Stanley Kubrick Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

2001: A Space Odyssey
G

2001: A Space Odyssey

(1968)
29
1
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Stanley Kubrick
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure
Star Cast:
Leonard Rossiter, Gary Lockwood, Margaret Tyzack, Keir Dullea, William Sylvester
Plot:

A black alien monolith caused the dawn of man four million years ago, and after another is dug out from the moon's surface, a mission is organized onboard spacecraft Discovery One carrying five astronauts and the AI Hal towards Jupiter. However, the AI's knowledge about classified mission objective puts the survival of the astronauts at risk.

29
1
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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

(1964)
25
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Stanley Kubrick
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, James Earl Jones, Slim Pickens, Peter Sellers
Plot:

Undoubtedly one of the greatest dark comedies of all time, Dr. Strangelove, is a Stanley Kubrick masterpiece. A Cold War satire, the movie depicts what would happen if an unhinged powerful figure like Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper unleashes nuclear holocaust on the world. 

25
2
The Shining
R

The Shining

(1980)
25
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Stanley Kubrick
Genres:
Drama, Horror
Star Cast:
Barry Nelson, Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Danny Lloyd
Plot:

Based on Stephen King’s novel, this psychological horror movie has Jack Torrance moving into a secluded hotel, with a violent past, as an off-season caretaker along with his wife, Wendy and psychic son, Danny. While the supernatural influences gradually turn Jack into a more violent person, the safety of his family is threatened.

25
2
Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory

(1957)
11
3
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Stanley Kubrick
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready, Wayne Morris
Plot:

Two glory seeking French generals –Broulard and Mireau - decide to attack a well-protected German post despite objections from the commanding officer, Colonel Dax who sees its futility. After the failure of the first attack, the soldiers refuse to leave their trenches. To save himself, Mireau picks up three men for a court martial. Colonel Dax, also a lawyer, comes forward to defend these men.

11
3
A Clockwork Orange
R

A Clockwork Orange

(1971)
14
4
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Stanley Kubrick
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi, Crime
Star Cast:
Warren Clarke, Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Adrienne Corri, Michael Bates
Plot:

Savage convict Alex DeLange volunteers for an experimental trial, to change his conduct, but the experiment doesn't exactly turn out the way it was planned. Based in future Britain, A Clockwork Orange highlights issues like youth gangs, psychiatry, and more, through disturbing visuals and violence.

14
4
Full Metal Jacket
R

Full Metal Jacket

(1987)
21
1
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Stanley Kubrick
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Dorian Harewood, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin, R. Lee Ermey, Matthew Modine
Plot:

The protagonist, J.T. Davis, mocked as 'Joker' by ruthless drill instructor Hartman, goes through demanding recruit training in the Marine Corps, where the entire platoon is punished for the mistakes of a dim-witted recruit. He later witnesses the brutality of war during the Tet Offensive while serving as a war correspondent in South Vietnam for 'Stars and Stripes'.

21
1
Spartacus
PG-13

Spartacus

(1960)
18
1
As:
Director
Director:
Stanley Kubrick
Genres:
Adventure, War, Biography, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Laurence Olivier, Kirk Douglas, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov
Plot:

Arrogant Thracian slave Spartacus, who is trained in a gladiatorial school, rises in arms against his captors following repeated humiliations and incites a violent revolt involving thousands of slaves. As the group travels south to board ships to other lands, two opposing senators attempt to use the slave revolt to seize control of the decadent Roman Republic.

18
1
Barry Lyndon
PG

Barry Lyndon

(1975)
11
3
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Stanley Kubrick
Genres:
History, War, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Steven Berkoff, Ryan O'Neal, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger, Marisa Berenson
Plot:

Based on the novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon, the movie follows the journey of young Irishman, Barry, who turns from a likable man to a manipulative con-artist. After gambling his way around Europe, he ends up marrying the wealthy Countess of Lyndon. But his rogue ways will have more devastating consequences for himself.

11
3
The Killing

The Killing

(1956)
6
1
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Stanley Kubrick
Genres:
Crime, Film-Noir, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Vince Edwards, Sterling Hayden, Ted de Corsia, Coleen Gray, Jay C. Flippen
6
1
Lolita
TV-14

Lolita

(1962)
9
1
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Stanley Kubrick
Genres:
Crime, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Shelley Winters, James Mason, Peter Sellers, Sue Lyon
9
1
Eyes Wide Shut
R

Eyes Wide Shut

(1999)
16
6
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Stanley Kubrick
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Tom Cruise, Alan Cumming, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack
Plot:

After his wife confesses to having sexual fantasies about a stranger, reputable physician Bill Hartford strolls through the streets of night desperately searching for random sexual encounters, and eventually sneaks into an invite-only masked party full of temptations. Despite his disguise, he is recognized and confronted for the misadventure, which puts his entire family in danger.

16
6
Killer's Kiss

Killer's Kiss

(1955)
3
1
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Stanley Kubrick
Genres:
Film-Noir, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Frank Silvera, Jamie Smith, Irene Kane, Jerry Jarrett, Mike Dana
3
1
Day of the Fight

Day of the Fight

(1951)
3
1
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Stanley Kubrick
Genres:
Documentary, Short, Sport
Star Cast:
Douglas Edwards, Nat Fleischer, Walter Cartier, Vincent Cartier, Bobby James
3
1
Flying Padre

Flying Padre

(1951)
2
1
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Stanley Kubrick
Genres:
Short, Documentary
Star Cast:
Bob Hite, Fred Stadtmueller, Pedro
2
1
The Seafarers

The Seafarers

(1953)
5
1
As:
Director
Director:
Stanley Kubrick
Genres:
Documentary, Short
Star Cast:
Don Hollenbeck, Paul Hall
5
1
Fear and Desire

Fear and Desire

(1953)
2
1
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Stanley Kubrick
Genres:
Thriller, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Mazursky, Frank Silvera, Kenneth Harp, Stephen Coit, Virginia Leith
2
1

Stanley Kubrick Awards

Academy Awards
2001: A Space Odyssey Best Effects, Special Visual Effects 1969
BAFTA Awards
Barry Lyndon Best Direction 1976