Movies like Private Benjamin

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Private Benjamin (1980)
 6.2
 23K
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, realistic, feminist film, cult film, romantic, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: soldier, fish out of water, basic training, starting over, boot camp, military base, female soldier, self discovery, military life, military, transformation, misfit, gender, determination, change, empowerment, officers and cadets, wedding, swamp, nato, husband wife relationship, farce, women, stereotypes, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, usa

Most similar movies to Private Benjamin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, feel good and semi serious films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, military, disorder, farce, life philosophy and brutality mostly in Comedy, War and Drama genres. Some movies like Private Benjamin: The First Wives Club (1996), Stripes (1981), In the Army Now (1994), Protocol (1984), NVA (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When fluffy, bubble gum movie star Megan Valentine suddenly finds herself broke and humiliated in the public eye, she wanders from the wreckage of a car accident and witlessly enlists in the U.S. Army hoping in vain that it will change her life.
Style: feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: basic training, life turned upside down, fish out of water, friends, loss of fortune, military life, military, lifestyle, fall in love, power relations, boot camp, u.s. army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The First Wives Club (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success, three mid-life Manhattanites have been dumped for a newer, curvier model. But the trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: divorce, battle of the sexes, rivalry, best friends, revenge, yuppie, reunited friends, female protagonist, teamwork, divorced woman, vengeance, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, year 1969, 60s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 64K
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: u.s. army, boot camp, friendship, soldier, basic training, military life, disorder, military, sergeant, taxi driver, obstacle course, flirting ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: west germany, milan italy, italy, kentucky, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, u.s. army, boot camp, war, desert, fish out of water, military, save the day, stoners, military life, against the odds, goofy hero ...
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 4K
Protocol (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sweet, unsophisticated Sunny is working as a cocktail waitress. She saves a visiting dignitary and as a reward she gets a top-office job in the Washington beehive. She has to fight against a devious protocol officer but with her charms, she saves ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, political comedy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: politics, fish out of water, assassination attempt, strong female presence, power relations, disorder, political intrigue, media satire, teaching the ways of the world, culture clash, social differences, looking for love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Private Benjamin (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Private Benjamin is an American sitcom based on the movie of the same name. The show aired on CBS from April 6, 1981, to January 10, 1983. Eileen Brennan, who reprised her role from the film, won an Emmy and Golden Globe Award for her work on the ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, feel good, not serious
Plot: military life, military, strong female presence, nato, boot camp, superior officer, soldier, silly humor, military base, fish out of water, comedy of errors, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: military base, soldier, army, military life, rebelliousness, military, misfit, friends, boot camp, daydreamer, basic training, prank ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: german democratic republic, germany, europe, east germany, gdr
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.8
 5K
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, engineer, espionage, danger, undercover, military, heroic mission, army investigation, save the day, secret agents, fighting the system, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
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 ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, disturbing, humorous, clever ...
Plot: u.s. army, gulf war, vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, undercover, danger, state affairs, workplace intrigue, infantrymen, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s, 1990s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: mistaken identity, military life, disorder, hapless soldier, dishonesty, military, uncover truth, military base, isolation, rock, anti war, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 21K
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, light, exciting, captivating, witty ...
Plot: military base, military, soldier, gambling, disorder, rivalry, cons and scams, revenge, camp, military life, silly humor, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, greenland, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 14K
Baby Boom (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: babies and infants, starting over, adoption, career woman, single parent, baby, romance, family relations, fish out of water, love affair, unlikely couple, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Lost in America (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling ...
Style: road movie, humorous, witty, talky, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: satire, yuppie, on the road, fired from the job, couples, self discovery, americana, fish out of water, nothing goes right, promotion, disorder, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, new york, arizona, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Walk Like a Man (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As a baby, Bobo gets separated from his family during a camping trip. After being raised by wild dogs for twenty years, Bobo is discovered by animal researcher Penny, who brings him back to his family and attempts to teach Bobo how to readjust to ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, fish out of water, getting home, misfit, animal life, self discovery, family life, dog, adventure, stupidity, silly humor, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 72K
G.I. Jane (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: strong female character, female soldier, soldier, fighting the system, strong female lead, basic training, military, army, navy, sexism, military base, feminism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Renaissance Man (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Danny DeVito plays an advertising man who is slowly sliding downhill. When he is fired from his job in Detroit, he signs up for unemployment. One day they find him a job; Teaching thinking skills to Army recruits. He arrives on base to find that ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, unemployment, soldier, self discovery, underdog, military, instructor, misfit, hopes, military life, unlikely friendships, honest ...
