3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1969)
directed by Stanley Kubrick
You have to wonder if Stanley Kubrick truly sympathized with HAL. He made a career out of taking cold and clinical looks at human beings and their nature and, in the end, he probably understood people better than they understood themselves. Which is why, for all its quiet distance, 2001 is the kind of movie that is really about something. Humans, for their entire history, have been lunging forward at technical advancement. Kubrick wonders if maybe we should be similarly motivated in regards to our minds and souls.