Movies: Contemporary Period: Cold War 1947-1991
Strategic Air Command (1955) (Mukel Patel)
An ex-pilot and current baseballer is recalled into the U.S. Air Force and assumes an increasingly important role in Cold War deterrence.
Fail Safe (1964) (Peter Merritt)
A technical malfunction sends American planes to Moscow to deliver a nuclear attack. Can all-out war be averted?
Seven Days in May (1964) (Peter Merritt)
United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty, and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.
Dr Strangelove (1964) (Peter Merritt)
An insane American general orders a bombing attack on the Soviet Union, triggering a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
On The Beach (1959) (Peter Merritt)
After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.