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Quentin Tarantino: his list of 20 “unwatchable” films makes cinephiles tremble

Quentin Tarantino: his list of 20 "unwatchable" films makes cinephiles tremble

Here are the films that cinephile Quentin Tarantino finds unwatchable, fueling controversy with fans of the seventh art.

Quentin Tarantino: his list of 20 'unwatchable' films makes cinephiles tremble

Director and screenwriter appreciated by audiences and critics, Quentin Tarantino he is certainly not known for his refined cinephile tastes. A lover of B-movies and low budget films, the director recently compiled his own ranking of the 20 “unwatchable” films feeding controversies to no end in the cinephile world.

Every Quentin Tarantino independent film has become iconic in one way or another. His cinema overflows with homages to the French New Wave of Jean-Luc Godard, to the thrillers and crime films of Brian De Palma, to the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone and, of course, to Akira Kurosawa and oriental cinema. But in the empyrean of the Californian director there is also space for questionable films, while he publicly expresses his opinion aversion towards films loved by criticsas we can see from the ranking released by the Los Angeles Times which you can see below.

  • 20 – The Woman Who Lived Twice (1958)

  • 19 – North by Northwest (1959)

  • 18 – Brewster McCloud (1970)

  • 17 – Salem’s Lot (1979)

  • 16 – Stripes (1981)

  • 15 – Halloween II (1981)

  • 14 – SOS Ghosts (1988)

  • 13 – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

  • 12 – Twin Peaks: Smoke Walk with Me (1992)

  • 11 – Groundhog Day (1993)

  • 10 – Natural Born Killers (1994)

  • 9 – Scream (1996)

  • 8 – Rushmore (1998)

  • 7 – Matrix Reloaded (2003)

  • 6 – Matrix Revolutions (2003)

  • 5 – Hunger Games (2012)

  • 4 – Operation UNCLE (2015)

  • 3 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

  • 2 – Atomic Blonde (2017)

  • 1 – Tenet (2020)

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Alongside comedy classics such as SOS Ghosts o I’m starting over, Tarantino points the finger at directors he seems to detest such as the master Alfred Hitchcock, but also Tobe Hooper and Rick Rosenthal, recognized wizards of thriller and horror. But this does not mean that he is against these genres, since they are among his favorite movies there are works by John Carpenter, Takashi Miike, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Pedro Almod√≥var.

Some of the films on the list Tarantino confesses to having included them because of his attempts to present them as “profound works of art”, while others he admits not having seen them at all. For example, she did not see The Force Awakens, but it’s unlikely he’ll ever see it. First, because she prefers it Star Trekand second, because of his old grudge against Disney for releasing the new Star Wars movie at the same time as his The Hateful Eight.