Tarantino is one of the most renowned, beloved and legendary American film-makers in all Hollywood, up there with the Martin Scorsese and David Lynch. Since his big screen debut in 1992, he has directed many wonderful films that have inspired and beguiled aspiring film-makers and general audiences the world over. Also he has won an Oscar. Without any further ado, here are Tarantino’s five best movies.
Kill Bill Volume 2 – 2004
While Volume 1 focused on paying homage to the Kung-Fu genre, Volume 2 is more of a spaghetti western tribute, though some kung-fu moves still manage to sneak in occasionally. The sequel follows the Bride (Uma Thurman) continuing her perilous quest to, kill Bill, the one who attempted to murder her on her wedding day. Volume 2 still manages to be a thrilling and thoroughly satisfying conclusion to this fascinating story, aside from the blood shed.
Inglorious Basterds – 2009
The movie is essentially Kill Bill set during the Second World War. Taking place mostly in Nazi-occupied France in 1941, it tells the story of two parallel plots to assassinate the German high command. The film was nominated for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay by the Academy Awards. This shows off once again Tarantino’s passion for dialogue, as characters chit-chat with one another to relentlessly entertaining effect.
Kill Bill Volume 1 – 2003
The first volume of Kill Bill sees Uma Thurman starring as the Bride, a nameless assassin who, against all odds, survives a gunshot wound to the noggin. Volume 1 is a notably bloody affair, all splattered with human bean juice and smothered with dismembered limbs. It’s bloody, with great scenes of kung-fu and neverending entertainment.
Reservoir Dogs – 1992
This is the movie that introduced movie fans to the brilliant world of Mr. Tarantino. The film stars Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen, Edward Bunker and Tarantino himself, as a band of dirty crooks who are brought together to rob a jewellery store. Things go wrong when the plan is set on motion, leaving the team to think they have a rat among them. Sharp dialogue, pop culture reference and strong characters. These are the main features that sum up the movie.
Pulp Fiction – 1994
This movie has already become a pop culture reference in American cinematography. It’s Tarantino’s finest work as both a writer and director, and is considered to be one of the greatest films of all time. Pulp Fiction is an effortlessly entertaining and beautifully written crime picture that is occasionally hilarious, a bit bloody and very stylish.
Quentin Tarantino is an amazing director who never ceases to amaze movie goers and cinema lovers. Who knows what bloody, witty, stylish spaghetti western combined with kung fu movie he will come up with next?