Movies like Catch-22

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Catch-22 (1970)
 7.1
 22K
Catch-22 (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation. Catch-22 is a parody of a "military mentality" and of a bureaucratic society in general.
Style: surreal, psychological, clever, biting, suspense, non-linear, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: world war two, satire, anti war, military, soldier, military hospital, bomber, island, war, rebellion, misfit, fighting the system, anti hero, danger, military life, anti heroes, american, insanity, violence, bomb, surrealism, dancing, airplane, rape, fight ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, new york, sweden, mediterranean sea, alexandria egypt, sardinia

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Most similar movies to Catch-22

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dramatic, harsh and talky films with plots about war, culture clash, soldier, military, world war two, brutality and wartime mostly in War, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Catch-22: MASH (1970), Slaughterhouse-Five (1972), Cross of Iron (1977), Seven Beauties (1975), Stop-Loss (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
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MASH (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.
Style: humorous, dark humor, talky, witty, captivating ...
Plot: anti war, military, nurse, cheating, camp, soldier, buddies, doctors and patients, sanity, conflict, satire, suicidal ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, 70s
Place: korea, vietnam, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "Listen: Billie Pilgrim has come unstuck in time." Slaughterhouse-Five is an award-winning 1972 film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's novel of the same name. Director Hill faithfully renders for the screen Vonnegut's obsessive story ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, tense, serious, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, time travel, assassination, alien, sent to the future, family relations, space and aliens, imaginary, war, alien encounter, parents and children, grudge ...
Time: future, 20th century, 1900s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: new england, philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa, hiroshima japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
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Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, german, anti war, battles, military hospital, chaos, military, hate, sergeant, lieutenant, eastern front ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: russia, crimea, france, siberia, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Seven Beauties (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director, Seven Beauties stars Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off of the profits of his seven ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, humorous, dark humor, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, survival, pimp, honor, anti hero, dishonesty, military, confined, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, naples italy, europe, russia, southern italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.4
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Stop-Loss (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, thought provoking, sad ...
Plot: soldier, u.s. military, friendship, homecoming, military, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, post traumatic stress disorder, gulf war, death, patriotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, canada, washington d.c., mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Miracle at St. Anna chronicles the story of four American soldiers who are members of the all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II.
Style: rough, sincere, suspenseful, epic, intense ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, partisan, military, behind enemy lines, battles, war crime, interracial relations, racism, war, village, military life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944 ...
Place: italy, europe, berlin germany, rome italy, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.9
 45K
No Man's Land (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Belgium, UK, Slovenia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but will they stick to it?
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sentimental, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: un, anti war, politics, survival, soldier, bomb, human nature, dishonesty, military, satire, military life, intrigue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s
Place: serbia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, epic, factual ...
Plot: world war two, military life, battleship, military, navy, war, political unrest, state affairs, imperial japan, danger, rebellion, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1941, 70s
Place: hawaii, japan, pearl harbor, washington d.c., usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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How I Won the War (1967)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An inept British WWII commander leads his troops to a series of misadventures in North Africa and Europe.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: anti war, world war two, battles, soldier, war, politics, working class, desert, wartime life, frame up, military life, basic training ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: africa, europe, middle east, egypt, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II ...
Style: rough, captivating, bleak, epic, surreal ...
Plot: war, sergeant, invasion, battles, world war two, military life, battle, soldier, infantry, commander, jungle, squad ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Devils on the Doorstep (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time they will be collected. The village leaders convene to ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, realistic, humorous, clever
Plot: world war two, resistance, military, village, wartime life, rebelliousness, captivity, rebellion, confined, fish out of water, comedy of errors, culture clash ...
Time: 1940s
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Monuments Men (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, intense ...
Plot: world war two, art theft, war, nazi germany, military, rescue, painting, treasure hunt, architect, hunt down, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1945 ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, new york, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 14K
Mediterraneo (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Greek Sea, World War II. An Italian ship leaves a handful of soldiers in a little island; their mission is to spot enemy ships and to hold the island in case of attack. The village of the island seems abandoned and there isn't a single enemy in ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: world war two, island, friendship, soldier, greek island, italian army, war, culture clash, anti war, fish out of water, isolation, romance ...
Place: italy, greece, europe, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Without hostile intent, a Soviet sub runs aground off New England. Men are sent for a boat, but many villagers go into a tizzy, risking bloodshed.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: submarine, island, cold war, culture clash, hostage, espionage, satire, friendship, danger, fish out of water, comedy of errors, heroic mission ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, russia, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 1944, Capt. Josiah J. Newman is the doctor in charge of Ward 7, the neuropsychiatric ward, at an Army Air Corps hospital in Arizona. The hospital is under-resourced and Newman scrounges what he needs with the help of his inventive staff, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: military hospital, captain, doctors and patients, hospital, war, mentally unstable, doctor, psychiatrist, military life, american soldier, psychiatric ward, shell shock ...
