All 9 Quentin Tarantino Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best by Rotten Tomatoes

All 9 Quentin Tarantino Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best by Rotten Tomatoes
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Today, Quentin Tarantino remains one of the most acclaimed directors in Hollywood, known not only to cinephiles, but also to people who occasionally enjoy a fun action or gory slasher. The mass appeal is what made the director so popular, but it doesn't take away from his creative genius.

The director once admitted that he will only make 10 movies in his career, and he hasn't released the last one yet. The other 9, however, will make a great addition to anyone's movie night. So check out the ratings below and find out which Tarantino films are the best to start with and which ones you might want to skip.

Grindhouse Presents: Death Proof (2007) – 64%

As dynamic and violent as one expects from Quentin Tarantino's movie, Grindhouse Presents: Death Proof failed to impress viewers for some reason. While the rating is still fresh, the 64% mark is a far cry from any of the director's other movies. However, if you are looking for a fun slasher and enjoy Kurt Russell's performance, it is still worth watching.

The Hateful Eight (2015) – 75%

While the film has had its fair share of haters, with Tarantino's commentary on the Black Lives Matter movement pissing off several police groups who have turned to boycotting the film, it's still hard to argue with the quality of the story and production. Sure, Tarantino himself has a western that is far superior, but The Hateful Eight is a solid watch as well.

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) & Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) – 84% & 85%

Two movies that were written, filmed, and intended to be released as one have virtually the same rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Because of the story behind the movie, Tarantino, who simply didn't want to cut any scenes, decided to split the movie in two and release them 6 months apart. The trick worked, and Kill Bill is now one of the director's most recognizable films.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) – 86%

Although Tarantino's latest release is not bad at all, it has landed in the middle of the ratings. The story of someone holding on to his past instead of moving on to the future went viral on social media for all the wrong reasons, which didn't affect the critics' reviews, but must have changed the way viewers saw it.

Django Unchained (2012) – 87%

The movie that won Quentin Tarantino his second Oscar for Best Original Screenplay is one of the director's most talked about films. While it's not as dynamic and flashy as many people imagine his films to be, it has a great story, brilliant acting from the celebrity-packed cast, and everything a modern western needs to be a major success.

Jackie Brown (1997) – 88%

Starring Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Keaton, this movie couldn't be any better. An action story with just enough crime to raise the stakes, but not enough to make it dark and gritty, the story of flight attendant Jackie Brown grabs you from the first frame and doesn't let go until the final titles.

Inglourious Basterds (2009) – 89%

Bold and violent, Inglourious Basterds takes viewers into the first year of the German occupation of France and shows the war as violent as it is, without glorifying any heroes. Just as dynamic and action-packed, it remains a fan favorite for many, but should definitely be viewed with caution.

Reservoir Dogs (1992) – 90%

The first film that made Tarantino as popular as he is today and established the distinctive style of his writing and directing. The film follows a group of criminals who plan the perfect heist, but it ends in bloodshed when one of their group turns out to be a police informant. More than 30 years later, Reservoir Dogs remains one of the director's best works.

Pulp Fiction (1994) – 92%

The first film that put Quentin Tarantino on a pedestal with some of the best directors of our time and won him his first Oscar for Best Original Screenplay is even more beloved by audiences than it is by critics, with an audience rating of 96%. The film has found its way into pop culture, appearing in the form of various references and easter eggs.