Song of the Day #4,081: ‘Battle Without Honor Or Humanity’ – Tomoyasu Hotei

Continuing my countdown of the films of Quentin Tarantino:

#6 – Kill Bill Vol. 1

The top six films on my Tarantino countdown are all stone-cold classics, and I’ve shuffled several of them around a few times before landing on my final ranking.

The truth is, whichever one I’ve seen most recently tends to move up the list, until I see another one and the process starts again. They’re all that damn good.

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Song of the Day #4,080: ‘Chick Habit’ – April March

Continuing my countdown of the films of Quentin Tarantino:

#7 – Death Proof

Of all the Tarantino movies I rewatched to create this list, 2007’s Death Proof is the one that jumped the most in my estimation.

Released first as part of the Grindhouse double feature along with Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror, but later at a longer length as a standalone film, Death Proof is a grungy homage to the exploitation films Tarantino grew up on.

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Song of the Day #4,079: ‘I Got a Name’ – Jim Croce

Continuing my countdown of the films of Quentin Tarantino:

#8 – Django Unchained

Maybe it says more about my opinion of Westerns than about the films of Quentin Tarantino, but I just realized the bottom of my list is made up of QT’s explorations of Western tropes.

Django Unchained looks at American slavery through the lens of a Black bounty hunter on a quest to win back his wife from a plantation owner. And for most of its nearly three hour running time it is one of Tarantino’s best films.

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Song of the Day #4,078: ‘Goodnight Moon’ – Shivaree

Continuing my countdown of the films of Quentin Tarantino:

#9 – Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Though Tarantino considers the Kill Bill films one complete package, it is easy to consider them separately.

For one thing, that’s how they were released into theaters, with a delay between them of several months. But even more significantly, each film has a distinct style and borrows from specific and different genres.

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Song of the Day #4,077: ‘Apple Blossom’ – The White Stripes

My appreciation for Quentin Tarantino was recently rekindled by his splendid new film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. I decided to rewatch all of his films to revisit their pleasures, see how they’ve aged, and look at them in context of his entire filmography.

I spent a rewarding couple of weeks catching up with all ten films (including a rewatching of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) and I am now ready to present my definitive ranked list of Tarantino’s movies.

I’m joking when I say “definitive” because I have shuffled this list at least a dozen times before settling on the order I’m going with here. I feel rock solid about the #1 and #10 movies but the rest are a little more fluid.

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