All Quentin Tarantino Movies List By Their Release Year

Quentin Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, actor, film critic, and author. Though born in Knoxville, Tennessee, he spent most of his early life in Los Angeles. From a very young age, Tarantino showed interest in movies. Tarantino’s professional career began in the 80s as a recruiter in the aerospace industry. Later in his career, he was acquainted with Lawrence Bender who encouraged him to write his first official screenplay.

Tarantino’s first job in Hollywood was as a production assistant on an exercise video, Maximum Potential. Tarantino got his breakthrough in the 1990s. In 1992, Tarantino’s Reservoir Dog, a neo-noir crime thriller — which he wrote, directed and acted as Mr. Brown was a huge hit soon after its release.

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As a director and screenwriter, Tarantino became one of the most outstanding and phenomenal filmmakers in Hollywood. He achieved numerous awards for his talent as a director. Like most talented filmmakers, Tarantino had adopted his filmography of making 10 movies. Tarantino stated that throughout his career in Hollywood he would only make 10 movies. Though it does not seem to be a hard and fast rule for him to follow the 10 movies criteria, Tarantino has decided to accomplish this goal through the medium of passion and not a profession.

Tarantino has witnessed many talented and successful filmmakers who possessed the genuine art of filmmaking to degrade their quality as an artist because they were contracted to make movies. Tarantino chooses quality over quantity not just because of his reputation as an accomplished director but for his love and respect towards cinema.

All Quentin Tarantino Movies in Order

All Quentin Tarantino Movies List By Their Release Year ( Imdb Ranking And Box Office Collection)

  1. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

    Director: Quentin Tarantino

    Writers: Quentin Tarantino(background radio dialogue written by), Roger Avary(background radio dialogue written by)

    Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen

    Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

    Release date: 8 October 1992

     Reservoir Dogs (1992) on IMDb

    Six criminals under aliases Mr. Brown, Blonde, Blue, White, Orange, and Pinks, strangers to each other, set out to execute a diamond heist. The six of them are hired by a crime boss named Joe Cabot. To their surprise, just at the moment when they were about to steal the diamonds, the police show up. All of them start panicking. They manage to escape the scene after a shootout. Mr. Brown dies after getting shot in the head.

    Mr. Orange gets shot in his stomach in an attempt to hijack a car. Mr. Pink had the diamonds during the escape and concealed their whereabouts to himself. Mr. White and Mr. Orange believe that they were set up and the police were quite possibly waiting for them. Blonde arrives with a kidnapped policeman named Marvin Nash. Blonde ruthlessly tortures Nash with Orange, the only other person in the safehouse. Just before Blonde tries to set Nash on fire, Orange suddenly gets up from his pool of blood and empties an entire magazine inside Blonde.

    Orange reveals to be an undercover cop who made a drug delivery and gained White’s trust so that he could get on the team. White, Pink, and Eddie, Joe’s son, arrive. They question Orange for killing Blonde. Eddie does not buy Orange’s lies and becomes suspicious of him. White stands up for Orange. Joe then arrives and announces that Blue was killed by the police. Joe tries to execute Orange but White intervenes and holds Joe at gunpoint.

    Eddie also raises his gun at White. At the end of the shoot-off, Joe and Eddie are dead and, White and Orange are hit. The police arrive outside the safe house. Pink is heard trying to escape the police with the diamonds. Orange confesses the truth to White in his dying arms. White, in despair, kills Orange and soon after is executed by the police.

  2. Pulp Fiction (1994)

    Director: Quentin Tarantino

    Writers: Quentin Tarantino(stories by), Roger Avary(stories by)

    Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson

    Genre: Crime, Drama

    Release date: 14 October 1994

     Pulp Fiction (1994) on IMDb

    Vincent and Jules, two hitmen are on their way to retrieve a briefcase that belongs to their gangster boss Marsellus Wallace. They arrive at the apartment of the double-crosser Brett, Marsellus’s business partner. Jules recites a passage from the Bible before both the hitmen shoot down Brett. They go back to Marsellus’s nightclub and wait by the bar. Marsellus finishes his match-fixing deal with boxer Butch Coolidge. Marsellus assigns Vincent to escort his wife Mia while he is gone. Vincent drives up to one of his pals to buy some heroin. He shoots up and drives to Mia’s.

