Miramax Films/Courtesy Neal Peters Collection

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

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"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."

Box-office totals courtesy of BoxOfficeMojo.com.