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The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell (1968)
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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: world war two, sea, navy, submarine, airplane, island, beach, rescue, salvation, funeral, sergeant, raft, japanese soldier, torpedo, nurse, japanese navy, reef, irish american, 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 witty films with plots about world war two, soldier, war, military, disorder, heroes and culture clash 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.
McHale's Navy (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Audience: kids
Plot: world war two, submarine, sea, u.s. navy, japanese navy, military, sailor, frenchwoman, navy, pacific island, debt, warehouse ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943
Place: pacific ocean
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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: sexy, feel good, humorous, witty, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, world war two, war, stranded on an island, adventure, romance, boat, stranded, imaginary friend, u.s. navy, school, holiday ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, san francisco, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: funny, political, touching, witty, humorous ...
Plot: submarine, cold war, culture clash, island, stranded, communism, friendship, espionage, satire, russian, boat, spy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england, russia, england, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, hotel, chase, forest, farce, couple relations, mistaken identity, love triangle, nothing goes right, actor's life, artists and showbiz, on the run ...
Time: 60s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, not serious, humorous, cult film
Plot: world war two, farce, military, disorder, soldier, obsessive quest, goofy hero, heroes, war, escapades, misfit, heroic mission ...
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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, prison escape, heist, countess, daring rescue, adventure, hidden identity, dishonesty, heroes, escapades, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: italy, london, tunisia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: world war two, scorpion, behind enemy lines, u.s. navy, priest
Place: pacific ocean, pearl harbor, minneapolis minnesota, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Volunteers (1986)
Genre: Comedy, War
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Duration: 77 min.
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Style: parody
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Dad's Army (1971)
Genre: Comedy, War
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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 ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: sexy, sex comedy, hot
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: surreal, funny, dark, non-linear, biting ...
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Duration: 116 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Duration: 80 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, War
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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23%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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