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50 Tarantino Films Tarantino Didn't Direct

Swingers (1996)

The Film: Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau shoot the shit and pick up chicks in this seminal guy's-perspective rom-com.

Tarantino-Esque Elements:
It's a very talky film, with an eminently quotable script, and there's even a direct homage to the slow-motion walking scene from Reservoir Dogs .

Mr Purple Or Mr Pink: It takes a few cues from Tarantino, but you could never accuse it of being a rip-off.

Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

The Film: John Cusack stars as a depressed hitman whose latest job takes him on a trip down memory lane to his high-school reunion.

Tarantino-Esque Elements: The depressed hitman angle is very Tarantino, as is the outdated but cool soundtrack. Throw in extreme violence with a slight comic edge, and there are several parallels to be drawn with Tarantino's work.

Mr Purple Or Mr Pink: Less a knock-off than a film that picks up on the '90s zeitgeist for witty, self-aware crime films.

Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

The Film: John Cusack stars as a depressed hitman whose latest job takes him on a trip down memory lane to his high-school reunion.

Tarantino-Esque Elements: The depressed hitman angle is very Tarantino, as is the outdated but cool soundtrack. Throw in extreme violence with a slight comic edge, and there are several parallels to be drawn with Tarantino's work.

Mr Purple Or Mr Pink: Less a knock-off than a film that picks up on the '90s zeitgeist for witty, self-aware crime films.

Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

The Film: Guy Ritchie's knockabout cockney caper about a bunch of likely lads and a rather expensive gambling debt.

Tarantino-Esque Elements: Interweaving storylines, uber-cool soundtrack, banter between gangsters and many, many shootouts… its an East End love letter to QT.

Mr Purple Or Mr Pink:
Probably the best British attempt at a Tarantino flick, with likeable characters, a whip-smart script and the soundtrack to match.

Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

The Film: Guy Ritchie's knockabout cockney caper about a bunch of likely lads and a rather expensive gambling debt.

Tarantino-Esque Elements: Interweaving storylines, uber-cool soundtrack, banter between gangsters and many, many shootouts… its an East End love letter to QT.

Mr Purple Or Mr Pink:
Probably the best British attempt at a Tarantino flick, with likeable characters, a whip-smart script and the soundtrack to match.

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.