    They have a meal at a restaurant and participate in a twist contest then return home. Vincent visits the bathroom and in the meantime, Mia finds his heroin. For the drug addict she is, Mia snots the heroin thinking it is cocaine. She lies on the bed with her mouth foaming. Vincent quickly takes her to Jules. They give an adrenaline shot right in her heart, reviving her. Butch double-crosses Marsellus by betting the bribe on himself and winning the match.

    He tries to run away with his girlfriend. His girlfriend forgets his family’s heirloom and Butch has to go back to retrieve it. Inside Butch’s house, Vincent walks out of the bathroom and gets shot dead by Butch from the gun he left on the kitchen counter. Butch on his way encounters Marsellus. Marsellus, with his gun, chases the boxer into a pawnshop. Maynard, the owner of the shop, holds both of them at gunpoint and ties them up.

    Marsellus gets raped in the room next door. Butch manages to escape and decides to help Marsellus. He grabs a katana and kills Maynard. Marsellus, set loose, shoots Zed, Maynard’s accomplice. Butch and Marsellus agree on keeping the incident a secret and part their ways. Earlier, back at the apartment, soon after Vincent and Jules shoot down Brett another man jumps out of the bathroom and misses all his shots. The hitmen, after checking for any potential injuries, shoot him down. The hitmen apprehend Marvin, Brett’s accomplice.

    After making a bloody mess of their car by accidentally killing Marvin in broad daylight, they try to cover up the evidence. The hitmen have a short conversation while dining at a restaurant. Jules believes that, back at the apartment, their survival was a sign of divine intervention and he needs to retire. With Vincent in the bathroom, two wannabe robbers, Pumpkin and his lover Honey Bunny hold up the restaurant at gunpoint and demand Marsellus’s briefcase.

    Jules overpowers Pumpkin and snatches his gun. With Jules aiming at Pumpkin, Honey Bunny aiming at Jules, Vincent returns and holds Honey Bunny at gunpoint. The showdown is called off by Jules. He expresses his anti-violence virtues and lets the robbers go after giving away all his money. The hitmen, with the briefcase, leave for Marsellus’s nightclub.

  3. Jackie Brown (1997)

    Director: Quentin Tarantino

    Writers: Quentin Tarantino(written for the screen by), Elmore Leonard(novel “Rum Punch”)

    Stars: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster

    Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

    Release date: 25 December 1997

     Jackie Brown (1997) on IMDb

    Jackie Brown, a middle-aged, flight attendant smuggles money from Mexico to Los Angeles, United States for Ordell Robbie, an illegal weapon trafficker. Jackie gets arrested after a strategic trap set by the ATF and the LAPD. Robbie pays Max Cherry, a bail bondsman to bail out Brown. Robbie goes to Brown’s apartment to kill her and avoid a potential informant. Brown negotiates with Robbie to smuggle his $550,000 while she pretends to help the authorities.

    Ray Nicolette and Mark Dargus from the ATF and LAPD respectively, unaware of the $ 550k devise a plan to arrest Robbie during a transfer of $ 50k. Unbeknownst to all, Jackie plans to keep the rest of the $ 500,000 all to herself. She seeks Cherry’s help and promises him to pay a cut. After test transportation with $ 10,000, the authorities let the smuggling pass smoothly, not to raise any suspicion and catch Robbie during the real deal.

    On another side of the story, Melaine Ralston, Robbie’s surfer girl tries to convince Louis Gara, Robbie’s close criminal associate, to betray Robbie. She plans for both of them to take the $500,000 they were tasked to collect from Jackie on behalf of Robbie and run away with it. The handover occurs in a shopping mall. As planned, unaware to both of them, Jackie hands over only $ 40,000 to Gara and Ralston.

    Cherry waits for his opportunity to collect the rest of the $500,000 that Jackie intentionally left inside a clothes department’s changing room. In the parking lot, Louis, out of frustration, shoots a ranting Melaine dead. He takes back the money to Robbie and confesses killing Melaine. To both their surprise, they find only $ 40,000 in the bag. Robbie suspicious of Louis kills him. Robbie comprehends that Jackie must have taken some kind of assistance from Cherry to steal from him.

    Robbie calls up Cherry and tells him to convey that he is going to kill both of them if Jackie does not give him back his money. Cherry goes to Robbie’s place and informs him that Jackie was waiting back at Cherry’s to return the money. Robbie holds Cherry hostage as they enter the office. Jackie yells out to Nicolette and he jumps out shooting down Robbie. Jackie’s charges are dropped and she kisses Cherry goodbye before leaving for Madrid.

