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Oppenheimer centers on the titular research scientist, who was the wartime head of the Los Alamos Laboratory. He became world-famous and credited as the father of the atomic bomb. The movie is an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, American Prometheus: The Triumph And Tragedy Of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.

What to know

Oppenheimer is a biographical drama film written and directed by British filmmaker Christopher Nolan.

The film tells the tale of J. Robert Oppenheimer, a theoretical physicist and mind behind the atomic bomb. Oppenheimer was a leading figure of the Manhattan Project – a codename for the effort to develop weapons strong enough to lead the Allied Forces to victory and tightly secure the United States role as a world’s super power. The events of the film take place during the Second World War while Oppenheimer worked for the Los Alamos Laboratory where the bombs were created.

Christopher Nolan is one of the world’s most famous directors who's beloved by both fans and critics. His films are almost always blockbusters that are bestowed with many award nominations, placing him in the enviable position of never having to worry about securing funding for projects. His previous work includes Memento, The Dark Knight, Inception, and Tenet. While Warner Bros. were previously his primary partners in film distribution and financing, Oppenheimer marks the first time the director makes a movie with Universal Pictures.

Starring in the biopic are Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer, Emily Blunt as Katherine Oppenheimer, Rami Malek, Florence Pugh, and Robert Downey Jr.

Where can I stream Oppenheimer?

Oppenheimer will be released in theaters worldwide on July 21, 2023. Check back with JustWatch to learn when and where the movie will be available for streaming.

Production: Timeline, news & updates

  • December 7, 2020: Due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Warner Bros. announced their intention to give all their 2021 films a simultaneous theater and HBO Max release. Nolan strongly disagreed with the decision and how it would affect his film Tenet, causing speculation that it would be the last movie her would make with Warner Bros. (Source: Entertainment Tonight)
  • September 9, 2021: It is reported that Nolan was developing a film about J. Robert Oppenheimer with Cillian Murphy billed as the star. (Source: Deadline Hollywood)
  • March 22, 2022: The casting process was so secretive that some actors weren’t informed of the roles they’d be taking on before agreeing to star in the film. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
  • July 28, 2022: A trailer of the film is released online. Audiences learn that the film is in black and white, and that Nolan has brought together his biggest ensemble cast in his career.(Source: Screen Rant)



History , War & Military , Drama


Oppenheimer streaming: where to watch online?

Oppenheimer will be available to stream from July 21, 2023. The streaming service that will include Oppenheimer in its media library is still unknown, but you can stay updated by tracking this movie on JustWatch.