Which Stanley Kubrick Movie Should I Watch Next?
Whether taking a stab at Cold War sentiments with Dr. Strangelove or directing Jack Nicholson to chop down victims with an axe, Kubrick’s eccentric, disorienting style delighted moviegoers for decades. No studio or subgenre chained him, and that wild imagination ran to rarified success critically, financially, and most of all with the fans. Even esteemed critic Roger Ebert professes some of Kubrick’s works are among the greatest films ever made.
Of course, we don’t care what stuffy critics want. Which Stanley Kubrick film calls YOU next? The stars align at 2001: A Space Odyssey if you need a science fiction epic. A Clockwork Orange seems all too real if you want a more visceral thrill. Kubrick’s film version of Stephen King’s The Shining chops away at your need for a great horror movie. Full Metal Jacket salutes those who want laughs over wrath. If you just want big names and a bigger story, look in the direction of Eyes Wide Shut.
Stanley Kubrick continues to be regarded as arguably the greatest director of all time. Critics and fans alike hold his best films in extremely high regard. Dr. Strangelove was one of the first movies the National Library of Congress preserved for historical significance. A Clockwork Orange and Barry Lyndon earned Academy consideration for best picture as well. 2001: A Space Odyssey won Kubrick an Oscar for his use of revolutionary visuals. Eight of his 13 films have a 90 percent rating or above on Rotten Tomatoes.