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Quentin Tarantino has had the kind of career stardom that a indie filmmaker can only dream of. The Oscar-winning writer, director and producer’s collection of cult classics and box-office blockbusters such as “Kill Bill: Vol. 1,” “Inglourious Basterds,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” “Jackie Brown,” and “The Hateful Eight.”
Like Alfred Hitchock before him, Tarantino has made appearing in his own films one of his signature moves. But his nonlinear form of storytelling, signature wide shots, mixing of genres, and enthralling aesthetics (typically saturated with violence), are what help set him apart from other Hollywood filmmakers.
Dedicated Tarantino fans can catch up on his massive film catalog through Hulu, HBO Max, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, and more streaming platforms. And if you’re thinking about subscribing to a new streaming outlet, there are a lot of money-saving options to choose from. For example, Hulu and Paramount+ offer ad-supported streaming starting at $5.99 a month. Amazon Prime’s $12.99 monthly subscription fee includes Prime Video, and a bunch of other perks. HBO Max is a more expensive option, but well worth it at $14.99 a month.
If you’re a Tarantino fan that likes to get your hands on physical copies of his movies, you’re in luck! We rounded up a collection of eight of the best Tarantino films that are available on Blu-ray to make shopping and streaming his films that much easier. See our list below.
Set in the ’60s, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” stars Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio as a fading actor and his stunt double navigating the ever-changing waters of Hollywood. Their lives change after Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate move in next door. DiCaprio plays Rick Dalton, a former western film star whose career options are drying up. Pitt portrays his stuntman, Cliff Booth.
An ode to grindhouse cinema, “Kill Bill: Vol. 1” is a martial arts action film with Uma Thurman as a sword-swinging former assassin out for revenge. After surviving an attempted murder from her ex, The Bride (Thurman) wakes up from a four-year coma and seeks vengeance on a team of assassins in retaliation for killing her unborn child. Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, and David Carradine are among the cast. “Kill Bill: Vol. 1,” which is currently streaming on Hulu, was one of Tarantino’s most commercially successful films and spawned the sequel, “Kill Bill: Vol. 2.”
Tarantino co-stars with George Clooney in this 1996 horror flick featuring Juliette Lewis. The plot follows a pair of criminal brothers, Seth (Clooney) and Richard (Tarantino), whose attempt to kidnap a family and sneak into Mexico finds them holed up in a bar filled with vampires. “From Dusk Till Dawn” is streaming on Amazon Prime.
Tarantino’s breakout feature film became a career-defining cult classic that fueled his success and his first time working with Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson, both of whom worked with him on additional films. The quintessential neo-noir comedy won Tarantino an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Four stories of intertwine in the 1994 dark comedy crime flick centered around a pair of mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and two diner bandits. “Pulp Fiction” is streaming on HBO Max.
Pam Grier leads this ‘90s crime movie about a flight attendant facing jail time after getting caught smuggling money for her arms-dealer boss, Ordell Robbie (Jackson). Rather than snitch on her boss, Jackie Brown (Grier) decides to doubles-cross her boss and investigators and skip town with the stolen money. Tarantino adapted the script for “Jackie Brown” from Elmore Leonard’s novel “Run Punch.” You can rent “Jackie Brown” on Amazon Prime and Paramount+.
“Inglourious Basterds,” one of Tarantino’s biggest box-office hits, took him about a decade to finish writing. The 2009 war film packs in two fictional storylines about taking down Nazi German forces. Pitt and Christopher Waltz star in the film alongside Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, and Michael Fassbender. “Inglourious Basterds” is streaming on Amazon Prime.
Tarantino’s eighth film, “The Hateful Eight” is set sometime in the post-Civil War era. The plot follows eight strangers seeking shelter from a Wyoming winter blizzard in stagecoach stopover. The film features Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Tim Roth. If you’d rather rent it, “The Hateful Eight” is streaming on Amazon Prime.
Tarantino made his feature film debut with the 1992 ultra-violent, polarizing crime film “Reservoir Dogs,” which chronicles an attempted jewelry heist that goes wrong. Besides writing the screenplay and directing the film, Tarantino co-stars as one of the characters. The rest of the cast includes Roth, Harvey Keitel, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, and Michael Madsen. “Reservoir Dogs” is streaming on Amazon Prime.
This eight-disc box set features most of the films listed above, including “Inglourious Basterds,” “Jackie Brown,” both “Kill Bill” films, in addition to “Django Unchained” and “Death Proof.” The set makes a great gift for the ultimate fan.