Movies like Ernest in the Army

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Ernest in the Army (1998)
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Ernest in the Army (1998)
Genre: Family, Comedy
Country: USA, South Africa
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: parody, humorous, not serious, sexy, funny, satirical, melancholic, unusual plot structure, splatter, light ...
Plot: family, golf, heroes, military, soldier, misfit, family life, escapades, military life, disorder, silly humor, boot camp, basic training, goofy hero, army, desert, traitor, sergeant, missile, death, adventure, cancer, fantasy world, brutality, mentor ...
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 parody films with plots about disorder, family, farce, catastrophe, escapades, silly humor and disaster 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 Camp (1987), In the Army Now (1994), Ernest Goes to Jail (1990). 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, semi serious, feel good, road movie, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, family, buddies, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, goofy hero, adventurer, partners, crimes, treasure hunt, escapades ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Ernest Rides Again (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
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: semi serious, humorous
Plot: college, family life, down on your luck, disorder, on the run, nothing goes right, escapades, family, rivalry, farce, gun
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, light ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: farce, summer camp, camp, family, prison, teenage life, mistaken identity, chaos and mayhem, friends, disorder, mischievous children, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, confined, escapades, crime gone awry, disorder, mistaken identity, false accusation, cons and scams, heist, prison life, goofy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, save the day, prank, mischievous children, family relations, misfit, partners, goofy hero, nothing goes right, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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%
Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
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, feel good, not serious, parody, absurd ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, horror for children
Plot: halloween, troll, evil, curse, family, magic, friends, disorder, fish out of water, goofy hero, youth, mischievous children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, not serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fish out of water, hillbilly, culture clash, social differences, cons and scams, billionaire, goofy hero, odd couple, oil, family, father daughter relationship, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: beverly hills, arkansas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 3.1
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Daddy Day Camp (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, absurd, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, mischievous children, family relations, competition, colonel, family, farce, buddies, escapades, goofy hero, misfit, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: goofy hero, escapades, cons and scams, village life, gold rush, mountie, u.s. canadian border, gold, prospector, stereotypes, family, vampire ...
Place: seattle, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: semi serious, humorous
Plot: high school, bus driver, american football, youth, escapades, heroes, family, rivalry, misfit, disorder, disaster, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Mortadelo & 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: parody, not serious, humorous, exciting, captivating
Plot: secret agents, save the world, adventure, master villain, escapades, heroes, rivalry, undercover, mad scientist, partners, goofy hero, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, exciting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, farce, gang, friends, disorder, going straight, goofy hero, partners, crimes, orphan, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
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Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Slam Dunk Ernest (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ernest P. Worrell becomes a basketball star after an angel bearing an uncanny resemblance to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gives him a pair of magic sneakers.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, date night
Plot: basketball, misfit, lifestyle, rivalry, buddies, contests and competitions, ambition, follow your dream, rise to the top, athlete's life, partners, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
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Genre: Comedy, Family
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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: disorder, family, mental institution, mentally unstable, goofy hero, fish out of water, doctors and patients, silly humor, farce, misfit, escapades, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farce, culture clash, adventure, adventurer, rescue, goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder, friendship, fish out of water, desert, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Country: USA
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Style: parody, exciting, not serious, realistic, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
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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 ...
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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: humorous, light, sincere, sweet, feel good ...
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Plot: adventure, rich and poor, family, friendship, youth, children, wealth, missing person, butler, when the parents are away, mischievous children, heroes ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, melancholic, parody ...
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Genre: Comedy, Family
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Duration: 81 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, kids
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Garrisons (Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette) are the "proud parents" of three adorable dachshund pups -- and one overgrown Great Dane named Brutus, who nevertheless thinks of himself as a dainty dachsie. His identity crisis results in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: great dane, dachshund, family, pets, mistaken identity, family life, disorder, dog, best friends, young heroes, mischievous children, rescue ...
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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, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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Place: florida, usa, russia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Three Stooges in Orbit (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, psychotronic, parody ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mr. Bones (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family
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Story: A medicine man is sent looking for the son of his tribal king, and brings back an American golfer and a host of goons intent on keeping him in the golf tournament.
Style: exciting, not serious, humorous, captivating, feel good ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Siegfried (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The tale of Siegfried, a fearless dragon slayer who wins the heart of Celtic beauty Kriemhild.
Style: not serious, humorous, parody, exciting, captivating
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Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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