Arguably the greatest film comedy of all time, it certainly deals with the funniest theme ever: global armageddon. The Soviets are perfect fools and the Americans are complete idiots, making a meeting of the minds impossible because there are no minds to meet. Kubrick's wry direction and Peter Sellers multiple roles are great. George C. Scott said many years later that his role as General Buck Turgidson was his favourite, an Oscar for Patton notwithstanding. The founder of the feast, mad General Jack D. Ripper, is played by Sterling Hayden and he is terrifying and hilarious. ("I don't avoid women, Mandrake, but I do deny them my essence.")
This is one of those movies I can watch every year for the rest of my life. Yee-haw!