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Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)
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Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 1944, Capt. Josiah J. Newman is the doctor in charge of Ward 7, the neuropsychiatric ward, at an Army Air Corps hospital in Arizona. The hospital is under-resourced and Newman scrounges what he needs with the help of his inventive staff, especially Cpl. Jake Leibowitz. The military in general is only just coming to accept psychiatric disorders as legitimate and Newman generally has 6 weeks to cure them or send them on to another facility. There are many patients in the ward and his latest include Colonel Norville Bliss who has dissociated from his past; Capt. Paul Winston who is nearly catatonic after spending 13 months hiding in a cellar behind enemy lines; and 20 year-old Cpl. Jim Tompkins who is severely traumatized after his aircraft was shot down. Others come and go, including Italian prisoners of war, but Newman and team all realize that their success means the men will return to their units.
Style: humorous, psychological, emotional, realistic, captivating, sentimental, touching, serious
Plot: military hospital, captain, doctors and patients, hospital, war, mentally unstable, doctor, psychiatrist, military life, american soldier, psychiatric ward, shell shock, post traumatic stress disorder, world war two, military, soldier, battles, wartime life, power relations, bittersweet, christmas, psycho, santa claus, desert, pilot ...
Place: arizona, yuma arizona

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Most similar movies to Captain Newman, M.D.

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about military, war, soldier, military life, world war two, heroes and wartime life mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like Captain Newman, M.D.: M*A*S*H (1972), Company K (2004), MASH (1970), Two Men Went to War (2002), Kilometre Zero (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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M*A*S*H (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. With little help from the circumstances they find themselves in, they are forced to make their own fun. Fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, clever, cynical, witty ...
Plot: military hospital, doctors and patients, friendship, surgery, military, military life, doctor, sergeant, u.s. army, anti war, nurse, captain ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: korea
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95%
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 276
Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: serious, psychological, epic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, military, soldier, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics, gory, battles, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.5
 68K
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, soldier, buddies, doctors and patients, sanity, conflict, satire ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, 70s
Place: korea, vietnam, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, military, goofy hero, adventurer, heroic mission, military life, officers and cadets, battles, army investigation, escapades, danger ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, england, english channel
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76%
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Kilometre Zero (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Iraq, Finland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set during the Iraq-Iran war in the 80s, the film tells of a tragicomic road trip set in Iraq's Kurdistan.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: military, military life, on the road, obsessive quest, society, escapades, oppression, genocide, travel, life & death, bittersweet, soldier ...
Time: 80s
Place: iraq, iran, middle east, kurdistan, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Happy New Year (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A war-torn marine returns home to face his fiercest battle yet - the one against himself.
Style: psychological, captivating, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, military, homecoming, disability, under the surface, military hospital, friendship, soldier, post traumatic stress disorder, anti war, society, paralysis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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69%
 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, soldier, military, military hospital, island, war, rebellion, bomber, fighting the system, anti hero ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, mediterranean sea, sweden, new york ...
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65%
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 1K
Beach Red (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: American troops storm ashore on a Japanese-held island and push inland while their enemies plan a counterattack in this look at warfare. Soldiers on both sides are haunted by memories of home and the horrifying, sickening images they find in combat.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: world war two, anti war, island, soldier, battles, war, landing, gory, marines, tough heroes, wartime life, officers and cadets ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, betrayal, haunted by the past, soldier, love and romance, military life, life is a bitch, world war two, basic training, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 8.2
 3K
China Beach (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dateline: November 1967. Within klicks of Danang, Vietnam, sits a U.S. Army base, bar and hospital on China Beach filled with wounded soldiers and one very lovely but damaged Army Nurse Colleen McMurphy. Many heroes, dead and alive, try to make ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, contemplative
Plot: vietnam war, military, military hospital, doctor, life is a bitch, military life, superior officer, power relations, wartime life, doctors and patients, military base, u.s. army ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, battles, world war two, bittersweet, anti war, coming out, heroic mission, power relations, gender, heroes, soldier, war ...
Place: singapore, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Plot: world war two, military, battles, castle, heroic mission, survival, fall in love, village, soldier, sexual dysfunction, palaces castles and temples, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Ensign Pulver (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 1945, on an old cargo ship somewhere deep in the Pacific ocean: Captain Morton strives to become commander, so he demands the maximum quality of work from his crew, without granting them any freedom or favors - ignoring that they're thousand of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, humorous, witty ...
