Quentin Tarantino’s Top 10 Movies of 2013 So Far

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Although it feels a bit strange to be posting about someone’s top 10 movies of the year just two months before the year end, it’s kind of impossible not to be curious about Quentin Tarantino’s opinion regardless of the time frame. His top 10 lists are often chock full of unusual choices, and by unusual I mean the opposite of obscure. This year he has once again thrown his support behind a few mainstream hits like Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s This Is The End and Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, plus a couple of critical flops including Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger and Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2. Of course, he also has a few indie flicks in there as well. Can you get behind Tarantino’s favourite films of 2013 thus far? Check out the full top 10 list (in no particular order) after the jump and let us know what you think.

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

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  • devolutionary

    Tarantino strikes me as the type of guy who probably assesses his top films per quarter-year. Personally, it’s nice to see at least one noteable director support Lone Ranger. After watching and thoroughly enjoying it as a summer blockbuster, it felt like the movie everyone was rooting for to fail. Surprised he didn’t include Pacific Rim though.
    Surprised he didn’t include any “Nice Try” mentions this year (so far) ;)

  • It kind of annoys me how much he worships Woody Allen.

  • patrik

    I also have Kick-Ass 2 on my list so far, so that was nice to see. I expect to love Gravity. Other than that, I’ve only seen The Conjuring and The Lone Ranger and both were on my list as well until Rush kicked The Lone Ranger off recently.

  • Boris the Blade

    The Lone Ranger? What an asshole…

  • Scott Gibbons

    We dont see what other films he has seen or indeed not seen, it would be interesting to see what he thinks of such films as The World’s End, Upstream Colour, Man of Steel, In a World and many others. also Tarantino is a film fan and has always loved many different types of film, and never afraid to show his love(Like me)

  • Isildur_of_Numenor

    While not one of the “best” of the year, The Lone Ranger sure was one of the most entertaining.

  • MisterQuigley

    I enjoy these types of lists from artists I respect. I never would have seen Drinking Buddies, and now it’s a must see for me. Same with Afternoon Delight, which I’ve never even heard of. Good post…

  • Sam

    So it’s funny, I read on another site, QT clarifying his pick for Lone Ranger, but actually bad mouths it a lot while doing so. So almost seems like a troll pick for this list.

    But this part made me laugh a bit:

    “That being said, I still have a little problem with the film. I like Tonto’s backstory — the idea that his tribe got slaughtered because of him; that’s a real comic-book thing. But the slaughter of the tribe, by gunfire, from the cavalry, it left a bitter taste in my mouth. … The Indians have really been victims of a genocide. So slaughtering them again in an entertaining movie, Buster Keaton style… That ruined the fun a bit for me. I simply found it…ugly.”

    Very odd coming from the guy that made Django Unchained.