Stanley Kubrick's classic black comedy about a group of war-eager military men who plan a nuclear apocalypse is both funny and frightening – and seems as relevant today as ever. Through a series of military and political accidents, two psychotic generals – U.S. Air Force Commander Jack D. Ripper and Joint Chief of Staff Buck Turgidson – trigger an ingenious, irrevocable scheme to attack Russia's strategic targets with nuclear bombs. The brains behind the scheme belong to Dr. Strangelove (Peter Sellers), a wheelchair-bound nuclear scientist who has bizarre ideas about man's future. The president (also Sellers) is helpless to stop the bombers, as is Captain Mandrake (Sellers once again). Dr Strangelove remains a truly brilliant film from one of the great directors. “You can't fight in here – this is the war room!”
Best Picture BAFTA Winner 1964.