Quentin Tarantino is a fantastic filmmaker who’s brought many brilliant films to screens all over the world. In this article, we list what we believe to be the best Quentin Tarantino movies.

Tarantino has produced screen magic with Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and Inglorious Basterds, among many others. His cinematic canon is wide and deep and we believe this list demonstrates that.

So whether you’re doing research on him, or ready to sit down and watch one of these movies tonight, this list of the top Quentin Tarantino films will be just what you need!

It should be noted that we’ve included the films in rough ranking order. But with a filmmaker like Quentin Tarantino, the work is so good that it’s really hard to form an exact order.

So, without further ado, let’s jump right in and list the best Quentin Tarantino films!

The Best Quentin Tarantino Movies

Let’s start off with an absolute cinema classic, Pulp Fiction.

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Critics and audiences worldwide hailed PULP FICTION as the star-studded picture that redefined cinema in the 20th Century!

Writer/director Quentin Tarantino delivers an unforgettable cast of characters, including a pair of low-rent hit men (John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson), their boss’s sexy wife (Uma Thurman), and a desperate prizefighter (Bruce Willis), in a wildly entertaining and exhilarating motion picture adventure that both thrills and amuses!

Pulp Fiction
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  • John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson (Actors)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Director) - Quentin Tarantino (Writer) - Lawrence Bender (Producer)
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  • English (Subtitle)

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Four Perfect Killers. One Perfect Crime. Critically acclaimed for its raw power and breathtaking ferocity, it’s the brilliant American gangster movie classic from writer-director Quentin Tarantino.

They were perfect strangers, assembled to pull off the perfect crime. Then their simple robbery explodes into a bloody ambush, and the ruthless killers realize one of them is a police informer. But which one?

Quentin Tarantino came out of nowhere (i.e., a video store in Manhattan Beach, California) and turned Hollywood on its ear in 1992 with his explosive first feature, Reservoir Dogs.

Like Tarantino’s mainstream breakthrough Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs has an unconventional structure, cleverly shuffling back and forth in time to reveal details about the characters, experienced criminals who know next to nothing about each other.

Joe (Lawrence Tierney) has assembled them to pull off a simple heist and has gruffly assigned them color-coded aliases (Mr. Orange, Mr. Pink, Mr. White) to conceal their identities from being known even to each other.

But something has gone wrong, and the plan has blown up in their faces.

One by one, the surviving robbers find their way back to their prearranged warehouse hideout.

There, they try to piece together the chronology of this bloody fiasco–and to identify the traitor among them who tipped off the police. Pressure mounts, blood flows, accusations and bullets fly.

In the combustible atmosphere, these men are forced to confront life-and-death questions of trust, loyalty, professionalism, deception, and betrayal. As many critics have observed, it is a movie about “honor among thieves” (just as Pulp Fiction is about redemption and Jackie Brown is about survival).

Along with everything else, the movie provides a showcase for a terrific ensemble of actors: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen, Christopher Penn, and Tarantino himself, offering a fervent dissection of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” over breakfast.

Reservoir Dogs is violent (though the violence is implied rather than explicit), clever, gabby, harrowing, funny, suspenseful, and even–in the end–unexpectedly moving.

(Don’t forget that “Super Sounds of the Seventies” soundtrack, either.) Reservoir Dogs deserves just as much acclaim and attention as its follow-up, Pulp Fiction, would receive two years later. –Jim Emerson

Reservoir Dogs
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  • Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi (Actors)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Director) - Quentin Tarantino (Writer) - Lawrence Bender (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Quentin Tarantino directs this ensemble action drama set in Europe during World War Two.

In the first of two converging storylines, Shosanna (Melanie Laurent), a young Jewish woman in occupied France, seeks to avenge the death of her parents by the Nazis after narrowly escaping execution herself and fleeing to Paris.

There she creates a new identity for herself as the owner and manager of a cinema.

Meanwhile, a group of Jewish American soldiers known as ‘The Basterds’, led by First Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt), joins forces with German actress and undercover agent Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) to take down the leaders of The Third Reich.

The Basterds cross paths with Shosanna when her cinema, which has been commandeered by the Nazis for the screening of their latest propaganda film, becomes the target for their next attack.

However, unbeknown to them, Shosanna has devised a revenge plan of her own.

Christoph Waltz gained the Best Supporting Actor Awards at both the 2010 BAFTAs and Academy Awards for his portrayal of the devious Colonel Hans Landa.

Inglourious Basterds
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  • Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz (Actors)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Director) - Quentin Tarantino (Writer) - Lawrence Bender (Producer)
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  • English (Subtitle)

Jackie Brown (1997)

Writer and director Quentin Tarantino adapts Elmore Leonard’s bestseller RUM PUNCH in a stylish homage to 1970s exploitation movies.

What do a sexy stewardess (Pam Grier), a street-tough gun runner (Samuel L. Jackson), a lonely bail bondsman (Robert Forster), a shifty ex-con (Robert De Niro), an earnest federal agent (Michael Keaton), and a stoned-out beach bunny (Bridget Fonda) have in common?

They’re six players on the trail of a half-million dollars in cash. The big question is, however, who’s getting played and who’s gonna make the big score?

Jackie Brown
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  • Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster (Actors)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Director) - Quentin Tarantino (Writer) - Lawrence Bender (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)

The acclaimed fourth film from groundbreaking writer and director Quentin Tarantino (PULP FICTION, JACKIE BROWN), KILL BILL VOLUME 1 stars Uma Thurman (PULP FICTION), Lucy Liu (CHARLIE’S ANGELS, CHICAGO), and Vivica A. Fox (TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME) in an astonishing, action-packed thriller about brutal betrayal and an epic vendetta!

