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

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
 8.4
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 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.
Style: offbeat, cult film, cynical, humorous, biting, suspenseful, not serious, dark humor, political comedy, clever ...
Plot: cold war, military, nuclear holocaust, president, pilot, communism, captain, military base, nuclear threat, absurdism, paranoia, nuclear, u.s. air force, apocalypse, army, politician, nazism, russian, leader, doctor, top secret, anti war, danger, chases and races, conflict ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: soviet union, russia, pentagon

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

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, clever, realistic and witty films with plots about disorder, runaway, dialogue, culture clash, storytelling, mentor and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and War genres. Some movies like Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb: Canadian Bacon (1995), The Magic Christian (1969), One, Two, Three (1961), Whoops Apocalypse (1986), In the Loop (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.0
 15K
Canadian Bacon (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Canadian Bacon is the only fictitious film from Director Michael Moore. This comedy is about an American president who decides to go to war to bring the public’s opinion of him up during election time. Canadian Bacon is actor John Candy’s last ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, political comedy, satirical ...
Plot: politics, white house, dishonesty, political conspiracy, cold war, farce, head of state, culture clash, nothing goes right, state affairs, conspiracy, president ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Magic Christian (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sir Guy Grand, the richest man in the world, adopts a homeless boy, Youngman. Together, they set out to prove that anyone--and anything--can be bought with money.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, psychedelic, captivating ...
Plot: surrealism, adoption, friendship, self discovery, disorder, family business, supernatural, family relations, vampire, inheritance, adventure, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
One, Two, Three (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin tries to keep the boss's daughter from marrying a Communist.
Style: witty, clever, talky, biting, humorous ...
Plot: cold war, iron curtain, farce, secretary, forbidden love, politics, german, culture clash, communism, communist, state affairs, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: east berlin, germany, europe, russia, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Whoops Apocalypse (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a small British owned island in the Caribbean is invaded and the world's most dangerous terrorist kidnaps a member of the Royal family, the countdown to World War 3 begins. If anyone can prevent the oncoming apocalypse it's the ...
Style: not serious, biting, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: danger, island, politics, society, state affairs, head of state, chaos and mayhem, chaos, terrorism, political satire, task force, apocalypse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: caribbean, usa, england, soviet union, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 7.4
 52K
In the Loop (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The US President and the UK Prime Minister are looking to launch a war in the Middle East. The plot follows government officials and advisers in their behind-the-scenes efforts either to promote the war or prevent it. Spinal Tap meets Strangelove. A ...
Style: cynical, humorous, semi serious, satirical, witty ...
Plot: intern, politics, new job, farce, war, workplace, state affairs, political unrest, media, white house, politician, gay slur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., england, london, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: And Now for Something Completely Different is a film spin-off from the television comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus featuring favourite sketches from the first two seasons.
Style: surreal, humorous, witty, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: lumberjack, monty python, chef, musical number, blackmail, stupidity, foot race, obstacle course, cult, yuppie, disorder, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.2
 25K
Casino Royale (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Sir James Bond is called back out of retirement to stop SMERSH. In order to trick SMERSH, James thinks up the ultimate plan - that every agent will be named 'James Bond'. One of the Bonds, whose real name is Evelyn Tremble is sent to take ...
Style: stylized, humorous, realistic, not serious, witty ...
Plot: 007, espionage, parody, chase, farce, kgb, undercover, femme fatale, betrayal, race against time, casino, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: scotland, germany, england, france, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 8.0
 18K
Fail-Safe (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring. Director Sidney Lumet gives an atmospheric ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, atomic bomb, control room, politics, military, nuclear threat, danger, race against time, u.s. air force, military life, chaos, bomber ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: russia, usa, new york, pentagon, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, clever, light ...
Plot: military, war, danger, escapades, top secret, military base, desert, secret past, hippie, adaptation, new age, sarcasm ...
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.8
 20K
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The army is known for churning out lean mean fighting machines intent on protecting our great nation. Martin is the inexplicable the incorrigible the invicible sgt. Ernie bilko leader of a ragtag group of the sorriest soldiers ever to enlist in the ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, exciting, witty ...
Plot: military, soldier, gambling, military base, cons and scams, disorder, rivalry, revenge, camp, against the rules, dishonesty, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.6
 35K
The Party (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hrundi V. Bakshi, an accident-prone actor from India, is accidentally put the name on the guest list for an upcoming party at the home of a Hollywood film director. Unfortunately, from the moment he arrives, one thing after another goes wrong with a ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: culture clash, filmmaking, party, boss and employee, farce, high society, disorder, hollywood, misfit, lifestyle, society, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 32K
Bananas (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, political comedy, talky ...
Plot: dictatorship, cia, revolution, rebellion, politics, fish out of water, loser, misfit, rise to the top, political activism, political satire, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 9K
Matinee (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A showman introduces a small coastal town to a unique movie experience and capitalises on the Cuban Missile crisis hysteria with a kitschy horror extravaganza combining film effects, stage props and actors in rubber suits in this salute to the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, cult film, macabre ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: cold war, coming of age, bomb shelter, nuclear, filmmaking, giant, americana, lifestyle, hysteria, youth, teenage life, exploit ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: florida, cuba, latin america, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics and in the mini-skirted flared-trousered world of 1970 Britain starts to rise through the ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, disorder, dishonesty, society, ambition, media, manipulations, rise to the top, head of state, state affairs, media satire ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W Bush (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Will Ferrell stars in a stand-up comedy as George W. Bush in this take on the former President of the United States. After playing George W. Bush on Saturday Night Live for many years, funny man Will Ferrell brings his impression to Broadway to send ...