  4. Kill Bill Vol.1 (2003)

    Director: Quentin Tarantino

    Writers: Quentin Tarantino(based on the character “The Bride” created by), Uma Thurman(based on the character “The Bride” created by)

    Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah

    Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

    Release date: 10 October 2003

     Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) on IMDb

    The story of Kill Bill has been divided into two different parts and thus has their subsequent films. Tarantino considers both volumes as a single work. A woman introduced as The Bride was a member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad led by her lover Bill. When she realized that she was pregnant with his child, she decided to leave the life of an assassin. She escapes to Texas and there she falls for her soon-to-be husband.

    On the day of the wedding rehearsal, Bill along with his assassin’s squad kills everyone in the church. The Bride however survives a headshot but lies comatose when the police arrive. After 4 years in the hospital, she finally gains consciousness. Vengeful Bride sets out to kill every single member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. Her first target is Vernita Green a.k.a. Copperhead who started living a suburban life after the squad was disbanded.

    The Bride kills her after a stealthy duel. She moves on to the next member, O-Ren Ishii. After the separation, O-Ren Ishii comes back to Japan. She avenges her parents and becomes the leader of the Tokyo yakuza. Back to the present, Bride travels to Okinawa, Japan to get a sword from the legendary swordsmith Hattori Hanzo. After learning her motive to kill Bill, retired Hattori agrees to make her a sword to kill Bill, his former student.

    The Bride kills the Crazy 88, top elite fighters and, O-Ren’s bodyguard before getting to her. The Bride slices of the upper half of O-Ren’s head. After torturing O-Ren’s assistant, she gets to know the whereabouts of Bill and the other Deadly Vipers. She spares the assistant’s life as a threat while moving on to her next target- Vernita. This ends Kill Bill: Vol I.

  5. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

    Director: Quentin Tarantino

    Writers: Quentin Tarantino(based on the character The Bride created by), Uma Thurman(based on the character The Bride created by)

    Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Michael Madsen

    Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

    Release date: 20 August 2004

     Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) on IMDb

    The Bride continues her journey to quench her vengeance. She has already killed O-Ren Ishii and Vernita Green. Her next target is Deadly Viper Budd, brother of ex-boss Bill. Bill previously warned him about her. Bride tries to ambush Budd but he incapacitates her with a blast of rock salt and sedates her. He calls up another Deadly Viper, Elle Driver, to sell her Bride’s sword for $ 1 million.

    He seals the Bride in a coffin and buries her alive. Elle comes with the cash but to Budd’s surprise, there was a black mamba hidden with the money. The snake’s instantaneous bite kills Budd. Bride tries to escape the coffin by using the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique, a fatal martial art technique taught by Master Pai to a handful of people. After showing her worthiness and gaining Pai’s respect, he agrees to teach her the technique.

    She digs her way up to the surface. In the meantime, Elle calls and tells Bill that Beatrix Kiddo (Brides actual name) killed Budd and she killed Beatrix thereafter. Beatrix ambushes Elle when she is about to leave. Elle was also a student of Master Pai and a wielder of the technique. She was the one to poison and kill Master Pai after he took one of her eyes out for insulting him. Enraged Beatrix gauges Elle’s other eye out leaving her in pain with the venomous reptile.

    Beatrix tracks down Bill and discovers that her daughter, B.B., who she presumed to be dead was alive. Bride shares her side of the story for leaving the Deadly Vipers. Bill was jealous that she was getting engaged to another man and thought that the baby was someone else’s. The two seated begin to fight. Beatrix kills Bill with the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique as the finishing blow. He is surprised that Pai taught Beatrix the technique He walks away before collapsing. Beatrix leaves with B.B. to begin a new life.

  6. Death Proof (2007)

    Director: Quentin Tarantino

    Writer: Quentin Tarantino

    Stars: Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Rosario Dawson

    Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller

    Release date: 21 July 2007

     Death Proof (2007) on IMDb

    Three female friends enjoy their time at a bar. As a favor in return to one another, one of the girls announces offering a lap dance. They are approached by an aging stunt man, Mike McKay, who claims the offer. The girl acts cold towards him. He gets acquainted with the rest of the girls. While leaving the bar, Pam, a friend of the girl gang, needs a ride home. Mike agrees to give her the ride.

