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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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2001: A Space Odyssey 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

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A Clockwork Orange 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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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Lear... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 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 the cold war fears of a ...more

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The Shining 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

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Full Metal Jacket is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Full Metal Jacket Stanley Kubrick, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 war 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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Barry Lyndon 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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Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Eyes Wide Shut Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 American erotic 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 ...more

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Paths of Glory Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, Richard Anderson Paths of Glory is a 1957 American anti-war film by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel of the same name by Humphrey Cobb. Set during World War I, the film stars Kirk Douglas as Colonel Dax, the ...more

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The Killing Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards The Killing 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

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Lolita 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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Spartacus 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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Killer's Kiss 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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Day of the Fight 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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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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Flying Padre: An RKO-Pathe Screenliner 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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Fear and Desire 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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The Seafarers 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