Style: humorous, talky, not serious, realistic, topical humor ...
Plot: politics, george w. bush, parody, election, patriotism, white house, state affairs, family drama, greed, society, americana, politically correct ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, poland, texas, new jersey, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Loaf and Camouflage (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Greece
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The film is the story of a group of soldiers, who, in the course of their compulsory military service in 1967 and 1968, before and during the military dictatorship in Greece, are assigned to the then recently founded Armed Forces Television. This TV ...
Style: humorous, exciting, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: porn, filmmaking, soldier, military, greek, tv station, dictatorship, army, society, rebellion, military life, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: greece, europe, athens, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, witty, funny ...
Plot: farce, kidnapping, vengeance, chase, save the world, comedy of errors, manic, crimes, fighting crime, master criminal, law enforcement, goofy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: west germany, munich germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Halfon Hill Doesn't Answer (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Israel
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sergio Konstanza, a Swindler, owes money to Mr. Hasson. He escapes to the desert where he joins a wacky army reserve unit whose Seargent is engaged to one of Mr. Hasson's Daughters.
Style: offbeat, realistic, humorous, not serious, cult film
Plot: desert, soldier, nothing goes right, track down, military, military base, daring rescue, cons and scams, chases and races, dishonesty, military life, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: israel, asia, middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 3.4
 633
Going Under (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: International disaster looms as the USS Sub Standard has to race to get a nuclear weapon ahead of the Russian forces.
Style: exciting, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: submarine, parody, underwater, fighting the system, disorder, military life, ocean or sea, escapades, space and aliens, heroes, chases and races, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.1
 339K
Life of Brian (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he's not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother, the hapless Brian has to contend with the ...
Style: cult film, humorous, clever, witty, biting ...
Plot: roman empire, dungeon, execution, mistaken identity, farce, parody, cult, ancient, leader, innocence, holiday, jewish ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, palestine, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 10K
Clockwise (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An uncompromising British school headmaster finds himself beset by one thing going wrong after another.
Style: cult film, witty, sentimental, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: train, chaos, farce, school, race against time, obsession, power relations, comedy of errors, teachers and students, chaos and mayhem, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 3K
The Call-up (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's time for Jonsson to return to his old regiment to rehearse what he learned during conscription a few years ago. He meets his old friends, platoon leader Larsson and the music loving captain 'Beethoven'. Jonsson and his comrades ...
Style: biting, realistic, humorous, cynical, not serious
Plot: disorder, buddies, chaos, nothing goes right, chaos and mayhem, friends, power relations, superior officer, military, soldier, military base, military life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 254K
The Dictator (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
Style: dark humor, absurd, entertaining, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: dictator, society, death, culture clash, violence, oppression, fish out of water, masturbation, greed, vengeance, lesbian, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1973, 20th century
Place: usa, asia, new york, israel, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bourgeois convention is demolished in Luis Buñuel’s surrealist gem. Featuring an elegant soiree with guests seated at toilet bowls, poker-playing monks using religious medals as chips, and police officers looking for a missing girl who is right ...
Style: surreal, humorous, witty, thought provoking, semi serious ...
Plot: monk, s&m, incest, estrangement, social decay, society, life is a bitch, chaos, religions or cults, greed, visceral, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 41K
Spies Like Us (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, not serious, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, chase, espionage, race against time, undercover, kgb, cia, adventure, covert operation, escapades, danger, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia, soviet union, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.0
 61K
Being There (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, thought provoking, meditative ...
Plot: comedy of errors, politics, innocence, white house, secret service, lawyer, president, businessman, fish out of water, professor, stupidity, mistaken identity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Steve Coogan, an arrogant actor with low self-esteem and a complicated love life, is playing the eponymous role in an adaptation of "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" being filmed at a stately home. He constantly spars ...
Style: humorous, talky, witty, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: filmmaking, adaptation, couples, artists and showbiz, showbiz, actor's life, buddies, disorder, nothing goes right, couple relations, rehearsal, nosy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
What's New Pussycat (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A playboy who refuses to give up his hedonistic lifestyle to settle down and marry his true love seeks help from a demented psychoanalyst who is having romantic problems of his own.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hotel, womanizer, unlikely couple, fall in love, goofy hero, couple relations, love and romance, doctors and patients, prostitute, looking for love, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Luis Buñuel’s deliciously satiric masterpiece, an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, humorous, talky, dark humor ...
Plot: farce, smuggling, heroin, police brutality, dream, guest, high society, nothing goes right, friendship, social decay, social problems, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Pentagon Wars (1998)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: From the director of “Made In America” and “The Money Pit” comes a hilarious look at one of the most expensive blunders in military history. Over 17 years and almost as many billion dollars have gone into devising the BFV (Bradley Fighting ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, disturbing, realistic, biting ...
Plot: u.s. army, gulf war, vietnam war, soldier, military, state affairs, military life, undercover, danger, deadly, government agency, infantrymen ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 70s, 1990s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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