‘Inglourious Basterds’ (2009)
“Inglourious Basterds” was directed by Quentin Tarantino.
The Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures
This is Tarantino’s second-most-Oscar-nominated film, after 2019’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and it’s easy to see why. The revisionist screenplay is one of the best movie scripts ever written, and the collective cast including Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Melanie Laurent, and Diane Kruger are all a joy to watch. The pick of the lot, however, is the film’s villain, Christop Waltz, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Hans Landa.