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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, suspense, biting
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, gulf war, cold war, u.s. army, military, undercover, military life, state affairs, infantrymen, workplace intrigue, government agency, army investigation, power relations, congress, government, tank, army, u.s. air force, war, heroes, anti war, rebellion, fighting the system, media ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s, 1990s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.

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Most similar movies to The Pentagon Wars

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and clever films with plots about military, soldier, military life, war, satire, anti war and dialogue mostly in Comedy, War and Drama genres. Some movies like The Pentagon Wars: Best Defense (1984), Private Benjamin (1980), In the Army Now (1994), Down Periscope (1996), 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: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, engineer, espionage, american soldier, undercover, military, heroic mission, fighting the system, heroes, save the day, secret agents, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, future
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, funny, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: female soldier, soldier, fish out of water, basic training, starting over, military base, boot camp, self discovery, military life, military, transformation, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: paris france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, intense, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, boot camp, desert, fish out of water, u.s. army, military, save the day, war, stoners, goofy hero, military life, against the odds ...
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 25K
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, not serious, humorous, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, nothing goes right, military, military life, goofy hero, navy, against the odds, rivalry, heroic mission, underdog, ocean ...
Place: florida, usa, russia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense, biting ...
Plot: mistaken identity, military life, military base, hapless soldier, disorder, uncover truth, military, dishonesty, dark humor, isolation, anti war, rock ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
33%
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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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boot camp, friendship, basic training, soldier, u.s. army, disorder, military life, military, sergeant, flirting, obstacle course, taxi driver ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: west germany, kentucky, milan italy, italy, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, basic training, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa, middle east, europe, egypt, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.
Style: suspense, cynical, humorous, biting, not serious ...
Plot: cold war, satire, nuclear, anti war, military, paranoia, bomb, president, weirdo, disaster, pilot, nuclear threat ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: russia, pentagon, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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No Man's Land (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Belgium, UK, Slovenia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but will they stick to it?
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sentimental, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: anti war, un, politics, survival, soldier, bomb, dishonesty, military, human nature, satire, tragic hero, intrigue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: serbia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: cynical, humorous, satirical, captivating, tense ...
Plot: world war one, anti war, satire, soldier, dark humor, military, family relations, state affairs, war, military life, siblings relations, wartime life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: radio, vietnam war, anti war, radio dj, war, military, rebellion, death, society, unfulfillment, fighting the system, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: world war two, desert, friendship, war, state affairs, military, muslim, society, soldier, escapades, friends, bedouin ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: africa, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pilot, vietnam war, heroes, military life, helicopter, society, idealism, battle zone, refugee camp, cia, airplane, destiny ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: laos, southeast asia, vietnam, los angeles, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 73K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
All the Queen's Men (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA, Austria, Germany
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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: man dressed as woman, undercover, espionage, secret agents, military life, heroic mission, rescue, government agency, against the rules, military, world war two, transvestism ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 3K
The Tour (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Year 1993, the bleakest time of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A group of actors from Belgrade, utterly unaware of what they're setting themselves up for, embark on a search for quick earnings - on a "tour" around the Serbian Krajina. ...
Style: semi serious, bleak, realistic, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: anti war, military, political unrest, war, actor's life, dark humor, disorder, adventure, state affairs, nationalism, on the road, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina, croatia, serbia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 50K
Kelly's Heroes (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA, Yugoslavia
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, suspense, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, world war two, gold, military, behind enemy lines, war, german, escapades, soldier, cons and scams, heroes, hippie ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 70s
Place: france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: realistic, semi serious, exciting, feel good, humorous
Plot: world war two, escape, countess, daring rescue, adventure, hidden identity, dishonesty, heroes, escapades, soldier, confined, military ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: italy, london, tunisia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, realistic, humorous, psychotronic
Plot: military, soldier, military life, air force, hotshot hero, buddies, hidden identity, war, gays and lesbians, heroes, filmmaking, battles ...
Time: 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, vietcong, pregnancy, military, soldier, insurgent, military life, political unrest, infidelity, anti war, couples, battles ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, witty, realistic, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: submarine, island, cold war, culture clash, hostage, espionage, satire, friendship, heroic mission, comedy of errors, fish out of water, nothing goes right ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, russia, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: semi serious, humorous
Plot: soldier, military, power relations, military life, parents and children, american soldier, u.s. army, parachute, barracks, army life, uniform, boots ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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: captivating, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: world war two, battles, pregnancy, holocaust, friendship, wartime life, fall in love, genocide, heroes, war, soldier, military ...
Time: year 1944
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.6
 2K
NVA (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of young recruits doing their compulsory military service in the East German army 'NVA' prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: military base, soldier, army, military life, rebelliousness, basic training, daydreamer, friends, boot camp, military, misfit, prank ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: german democratic republic, germany, europe, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 25K
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.4
 2K
Head Office (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this comic take on big-business wheelings and dealings, an ambitious senator's son (Judge Reinhold) moves up the corporate ladder through undeserved promotions. But against his better judgment, he falls for a woman (the chairman's ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, suspense ...
Plot: job promotion, workplace intrigue, boss and employee, power relations, workplace romance, cons and scams, workplace situations, workplace, dishonesty, rise to the top, satire, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Wipers Times (2013)
Genre: War
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Captain Fred Roberts discovered a printing press in the ruins of Ypres, Belgium in 1916, he decided to publish a satirical magazine called The Wipers Times - "Wipers" being army slang for Ypres. Full of gallows humour, The Wipers ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: world war one, military, human spirit, military life, hopes, soldier, life is a bitch, battles, war, superior officer, husband wife relationship, newspaper ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, year 1916, year 1917
Place: europe, flanders, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: realistic, semi serious
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, adventure, society, war, hopes, heroes, battles, military life, innocence lost, idealism ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, australia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.0
 463
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, sexy, feel good, light ...
Plot: basic training, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, power relations, gender, battle of the sexes, dishonesty, workplace, female protagonist, u.s. military, vengeance, racism ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%