The lovely bloggers over at French Toast Sunday are spotlighting director Quentin Tarantino this month! He's easily one of my favorite directors. I've decided to rank the films of his I've seen. (Jackie Brown and My Best Friend's Birthday are the only two films of his I've missed.) This was A LOT harder than I thought it would be, especially with my top three. I'm sure someone could ask me to do this again in a few months, and I'd rank them differently. I'm almost positive I've talked about this on my blog before and had picked a different favorite. It's hard when you love a director this much!
Honorable Mention: Sin City
7) Kill Bill vol 2
I went back and forth between this and Death Proof as my least favorite. I ultimately stuck with this because it was the least memorable for me. Kill Bill vol 1 was amazing, and this one just didn't feel up to par.
6) Death Proof
I always preferred Planet Terror of the two Grindhouse films. This film just felt a little too long. Normally, I love Tarantino's scenes of characters talking, but I didn't really feel like any of the people in this film were talking about anything interesting.
5) Reservoir Dogs
One of his first features and definitely one of his most brutal. I love this little indie, and I think it's a great starting place for all his work.
4) Django Unchained
His most recent feature was risky, but it all paid off due to the great performances and the funniest shoot out in cinema history.
3) Pulp Fiction
This is one of those films that's almost universally highly recommended. It lives up to all those expectations. It also ages gracefully and it's one I can always go back to and find something new to like about it.
2) Kill Bill vol 1
1) Inglorious Basterds
Even though Kill Bill is a close 2nd, I think Inglorious Basterds is my favorite Tarantino film. (today anyways) I just found it so rich and interesting. It introduced me to Christoph Waltz, showed me that Brad Pitt could put on one of my favorite movie accents in history, mixed two languages I love listening to (German and French) and gave me Shoshanna. The opening scene really sets the tone for how haunting this film is, it's a masterpiece, plain and simple.
Thanks for hosting, French Toast Sunday!