Four years after taking a bullet in the head at her own wedding, The Bride (Thurman) emerges from a coma and decides it’s time for payback … with a vengeance!

Having been gunned down by her former boss (David Carradine) and his deadly squad of international assassins, it’s a kill-or-be-killed fight she didn’t start but is determined to finish!

Loaded with explosive action and outrageous humor, it’s a must-see motion picture event that has critics everywhere raving!

Kill Bill: Volume 1
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  • Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox (Actors)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Director) - Quentin Tarantino (Writer) - Lawrence Bender (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (2019)

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore.

The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood
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  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino (Actors)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Director) - Quentin Tarantino (Producer)
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  • English (Subtitle)

Django Unchained (2012)

Set in the South two years before the Civil War, DJANGO UNCHAINED stars Academy Award;-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with a German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award;-winner Christolph Waltz).

Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty.

The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.

Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways.

Instead, Schultz seeks out the South most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.

Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award;-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of Candyland; an infamous plantation.

Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award;-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them.

If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival

Django Unchained
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  • Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson (Actors)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Director) - Harvey Weinstein (Producer)
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The Hateful Eight (2015)

New-The Hateful Eight [Blu-ray] ‘The Hateful 8’ is set 6 or 8 or 12 years after the Civil War in wintery Wyoming, and a blizzard is coming.

Bounty Hunter John Ruth is trying to get his bounty, Ms. Daisy Domergue (Dah-mer-goo), to the town of Red Rock where she’s scheduled to be brought to justice.

Along the way he and his wagon driver Olie pick up two strangers; another bounty hunter and former union soldier, Major Marquis Warren, and a former union soldier, Major Marquis Warren, and a former southern renegade who claims to be the new mayor of Red Rock, Chris Mannix.

The impending storm has forced them to stop at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are not greeted by the proprietor but by four strangers.

As the storm takes over the mountainside cabin our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all.

The Hateful Eight
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  • Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh (Actors)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Director) - Richard N. Gladstein (Producer)
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Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)

With this thrilling, must-see movie event, writer and director Quentin Tarantino (PULP FICTION) completes the action-packed quest for revenge begun by The Bride (Uma Thurman) in KILL BILL VOL. 1!

Having already crossed two names from her Death List, The Bride is back with a vengeance and taking aim at Budd (Michael Madsen) and Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah), the only survivors from the squad of assassins who betrayed her four years earlier.

It’s all leading up to the ultimate confrontation with Bill (David Carradine), The Bride’s former master, and the man who ordered her execution!

As the acclaimed follow-up to the instant classic VOL. 1 — you know all about the unlimited action and humor, but until you’ve seen KILL BILL VOL. 2, you only know half the story!

Kill Bill: Volume 2
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  • Uma Thurman, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah (Actors)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Director) - Quentin Tarantino (Writer) - Lawrence Bender (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
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Death Proof (2007)

Director Quentin Tarantino delivers an adrenaline shot to the heart with Death Proof, “a tribute to balls-out pedal-to-the-metal car chases” (Pete Hammond, Maxim).

Featuring exhilarating high-speed action, jaw-dropping stunts, and some of the most quotable lines since Pulp Fiction, Death Proof “goes faster, and funnier, than you thought possible…and then it goes further” (Ty Burr, Boston Globe).

Kurt Russell stars as a sociopathic stuntman whose taste for stalking sexy young ladies gets him into big trouble when he tangles with the wrong gang of badass babes.

Their confrontation escalates to a hair-raising, 18-minute automotive duel with one of the girls strapped to the hood of a thundering Dodge Challenger that “earns a place of honor among the great movie car chases” (Scott Foundas, LA Weekly).

Loud, fast, and proudly out of control, Grindhouse is a tribute to the low-budget exploitation movies that lurked at drive-ins and inner-city theaters in the ’60s and early ’70s.

Writers/directors Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) cooked up this three-hour double feature as a way to pay homage to these films, and the end result manages to evoke the down-and-dirty vibe of the original films for an audience that may be too young to remember them.

Tarantino’s Death Proof is the mellower of the two, relatively speaking; it’s wordier (as to be expected) and rife with pulp/comic book posturing and eminently quotable dialogue.

It also features a terrific lead performance by Kurt Russell as a homicidal stunt man whose weapon of choice is a souped-up car.

Tarantino’s affection for his own dialogue slows down the action at times, but he does provide showy roles for a host of likable actresses, including Rosario Dawson, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rose McGowan, Sydney Poitier, and newcomer Zoe Bell, who was Uma Thurman’s stunt double in Kill Bill.

Detractors may decry the rampant violence and latch onto a sexist undertone in Tarantino’s feature, but for those viewers who grew up watching these types of films in either theater or streaming, such elements will probably be more of a virtue than a detrimental factor. — Paul Gaita

Grindhouse: Death Proof
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  • Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Jordan Ladd (Actors)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Director) - Quentin Tarantino (Writer) - Bob Weinstein (Producer)
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The Best Quentin Tarantino Movies – Wrapping Up

So there you have it. The top Quentin Tarantino films. As you can see, he’s been responsible for some classics of cinema history and it’s clear to see why he’s considered one of the all-time greats.

If you’re sitting down to watch one of these tonight, we envy you. You’re in for a real treat!

We hope this list of the best Quentin Tarantino movies has been helpful. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know in the comments section.