"Threads" was easily the most affecting nuclear holocaust movie I've ever seen. It had a documentary feel, and living in the U.S., I didn't know any of the actors, so there was no "big name" distraction. It was sad, bleak, gritty and didn't pull any punches. The Cold War was raging in the early to mid '80s, and the way the movie depicted the events leading to doomsday, it really made you think it could happen anytime. One of the saddest and scariest movies I've ever seen.