Pulp Fiction and 10 greatest Quentin Tarantino movies of all-time

Leonardo DiCaprio star in Columbia Pictures ÒOnce Upon a Time in Hollywood"
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 11: Director Quentin Tarantino attends the photo call for Columbia Pictures’ “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on July 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /

Once Upon a time in Hollywood is out, making way for a reason to rank all of Quentin Tarantino’s movies. Which is the most essential Tarantino film?

Quentin Tarantino is a lightning rod of controversy and heated discourse in the passionate world of film. On one hand, his films are, from a technical standpoint, expertly crafted and wholly unique films that very much ooze the same personality that Quentin Tarantino himself is shown to have in real life.

His films are popular with many “film bros” simply due to their often-witty screenplays and obviously the stylistic violence crammed in every single one of them.

But when it comes to controversy, Quentin Tarantino is no stranger to it. He has garnered significant push-back for his treatment towards female actors (specifically Uma Thurman in Kill Bill) in his films, as well as the sensitive topics tackled in his films like slavery, Nazi Germany, and post-Civil War America.

Quentin Tarantino does not hold back in terms of the offensive content in his films and many have accused him of using these topics as excuses to live out his own dark fantasies. Whatever your thoughts on him may be, it’s undeniable that Quentin Tarantino’s reputation has continued to follow him and give him a surprising level of success in the film industry.

Despite how bloody or…well…pulpy his movies can be, they have been deemed good enough to be awarded by the Academy on more than one occasion and have experienced a high level of commercial success, with his few box office disappointments refusing to stop him from making more movies.

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But now that his newest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is out now in theaters, the discussion on how his filmography should be ranked is inevitably going to spring into relevancy again. With a new film that has garnered similarly glowing reviews to his other works, we can finally make an official top 10 list regarding films directed by Quentin Tarantino. We are finally able to make numerically satisfying lists (like this one) discussing the official ranking of Tarantino’s films.

Before anyone interjects, know that I am splitting the Kill Bill saga into two movies, much like the theatrical cuts of both films. Many consider them to be one film, including Tarantino himself, but until we get the definitive 4+ hour cut, I’m splitting them up as such. The films are fairly different from each other as is, so we will split them and see how they rank on this list of Quentin Tarantino films ranked from worst to best.

Note that this is my opinion on his films and their importance to both his cinematic voice and popular culture today. Some may think that some low-ranking films on here were actually his greatest and most influential films and that’s completely okay. I hope to bring some new perspectives to some of the films on here. Mostly, we all enjoy a good list, so let’s not waste anymore time!