Place: arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 38K
Tigerland (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971
Style: realistic, tense, thought provoking, rough, serious ...
Plot: boot camp, military, military base, recruit, insubordination, vietnam war, basic training, anti war, buddies, attempted murder, stockade, target practice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, kansas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1942, British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honour and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of commiting ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: world war two, pow, soldier, war, prisoner of war camp, war crime, captivity, anti war, escape attempt, undisciplined, atrocity, strong violent content ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1936, year 1946 ...
Place: japan, asia, australia, indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death - a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. Unbeknown to his doctors, he ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, depressing, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: anti war, world war one, hospital, haunted by the past, amputation, soldier, isolation, freak, patient, mute, war, disability ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, france, colorado, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 8.1
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Underground (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, UK, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Black marketeers Marko and Blacky manufacture and sell weapons to the Communist resistance in WWII Belgrade, living the good life along the way. Marko's surreal duplicity propels him up the ranks of the Communist Party, and he eventually ...
Style: cynical, surreal, satirical, biting, absurd ...
Plot: world war two, freedom, lie, society, ambition, weapons, nazi, resistance, hiding place, communism, revolution, basement ...
Time: 1960s, 1990s, 60s, 90s, 1940s ...
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, yugoslavia, balkan, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the build-up to D-Day in 1944, the British found their island hosting many thousands of American soldiers who were "oversexed, overpaid, and over here". That's Charlie Madison exactly; he knows all the angles to make life as ...
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: anti war, world war two, military, d day, american in the uk, naval officer, mental illness, love affair, war, romance, battle of the sexes, soldier ...
Place: london, france, england, europe, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, friendship, military, war, danger, military life, wartime life, behind enemy lines, battle, introspection ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: middle east, egypt, africa, palermo italy, libya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Closely Watched Trains (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a small town still occupied by the Germans as World War II's tide is turning toward the Allies, apprentice train-watcher Milos is oblivious to the war. Instead, he is obsessed with having his first sexual experience. Despite the favors of ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, politics, resistance, occupation, war, communism, village life, wartime life, storytelling, village, apprentice ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: czech republic, europe, central europe, prague czechoslovakia, prague ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set just before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Sgt. Ray Elwood is an American soldier stationed at a German army camp. A soldier because a judge gave him a choice between the army and jail, Ray spends much of his free time cooking cocaine for ...
Style: cynical, humorous, dark humor, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: drug dealing, corruption, soldier, army, military base, military life, black market, arms dealing, bribery, military, profanity, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, 70s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, hawaii, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 7.8
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The Cuckoo (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet Army, arrested by the Front Secret Police ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, thought provoking, offbeat, tense ...
Plot: world war two, understanding, culture clash, war, anti war, love triangle, wilderness, life is a bitch, confined, wartime life, military, hostility ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
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Kelly's Heroes (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A misfit group of World War II American soldiers goes AWOL to rob a bank behind German lines.
Style: semi serious, cynical, suspense, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, world war two, gold, behind enemy lines, military, war, german, escapades, soldier, cons and scams, danger, bank ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 27K
Memphis Belle (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before ...
Style: tense, exciting, rough, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: bomber, war, battles, soldier, world war two, military, one last job, mission, behind enemy lines, friendship, airplane, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: europe, england, germany, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, military, u.s. army, soldier, infantry, war, rebellion, heroic mission, military life, anti war, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 21K
The Great Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, world war two, rescue mission, military, pow, escape attempt, massacre, human spirit, against the odds, military life, behind enemy lines, daring rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines, pearl harbor, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Ensign Pulver (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 1945, on an old cargo ship somewhere deep in the Pacific ocean: Captain Morton strives to become commander, so he demands the maximum quality of work from his crew, without granting them any freedom or favors - ignoring that they're thousand of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous, witty ...
Plot: military life, world war two, military, ocean or sea, save the day, escapades, war, heroes, officers and cadets, ship, rebelliousness, power relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 14K
Biloxi Blues (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, Eugene enlists in the US Army during the last year of the War and is sent to basic training in Biloxi Mississippi. There he must live with a variety of fellow soldiers while enduring the whims of a mentally unstable ...
Style: humorous, funny, captivating, light, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boot camp, world war two, basic training, military life, soldier, youth, coming of age, gay slur, loss of virginity, sergeant, friendship, adaptation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, arkansas, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%