ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 19: Quentin Tarantino poses for the photographer during the 16th Rome Film Festival on October 19, 2021 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for RFF)
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Quentin Tarantino Personally Thinks These Six Movies Are 'Perfect'
Few directors today are as celebrated as Quentin Tarantino, the man behind modern classics like “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” While promoting his book, “Cinema Speculations,” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Tarantino listed a handful of movies he considers perfect, though he prefaced this list to clarify what he means by the “perfect” movie.
Tarantino explained, “Look, when you say perfect movies you’re talking about any individual person’s aesthetic but even trying to account for all aesthetics … 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.” It’s difficult to argue the films Tarantino mentions aren’t masterpieces of their genres.
The films that the renowned director considers perfect are “Jaws,” “The Exorcist,” “Annie Hall,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Back To The Future,” and 1974’s “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Although many critics would be quick to praise some of the films on Tarantino’s list, horror is often ignored; however, those movies like “Jaws” have had a massive influence on the genre and on filmmaking.