Time: 90s
Place: detroit, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Military Academy (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The movie deals with a guy who gets to join the German Bundeswehr involuntarily because a colleague loses his denial papers in order to get the chance to get down on his girlfriend. When entering the Bundeswehr he acts like a giant idiot and of ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: military life, military, life turned upside down, misfit, soldier, disorder, hapless soldier, boot camp, basic training, adolescence vs adulthood, military base, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, not serious, absurd, clever, light ...
Plot: war, military base, military, escapades, danger, top secret, satire, desert, secret past, hippie, adaptation, new age ...
Time: year 1983, year 1973, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 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, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: world war two, disorder, misfit, farce, goofy hero, soldier, espionage, military, social relations, military life, friendship, danger ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.3
 357
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, sexy ...
Plot: obnoxious boss, basic training, boss and employee, power relations, gender, workplace, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, u.s. military, female protagonist, manipulation, best friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Out-of-Towners (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, light, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: job seeking, nothing goes right, family problems, disorder, midlife crisis, renewed love, fish out of water, heist, sex addict, couples, adventure, happy ending ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, ohio, boston, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
California Dreamin' (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Romania
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Romanian director Cristian Nemescu's comedy California Dreamin' (aka Nesfarsit, 2007) unfolds against the backdrop of the Kosovo War, circa 1999. A NATO train rolls through a Romanian hamlet, transporting a plethora of weapons across the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, contemplative
Plot: ego clash, military, culture clash, military life, disorder, hypocrisy, ambition, nothing goes right, soldier, society, hopes, mayor ...
Time: 90s
Place: kosovo, europe, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Banger Sisters (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late '60s, the self-proclaimed belles of the rock 'n' roll ball, rocked the worlds of every music legend whose pants they could take off -- and they have the pictures to prove it. But it's been more than two decades since ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, odd couple, midlife crisis, rock star, family, self discovery, artists and showbiz, family relations, past, parents and children, secret past, class differences ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
Strangers with Candy (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.
Style: humorous, semi serious, absurd, satirical, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prostitute, starting over, fish out of water, sexual relations, high school life, addiction, teachers and students, high school, parody, female protagonist, coma, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.2
 9K
Phat Girlz (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two plus-sized ladies meet the men of their dreams in the most unexpected of ways.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: fashion, friendship, follow your dream, looking for love, self discovery, fall in love, lifestyle, introspection, african american, female protagonist, depression, women ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, africa, nigeria, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, not serious, humorous
Plot: military, farce, world war two, disorder, heroes, soldier, obsessive quest, goofy hero, misfit, war, anti heroes, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Women on the 6th Floor (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paris, in the early 1960s. Jean-Louis Joubert is a serious but uptight stockbroker, married to Suzanne, a starchy class-conscious woman and father of two arrogant teenage boys, currently in a boarding school. The affluent man lives a steady yet ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: high society, working class, immigrants, self discovery, hopes, starting over, love and romance, free spirited, maid, couples, social differences, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962, year 1965
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 14K
Biloxi Blues (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, Eugene enlists in the US Army during the last year of the War and is sent to basic training in Biloxi Mississippi. There he must live with a variety of fellow soldiers while enduring the whims of a mentally unstable ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, captivating, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boot camp, world war two, basic training, military life, soldier, youth, coming of age, gay slur, loss of virginity, sergeant, friendship, adaptation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, arkansas, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Taking Care of Business (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An uptight advertising exec has his entire life in a filofax organizer which mistakenly ends up in the hands of a friendly convict who poses as him.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prison, mistaken identity, cons and scams, rich and poor, fish out of water, stolen identity, dishonesty, disorder, prison life, crimes, nothing goes right, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: malibu california, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is an American situation comedy that originally aired on CBS from September 25, 1964, to May 2, 1969. The series was a spinoff of The Andy Griffith Show, and the pilot was aired as the finale of the fourth season of The Andy ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sitcom
Plot: military, military base, fish out of water, soldier, u.s. military, cult, misfit, goofy hero, military life, marines, silly humor, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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