Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Top Ranked Films of Stanley Kubrick

All 11 titles of Kubrick's made the top 1000. He is 2nd in overall points (after Hitchcock) with 57,302

These are all the films of Kubrick’s that made the top 1000 in our 2011 update of the Top Ranked 1000 Films on the Net, all polls. In fact, these are all eleven films that Kubrick made, and he has the most titles in the top 100 with six. 2001 thankfully changed the look of science fiction films forever.

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) #4
2. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) #18
3. Barry Lyndon (1975) #56
4. Clockwork Orange, A (1971) #59
5. Paths of Glory (1957) #91
6. Shining, The (1980) #94
7. Full Metal Jacket (1987) #135
8. Killing, The (1956) #366
9. Spartacus (1960) #390
10. Lolita (1962) #474
11. Eyes Wide Shut (1999) #568

2001 was shot entirely on a sound stage in England

I think Kubrick is the most interesting director of all time. Never made a bad film really, though admittedly his masterpieces came early. Those in the top half of these rankings are all classics. 2001 is ranked #2 after Godfather now on all polls combined as best film of all time. In my opinion it's better, more visionary and artistic, and also had more influence on the film industry. Godfather merely continued a long line of gangster films, with more artistry. 2001 caused an resurgence of the entire science fiction genre, with Spielberg, Lucas, Cameron, and Ridley Scott to soon follow.
See the full list of top ranked 100 directors here: Top Ranked 100 Directors, 2011 Edition

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

2001 is the best film ever made.