I’ve always been a great admirer of the films of Stanley Kubrick.
I missed out on Fear and Desire (1953) and Killer’s Kiss (1955), but from 1956 onwards, I’ve seen everything he ever made. I’ve watched and enjoyed:
The Killing (1956)
Paths of Glory (1957)
Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
The Shining (1980)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Apart from Eyes Wide Shut (1999), which is a disaster and a mess, the rest of Kubrick’s films are classics.
Paths of Glory is a great anti-war film starring Kirk Douglas. Here’s the trailer:
Spartacus is also a great anti-war film starring Kirk Douglas, but set in a different time and place to its predecessor. Here’s the trailer:
Lolita had the League of Decency hound Kubrick out of the US. Here’s the trailer:
Dr Strangelove is a great anti-war film starring Peter Sellers. Here’s the trailer:
2001: A Space Odyssey is an LSD inspired space trip. Here’s the trailer:
A Clockwork Orange is a black comedy/serious study of a juvenile delinquent. Here’s the trailer:
Barry Lyndon is a beautifully-filmed version of Thackeray’s novel. Here’s the trailer:
The Shining has entered film folklore – so no need for me to comment. Here’s the trailer:
Full Metal Jacket is a great anti-war film starring Matthew Modine. Here’s the trailer:
The attention to detail is fantastic, the cinematography is nearly perfect, certain scenes are classic film moments; moments that define what film is – and what it can do.
Try watching any or all of the nine Stanley Kubrick films listed above. You won’t regret it.