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Operation Snafu (1961)
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Operation Snafu (1961)
Original name: On the Fiddle
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tricked into joining the RAF by a wily judge, wide boy Horace Pope sets his sights on the main chance, teams with slow-witted, good-hearted gypsy Pedlar Pascoe, and works up a lucrative racket in conning both his colleagues and the RAF. By means of various devious schemes Pope and Pascoe manage to avoid the front lines until they are sent to France - where they find themselves making unexpected and uncomfortably close contact with the enemy.
Plot: world war two, con artists, train, wager, british army, british, cockney, handcuffs, pub, air raid, buddy, military enlistment, stock footage, englishman abroad, raf, briton abroad, british military, ends with freeze frame, nazi occupied france
Time: 1940s
Place: france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and captivating films with plots about world war two, soldier, military, war, british army, escape and train mostly in War, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Operation Snafu: The Password Is Courage (1962), Dad's Army (1971), Our Miss Fred (1972), How I Won the War (1967), Joey Boy (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Password Is Courage (1962)
Genre: War, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A British officer, captured by the Germans, tries everything he can to escape. In the process, amongst many other adventures he gets awarded the Iron Cross !! Based on a true story.
Style: based on supposedly true story
Plot: train, claustrophobia, singing, train station, fire, british, sabotage, tunnel, escape, world war two, pow, prisoner of war camp
Time: 1940s
Place: poland, germany
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95%
 7.0
 3K
Dad's Army (1971)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dad's Army was a 1971 feature film based on the BBC television sitcom Dad's Army. Directed by Norman Cohen, it was filmed between series three and four and was based upon material from the early episodes of the television series. The film ...
Plot: world war two, accident, bomb, soldier, retirement, veteran
Time: 1940s
Place: england
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88%
 5.8
 100
Our Miss Fred (1972)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Danny La Rue stars in this 1970s drag comedy as Fred Wimbush, a Shakespearean actor who is drafted into WWII and is appearing in a camp show in France when the Nazis advance. Unless he continues in his female costume, Fred is certain to be shot as a ...
Plot: world war two, drag, cross dressing, occupied france, gay interest, surrender, nazi soldier, german soldier, actor, invasion, transvestite, gay
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 ⇓
70%
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 4.9
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Joey Boy (1965)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While posters urge austerity and vigilance in wartime Britain, 'Joey Boy' Thompson has never had it better. In a cellar beneath his East London fish shop, a gambling club thrives – and austerity provides a nice black-market sideline. But ...
Plot: world war two, army, betting, gambling, donkey, mule, illegal gambling, bet
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Halt, Or I'll Miss! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It is April 1945, spring begins and ends the war. German transport heading away from Bohemia.
Plot: pilot, resistance, mistaken identity, world war two, husband wife relationship, pub, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, farce, parachutist, disguise, gramophone, train station ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Operation Snatch (1962)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Legend has it that if the famous Barbary Apes leave the Rock of Gibraltar, it's a sign that the British will lose control of it. During World War II, a British officer is put in charge of the apes. When he detects that the animals' morale ...
Plot: british officer, officer, zookeeper, monkey, behind enemy lines, nazi, british army, world war two, ape, secret mission
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.2
 7K
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, soldier, goofy hero, misfit, disorder, farce, espionage, military life, military, social relations, friendship, adventure ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Io non scappo... fuggo (1970)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the confusion of combat, two Italian get separated from their squadron and become hopelessly lost. As they wander the countryside attempting to find their lost comrades, they have to adopt all manner of outrageous disguises to avoid death at the ...
Plot: world war two, truce, italian army, fake identity, hitler, cowardice, italian soldier
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 2K
Max & Leon (2016)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this WW2 epic comedy – in the vein of “La Grande Vadrouille” – our two heroes, Max and Léon, two lazy and partier pals, will try by all possible means to avoid going in the battle zone… This will lead the duo to demented and wild ...
Style: humorous, unusual plot structure, contemplative, captivating
Plot: storytelling, french soldier, world war two, soldier, german soldier, french army, nazi uniform, dancing, escape, orphan, radio, hashish ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939
Place: france, london, syria, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Till Death Us Do Part (1968)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film version of 'Till Death Do Us Part' tells the story of Alf Garnett, his wife Else, and their newborn daughter Rita, living through the London Blitz and beyond.
Style: controversial, suspense, offbeat, witty, humorous ...
Plot: working class, world cup, world war two, society, eccentric family, family life, wartime life, racism, misfit, couples, family relations, london blitz ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 60s, year 1966, 1960s ...
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, bomber, british soldier, occupied france, raf, house painter ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Balkan Express (1983)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this entertaining, clever satire, it is the beginning of World War II and a group of con artists and thieves decide to pose as musicians under the rubric "The Balkan Express".
