Dr. Strangelove (1963, Stanley Kubrick)
Nothing in the movie makes me laugh out loud, but where the movie attracts me is how the characters and situations is so darn entertainning to watch. This despite the fact that the movie depicts the end of the world and the stupidity of humanity in leading ourselves to the end of the world. Kubrick is right in a sense. We're so silly and moronic on the big topics that it is in fact comical.
It was the third or fourth time I watched the movie (I try to keep it fresh in my memory once every couple years) and yet I always forget how much little screen time the character of Dr. Strangelove is awarded. My favourite scenes are those between Sterling Hayden and the British Peter Sellers character. What Hayden says and the reactions, both verbal and physical, from Peter Sellers are great.
All in all, a good time. And brisk too. The movie is barely 90 minutes.