The critics may have mixed reviews for Quentin Tarantino’s WWII flick, ‘Inglourious Basterds‘ (though it still rocks an impressive 88% Fresh rating over at Rotten Tomatoes). But one thing about Tarantino is undeniable — the man loves movies. In fact, one of the best part of watching a QT flick is trying to spot his influences, and discovering new movies in the process.
The director recently chatted with the AP about his five favorite WWII movies, including two he discovered only during research before filming ‘Basterds.’ Classics like ‘The Great Escape‘ and ‘The Dirty Dozen‘ top the list, which also includes the director’s new discoveries ‘Tonight We Raid Calais‘ and ‘Action in Arabia.’ In typical Tarantino fashion, you can expect a little violence and a whole lotta action from his picks.
Click to read more about the director’s picks and maybe find yourself a new favorite.