Plot: band, con artists, musician, german, gestapo, partisan, thief, execution, fear, train, colonel, machine gun ...
Time: year 1941
Place: serbia, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
56%
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: heroes, fall in love, working undercover, battles, undercover, head of state, secret agents, war, state affairs, save the world, fictional biography, satire ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, england, buckingham palace, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, farce, military, soldier, goofy hero, escapades, anti heroes, war, heroes, obsessive quest, misfit, anti hero ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Giuseppe in Warsaw (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Italian soldier Giuseppe Santucci, on his way home from the Russian front, during World War II (in 1943), has his machine gun stolen in Warsaw. Afraid of consequences, he stays in Warsaw and occupies a flat of the Polish girl Maria, whom he ...
Plot: italian soldier, male in bathtub, swastika, german, kissing, train, italian abroad, nazi uniform, wehrmacht, rebellion, brother and sister, bathroom ...
Time: 1940s
Place: warsaw poland, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Virgin Soldiers (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The core of the plot is the romantic triangle formed by the protagonist, a conscripted soldier named Private Brigg; a worldly professional soldier named Sergeant Driscoll, and Phillipa Raskin, the daughter of the Regimental Sergeant Major. The ...
Plot: virgin, british army, soldier, circumcision, beach, sex, jungle, prostitute, first sexual experience, army life, military, battles ...
Place: singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious (1965)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A lonely German clerk captures two American flyers and keeps them as prisoners in his basement long after WWII has ended. Director Gottfried Reinhardt's 1965 comedy stars Alec Guinness, Robert Redford and Michael Connors.
Plot: world war two, alternate reality, pow, new world, captive, pilot
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Seventh Company Has Been Found (1975)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The second part of the Seventh Company adventures.
Plot: bridge, officer, escape, train, secret passageway, cow, sabotage, mattress, castle, world war two, pow, german occupation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Stand up, Virgin Soldiers (1977)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Some British soldiers in Singapore are more concerned with finding sex than finding Communists.
Style: sex comedy
Plot: topless woman, explosion, striptease, forest, pubic hair, cabaret, bare breasts, female nudity, broken arm, nurse, praying, british army ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1950
Place: singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 105
The Odd Squad (1982)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Sicilia 1943, after the landing, between the invading Us army and the defender Italian army, a 2000 years old roman bridge resist to all kind of attacks. Both the army decides to definitively destroy it before the opponent does. But to the chaotic ...
Style: sex comedy
Plot: combat, italian soldier, world war two, u.s. army, sergeant, italian army, u.s. marine corps
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Get Along, Mate (1981)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on a TV sit-com series and set in World War II, about how an ordinary woodcutter develops into an active partisan fighter.
Plot: partisan, fight, world war two, military training, deserter
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Best of Enemies (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During World War II, a plane full of RAF fighter crashes in the Ethiopian desert and they are met upon by an enemy Italian patrol that allows them to go free. But, when the Brits are given orders to attack the Italians, lots of problems ensue.
Plot: air disaster, world war two, friendship, desert, british army, colonialism, italian army, italian soldier, soccer, capture
Place: ethiopia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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McHale's Navy (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The crew of PT-73 get into trouble when they back the wrong horse in a race. Now they have to come up with a way to raise the money to pay off the winners.
Plot: u.s. navy, warehouse, pacific island, navy, gambling, military, debt, beach, jungle, frenchwoman, cheating, sailor ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Balkan Express 2 (1989)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of musicians, whose band is called "Balkan express", in fact a quintet of small-time crooks , trying to make some money in Nazi-occupied Serbia.
Plot: colonel, musician, agent, german, thief, jewish, parody, nudity (full frontal - brief), nazi, gestapo, nun, motorcycle ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Coming-Out Party (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Comedy set in World War Two, starring James Robertson-Justice and Leslie Phillips. Sir Ernest Pease (Robertson-Justice) is a self-important scientist who is sent undercover on a bombing mission to monitor the effectiveness of his latest invention, a ...
Plot: escape, disguise, scientist, diversion, british army, false identity, world war two, pow, crossword puzzle, nazi, military officer, german soldier
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, exciting
Plot: world war two, escape, villa, love and romance, escapades, anti heroes, troublemaker, disorder, palaces castles and temples, anti hero, war, hidden identity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: italy, london, tunisia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, realistic, offbeat
Plot: soldier, dentist, adventurer, goofy hero, military, heroic mission, military life, officers and cadets, battles, danger, army investigation, escapades ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.9
 13K
The Hill (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a tower of sand seared by a ...
Style: tense, bleak, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, prison, desert, military, punishment, soldier, racism, military prison, torture, sadism, heat, cruelty ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: africa, libya, north africa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%