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Directed by Mick Jackson

In September 1984, it was aired on the BBC and shocked tens of millions of UK viewers. Four months later, it was broadcast in America on TBS and became the most watched basic cable program in history. After more than three decades, it remains one of the most acclaimed and shattering made-for- television movies of all time. Reece Dinsdale (Coronation Street), David Brierly (Doctor Who) and Karen Meagher (in a stunning debut performance) star in this “graphic and haunting” (People Magazine) docudrama about the effects of a nuclear attack on the working-class city of Sheffield, England as the fabric of society unravels.

This legendarily haunting docudrama depicts the effects of a nuclear attack on the working-class city of Sheffield, England.

Cast: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly

Member Reviews

I respect this movie for what it accomplished and the time it came out. That being said I simply vould not get into it as much as I wanted to. Super creative but at almost 2 hours it drags. The last 10 minutes I found to be the most powerful. 3/5

1 week ago

This film affected me in a different way, it took me almost a week to watch it, I'll stop it and plan, I've never been a survivalist, however, this movie makes you think about what could happen, I've never seen the future shown so raw and crude. The fact that something like this COULD happen in real life, terrifies me.

2 weeks ago

never been a huge war movie person but good god…the chillness of this movie was insane! while i wouldn’t watch it again for the trauma, it’s definitely a masterpiece worth watching!

3 weeks ago

Threads is probably the most brilliant TV movie ever and I never want to see it again. Unrelenting and without distractions, it strips away elements from similarly messaged dramas and satires, leaving only the horror of nuclear war and the entropy humanity falls into. No "villains", just the world being caught up in a nightmare beyond their control. Both a movie that most probably wouldn't call a "horror movie" and also the purest horror movie.

3 weeks ago

Incredibly vivid and perfectly-crafted vision of what the nuclear holocaust would be like, a triumph of the time and theme. As much as I respect and appreciate the talent behind it and believe that everyone should see it at least once, I dearly hope to never have to watch it again. I am left empty and scarred.

1 month ago