Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

A Quentin Tarantino movie is always something to be excited about and he is back in the director's chair this week with Django Unchained.

The movie has already enjoyed plenty of success on the awards circuit so far this year and the film has picked up five Oscar nominations - including Best Picture.

And to celebrate the release of the film we take a look at the top five Quentin Tarantino movies - and boy has he made some great ones.

1. Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction remains my favourite Tarantino film and it was one of the most influential movies of the 1994.

The film may have gone on to pick up a clutch of Oscar nominations and had a truly fantastic cast but it was Tarantino's unusual style that really put this film on the map.

Tarantino showed that a none linear structure really could work in a movie and he jumped from story to story in a rather random manner - it was something that worked incredibly well and was a breath of fresh air.

The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

One of the strongest aspects of this movie was the script and it's uniqueness as Tarantino mixed incredibly strong violence with humour and this is a script that is so thrillingly alive.

Pulp Fiction is a movie that is so entertaining and, at nearly twenty years old, it has not lost that spark.

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2. Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds was the last time that we saw Tarantino in the director's chair and it was the most successful film of his career.

The movie is set in Nazi-occupied France during the Second World War and a group of soliders and civilians have a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders during the screening of a movie.

Once again Tarantino assembled an impressive cast that included Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz and Michael Fassbender and was a fast paced and violent film that was just tremendous.

It was a movie that was incredibly stylish and was not afraid to push the boundaries - which is something that we have come to expect from this director.

The movie went on to gross in excess of $321 million at the global box office and went on to be nominated for a clutch of Oscar nominations.

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3. Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs marked the directorial debut of Quentin Tarantino back in 1992 as he tackled the gangster movie.

The movie gave audiences a first look at the nonlinear storylines and stylistically excessive violence that he is now so famous.

Gangster movies are usually all about the action and the heists but Tarantino had a very different viewpoint as he never shows the diamond theft that this movie hinges on.

Instead this is very much a character based movie that tests the loyalty that lies between group of criminals and the decisions that got them to this place.

And it is this way of telling this story that sets it apart from other movies in this genre as it really does break the mould.

While the movie did go on to be an independent and cult hit the movie went on to have further success after the release of Pulp Fiction.

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4. Kill Bill: Vol 1

After six years away from the director's chair Tarantino returned in 2003 with Kill Bill: Vol. 1.

The movie saw Tarantino reunite with Uma Thurman as the actress took on the lead role of The Bride.

After waking up from a long coma The Bride sets out to have her revenger on the assassination team that put her there.

The Kill Bill films are a no nonsense pair of movies that has an incredibly tough and fearless woman at it's heart.

It is a great performance from Uma Thurman and The Bride has gone on to become an iconic action character.

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5. True Romance

Tarantino may not have directed True Romance but he penned the script and it is a real gem of a film.

Directed by Tony Scott the film stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette and was released back in 1993.

The film follows Clarence who marries Alabama, a hooker just after they meet. The pair head to Hollywood in a bid to sell the coke that they accidentally stole from her pimp.

True Romance is a fast paced exciting Romeo and Juliet tale for the 1990s not shying away from excessive violence, lurid sex, and rampant drug use all off which come by the bucket load.

True Romance was, at the time, a breakthrough for Tarantino as it was his first screenplay, however it was Reservoir Dogs that would reach cinemas first.

Tarantino shows his skill as a writer masterfully allowing the chemistry between Arquette and Slater to develop naturally. As well as producing on of the most infamous confrontations, in terms of dialogue, between Dennis Hopper and Christopher Walken in cinema history.

True Romance really is a great movie and should be checked out if you have not seen it.

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Django Unchained is released 18th January.

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