Movies like Catch-22

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Catch-22 (1970)
 7.2
 20K
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, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious, no music, absurd ...
Plot: military, anti war, military hospital, island, bomber, war, rebellion, soldier, misfit, fighting the system, danger, military life, anti heroes, insanity, violence, surrealism, dancing, airplane, rape, prostitute, thief, fascist, cat, motorcycle, friendship ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: italy, new york, sweden, mediterranean sea, rome italy

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Most similar movies to Catch-22

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, dramatic and harsh films with plots about war, culture clash, brutality, storytelling, dialogue, runaway and death mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like Catch-22: MASH (1970), Stop-Loss (2008), Miracle at St. Anna (2008), Underground (1995), Tigerland (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 64K
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: military, anti war, cheating, nurse, camp, soldier, buddies, doctors and patients, sanity, conflict, suicidal, golf ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: korea, vietnam, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 19K
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: friendship, homecoming, soldier, military, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, gulf war, death, u.s. military, patriotism, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, mexico, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Italy
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: epic, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: village, soldier, military, partisan, behind enemy lines, racism, war crime, war, survival, danger, blacks and whites, interracial relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 40s, year 1983, year 1944 ...
Place: italy, europe, florence italy, berlin germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.1
 51K
Underground (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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: surreal, cynical, satirical, biting, absurd ...
Plot: freedom, lie, ambition, society, resistance, communism, revolution, cellar, resistance fighter, greed, genocide, brutality ...
Time: year 1941, 1990s, 1960s, 1940s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, berlin germany, yugoslavia, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 7.0
 37K
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, rough, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: military, boot camp, recruit, insubordination, military base, vietnam war, basic training, fighting the system, anti war, buddies, attempted murder, target practice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa, kansas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.5
 24K
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, german, russian, military, chaos, military hospital, anti war, lieutenant, sergeant, commander, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: time travel, assassination, sent to the future, alien, parents and children, war, space and aliens, imaginary, alien encounter, family relations, vandalism, grudge ...
Time: future, 20th century, 1900s, year 1945, 1960s ...
Place: new england, usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: psychological, emotional, humorous, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: military hospital, captain, doctors and patients, hospital, mentally unstable, war, doctor, psychiatrist, military life, shell shock, american soldier, psychiatric ward ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, biting ...
Plot: concentration camp, war, survival, pimp, honor, dishonesty, eccentric family, pow, captivity, misfit, family relations, small time ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, russia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, melancholic ...
Plot: anti war, hospital, amputation, isolation, soldier, freak, patient, mute, war, haunted by the past, disability, boat ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: france, colorado, los angeles, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Beautiful People (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in the preliminaries of the World Cup. The Bosnian War is at its height, and refugees from the ex-Yugoslavia are arriving. Football rivals, and political adversaries from the Balkans all ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky, sad ...
Plot: chase, bosnian war, refugee, politics, culture clash, working class, immigrants, opposites attract, civil war, wartime, war, british ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: england, london, europe, croatia, serbia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, eccentric family, social differences, single parent, family relations, self discovery, parents and children, sex aid, youth, nomad, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: submarine, cold war, culture clash, island, russian, friendship, danger, comedy of errors, fish out of water, disorder, espionage, misfit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, russia, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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: military, d day, anti war, naval officer, american in the uk, mental illness, love affair, war, romance, fall in love, love and romance, battle of the sexes ...
Place: london, england, europe, france, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.5
 13K
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, captivating, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: island, friendship, soldier, italian army, greek island, war, culture clash, isolation, fish out of water, disorder, romance, friends ...
Place: italy, greece, europe, battleship, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.4
 47K
M*A*S*H (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. With little help from the circumstances they find themselves in, they are forced to make their own fun. Fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, ...
Style: cynical, clever, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, doctors and patients, military hospital, friendship, surgery, military, military life, doctor, sergeant, u.s. army, nurse, anti war ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 31K
Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: witty, realistic, clever, intellectual, talky ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, artist, drug dealing, mistress, love triangle, heavy metal, mental illness, addiction, youth, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, chicago illinois, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, atmospheric, clever, semi serious, humorous
Plot: anti war, village, resistance, military, soldier, japanese occupation, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, society, occupation, rebelliousness, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s
Place: china, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, exciting, suspenseful, epic, factual ...
Plot: military life, military, navy, war, political unrest, state affairs, imperial japan, battles, danger, anti war, rebellion, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941
Place: japan, hawaii, battleship, pearl harbor, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.8
 7K
The Cuckoo (2002)
Genre: Drama, War, Comedy
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: touching, atmospheric, thought provoking, tense, sincere ...
Plot: understanding, war, russian, culture clash, love triangle, wilderness, confined, life is a bitch, military, anti war, wartime life, hostility ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serious, realistic, exciting, intense ...
Plot: treasure hunt, art theft, military, german, rescue, painting, war, architect, nazi germany, hunt down, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1943, year 1944 ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, france, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: soldier, pow, war, samurai, anti war, captivity, life is a bitch, society, escape attempt, military, atrocity, undisciplined ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1946
Place: japan, asia, australia, indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: bleak, rough, captivating, epic, surreal ...
Plot: war, sergeant, jungle, invasion, commander, military life, squad, battle, survival, infantry, soldier, pacific island ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A single mother and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school the mom starts an unusual business – a biohazard ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, feel good, witty ...
Plot: suicide, family business, cleaning lady, family problems, family relations, new job, life is a bitch, couple relations, crimes, ambition, single parent, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, soldier, war, politics, working class, escapades, heroic mission, goofy hero, army investigation, battles, heroes, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: africa, middle east, europe, egypt, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, offbeat
Plot: military life, military, ship, heroes, escapades, save the day, war, officers and cadets, rebelliousness, ocean or sea, power relations, sailor ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: anti war, friendship, soldier, escapades, wartime life, war, heroes, military, friends, battles, military life, danger ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, italy, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
38%
 6.5
 31K
Choke (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.
Style: cynical, melancholic, sexual, thought provoking, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hospital, scam, restaurant, dysfunctional family, parents and children, alzheimer's disease, life is a bitch, depression, sex addict, lie, womanizer, mental institution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, medical school, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: revolution, resistance, military, bomb, french, rebellion, freedom, torture, oppression, chaos, capture, rebel ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957, 1950s, year 1954 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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