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

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Black-comedy Kubrick classic has violence, dark themes.

Movie NR 1964 95 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 13+


If your kid understands it at 13, and you haven't given them the talk yet, maybe now's the time
age 13+

Great for any literate family

Hilarious and especially applicable in the dark Covid-19 times. Funniest suicide scene in history (though that is an especially limited category).

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (28 ):

Featuring a landmark performance by Sellers, this film is the blackest of black comedies -- a Duck Soup for the Cold War era. Lauded repeatedly as one of the best movies ever made, Dr. Strangelove's sophisticated mix of satire and politics makes it a better fit for teens who can put some of the humor into context. It's a great film to watch as a family, as it's sure to prompt plenty of discussion.

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