Pulp Fiction (1994)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames
Domestic lifetime gross (adjusted for inflation, 2014): $202,078,200
Famous quote: "If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions." — Jules
"Quentin has always been a student of film, and after Reservoir Dogs he said to me: 'The second movie from a filmmaker is almost more important than the first. We've got to get it right,'" recalls Lawrence Bender, Tarantino's longtime producing partner. Tarantino got it right, all right. In fact, Miramax's Pulp Fiction might be the most influential movie made during the 1990s, inspiring scads of imitators (nicknamed Tarantinies) and dozens of knockoffs. "We didn't think we were taking a big risk," says Bender. "We just though we were making something really cool."