Director Stanley Kubrick unleashed his classic Cold War satire Dr. Strangelove, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 50 years ago today — and when he did, people weren't quite sure what to make of it. One New York Times critic called it "the most shattering sick joke I’ve ever come across.” And in the Washington Post, another wrote, “No Communist could dream of a more effective anti-American film to spread abroad than this one." Whatever the critics thought, the mordant take on mutually assured nuclear destruction was a hit with audiences, who had lived through the Cuban missile crisis less than two years earlier. In the years since, the film has become a cult favourite, attracting a steady stream of tributes, thinkpieces, parodies and appreciations. In honour of the movie's 50th anniversary, we've collected five of our favourites, in the gallery above.