Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
1964
*****
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens

The President and his aides in the Pentagon War Room attempt to recall a nuclear attack launched by a paranoid general on the Soviet Union. Stanley Kubrick’s incredible nuclear holocaust comedy was released a little more than a year after the Cuban Missile Crisis. The world probably didn’t expect to laugh at their greatest fears, but laugh they did. This bold, thought-provoking and hilarious satire is based on the novel Red Alert by Peter George. Peter Sellers is memorable in his multiple roles, and the ending with Vera Lynn’s song “We’ll Meet Again” has become iconic.