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The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell (1968)
 5.9
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The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell (1968)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sgt. O'Farrell an Army soldier on an island in the South Pacific during World War II is trying to bring the two basics of life to his fellow servicemen, women and beer. The supply ship carrying the beer is torpedoed and the contingent of nurses consists of six males and ugly nurse Nellie Krause. If he could at least try to salvage the shipment of beer.
Plot: navy, airplane, world war two, island, beach, salvation, funeral, japanese soldier, nurse, torpedo, raft, sergeant, reef, rescue, irish american, japanese navy, beer can
Place: pacific ocean

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about world war two, soldier, military, war, disorder, heroes and military life mostly in Comedy, War and Drama genres. Some movies like The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell: McHale's Navy (1964), Father Goose (1964), Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966), The Fat Spy (1966), Which Way to the Front? (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
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McHale's Navy (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The crew of PT-73 get into trouble when they back the wrong horse in a race. Now they have to come up with a way to raise the money to pay off the winners.
Plot: u.s. navy, beach, warehouse, gambling, navy, pacific island, debt, military, world war two, frenchwoman, cheating, sailor ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
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Father Goose (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During World War II South Sea beachcomber Walter Eckland is persuaded to spy on planes passing over his island. He gets more than he bargained for as schoolteacher Catherine Frenau arrives on the run from the Japanese with her pupils in tow!
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, world war two, radio, romance, adventure, war, airplane, escapades, danger, love and romance, rescue, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: pacific ocean, san francisco, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The divine Didi, a European actress known more for her bubble bath scenes than for her acting, decides she has had enough with bubble baths and wants to be taken seriously as an actress. So much so that she runs away during the middle of a scene ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, hotel, chase, love triangle, mistaken identity, couple relations, farce, nothing goes right, chases and races, actor's life, on the run, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 2.7
 443
The Fat Spy (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A mostly-deserted island, which is believed to be the home to the fountain of youth, is off the coast of Florida. The island gets some visitors in the form of a teenage boy band, "the Wild Ones", and their gang of swimsuit-clad young ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: mermaid, air conditioner, fountain of youth, island, boat, lipstick, horse riding, talking to the camera, playing acoustic guitar, fishing, pier, camera shot of bare feet ...
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: world war two, military, farce, anti hero, escapades, goofy hero, misfit, anti heroes, obsessive quest, war, soldier, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, humorous, feel good, exciting
Plot: world war two, escape, villa, prison, military life, heroic mission, anti hero, troublemaker, palaces castles and temples, disorder, fall in love, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: italy, tunisia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
No Man is an Island (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The true story of George Tweed, an American sailor who became the only serviceman on the island of Guam to avoid capture by the Japanese during the early years of World War II.
Plot: behind enemy lines, scorpion, priest, u.s. navy, world war two
Place: pacific ocean, pearl harbor, japan, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: submarine, island, cold war, culture clash, hostage, espionage, satire, friendship, silly humor, fish out of water, comedy of errors, heroic mission ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, russia, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 7.0
 3K
Dad's Army (1971)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dad's Army was a 1971 feature film based on the BBC television sitcom Dad's Army. Directed by Norman Cohen, it was filmed between series three and four and was based upon material from the early episodes of the television series. The film ...
Plot: world war two, seaside town, soldier, accident, veteran, retirement, bomb
Time: 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.7
 163
Pacific Banana (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The story of a pair of Australian pilots working for a small South Pacific airline. Paul, a wildly successful womanizer, leaving conquests at every port and Martin, sad and lonely in his search for a true love. Together, they... well, they ...
Style: sexy, sex comedy
Plot: beach, pilot, sky, female nudity, adultery, paradise, nude swimming, love, ocean, farce, nipples, body painting ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, pacific ocean, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
 107
The Odd Squad (1982)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Sicilia 1943, after the landing, between the invading Us army and the defender Italian army, a 2000 years old roman bridge resist to all kind of attacks. Both the army decides to definitively destroy it before the opponent does. But to the chaotic ...
Style: sex comedy
Plot: combat, sergeant, u.s. marine corps, italian army, world war two, u.s. army, italian soldier
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
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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, suspense, biting ...
Plot: world war two, satire, anti war, military hospital, soldier, military, island, war, rebellion, bomber, fighting the system, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, mediterranean sea, sweden, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 67K
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, u.s. army, friendship, soldier, basic training, disorder, military life, military, sergeant, flirting, obstacle course, taxi driver ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: west germany, italy, kentucky, milan italy, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
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Plot: world war two, italian soldier, cowardice, hitler, fake identity, italian army, truce
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Lt. Commander Finchhaven, a ghostly relic from the First World War, he had fallen down dead drunk on his first assignment and been consigned from the great beyond to sail the seas until a further opportunity arises to redeem his actions. During the ...
