50 Tarantino Films Tarantino Didn't Direct

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    • FBSDeMorgan

      Sep 20th 2012, 7:05

      Well, he did direct part of Sin City didn't he? Wasn't it a bit of a test to see how he'd get on with digital cameras?

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    • MattMorris

      Sep 20th 2012, 8:00

      Will you please stop giving Tarantino a b******b at every available opportunity! Wake up and smell the b******t. Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction are brilliant and still a good watch today but everything he has done since is not just poor by comparison;it's poor. Kill Bill being split into 2 parts was a cynical expolitative cash in on a film that barely had enough material for one outing. Also ( SPOILER ALERT FOR ANYONE WHO HASN'T SEEN THEM) the ending was a con. We were promised an awesome dust up between Bill and B and we got a rehash of the gag from QT's section of Four Rooms. His smart a**e self aware reel missing gag in Death Proof was just plain f*****g irritating and after setting a brilliant tone in the first 15 minutes of Inglorious Basterds he ruins it with more smug genre hopping like an ADD sufferer. It isn't clever it's just jarring to watch. We get it QT. You've seen a lot of films. But so have we and we don't pay out our hard earned to play spot the reference. Pick a style and stick to it for the film. And whoever wrote this atrocious suck up to the man himself should either read the back issues of TF or quit. Tarantino is a magpie not an innovator.

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    • Bandit1

      Sep 20th 2012, 8:00

      As much as I enjoy most of Tarantinos movies (you can think about him as a person whatever you want), some of these titles are a little far fetched to be compared with Tarantino's style. It's not like he invented cool-gangster-grindhouse-styled movies...ok, he revived it...but still. "Devil's Rejects"...a great movie indeed...I've always seen a lot more to be comparable to 70's shock-terror movies (video nasty) than Tarantino. Actually I never thought of QT when I was watching Devils Rejects. "Heist" is a nice little movie...but I wouldn't call it QT-style. Guy Ritchie almost would deserve his own category...some of his movies are superior to some of QT's even... "Be Cool" was ok...but tried to "be cool" a little too much. It's NOT Cannonball though...I wish it would be, because "The Cannonball Run" rocks! ...there, I said it!

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    • Hadouken76

      Sep 20th 2012, 8:21

      Sorry to sound like a smart ar$e, but In Bruges is more indebted to Harold Pinter, than anything Tarantino has made. Funnily enough, the director and star of the that films reunite for 'Seven Psychopaths' which seems closer in the spirit to Tarantiono / Elmore Leonard. Also, Will everyone stop saying that Usual Suspects is a Tarantino rip-off? It is a classic in its own right.

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    • MattMorris

      Sep 20th 2012, 8:53

      @ Hadouken76 Exactly. Just because the first time the article writer saw something done was by Qt doesn't mean he invented it or did it best. Also including The Usual Suspects in this list is at best unjustified and in my opinion,lazy. TUS is a bona fide classic in it's own right. It shows the benefits of sticking to one tone throughout a movie. But I will never forgive Singer for Superman Returns. He's dead to me now.

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    • ash333

      Sep 20th 2012, 9:03

      Why's the list done in a countdown format? You're trying to create tension for no reason

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    • JPDisco

      Sep 20th 2012, 10:13

      Surely Natural Born Killers and True Romance should have placed fairly highly on this list...

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    • martinrheron

      Sep 20th 2012, 12:42

      @JPDisco - those films were written by QT so there's a very valid reason they owe a debt to his style. Grosse Point Blank is one of my favourite films but it's always reminded me of the Coen Brothers' more madcap stylings, rather than QT.

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    • JPDisco

      Sep 20th 2012, 12:59

      @martinrheron - yes but the feature is called "50 Tarantino Fims Tarantino Didn't Direct" and those two fit the bill more than any other movie!

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    • MillerCrosses

      Sep 20th 2012, 14:08

      It's such an insult to call a movie as good as Usual Suspects a QT movie, plus Mamet was doing it before QT and Red State is more like Coen brother seige movie. Which I loved.

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    • LSJShez

      Sep 20th 2012, 14:36

      I'm a QT fan, but this feature is f*****g awful.

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    • colleengaddis

      Sep 20th 2012, 15:50

      Total Film, please get better at your articles, or just stop the lists altogether. It's going from entertainingly bad to just ragingly bad.

