Movies like The Pentagon Wars

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The Pentagon Wars (1998)
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The Pentagon Wars
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, government agency, army investigation, war, anti war, political corruption, fighting the system, military, dishonesty, u.s. army, tank, army, soldier, rebellion, state affairs, goofy hero, military life, workplace intrigue, danger, deadly, heroes, media, undercover, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
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Blackadder Goes Forth
Comedy, War
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 8.8
How I Unleashed World War II
Comedy, War
Poland
224 min.
 8.1
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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, war, military life, disorder, heroes and culture clash mostly in Comedy, War and Drama genres. Some movies like The Pentagon Wars: Best Defense (1984), Guy X (2005), Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968), MASH (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Best Defense
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, biting, realistic, awful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, fighting the system, kgb, secret agents, soldier, war, parody, family, witnessing a crime, mentor, army investigation, espionage ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: middle east
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Guy X
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: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, biting, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, rock, uncover truth, military base, military life, mistaken identity, dishonesty, military, disorder, anti war, state affairs, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: denmark, europe
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Oh! What a Lovely War
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, soldier, siblings relations, military life, wartime life, state affairs, family relations, infantrymen, superior officer, army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, france
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System:   59%
    User:   49%
 
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The Secret War of Harry Frigg
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, exciting
Plot: soldier, prison, palaces castles and temples, adventure, daring rescue, danger, war, military, anti heroes, hidden identity, captivity, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: italy, tunisia
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    User:   61%
 
 7.6
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MASH
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: talky, humorous, clever, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: military, war, camp, anti war, buddies, wartime, vietnam war, irreverent, culture clash, dialogue, insanity, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: vietnam, korea
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In the Army Now
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, funny, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, gulf war, adventure, military, war, stupidity, friendship, anti heroes, buddies, officers and cadets, anti war, camp ...
Place: middle east, iraq
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What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?
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, feel good, realistic, humorous
Plot: officers and cadets, anti war, war, village, culture clash, military life, village life, wartime life, soldier, military, buddies, unlikely partners ...
Time: year 1943
Place: europe, sicily, italy, sicily italy
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    User:   49%
 
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Stripes
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, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, military, basic training, nudity (topless - notable), chase, drinking, military life, mentor, runaway, camp, vengeance, foul language ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, milan italy, italy, kentucky, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   65%
 
The Men Who Stare at Goats
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, not serious, absurd ...
Plot: gulf war, military, journalism, war, desert, destiny, cold war, military base, iraq war, drugs/alcohol, military life, media ...
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   57%
 
Two Men Went to War
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, realistic, offbeat
Plot: anti heroes, war, goofy hero, soldier, heroic mission, military life, battles, escapades, heroes, military, adventurer, army investigation ...
Time: 40s
Place: england, europe, france, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   43%
 
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Kelly's Heroes
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, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, heist, german, violence, gunfight, wartime, soldier, gold, nazis, bank, treasure hunt, anti war ...
Place: europe, germany, france
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System:   46%
    User:   40%
 
A Man Called Sarge
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: military life, desert, war, battles, military, parody, goofy hero, soldier, escapades, heroes, disorder, love interest ...
Place: africa
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System:   45%
    User:   41%
 
The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!
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, semi serious, funny, realistic ...
Plot: submarine, cold war, russian, island, culture clash, friendship, heroic mission, comedy of errors, stranded, boat, nothing goes right, nuclear war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new england, russia, usa, england, california
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System:   42%
    User:   42%
 
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How I Unleashed World War II
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: comedy of errors, anti heroes, soldier, military life, war, wartime life, nothing goes right, military, heroes, disorder, coincidence, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa, europe, poland, england, italy
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All the Queen's Men
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: government agency, war, secret agents, espionage, factory, rescue, basic training, heroic mission, military life, heroes, military, undercover ...
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   34%
 
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The Deserters
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: Hungary, Poland
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set in military barracks in a small town during World War I. The soldiers herded in the barracks are 'politically suspect' mix of characters from all over of the Austro-Hungarian Empire: Czechs, Jews, and even Italians, but officers in ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, biting
Plot: military life, prison life, military base, wartime life, war, prison, military, small town, confined, soldier, army investigation, anti war ...
Place: europe, hungary, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
Which Way to the Front?
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: obsessive quest, fish out of water, war, escapades, military, disorder, anti heroes, goofy hero, soldier, heroic mission, heroes, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   48%
 
 8.0
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Tanner '88
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 353 min.
Story: In 1988, renegade filmmaker Robert Altman and Pulitzer Prize–winning Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau created a presidential candidate, ran him alongside the other hopefuls during the primary season, and presented their media campaign as a ...
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: politics, head of state, idealism, political corruption, campaign, fighting the system, americana, media, society, state affairs, journalism, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   33%
 
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On the Double
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: d day, head of state, hidden identity, war, soldier, airplane, espionage, military life, dishonesty, sergeant, military, undercover ...
Place: england, europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   45%
 
 7.6
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The Heifer
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: soldier, village, war, nothing goes right, military, disorder, village life, fascism, animal life, anarchism, society, bull ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   33%
 
 8.0
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No Man's Land
Genre: 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: dark humor, clever, realistic, bleak, cynical ...
Plot: war, politics, survival, culture clash, civil war, tragedy, violence, death, soldier, ethnic conflict, storytelling, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, bosnia herzegovina ...
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System:   38%
    User:   33%
 
Privates on Parade
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: soldier, jungle, officers and cadets, war, anti war, basic training, coming out, gender bending, military, heroic mission, military life, battles ...
Place: asia, singapore, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   39%
 
The Roses of the Desert
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: soldier, desert, military, friendship, war, escapades, society, state affairs, friends, gay slur, doctor, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: africa, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
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Private Benjamin
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, funny, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female soldier, transformation, fish out of water, soldier, basic training, military, military base, farce, women, officers and cadets, stereotypes, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
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HealtH
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: HealtH is set at a health food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president.
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: media satire, campaign, hotel, fighting the system, politics, americana, media, state affairs, sexual relations, political corruption, cooking and food, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, tennessee
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System:   37%
    User:   43%
 
 7.1
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Wag the Dog
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.
Style: clever, talky, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: politics, gulf war, war, journalism, political corruption, president, conspiracy, corruption, dog, hollywood, political, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: albania, usa, latin america, iraq, washington d.c. ...
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System:   36%
    User:   40%
 
A Captain's Honor
Genre: War
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: righting the wronged, courtroom, military, state affairs, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, couple relations, false accusation, military life, wartime life, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, year 1957
Place: france, algeria
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System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
 7.2
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Catch-22
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, biting, psychological ...
Plot: war, rebellion, insanity, violence, anti heroes, book, surrealism, anti war, wartime, adaptation, irreverent, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: mediterranean sea, sweden, italy, rome italy, new york
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System:   36%
    User:   30%
 

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Hogan's Heroes
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom that ran for 168 episodes from September 17, 1965, to July 4, 1971, on the CBS network. The show was set in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II. Bob Crane starred as Colonel Robert ...
Style: surreal, not serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, military, farce, soldier, espionage, war, prison, captivity, military life, prison life, wartime life, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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System:   36%
    User:   43%
 
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Down Periscope
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, not serious, realistic, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: submarine, farce, underdog, military, nothing goes right, chase, goofy hero, underwater, sarcasm, heroic mission, catastrophe, ocean or sea ...
Place: florida, usa, san francisco, russia
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