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Jaws, The Exorcist, And The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Top Quentin Tarantino's Ranking Of Perfect Movies

From "Reservoir Dogs" to "Kill Bill" to "Inglourious Basterds," filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has carved out an unforgettable career as a real-life Swiss Army knife of the movie-making community: he can do it all. With directing, producing, writing, and acting credentials all to his name, Tarantino even tallied a pair of Best Original Screenplay Oscars along the way for his work on "Pulp Fiction" and "Django Unchained." Tarantino has certainly come a long way since he portrayed an Elvis impersonator on "The Golden Girls" in 1988, and his passion for motion pictures developed at a young age.

During his childhood, Tarantino's love of film grew, and he enjoys vivid memories of going to the cinema numerous times with his mom and stepfather. Once they divorced, the men his mother dated also spent time taking young Tarantino to the movies. One such gentleman, Reggie (as Tarantino shared while on Jimmy Kimmel Live), introduced Tarantino to the Blaxploitation subgenre. At only 10 years of age, Tarantino marveled as he watched a Jim Brown film for the first time, and that particular trip to the movies heavily influenced the types of projects Tarantino would go on to create.

As both a fan and professional filmmaker, Tarantino obviously possesses a wealth of knowledge when it comes to movies, and he, like everyone, has his own personal favorites. But did you know that Tarantino only considers a select few films to be perfect in all respects?

Tarantino's perfect movies include The Exorcist and Jaws

Quentin Tarantino has very eclectic tastes when it comes to his choices for the perfect movie, and one of his top selections is "The Exorcist," which was directed by William Friedkin. Tarantino is also quick to point out that the "perfect" film is a rare breed. "Well, there's not many of them," Tarantino said during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live. "The film art form is hard."

In addition to "The Exorcist," Tarantino also claims Steven Spielberg's "Jaws," Tobe Hooper's "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" (which is one of the greatest slasher films of all time according to MovieWeb), and Woody Allen's "Annie Hall" are motion picture perfection. "The perfect movie kind of crosses all aesthetics to one degree or another. [It] might not be your cup of tea, but there's nothing you can say to bring it down."

Tarantino surmised that even Mel Brook's "Young Frankenstein" is probably someone else's idea of excellence in filmmaking. "'Back to the Future' is a perfect movie!" Tarantino declared in the same interview. Tarantino is also a huge fan of Sam Peckinpah's "The Wild Bunch," but he quickly argued that it was probably the movie's imperfections that made it so memorable, so he reluctantly struck that one off the list.