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    • McSerious

      Sep 20th 2012, 16:18

      In fairness TF make it clear they're not giving QT credit for The Usual Suspects, "While there are tonal similarities to be observed, only a fool would ever dismiss this superlative thriller as a QT knock-off. Brilliant stuff." In general, they're just saying these films bring QT to mind. On top of that they're not saying QT is the ONLY influence on the films. I think its a good feature, but 50 films is too many so there's a few dodgy entries.

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    • McSerious

      Sep 20th 2012, 16:47

      Thought the harsh words about Boondock Saints was unecessary, really entertaining film, although you're right in saying it reeks of Tarantino.

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    • ANPCooper

      Sep 20th 2012, 16:57

      Wasnt Domino Tony Scott? Richard Kelly?

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    • Hadouken76

      Sep 20th 2012, 19:00

      Sorry, but I can't watch Boondock Saints without thinking of 'Overnight'. What an a$$hat.

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    • johndevoy

      Sep 20th 2012, 19:26

      @ anpcooper...I thought that and had a quick wiki of it, turns out Richard Kelly actually wrote that piece of c**p, so Donnie Darko was just a one off.

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    • johndevoy

      Sep 20th 2012, 19:32

      also as a QT fan I got to say that the best movies on this list are nothing like a QT film, as if they were they would be crappy attempts at being a QT film like all the bad movies on this list. In Bruges and Usual Suspects bear little or no comparison to QTs work apart from the fact that they feature some criminals in the film.

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    • lucybliszko

      Sep 21st 2012, 22:27

      @MattMorris Kill Bill was split in to two parts as Uma was pregnant. This wasn't a "cynical expolitative cash in on a film that barely had enough material for one outing." I have to disagree with you completely on that. The character development in the Kill Bill films go into so much detail, and personally, I enjoy that in a film. They are two absolutely sweet films, that gave Tarantino the chance to explore and pay homage to kung-fu-esque films, followed by an opportunity to delve into the more western genre. which is sick. Other than that, the composition and framing of a vast majority of his films are a thing of beauty, much like the quality of his writing.

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    • SilvioDante

      Sep 23rd 2012, 8:48

      You guys forget Thursday, the most Tarantinoesque movie out there.

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    • aramzamzam

      Sep 23rd 2012, 17:29

      "Crims"? Just type the whole damned word; this is not twitter. This was a horrible list anyway, why is there no option to view all the c**p on one page instead of clicking though 50 pages of this drivel? You keep criticizing movies for trying too hard, but this whole list was trying too hard to find stuff that vaguely resembled Tarantino's work. Just makes me hate list-style lazy article writing more and more.

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    • FBLPedroza

      Sep 23rd 2012, 20:05

      Amores Perros is extremely different from Pulp Fiction, so just because some people called it the Mexican Pulp Fiction does it deserves to be here,?

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    • FBMStankovic

      Sep 24th 2012, 12:23

      HEY, but Tarantino did some direction in Sin City!!! Part with Bruce Willis driving the car I think, its maybe couple of minutes, but it does count!

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    • Themouras

      Oct 3rd 2012, 13:31

      Here's a QT film you forgot to mention..... Ringo Lam's, "City on Fire". Or are we not doing it the other way around? Also I was wandering what's the earliest shot of a "Mexican Stand-off", or who named it that. I'm pretty sure it's not John Woo or Ringo Lam... they're not Mexicans...

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    • Igrayne

      Oct 9th 2012, 16:45

      Tarantino is bloody rubbish I wish people would stop going on about him, nice guy s**t films. Pulp Fiction is nowhere near as shocking or good as made out and he does more ripping off from directors who have been around before him than anything else, for example Oliver Stone and Mamet. Inglorious Basterds and Deathproof were bloody awful.

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    • FBYBrown

      Oct 13th 2012, 1:29

      I don't get why everyone seems to ride "Swordfish." I think it's an awesome film and edge of your seat. John Travolta mentions "Misdirection. What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." That is so true!

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    • amgadgamal

      Feb 22nd 2013, 6:19

      May you make a similar list for Woody Allen's?

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    • raptorheyzues

      Mar 13th 2013, 8:51

      where the s**t is City of God???

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    • CinematicChiuba

      Jun 3rd 2013, 21:32

      Cool article! The Whole Nine Yards (2000) , Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Confidence (2003) are other films I'd say are Tarantino-esque

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