Movies like The Men Who Stare at Goats

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The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
 6.2
 130K
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, light, realistic, mad, buddy movie, funny ...
Plot: war, satire, farce, military base, new age, military, danger, military life, escapades, journalism, top secret, soldier, media, disorder, behind enemy lines, vietnam veteran, gulf war, desert, journalist, reporter, secret past, swat team, hippie, adaptation, sarcasm ...
Time: year 1973, year 1983, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east

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Most similar movies to The Men Who Stare at Goats

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, absurd and funny films with plots about military, war, dialogue, culture clash, soldier, runaway and storytelling mostly in Comedy, War and Drama genres. Some movies like The Men Who Stare at Goats: In the Loop (2009), How I Won the War (1967), In the Army Now (1994), Dad's Army (2016), Guy X (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
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In the Loop (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The US President and the UK Prime Minister are looking to launch a war in the Middle East. The plot follows government officials and advisers in their behind-the-scenes efforts either to promote the war or prevent it. Spinal Tap meets Strangelove. A ...
Style: cynical, humorous, semi serious, satirical, witty ...
Plot: intern, politics, new job, profanity, farce, state affairs, workplace, political unrest, media, satire, un, war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., england, london, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
93%
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 ⇓
89%
 5.2
 8K
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, feel good, funny, light ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: world war two, goofy hero, soldier, farce, disorder, misfit, espionage, social relations, military life, military, friendship, female spy ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 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, biting, suspense ...
Plot: military life, mistaken identity, disorder, hapless soldier, dishonesty, military, uncover truth, military base, dark humor, isolation, life is a bitch, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.1
 165K
Three Kings (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change ...
Style: humorous, realistic, thought provoking, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gulf war, gold, anti war, culture clash, negotiation, rescue, racial slur, treasure, desert, military, sniper ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, kurdistan, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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 ⇓
79%
 7.0
 393K
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran 'Four Leaf' Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film, but Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, exciting, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, satire, explosion, disguise, actor, profanity, peril, chaos and mayhem, filmmaking, danger, showbiz, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 7.7
 37K
Love and Death (1975)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen's cowardice serves him well when he hides in a cannon and is shot ...
Style: intellectual, humorous, witty, parody, surreal ...
Plot: duel, execution, war, love and romance, nothing goes right, fall in love, couple relations, comedy of errors, disorder, goofy hero, military, anti heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 70s, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 ⇓
61%
Operation Belvis Bash (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A rock and roll musician travels to Afghanistan to win the hearts and minds of its people.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: military, fish out of water, military life, farce, terrorism, escapades, musician's life, performer's life, war, music, wartime life, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Onion Movie (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Venerable newscaster Norm Archer reports the latest news in politics, health, culture and entertainment - such as an automotive recall of decapitation-inducing "Neckbelts" and a study finding that "depression hits losers ...
Style: parody, humorous, absurd, funny, satirical ...
Plot: journalism, satire, office, terrorism, media, danger, racism, sketch, media satire, society, disorder, network ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.8
 6K
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 ⇓
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 ⇓
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%
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, manipulation, fish out of water, comedy of errors, heroic mission ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, russia, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 22K
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 ⇓
53%
 7.6
 47K
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 ⇓
53%
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The Monuments Men (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Plot: war, art theft, world war two, nazi germany, military, rescue, painting, treasure hunt, architect, hunt down, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 40s, 20th century, year 1944 ...
Place: germany, europe, france, normandy, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: exciting, not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: world war two, military, farce, anti hero, escapades, goofy hero, misfit, anti heroes, obsessive quest, war, soldier, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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 ⇓
50%
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.
Style: cult film, offbeat, suspense, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: cold war, nuclear, anti war, military, satire, nuclear holocaust, paranoia, president, military base, weirdo, captain, nuclear threat ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1942, 1960s
Place: soviet union, ussr, pentagon, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 32K
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, comedy of errors, chaos and mayhem, wartime life, satire ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: los angeles, california, pearl harbor, usa, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.0
 44K
War Machine (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A rock star general bent on winning the “impossible” war in Afghanistan takes us inside the complex machinery of modern war. Inspired by the true story of General Stanley McChrystal.
Style: satirical, political, intense, talky, humorous ...
Plot: world politics, soldier, war, politics, civil war, conspiracy, military, justice, underdog, weapons, mentor, wartime ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, iraq, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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 ⇓
47%
Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Topper Harley is found to be working as an odd-job-man in a monastery. The CIA want him to lead a rescue mission into Iraq, to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team who... who went in to rescue hostages left behind ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, exciting, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: saddam hussein, rescue, hostage, battles, military life, heroic mission, daring rescue, danger, military, behind enemy lines, tough heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, southeast asia, washington d.c., asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
To Be or Not to Be (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when Poland is invaded by the Germans in World War II. His wife has the habit of entertaining young polish officers while he's on stage, which is also a source of depression to him. When one of ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, funny, light, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, farce, war, dark humor, disorder, satire, actor, german occupation, daring rescue, theater, gay, anti heroes ...
Time: 1950s, 1930s, 50s
Place: poland, germany, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, melancholic, factual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: journalist, war, rescue, terrorism, soldier, journalism, rescue mission, fish out of water, interview, battles, female journalist, disguise ...
Time: 2000s, year 2003, year 2006, year 2005, year 2004 ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, iraq, new york, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 24K
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, soldier, military, military hospital, island, war, rebellion, bomber, military life, anti hero ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 70s
Place: italy, alexandria egypt, sardinia, new york, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 28K
Air America (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Air America was the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After losing his pilot's license, Billy Covington is recruited into it, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, clever, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, heroes, pilot, military life, society, idealism, battle zone, refugee camp, cia, helicopter, airplane, destiny ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: laos, southeast asia, vietnam, cambodia, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%