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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: psychological, humorous, emotional, realistic, captivating, sentimental, touching, serious
Plot: military hospital, captain, doctors and patients, hospital, war, mentally unstable, doctor, psychiatrist, military life, shell shock, psychiatric ward, post traumatic stress disorder, american soldier, military, battles, soldier, wartime life, bittersweet, power relations, christmas, santa claus, psycho, desert, pilot, schizophrenic ...
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, wartime life, world war two and hospital mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres. Some movies like Captain Newman, M.D.: M*A*S*H (1972), Company K (2004), Two Men Went to War (2002), Kilometre Zero (2005), MASH (1970). 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, cynical, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Plot: military hospital, doctors and patients, surgery, friendship, military, military life, doctor, sergeant, captain, nurse, anti war, combat casualty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: korea
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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: captivating, serious, disturbing, psychological, epic ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, wartime life, prison life, haunted by the past, military life, battles, politics, state affairs, war, military, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
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87%
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: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, dentist, military, adventurer, goofy hero, military life, heroic mission, officers and cadets, army investigation, escapades, battles ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, france, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, captivating, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: military life, on the road, military, obsessive quest, society, escapades, genocide, oppression, travel, life & death, dark humor, taxi ...
Time: 80s
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, kurdistan, paris france
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76%
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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, nurse, camp, dark humor, conflict, sanity, doctors and patients, buddies, soldier, satire, american football ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951, 70s
Place: korea, vietnam, south korea
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74%
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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, tense, captivating, rough, realistic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, homecoming, military, military hospital, under the surface, disability, friendship, soldier, post traumatic stress disorder, anti war, society, paralysis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, biting, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, satire, anti war, military hospital, soldier, military, bomber, island, war, rebellion, military life, misfit ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, 70s
Place: sardinia, alexandria egypt, italy, rome italy, new york ...
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China Beach (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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, realistic, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: vietnam war, military, military hospital, doctor, life is a bitch, superior officer, power relations, wartime life, military life, military base, doctors and patients, female protagonist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
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61%
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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, rough, bleak
Plot: world war two, battles, soldier, anti war, island, marines, tough heroes, heroes, military, war, escapades, military life ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 208 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, soldier, betrayal, haunted by the past, military life, love and romance, life is a bitch, world war two, war, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty
Plot: military, bittersweet, world war two, power relations, battles, heroes, war, performer's life, soldier, gender, gays and lesbians, basic training ...
Place: singapore, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, homoerotic ...
Plot: world war two, military life, military, ocean, officers and cadets, ship, rebelliousness, power relations, escapades, war, heroes, save the day ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, humorous, serious ...
Plot: world war two, farm, soldier, cross dressing, transvestism, gender bending, wartime life, fall in love, military, war, on the run, romance ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: psychiatrist, suicide, therapist, haunted by the past, widower, hollywood, power relations, doctors and patients, artists and showbiz, introspection, human nature, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.2
 866
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, captivating, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, soldier, survival, military life, society, war, daring rescue, heroic mission, battle zone, infantrymen, rescue mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 23K
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, serious, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, obsession, mental illness, mental institution, bird, soldier, disfigurement, military hospital, war, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, philadelphia, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: castle, battles, military, world war two, fall in love, heroic mission, soldier, village, survival, sexual dysfunction, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 10th century, 1940s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: hospital, chase, spanish civil war, snitch, whistleblower, bait, battles, republican, revolution, haunted by the past, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: battles, soldier, military, friendship, world war two, war, wartime life, military life, behind enemy lines, introspection, anti war, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: middle east, egypt, africa, alexandria egypt, libya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, light, exciting, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: world war two, wine, rise to the top, holocaust, small town, fighting the system, military, war, escapades, anti semitism, mayor, italian fascism ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, doctor, surgery, coldhearted, doctors and patients, redemption, intern, family relations, power relations, couples, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, military life, battles, military, haunted by the past, hopes, war, soldier, idealism, political unrest, mercenary, death of protagonist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 14K
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: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: war, military, self discovery, soldier, military life, patriotism, marines, iraq war, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004
Place: iraq, wyoming, usa, baghdad iraq, minneapolis minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: serious, captivating, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: world war two, murder, soldier, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, courtroom drama, law enforcement, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, military, mentally unstable ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ 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, realistic, emotional, uplifting
Plot: world war one, military, heroic mission, military life, human spirit, campaign, soldier, heroes, state affairs, battle zone, wartime life, against the odds ...
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51%
Fires on the Plain (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: war, survival, military life, confined, isolation, escapades, japanese soldier, rivalry, graphic violence, world war two, life is a bitch, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: serious, realistic, psychological, disturbing
Plot: world war two, love and romance, soldier, military, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, war, couples, obsession, wartime life, forbidden love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Officers' Ward (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The first days of WWI. Adrien, a young and handsome lieutenant, is wounded by a piece of shrapnel. He will spend the entire wartime at the Val-de-Grâce Hospital, in Paris. Five long years, and his life will change forever...
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: anti war, military, world war one, soldier, hopes, starting over, life turned upside down, human spirit, wartime life, war, hospital, religion ...
Time: post world war one, year 1914, 1910s, year 1918
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Hippocrates (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Benjamin is meant to be a great doctor, he’s certain of it. But his first experience as a junior doctor in the hospital ward where his father works doesn’t turn out the way he hoped it would. Responsibility is overwhelming, his father is all but ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: hospital, doctor patient relationship, workplace, doctors and patients, nothing goes right, workplace situations, medicine, doctor, fear of death, father son relationship, parents and children, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Green Berets (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military life, green beret, jungle, soldier, war, anti war, culture clash, politics, battlefield, journalism, military ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%