Director: Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Rose McGowan, John Brolin, Freddy Rodriguez, Marley Shelton, Jeff Fahey, Michael Biehn, Bruce Willis, Naveen Andrews, Michael Parks, Nicky Katt, Stacy Ferguson, Quentin Tarantino, Kurt Russell, Vanessa Ferlito, Jordan Ladd, Sydney Tamia Poitier, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosario Dawnson, Tracie Thoms, Zoe Bell
Screw the underwhelming box office performance numbers. Grindhouse, the crazily ambitious double-feature from Robert Rodriguez (responsible for the gory zombie romp Planet Terror) and Quentin Tarantino (he of the women-in-danger, car chase hybrid Death Proof), never stood a chance with mainstream audiences. A pure, uncompromised flashback to old-school exploitation films mostly seen in trashy cinemas, Grindhouse catered to a very specific kind of moviegoer: One who'd choose Herschell Gordon Lewis over Joseph Gordon-Levitt any day. As far as in-theater experiences are concerned, nothing has topped Grindhouse's four-hour ride since its release.