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

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Dark comedy, War, AFI 100 (2007), Best Picture nominee 1960 to 1969, Classics, Sight And Sound Critics Top 250

Brief Synopsis: "An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. A classic black and white war satire from director Stanley Kubrick starring Peter Sellers."

Overall Ranking: 152 (Rank from 1964: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 57.14%
Regular 42.86%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Patrick Devitt100
David Baruffi97(full review)
3Guys Scotty95(full review)
Cut The Crap Movie Reviews by Aiden R90(full review)
J Patterson80
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80
Thomas Pollock80

People Involved

  • Peter Sellers (Captain Mandrake/Präsident Muffley/Doktor Seltsam)
  • George C. Scott (General „Buck“ Turgidson)
  • Sterling Hayden (Brigade General Jack D. Ripper)
  • Slim Pickens (Major „King“ Kong)
  • Keenan Wynn (Colonel Bat Guano)
  • Peter Bull (Botschafter De Sadesky)
  • Jack Creley (Mr. Staines)
  • Tracy Reed (Miss Scott)
  • Stanley Kubrick (Director)