The list Warren compiled includes titles from the Criterion Collection, such as "Henry V," "I vitelloni," "Wild Strawberries," "Beauty and the Beast," and Max Ophuls' "Le plaisir" and "La ronde" (based on the play by Arthur Schnitzler, who also penned "Traumnovelle," the source material for Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut"). But Warren also included titles that aren’t in the Criterion Collection, like "Eraserhead," "Citizen Kane," "City Lights," "The Godfather" and more surprising movies like "White Men Can’t Jump," "Modern Romance," and "The Jerk." No, that’s no joke. "White Men Can’t Jump" is indeed among Stanley Kubrick’s favorite films. Perhaps it was the budding chemistry between Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson that won him over. Or maybe the chess playing Kubrick was also a major baller. It’s no secret that Stanley Kubrick had a wicked sense of humor, but it’s always amusing to learn about the lighter side of the late auteur.
Be sure to check out the entire list here. Next time, we’ll learn that Andrei Tarkovsky was a huge fan of “Revenge of the Nerds” and that Ingmar Bergman loved the "Police Academy" movies.