Quentin Tarantino Calls ‘The Lone Ranger’ One of 2013’s Best Movies

The director also reveals his other nine choices for the year thus far. Films include ‘This is the End’ and ‘Gravity’, in theaters this weekend.

The Lone Ranger was a substantial bomb, and one of Disney's biggest financial disasters, released this past summer and starring Johnny Depp as Tonto. As it makes its way to Blu-ray on December 17, its getting a little extra publicity push thanks to acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino, who has called the movie one of 2013's best. (Now you want to watch it, huh?)

Quentin plans to publish a list of his top ten 2013 films via The Quentin Tarantino Archives at the end of the year. In honor of the Government Shutdown, he has decided to get a jump start on the list, publishing his top ten for the year thus far. The movies are listed in alphabetical order, not by which one he likes the best. And as we have three more months to go, and tons of Oscar bait to get through, this list could drastically change come January 1.

Take a look at the director's Top Ten of 2013 so far...

1Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

It's nine am. You've just dropped your kid off at school. Pick-up is at four. No one knows where you are, and no one needs you. So what now? Rachel is a quick-witted and lovable, yet tightly coiled, thirty-something steeped in the creative class of Los Angeles's bohemian, affluent Silver Lake neighborhood. Everything looks just right-chic modernist home, successful husband, adorable child and hipster wardrobe. But when she visits a strip club to spice up her marriage and gets a private dance from McKenna, something cracks open. Rachel returns to the scene of the dance to get to know McKenna, and soon after, adopt her as a live-in nanny. This bold move unleashes unimagined and colorful waves of change into Rachel's life, marriage and community.

2Before Midnight

Before Midnight

We meet Celine and Jesse nine years after their last rendezvous. Almost two decades have passed since their first encounter on a train bound for Vienna, and we now find them in their early forties in Greece. Before the clock strikes midnight, we will again become part of their story.

3Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine

After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal, elegant New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister Ginger's modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again.

4The Conjuring

The Conjuring

Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. The Conjuring tells the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, world renowned paranormal investigators, who were called to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives.

5Drinking Buddies

Drinking Buddies

Kate and Luke work together at a craft brewery. They have one of those friendships that feels like it could be something more. But Kate is with Chris, and Luke is with Jill. And Jill wants to know if Luke is ready to talk about marriage. The answer to that question becomes crystal clear when Luke and Kate unexpectedly find themselves alone for a weekend.

6Frances Ha

Frances Ha

Frances lives in New York, but she doesn't really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she's not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren't really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has, but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness.



Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone-tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth...and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

8Kick-Ass 2

Kick Ass 2

Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010's irreverent global hit. After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist, reborn as The Mother Fucker, only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation.

9The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger

A thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice-taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

10This Is the End

This is the End

Follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.

What do you think of his choices? Is the man crazy? Or does he know good cinema when he sees it?

The Lone Ranger was released July 3rd, 2013 and stars Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson, Helena Bonham Carter, James Badge Dale, Bryant Prince. The film is directed by Gore Verbinski.

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  1. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Oh, I see. I'm glad to hear that :) .

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  2. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic no he helped both me and k end our endless argument with a little help from @monkeyiron2-0

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  3. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Wait, what? You and john sorted things out?

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  4. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic ya john sorted things out after he got involved thats what i like about him now

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  5. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Oh, I see. You're welcome ! :) .

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic as for reporting k to brian john-m told me it wasnt necessary to do that

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  7. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic im thanking u for supporting me in times where people like mr.k lash out hateful comments of us

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  8. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Wait, What did you say regarding me? I especially what?

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  9. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @undeadslayer4 you defended me multilple times I moatvdo the same homie

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  10. undeadslayer4

    @monkeyiron2-0 i guess ur right lets end it now thx for the support

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  11. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @undeadslayer4 yea and thanks but going on a news article and arguing isn't helping anyone dude just makes you seem ignorant as @mr-k man just chill and move on

    2 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  12. undeadslayer4

    @monkeyiron2-0 its because ive trying to defend @themoviefanatic and u from @mr-k

    2 years agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  13. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @john-m I agree this beef they got between each other is getting out of hand got any ideas?

