First of all, thank you for quoting me and making me face my own pomposity (for once)! I’m at work, so this list will be off the top of my head and incomplete.
If you like Kubrick and want to check out some other dudes, you might try:
I’m basically blanking on others, but directors I would encourage anyone to seek out:
—Jean Pierre Melville
—Joseph H Lewis
—Josef Von Sternberg