Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Writer-director Quentin Tarantino made a foray into martial arts with this two-part saga featuring stylish slice-and-dice samurai sword play together with witty dialogue, quirky characters and all the usual Tarantino trademark touches. Uma Thurman stars as "the deadliest woman in the world", simply known as The Bride, who awakens from a four-year coma to wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her. Also starring Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Vivica A. Fox and David Carradine.