I made a poll a few months back that included Pulp Fiction, which received the majority of the votes. Was curious to see what you would consider your favorite Tarantino film if Pulp Fiction was out of the equation.
Super hard but I went with Jackie Brown. I was just always shocked to see men like DeNiro, Sam Jackson, Micheal Keaton, and Robert Foster all sit in the back seat and passenger side while a woman drove lol. All performances were increbile and should have had more Oscar nods. I also loved how he showed the same story from different point of views. I really like all of his movies though. My cousin and I were addicted to Kill Bill vol 1 and 2. Kill Bill also imo had the best music for any film although it wasn’t original.
I recently realized that pretty much every time I see a Quentin Tarantino movie, I am not left feeling wowed like many seem to be. I do consider PULP FICTION to be his masterpiece and I did admire Inglorious Basterds and parts of Django. However, the only film he did that I really loved was probably his most underrated in terms of notice, and that was JACKIE BROWN.
Reservoir Dogs is his only film I consider to be a masterpiece (I don’t think even Pulp Fiction really compares) but all are great/good movies.
While I voted for Inglourious Basterds, I’m pleasantly surprised to see how many votes Jackie Brown is getting, as I believe it is his most overlooked and underrated movie. Perhaps had it not been the immediate follow-up to the untouchable Pulp Fiction (let’s say it had been released after the Kill Bill movies), I think it would have had a warmer reception. Had Jackie Brown been released today (after the strong Oscar showing for Tarantino’s last two films), it probably could have received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Actress, Adapted Screenplay (and with outside chances, Director for Tarantino, Actor for Sam Jackson, and Editing).
I’m surprised that Django Unchained and Kill Bill aren’t performing very well (in comparison, Death Proof has received as many votes as Django Unchained and Kill Bill combined!).
Inglorious Basterds. For sure.
Inglorious Basterds, which is just my favorite Tarantino film period.