Why does Quentin Tarantino number his films

Quentin Tarantino: All the films, our top 5 & the best songs

If there is one filmmaker who can be described as a cult director, it is Quentin Tarantino. All the movies, the best movie quotes and our top 5 songs - we've created the ultimate Tarantino list for you.

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All Tarantino films (director and / or screenplay) in chronological order:

Quentin Tarantino can look back on a broad film career. In his new film "Once Upon a Time In ... Hollywood", the cult director, as the title suggests, devotes himself to America's dream factory - and also deals with the murders of the Manson Family. While working on these films, Quentin Tarantino should have gathered more than enough impressions for his latest work:


Our absolutely subjective top 5 Tarantino films:

We have put our absolute (!) Subjective (!) Favorite films of the cult director into a list for you.

1. Pulp Fiction

One of the best films of the 90s, rightly awarded the Oscar for best screenplay. His homage to Hollywood's gangster cinema finally makes Tarantino a cult director. He skilfully deals with three well-known gangster topics in one film. And in a surprisingly fresh way: contract killers Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) remove an unwanted corpse, Pumpkin (Tim Roth) and Honey Bunny (Amanda Plummer) try their hand at robbing a restaurant - and Boxer Butch (Bruce Willis) is on the run after a broken deal.

2. Inglourious Basterds "Once upon a time ... in France under the occupation of the Nazis", a plaque announces the first of four chapters of "Inglourious Basterds". A reference to the spaghetti western "Play me the song of death" - this is how Tarantino bows to director Sergio Leone's life's work. In the style of a spaghetti western, he brings the Second World War to the cinema in a way that has never been seen before: Tarantino sends a troop of Jewish US soldiers to France. Their only mission: to kill as many Nazis as possible. With an array of international stars: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger or Christoph Waltz as the perfidious SS officer Hans Landa. The role paved the way for the Austrian actor to move to Hollywood.

3. Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2

In individual chapters, Tarantino tells the story of a former professional killer who was betrayed by her mentor and lover. In a mixture of spaghetti westerns and martial arts, he sends his muse, Uma Thurman, on a bloody campaign of revenge. Action, violence and fantastic fighting choreographies - "Kill Bill" is masterfully staged. The outstanding soundtrack (like Nancy Sinatra's plaintive vocals in "Bang bang") made Tarantino's 4th and 5th films a masterpiece.

4. Reservoir Dogs

As exciting as it is mercilessly brutal: his highly acclaimed directorial debut from 1992 paved the way for Tarantino to Hollywood. The plot: Six ice-cold specialists are hired under false names to steal jewels. But the heist goes very wrong: injured, two dead - obviously the gangsters have been betrayed. In their hideaway, an empty warehouse, the remaining criminals discuss. Until they fight one last bloody battle. For the film, Tarantino put on the suit as Mr. Brown himself.

5. Django Unchained

In his western epic, Tarantino dedicates himself to what is probably the greatest horror in American history - slavery. The headstrong director had already allowed himself to rewrite world history in "Inglourious Basterds". After he let Hitler and National Socialism go up in flames with the help of the cinema, he sends Jamie Foxx as a former slave (how could it be otherwise) on a bloody campaign of revenge in "Django Unchained". At his side - and this time on the right one - Christoph Waltz as his liberator, Dr. King Schultz.


What are the most iconic sayings from the Tarantino films?

  • The bride in "Kill Bill": "Those who are lucky enough to be still alive, you may go. But the severed limbs stay here!"
  • Aldo Raine in "Inglourious Basterds": "You heard about us so you know we're not in the capture business. We're in the Nazis kill business"
  • Vincent Vega in "Pulp Fiction": "Oh my god, that's one hell of a milkshake. I don't know if it's worth $ 5. But it's damn good!"
  • The bride in "Kill Bill": "Wiggle your big toe."
  • Jules Winnfield in "Pulp Fiction": "You will now rummage through this bag and find my wallet. The one that says 'Bad Black Man'."
  • Mr. Blonde in "Reservoir Dogs": "Do you want to bark all day, little pooch? Or do you want to bite?"
  • Here the world famous one "Royal with cheese"-Scene from "Pulp Fiction":


What are the best songs from Tarantino's films?

The filmmaker repeatedly uses classics from music history to provide musical accompaniment to his films. He gave his younger viewers in particular catchy tunes with these classics that they would otherwise hardly have come to know. Here are our top 5:

1. Santa Esmeralda - "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" - from "Kill Bill"

2. Smith - "Baby, It's You" - from "Death Proof"

3. "Pulp Fiction" - theme song - from "Pulp Fiction"

4. Nancy Sinatra - "Bang Bang" - from "Kill Bill"

5. Bobby Womack - "Across 110th Street" - from "Jackie Brown"


How many prizes has Quentin Tarantino won so far?

In total, Quentin Tarantino has been nominated 179 times for various awards. The filmmaker was actually able to pocket 139 of them. He was nominated a total of five times for the Oscar. He has won Hollywood's most coveted award twice - both times for the best screenplay for "Django Unchained" and "Pulp Fiction". He also took home a trophy for each of these two scripts at the Golden Globes. He was nominated for the award six times in total.

Could it be that all Tarantino films start with chapters?

Tarantino's narrative style is unmistakable. In order to tell his stories, the filmmaker often falls back on a structure in chapters, as for example in the "Kill Bill" films. But Tarantion's storytelling is complex. He often resorts to a non-linear narrative style ("Pulp Fiction") or tells the story from the retrospective ("Reservoir Dogs").


All films and series in which Quentin Tarantino played:

There is no denying that Tarantino is a genius behind the camera. Now and then you can see or hear the filmmaker yourself on the screen. Often in small supporting roles in his own films. Here you can find all the roles that Tarantino has played himself over the years:
  • My Best Friend’s Birthday - as Clarence Pool
  • Reservoir Dogs - as Mr. Brown
  • Eddi Presley - as a nurse
  • Pulp Fiction - as Jimmie Dimmick
  • Somebody to Love - as a bartender
  • Sleep with Me - as Sid
  • Dance Me to the End of Love - as a groom
  • Four Rooms - as Chester
  • Desperado - as the guy at the bar who tells a joke
  • Destiny Turns on the Radio - as Johnny Destiny
  • From Dusk Till Dawn - as Richard Gecko
  • Girl 6 - as Director # 1 in NY
  • Jackie Brown - as the voice on the answering machine
  • Little Nicky - Satan Junior - as a blind preacher
  • Alias ​​- The Agent - as McKenas Cole
  • Planet of the Pitts - as Quentin Tarantino
  • Death Proof as Warren
  • Planet Terror - as Rapist # 1
  • Sukiyaki Western Django - as Piringo
  • Inglourious Basterds - as the first scalped Nazi / American soldier in "Pride of Nation"
  • Django Unchained - as an employee of LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. / Robert
  • The Hateful 8 - as a narrator