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Down Periscope (1996)
 6.1
 24K
Down Periscope (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bumbling Navy lieutenant Tom Dodge has been given one last chance to clean up his record. But Admiral Graham, his nemesis, assigns Dodge to the Stingray, a submarine that can barely keep afloat. To add insult to injury, the Stingray is to be the enemy flagship in the upcoming war games … and to make matters even worse, Dodge's crew is a band of idiots even more incompetent that he is!
Style: witty, not serious, humorous, light, realistic, funny, entertaining, feel good, unusual plot structure, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, nothing goes right, military, military life, goofy hero, navy, against the odds, rivalry, heroic mission, underdog, ocean, disorder, heroes, soldier, adventure, stupidity, silly humor, pirate, prank, farce, rebellion, leadership, one last chance, disney ...
Place: usa, florida, russia, san francisco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, realistic and parody films with plots about disorder, goofy hero, silly humor, nothing goes right, farce, catastrophe and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Action and War genres. Some movies like Down Periscope: Sgt. Bilko (1996), Hot Shots! (1991), Going Under (1991), McHale's Navy (1997), In the Army Now (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, not serious ...
Plot: military base, military, soldier, gambling, cons and scams, rivalry, disorder, revenge, camp, military life, dishonesty, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, greenland, las vegas
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 6.7
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Hot Shots! (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Recruited to join a top-secret mission for the Air Force, a renegade pilot finds himself coping with an incompetent admiral and a carefully selected squadron of flyers who are either inept or half-blind.
Style: humorous, parody, not serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: pilot, goofy hero, secret mission, heroic mission, military, save the day, disorder, love and romance, military base, warplane, love triangle, air force ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1975, year 1971, 70s ...
Place: mediterranean sea, iraq, california
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100%
 3.4
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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: parody, exciting, not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: submarine, disaster, disorder, farce, silly humor, catastrophe, ocean, escapades, fighting the system, space and aliens, military, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
McHale's Navy (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Retired Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale spends his days puttering around the Caribbean in the old PT-73 selling homebrew, ice cream, and swimsuit calendars. He's brought out of retirement when his old nemesis turned the second best ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: u.s. navy, terrorism, military, island, farce, law enforcement, save the day, military life, partners, race against time, reluctant partners, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: pentagon, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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In the Army Now (1994)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bones Conway and Jack Kaufman didn't really know what they were in for when they enlisted in the U.S. Army; they just wanted to get a job and make some money. But these new recruits are so hapless, they run the risk of getting kicked out before ...
Style: humorous, not serious, intense, absurd, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, boot camp, desert, fish out of water, u.s. army, military, save the day, war, stoners, goofy hero, military life, against the odds ...
Place: middle east, iraq
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75%
 6.3
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Freaked (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A vain actor, his best friend, and an activist end up at a mutant freak farm run by a weirdo scientist.
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, stylized, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disorder, escapades, mad scientist, rivalry, betrayal, goofy hero, countryside, nothing goes right, heroes, farce, silly humor, spoiled brat ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Moving Violations (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of careless and unlucky drivers are sentenced to attend traffic school to keep their records clean.
Style: exciting, realistic, not serious, witty, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: nasa, chase, police, power relations, disorder, car chase, fish out of water, school, cons and scams, police corruption, teachers and students, silly humor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
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100%
 6.9
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Enlisted (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Enlisted is an upcoming American television series that is set to premiere on Fox on January 10, 2014. Fox placed a 13-episode order for the single-camera comedy.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: military, soldier, basic training, military base, military life, squad, disorder, misfit, hapless soldier, social misfits, sergeant, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 3.6
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Delta Farce (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three bumbling Army reservists are hustled onto a plane headed for combat in Iraq -- but the fact that the plane drops them in Mexico doesn't stop them from "liberating" what they believe to be the Middle East.
Style: humorous, absurd, entertaining, funny, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: comedy of errors, soldier, friendship, gang, misfit, escapades, nothing goes right, battles, village, desert, adventure, weapons ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, iraq, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, disturbing, humorous, biting ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, gulf war, cold war, u.s. army, military, state affairs, undercover, military life, army investigation, government agency, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Midgets Vs. Mascots (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This documentary follows 10 contestants as they compete for 1 million dollars in prize money.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, offbeat
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: strong sexual content, rivalry, contests and competitions, disorder, chaos, physical appearance, chaos and mayhem, silly humor, misfit, nudity (full frontal - brief), farce, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney.
