Quentin Tarantino Names Early Top 10 of 2013, Including 'Lone Ranger'

October 7, 2013
Source: The Quentin Archives

Quentin Tarantino

We still have close to three months left until the end of 2013, and it's a little early to start our own annual year-end coverage of the best and worst movies, posters, performances and more. But director Quentin Tarantino is already prepared to offer his Top 10 Films of 2013 over at The Quentin Archives. The website offers the list as "an exclusive during the government shutdown," and while we know that Tarantino certainly has some odd tastes at times, most of his choices here are pretty agreeable, with dissension from this writer on a couple entries, most notably Disney's summer massive box office flop The Lone Ranger.

Here's Quentin Taratino's Top 10 of 2013 from The Quentin Archives:

1. Afternoon Delight (Jill Soloway)
2. Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)
3. Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)
4. The Conjuring (James Wan)rp
5. Drinking Buddies (Joe Swanberg)
6. Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach)
7. Gravity (Alfonso CuarĂ³n)
8. Kick Ass 2 (Jeff Wadlow)
9. The Lone Ranger (Gore Verbinski)
10. This Is The End (Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg)

Note that the list is in alphabetical order by title, so we're not sure how he would rank these films. Personally, I'm happy to see Before Midnight and Gravity on the list. The former will likely end up being my favorite film of the year after falling in love with it at Sundance (seeing it twice at the festival and once in theaters this summer), and the latter is one of the best sci-fi films of the past decade for sure. It's also nice to see indies like Frances Ha and Drinking Buddies on there for good measure. As for the inclusion of films like Kick-Ass 2 and The Lone Ranger, we'll just assume that's because of Tarantino's well-documented love of violence and westerns. What do you think?

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I haven't seen any of those...

Bl00dwerK on Oct 7, 2013


Solid top 5. Very mainstream though. Then again a lot of goodies are yet to come! Kick Ass 2 is actually more surprising to me, because it's a sequel..

DavideCoppola on Oct 7, 2013


The Conjuring is the only mainstream film in his top 5...

Nielsen700 on Oct 7, 2013


Very debatable.

DavideCoppola on Oct 7, 2013


They're in alphabetical order. Not clear what his Top 5 films actually are on the list.

Ethan Anderton on Oct 7, 2013


Not too supriseing. Tarantino likes some shitty films.

Nielsen700 on Oct 7, 2013


I agree with him on the Lone Ranger and Blue Jasmine, but I'd add Rush and kick out Kickass.

stanfordcrane on Oct 7, 2013


Upstream Color is easily the most imaginative, critical and uncompromising feature film to reach theaters we've seen in this country since, gosh, Eraser Head? History will be more kind to Mr. Carruth.

S freud on Oct 7, 2013


The Lone Ranger is awesome! My favorite movie of the year! Excellent script. Great story. Very entertaining. Glad Tarantino loved it too.

markus on Oct 7, 2013


@disqus_fVo7eI4ReV:disqus I completely agree !

Sean on Oct 7, 2013


Just another guy with an opinion.......can't say I care about this guy's list any more than any other stupid list pointlessly compiled on the internet.

vermithrax_pejorative on Oct 7, 2013


Oh noes! ethan doesn't like some movies so everyone else shouldn't either!

Jimmy Love on Oct 7, 2013

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