By Order of the Kubrick Rubric

My own personal list based on how close a movie came to achieving the perfect version of itself.

(Check my notes to see each movie’s score.)

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  • Clue

    1

  • Get Out

    2

  • Ikiru

    3

  • The Godfather

    4

  • Moonlight

    5

  • Steel Magnolias

    6

  • Seven Samurai

    7

  • The Princess Bride

    8

  • Citizen Kane

    9

  • Black Panther

    10

  • Rear Window

    11

  • Pride & Prejudice

    12

  • 12 Angry Men

    13

  • Ran

    14

  • The Apartment

    15

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    16

  • Léon: The Professional

    17

  • The Young Girls of Rochefort

    18

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    19

  • Saving Private Ryan

    20

  • Rope

    21

  • Nomadland

    22

  • The Usual Suspects

    23

  • The Big Lebowski

    24

  • Cool Hand Luke

    25

  • The Goonies

    26

  • Ocean's Eleven

    27

  • Booksmart

    28

  • Chungking Express

    29

  • Diabolique

    30

  • The Worst Person in the World

    31

  • First Cow

    32

  • Django Unchained

    33

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    34

  • Die Hard

    35

  • Boogie Nights

    36

  • Whiplash

    37

  • Thelma & Louise

    38

  • Dazed and Confused

    39

  • The Departed

    40

  • Fargo

    41

  • Bamboozled

    42

  • Boyz n the Hood

    43

  • Mank

    44

  • Barry Lyndon

    45

  • Pulp Fiction

    46

  • Avengers: Endgame

    47

  • The Florida Project

    48

  • Lady Bird

    49

  • Shakespeare in Love

    50

  • Burning

    51

  • Chef

    52

  • Dirty Dancing

    53

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    54

  • Ashes and Diamonds

    55

  • Scream

    56

  • Anatomy of a Murder

    57

  • Room

    58

  • mid90s

    59

  • Back to the Future

    60

  • Mangrove

    61

  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    62

  • Moonstruck

    63

  • Sound of Metal

    64

  • Jojo Rabbit

    65

  • Misery

    66

  • Petite Maman

    67

  • Blow Out

    68

  • Frances Ha

    69

  • Lost in Translation

    70

  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    71

  • CODA

    72

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    73

  • Brokeback Mountain

    74

  • Rain Man

    75

  • Zodiac

    76

  • Quo vadis, Aida?

    77

  • Candyman

    78

  • Columbus

    79

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    80

  • Superbad

    81

  • The Third Man

    82

  • California Split

    83

  • Drive

    84

  • Duel

    85

  • Train to Busan

    86

  • Adaptation.

    87

  • The Hunt for Red October

    88

  • Marie Antoinette

    89

  • The Guilty

    90

  • Driveways

    91

  • The Revenant

    92

  • Minari

    93

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    94

  • Nine Days

    95

  • Pig

    96

  • Titane

    97

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    98

  • Fallen Angels

    99

  • The Great Dictator

    100