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Top 10 Best movies of Stanley Kubrick

Did you just love a Stanley Kubrick movie and would you like to watch more of his incredible work? Look no further, this is the place to explore our handy top 10 of the best Stanley Kubrick movies!

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  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.

    Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  2. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

    A Clockwork Orange

    The head of a gang of toughs, in an insensitive futuristic society, is conditioned to become physically ill at sex and violence during a prison sentence. When he is released, he's brutally beaten by all of his old adversaries.

    Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  3. The Shining (1980)

    The Shining

    Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.

    Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  4. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

    Full Metal Jacket

    A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

    Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  5. Spartacus (1960)

    Spartacus

    Spartacus is a 1960 American historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel of the same name by Howard Fast about the historical life of Spartacus and the Third Servile War. The film stars Kirk Douglas as the rebellious slave Spartacus who leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman empire. The film was awarded four Oscars and stands today as one of the greatest classics of the Sword and Sandal genre.

    Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  6. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

    Eyes Wide Shut

    After Dr. Bill Hartford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly discovers that he is in over his head.

    Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  7. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. A classic black and white war satire from director Stanley Kubrick starring Peter Sellers.

    Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  8. Barry Lyndon (1975)

    Barry Lyndon

    In the Eighteenth Century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry is a young farm boy in love with his cousin Nora Brady. When Nora engages to the British Captain John Quin, Barry challenges him for a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to Dublin, but is robbed on the road. Without any other alternative, Barry joins the British Army to fight in the Seven Years War.

    Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  9. The Killing (1956)

    The Killing

    The Killing was Stanley Kubrick’s first film with a professional cast and the first time he achieved public recognition as the unconventional director he’s now known for. The story is of ex-prisoners who plan to set up a racetrack so they can live a life without monetary worries. One of the more exceptional films of the 1950’s.

    Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  10. Lolita (1962)

    Lolita

    Humbert Humbert, a divorced British professor of French literature, travels to small-town America for a teaching position. He allows himself to be swept into a relationship with Charlotte Haze, his widowed and sexually famished landlady, whom he marries in order that he might gain access to her fourteen-year-old daughter—Lolita—with whom he has fallen hopelessly in love, but whose affections shall be appropriated by a devious trickster named Clare Quilty.

    Directed by Stanley Kubrick

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