Plot: world war two, military life, military, ship, rebelliousness, power relations, ocean or sea, war, escapades, heroes, save the day, officers and cadets ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Triple Echo (1972)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A WW2 deserter holes up on a farm with disastrous results. Overlooked gem with Glenda Jackson in one of her best roles and Oliver Reed playing a part he was made for.
Style: touching, sentimental, offbeat, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, farm, cross dressing, deserter, on the run, love and romance, war, romance, military, transvestism, bittersweet ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: During World War II, Italian villagers hide their wine from the German army.
Style: humorous, captivating, exciting, light, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, rise to the top, small town, military, fighting the system, anti semitism, war, escapades, mayor, wine, italian fascism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 778
Only the Brave (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, military, soldier, world war two, military life, survival, society, daring rescue, war, danger, battle zone, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, usa, italy, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Haunted Airman (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 68 min.
Story: An injured RAF pilot, confined to a wheelchair is committed to an eerie hospital where he starts to loose his mind.
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: paraplegic, world war two, doctors and patients, military, war, disability, power relations, heroes, danger, battles, isolation, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the ...
Style: serious, bleak, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, friendship, military, war, danger, military life, wartime life, behind enemy lines, battle, introspection ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: middle east, egypt, africa, cairo egypt, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 18K
Shrink (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: suicide, therapist, haunted by the past, psychiatrist, widower, hollywood, power relations, doctors and patients, introspection, artists and showbiz, drugs/alcohol, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, military life, battles, military, haunted by the past, soldier, war, hopes, political unrest, idealism, death of protagonist, mercenary ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Winston Affair (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a remote jungle outpost in the Far Eastern theater of World War II, a hotheaded American soldier murders an allied British sergeant in cold blood. Stalwart American Lt. Colonel Barney Adams (Mitchum) is dispatched to defend him in the ensuing ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, murder, crime, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, soldier, courtroom drama, military, mentally unstable, crimes, rebellion, law enforcement ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Behold a Pale Horse (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Manuel Artiguez, a famous bandit during the Spanish civil war, has lived in French exile for 20 years. When his mother is dying he considers visiting her secretly in his Spanish home town. But his biggest enemy, the Spanish police officer Vinolas, ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: chase, hospital, spanish civil war, hidden identity, chases and races, society, military, rivalry, on the run, state affairs, war, heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: spain, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, medical school, surgery, doctor, coldhearted, doctors and patients, redemption, profanity, bittersweet, terminal illness, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II ...
Style: epic, rough, captivating, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: war, sergeant, invasion, battles, world war two, military life, battle, anti war, infantry, soldier, commander, jungle ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, soldier, nazi, fighting the system, nun, uninhibited rivalry, human spirit, military, clergy, survival, politics, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: vatican, europe, rome italy, italy, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, captivating, epic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, military, war, army, battles, sniper, courage, heroic mission, warrior, rescue, d day, self sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 22K
Birdy (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, obsession, mental institution, mental illness, bird, disfigurement, soldier, war, coming of age, military, rehabilitation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, atlantic city new jersey, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
All the King's Men (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Feature-length drama about the mystery of Sandringham Company, which disappeared in action at Gallipoli in 1915. Commanded by Captain Frank Beck, their estate manager, the men advanced into battle, were enveloped in a strange mist and never seen ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, realistic
Plot: world war one, military, heroic mission, human spirit, military life, battle zone, against the odds, wartime life, campaign, soldier, state affairs, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.4
 13K
Taking Chance (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, a volunteer military escort accompanies the body of Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps to his hometown in Wyoming.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: war, military, soldier, self discovery, military life, patriotism, marines, iraq war, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004
Place: iraq, wyoming, usa, baghdad iraq, minneapolis minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
An Indecent Obsession (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sister Honour Langtree (Wendy Hughes), is in charge of a military hospital for psychiatric patients. She however transgresses boundaries by developing a sexual attraction for a new patient.
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, wartime life, obsession, doctors and patients, mental institution, dangerous attraction, unfulfilled love, mental illness, forbidden love, couples, war, mentally unstable ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%