07. Pulp Fiction(1994 | Miramax Films)
Genius: It’s all about the dialogue—a densely layered mix of sardonic humor, riveting truths and counterpunching that rival a 15-round bare-knuckled slugfest. Quentin Tarantino’s epic ode to the crime noir not only broke screenwriting rules, it ignited John Travolta’s dormant career and transformed Samuel L. Jackson into a household name.
What We Learned: In Paris, a Quarter Pounder is called a “Royal (with) Cheese.”