- Spartacus (still one of the best "sandal" films ever made despite all the conflicts before and during production)
- Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- A Clockwork Orange
- Paths of Glory
- Barry Lyndon (a very underrated movie imo)
- The Shining
- Full Metal Jacket
- Eyes Wide Shut (I not only dislike EWS, I hate it)
Even though both movies are based on famous and acclaimed novel(la)s by Nabokov and Schnitzler, I'd label them as "Altherrenfantasie", as we say in Germany.
Objectively Lolita is a good, probably even a great movie, but I just can't stand the story despite the fact that Kubrick transported the subtlety of the story very well to the screen.
Eyes Wide Shut, on the other hand, is imo by far Kubrick's worst work and not a subtle transition at all.
Kubrick was always in danger of crossing the thin line between absolute devotion and pretentiousness, but in the end he often succeeded and created some masterpieces. It's ironic he wasted all his energy and eventually his life on a (imo) extremely weak and pretentious movie like EWS.
- Fear and Desire
- Killer's Kiss
- The Killing