A Clockwork Orange | 1971

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

 Movie Poster (spoilers)

Main Plot

A Clockwork Orange follows the story of a young man named Alex who leads a gang of violent delinquents. After being arrested, he undergoes an experimental treatment to cure his criminal tendencies, leading to unforeseen consequences.


  • Malcolm McDowell's character in A Clockwork Orange is Alex DeLarge, a charismatic and violent young man who leads a gang.
  • Patrick Magee plays the character Mr. Alexander, a writer who becomes a victim of the main character's violent acts.
  • Michael Bates plays the character Chief Guard Barnes, who is responsible for overseeing the reformation of Alex in A Clockwork Orange.


In the ending of A Clockwork Orange, the protagonist, Alex, is subjected to a controversial aversion therapy to cure his violent tendencies. The treatment is successful, leaving him unable to commit acts of violence or even defend himself. As a result, he becomes a pawn in the political game, used by those in power to further their own agenda. Eventually, Alex is betrayed and left to suffer, prompting him to contemplate suicide. However, a chance encounter with an old friend leads him to realize that he has outgrown his violent nature, and he decides to start anew, leaving his past behind.