Movies like How I Won the War

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How I Won the War (1967)
 5.7
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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, dark humor, surreal, absurd, satirical, ironic ...
Plot: anti war, world war two, soldier, battles, war, politics, working class, survival, military, heroes, desert, frame up, danger, heroic mission, wartime life, military life, escapades, leadership, basic training, goofy hero, army investigation, satire, death, british, army ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: africa, middle east, europe, egypt, iraq

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Most similar movies to How I Won the War

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and suspense films with plots about war, military, soldier, world war two, military life, heroes and anti war mostly in War, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like How I Won the War: Two Men Went to War (2002), McHale's Navy (1962), The Roses of the Desert (2006), The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009), Dad's Army (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, offbeat, realistic
Plot: soldier, dentist, adventurer, goofy hero, military, heroic mission, military life, officers and cadets, escapades, army investigation, danger, battles ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, france, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
McHale's Navy (1962)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: McHale's Navy is an American sitcom that aired 138 half-hour episodes over four seasons, from October 11, 1962, to April 12, 1966, on the ABC network. The series was filmed in black and white and originated from an hour drama called Seven ...
Style: semi serious, sitcom, humorous, realistic, tense ...
Plot: military, world war two, navy, pow, contests and competitions, battles, military life, cons and scams, courtroom drama, siblings relations, ship, war ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: world war two, desert, friendship, war, military, state affairs, muslim, friends, society, soldier, escapades, italian soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: africa, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: humorous, not serious, absurd, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: war, satire, military base, new age, military, gulf war, farce, military life, escapades, danger, journalism, top secret ...
Time: year 1983, year 1973, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Dad's Army (2016)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cinema remake of the classic sitcom Dad's Army (1968). The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon deal with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World War II draws to its conclusion.
Style: not serious, humorous, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: world war two, goofy hero, soldier, farce, misfit, disorder, espionage, military, military life, social relations, friendship, adventure ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Long Day's Dying (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers and their German captive trek through the European countryside.
Style: realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: soldier, world war two, escapades, prison, military life, survival, anti war, captivity, basic training, gory, battles, danger ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: not serious, realistic, suspense, biting, offbeat ...
Plot: parody, world war two, battles, desert, soldier, military, goofy hero, heroes, escapades, war, military life, disorder ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Privates on Parade (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: It is 1947, the year of the communist rebellion in Malaya and the British army's SADUSEA (Song And Dance Unit South East Asia) are called to the Malayan Jungle to entertain the troops. The eccentric, bible-bashing Major Giles Flack (John ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: military, bittersweet, power relations, battles, anti war, coming out, heroic mission, world war two, heroes, performer's life, gays and lesbians, soldier ...
Place: singapore, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, engineer, espionage, danger, undercover, military, heroic mission, army investigation, save the day, secret agents, fighting the system, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Elusive Corporal (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story serves as a companion piece to Renoir's 1937 film, Grand Illusion, once more bringing together men from across the broad social spectrum of French society to depict one man's Sisyphean efforts to escape captivity in a German POW ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: world war two, confined, military life, soldier, adventure, war, wartime life, military, nothing goes right, danger, survival, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.6
 45K
Kelly's Heroes (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A misfit group of World War II American soldiers goes AWOL to rob a bank behind German lines.
Style: semi serious, cynical, suspense, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, world war two, gold, behind enemy lines, military, war, german, escapades, soldier, cons and scams, danger, bank ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Which Way to the Front? (1970)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Brendan Byers III (Jerry Lewis), one of the richest men in America, has been pronounced 4-F and can't serve his country in it's war against Hitler. Byers does not takes "No" for an answer and recruits other 4-F's to fight ...
Style: not serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
Plot: world war two, military, farce, escapades, anti heroes, war, heroes, obsessive quest, misfit, fish out of water, heroic mission, anti hero ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: dark humor, cynical, humorous, satirical, thought provoking ...
Plot: anti war, world war one, satire, soldier, military, family relations, wartime life, military life, superior officer, infantrymen, siblings relations, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the build-up to D-Day in 1944, the British found their island hosting many thousands of American soldiers who were "oversexed, overpaid, and over here". That's Charlie Madison exactly; he knows all the angles to make life as ...
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: anti war, world war two, military, d day, naval officer, mental illness, american in the uk, love affair, war, romance, battle of the sexes, soldier ...
