travolta told Tarantino that if he did that, then all of the audience would hate him for the rest of the movie. Tarantino’s reply was “You’re Right”.
We love our Quentin Tarantino movies and so will you (if you don’t, already). What do you think of this list? Want some more suggestions to add in your Netflix movies list similar to Taratino’s? TRB recommends checking out David Fincher movies and filmography.