Movies like Guy X

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Guy X (2005)
 5.1
 2K
Guy X (2005)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Canada, Iceland, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A black comedy set in 1979, about a soldier mistakenly posted to an Arctic military base.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, biting, suspense
Plot: military life, mistaken identity, military, dishonesty, military base, disorder, uncover truth, hapless soldier, dark humor, isolation, rock, soldier, conspiracy, life is a bitch, anti war, satire, military hospital, state affairs, sexual content, power relations, profanity, female nudity, journalist, disco, card playing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark

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Most similar movies to Guy X

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and suspense films with plots about military, soldier, military life, disorder, war, satire and army mostly in Comedy, War and Drama genres. Some movies like Guy X: The Pentagon Wars (1998), Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), The Tour (2008), MASH (1970), The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: humorous, disturbing, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: u.s. army, vietnam war, soldier, gulf war, cold war, military, military life, danger, state affairs, undercover, workplace intrigue, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s, 1990s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, War
Country: UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A movie about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war. Much of the action in the movie revolves around ...
Style: humorous, cynical, satirical, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: anti war, world war one, satire, soldier, dark humor, military, family relations, military life, infantrymen, superior officer, wartime life, siblings relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.2
 3K
The Tour (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Year 1993, the bleakest time of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A group of actors from Belgrade, utterly unaware of what they're setting themselves up for, embark on a search for quick earnings - on a "tour" around the Serbian Krajina. ...
Style: bleak, semi serious, realistic, humorous, biting ...
Plot: anti war, military, political unrest, war, actor's life, dark humor, disorder, state affairs, adventure, danger, nationalism, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, bosnia, croatia, serbia, yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.5
 70K
MASH (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.
Style: humorous, talky, witty, captivating, satirical ...
Plot: anti war, military, cheating, nurse, camp, dark humor, doctors and patients, soldier, buddies, sanity, conflict, satire ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, 70s
Place: korea, vietnam, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.
Style: absurd, humorous, not serious, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: war, satire, farce, military base, new age, military, military life, danger, escapades, journalism, top secret, soldier ...
Time: year 1973, year 2003, year 1983
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
How I Unleashed World War II (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 224 min.
Story: How I unleashed World War II is a Polish feature film made in 1969, based on Kazimierz Sławiński's novel "Przygody kanoniera Dolasa" (The adventures of Dolas the cannoneer). The film was divided into three parts: Ucieczka (The ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, military, foreign legion, war, soldier, military life, polish, heroes, nothing goes right, disorder, hapless soldier, silly humor ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa, poland, europe, italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.9
 46K
No Man's Land (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Belgium, UK, Slovenia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but will they stick to it?
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sentimental, semi serious, disturbing ...
Plot: anti war, un, politics, survival, bomb, soldier, military, dishonesty, human nature, satire, farce, military life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1993
Place: serbia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Consuming Passions (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Adapted from a play written by two Monty Python vets, this toothy satire launches with a tragic accident at Chumley's chocolate factory when hapless manager Ian Littleton (Tyler Butterworth) accidentally knocks several employees into a huge ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, cynical, biting, suspense ...
Plot: factory, strong sexual content, corporate crimes, crimes, dishonesty, workplace, satire, workplace situations, moral dilemma, human nature, dark humor, cooking and food ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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NVA (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of young recruits doing their compulsory military service in the East German army 'NVA' prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: military base, soldier, army, military life, rebelliousness, military, misfit, friends, daydreamer, boot camp, basic training, prank ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: german democratic republic, germany, europe, east germany, gdr
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Roses of the Desert (2006)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A sanitary battalion of Italian Army is sent to Sorman oasis in Lybia during the Africa campaign in 1940. Soon an Italian missionary, living nearby, succeed to transform the occupation by Italian Army in a kind of humanitarian mission. In fact all ...
Style: thought provoking, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: world war two, desert, friendship, war, military, state affairs, muslim, friends, society, escapades, soldier, italian soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: africa, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Private Benjamin (1980)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A sheltered young high society woman joins the army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: female soldier, fish out of water, basic training, soldier, starting over, boot camp, military base, military life, self discovery, military, transformation, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
How I Won the War (1967)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An inept British WWII commander leads his troops to a series of misadventures in North Africa and Europe.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: anti war, world war two, battles, soldier, war, politics, working class, desert, wartime life, frame up, military life, basic training ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: africa, europe, middle east, egypt, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Halfon Hill Doesn't Answer (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Israel
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sergio Konstanza, a Swindler, owes money to Mr. Hasson. He escapes to the desert where he joins a wacky army reserve unit whose Seargent is engaged to one of Mr. Hasson's Daughters.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat, cult film
Plot: soldier, desert, silly humor, military, nothing goes right, daring rescue, dishonesty, chases and races, satire, military base, track down, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 69K
Stripes (1981)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: John Winger, an indolent sad sack in his 30s, impulsively joins the U.S. Army after losing his job, his girlfriend and his apartment.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boot camp, u.s. army, friendship, soldier, basic training, military life, disorder, military, sergeant, obstacle course, flirting, taxi driver ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: west germany, czechoslovakia, italy, kentucky, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Two Men Went to War (2002)
