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Quentin Tarantino’s Top 10 Films of 2013 (So Far) Includes 'The Lone Ranger,' 'Kick-Ass 2,' 'Gravity' & More

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by Kevin Jagernauth
October 6, 2013 10:03 AM
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For the past couple of years—except 2013 when he was working on his own "Django Unchained"—Quentin Tarantino wasn't shy about sharing the films he liked, and sometimes, the ones he didn't. For the most part, the filmmaker loves indie movies, animated films and big, popcorn blockbusters. In 2010, he was really into kids' flicks with "Toy Story 3,""Tangled" and "How To Train Your Dragon" sitting alongside "The Social Network," "True Grit" and "Animal Kingdom." In 2011, fare like "Attack The Block," "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes," "Moneyball" and uh, "The Three Musketeers" were name-dropped while he controversially gave Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive" a "nice try" dig. So what does he like so far in 2013?

Again it's an eclectic batch, though he's certainly shouting out smaller movies. Jill Soloway's under-appreciated "Afternoon Delight" tops the alphabetically ordered list, which will certainly give the picture a lot more shine. Other indies include Richard Linklater's "Before Midnight," Noah Baumbach's "Frances Ha" and Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine." On the blockbuster front, Tarantino is going against the critical tide supporting "The Lone Ranger" and "Kick-Ass 2" (the first "Kick-Ass" made his list in 2010) while he joins everyone in singing the praises of Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity."

Hopefully he'll share how this list changes over the next few months when more Oscar contenders join the mix. And we certainly wonder what his thoughts will be on "12 Years A Slave" ... [The Quentin Tarantino Archives]

Quentin Tarantino’s Top 10 Films of 2013 (So Far)

 

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)

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18 Comments

  • LL | October 10, 2013 7:13 PMReply

    I agree with the "The World's End". I preferred it over the obnoxiousness of "This is the End"

  • Billy Lenz | October 10, 2013 2:01 AMReply

    The World's End is BY FAR the best movie of the year. I am shocked that it is not on his list.

  • Artxuleta | October 7, 2013 5:15 PMReply

    Afternoon delight? https://vimeo.com/m/7761485

  • EvanBlood | October 7, 2013 3:01 PMReply

    His lists are always so goofy. Needs to put down the crack pipe and stop sucking studio cock.

  • Dede | October 17, 2013 6:26 PM

    I agree

  • Superman | October 7, 2013 10:13 AMReply

    1. Man of Steel
    2. Man of Steel
    3. Man of Steel
    4. Man of Steel
    5. Man of Steel
    6. Man of Steel
    7. Man of Steel
    8. Man of Steel
    9. Man of Steel
    10. The Great Gatsby
    1001. Iron Man 3

  • Kimmi Raikkhonen | October 7, 2013 9:42 AMReply

    1. Oblivion
    2. WWZ
    3. Blue Jasmine
    4. The Lone Ranger
    5. Iron Man 3

  • fra | October 7, 2013 8:11 AMReply

    Drinking Buddies over Gravity? Wha?

  • Arun | October 7, 2013 10:42 AM

    Ever heard of alphabetical order?

  • james | October 6, 2013 11:44 PMReply

    films:
    1. place beyond the pines
    2. simon killer
    3. evil dead
    4. bling ring
    5. shadow dancer

    docs:

    1. on death row
    2. cheshire murders
    3. blackfish
    4. act of killing
    5. mea maxima culpa

  • Alan b | October 6, 2013 10:15 PMReply

    GOOD LIST!!!

  • Alan B | October 7, 2013 3:37 AM

    Some people need to impersonate others because they can't deal with contrarian opinions ... because they are that insecure and stupid.

  • Dude | October 6, 2013 8:49 PMReply

    Why do you have numbers next the movies when it's an ALPHABETICAL list?!

  • the sneering (homo-phobic) snob | October 6, 2013 8:05 PMReply

    I of course respect Quentin Tarantinos rampaging heterosexuality but as a film-maker hes an absurdly over-rated joke ! ! !.

  • Jose | October 6, 2013 2:24 PMReply

    This is seriously lacking Upstream Color.

  • Ken Guidry | October 6, 2013 2:11 PMReply

    I like it. I like the addition of The Lone Ranger, sorta throws people off

  • Andy | October 6, 2013 10:54 AMReply

    So I'm not the only one who liked The Lone Ranger? Awesome :D

  • John | October 6, 2013 10:50 AMReply

    "the list is in alphabetic order"

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