Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

The hot-line suspense comedy.

8.1 1964 1h 35m
War Comedy

Director

Stanley Kubrick

Screenplay

Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern, Peter George

Starring Roles

Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden

Where to watch

See more options

Synopsis

After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.

Cast

Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, Peter Bull, James Earl Jones, Tracy Reed, Jack Creley, Frank Berry

Editor's note

Dr. Strangelove is Kubrick's brilliant satire on the absurdity of the Cold War and the nuclear scare. With its razor-sharp wit and unforgettable characters (three of whom are played by Peter Sellers), the film lampoons the madness of nuclear strategies and military bureaucracy. Its dark humor and surreal scenarios blend to create a timeless commentary on the brinkmanship that defined a generation. -- This cinematic gem is as hilarious as it is terrifying, reflecting Kubrick's genius in balancing black comedy with critical social commentary. "Dr. Strangelove" is a masterclass in filmmaking, proving that laughter can be a powerful weapon against fear and absurdity.

Trailer

More articles

Light bulb Your early support is vital to us! Share your feedback and secure a 50% discount on all future plans. Help us shape our journey together. Feedback