Style: humorous, not serious
Plot: world war two, ship, soldier, ghost, military, confined, supernatural, ocean, disorder, hapless soldier, ocean or sea, silly humor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 678
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: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous
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Time: year 1944
Place: england, germany, europe, berlin germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Our Miss Fred (1972)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Danny La Rue stars in this 1970s drag comedy as Fred Wimbush, a Shakespearean actor who is drafted into WWII and is appearing in a camp show in France when the Nazis advance. Unless he continues in his female costume, Fred is certain to be shot as a ...
Plot: world war two, cross dressing, drag, occupied france, gay interest, surrender, nazi soldier, german soldier, actor, invasion, transvestite, gay
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: parody, realistic, not serious, biting, suspense ...
Plot: battles, world war two, desert, military life, heroes, goofy hero, escapades, war, soldier, military, disorder, double agent ...
Time: year 1942
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious (1965)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A lonely German clerk captures two American flyers and keeps them as prisoners in his basement long after WWII has ended. Director Gottfried Reinhardt's 1965 comedy stars Alec Guinness, Robert Redford and Michael Connors.
Plot: captive, pilot, new world, alternate reality, pow, world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: military life, world war two, military, ocean or sea, war, escapades, heroes, save the day, officers and cadets, ship, rebelliousness, power relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 14K
Mediterraneo (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Greek Sea, World War II. An Italian ship leaves a handful of soldiers in a little island; their mission is to spot enemy ships and to hold the island in case of attack. The village of the island seems abandoned and there isn't a single enemy in ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: world war two, island, friendship, soldier, greek island, italian army, war, culture clash, anti war, fish out of water, isolation, society ...
Time: post world war two
Place: italy, greece, europe, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Volunteers (1986)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In this amusing antiwar comedy, seven inept and reluctant soldiers land on a desert island to carry on with the fighting. Just after their parachutes have collapsed behind them on the beach, helicopters approach and land nearby. Out pops a bevy of ...
Style: parody
Plot: sea, beach, russian roulette, soldier, submarine, fear, fictional war, bikini, swimming, army, battlefield, hiding place ...
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Rescue from Gilligan's Island (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a decaying Russian satellite crashes on the island, the Professor uses a key component for a barometer. With that device, he learns that a massive wave is going to swamp the island. In desperation, the castaways lash their huts together into ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surprise ending
Plot: island, rescue, goofy hero, adventure, escapades, disorder, car chase, ocean or sea, catastrophe, silly humor, city life, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: hawaii, usa, polynesia, california, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Cat Under a Helmet (1962)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A tragicomic tale of lumberjack who joined the partisans during WW2. As a corporal, he successfully and courageously fulfilled the combat tasks with his partisan battalion. The commander sends him on a special assignment.
Style: dark
Plot: partisan, world war two, mountain, hand grenade, courage, death, nazi, bombing, german, machine gun, bravery, dream ...
Place: bosnia, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 2K
Max & Leon (2016)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this WW2 epic comedy – in the vein of “La Grande Vadrouille” – our two heroes, Max and Léon, two lazy and partier pals, will try by all possible means to avoid going in the battle zone… This will lead the duo to demented and wild ...
Style: contemplative, unusual plot structure, humorous, captivating
Plot: storytelling, german soldier, french soldier, world war two, french army, soldier, coward, gay, dancing, snowing, gay kiss, jumping on a bed ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939
Place: france, vichy, syria, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Merry People Die Twice (1966)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Somewhere in Bosnia in 1943 between the fourth and fifth enemy offensives column partisans withdrew across a river to free territory. At the moment of crossing the river, a group of Chetniks suddenly attack a column of partisans. In this violent ...
Style: dark
Plot: partisan, world war two, mountain, forest, river, escape, ambush, knife, dog, cliff, father, girl ...
Time: year 1943
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia, bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: female soldier, fish out of water, basic training, soldier, starting over, boot camp, military base, military life, self discovery, military, transformation, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Halt, Or I'll Miss! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It is April 1945, spring begins and ends the war. German transport heading away from Bohemia.
Plot: pilot, world war two, resistance, mistaken identity, husband wife relationship, pub, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, farce, parachutist, gramophone, train station, disguise ...
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23%