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The Pentagon Wars (1998)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: From the director of “Made In America” and “The Money Pit” comes a hilarious look at one of the most expensive blunders in military history. Over 17 years and almost as many billion dollars have gone into devising the BFV (Bradley Fighting Vehicle). There's only one problem. . . it doesn't work.
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, disturbing, biting
Plot: gulf war, vietnam war, u.s. army, tank, army, military, soldier, congress, cold war, government agency, army investigation, war, anti war, political corruption, fighting the system, dishonesty, rebellion, state affairs, goofy hero, military life, workplace intrigue, danger, deadly, heroes, media ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and clever films with plots about military, soldier, war, military life, disorder, heroes and dialogue mostly in War, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Pentagon Wars: Best Defense (1984), In the Army Now (1994), The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009), Stripes (1981), Guy X (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, biting, awful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, engineer, military, fighting the system, secret agents, army, armor, war, soldier, witnessing a crime, army investigation, espionage ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, realistic, witty, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, war, officers and cadets, desert, gulf war, stoners, u.s. army, military, fish out of water, boot camp, adventure, anti heroes ...
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: clever, humorous, offbeat, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: paranormal activity, new age, gulf war, journalism, military, hippie, war, military base, drugs/alcohol, military life, vietnam veteran, drug use ...
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.9
 56K
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, realistic, funny ...
Plot: friendship, basic training, u.s. army, soldier, boot camp, taxi driver, sergeant, date, military life, power relations, disorder, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: kentucky, italy, milan italy, czechoslovakia, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 5.1
 2K
Guy X (2005)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Canada, Iceland, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A black comedy set in 1979, about a soldier mistakenly posted to an Arctic military base.
Style: humorous, semi serious, biting, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: rock, soldier, uncover truth, military base, military life, mistaken identity, dishonesty, military, disorder, anti war, state affairs, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.6
 61K
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: clever, talky, humorous, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: military, anti war, war, nurse, golf, cheating, suicidal, buddies, doctor, military life, gory, camp ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: korea, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, radio, anti war, war, military, radio dj, oldies, rebelliousness, verbal byplay, rebellion, rock, u.s. air force ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, exciting
Plot: soldier, prison, adventure, palaces castles and temples, daring rescue, danger, war, military, anti heroes, hidden identity, captivity, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: italy, tunisia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A by-the-book Captain is ordered to capture a strategic village in Italy. The Italian soldiers are willing to surrender, if they can have a festival first. The lieutenant convinces the Captain this is the only way. Because of aerial reconnaissance, ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: village, soldier, officers and cadets, anti war, war, culture clash, military life, village life, wartime life, military, buddies, unlikely partners ...
Time: year 1943
Place: italy, europe, sicily, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Odd Angry Shot (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of Australian SAS regiment soldiers are deployed to Vietnam around 1967/8 and encounter the realities of war, from the numbing boredom of camp life and long range patrols, raids and ambushes where nothing happens, to the the terror of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, idealism, war, adventure, anti war, military life, battles, military, innocence lost, homecoming, heroes ...
Place: australia, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: biting, semi serious, clever, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: anti war, war, military, british empire, soldier, siblings relations, military life, wartime life, state affairs, family relations, infantrymen, superior officer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fish out of water, soldier, basic training, military, transformation, starting over, female soldier, boot camp, self discovery, military base, determination, officers and cadets ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, War, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, anti war, cemetery, military life, war, vietnam veteran, wartime life, life is a bitch, wedding, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.7
 40K
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: clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gold, heist, gold bar, tank, colonel, lieutenant, bank, war, hippie, behind enemy lines, robbery, soldier ...
Place: europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 19K
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: clever, surreal, humorous, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: bomber, anti war, island, military, war, military hospital, anti heroes, rebellion, military life, fighting the system, danger, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: new york, rome italy, italy, mediterranean sea, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic, biting
Plot: parody, military life, desert, battles, war, military, goofy hero, soldier, escapades, heroes, disorder, american soldier ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Bright Shining Lie (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Something in his past keeps career Army man John Paul Vann from advancing past colonel. He views being sent to Vietnam as part of the US military advisory force a stepping stone to promotion. However, he disagrees vocally (and on the record) with ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, vietcong, military, pregnancy, war, journalism, anti war, military life, political unrest, battles, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 19K
Down Periscope (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bumbling Navy lieutenant Tom Dodge has been given one last chance to clean up his record. But Admiral Graham, his nemesis, assigns Dodge to the Stingray, a submarine that can barely keep afloat. To add insult to injury, the Stingray is to be the ...
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: submarine, goofy hero, military, underwater, military life, nothing goes right, ocean or sea, heroes, rivalry, against the odds, soldier, u.s. navy ...
Place: florida, usa, san francisco, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 5.7
 20K
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, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: military, soldier, against the rules, military base, cons and scams, u.s. army, gulf war, military life, gambling, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, humorous, realistic, exciting
Plot: military, obsessive quest, fish out of water, war, escapades, disorder, anti heroes, goofy hero, soldier, heroic mission, heroes, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two Air Force friends have fun during their enlistment.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: military, soldier, military life, buddies, hotshot hero, air force, war, officers and cadets, basic training, battles, power relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 13K
The Lucky Ones (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story revolves around three soldiers — Colee, T.K. and Cheaver — who return from the Iraq War after suffering injuries and learn that life has moved on without them. They end up on an unexpected road trip across the U.S.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: soldier, friendship, on the road, road trip, military, gulf war, homecoming, war, americana, hopes, society, wartime life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.6
 1K
The Heifer (1985)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A platoon of mismatched republican soldiers cross the front-line to steal the bull that the enemy is going to fight on the saint patron date of the village. In addition to ruining the nationals' celebration they want the animal in order to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, anarchism, fascism, village, nothing goes right, war, platoon, bull, military, disorder, village life, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, war, prison, rebelliousness, anti war, captivity, military life, political unrest, prison life, wartime life, battles ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
How I Unleashed World War II (1970)
Genre: 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, semi serious, realistic
Plot: military, comedy of errors, anti heroes, soldier, mistaken identity, coincidence, military life, war, wartime life, nothing goes right, heroes, disorder ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa, europe, poland, italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: anti heroes, soldier, war, friendship, genocide, holocaust, wartime life, military, espionage, pregnancy, battles, fall in love ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, realistic, offbeat
Plot: soldier, dentist, anti heroes, goofy hero, war, heroic mission, military life, battles, escapades, heroes, military, adventurer ...
Time: 40s
Place: england, europe, france, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Courage Under Fire (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A US Army officer had made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up and he was reassigned to a desk job. Later he was tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's worthiness to be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously. At ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, emotional, rough ...
Plot: gulf war, military, soldier, tank, u.s. army, war, military life, boot camp, helicopter, army investigation, redemption, dead soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, semi serious, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: cold war, submarine, island, culture clash, russian, heroic mission, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, fish out of water, friendship, heroes, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new england, usa, russia, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 529
On the Double (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: American GI Ernie Williams, admittedly weak-kneed, has an uncanny resemblance to British Colonel MacKenzie. Williams, also a master of imitation and disguise, is asked to impersonate the Colonel, ostensibly to allow the Colonel to make a secret trip ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting
Plot: sergeant, d day, head of state, hidden identity, war, soldier, airplane, espionage, military life, dishonesty, military, undercover ...
Place: england, europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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