Tarantino's Trash List: 20 Movies He'd Rather Delete Than Rewatch

Tarantino's Trash List: 20 Movies He'd Rather Delete Than Rewatch
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From classics to modern hits, Tarantino's unfiltered opinions offer a surprising counter-narrative to popular movie lore.

Quentin Tarantino, a director known for his polarizing takes on cinema and outspokenness, has never shied away from speaking his mind. And when he dislikes a film, he really lets it be known.

Here are the movies that have managed to land on the director's naughty list over the years, based on what Tarantino himself revealed in various interviews and public appearances:

The Tarantino Diss-List:

  1. "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989)
  2. "Rushmore" (1998)
  3. "The Man From U.N.C.L.E" (2015)
  4. "Natural Born Killers" (1994)
  5. "The Hunger Games " (2012)
  6. "The Matrix Revolutions" (2003)
  7. "Salem's Lot" (1979)
  8. "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989)
  9. "Rushmore" (1998)
  10. "The Man From U.N.C.L.E" (2015)
  11. "Natural Born Killers" (1994)
  12. "The Hunger Games" (2012)
  13. "The Matrix Revolutions" (2003)
  14. "Salem's Lot" (1979)
  15. "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life" (1983)
  16. "Quintet" (1979)
  17. "Brewster McCloud" (1970)
  18. "Atomic Blonde" (2017)
  19. "Scream " (1996)
  20. "Halloween II" (1981)

Most critics and fans generally regard "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" as a classic, but Tarantino begs to differ. He finds the movie boring and dismisses Sean Connery's role as uninteresting. He even went so far as to say that he prefers the much-criticized "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull" over it. It's kinda hard to not wonder what Tarantino got to say about 2023's "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny", right?

Being a big fan of "Battle Royale," the Japanese film that predates the "Hunger Games" series, Tarantino believes the latter is a rip-off. During his appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," he was less than enthused about the American dystopian saga.

Tarantino has mixed feelings about Wes Anderson's films. While he appreciates movies like "Bottle Rocket" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," he found "Rushmore" not as funny as the general public believes it to be, mainly due to a lack of connection with its lead character, Max.

Surprisingly, Tarantino wasn't impressed with Wes Craven's classic horror film "Scream." He felt the direction was what kept the movie from reaching its full potential.

Tarantino initially considered "The Matrix" a top-tier film, but its sequels, "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions," shattered that notion. According to him, the sequels ruined the mythology, pushing the original film down his personal ranking.

As for Stephen King 's "Salem's Lot," Tarantino tried to get into it twice but failed. He found the serialized adaptation stretched out and boring, a far cry from the horror masterpieces he'd anticipated.