Ranking Stanley Kubrick's films

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1.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Amazing, mesmerizing, powerful, atmospheric, unique, brilliant...I could go on, but I lost my thesaurus. Not only is it Kubrick's best film, it is one of the best films of all time. ” - dirty_dutchman
 
2.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. (95 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Between Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden and Slim Pickens, this is the best executed satire in the history of film. Period. ” - dirty_dutchman
 
3.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. (116 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ The first half of the film is brilliant. The second half is brilliantly dark. ” - dirty_dutchman
 
4.
Paths of Glory (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them. (88 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Arguably one of the best and poignant anti-war films of all time. The ending is particularly striking. ” - dirty_dutchman
 
5.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In future Britain, Alex DeLarge, a charismatic and psycopath delinquent, who likes to practice crimes and ultra-violence with his gang, is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan. (136 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Malcolm McDowell is perfect as Alex in this ridiculously twisted story. It is not for the weak willed. ” - dirty_dutchman
 
6.
The Killing (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery. (85 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Kubrick hit his stride right out of the gate with this meticulous and smart heist caper. ” - dirty_dutchman
 
7.
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him. (159 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ The amount of patience Kubrick demonstrates with this film is far more than it takes to watch it. It is SLOW, but utterly captivating. ” - dirty_dutchman
 
8.
Barry Lyndon (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England. (184 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ If anyone ever questions Kubrick's determination as a director, look no further than Barry Lyndon. ” - dirty_dutchman
 
9.
The Shining (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ This movie wins points for irking Stephen King, not to mention giving us Jack Nicholson unleashed. ” - dirty_dutchman
 
10.
Lolita (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet. (153 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ James Mason does a decent job carrying this story, which becomes somewhat drawn out at about the halfway mark. ” - dirty_dutchman
 
11.
Spartacus (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic. (197 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ As an epic, it's fine. But as a Kubrick movie, it's the worst. Unlike every other movie he directed, he had no control over this one. He was brought in after the fact because of Kirk Douglas' temper tantrum. This movie is more a favor to Dalton Trumbo than anything else. Kubrick's brilliance is nowhere to be found in this Ben-Hur wannabe. ” - dirty_dutchman