DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB (1964)

A spectacular, hilarious comedy about the end of the world.

AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000)

A very weird movie about a guy who desperately wants to fit in, while also periodically axe murdering people.

LA REGLE DE JEU (1939)

A French masterpiece about upper-class romantic games, played blithely as the world teeters on disaster.

SCROOGED (1988)

A Christmas Carol for the 1980s, extremely cynical and with more people getting hit in the face with toasters.

TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942)

A surprisingly funny take on World War II from the point of view of Polish actors, that came out only 3 months after Pearl Harbor.

ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)

Showbiz is an eternal, elemental struggle in one of the greatest of all satires.

DEATH BECOMES HER (1992)

A breakthrough in special effects is used in service of a story that… what is this?

MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)

If Frank Capra’s particular brand of idealistic American mythmaking feels dated today, that may be more our problem than his.

WAG THE DOG (1997)

This political satire remains hilarious, but these days can’t quite escape its basic 1990s-ness.