Quentin Tarantino Reckons These Six Flicks Are The “Perfect” Movies
— Updated on 15 March 2023

Quentin Tarantino Reckons These Six Flicks Are The “Perfect” Movies

— Updated on 15 March 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

During his most recent interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, legendary director Quentin Tarantino shed light a few movies he personally deems to be “perfect.”

What exactly constitutes a perfect movie?

“Well, there’s not many of them. That just bemoans the fact that the film art form is hard,” explained the auteur behind Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, Inglorious Basterds, and more.

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“And look, when you say perfect movies, you’re talking about any individual person’s aesthetic, but even trying to account for all aesthetics.

Tarantino added: “Perfect movies kind of crosses all aesthetics to one degree or another. Might not be your cup of tea, but there’s nothing you can say to bring it down.”

Here are six “perfect” movies, according to Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino’s Perfect Movies

The Exorcist (1973) dir. William Friedkin

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Jason Miller, Linda Blair
Written by: William Peter Blatty
Regan, a young girl, displays bizarre behaviour after playing with an Ouija board. Chris, her mother and an actress, consults two priests who conclude that Regan is possessed by a demonic entity.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) dir. Tobe Hooper

Starring: Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, Gunnar Hansen
Written by: Kim Henkel & Tobe Hooper
Sally, Franklin and their three friends run out of gas while driving to their grandfather’s house. One by one they are tormented and killed by a chainsaw-wielding killer and his psychopathic family.

Young Frankenstein (1974) dir. Mel Brooks

Starring: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars, Madeline Kahn
Written by: Mel Brooks
Several years after living down his family reputation, Frankenstein inherits his grandfather’s castle, where he discovers a book full of his granddad’s experiments and starts reworking on them.

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Jaws (1975) dir. Steven Spielberg

Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gar,y Murray Hamilton
Written by: Peter Benchley & Carl Gottlieb
A police chief, a marine scientist, and a fisherman spring into action after a white shark terrorises the inhabitants of Amity, a quiet island.

Annie Hall (1977) dir. Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon, Janet Margolin, Shelley Duvall, Christopher Walken, Colleen Dewhurs
Written by: Woody Allen & Marshall Brickman
Alvy Singer, a divorced Jewish comedian, reflects on his relationship with ex-lover Annie Hall, an aspiring nightclub singer, which ended abruptly just like his previous marriages.

Back To The Future (1985) dir. Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson
Written by: Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale
Marty travels back in time using an eccentric scientist’s time machine. However, he must make his high-school-aged parents fall in love in order to return to the present.

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After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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