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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, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, funny, absurd, satirical, political, feel good ...
Plot: submarine, island, cold war, culture clash, hostage, espionage, satire, friendship, heroes, hostages, misfit, battles, manipulations, danger, manipulation, heroic mission, disorder, nothing goes right, fish out of water, comedy of errors, goofy hero, silly humor, boat, stranded, horse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, russia, england, california

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Most similar movies to The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!

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, mentor, storytelling, farce and runaway mostly in Comedy, War and Drama genres. Some movies like The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!: Haiku Tunnel (2001), How I Won the War (1967), Down Periscope (1996), Rescue from Gilligan's Island (1978), The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989). 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, nothing goes right, fighting the system, introspection, workplace situations, fish out of water, boss and employee, disorder, thirtysomething life, obnoxious boss, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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100%
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, soldier, battles, war, politics, working class, desert, wartime life, frame up, military life, basic training ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: africa, europe, middle east, egypt, iraq
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78%
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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, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, nothing goes right, ocean or sea, goofy hero, military life, military, underwater, against the odds, rivalry, heroic mission, navy ...
Place: usa, florida, russia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, catastrophe, disorder, car chase, ocean or sea, silly humor, ocean, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: hawaii, usa, california, polynesia, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana, USA
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, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farce, culture clash, adventure, adventurer, fish out of water, friendship, disorder, danger, goofy hero, nothing goes right, rescue, desert ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
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73%
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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, political comedy ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, white house, satire, dishonesty, political satire, cold war, farce, head of state, culture clash, state affairs, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, canada, united states, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, soldier, military, military hospital, island, war, rebellion, bomber, fighting the system, anti hero ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, mediterranean sea, sweden, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, desert, fish out of water, military, save the day, war, stoners, against the odds, military life, goofy hero ...
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, comedy of errors, chaos and mayhem, wartime life, satire ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: los angeles, california, pearl harbor, usa, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, engineer, espionage, danger, undercover, military, heroic mission, witnessing a crime, heroes, fighting the system, secret agents, save the day ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Love and Death (1975)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: 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: intellectual, humorous, witty, parody, surreal ...
Plot: duel, execution, war, love and romance, nothing goes right, disorder, fall in love, couple relations, comedy of errors, goofy hero, military, suicide attempt ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 70s, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, actor, german occupation, daring rescue, theater, gay, anti heroes ...
Time: 1950s, 1930s, 50s
Place: poland, germany, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: humorous, not serious, absurd, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: war, satire, farce, military base, new age, military, gulf war, danger, escapades, military life, journalism, top secret ...
Time: year 2003, year 1983, year 1973
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, 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 ⇓
66%
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, misfit, silly humor, comedy of errors, couple relations, on the road, fish out of water, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, boston, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.9
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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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: disorder, fish out of water, misfit, satire, showbiz, culture clash, social decay, tv show, lifestyle, suburbs, celebrity culture, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, humorous, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: u.s. army, gulf war, vietnam war, soldier, cold war, military, military life, danger, undercover, state affairs, workplace intrigue, government agency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s, 1990s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, cynical, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, heroes, pilot, military life, society, idealism, battle zone, refugee camp, cia, helicopter, drug smuggling, airplane ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: laos, southeast asia, vietnam, los angeles, cambodia
⇓ 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, crimes, crime, interracial relations, bad cop, criminal heroes, buddies, nothing goes right, social differences, resort ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: historian, actor, couple relations, fish out of water, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance, professor, couples, celebrity culture, actor's life, young lovers ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.4
 10K
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, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 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, offbeat, humorous, light ...
Plot: lawyer, family relations, estate, twin brother, vengeance, power relations, embezzlement, disorder, environmentalism, battles, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, farce, military, anti heroes, obsessive quest, war, soldier, heroes, fish out of water, heroic mission, disorder, anti hero ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 6.6
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Night Shift (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a bizarre turn when a prostitute neighbour ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, light, talky ...
Plot: prostitution, pimp, friendship, morgue, nightshift, cons and scams, nightlife, misfit, nothing goes right, fish out of water, goofy hero, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, friendship, eviction, romance, disorder, island, buddies, youth, nothing goes right, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ 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: culture clash, nothing goes right, politics, society, actor's life, satire, islam, stand up comedian, sarcasm, farce, frame up, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, middle east, asia, new delhi, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, friendship, fish out of water, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, vengeance, hostages, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, odd couple, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: world war two, goofy hero, disorder, misfit, farce, soldier, espionage, military life, military, social relations, friendship, adventure ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Seducing Doctor Lewis (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island. Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: doctor, village, culture clash, goofy hero, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, disorder, social relations, dishonesty, cons and scams, friendship, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, soldier, fish out of water, basic training, military base, boot camp, starting over, military life, self discovery, military, transformation, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%