Movies like Ernest in the Army

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Ernest in the Army (1998)
 4.7
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Ernest in the Army (1998)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ernest P. Worrell is now in the military as a soldier. Once he begins, him and his team investigates a dictator who was responsible for the wars in the nearly village. Suddenly, Ernest finds a lost boy and has to keep him safe until his father recovers.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, satirical, cult film, idiotic, melancholic, unusual plot structure, light, surreal ...
Plot: parody, family, golf, military, heroes, soldier, misfit, family life, anti hero, danger, boot camp, military life, escapades, disorder, basic training, anti heroes, goofy hero, silly humor, army, desert, traitor, sergeant, missile, death, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa

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Most similar movies to Ernest in the Army

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, feel good and entertaining films with plots about disorder, family, farce, catastrophe, brutality, adaptation and destiny mostly in Comedy, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Ernest in the Army: Ernest Goes to Africa (1997), Ernest Rides Again (1993), Ernest Goes to Jail (1990), In the Army Now (1994), Ernest Saves Christmas (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ernest Goes to Africa (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The title says it all. There's a mix up involving stolen diamonds which Ernest has (naturally) made into a yo-yo and given to his would be girlfriend, Rene. But Rene wants a man of action, and doesn't think that Ernest fits the bill. After ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, idiotic, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, yo yo, family, mistaken identity, treasure hunt, family life, heist, escapades, nothing goes right, partners, adventurer ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Ernest Rides Again (1993)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Buffoonish Ernest and his dimwitted pal Abner unearth a huge cannon reputed to contain the crown jewels of England.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: gun, disorder, nothing goes right, escapades, family, on the run, rivalry, family life, down on your luck, college, farce
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ernest Goes to Jail (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Bumbling Ernest P. Worrell is assigned to jury duty, where a crooked lawyer notices a resemblance with crime boss Mr. Nash, and arranges a switch. Nash assumes Ernest's job as a bank employee, while Ernest undergoes Nash's sentence to the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, melancholic, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: prison, electric chair, escapades, confined, crime gone awry, cons and scams, dishonesty, danger, misfit, criminal heroes, goofy hero, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 ⇓
100%
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Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new Saint Nick, he enlists the aid of a hilarious assortment of characters. A perky teen runaway and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell must convince a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, family relations, save the day, prank, mischievous children, when the parents are away, fish out of water, misfit, goofy hero, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ernest, a lovable loser who works as a summer camp handyman and dreams of becoming a guidance councilor, must find a way to inspire a group of juvenile delinquents while stopping a shady strip mining company from closing the camp as well.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, twist ending, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: farce, summer camp, camp, family, prison, buddies, gang, mischievous children, goofy hero, partners, juvenile delinquency, misfit ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: soldier, friendship, comedy of errors, danger, gang, escapades, misfit, nothing goes right, battle, battles, village, desert ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, iraq, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Well-intentioned, eternally bumbling Ernest P. Worrell accidentally releases an evil demon from its sacred tomb. As the demon flexes its power and goes on a ruinous rampage, good-guy Ernest tries to step in to save the town from mass destruction. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, offbeat, idiotic ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: halloween, treehouse, troll, danger, evil, family, magic, mischievous children, rivalry, friends, disorder, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jed Clampett and kin move from Arkansas to Beverly Hills when he becomes a billionaire, after an oil strike. The country folk are very naive with regard to life in the big city, so when Jed starts a search for a new wife there are inevitably plenty ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, satirical, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: hillbilly, fish out of water, culture clash, billionaire, social differences, cons and scams, goofy hero, odd couple, oil, family, father daughter relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: beverly hills, arkansas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.1
 16K
Daddy Day Camp (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Seeking to offer his son the satisfying summer camp experience that eluded him as a child, the operator of a neighborhood daycare center opens his own camp, only to face financial hardship and stiff competition from a rival camp.
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, absurd, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, mischievous children, family relations, competition, colonel, family, farce, escapades, buddies, goofy hero, misfit, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Dudley Do-Right (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Based on the 60's-era cartoon of the same name. Royal Canadian Mountie Dudley Do-right is busy keeping the peace in his small mountain town when his old rival, Snidely Whiplash, comes up with a plot to buy all the property in town, then start a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, satirical, intense ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: goofy hero, escapades, village life, cons and scams, gold rush, gold, u.s. canadian border, prospector, stereotypes, family, vampire, mountie ...
Place: seattle, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Ernest Goes to School (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jim Varney's recurring dim-bulb character Ernest P. Worrell returns in this film as a school bus driver seeking to obtain a high school diploma.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: high school, school bus, bus driver, student life, college, college life, school, family life, disorder, catastrophe, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Master of Disguise (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A sweet-natured Italian waiter named Pistachio Disguisey at his father Fabbrizio's restaurant, who happens to be a member of a family with supernatural skills of disguise. But moments later the patriarch of the Disguisey family is kidnapped ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, melancholic, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, kidnapping, family, heroic mission, supernatural, master villain, supernatural ability, danger, confined, rescue, disorder, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.5
