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Quentin Tarantino Picks His Best Films Of 2013
So far, at least...

06 October 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Quentin Tarantino Archives

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As we draw steadily nearer to the end of 2013, with awards season in full swing, many critics are slowly putting together their best of the year lists. Quentin Tarantino, however, has decided to get the jump on everyone else and release his list of 10 favourite movies of 2013 so far in alphabetical order. Arriving via The Quentin Tarantino Archives, you can find the films below.

1. Afternoon Delight (Jill Soloway)
2. Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)
3. Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)
4. The Conjuring (James Wan)
5. Drinking Buddies (Joe Swanberg)
6. Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach)
7. Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
8. Kick Ass 2 (Jeff Wadlow)
9. The Lone Ranger (Gore Verbinski)
10. This Is The End (Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg)

There's a surprising number of mainstream titles here, especially The Lone Ranger, which wasn’t shown too much critical love in the US but appears to have a staunch supporter in QT.

Gravity's appearance is of a shock, along with Before Midnight, The Conjuring and Woody Allen’s latest, Blue Jasmine. We’re intrigued by the choice of Kick-Ass 2 and This Is The End, however.

Of course, things could change once December has put away its belongings and 2014 is upon us. Do you agree with Tarantino’s choices? Do any of them shock you? Sound off below or on Twitter…


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It figures that Tarantino is mainly concerned with exploitation films...
...hence why so many of them made his list. Glad The World's End didn't make it on there. We can talk all day about the substance of the film, but it's just not funny enough. More

Posted by Concise_Statement at 03:10 on 10 October 2013 | Report This Post

Sooo
I guess he wrote this list before he'd seen Rush and The World's End then... More

Posted by oll at 01:01 on 10 October 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Kiss ass 2
L: kanada83 i dont know whats more shocking the crap-ness that is KA2 or the fact hat its on QT's 2013 top 10 list. the end was a step back for ed wright toouote]   Lucky he had nothing to do with it then... More

Posted by AxlReznor at 08:22 on 09 October 2013 | Report This Post

Odd...
Kiss Ass 2? I mean, it wasn't the worst film of the year but definitely a disappointment. This is the End? I honestly would have never thought of these two. They are 'fun' movies but not in my top 10. Now I do agree with the Lone Ranger, I enjoyed it and believe it may have been overly criticised. Still, it's only October and so many more films are too come. It's a little early to be posting favourite films of 2013 though, I mean so many more films are coming in December? More

Posted by ChelichanxD at 15:58 on 08 October 2013 | Report This Post

Kiss ass 2
i dont know whats more shocking the crap-ness that is KA2 or the fact hat its on QT's 2013 top 10 list. This is the end was a step back for ed wright too. More

Posted by kanada83 at 14:41 on 08 October 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Awesome, _uckum I loved these list!
It was amusing looking at Facebook last night on one of the sites devoted to him Pulp Fiction I think? people were asked "WHAT WERE THEIR FILMS OF 2013 SO FAR!" about 75% were coming up with Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, etcbanghead-thumb.gif] Yanks gotta love em! More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 10:55 on 08 October 2013 | Report This Post

Awesome, _uckum I loved these list!
Awesome choice's here, a mixed bag and I loved them all. Though I would add The last stand and Bullet to the head, both of which I enjoyed. I remember watching Blade runner, the Thing and Heavens gate in cinemas on my own, but have they stood the test of time, just as the above 10 will, all hail the chief. More

Posted by Theghostfrommars at 22:26 on 07 October 2013 | Report This Post

hmmmm
Not sure about that list. This is the end was crap, I hate pandering to the American christian demographic and i didn't think that crew would do it. It was quite funny in parts but biblical bollocks overall. The worlds end was way better. A much fresher apocalyptic outcome, I thought so anyway. And gravity looks absolute pants! Though the Empire staff seem to be wanking over it in this months issue for some reason, CGI blindness perhaps? I won't judge till I see it but am not that convinced as y More

Posted by Gram Woods at 21:18 on 07 October 2013 | Report This Post

At last a little respect for The Lone Ranger.... Its a bloody good film. More

Posted by nodierock at 19:31 on 07 October 2013 | Report This Post

OOOOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY.......
Why did Mr. Tarantino, who is still a terrific guy, liked both THE LONE RANGER and KICK-ASS 2, considering they were both disappointments with the critics and audiences? Maybe he had a few drinks before he did this list (just my guess). Anyway, the list is likely to change in December, so it should be interesting to see what comes up and what goes out. More

Posted by bb at 18:06 on 07 October 2013 | Report This Post

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Posted by Mosis1963 at 18:01 on 07 October 2013 | Report This Post

Kick Ass 2 was bloody awful. Ruined the original. More

Posted by 3wonders at 16:40 on 07 October 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Quentin Tarantino Picks His Best Films Of 2013
I think you mean y is *less* of a shock." More

Posted by rich at 16:33 on 07 October 2013 | Report This Post

ROGUE
Sorry about that rogue THE. More

Posted by HulkySmashSmash at 13:20 on 07 October 2013 | Report This Post

Why A Shock
Why are some of his choices a shock? Just because he makes the amazingly well received films, doesn't mean he has to fart up a list of indie dramas. The only film on that list that I didn't like was Kick-Ass 2. (Haven't seen Gravity or Drinking Buddies). It's a well rounded list. More

Posted by HulkySmashSmash at 13:19 on 07 October 2013 | Report This Post

RE:
He really does like some old shite doesn't he! More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 12:22 on 07 October 2013 | Report This Post

Surprised The World's End didn't make it on here. His buddy Edgar Wright might be a bit peeved. And Machete 2 for that matter... More

Posted by charlesmoonshrub at 11:35 on 07 October 2013 | Report This Post

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