Quentin Tarantino Wants You To Watch These 10 Movies Before ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’


Quentin Tarantino’s new project, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, comes out next week, so you’re running out of time to watch the required films on Professor QT’s syllabus. Between July 21 and 25, the Sony Movie Channel will air Quentin Tarantino Present the Swinging Sixties, a series of 10 movies personally curated by the Oscar-winning filmmaker. “The 10 films from the Columbia Pictures library, dating from 1958-70, will air over consecutive nights in more than 80 territories worldwide,” according to Deadline. “Interstitial segments featuring specially created conversations between Quentin Tarantino and film writer and historian Kim Morgan will accompany each film.”

They are:

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969; director: Paul Mazursky)
Cactus Flower (1969; director: Gene Saks)
Easy Rider (1969; director: Dennis Hopper)
Model Shop (1969; director: Jacques Demy)
Battle of the Coral Sea (1959; director: Paul Wendkos)
Getting Straight (1970; director: Richard Rush)
The Wrecking Crew (1968; director: Phil Karlson)
Hammerhead (1968; director: David Miller)
Gunman’s Walk (1958; director: Phil Karlson)
Arizona Raiders (1965; director: William Witney)

Easy Rider is the most famous of the 10 films and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice was nominated for the most Oscars (four). But if you only have time to watch one of these movies before next week, make it The Wrecking Crew, the spy-comedy starring Sharon Tate, who’s portrayed by Margot Robbie in Once Upon a Time. Then Cactus Flower, with Goldie Hawn, which is very good.

“Sony Pictures made their Columbia Pictures catalog available to me so that I could select a series of films representative of the era in which Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is set, The Swinging Sixties. I’m thrilled to host these movies so we can enjoy them together,” Tarantino said in a statement. Invite all your best buddies — Leo! Brad! Charlie Manson! — over to watch them with you.

Here’s a look at each of the films.

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Cactus Flower

Easy Rider

Model Shop

Battle of the Coral Sea

Getting Straight

The Wrecking Crew


Gunman’s Walk

Arizona Raiders

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood opens on July 26.