Following the iconic indie film Reservoir Dogs, director Quentin Tarantino stepped things up with Pulp Fiction. Released in 1994, the movie showcases three criminal stories in Los Angeles. The film’s out of sequence structure was praised by critics. It also rejuvenated the career of John Travolta, who saw a decline following 1980’s Urban Cowboy. Pulp Fiction gave Tarantino his first Oscar win in the category of Best Original Screenplay. With an $8 million budget, the film earned $213.9 million at the box office.