Stanley Kubrick

A pioneer of the black comedy film, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is a brilliant satire of international relations and ideological paranoia. This movie explores the hypothetical scenario of a deranged American general ordering all bomber planes under his command to execute a nuclear strike on the USSR, and the group of politicians who try to stop him.

For instance, last I checked I couldn’t view a single Stanley Kubrick film, a shame for any student or lover of quality cinema with works like Full Metal Jacket, A Clockwork Orange, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Mel Brooks is also incredibly unrepresented with only The Producers and Young Frankenstein available, and good luck with obscure directors who were pioneers in their field, like Federico Fellini or Ingmar Bergman.