1. Paths of Glory (1957)
When soldiers in WW1 refuse to continue with an impossible attack, their superiors decide to make an example of them.
- Kirk Douglas as Col. Dax
- Ralph Meeker as Cpl. Philippe Paris
- Adolphe Menjou as Maj. Gen. George Broulard
- George Macready as Brig. Gen. Paul Mireau
- Wayne Morris as Lt. Roget
- Richard Anderson as Maj. Saint-Auban
- Joe Turkel as Pvt. Pierre Arnaud
- Christiane Kubrick as German singer
- Jerry Hausner as Proprietor of cafe
- Peter Capell as Narrator of opening sequence and Judge of court-martial
- Emile Meyer as Father Dupree
- Bert Freed as Sgt. Boulanger
- Kem Dibbs as Pvt. Lejeune
- Timothy Carey as Pvt. Maurice Ferol
- Fred Bell as Shell-shock victim
- John Stein as Capt. Rousseau (Battery Commander)
- Harold Benedict as Capt. Nichols (Artillery spotter)
2. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.
- Peter Sellers as:
- Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, a British exchange officer.
- President Merkin Muffley, the American Commander-in-Chief.
- Dr. Strangelove, the wheelchair-bound nuclear war expert and former Nazi whose uncontrollable hand apparently has a Nazi mind of its own.
- George C. Scott as General Buck Turgidson, an over-the-top and jingoist General who does not trust the Soviet ambassador.
- Sterling Hayden as Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper, a paranoid ultra-nationalist. Jack the Ripper was a serial murderer in 19th century London.
- Keenan Wynn as Colonel Bat Guano, the Army officer who finds Mandrake and the dead Ripper. Bat guano is bat excrement, prized as an agricultural fertilizer.
- Slim Pickens as Major T. J. Kong, the B-52 Stratofortress bomber's commander and pilot.
- Peter Bull as Soviet Ambassador Alexei de Sadeski. The Marquis de Sade (1740–1814) was a French politician, writer and noted libertine.
- James Earl Jones as Lieutenant Lothar Zogg, the B-52's bombardier.
- Tracy Reed as Miss Scott, General Turgidson's secretary and mistress, the film's only female character. Reed also appears as "Miss Foreign Affairs," the centerfold in the June 1962 issue of Playboy magazine that Major Kong is shown reading in the cockpit.
- Shane Rimmer as Capt. "Ace" Owens, the B-52 co-pilot.
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Mankind finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, artifact buried on the moon and, with the intelligent computer HAL, sets off on a quest.
- Keir Dullea as Dr. David Bowman
- Gary Lockwood as Dr. Frank Poole
- William Sylvester as Dr. Heywood R. Floyd
- Douglas Rain as the voice of the HAL 9000
- Daniel Richter as the chief ape ("Moon-Watcher" in Clarke's novel) - Richter, a professional street mime, in addition to playing the lead ape was also responsible for choreographing the movements of the other apes, who were mostly portrayed by his standing mime troupe.
- Leonard Rossiter as Dr. Andrei Smyslov
- Margaret Tyzack as Elena
- Robert Beatty as Dr. Ralph Halvorsen
- Frank Miller as mission controller
- Edward Bishop as lunar shuttle captain
- Edwina Carroll as Aries stewardess
- Penny Brahms as stewardess
- Heather Downham as stewardess
- Alan Gifford as Poole's father
- Ann Gillis as Poole's mother
- Vivian Kubrick (uncredited) as Floyd's daughter
- Kenneth Kendall (uncredited) as the BBC announcer
4. The Shining (1980)
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
- Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance
- Shelley Duvall as Wendy Torrance
- Danny Lloyd as Danny Torrance
- Scatman Crothers as Dick Hallorann
- Barry Nelson as Stuart Ullman
- Philip Stone as Delbert Grady
- Joe Turkel as Lloyd the bartender
- Anne Jackson as Doctor
- Tony Burton as Larry Durkin
- Barry Dennen as Bill Watson
- Lisa and Louise Burns as the Grady girls
5. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow Marine recruits from their brutal basic training to the bloody street fighting set in 1968 Hue, Vietnam.
- Matthew Modine as Private/Corporal/Sergeant James T. "Joker" Davis
- Vincent D'Onofrio as Private Leonard "Gomer Pyle" Lawrence
- R. Lee Ermey as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman
- Arliss Howard as Private/Sergeant "Cowboy" Evans
- Adam Baldwin as Sergeant "Animal Mother"
- Dorian Harewood as Corporal "Eightball"
- Kevyn Major Howard as Private First Class "Rafter Man"
- Ed O'Ross as Lieutenant Walter J. "Touchdown" Schinowski
- John Terry as Lieutenant Lockhart
- Kieron Jecchinis as Sergeant "Crazy Earl"
- John Stafford as Doc Jay
- Tim Colceri as the door gunner
- Papillon Soo Soo as Da Nang Hooker
- Peter Edmund as Private "Snowball" Brown