For all those of you (yours truly included), who complain that movies got boring and unoriginal these days, here is a top 20 list from Quentin Tarantino. This was done back in 2009, but I’m sure there are still a few movies on that list that you haven’t seen. There are quite a few that I haven’t seen.
This was originally in the Miramax article, which only includes links to buy the movies on Amazon. I though it would be slightly more useful to have the same list with links to IMDb instead I’ve also created a public IMDb list with these movies.
- Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000)
- Anything Else (Woody Allen, 2003)
- Audition (Takashi Miike, 1999)
- The Blade (Hark Tsui, 1995)
- Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997)
- Dazed & Confused (Richard Linklater, 1993)
- Dogville (Lars von Trier, 2003)
- Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)
- Friday (F. Gary Gray, 1995)
- The Host (Joon-ho Bong, 2006)
- The Insider (Michael Mann, 1999)
- Joint Security Area (Chan-wook Park, 2000)
- Lost In Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
- The Matrix (Andy Wachowski & Larry Wachowski, 1999)
- Memories of Murder (Joon-ho Bong, 2003)
- Supercop (Stanley Tong, 1992)
- Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)
- Speed (Jan de Bont, 1994)
- Team America (Trey Parker, 2004)
- Unbreakable (M. Night Shyamalan, 2000)
P.S.: Obviously, the fact that Quentin Tarantino liked the movie doesn’t necessarily mean that you will like it too. This is just a suggested “to watch” list with a bit of variety in genres, directors, and actors.
UnrealityMag runs a post with a whole bunch of posters for “Inglourious Basterds” movie. These posters were drawn by various artists and are now collected into an exhibition. But not only that! Quentin Tarantino himself, signs the posters, which are being sold and all the money donated to help with the recent Haiti disaster. Is that cool or what? Check the link for more posters.
I just finished watching “Natural Born Killers“. I’ve seen it before, but it was a really long time ago, and it was with a horrible Russian translation. Plus, I don’t think it was a director’s cut version that I got my hands on today.
The film was shot back in 1994. That’s 15 years ago. And it still looks quite well, despite all the advances in the moving pictures industry. I guess that’s because the true values are hardly ageing – interesting story with drama, true love and romance as well as humor; and tonnes of good acting and directing. Of course, some special effects are outdated, but that doesn’t spoil the experience even a tiny bit.
Overall, a highly recommended movie if you haven’t seen it yet. And still recommended if you saw it a long time ago. 5 stars.