Place: london, france, england, europe, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: un, anti war, politics, survival, soldier, bomb, human nature, dishonesty, military, satire, military life, intrigue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1993
Place: serbia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: humorous, witty, suspense, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: world war one, satire, soldier, military, colonialism, discrimination, anti war, human spirit, wartime life, culture clash, racism, military life ...
Time: 1910s, year 1915, year 1914
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Don't Look Now... We're Being Shot At! (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: During World War II, two French civilians and a downed English Bomber Crew set out from Paris to cross the demarcation line between Nazi-occupied Northern France and the South. From there they will be able to escape to England. First, they must ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, cult film ...
Plot: world war two, adventure, nazi occupation, soldier, war, rescue, danger, british soldier, farce, raf, bomber, occupied france ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A group of American executives making a film about World War II decide that since their lead is rather unglamorous, they will draft in an American G.I. to play the part of Winston Churchill. Their take on the war depicts a handsome Churchill falling ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, absurd, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: fall in love, heroes, undercover, head of state, secret agents, save the world, war, state affairs, battles, working undercover, parody, satire ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, england, london, buckingham palace
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An American Infantry officer assigned to a cloak-and-dagger role in Rome uses homing pigeons for outside contact, with humorous results.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: world war two, anti heroes, holocaust, pregnancy, friendship, genocide, fall in love, wartime life, battles, soldier, military, war ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Murphy's War (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew, that has been massacred by a German U-Boat in the closing days of World War II. He is rescued, and ends up at a forgotten mission station near the mouth of the Orinoco, and begins to plot his vengeance. He ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, soldier, crane, sole survivor, irishman, revenge, war, obsession, island, military life, survival ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: ireland, germany, europe, south america, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, military, explosion, war, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, against the odds, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: world war two, military, military life, polish, war, soldier, anti heroes, heroes, nothing goes right, disorder, hapless soldier, anti hero ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa, poland, europe, italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Without hostile intent, a Soviet sub runs aground off New England. Men are sent for a boat, but many villagers go into a tizzy, risking bloodshed.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: submarine, island, cold war, culture clash, hostage, espionage, satire, friendship, silly humor, fish out of water, comedy of errors, heroic mission ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, russia, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, goofy hero, against the odds, military life ...
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 3K
Castle Keep (1969)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Battle of the Bulge, an anachronistic count shelters a ragtag squad of Americans in his isolated castle hoping they will defend it against the advancing Germans.
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, tense, offbeat ...
Plot: military, world war two, battles, castle, heroic mission, survival, fall in love, village, soldier, military life, village life, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, factual, harsh ...
Plot: anti war, british army, politics, heroes, battles, british history, british empire, war, massacre, british soldier, rescue, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: russia, england, europe, istanbul turkey, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hannibal Brooks (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, War, Action
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A POW in World War II is put to work in a Munich zoo, looking after an Asian elephant. The zoo is bombed by the Americans and the director of the zoo decides it is not safe for his Asian elephant Lucy to remain there. So he sends Brooks to safety ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, cult film ...
Plot: world war two, escape, soldier, elephant, zoo, fugitives, chases and races, against humanity, unlikely criminals, danger, heroes, betrayal ...
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 3K
Tobruk (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In September 1942, the German Afrika Korps under Rommel have successfully pushed the Allies back into Egypt. A counter-attack is planned, for which the fuel dumps at Tobruk are a critical impediment. In order to aid the attack, a group of British ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, rescue, soldier, desert, battles, against the odds, officers and cadets, military life, wartime life, survival, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, frogman, year 1942
Place: africa, libya, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Seven Beauties (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director, Seven Beauties stars Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off of the profits of his seven ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, humorous, dark humor, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, survival, pimp, honor, dishonesty, military, confined, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, war, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, naples italy, europe, southern italy, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 22K
Catch-22 (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation. Catch-22 is a parody of a "military mentality" and of a bureaucratic society ...
Style: surreal, psychological, clever, suspense, biting ...
Plot: world war two, satire, anti war, military, soldier, military hospital, bomber, island, war, rebellion, anti hero, anti heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944, 70s
Place: italy, alexandria egypt, rome italy, mediterranean sea, sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%