2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey ★★★★★

I think George Lucas and, frankly, most of the filmmakers that came after him should owe a massive debt of gratitude to Stanley Kubrick. 

2001 broke ground when it came to the kind of stories that could be told and how they could be told...and seen...in movies. 

Sometimes, I still see this film and marvel that he was able to pull some of this off in 1968.

Kubrick was the greatest American director and this film was the defining work of his relatively small but undeniably near perfect canon.