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‘Pulp Fiction’ Turns 20: Quentin Tarantino’s Top 12 Films (Clips)

'Pulp Fiction' Turns 20: Quentin Tarantino's Top 12 Films (Clips)

It’s hard to believe that on this day 20 years ago, Quentin Tarantino unleashed “Pulp Fiction” onto the world. After winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes in May 1994, this unexpected masterpiece went wide on October 14 which, for an indie directed by a newcomer, was unheard of. The rest is history.

As Tarantino begins his next film “The Hateful Eight” with the recently cast Jennifer Jason Leigh, and has now taken over programming at the New Beverly theater in Los Angeles, it’s high time to revisit his favorite films list, a fitful collection of gore-splattered genre films, westerns and American classics.

Below, brush up on your “Pulp Fiction” with a few classic clips. (And you can stream the film on Netflix.)

Quentin Tarantino’s Top 12 films

1. “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly” (1966, dir. Sergio Leone)

2. “Apocalypse Now” (1979, dir. Francis Ford Coppola)

3. “The Bad News Bears” (1976, dir. Michael Ritchie)

4. “Carrie” (1976, dir. Brian DePalma)

5. “Dazed And Confused” (1993, dir. Richard Linklater)

6. “The Great Escape” (1963, dir. John Sturges)

7. “His Girl Friday” (1940, dir. Howard Hawks)

8. “Jaws” (1975, dir. Steven Spielberg)

9. “Pretty Maids All In A Row (1971, dir. Roger Vadim)

10. “Rolling Thunder” (1977, dir. John Flynn)

11. “Sorcerer” (1977, dir. William Friedkin)

12. “Taxi Driver” (1976, dir. Martin Scorsese)

More filmmakers’ top 10 lists are here.

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