Quentin Tarantino is considered to be one of the greatest filmmakers of all time thanks to his impressive list of movies. The director has a flair of the ultra-violent, but also dialect and music. His films are always a spectacle, and we have ranked his best-ever creations as voted for by aggregate movie website Rotten Tomatoes.
Django Unchained – 86% Rotten Tomatoes
Quentin Tarantino never hid his love of westerns, and it was always on the cards that he would direct one. That moment came in 2012 with the release of ‘Django Unchained.’
People flocked in their millions to check out Tarantino’s spin on the genre, and most people didn’t leave theaters disappointed. There was everything you would expect from a Tarantino film, with plenty of violence, bad language, and trepidation for the characters.
Jackie Brown – 87% Rotten Tomatoes
Although Jackie Brown isn’t one of the most popular Tarantino films, the story about an air hostess smuggling narcotics into the country is loved by the Rotten Tomatoes community. The film brings together some heavyweights of cinema, including Robert De Nero, Pam Grier, and Tarantino’s loyal friend Samuel L. Jackson.
Inglorious B*****ds – 88% Rotten Tomatoes
When creating a war drama, it can be important to maintain historical accuracy. In 2009, Tarantino chose to ignore how the history books told WWII and gave the world his own version.
War is violent, yet somehow Tarantino managed to turn it up to 11 in this film. ‘Inglorious’ also helped launch a new partnership for the director, with German actor Christoph Waltz stealing the show. Waltz was then invited to work with Tarantino on ‘Django Unchained’ because of the strength of his performance.
Reservoir Dogs – 91% Rotten Tomatoes
Reservoir Dogs was Tarantino’s big Hollywood directorial debut, and things couldn’t have gone any better for him. The 1992 tense thriller had everyone on the edge of their seats as a gang of criminals descend into madness trying to figure out which one among them is a rat.
It’s bloody, full of Tarantino’s trademark dialogue, funny, and disturbing all at once, with a healthy slice of crime thrown in. Reservoir Dogs is where Tarantino’s directing career began, and the film for anyone unfamiliar with his work to start at. The film announced Tarantino onto the scene and what catapulted him into the mainstream.
Pulp Fiction – 92% Rotten Tomatoes
If Reservoir Dogs is what launched Tarantino as a force to be reckoned with in the film industry, Pulp Fiction confirmed it. The 1994 thriller is Tarantino’s highest-rated movie as a director, and it became one of the most influential films of the 1990s.
It starred John Travolta, who was all but washed up at that point, and showed the world how good of an actor the star really was. The story is told in three overlapping parts, and it all comes together perfectly as we follow Bruce Willis, John Travolta, and Samuel L. Jackson. Of course there is violence in this film, but there is also mystery, masterful storytelling, and an Oscar-winning script.
Quentin Tarantino is one of Hollywood’s greatest directors, and the great news for film fans is that he doesn’t appear to be slowing down. His latest hit ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ was well received, and he’s reportedly taking control of a Stark Trek project in the future.