Filmography of Tarantino

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All of Tarantino’s films.

Tarantino speaking at San Diego Comic Con in 2015
Credit: Gage Skidmore

Quintin Tarantino is a legend in the film industry. Credited as one of the most recognized directors in Hollywood, Tarantino is a two-time Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Awards winner. From his first feature length film, Resevoir Dogs, to his most recent release, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, below is a brief guide to a few of Tarantino’s most popular films.

1992 – Reservoir Dogs
In the years following the completion of his amateur film, My Best Friends Birthday, Tarantino worked as a writer and producer on a few other films like True Romance and Past Midnight. However, it was in 1992 that Tarantino went big time, making his directorial debut with his first feature length, film Reservoir Dogs. Reservoir Dogs showcases many of the cinematic elements that would become the young directors’ trademarks and is the first film in which Tarantino employs a nonlinear narrative structure. Filled with violence and intrigue, Reservoir Dogs is an essential part of the Tarantino experiance.

1994 – Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction is arguably Tarantino’s greatest work. Garnering 7 nominations then winning best screenplay at the 1995 Oscars, the film took Hollywood by storm. Pulp Fiction proved to major movie studios, that indie films could be just as successful as their big budget counterparts. With fantastic dialogue, stylized violence, memorable characters, and an all-star cast consisting of Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Ving Rhames, and Bruce Willis, Tarantino captured the attention of audiences around the world. In the words of Roger Ebert, “Pulp Fiction crackles like an ozone generator: Here’s a director who’s been let loose inside the toy store, and he wants to play all night.”

2003, 2004 – Kill Bill Volumes 1 & 2
Kill Bill is a tale of revenge. Tarantino’s two-part martial arts epic tells the story of the bride, a woman hellbent on avenging the wrongs she suffered at the hands of her ex-lover Bill. Witty and violent, Tarantino created two supremely entertaining films. Chock full of nods to Chanbara cinema and spaghetti Westerns, Kill Bill is the film for any fan of sword fighting, gunslinging, and cool movies.
Django Unchained – 2012
The film tells the story of Django, a slave turned bounty hunter as he travels through the Antebellum south in search of his wife Broomhilda (Hilda). Although the film is far from historically accurate, Tarantino manages to explore some of the horrors of slavery through the movies characters. Django Unchained has action and explosions, but it also some depth as well.

2019 – Once Upon a Time in
Hollywood
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is Tarantino’s newest release. The film follows the character Rick Dalton as he explores the changing landscape of the movie industry. The picture pays tribute to Hollywood’s golden age, featuring names of the era like Sharon Tate, played by Margot Robbie, and Charles Mason, played by Damon Herriman. With Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Tarantino pays homage to a bygone age of cinema.

Honorable Mentions:
1987 – My Best Friends Birthday
2009 – Inglorious Bastards
2015 – The Hateful Eight

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