    His stunt car, claimed by him as “death proof”, is rigged with a roll cage. After both get inside the car, Mike reveals that he was the only one who was death-proof. He speeds and hits the brake smashing Pam’s skull on the dashboard. He catches up to the rest of the girls and slams his car against the rear of their car killing them. Fourteen months later, three young women arrive to shoot a film together.

    They go to pick up Zoe, the stuntwoman, who wishes to drive a 1970 Dodge Challenger. Zoe along with two of the three goes on a test drive with the muscle car. Zoe tries to pull off a stunt. Mike who was waiting at a distance, hits the rear end of their car. After a few more collisions and t-boning the car, Zoe loses her balance and falls off the hood. One of the girls shoots Mike’s shoulder. He escapes and attends to his wounds.

    Zoe, fortunately, survived the fall. The three decide to chase Mike down and kill him. In the process, the women push Mike’s car off the road. He survives the wreckage but is beaten to death by the women.

  7. Inglorious Basterds (2009)

    Director: Quentin Tarantino

    Writer: Quentin Tarantino

    Stars: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth

    Genre: Adventure, Drama, War

    Release date: 2 October 2009

     Inglourious Basterds (2009) on IMDb

    It is during the time of World War II. In German-occupied France, under the command of SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa, a Jewish family the Dreyfuse, are executed but the daughter remains the sole survivor. Three years later, a commando unit called the Basterds is formed to revolt against the Nazis.

    In Paris, Shosanna Dreyfuse, the surviving daughter of the family, operates a cinema under an alias. She meets Fedrick Zoller, a reputed sniper, now starring in a film. He takes a liking towards Dreyfuse and decides to hold the premiere of his Nazi propaganda-based movie in her theatre. Shosanna and her lover, Marcel, decide to set the theatre on fire killing the Nazi leaders who are invited.

    The British also make their move to attack the premiere day alongside the Basterds. On the day of the premiere, Zoller forces himself on Shosanna backstage. They end up shooting each other. As the film reaches its climax. The doors of the auditorium are closed and after the display of a brief recording where Shosanna claims to kill everyone in the auditorium, the theatre is set on fire. Two Basterds charge in the opera box where Hitler and Goebbels were seated. They shower bullets from their machine guns before moving onto the rest of the crowd killing everyone.

  8. Django Unchained (2012)

    Director: Quentin Tarantino

    Writer: Quentin Tarantino

    Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio

    Genre: Drama, Western

    Release date: 22 March 2013

     Django Unchained (2012) on IMDb

    Django, a black slave is shackled with few others. He was separated from his wife and sold off. Two drivers transporting the slaves are intercepted by Dr. King Schultz, a bounty hunter, who wishes to buy Django for his knowledge of three outlaws. The drivers refuse to sell Django to him and hold Schultz at gunpoint. He kills one of the drivers and leaves the rest of the slaves to become the other driver’s demise.

    Schultz offers Django his freedom and $ 75 to help him track down the outlaws. After killing the outlaws, Schultz decides to help Django find his wife. They find out that Django’s wife is working under Calvin J. Candle, a ruthless man, who makes slaves fight to the death for entertainment. Schultz and Django hatch a plan to save the latter’s wife but their motives are caught by the head house slave of Calvin’s plantation.

    He reports it to Calvin. Calvin calls off the deal where Django’s wife was to be exchanged for a nominal sum after Schultz bought Calvin’s best slave fighter for $12,000. Instead, Calvin changes the context of the deal at gunpoint and proposes to sell Django’s wife for the $12,000. Schultz ends up killing Calvin and successively is killed by one of Calvin’s henchmen. Calvin’s sister Lara takes over the plantation and orders Django to be sold to a mining company.

    Django makes his way out through the mine with other escorts, later killing them. Django plans to save his wife and blow up the plantation. He kills Lara and the rest of the henchmen before blowing up the mansion. Django and his wife witness the explosion from a distance and ride off together.

  9. The Hateful Eight (2015)

    Director: Quentin Tarantino

    Writer: Quentin Tarantino

    Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

    Release date: 15 January 2016

     The Hateful Eight (2015) on IMDb

    On a terrible wintry day in Wyoming, a famous bounty hunter Major Marquis Warren takes shelter in a stagecoach driven by O.B. after his horse gives out. He is headed to Red Rock with three outlaw corpses. Present in the stagecoach is John Ruth with his captive Daisy Domergue handcuffed to him. Chris Mannix gets on the stagecoach and introduces himself as Red Rocks’ new sheriff.

