Movies like The Pentagon Wars

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The Pentagon Wars (1998)
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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, realistic, disturbing, semi serious, clever, biting
Plot: vietnam war, gulf war, soldier, u.s. army, military, danger, military life, state affairs, undercover, workplace intrigue, infantrymen, deadly, government agency, army investigation, power relations, u.s. air force, cold war, congress, government, army, tank, war, heroes, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, 80s, 1990s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.

Most similar movies to The Pentagon Wars

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films with plots about military, military life, soldier, war, heroes, disorder and anti war mostly in Comedy, War and Drama genres. Some movies like The Pentagon Wars: Best Defense (1984), Guy X (2005), Stripes (1981), In the Army Now (1994), Oh! What a Lovely War (1969). 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: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, tense, biting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, engineer, espionage, undercover, danger, military, fighting the system, army investigation, secret agents, heroic mission, save the day, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: biting, realistic, semi serious, humorous, dark humor ...
Plot: rock, power relations, hapless soldier, anti war, uncover truth, military base, mistaken identity, military life, dishonesty, military hospital, disorder, military ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 60K
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 ...
Plot: friendship, basic training, boot camp, soldier, u.s. army, disorder, military life, military, taxi driver, sergeant, flirting, obstacle course ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: czechoslovakia, west germany, italy, milan italy, kentucky ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, war, desert, u.s. army, fish out of water, boot camp, military, save the day, stoners, against the odds, military life, goofy hero ...
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic, biting ...
Plot: anti war, soldier, state affairs, war, military life, superior officer, infantrymen, family relations, military, siblings relations, wartime life, british empire ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: humorous, clever, offbeat, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: hippie, new age, military, gulf war, journalism, war, soldier, top secret, disorder, mad, military life, escapades ...
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Plot: soldier, village, wartime life, officers and cadets, war, unlikely partners, village life, against the odds, military life, culture clash, military, social relations ...
Time: year 1943
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 26K
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, semi serious, humorous, clever, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, heroes, cia, military life, pilot, society, idealism, battle zone, refugee camp, helicopter, destiny, justice ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, exciting, feel good
Plot: heroes, anti heroes, confined, fall in love, escapades, daring rescue, war, love and romance, adventure, disorder, dishonesty, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: italy, tunisia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, military life, soldier, down on your luck, cons and scams, war, officers and cadets, heroes, wartime life, buddies, basic training, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: dentist, soldier, officers and cadets, goofy hero, heroes, anti heroes, wartime life, war, military, power relations, battles, nobody believes ...
Time: 40s
Place: europe, france, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: basic training, soldier, fish out of water, starting over, boot camp, self discovery, female soldier, military, transformation, misfit, gender, military base ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 42K
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, entertaining, light, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gold, heist, military, behind enemy lines, war, german, escapades, soldier, danger, cons and scams, world war two, hippie ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
All the Queen's Men (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Germany, Austria, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A mismatched team of British Special Services agents led by an American must infiltrate, in disguise, a female-run Enigma factory in Berlin and bring back the decoding device that will end the war.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: espionage, government agency, gender bending, military life, dishonesty, basic training, danger, undercover, rescue, cabaret, soldier, military ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, biting, offbeat
Plot: parody, military life, soldier, military, desert, goofy hero, heroes, war, escapades, disorder, battles, nazi officer ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 64K
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, dark humor, talky, witty, captivating ...
Plot: military, anti war, cheating, nurse, camp, soldier, conflict, buddies, sanity, doctors and patients, suicidal, golf ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: korea, vietnam, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: military, obsessive quest, war, disorder, fish out of water, misfit, soldier, escapades, heroes, anti heroes, heroic mission, goofy hero ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 570
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: realistic, exciting, semi serious, humorous
Plot: sergeant, battles, head of state, military life, disorder, dishonesty, airplane, military, soldier, friendship, hidden identity, kidnapping ...
Place: germany, england, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: vietnam war, radio, radio dj, anti war, radio show, war, military, rebellion, rock, rebelliousness, impossible love, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 20K
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: humorous, witty, not serious, light, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: submarine, goofy hero, u.s. navy, military, military life, underwater, ocean or sea, against the odds, nothing goes right, heroic mission, underdog, disorder ...
Place: florida, usa, russia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Your Mother Wears Combat Boots (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An overprotective single mother tries to stop her son joining the parachute unit by sending him to the college, fearful that he may end up his life like his father did. He secretly leaves the college and joins the army, but the mother finds out and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: military, soldier, military life, parents and children, power relations, u.s. army, uniform, helmet, american soldier, barracks, boots, army life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: military, comedy of errors, polish, hapless soldier, military life, disorder, heroes, war, anti heroes, wartime life, nothing goes right, soldier ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa, poland, europe, england, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 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, gambling, cons and scams, against the rules, military base, dishonesty, disorder, military life, rivalry, gulf war, u.s. army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
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: offbeat, witty, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: military, military life, ship, heroes, war, officers and cadets, escapades, save the day, rebelliousness, power relations, ocean or sea, cargo ship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, prison life, political unrest, military life, espionage, danger, isolation, revolution, tough heroes, battles, anti war, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic
Plot: military, heroes, anti war, gender, power relations, battles, coming out, jungle, basic training, gender bending, military life, soldier ...
Place: singapore, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, realistic
Plot: disorder, military life, misfit, undercover, military base, social relations, farce, small town, soldier, military, espionage, goofy hero ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.3
 341
Basic Training (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Melinda comes to Washington DC to visit her friend Debbie, and to find a job in government, where she hopes to do her part to make it better. She gets a lower echelon administrative position at the Pentagon, and finds things pretty slack. Her boss ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, realistic ...
Plot: basic training, obnoxious boss, power relations, boss and employee, workplace, gender, battle of the sexes, dishonesty, female protagonist, u.s. military, couples, military life ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, pentagon, washington d.c., virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The 317th Platoon (1965)
Genre: War
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Vietnam, 1954, a French platoon isolated behind enemy lines tries to come back. It is led by the inexperienced, idealistic sous-lieutenant Torrens, and by adjutant Willsdorf, a WWII veteran of the Werhmacht.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, captivating, realistic, rough ...
Plot: soldier, jungle, military, anti war, rebellion, solitude, chaos, state affairs, battles, danger, survival, military life ...
Time: year 1954, 1950s
Place: vietnam, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: realistic, captivating, humorous, semi serious
Plot: against humanity, war, fall in love, wartime life, anti heroes, battles, pregnancy, heroes, holocaust, military, espionage, genocide ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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