78 – Barry Lyndon

Welcome to The Best Movies I’ve Never Seen! This is the part of the blog where I work my way through 100 films I’ve never seen that are generally considered to be great. You’re invited to watch along with me if you can find a copy or find it streaming. So grab some popcorn and let’s … Continue reading 78 – Barry Lyndon

AFI #15 – 2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Directed by Stanley Kubrick Netflix says... Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi classic probes the mysteries of space and human destiny. While investigating the appearance of mysterious monoliths throughout the universe, astronauts David and Frank battle their ship's intelligent computer, HAL-9000. This is one I've made myself watch before. I'm not sure why. … Continue reading AFI #15 – 2001: A Space Odyssey

AFI #39 – Dr. Strangelove

Dr. Strangelove 1964 Directed by Stanley Kubrick Netflix says... When a fanatical U.S. general (Sterling Hayden) launches an air strike against the Soviets, they raise the stakes by threatening to unleash a "doomsday device," setting the stage for Armageddon in this classic black comedy that brilliantly skewers the nuclear age. The film's star-studded cast includes … Continue reading AFI #39 – Dr. Strangelove

AFI #70 – A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange 1971 Directed by Stanley Kubrick Netflix says... In this Stanley Kubrick classic based on Anthony Burgess's novel, teenage miscreant Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell) wanders aimlessly amid a bleak, futuristic urban landscape, drinking drugged milk and listening to Beethoven with his fellow "droogs." But he also spends his time stealing, raping and beating … Continue reading AFI #70 – A Clockwork Orange

AFI #81 – Spartacus

Spartacus 1960 Directed by Stanley Kubrick Netflix says... Stanley Kubrick directed this epic saga based on ancient events, chronicling the birth of a vagabond slave-army led by an ex-gladiator named Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) that threatens the sovereignty of all-might Rome. This film has everything including a wonderfully funny (and Oscar-winning) performance by Peter Ustinov as … Continue reading AFI #81 – Spartacus