Genre: Comedy, War, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Comedy drama based on the true story of two British Army dentists who in 1942, eager to see action, go AWOL and invade occupied France on their own.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, dentist, military, goofy hero, adventurer, heroic mission, military life, officers and cadets, army investigation, escapades, danger ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is an American situation comedy that originally aired on CBS from September 25, 1964, to May 2, 1969. The series was a spinoff of The Andy Griffith Show, and the pilot was aired as the finale of the fourth season of The Andy ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, sitcom
Plot: military, fish out of water, military base, soldier, u.s. military, hapless soldier, disorder, silly humor, marines, cult, misfit, goofy hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 4K
The Call-up (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's time for Jonsson to return to his old regiment to rehearse what he learned during conscription a few years ago. He meets his old friends, platoon leader Larsson and the music loving captain 'Beethoven'. Jonsson and his comrades ...
Style: humorous, suspense, realistic, not serious, biting ...
Plot: nothing goes right, buddies, disorder, friends, chaos, power relations, superior officer, military base, military life, basic training, chaos and mayhem, military ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Deserters (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: Poland, Hungary
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set in military barracks in a small town during World War I. The soldiers herded in the barracks are 'politically suspect' mix of characters from all over of the Austro-Hungarian Empire: Czechs, Jews, and even Italians, but officers in ...
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, humorous, biting
Plot: world war one, prison, small town, military, wartime life, prison life, anti war, state affairs, soldier, escapades, society, war ...
Place: europe, hungary, budapest, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, offbeat ...
Plot: military base, military, soldier, gambling, rivalry, disorder, cons and scams, revenge, camp, silly humor, military life, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, las vegas, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Black and White in Color (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Côte d'Ivoire, France, West Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: French colonists in Africa, several months behind in the news, find themselves at war with their German neighbors. Deciding that they must do their proper duty and fight the Germans, they promptly conscript the local native population. Issuing them ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, biting, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: world war one, satire, military, soldier, colonialism, interracial relations, escapades, politics, war, state affairs, society, battles ...
Time: year 1915, year 1914, 1910s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Man Called Sarge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the midst of WWII, a group of half-witted soldiers lead by a slightly smarter sergeant, battle the Germans and especially Von Kraut in the desert.
Style: parody, realistic, not serious, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: world war two, battles, disorder, heroes, goofy hero, escapades, war, soldier, military, desert, military life, double agent ...
Time: year 1942
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When 5 allied generals are captured in Italy in WWII, it is a propaganda nightmare for the allies. The generals are all 1 star and refuse to take orders from each other in order to plan an escape. Harry Frigg is a private who has escaped from the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Plot: world war two, escape, villa, heroes, anti heroes, soldier, military, escapades, war, confined, adventure, hidden identity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: italy, london, tunisia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: military life, military, life turned upside down, soldier, misfit, disorder, hapless soldier, boot camp, fish out of water, basic training, military base, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Best Defense (1984)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Wylie is a lazy engineer. Landry is a Sergeant specialising in Armour. They have never met but their lives become entangled when Landry must take the tank Wylie designed into combat. Wylie is waiting for his employer to go out of business when he ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, engineer, espionage, american soldier, danger, undercover, military, heroic mission, witnessing a crime, heroes, fighting the system, secret agents ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
California Dreamin' (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Romania
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Romanian director Cristian Nemescu's comedy California Dreamin' (aka Nesfarsit, 2007) unfolds against the backdrop of the Kosovo War, circa 1999. A NATO train rolls through a Romanian hamlet, transporting a plethora of weapons across the ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, contemplative
Plot: ego clash, military, culture clash, military life, disorder, hypocrisy, ambition, nothing goes right, soldier, society, hopes, village ...
Time: 90s
Place: kosovo, europe, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 728
My New Gun (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Debbie and Gerald's lives drastically change after they get a gun. Their mysterious neighbor, Skippy, becomes an important and transforming figure in their lives.
Style: clever, humorous, offbeat, biting, realistic ...
Plot: satire, suburbs, gun, neighbor, nothing goes right, unsupportive spouse, social decay, twentysomething life, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, betrayal, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.0
 2K
Bluestone 42 (2013)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Bluestone 42 is a comedy drama about a British bomb disposal detachment in Afghanistan. So what’s the average working day for a hero? Make your keen young colleague deal with the boring paperwork? Wind up your fellow employees? Flirt with the new ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom
Plot: bomb, military, army, military life, commander, life risking, squad, british humour, soldier, war in afghanistan, verbal byplay, military base ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two Air Force friends have fun during their enlistment.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: military, military life, soldier, air force, friends, power relations, down on your luck, wartime life, cons and scams, showbiz, basic training, officers and cadets ...
Time: 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 2K
The Vultures (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: April 5, 1943: a battalion of the Foreign Legion arrives in El Ksour, Tunisia, to escort a fortune in gold bars to the home front. A German ambush awaits, and all but four die. Thanks to the street smarts of Sergeant Augagneur, the Legionnaires ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, suspense ...
Plot: foreign legion, military life, war, couple relations, dishonesty, adventure, heist, cons and scams, anti war, heroic mission, world war two, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, year 1943
Place: tunisia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 722
On the Double (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: American GI Ernie Williams, admittedly weak-kneed, has an uncanny resemblance to British Colonel MacKenzie. Williams, also a master of imitation and disguise, is asked to impersonate the Colonel, ostensibly to allow the Colonel to make a secret trip ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Plot: sergeant, world war two, food fight, soldier, dishonesty, espionage, heroes, hidden identity, military, war, unsupportive spouse, undercover ...
Time: year 1944
Place: england, germany, europe, berlin germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%