Stanley Kubrick's Greatest Films

Stanley Kubrick's
Greatest Films of All-Time

Stanley Kubrick's Greatest Films of All-Time

  • One of the greatest and most inspiring and inspirational filmmakers of all-time was Hollywood outsider Stanley Kubrick. His command of all the elements of filmmaking, incluidng directing, scriptwriting, production design, editing, and all the other factors involved, was legendary.
  • Each of his eleven major films (out of a total of 13 feature films) was deeply-layered, complex and wide-ranging, representing many different genre or periods:
  • His timeless films were iconic, often enigmatic, creative, and made with meticulous perfection. He was known for dynamic camera angles, visual style, bold use of cinematic colors, and tremendous story-telling.
  • There are many memorable moments in his films, for instance, the Stargate sequence in 2001, the "I'm Spartacus!" sequence in Spartacus, the "War Room" scene in Dr. Strangelove, the ritualistic cult orgy in Eyes Wide Shut, the trench warfare and the execution sequence in Paths of Glory, the track heist in The Killing, the 'Singin' in the Rain' assault sequence in A Clockwork Orange, the Steadicam tracking shots of Danny riding his Big Wheel bike, and the revelation of Jack's manuscript ("All work and no play...") in The Shining, the release of the B-52 payload with Major Kong riding the H-bomb in Dr. Strangelove, the omnipresent red eye of HAL, and HAL's slow deactivation in 2001, Alex's Ludovico Treatment in A Clockwork Orange, Gunnery Sgt. Hartmann's non-stop rant of insults at recruits in Full Metal Jacket, the metaphoric opening title credits of Lolita, and the use of candlelight and the final duel in Barry Lyndon.
  • The themes of his films were also universal - the crazed nuclear arms race, the perils of reliance on technology, the inhumanity of war, the "Kubrick Stare," and the darker impulses of humanity.

Stanley Kubrick's Greatest Films
Stanley Kubrick's Greatest Films of All-Time

Stanley Kubrick's Greatest Films
(chronological order, unranked)
The linked titles below refer to reviews (with screenshots) in the "Greatest Moments and Scenes" section of the site
(Advisory: Some links may not be suitable for some viewers)
The Killing
The Killing (1956)
Paths of Glory
Paths of Glory (1957)
Spartacus (1960)
Lolita (1962)
Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove Or:... (1964)
2001: A Space Ddyssey
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Barry Lyndon
Barry Lyndon (1975)
The Shining
The Shining (1980)
Full Metal Jacket
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Eyes Wide Shut
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

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