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The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)
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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: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, funny, absurd, satirical, political, feel good, dramatic ...
Plot: submarine, island, cold war, culture clash, hostage, espionage, satire, friendship, heroes, battles, misfit, manipulation, nothing goes right, disorder, silly humor, fish out of water, comedy of errors, goofy hero, heroic mission, russian, boat, stranded, horse, sailor, beach ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, russia, england, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, clever and witty films with plots about culture clash, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling, runaway, farce and mentor mostly in Comedy, War and Drama genres. Some movies like The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!: Haiku Tunnel (2001), Down Periscope (1996), How I Won the War (1967), Rescue from Gilligan's Island (1978), Canadian Bacon (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Haiku Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Josh is the consummate temp employee, avoiding all long-term connections and responsibilities, both at work and in his personal life. However, by the time his agency places him at the Schuyler & Mitchell law firm, Josh is tired of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, absurd ...
Plot: law firm, workplace, disorder, fighting the system, nothing goes right, workplace situations, boss and employee, fish out of water, introspection, thirtysomething life, obnoxious boss, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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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
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, nothing goes right, military, military life, goofy hero, navy, against the odds, rivalry, heroic mission, underdog, disorder ...
Place: florida, usa, russia, san francisco
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80%
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
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78%
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, not serious, biting ...
Plot: cold war, satire, nuclear, anti war, military, paranoia, bomb, president, weirdo, disaster, pilot, nuclear threat ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: pentagon, russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: semi serious, humorous, surprise ending
Plot: island, rescue, switching roles, misfit, heroes, nothing goes right, race against time, escapades, save the day, goofy hero, adventure, actor's life ...
Time: 70s
Place: hawaii, usa, california, pacific ocean, polynesia
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75%
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Canadian Bacon (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Canadian Bacon is the only fictitious film from Director Michael Moore. This comedy is about an American president who decides to go to war to bring the public’s opinion of him up during election time. Canadian Bacon is actor John Candy’s last ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, satirical, witty ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, white house, satire, dishonesty, political satire, cold war, farce, head of state, culture clash, nothing goes right, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, iraq, california
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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, witty ...
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
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72%
 7.7
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Love and Death (1975)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen's cowardice serves him well when he hides in a cannon and is shot ...
Style: humorous, witty, parody, surreal, not serious ...
Plot: execution, duel, war, nothing goes right, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, comedy of errors, disorder, goofy hero, military, angel ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 70s, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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72%
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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, bomber, island, war, rebellion, military life, misfit ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, 70s
Place: sardinia, alexandria egypt, new york, mediterranean sea, sweden ...
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72%
To Be or Not to Be (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when Poland is invaded by the Germans in World War II. His wife has the habit of entertaining young polish officers while he's on stage, which is also a source of depression to him. When one of ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, funny, light, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, farce, war, dark humor, disorder, satire, german occupation, daring rescue, theater, actor, gay, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1930s, 50s
Place: poland, germany, england, europe
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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, realistic ...
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
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70%
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: absurd, humorous, not serious, clever, light ...
Plot: farce, war, satire, military base, new age, military, escapades, military life, journalism, top secret, disorder, behind enemy lines ...
Time: year 2003, year 1973, year 1983
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a couple of soldiers trying to capture each other and a pilot ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farce, culture clash, adventure, adventurer, rescue, goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder, friendship, fish out of water, desert, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
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69%
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1941 (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: It's been six days since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Panic grips California, supposedly the next target of the Japanese forces. Everywhere in California, people are suffering from war nerves. Chaos erupts all over the state. An Army Air Corps ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, soldier, military, heroic mission, goofy hero, war, nothing goes right, wartime life, comedy of errors, chaos and mayhem, satire ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: pearl harbor, los angeles, california, usa, santa monica california ...
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, island, friendship, soldier, greek island, italian army, war, culture clash, anti war, nudity (full frontal - brief), greek, disorder ...
Time: post world war two
Place: italy, greece, europe, mediterranean sea
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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 ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, disturbing, humorous, biting ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, gulf war, cold war, u.s. army, military, state affairs, undercover, military life, army investigation, government agency, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
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64%
 5.6
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Stella Street (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Michael Caine, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Roger Moore all live on a quiet street in Surbiton and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards run their corner shop - who knew?
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: misfit, fish out of water, disorder, satire, lifestyle, tv show, culture clash, showbiz, social decay, society, unfulfillment, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Sweet Liberty (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: artists and showbiz, love and romance, fish out of water, couple relations, showbiz, professor, couples, young lovers, actor's life, celebrity culture, actor, historian ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Amos & Andrew (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Andrew Sterling (Samuel L. Jackson), a successful black urbanite writer, buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his home with armed men, Chief Tolliver (Dabney Coleman) realizes ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, funny, light ...
Plot: island, racism, mistaken identity, interracial relations, crimes, bad cop, social differences, resort, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, buddies, satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england
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61%
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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, witty, clever ...
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 ⇓
61%
The Out of Towners (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: George & Gwen Kellerman make a trip to New York, where George is going to start a new job, it turns out to be a trip to hell.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: train, heist, airport, chase, culture clash, couples, disorder, promotion, nothing goes right, society, partners, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, boston, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.3
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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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, world war two, radio, romance, adventure, war, airplane, battle of the sexes, rescue, escapades, love and romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: pacific ocean, san francisco, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Steal Big Steal Little (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So when Mona leaves her fortune and estate to Ruben it starts ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, light, melancholic ...
Plot: lawyer, family relations, twin brother, estate, vengeance, power relations, battles, environmentalism, embezzlement, disorder, custody, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: realistic, not serious, exciting, humorous
Plot: world war two, military, farce, disorder, soldier, obsessive quest, goofy hero, heroes, war, escapades, misfit, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.2
 8K
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, light, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: world war two, misfit, disorder, farce, goofy hero, soldier, espionage, social relations, military life, military, friendship, humour ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.8
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The Experts (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Travis and Wendell are two down-on-their-luck New Yorkers who think they're relocating to a small town in Nebraska to open a nightclub. What they don't know is they have actually been abducted by a KGB operative and flown to the Soviet ...
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, satirical, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightclub, kgb, missing person, cons and scams, culture clash, espionage, adventure, dishonesty, crimes, reluctant partners, politics, cold war ...
Time: 80s
Place: ussr, usa, russia, new york, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
One Crazy Summer (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, eviction, romance, nothing goes right, youth, buddies, island, disorder, love and romance, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Twelve Chairs (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commisars in Russia. Both he and the local priest find that the family jewels were hidden in a chair, one of a set of twelve. They return separately ...
Style: witty, satirical, stylized, talky, philosophical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, treasure hunt, hidden treasure, chase, adventurer, odd couple, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, partners, goofy hero, escapades, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.6
 9K
Screwed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A chauffeur kidnaps his rich boss's dog to hold it for ransom, but when she accidentally gets the dog back, she thinks that it's the chauffeur who's been kidnapped.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, crime gone awry, fish out of water, comedy of errors, friendship, nothing goes right, vengeance, hostage, cons and scams, disorder, misfit, partners ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.
Style: witty, humorous, funny, parody, satirical ...
Plot: islam, culture clash, nothing goes right, politics, society, actor's life, satire, stand up comedian, sarcasm, farce, frame up, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, new delhi, middle east, asia, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%