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These 10 films copied Pulp Ficion, Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece



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“Pulp Fiction”, by Quentin Tarantino, is one of the best films ever made. It’s so iconic that 10 other films imitated the genius idea.

pulp Fiction” (1994), “Lawless bastards” (2009), “Reservoir Dogs” (1992), “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (2019), “Kill Bill Vol.1” (2003), “Django Unchained” (2012), among many othersmade Quentin Tarantino one of the best directors in the history of cinema.

He doesn’t make films often but when he does, they are instant successes. In addition to being a notable director, he is a conscientious consumer of the seventh art, always ready to give his opinion – the favorite westernThe perfect romantic comedyO ideal counterculture film, your least favorite movie, least favorite remakeThe romantic comedy that made you cryyou favorite movies of all time and the controversial European director who inspired him.

Likewise, he is a director who is highly appreciated throughout the industry, perhaps even too much. These 10 films took a lot of inspiration from “pulp Fiction”.


Directed by John Herzfeld and starring Danny Aiello, Greg Cruttwell, Jeff Daniels, Teri Hatcher, Glenne Headly, Peter Horton, James Spader It is Charlize Theron“2 Days in the Valley” drew (a lot of) inspiration from Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece.

The most obvious point between the two films is the narrative. This film also tries to explore a series of complex points between the characters, from the most varied mediums, as happens in “Pulp Fiction”.


Another film that tried to imitate the narrative and complexity of “Pulp Fiction”. The film follows a day in the chaotic life of Casey Wells, a drug dealer.

“Thrusday” had everything to stand out on its own but the far-fetched attempt to imitate Quentin Tarantino’s film left this film feeling like it was missing something more.


It even has John Travolta in the cast but even so this film was not able to achieve half the success of “Pulp Fiction”.

Still, of all the films, it was one that managed to draw inspiration from “Pulp Fiction” and make the best use of its resources. An exemplary narrative and Hollywood satire gave it a certain shine.


This film starring Sean Patrick Flanery It is Norman Reedus follows two twins on their journey as vigilantes with a lot of violence in the mix.

The film was well conceived in its own way and the point where it compares to “Pulp Fiction” is the audience. But this image shown above reminds you of something, doesn’t it?


From director Joe Carnahan and starring Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Morgan Freeman, Ben Affleck, Alicia KeysJoseph Ruskin, Alex Rocco, Wayne Newton and Jeremy Piven, “Smokin’ Aces” is a film full of adrenaline in the image of “Pulp Fiction”.

But not only that. It will also draw inspiration from violence, humor and complex narrative.


Crime, revenge and plot twists, this is how “Lucky Number Slevin” can be described. Directed by Paul McGuigan and with a luxury cast – Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan FreemanBen Kingsley and Michael Rubenfeld, this film is often dubbed the “cheap” copy of “Pulp Fiction”.


Despite being the most recent film on this list, it manages to borrow certain nuances from “Pulp Fiction”. The film starring Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Brian Tyree Henry It is Aaron Taylor-Johnson follows Quentin Tarantino’s inspiration when it comes to the representation of violence and the use of humor.

GO (1999)

Another film that shamelessly tries to imitate Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece. Starring Katie Holmes, Sarah Polley, Taye Diggs, Timothy Olyphant It is Melissa McCarthy“Go” tries to replicate a little of everything, from the narrative to the soundtrack.


With Paul Walker, Matt Dillon, Brendan FraserIt is Elijah Wood“Pawn Shop Chronicles” follows the absurd events that take place in a pawns. With a lot of violence and dark humor in the mix, this film sought inspiration from the way in which the narrative of “Pulp Fiction” was unwind.


Made by the iconic Guy Ritchiewhich also brought “Snatch – Pigs and Diamonds”, the incredible “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” brings together Jason Statham and Vinny Jones in a film that has both comedy and action. The film became known for its dialogue, style and narrative that intersects several stories.

Have you seen these films? Did you find the similarities?

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