Yesterday in my intro IR class, we were discussing deterrence & mutually assured destruction and all that fun stuff. I mentioned Dr. Strangelove, which is, of course, a brilliant cinematic depiction of the theory. Not one of my students had seen it, and most had never heard of it. They were all born after 1988.
It occurs to me that it might be fun to organize an IR movie series to help enlighten the minds of my youngsters. But all I can think of to show them beyond Dr. Strangelove is Red Dawn, and that won't make for much of a series.
This is where you come in. What say ye, loyal blog readers? What movies could I show that are both entertaining and that will enhance my students' understandings of international relations theory, Cold War history, and the art of diplomacy?
Bonus points for commentaries on constructivism.