I stumbled on a rather interesting clip on YouTube today, featuring Quentin Tarantino revealing his personal top 20 list of movies created since 1992, the year he became a director himself.
The movie that Tarantino ranks as the number one, and the one that he wished that he had done himself, is the Japanese movie, Battle Royale directed by Kinji Fukasaku.
The rest of the movies on his list are in alphabetic order, since he thinks that they are all equally good.
2. Anything Else (2003), by Woody Allen
3. Audition (1999), by Takashi Miike
4. The Blade (1995), by Tsui Hark
5. Boogie Nights (1997), by Paul Thomas Anderson
6. Dazed and Confused (1993), by Richard Linklater
7. Dogville (2003), by Lars Von Trier
8. Fight Club (1999), by David Fincher
9. Friday (1995), by F. Gary Gray
10. The Host (2006), by Joon-ho Bong
11. The Insider (1999), by Michael Mann
12. J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000), by Chan-wook Park
13. Lost in Translation (2003), by Sofia Coppola
14. The Matrix (1999), by the Wachowski brothers
15. Memories of Murder (2003), by Joon-ho Bong
16. Supercop AKA Police Story 3 (1992), by Stanley Tong
17. Shaun of the Dead (2004), by Edgar Wright
18. Speed (1994), by Jan de Bont
19. Team America: World Police (2004), by Trey Parker
20. Unbreakable (2000), by M. Night Shyamalan
If you watch the clip below, you will hear why Tarantino has put some of the movies on his list, which is very interesting. Among other things, he explains that The Matrix should have been right after Battle Royale, but the two additional Matrix movies, rather spoiled the methodology for him, hence why he put it with the unranked movies of his list.