It’s Quentin Tarantino’s birthday so you know what time it is!
If you’re looking for classic movies that never lose their charm or want to pay homage to this brilliant director, we’ve compiled a list of his top-ranked movies (according to Rotten Tomatoes rating) so you have your movie night sorted!
1. PULP FICTION (1994)
Starring: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman
Genre: Crime, Drama
Synopsis: Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) are hitmen with a penchant for philosophical discussions. In this ultra-hip, multi-strand crime movie, their storyline is interwoven with those of their boss, gangster Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames); his actress wife, Mia (Uma Thurman); struggling boxer Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis); master fixer Winston Wolfe (Harvey Keitel) and a nervous pair of armed robbers, “Pumpkin” (Tim Roth) and “Honey Bunny” (Amanda Plummer).
2. RESERVOIR DOGS (1992)
Starring: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madson
Genre: Crime, Drama
Synopsis: A group of thieves assemble to pull of the perfect diamond heist. It turns into a bloody ambush when one of the men turns out to be a police informer. As the group begins to question each other’s guilt, the heightened tensions threaten to explode the situation before the police step in.
3. INGLORIOUS BASTERDS (2009)
Starring: Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz
Genre: War, Comedy, Drama
Synopsis: It is the first year of Germany’s occupation of France. Allied officer Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) assembles a team of Jewish soldiers to commit violent acts of retribution against the Nazis, including the taking of their scalps. He and his men join forces with Bridget von Hammersmark, a German actress and undercover agent, to bring down the leaders of the Third Reich. Their fates converge with theater owner Shosanna Dreyfus, who seeks to avenge the Nazis’ execution of her family.
4. DJANGO UNCHAINED (2012)
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio
Genre: Western, Drama, Action
Synopsis: Two years before the Civil War, Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave, finds himself accompanying an unorthodox German bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) on a mission to capture the vicious Brittle brothers. Their mission successful, Schultz frees Django, and together they hunt the South’s most-wanted criminals. Their travels take them to the infamous plantation of shady Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), where Django’s long-lost wife (Kerry Washington) is still a slave.
5. JACKIE BROWN (1997)
Starring: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
Genre: Crime, Drama
Synopsis: When flight attendant Jackie Brown (Pam Grier) is busted smuggling money for her arms dealer boss, Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson), agent Ray Nicolette (Michael Keaton) and detective Mark Dargus (Michael Bowen) want her help to bring down Robbie. Facing jail time for her silence or death for her cooperation, Brown decides instead to double-cross both parties and make off with the smuggled money. Meanwhile, she enlists the help of bondsman Max Cherry (Robert Forster), a man who loves her.
6. ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (2019)
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Synopsis: Actor Rick Dalton gained fame and fortune by starring in a 1950s television Western, but is now struggling to find meaningful work in a Hollywood that he doesn’t recognize anymore. He spends most of his time drinking and palling around with Cliff Booth, his easygoing best friend and longtime stunt double. Rick also happens to live next door to Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate — the filmmaker and budding actress whose futures will forever be altered by members of the Manson Family.
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7. KILL BILL VOL. 1 (2003)
Starring: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox
Synopsis: A former assassin, known simply as The Bride (Uma Thurman), wakes from a coma four years after her jealous ex-lover Bill (David Carradine) attempts to murder her on her wedding day. Fueled by an insatiable desire for revenge, she vows to get even with every person who contributed to the loss of her unborn child, her entire wedding party, and four years of her life. After devising a hit list, The Bride sets off on her quest, enduring unspeakable injury and unscrupulous enemies.
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