The Best Movies Directed by Stanley Kubrick  

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List of all movies directed by Stanley Kubrick ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Stanley Kubrick are listed here and include movie posters and Stanley Kubrick movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Stanley Kubrick as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Stanley Kubrick movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Stanley Kubrick film is can be factored into this list.

From Stanley Kubrick's studio films to Stanley Kubrick's independent films, this Stanley Kubrick filmography keeps tabs on all Stanley Kubrick movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

List features The Shining, A Clockwork Orange and more.

If you’re wondering “what movies did Stanley Kubrick direct?” or “who is Stanley Kubrick?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by Stanley Kubrick?” and “what's a good selection of good Stanley Kubrick movies?”

If you're wanting to get into Stanley Kubrick films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent Stanley Kubrick works.

All Stanley Kubrick director credits are included. This list of every movie that Stanley Kubrick has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Stanley Kubrick movie is and which actors starred in the Stanley Kubrick film.

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Who did Stanley Kubrick work with as a director? Talent includes the likes of Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, and Nicole Kidman. Do you love films directed by Stanley Kubrick? Check out our lists of the best movies by Darren Aronofsky and David Cronenberg as well.

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Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop
2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, and was partially inspired by ...more
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Lear... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Stanley Kubrick
James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 political satire black comedy film that satirizes fears of a nuclear ...more
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Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff
A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 dystopian crime film adapted, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on Anthony Burgess's 1962 novella A Clockwork Orange. It employs disturbing, violent ...more
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Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers
The Shining is a 1980 British-American psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, co-written with novelist Diane Johnson, and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, ...more
Full Metal Jacket is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Adam Baldwin
Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 film directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by Kubrick, Michael Herr, and Gustav Hasford was based on Hasford's novel The Short-Timers. The film ...more
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Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, Richard Anderson
Paths of Glory is a 1957 American film by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel of the same name by Humphrey Cobb. Set during WWI, the film stars Kirk Douglas as Colonel Dax, the commanding officer ...more
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Ryan O'Neal, Leonard Rossiter, Hardy Krüger
Barry Lyndon is a 1975 British-American period drama film written, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the 1844 novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray. It ...more
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Christopher Lee, Peter Sellers, Shelley Winters
Lolita is a 1962 comedy-drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel of the same title by Vladimir Nabokov, about a middle-aged man who becomes obsessed with a teenage girl. The ...more
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Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards
This film is a 1956 film noir produced by James B. Harris and directed by Stanley Kubrick. It was written by Kubrick and Jim Thompson and based on the novel Clean Break by Lionel White. The ...more
Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick
Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 American thriller film loosely based upon Arthur Schnitzler's 1926 novella Dream Story. The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. It was his ...more
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Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis
Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by Dalton Trumbo was based on the novel Spartacus by Howard Fast. It was inspired by the life ...more
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Frank Silvera, Ruth Sobotka, Felice Orlandi
Killer's Kiss is a 1955 American film noir directed by Stanley Kubrick and written by Kubrick and Howard Sackler. It is the second feature film directed by Kubrick. The film stars Jamie Smith, ...more
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One-Eyed Jacks Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Katy Jurado
One-Eyed Jacks, a 1961 Western, is the only film directed by actor Marlon Brando. The picture was originally planned to be directed by Stanley Kubrick from a screenplay by Sam Peckinpah, but ...more
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Paul Mazursky, Frank Silvera, Kenneth Harp
Fear and Desire is a 1953 American military action/adventure film directed, produced, shot, and edited by Stanley Kubrick. It is Kubrick’s first feature film and is also one of his least-seen ...more
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Walter Cartier
Day of the Fight is a 1951 American short subject documentary film shot in black-and-white and also the first picture directed by Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick financed the film himself, and it is ...more
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Flying Padre is a 1951 short subject black-and-white documentary film. It is the second picture directed by Stanley Kubrick, after Day of the Fight. The film is nine minutes long.
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Don Hollenbeck
The Seafarers is Stanley Kubrick's fourth film and third short documentary, made for the Seafarers International Union, directed in June 1953. There are shots of ships, machinery, a canteen, and ...more