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The best movies directed by Quentin Tarantino have etched a place in pop culture history. Every Tarantino film is an event in the movie world, with fans everywhere zealously anticipating each new Quentin Tarantino movie.

Ever since Tarantino wowed audiences at the Sundance Film Festival in 1992 with twisty crime thriller Reservoir Dogs, the writer-director has produced must-see cinema. His movies are often in the crime genre, but Tarantino has become famous for mixing and matching his favorite styles, such as westerns, samurai movies, and war epics. Reservoir Dogs also introduced a number of actors who would reappear again and again in Tarantino's movies, such as Tim Roth, who returned in Pulp Fiction and The Hateful Eight, Harvey Keitel, who shows up in Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds, and Michael Madsen, who also appears in the Kill Bill movies and The Hateful Eight.

Tarantino's two greatest collaborators, however, did not appear until Pulp Fiction, in which Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson star and steal the show. Thurman went on to help create and star in Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Kill Bill Vol. 2 as the iconic Bride character. Meanwhile, Jackson played the villain of Pulp Fiction follow-up Jackie Brown and the subversive anti-hero in The Hateful Eight.

Tarantino's best movies are endlessly quotable and rewatchable, and he has already proven himself to be among the best living directors. Vote up the top films by Tarantino and vote down the ones that don't hold up alongside the director's best work.

Who has Quentin Tarantino worked with as a director? Talent includes the likes of Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and George Clooney. We have lists of the best movies directed by Martin Scorsese and David Fincher too, which you might like if you're a fan of Quentin Tarantino.

Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Quentin Tarantino
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Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The lives of two mob hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta), a boxer (Bruce Willis), a gangster's wife (Uma Thurman), and a pair of diner bandits (Tim Roth and Amanda Plummer) intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Walken, + more

Released: 1994

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

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Django Unchained is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Quentin Tarantino
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Django Unchained is a 2012 American revisionist Western film directed by Quentin Tarantino. With the help of a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz), a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) sets out to rescue his wife (Kerry Washington) from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Quentin Tarantino, + more

Released: 2012

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Quentin Tarantino
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Reservoir Dogs is a 1992 American ensemble crime film that depicts the events before and after a botched diamond heist. The film was the debut of director and writer Quentin Tarantino, and stars Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, and Michael Madsen. Tarantino and criminal-turned-author Edward Bunker have minor roles. It incorporates many themes that have become Tarantino's hallmarks—violent crime, pop culture references, profanity, and a nonlinear storyline. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, + more

Released: 1992

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

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Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Quentin Tarantino
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Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 German-American war black comedy film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, and Diane Kruger. The film tells the fictional alternate history story of two plots to take down Nazi Germany's political leadership, one planned by a young French Jewish cinema proprietor, and the other by a team of Jewish-American soldiers led by First Lieutenant Aldo Raine. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger, Samuel L. Jackson, Mike Myers, + more

Released: 2009

Directed by: Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino

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