Stanley Kubrick's Favorite Films

This list is in no way complete and is based on numerous reports gathered from interviews, articles and first-hand accounts from people close to Kubrick. So while we may never know for sure all the films he considered his favorites, this list is a pretty good start. The first 10 are an actual top ten that Kubrick submitted to Cinema magazine in 1963, this is the only known list that he ever officially put forward. After that, the films are categorized alphabetically by the director. Enjoy!

Added a few that were suggested and through research that Kubrick stated he was fond of.

  • I Vitelloni

    1

  • Wild Strawberries

    2

  • Citizen Kane

    3

  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    4

  • City Lights

    5

  • Henry V

    6

  • La Notte

    7

  • The Bank Dick

    8

  • Roxie Hart

    9

  • Hell's Angels

    10

  • Annie Hall

    11

  • Husbands and Wives

    12

  • Manhattan

    13

  • Radio Days

    14

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    15

  • if....

    16

  • Boogie Nights

    17

  • Harold and Maude

    18

  • Pelle the Conqueror

    19

  • Babette's Feast

    20

  • Casque d'Or

    21

  • Edward and Caroline

    22

  • Cries and Whispers

    23

  • Smiles of a Summer Night

    24

  • Deliverance

    25

  • Henry V

    26

  • Modern Romance

    27

  • Children of Paradise

    28

  • Beauty and the Beast

    29

  • Apocalypse Now

    30

  • The Godfather

    31

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    32

  • Alexander Nevsky

    33

  • The Spirit of the Beehive

    34

  • La Strada

    35

  • Carnival in Flanders

    36

  • Tora! Tora! Tora!

    37

  • The Firemen's Ball

    38

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    39

  • Cabaret

    40

  • The Exorcist

    41

  • Get Carter

    42

  • The Terminal Man

    43

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    44

  • Dekalog

    45

  • Rashomon

    46

  • Seven Samurai

    47

  • Throne of Blood

    48

  • Metropolis

    49

  • An American Werewolf in London

    50

  • Abigail's Party

    51

  • Happy New Year

    52

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    53

  • Very Nice, Very Nice

    54

  • American Graffiti

    55

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    56

  • Eraserhead

    57

  • House of Games

    58

  • The Red Squirrel

    59

  • Bob le Flambeur

    60

  • Closely Watched Trains

    61

  • Pacific 231

    62

  • Roger & Me

    63

  • The Earrings of Madame de...

    64

  • Le Plaisir

    65

  • La Ronde

    66

  • Rosemary's Baby

    67

  • The Battle of Algiers

    68

  • Heimat

    69

  • Blood Wedding

    70

  • Cría cuervos…

    71

  • Peppermint Frappe

    72

  • Alien

    73

  • The Anderson Platoon

    74

  • White Men Can't Jump

    75

  • Miss Julie

    76

  • The Phantom Carriage

    77

  • The Vanishing

    78

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    79

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    80

  • Mary Poppins

    81

  • Platoon

    82

  • Pulp Fiction

    83

  • The Sacrifice

    84

  • Solaris

    85

  • The Emigrants

    86

  • The Blue Angel

    87

  • Danton

    88

  • Girlfriends

    89

  • The Cars That Ate Paris

    90

  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

    91

  • Adalen 31

    92

  • The Siege of Manchester

    93

  • The Jerk

    94

  • Napoleon

    95

  • Ivan the Terrible, Part I

    96