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Quentin Tarantino Picks 10 Films to See Before ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

From "Easy Rider" to "The Wrecking Crew," Tarantino singles out some of the 1960 classics that inspired him to make "Hollywood."

"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Sony Pictures

Ahead of the release of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Quentin Tarantino has teamed up with Sony Pictures Television for a curated film series of 10 titles that all played an influential role in the development of the writer-director’s ninth feature. The 10 films from the Columbia Pictures library will air on the Sony Movie Channel in the week leading up to the “Hollywood” theatrical release. Two films will air each night from July 21 through July 25.

Tarantino’s “Hollywood” is set in 1969 right before the New Hollywood movement changed the face of the entertainment film industry. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Rick Dalton, a popular Western television actor who is having an identity crisis while struggling to break into the movie business. Brad Pitt is Cliff Booth, a stuntman who has worked with Rick throughout his career. Last but not least is Margot Robbie, who takes on the real-life role of Sharon Tate. All three get mixed up in a changing Hollywood landscape and the Manson family.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” opens in theaters nationwide. Prepare for the film by watching these 10 features below, all handpicked by Tarantino himself.

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