Quentin Tarantino Reckons ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Is His Best Movie
— Updated on 15 March 2023

Quentin Tarantino Reckons ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Is His Best Movie

— Updated on 15 March 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

For a director like Quentin Tarantino, asking him what he believes to be his best movie is comparable to asking a (good) parent who their favourite child is: from Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill to Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained… you’d assume it’s an impossible choice. But would you believe the man actually has a definitive answer?

“For years people used to ask me stuff like that,” Quentin Tarantino revealed on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show when prompted about his so-called best movie.

“And I would say something like, ‘Oh… they’re all my children.’ I really do think Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is my best movie.”

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Elsewhere, the renowned auteur recently alluded to the fact he doesn’t think too highly of the present-day competition, tied with two other eras of Hollywood filmmaking.

“Even though the 80s was the time that I probably saw more movies in my life than ever – at least as far as going out to the movies was concerned – I do feel that 80s cinema is, along with the 50s, the worst era in Hollywood history,” Tarantino said on his The Video Archives Podcast (via NME).

“Matched only by now, matched only by the current era!”

Tarantino went on to note that “the [films] that don’t conform” are the ones that “stand out from the pack” in the current era.

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Although that isn’t to say he doesn’t have any love for relatively modern flicks.

Last year, during his interview with Premiere, Quentin Tarantino offered David Fincher’s The Social Network some high praise by calling it “hands down” the best film of the last decade.

“It is number one because it’s the best – that’s all! It crushes all the competition.”

In the same breath, Tarantino named screenwriter Aaron Sorkin “the greatest active dialogist” of our time; as many of you may recall, the Jessie Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Armie Hammer-led film was rich with Sorkin’s signature rapid-fire smarter-than-thou patter.

In second place, Tarantino bestowed the honour upon Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, and while no further rankings have been provided by the auteur himself, we do know he’s also rather fond of both Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Synopsis

Actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) gained fame and fortune by starring in a 1950s television Western, but is now struggling to find meaningful work in a Hollywood that he doesn't recognise anymore. He spends most of his time drinking and palling around with Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), his easygoing best friend and longtime stunt double. Rick also happens to live next door to Roman Polanski (Rafal Zawierucha) and Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) -- the filmmaker and budding actress whose futures will forever be altered by members of the Manson Family.

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