Top Ten Movies Directed by Stanley Kubrick

The Top Ten

1 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey Product Image

Such an amazing film. One of the most thought-provoking films of all time. Excellent special effects, originality. Everything about it is perfect.

I loved the Arthur C. Clarke story. The Sentinel, his short version then the full-length novel released in the same year.

Great effects and score, I admire it for that but... He was on drugs when making this!

The saddest part was that we couldn't go into space back in 2001. but who cares, this is still a great movie.

2 A Clockwork Orange A Clockwork Orange Product Image

Psychologically trippy, this divisive Kubrick yarn spins a nasty web of emotions that goes into the darkness and lets you try to find your own way out. Not for the mainstream, this thought provoking film goes deep. And, for that, we thank him.

This film is one of the strangest, yet beautiful films in cinema history. All the mentioning of sex, violence, and murder provide one of the most fascinating trips of all time, even when one is not on drugs.

It is awing that Stanley Kubrick (a man who never used drugs) could create such elaborate films such as A Clockwork Orange when you would think that these were inspired by psychadellic trips.

so many themes, such a great performance, such a bizzarre world, and so strange how you come to feel sorry for such a monster. magically weird and brilliant

3 The Shining The Shining Product Image

Slow, vivid, grand, frightening, penetrating & disturbing in a deep, unexplainable way. Do not let this movie swallow you like it did to so many viewers. Regret I watched it.

Not only one of the greatest movies of all time, it's hands down the greatest horror movie of all time!

My second favorite movie and my favorite horror movie! By far one of the best movies ever made!

It is definitely NOT better than the book, but it is fantastic as its own entity.

4 Paths of Glory Paths of Glory Product Image

This is one of the best anti-war movies I've ever watched, it's surely the first great movie made by Stanley Kubrick, and deserves to be in this top 10.

2nd best war movie, after All Quiet on the Wester Front (1931)

This is the best (anti) war movie of all time

5 Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Product Image

2001: A Space Odyssey is my favorite motion picture of all time, but this one should be higher!

You can't fight here! This is the war room!

This is so much better than 2001. Seriosuly this is the best movie ever

1. Dr. Strangelove
2. 2001
3. Shining
4. Clockwork Orange
5. FMJ

6 The Killing The Killing Product Image
7 Full Metal Jacket Full Metal Jacket Product Image

My favourite war film with best lines.

"This is my rifle, there are many like it but this one is mine. My rifle is my best friend. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my rifle is useless. Without my rifle I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy, who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will. Before God I swear this creed: my rifle and myself are defenders of my country, we are the masters of my enemy, we are the saviors of my life. So be it, until there is no enemy, but peace. Amen.

I wish they would re-release it again as a 30th Anniversary.

Screw A Clockwork Orange and don't get me wrong I like the shining, but this is my favorite Kubrick film.

This should be first, this is one of the greatest war movies of all time

I get goosebumps watching the second act, FMJ will always be in my top 3 greatest films of all time.

8 Barry Lyndon Barry Lyndon Product Image

I do think that 2001: A Space Odyssey is the greatest picture of all time, but I also believe that Barry Lyndon is Stanley Kubrick's second best feature, and since 2001 is already number 1 on this list, why wouldn’t I vote for this one to try and get it higher up!

Probably the most beautiful movie I have ever seen. Gives a true insight into the time period, absolutely unique from any other period piece about the eighteenth century.

This and 2001 are my favorites, but that's not a knock on the other movies, just praise for how great those two are. But between the two, I prefer Barry Lyndon by a little.

Best movie ever.

2001 is truly amazing, but Lyndon has more emotion and a better plot.

9 Eyes Wide Shut Eyes Wide Shut Product Image

Mind blowing in its subtleties and its extremities, Kubrick invites us into a world he and very few others of the elite may have known about.

10 Spartacus Spartacus Product Image

Spartacus would make a much better president than obama.

I'm Spartacus!

The Contenders

11 Lolita Lolita Product Image

Intensely Erotic Movie

12 Fear and Desire Fear and Desire Product Image
13 Jaws Jaws Product Image

Just a brilliant film and in my opinion just the best Stanley had to offer

Whoever put this here is mistaken

14 Toy Story 2 Toy Story 2 Product Image

Ah yes, my favourite Kubrick masterpiece. Good to see him branching out into video games.

15 The Seafarers The Seafarers Product Image
16 Flying Padre: An RKO-Pathe Screenliner
17 Day of the Fight
18 Killer's Kiss Killer's Kiss Product Image
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