    2 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  14. undeadslayer4

    @mr-k see now whose the "complete imbecile that has no dignity or respect to other people's opinion on the site" now stop lying and admit that u did it see @john-m if u read everything ull know exactly whats happening

    2 years agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  15. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @mr-k dude just stop man don't be a dick but a dude dude you feel me and @undeadslayer4 isn't lying homie he is right you do treat some dudes like idiots or be a douche like that Zak prick

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  16. undeadslayer4

    @john-m and johnny u gotta control ur supporter hear he's been driving me crazing for last 2 days

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  17. undeadslayer4

    @mr-k ya keep telling that to urself u troll im telling u this has to end now theres point arguing im sry if we have our disagreements but @john-m is right we have to work this out and be civil human beings

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  18. Mr.K

    @john-m Sure then. He is really not worth the time arguing for hours.

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  19. undeadslayer4

    @john-m yes ive have been trying to do that since the lone ranger conflict but hes doing more than that hes been insulting both @themoviefanatic and @monkeyiron2-0 even zak has been insulting monkey on almost every review hes ever wrote even mr k i can back down ive been trying to tell mr k to stop arguing but he just keeps being annoying and keeps acting like he has anger issues

    2 years agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  20. John M

    @undeadslayer4: I'm not going to talk about Lone Ranger anymore. I've voiced my opinion and stated the facts, and you've voiced your opinion, so I'm going to leave this topic alone.

    As of right now we don't have issues. I don't know what Mr.K is talking about. Since the thing with with my Long Ranger review we have been civil, which is what everyone should be or try to be even if there is a disagreement, so I don't know why he decided to get me involved. Now as for you and Mr.K's. I don't think it's necessary to report him. I think he's just let his anger get the better of him, and both have insulted each other, and both of you need to take a step back. If neither of you can come to some kind of understanding either should stop tagging each other or just ignore each other by not commenting on the comments they post.

    2 years agoby @john-mFlag

  21. Mr.K

    @undeadslayer4 Now, you're just making a fool of yourself.

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  22. undeadslayer4

    @monkeyiron2-0 mr k is being idiotic douche who has been insulting and being rude to me and @themoviefanatic

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  23. undeadslayer4

    @mr-k if i was lying do u think i would write this help me out here @themoviefanatic@monkeyiron2-0 mr.k he can get away with insulting us
    mr.k if u didnt think u insulted us look at the other pages and read them ove and over again until u finally realize wha t youve done i wasnt saying u insulted @thedude-abides@bawnian-dexeus or @john-m there is a lot of evidence that u insulted us im not stupid k i know want u did u cant keep lying admit that u are a idiotic troll and apologize properly to us we can end this now or we can continue fighting until this goes to a 1000 comments u can say all u want go ahead but u are still a retarded obnoxious annoying little douche that trolls people that u think are not worthy enough to be on movieweb "You can make all the sh*t and be butthurt all you want but that doesn't change the fact that you're a complete imbecile that has no dignity or respect to other people's opinion on the site and that is a fact whenever you like it or not." ya keep telling that to urself bud cause i do respect other people opinions but its u who is a complete imbecile that has no dignity or respect to other people's opinion on the site who is an see k this is also another example of ur worthless excuses u make when ur accused whether u like it or not its ur problem NOW GET OUT OF HEAR BEFORE THINGS GET UGLY

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  24. Mr.K

    @undeadslayer4 "i have a situation here this guy called mr.k has been annoying, rude, and has putting put downs to me @themoviefanatic and @monkeyiron2-0 he also has been insulting other people's reviews who have worked so hard on and then he critizizes them and doesnt even care please do something about this"

    You know, lying and accusing me on something that I never done on Movieweb and telling lies to the moderators at the site won't help one bit, since you have no evidence that I make fun of other people's reviews. Not on @thedude-abides, not on @bawnian-dexeus, not on @huntsman and certainly not on @bryanyentz. You can make all the sh*t and be butthurt all you want but that doesn't change the fact that you're a complete imbecile that has no dignity or respect to other people's opinion on the site and that is a fact whenever you like it or not.

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  25. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Yes, and they have a good reason for defending the movie, because it definitely is a good movie. It was just pounded by the critics, like what happens to good movies sometimes.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  26. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @undeadslayer4 what happen dude

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