A Clockwork Orange
Kubrick's Genius in at #24
Arguably the best movie ever made because of the daring direction of Stanley Kubrick and the brilliant performance of Malcolm McDowell, A Clockwork Orange is a cinematic masterpiece that will be talked about for centuries. Made way ahead of its time, Kubrick wrote a near flawless screenplay based on the novel written by Anthony Burgess and milked every ounce of creativity from it by putting it on screen. Undoubtedly violent and perverted unlike any other major film, you don't have to be a fan of the genre to accept the brilliance of the film making. McDowell plays Alex, a juvenile delinquent if there ever was one; the leader of a gang in a futuristic British society who likes to create havoc in the most violent ways possible. Finally incarcerated, Alex is used as a guinea pig by a new treatment of "rehabilitation" and finally sent back out to society supposedly a changed man. It is that journey that leads the audience to experience something almost unexplainable and nothing quite like it ever before in seen cinema history.