 698
Funky Monkey (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Boy genius Michael Dean (Adkins) teams up with a super-talented chimpanzee and his caretaker (Modine) to take down an animal testing lab. In exchange the scientist gives the boy some pointers on the girl of his dreams.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, disorder, animal life, young heroes, laboratory, silly humor, soldier, rescue, daring rescue, buddies, danger, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Amos and Theodore, the two bumbling outlaw wannabes from The Apple Dumpling Gang, are back and trying to make it on their own. This time, the crazy duo gets involved in an army supply theft case -- and, of course, gets in lots of comic trouble along ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, farce, gang, goofy hero, partners, orphan, rivalry, going straight, heroes, crimes, disorder, family life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Mortadelo and Filemon: Mission - Save the Planet (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The planet is facing a great threat. During the worst drought ever known, a group of wrongdoers are in the process of finishing all the reserves of water that remain on Earth. The best secret agents in the world meet urgently, but they don't ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, captivating, comic
Plot: secret agents, parody, save the world, adventure, chases and races, heroes, rivalry, partners, escapades, goofy hero, mad scientist, master villain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 3.4
 662
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 ⇓
55%
 6.8
 573
Loonies (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Loonies is a touching comedy about five psychiatric patients who are forced to exchange their familiar surroundings for an old-fashioned, impersonal institution. Partly because of the severe regime of a dreadful nurse, the five decide to escape from ...
Style: not serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, disorder, mental institution, mentally unstable, goofy hero, escapades, misfit, doctors and patients, fish out of water, farce, silly humor, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana, USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.9
 3K
Bingo (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bingo, the runaway circus dog, is off the leash and saving Chuckie's life! Bingo and the boy become the best of friends in this canine comedy featuring doggy disguises and skateboarding, pinball and prison. Chuckie and his parents (Cindy ...
Style: touching, humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Fred 3: Camp Fred (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Schools out and Fred Figglehorn's dream of water slides, horseback riding and monkey butlers during the summer turns into a nightmare of gruel and poisonous berries when his mom signs him up to an unsanitary camp.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, realistic
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: summer camp, friendship, teenage life, ambition, goofy hero, misfit, underdog, disorder, society, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Maya Dolittle (Kyla Pratt) is back in a heartwarming adventure of presidential proportions! Maya's dream of going to vet school is put on hold when she gets a call from the president of the United States. It seems the First Dog is out of ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: veterinarian, animals, danger, escapades, pets, save the day, silly humor, animal life, disorder, imaginary, race against time, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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 ...
Style: witty, not serious, humorous, light, exciting ...
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, great dane, mistaken identity, family life, pets, disorder, mischievous children, danger, best friends, unlikely partners, young heroes, rescue ...
Time: 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Disaster Movie (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In DISASTER MOVIE, the filmmaking team behind the hits "Scary Movie," "Date Movie," "Epic Movie" and "Meet The Spartans" this time puts its unique, inimitable stamp on one of the biggest and most bloated movie ...
Style: not serious, absurd, satirical, funny, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, chaos, heroes, survival, escapades, investigation, nothing goes right, natural disaster, catastrophe, sarcasm, mystery, sexual humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 64K
Richie Rich (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Billionaire heir Richie Rich has it all, including Reggie Jackson as a batting coach and Claudia Schiffer as a personal trainer -- but no playmates. What's more, scoundrel Laurence Van Dough is scheming to take over the family empire. Uh-oh! ...
Style: light, humorous, sincere, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: adventure, youth, friendship, children, rich and poor, missing person, family, heroes, mischievous children, cons and scams, wealth, conspiracy ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.8
 9K
Mr. Nanny (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A former pro-wrestler is hired to be the bodyguard/nanny for a couple of bratty kids whose inventor father is being stalked by a rival.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: nanny, family relations, family, wrestler, parents and children, family life, mischievous children, kidnapping, eccentric family, disorder, danger, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Follows Andy, who needs to hook up with a hottie, pronto, because he hasn't had sex in... well, forever - and his luck isn't the only thing that's hard. His equally horny teenage roommates also need it superbad, and with the help of ...
Style: humorous, funny, idiotic, light, intense ...
Audience: teens
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 36K
Old Dogs (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Charlie and Dan have been best friends and business partners for thirty years; their Manhattan public relations firm is on the verge of a huge business deal with a Japanese company. With two weeks to sew up the contract, Dan gets a surprise: a woman ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: camp, family relations, best friend, fish out of water, family, nothing goes right, parents and children, disorder, brother sister relationship, comic violence, twins, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, tokyo, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Son of Flubber (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Medfield's lovable but hopelessly absent-minded professor -- Ned Brainard (Fred MacMurray) -- bounces back in this classic Disney film with hilarious new mishaps when he experiments with the amazing by-products of his startling anti-gravity ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: college, experiment gone awry, family, family life, disorder, inventions and discoveries, goofy hero, mad scientist, fish out of water, nothing goes right, fall in love, child as adult ...
Time: 60s
Place: pentagon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%