When you type “all Quentin Tarantino movies” in Google search, the results may be confusing, because you will see a lot of movies that were not directed by Tarantino. For some, he did the scenario and for others, he was partially involved. When we say all Quentin Tarantino movies, we usually mean the movies directed by him. Currently, there are 9 movies directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Other than those, which are listed below, he was involved in several other movies as a writer and in some, he directed certain scenes/segments.
His breakthrough film was Reservoir Dogs (1992), but it was Pulp Fiction (1994) that earned him an Academy Award and made him a legend. With $425 million worldwide, Django Unchained was his greatest commercial success.
Here are all Quentin Tarantino movies ordered by release date:
1. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Starring: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen
A mob boss hires six criminals in order to get his hands on some diamonds. They are given false names so that no one’s aware of the other one’s true identity. However, the moment they arrive at the heist site, the police do too, and the group has to disperse. At the previously set rendezvous point, they re-assemble and start to suspect that one of them is involved with the police.
This is Tarantino’s first directorial feature and is considered to be a classic and cult movie among the fans of independent films.
2. Pulp Fiction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Starring: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis
The plot consists of four non-linear stories which intertwine at some point or other. Two thieves decide to rob a diner while eating inside. Two hitmen are on the lookout for their boss’s stolen bag of money. Additionally, one of them has to entertain the boss’s wife while he’s out of town. An aging boxer is told to purposefully lose his next fight but accidentally kills his opponent instead. Their paths will meet in the most ludicrous ways imaginable.
The film is considered to be Tarantino’s masterpiece, in terms of screenwriting especially. It received seven Oscar nominations and won Best Original Screenplay. It is also listed in the top ten best-rated IMDb films.
3. Jackie Brown (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Starring: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
Jackie Brown is a stewardess who earns additional money by smuggling money to L.A.’s notorious crime boss Ordell Robbie. When at one point she gets caught by the agents, she is offered a release on the condition that she helps them bring Ordell to justice. Sensing that things are off, Ordell hires a bail bonder Max Cherry to bring her to him, planning to get rid of her. Jackie will decide to swindle both the agents and Ordell and try to get her hands on half a million dollars.
4. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) & Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Starring: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen
Kill Bill: Vol.1 is a story of bloodshed and revenge. Having left the murderous group called The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, wishing a better life for herself, the main character called the Bride goes to Texas, meets a man of her dreams, and decides to marry him, being pregnant with his baby. However, the wedding rehearsal gets ruined by the Deadly Vipers who crash it and kill everybody, leaving the Bride for dead. After four years she wakes up from a coma and, realizing that the Squad had robbed her of the perfect life, goes on a killing spree, leaving the infamous Bill for last.
Kill Bill: Vol.2 follows the Bride, whose real name is Beatrix Kiddo, on her vengeful quest of eliminating the last three people who wrecked her wedding four years prior. On this journey, we find out about the Bride’s past and the path she had to undertake to become who she is today. The information about her daughter being alive also appears along the way, and we are left to see how it will affect Beatrix’s pursuit of justice.
Both volumes were meant to be released as a single film, but with a runtime of more than four hours, it was decided to separate them into two distinct parts.
5. Death Proof (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Starring: Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Rosario Dawson
Kurt Russel plays a former Hollywood stunt double with misogynistic murderous tendencies – he lures women to his “death proof” car under the pretense that nothing can possibly happen to them and then executes them viciously. Tables turn on him when he comes across three young women who turn out to be not so easy prey and who are very keen on payback.
6. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Starring: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth
The film follows a group of American-Jewish soldiers known as the Basterds on their mission to execute German enemies in Nazi ruled France. Soon they become infamous for their gruesome killing methods and are sought after all over the country. The plot also involves a young Jewish woman, a small cinema owner, whose entire family has been murdered at the hands of a vicious Nazi colonel. When she gets the information about him being present at an exclusive screening of a propaganda film at her theater, she makes a plan to get her revenge. The plot thickens, however, since the Basterds’ attention is also focused on the cinema, as many prominent Nazi generals are said to be there.
7. Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio
A German dentist decides to buy a slave named Django from a slave trader and asks him to help him kill three brothers. The dentist is actually a bounty hunter and promises Django his freedom if they carry out the task successfully. When everything goes exactly to plan and Django becomes a free man, he now has a favor to ask of the bounty hunter – to help him find and free his wife Broomhilda, who has been taken away from him and sold to a farm owner somewhere in Mississippi.
8. The Hateful Eight (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh
A bounty hunter is on his way to the town of Red Rock, escorting a woman prisoner charged for murder. They are begrudgingly joined on their journey by another bounty hunter and soon-to-be-appointed town sheriff, trying to escape the winter blizzard. The harsh weather conditions will force them to stop and look for shelter at a stagecoach lodge, already occupied by another group of stagecoach riders. The old Civil War time enmities are rekindled and the survival of each character is in question.
9. Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie
The plot focuses on an aging actor Rick Dalton who got rich in the 50s playing roles in the Westerns but who is currently out of work due to the changing face of Hollywood. He still tries hard to lead a luxurious film-star life but finds it even more difficult. The only true friend he has is his former stunt double Cliff Booth, an easy-going fellow who nevertheless struggles to make ends meet. They will become involved with the Manson family, who have set their eyes on Rick’s new neighbors – Sharon Tate and Roman Polansky.
The film was critically acclaimed, getting 10 Oscar nominations and winning Best Supporting Actor for Brad Pitt’s performance and Best Production Design. It also won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
Other movies where Quentin Tarantino was involved:
- True Romance (1993) – Writer (screenplay)
- Natural Born Killers (1994) – Writer (story)
- Four Rooms (1995) – Partial Director and Writer (segment “The Man from Hollywood”)
- From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) – Writer (screenplay)
- Sin City (2005) – Special guest director (directed scene)
All Quentin Tarantino Movies Ranked According to IMDb
- Pulp Fiction (1994) – 8.9 with 1,776,400 votes
- Django Unchained (2012) – 8.4 with 1,315,000 votes
- Reservoir Dogs (1992) – 8.3 with 895,000 votes
- Inglourious Basterds (2009) – 8.3 with 1,227,000 votes
- Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) – 8.1 with 975,000 votes & Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) – 8.0 with 667,000 votes
- The Hateful Eight (2015) – 7.8 with 502,000 votes
- Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood (2019) – 7.7 with 498,000 votes
- Jackie Brown (1997) – 7.5 with 309,000 votes
- Death Proof (2007) – 7.0 with 263,000 votes
All Quentin Tarantino Movies Box Office Performance
- Django Unchained (2012)– $425 million
- Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood (2019) – $374 million
- Inglourious Basterds (2009) – $321 million
- Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) – $156 million & Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) – $152 million
- Pulp Fiction (1994) – $214 million
- The Hateful Eight (2015) – $156 million
- Jackie Brown (1997) – $75 million
- Death Proof (2007) – $31 million
- Reservoir Dogs (1992) – $3 million (North America)