    All of them take refugee in a lodge. The other lodgers are Red Rock’s hangman, Oswaldo Mobray; cowboy Joe Gage; and Confederate general Sanford Smithers. Ruth disarms all of them out of suspicion. Warren keeps his gun next to Smithers provoking him to shoot Warren for he had killed Smither’s lost son. Warren kills Smither before he could reach the gun. Daisy witnesses the coffee offered to everyone being poisoned.

    Ruth and O.B. die after drinking the coffee. Ruth manages to attack Daisy before dying but gets shot back. Warren and Mannix hold everyone else at gunpoint. Warren deduces that Bob, the temporary owner of the lodge was behind the poisoning. Warren kills Bob. A flashback shows how Doumergue’s brother Jody and associates hijack the lodge to save his sister. Warren kills Daisy’s brother after getting shot by him in the groin.

    Mannix is also injured. Jody’s associates threaten Mannix and his only way out is to kill Warren. Mannix and Warren kill the associates. Warren turns to kill Daisy but is out of bullets. Mannix faints from blood loss before he can take any action. Daisy cuts off Ruth’s arm and frees herself. As Daisy approaches a gun, Mannix regains consciousness and shoots her. Warren suggests hanging her in honor of Ruth, The Hangman. Warren and Mannix both succumb to their wounds.

  10. Once Upon Time in Hollywood (2019)

    Director: Quentin Tarantino

    Writer: Quentin Tarantino

    Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie

    Genre: Comedy, Drama

    Release date: 21 May 2019

     Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) on IMDb

    Rick Dalton, a star of the 1950s Bounty Law sees his career fade away with the Golden Age of Hollywood. Dalton’s best friend and stunt double, Cliff Booth also struggles to find stunt works. Dalton is cast to play the villain in the television series Lancer. Dalton struggles with his lines and suffers a breakdown. He subsequently delivers an outstanding performance which impresses the director and his eight-year-old co-star.

    After watching Dalton’s performance in the FBI, Marvin Schwarz, agent, and casting director gives Dalton the lead role of Spaghetti Western. With Booth, Dalton travels to Italy to shoot the movie during which he films three additional movies. He marries Francesca Capucci, an Italian starlet.

    Dalton dismisses Booth as his stunt man and all of them come back to Los Angeles. Dalton and Booth drink to commemorate their ending partnership. Dalton’s neighbor, actress Sharon Tate and her boyfriend Jay Sebring return to Tate’s house after outdoor dining. Tex, Sadie, Katie, and Flowerchild, members of the Manson family arrive outside to kill everyone in Tate’s house. They almost get caught by Dalton.

    The hippies change their plans and decide to kill Dalton. Flowerchild runs away. Booth and Capucci kill Tex and injure Sadie. Booth passes after getting stabbed in the thigh but not before killing Katie. Sadie manages to reach Dalton but he gets alarmed, grabs the flame thrower he used in a film, and burns Sadie. Booth is taken to the hospital and, Tate and Sebring invite Dalton over for drinks.

  11. Unreleased

    Tarantino’s final movie before he moves on to plays and books. Even he has no firm idea what his final movie will be about. He for sure confirmed that it would be his final movie and to make it happen he is going to claim it in the movie or its trailer.

All Quentin Tarantino Movies According To Highest To Lowest IMDb Ranking

  • Pulp Fiction – 8.9 with 2M
  • Django Unchained – 8.5 with 1.5M
  • Reservoir Dogs – 8.3 with 984k
  • Inglourious Basterds – 8.3 with 1.4M
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1 – 8.2 with 1.1M
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2 – 8.0 with 733k
  • The Hateful Eight – 7.8 with 573k
  • Once Upon a Time In Hollywood – 7.6 with 678K
  • Jackie Brown – 7.5 with 340k
  • Death Proof – 7.0 with 285k

All Quentin Tarantino Movies Box Office Collection

  • Reservoir Dogs (1992) – $2.9 million
  • Pulp Fiction (1994) – $213.9 million
  • Jackie Brown (1997) – $74.7 million
  • Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) – $180.9 million
  • Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) – $152.2 million
  • Death Proof (2007) – $30.7 million
  • Inglourious Basterds (2009) – $321.5 million
  • Django Unchained (2012) – $425.4 million
  • The Hateful Eight (2015) – $156.5 million
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) – $374.6 million

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