Quentin Tarantino’s Top 20 Movies Since 1992

Quentin Tarantino lists his Top 20 favorite movies made since he directed his first movie in 1992. You can’t argue with these, he’s not saying they are the best, he’s just saying they were his favorites. Fair enough. I’ve seen 15 of the 20. And many of them are very good. “Battle Royale” and “Shaun of the Dead” are two of my personal favorites as well.




  1. Battle RoyaleKinji Fukasaku
  2. Anything Else – Woody Allen
  3. AuditionTakashi Miike
  4. The BladeHark Tsui
  5. Boogie NightsPaul Thomas Anderson
  6. Dazed & ConfusedRichard Linklater
  7. DogvilleLars von Trier
  8. Fight Club – David Fincher
  9. FridayF. Gary Gray
  10. The HostJoon-ho Bong
  11. The InsiderMichael Mann
  12. Joint Security AreaChan-wook Park
  13. Lost In Translation – Sofia Coppola
  14. The Matrix – Larry and Andy Wachowski
  15. Memories of MurderJoon-ho Bong
  16. Supercop (aka Police Story 3) – Stanley Tong
  17. Shaun of the Dead – Edgar Wright
  18. Speed – Jan de Bont
  19. Team America – Trey Parker
  20. UnbreakableM. Night Shyamalan

7 Responses

  1. To this day I still find “Lost in Translation” insufferable. A narcisistic vanity project with no dramatic conflict whatsover. This movie could have been 20 minutes long and would hve been the exact same thing. That would have spared me an hour and a half of my life because I can only glide on mood and tone for so long.

    But I’m glad he mentioned “The Insider.” “heat is still the top Michael Mann film for me but I’m glad this one is getting some mention.

  2. ”Lost In Translation”? ”Anything Else”? ”Friday”? I didn’t know Tarantino was a sensitive type of a person. ”Toy Story 3”, ”Tangled” and ”Midnight in Paris” are also some of his favorites since 2010

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    1. It’s true! I do think Lost in Translation is a great film though so I don’t fault him for choosing it.

      Can’t say the same about “Anything else”. I saw it and don’t remember a single line, scene, character…nothing. Nothing about it stuck with me.
      Such is the subjective nature of film though I guess.

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