85% of people can't name these Quentin Tarantino movies from a screenshot! Can you?

By: J. Scott Wilson
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Quentin Tarantino is one of the most celebrated film writers and directors ever. He is known for pulp classics, blood and guts, and a lot of violence. If you count yourself among his millions of fans, test yourself with this quiz and see how many Quentin Tarantino movies you can name from a screenshot.

You have to pay attention to this movie. Tarantino weaves multiple plotlines that occasionally intersect, but each stands on its own as a ripping yarn.

This is Tarantino at his bloody, splattery best. There's even a character whose sole mission is to smash people's heads with a baseball bat.

Tarantino teamed up with Robert Rodriguez for Grindhouse, a double-feature attraction that even included fake film trailers between the two features. It fared poorly at the box office, but Rodriguez's Planet Terror and Tarantino's Death Proof are both great.

Tarantino has a stable of actors he likes to use, and here we see his first outing with regulars Michael Madsen and Tim Roth, as Mr. Orange and Mr. Blonde.

This is a hard-to-find black-and-white amateur film, but a lot of Tarantino touches are readily visible. There's a wild woman, a party gone horribly wrong, and lots of rapid-fire dialogue.

Yes, Quentin was in an Adam Sandler movie. The comedy was pretty much forgettable, but Rodney Dangerfield as Lucifer himself was hilarious.

Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern are all in the cast. Do you really need to know any more?

Tarantino was only a producer on this remake, but it did feature "X-Files" vet Robert Patrick and the indomitable Danny Trejo, better known as Machete.

Crime scene cleanup seems like an odd center for a movie, but in this one a young female crime junkie joins a cleanup company and ends up helping solve a serial killer case.

The fight with the Crazy 88s in the House of the Blue Leaves is one of the greatest martial arts battles in film history. From a samurai sword to a table leg, no weapon goes unused (or unbloodied).

Think of this as a director's cut, with both movies put together and some additional touches added, like a longer anime sequence with much more gore involved.

John Travolta and Uma Thurman's scene in the '50s-themed restaurant is a visual feast, and the dance contest is one of the coolest set pieces Tarantino ever pulled off. Anyone want to Twist?

Tarantino has a bit part as an asylum attendant in this tale of a deranged Elvis impersonator staking his hopes on one last show. You can see how the film influenced him with its helter-skelter tone.

Tarantino gets a producer credit on this Johnny Knoxville vehicle. The Jackass star plays a grass seller ... no, the kind you see on golf courses.

This is the second film in Robert Rodriguez's outstanding El Mariachi trilogy. Tarantino has a bit part as a pick-up guy.

Here's another Tarantino bit part, this time as a bartender. However, he got to watch a cast headed by the likes of Rosie Perez, Harvey Keitel, and the legendary Anthony Quinn.

Jamie Foxx absolutely owned the screen as Django, but Samuel L. Jackson almost stole the show in the latter third as an aging house slave. He's almost unrecognizable in his makeup.

This movie is a true soulmate for Pulp Fiction, with a dog's breakfast of plotlines that all interconnect. Tarantino plays Johnny Destiny, a character who might be supernatural in origin.

One of the lead actors in this movie is Thomas "Tiny" Lister. As the name might imply, he's a gigantic human being. You might know him best as President Lindberg in The Fifth Element.

This short film was inspired by a Leonard Cohen song of the same name. If you know Cohen's music, you know it's not a terribly happy film.

The cast supporting Pam Grier's title character in this movie is amazing. Only Tarantino could talk Robert DeNiro into a backup role like this. Oh, and more Tiny Lister!

This is a vampire flick done as only Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez could do it. My favorite weapon was a Super Soaker full of holy water. Why has no one ever thought of that?

This movie has one thing that the first one didn't: Bruce Campbell! Bruce is the all-time B-movie champion and elevates every movie he's in, including this direct-to-video slasher.

This is often the Tarantino flick that people don't realize is one of his. It doesn't quite have his signature on it, although the level of violence certainly fits the bill.

Most fans prefer the first volume, largely because of the sheer body count during the House of Blue Leaves scene. However, the scenes with Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, and Uma Thurman in this second volume are a brutal ballet piece.

Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez are celluloid brothers. They both have a love of broad violence, catchy soundtracks and classic B-movie tropes. That's on full display here.

Tarantino is a "special guest producer" on this comic book adaptation. Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis chew plenty of scenery, while Jessica Alba plays a femme fatale.

Every director has his or her pet project, and the El Mariachi trilogy was Robert Rodriguez's. The first one, El Mariachi, made the world sit up and take notice. The last one, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, made waves in Cannes.

When I heard Leonardo DiCaprio played a sadistic slave owner in this, I was dubious. His performance was flawless, and might just indicate he's coming into his own as a mature actor.

Amid a sea of sparkly vampire movies, From Dusk till Dawn stands out. The vampires in here are sexy, amoral and pretty tough in a bar fight.

Very few people knew who Christoph Waltz was before this movie. He'd worked mostly in German cinema. But after his performance as Col. Landa, Hollywood opened its doors wide.

One of the unsung bits of genius in this Tarantino-penned movie was the casting of the female lead's parents. Rodney Dangerfield and the redoubtable Edie McClurg played her folks, and brought a bizarre twist to an already odd movie.

Remember when Madonna was doing movies? This was one of them. In fact, the female cast in this one featured an '80s slate, including Ione Skye and Jennifer Beals.

Given his love of martial arts movies, it's not hard to see how Tarantino ended up as a producer on this film. His name helped ensure a U.S. release, although the movie didn't make much over here.

Think Salma Hayek only does highbrow Oscar-bait movies? You need to see her as the amazingly-named Satanico Pandemonium, the leader of the vampires, in this movie.

Grindhouse was actually two films in one, with Robert Rodriguez's zombie-fueled Planet Terror and Tarantino's psycho road trip, Death Proof. It's hard for me to say which one's better.

Tarantino writes all of his scripts in longhand. He explains, "I can't write poetry on a computer, man." Hey, he shouldn't change his process.

Robert Rodriguez's half of Grindhouse was this over-the-top zombie yarn that had a military conspiracy and a high body count. The part most people remember, of course, is the stripper who ended up with a machine gun for a leg.

Tarantino appeared as himself in this documentary about Hollywood stuntwomen. Having just completed the Kill Bill movies at the time, he had a unique perspective on how vital these women are to the industry.

It might have a little something to do with Mr. Pitt being in the cast, but this is to date Tarantino's second highest-grossing film, after Django Unchained. It pulled in $321 million worldwide in its first release.

You might not have noticed it the first time through, but we don't get to find out The Bride's name at all in the first film. It's not until Vol. 2 that we learn we've been rooting for Beatrix Kiddo all along.

Tarantino only does a voiceover for this short film, which won at the Venice Film Festival. It concerns a love triangle among storm chasers (thus the title) that's shattered by a mysterious woman named Ruby.

Robert Downey, Jr., still in his pre-burnout heyday, plays a TV true-crime journalist in the Geraldo Rivera mold. He's willing to do anything to get a story, and he's incapable of being sincere about anything but success.

Here's the other spot where Tarantino and Brad Pitt intersect. Pitt had a small role in this Quentin-penned bit of ultraviolence. For me, the best part of the movie is Christopher Walken, as ever.

Ex-football great and blaxploitation film legend Fred Williamson plays Frost, a Vietnam veteran. Even this late in his career, his physique makes one think he could probably handle a vampire with two fingers.

The box office take for the entire Mariachi trilogy is roughly $125 million. With returns that middling, it's easy to see that this was a labor of love for Robert Rodriguez.

The plot of this movie is fairly exhausting to explain, and it's largely immaterial as the comic set pieces are what makes it work. Adam Sandler, as the title character, does more real acting in this one than in his usual grade-school-level fare.

Bill's crew of assassins call themselves the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. That's a mashup/homage of a dozen different "kill squad" groups from various martial arts and B-grade action movies.

Lead actor Pam Grier is here, paying homage to the characters she played in Coffy and Foxy Brown. Both of those were capstones of the blaxploitation film genre, and tons of fun to watch.

The previously unknown Melanie Laurent plays Shoshanna Dreyfus, a Jewish theater owner who ends up hosting a screening for the entire German High Command. Her plan to incinerate them all in a film-fueled inferno largely succeeds.

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