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Every Stanley Kubrick Movie, Ranked

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Stanley Kubrick is considered one of the greatest and most influential directors of all time. And with good reason. His films are some of the most memorable and feature intelligent plot lines, exquisite camera work, special effects and other groundbreaking innovations that cemented his legacy. Born in New York, Kubrick spent most his life living and working in England. Not only did Kubrick direct, he also held titles of producer, screenwriter, cinematographer and editor, which help mold his films with his unique vision. Filmbuffs have long debated what is the best Stanley Kubrick film. With a filmography has extensive and iconic as Kubrick's, you really can't go wrong.

Dr Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, Lolita Full Metal Jacket, The Shining and 2001: A Space Odyssey are all classics that have stood the test of time. They are considered some of the best films in history. This is what makes Kubrick such an important director. His best films are in multiple genres and his stories can swing back and forth between striking black comedy and terrifying potential realities. The best Kubrick movies are thought provoking and make you dig deep as a viewer to see what the underlying message of the film is.

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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Lear is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Stanley Kubrick Movie, Ranked

    Released1964

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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    A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Stanley Kubrick Movie, Ranked
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    A Clockwork Orange

    Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke

    Released1971

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 dystopian crime film adapted, produced, and directed by Stanley... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Full Metal Jacket is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Stanley Kubrick Movie, Ranked
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    Full Metal Jacket

    Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

    Released1987

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 film directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Stanley Kubrick Movie, Ranked
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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter

    Released1968

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Shining is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Stanley Kubrick Movie, Ranked
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    The Shining

    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall

    Released1980

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    The Shining is a 1980 British-American psychological horror film produced and directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Barry Lyndon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Stanley Kubrick Movie, Ranked
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    Barry Lyndon

    Ryan O'Neal, Leonard Rossiter

    Released1975

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    Barry Lyndon is a 1975 British-American period drama film written, produced, and directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Spartacus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Stanley Kubrick Movie, Ranked
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    Spartacus

    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier

    Released1960

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Paths of Glory is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Stanley Kubrick Movie, Ranked
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    Paths of Glory

    Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou

    Released1957

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    Paths of Glory is a 1957 American film by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel of the same name... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    The Killing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Stanley Kubrick Movie, Ranked
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    The Killing

    Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray

    Released1956

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    This film is a 1956 film noir produced by James B. Harris and directed by Stanley Kubrick. It... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Stanley Kubrick Movie, Ranked
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    Eyes Wide Shut

    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman

    Released1999

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 American thriller film loosely based upon Arthur Schnitzler's 1926... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Lolita is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Stanley Kubrick Movie, Ranked
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    Lolita

    Christopher Lee, Peter Sellers

    Released1962

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    Lolita is a 1962 comedy-drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel of the same... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Day of the Fight is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Stanley Kubrick Movie, Ranked
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    Day of the Fight

    Walter Cartier

    Released1951

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    Day of the Fight is a 1951 American short subject documentary film shot in black-and-white and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Killer's Kiss is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Stanley Kubrick Movie, Ranked
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    Killer's Kiss

    Frank Silvera, Ruth Sobotka

    Released1955

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    Killer's Kiss is a 1955 American film noir directed by Stanley Kubrick and written by Kubrick... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Seafarers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Stanley Kubrick Movie, Ranked
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    The Seafarers

    Don Hollenbeck

    Released1953

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    The Seafarers is Stanley Kubrick's fourth film and third short documentary, made for the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Fear and Desire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Stanley Kubrick Movie, Ranked
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    Fear and Desire

    Paul Mazursky, Frank Silvera

    Released1953

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    Fear and Desire is a 1953 American military action/adventure film directed, produced, shot,... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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