Movies like Down Periscope

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Down Periscope (1996)
 6.2
 20K
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, exciting, realistic, funny, entertaining, feel good, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: u.s. navy, submarine, goofy hero, military, ocean or sea, military life, nothing goes right, underwater, against the odds, rivalry, heroic mission, navy, underdog, disorder, heroes, soldier, adventure, stupidity, silly humor, pirate, prank, farce, rebellion, chases and races, leadership ...
Place: usa, florida, russia, san francisco

Most similar movies to Down Periscope

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, realistic and funny films with plots about disorder, farce, goofy hero, parody, silly humor, nothing goes right and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Action and War genres. Some movies like Down Periscope: Sgt. Bilko (1996), Going Under (1991), Hot Shots! (1991), Major Payne (1995), McHale's Navy (1997). 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, exciting, captivating, not serious ...
Plot: military base, military, soldier, gambling, rivalry, disorder, cons and scams, revenge, camp, silly humor, dishonesty, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, greenland, las vegas
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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: humorous, not serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: submarine, parody, underwater, military life, fighting the system, farce, catastrophe, silly humor, disorder, space and aliens, ocean or sea, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
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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, not serious, light, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: parody, goofy hero, secret mission, heroic mission, military, save the day, military base, disorder, danger, love and romance, pilot, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1971, 1990s, 70s ...
Place: california, mediterranean sea, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 29K
Major Payne (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Major Benson Winifred Payne is being discharged from the Marines. Payne is a killin' machine, but the wars of the world are no longer fought on the battlefield. A career Marine, he has no idea what to do as a civilian, so his commander finds ...
Style: funny, humorous, absurd, not serious, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: soldier, military, sarcasm, military life, school, contests and competitions, mischievous children, power relations, children, stupidity, mentor, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: military, terrorism, island, anti hero, anti heroes, u.s. navy, farce, save the day, law enforcement, military life, race against time, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pentagon, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.4
 6K
Freaked (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vain actor, his best friend, and an activist end up at a mutant freak farm run by a weirdo scientist.
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: escapades, goofy hero, disorder, rivalry, mad scientist, countryside, betrayal, heroes, farce, nothing goes right, silly humor, brat ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, idiotic, intense, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, u.s. army, war, desert, fish out of water, boot camp, military, save the day, stoners, against the odds, military life, goofy hero ...
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: offbeat, exciting, witty, humorous, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: nasa, chase, police, school, fighting the system, dishonesty, law enforcement, disorder, power relations, car chase, police corruption, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 5K
Enlisted (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
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, u.s. army, disorder, squad, fish out of water, social misfits, hapless soldier, sergeant, military life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 30K
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, comedy of errors, chaos and mayhem, goofy hero, nothing goes right, war, wartime life, satire ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: los angeles, california, pearl harbor, usa, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: life turned upside down, military, military life, misfit, soldier, military base, fish out of water, boot camp, disorder, basic training, adolescence vs adulthood, hapless soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: chaos, rivalry, contests and competitions, disorder, strong sexual content, profanity, silly humor, misfit, physical appearance, chaos and mayhem, interview, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 127K
Billy Madison (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Billy Madison is the 27 year-old son of Bryan Madison, a very rich man who has made his living in the hotel industry. Billy stands to inherit his father's empire but only if he can make it through all 12 grades, 2 weeks per grade, to prove that ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: inheritance, graduation, school, adolescence vs adulthood, irresponsible, elementary school, misfit, rivalry, fish out of water, teachers and students, goofy hero, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Meet the Spartans (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: From the creators of Scary Movie and Date Movie comes this tongue-in-cheek parody of the sword-and-sandal epics, dubbed Meet the Spartans. The 20th Century Fox production was written and directed by the filmmaking team of Jason Friedberg and Aaron ...
Style: idiotic, humorous, absurd, satirical, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, queen, heroic mission, escapades, goofy hero, heroes, army, disorder, buddies, contests and competitions, rivalry, fight ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artists and showbiz, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, goofy hero, disorder, theatre director, broadway, comeback, friendship, society, screwball, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farce, culture clash, adventure, adventurer, disorder, nothing goes right, goofy hero, fish out of water, friendship, danger, rescue, airplane ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.3
 1K
Mr. Accident (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 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, humorous, realistic, touching, exciting ...
Plot: power relations, farce, unlikely couple, love and romance, workplace situations, disorder, workplace intrigue, goofy hero, underdog, factory, rivalry, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: parody, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, filmmaking, mistaken identity, crime gone awry, goofy hero, mate swapping, hostage, media satire, gender bending, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, buddies, friends, chases and races, disorder, incompetent police, heroes, countryside, partners, misfit, uncle nephew relationship, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.2
 12K
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: humorous, witty, funny, light, sexual ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: womanizer, infidelity, true love, love and romance, farce, sexual relations, goofy hero, nothing goes right, odd couple, buddies, dishonesty, wrestling ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, dark humor, not serious, disturbing, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, chase, on the run, eccentric family, anti hero, danger, fish out of water, nothing goes right, anti heroes, goofy hero, false accusation, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: feel good, not serious, humorous, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, rise and fall, rivalry, sport, goofy hero, contests and competitions, buddies, underdog, paintball, social satire, partners, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, idiotic ...
Plot: friendship, misfit, corporate world, idiot, farce, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, loser, goofy hero, taxidermy, mouse, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Year One (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world.
Style: humorous, epic, gross out humor, funny, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, cavemen, caveman, parody, circumcision, farce, goofy hero, social misfits, misfit, partners, buddies, danger ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, stone age
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While Ron Burgundy's rivalry with Veronica Corningstone escalates quickly, a group of unprofessional thieves better known as 'The Alarm Clock' try to make the truth known, whatever that may mean...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, journalism, ambition, ego clash, nothing goes right, farce, workplace situations, rivalry, workplace, buddies, media satire, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 9K
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: wealth, homeless, social differences, self discovery, survival, switching roles, fish out of water, goofy hero, downfall, society, wager, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Deuce Bigalow is a less than attractive, down on his luck aquarium cleaner. One day he wrecks the house of a gigolo and needs quick money to repair it. The only way he can make it is to become a gigolo himself, taking on an unusual mix of female ...
Style: light, funny, humorous, idiotic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: women, nothing goes right, goofy hero, comedy of errors, social misfits, dishonesty, parody, fish, fall in love, prostitute, pimp, stupidity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.5
 25K
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, offbeat, not serious, experimental, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, environmentalism, biosphere, mad scientist, anti heroes, experiment gone awry, nothing goes right, silly humor, friends, odd couple, misfit, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.4
 65K
Bowfinger (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On the verge of bankruptcy and desperate for his big break, aspiring filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger concocts a crazy plan to make his ultimate dream movie. Rallying a ragtag team that includes a starry-eyed ingenue, a has-been diva and a film studio ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, audition, parody, desire for fame, movie business, satire, lifestyle, nothing goes right, ambition, comedy of errors, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
An American Carol (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In An American Carol a cynical, Anti-American Hollywood filmmaker sets out on a crusade to abolish the 4th of July holiday. He is visited by three spirits who take him on a hilarious journey in an attempt to show him the true meaning of America.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, absurd, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, politics, ghost, state affairs, nothing goes right, religions or cults, goofy hero, celebrity culture, americana, disorder, satire, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1940, year 1968
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, afghanistan, madison square garden manhattan new york city, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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