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Down Periscope (1996)
 6.2
 21K
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: submarine, u.s. navy, ocean or sea, goofy hero, military life, military, nothing goes right, underwater, against the odds, rivalry, heroic mission, navy, ocean, underwater scene, underdog, disorder, heroes, soldier, adventure, stupidity, silly humor, pirate, prank, farce, rebellion ...
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 funny films with plots about disorder, silly humor, goofy hero, farce, parody, catastrophe and nothing goes right mostly in Comedy, Action and War genres. Some movies like Down Periscope: Sgt. Bilko (1996), Hot Shots! (1991), Going Under (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, military life, dishonesty, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, las vegas, greenland
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 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: date night, teens, family outing
Plot: parody, pilot, goofy hero, secret mission, heroic mission, military, save the day, military base, disorder, danger, love and romance, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1971, year 1975, 1990s ...
Place: iraq, mediterranean sea, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, exciting, not serious, realistic
Plot: submarine, underwater scene, parody, underwater, danger, chases and races, nothing goes right, escapades, space and aliens, military, heroes, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
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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 ⇓
50%
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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: terrorism, military, island, anti heroes, anti hero, farce, law enforcement, save the day, military life, heroic mission, officers and cadets, reluctant partners ...
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: rivalry, mad scientist, goofy hero, betrayal, escapades, disorder, countryside, farce, heroes, nothing goes right, brat, silly humor ...
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, boot camp, desert, fish out of water, military, save the day, war, 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: witty, offbeat, twists and turns, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, nasa, police, goofy hero, law enforcement, nothing goes right, rebellion, chases and races, police corruption, misfit, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
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.
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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, u.s. army, hapless soldier, fish out of water, sergeant, military life, social misfits, misfit, squad ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 31K
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, chaos and mayhem, comedy of errors, wartime life, satire ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: los angeles, california, pearl harbor, usa, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana, USA
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, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farce, culture clash, adventure, adventurer, fish out of water, friendship, disorder, danger, goofy hero, nothing goes right, rescue, desert ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
⇓ 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: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: military life, military, life turned upside down, misfit, soldier, hapless soldier, boot camp, disorder, adolescence vs adulthood, military base, basic training, fish out of water ...
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: contests and competitions, rivalry, strong sexual content, disorder, chaos, physical appearance, chaos and mayhem, silly humor, profanity, misfit, interview, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, friends, disorder, goofy hero, misfit partners, escapades, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.3
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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, touching, exciting ...
Plot: farce, workplace situations, unlikely couple, love and romance, power relations, disorder, rivalry, workplace intrigue, factory, fall in love, cons and scams, save the day ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Meeting Spencer (2011)
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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, feel good, captivating, exciting ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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25%
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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, not serious, witty, realistic, offbeat
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 132K
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 ...
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Audience: teens, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Style: not serious, humorous, entertaining, absurd, realistic ...
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24%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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24%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Bio-Dome (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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24%
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
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Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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