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10 Most Memorable Deaths in Tarantino Films


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Quentin Tarantino is known for his pull-no-punches approach to violence in films, among many other things. As such, he’s crafted some unbelievable death scenes that stick in the mind long after the film ends. Here are 10 such moments.

10. Clifford Worley, True Romance

Tarantino penned this crime classic, which was directed by the late, great Tony Scott. Dennis Hopper’s verbal showdown with Christopher Walken is a showcase for both actors.

9. Robert, Django Unchained

QT even served himself up for a memorable death scene at the hands of Django. We weren’t expecting him to explode.

8. Beaumont, Jackie Brown

Ordell didn’t spend ten thousand dollars bailing your ass out to keep you alive, man.

7. Arlene, Shanna, Julia and Lanna, Death Proof

Stuntman Mike’s murder machine makes a grindhouse out of a Honda Civic Hatchback.

6. Tanaka, Kill Bill Vol. 1

It is not wise to give O-Ren Ishii cause to collect your f-in’ head.

5. Everybody in the Tavern, Inglourious Basterds

In the most intense scene of the film, Michael Fassbender’s Lt. Archie Hicox almost pulls off his undercover assignment, but his one slip costs a lot of lives.

4. The Entire Nazi High Command, Inglourious Basterds

Shosanna’s fiery revenge brings a terrifyingly brutal end to World War II.

3. The Mexican Standoff, Reservoir Dogs

“If you kill that man, you die next. Repeat. You kill that man, you die next.”

2. Marvin, Pulp Fiction

A conversation about divine intervention ends abruptly because, in the words of Vincent Vega, “aw, man, I shot Marvin in the face!”

1. Killing Bill, Kill Bill Vol. 2

Two entire movies were dedicated to Beatrix Kiddo’s drive to kill one man, so you better believe that one’s pretty damn memorable.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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