It is hard to find an American
director as revered as Stanley Kubrick. Born in 1928, he started his cinematic
journey as a noir city photographer in Manhattan and ended it as one of the industry’s
most influential artists. In his life, Kubrick made many
films, each more complex and thought provoking than the last.
The man was a
thoughtful filmmaker, but often frustrating to work with. He would frequently choose to do multiple shots, torture his actors and insist on
complete artistic control, the likes of which are rarely seen in the industry
today. With many modern directors, such as David Lynch and Guillermo Del Toro
stating Kubrick as an influence, you cannot understate his influence on the
artform. Indeed, you wonder where the industry would be without him.
If you were to sit down and watch
each of his films, one by one, you would experience a true range of genre masterpieces in
comedy, horror, period romance and historical epics. And so, we're are
given the impossible task of ranking all his films from worst to best. Let's