Rating: 8.9/10 (1,268,850 votes) Director: Quentin Tarantino Writer: Quentin Tarantino (story), Roger Avary (story), Quentin Tarantino Stars: Tim Roth, Laura Lovelace, John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson Runtime: 154 min Rated: R Genre: Crime, Drama Released: 14 Oct 1994
Plot: The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
But of course. Pulp Fiction, the film that simultaneously shot Tarantino into “superstardom” status and spawned a slew of imitators that would be churned out of Hollywood for the next decade. To find the extent of Tarantino’s influence, look no further than the fact that non-linear storytelling is now not only common, it’s become a staple of high-end television. Tarantino found himself in a neck-and-neck battle with Forrest Gumpall throughout awards season, and while he lost out on Best Director and Best Picture to Robert Zemeckis’ fable, he at least took home Best Original Screenplay. Oscars aside, though, Pulp Fiction is an enduring classic that has solidified it’s place in film history as an incredibly influential—and just cool—piece of work. – Adam Chitwood