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, not serious, road movie, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, on the road, farce, road trip, prank, silly humor, disorder, friends, misfit partners, nothing goes right, escapades, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, el paso texas, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Sharp as Marbles (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Albert isn't the brightest bulb on the block. But that's okay, he's got his best friends, George and Ernie to help him out. Only problem, they're just as dumb as he is.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, friends, friendship, misfit, buddies, youth, nothing goes right, goofy hero, fish out of water, silly humor, odd couple, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Military Academy (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The movie deals with a guy who gets to join the German Bundeswehr involuntarily because a colleague loses his denial papers in order to get the chance to get down on his girlfriend. When entering the Bundeswehr he acts like a giant idiot and of ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, sexy, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: military life, military, life turned upside down, military base, adolescence vs adulthood, fish out of water, basic training, soldier, misfit, boot camp, hapless soldier, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This film is a spoof along the lines of "Scary Movie" and "Not Another Teen Movie." It includes parodies of some of the indie film world's most renowned movies such as "Memento," "Pulp Fiction," ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: obsessive quest, filmmaking, nothing goes right, mistaken identity, goofy hero, crime gone awry, hostage, artists and showbiz, media satire, gender, disorder, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 33K
1941 (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: It's been six days since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Panic grips California, supposedly the next target of the Japanese forces. Everywhere in California, people are suffering from war nerves. Chaos erupts all over the state. An Army Air Corps ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, soldier, military, heroic mission, goofy hero, war, nothing goes right, wartime life, comedy of errors, chaos and mayhem, satire ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: pearl harbor, los angeles, california, usa, santa monica california ...
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22%
Meeting Spencer (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After a series of Hollywood flops, famed director Harris Chappell (Jeffrey Tambor) returns to New York to relaunch his Broadway career. But Chappell's triumphant comeback begins to spiral out of control into a wild night of comic misadventure ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artists and showbiz, comedy of errors, goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder, theatre director, broadway, comeback, society, friendship, restaurant, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Nothing But Trouble (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While attempting to seduce gorgeous lawyer Diane Lightson, wealthy gadabout Chris Thorne agrees to drive her to Atlantic City, N.J. But, when some reckless driving draws the attention of a deeply critical cop, they and the flamboyant ...
Style: humorous, not serious, disturbing, melancholic, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, chase, on the run, dark humor, eccentric family, disorder, goofy hero, buddies, nothing goes right, false accusation, fish out of water, justice ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Ladies Man (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Because of his salacious language, late-night radio advice-show host Leon Phelps, along with his sweet and loyal producer Julie, is fired from his Chicago gig. Leon gets a letter from a former lover promising a life of wealth, but he doesn't ...
Style: witty, humorous, sexy, funny, light ...
Audience: date night, teens
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Time: 90s
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22%
 4.3
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Mr. Accident (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mr Accident is a satirical, romantic rocket ride through the lives of a bunch of losers hurtling into the chaos that is contemporary life. It's a circus of cool catastrophes underpinned by a moral tale about the downside of addiction and ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, touching ...
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Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Cousins, Bo and Luke Duke, with the help of their eye-catching cousin, Daisy and moonshine-running Uncle Jesse, try and save the family farm from being destroyed by Hazzard County's corrupt commissioner, Boss Hogg. Their efforts constantly find ...
Style: not serious, humorous, entertaining, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: adventure, friends, buddies, disorder, heroes, partners, incompetent police, countryside, misfit, uncle nephew relationship, chase, goofy hero ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a couple of soldiers trying to capture each other and a pilot ...
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Audience: kids
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: not serious, humorous, witty, clever, light ...
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22%
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 89 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Caught cheating and banned for ten years, Bobby Dukes, paintball's first superstar, returns to reclaim his title and erase the memory of his tainted past.
Style: not serious, feel good, witty, humorous, parody
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, rise and fall, goofy hero, underdog, rivalry, sport, buddies, contests and competitions, social satire, uninhibited rivalry, rejection, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rising executive Tim Wagner works for a boss who hosts a monthly dinner in which the guest who brings the biggest buffoon gets a career-boost. Tim plans on not attending until he meets Barry, a man who builds dioramas using stuffed mice. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, sentimental, funny ...
Plot: farce, friendship, misfit, corporate world, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, goofy hero, loser, taxidermy, mouse, idiot, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.3
 28K
Bio-Dome (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Bud and Doyle are two losers who are doing nothing with their lives. Both of their girlfriends are actively involved in saving the environment, but the two friends couldn't care less about saving the Earth. One day, when a group of scientists ...
Style: humorous, experimental, not serious, witty, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: environmentalism, fish out of water, biosphere, mad scientist, odd couple, goofy hero, buddies, partners, misfit, nothing goes right, silly humor, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, realistic, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: submarine, island, cold war, culture clash, hostage, espionage, satire, friendship, nothing goes right, heroes, misfit, goofy hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, russia, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.9
 10K
Life Stinks (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rich businessman makes a bet he can survive on the streets of a rough Los Angeles neighborhood for 30 days completely penniless. During his stay he discovers another side of life and falls in love with with a homeless woman.
Style: funny, humorous, semi serious, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: homeless, goofy hero, wealth, survival, switching roles, self discovery, social differences, downfall, society, fish out of water, wager, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 2.7
 2K
Last Resort (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam and Dave are living the boring life until they are beckoned to Sam's uncle's Island. When they get there (still not quite sure how that worked) they are compelled by beautiful women and a dastardly enemy of the Island. After ...
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, parody, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: resort, island, nothing goes right, buddies, disorder, down on your luck, partners, lifestyle, absurd humor, absurdism, uncle nephew relationship, scuba diving ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%