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The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968)
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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 guard house dozens of times. He is promoted to Major General and ordered to get the generals out once he is captured. Harry is willing to escape, but then he meets the countess...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: world war two, escape, villa, war, prison, adventure, military, heroes, confined, soldier, love and romance, captivity, anti hero, fall in love, danger, heroic mission, dishonesty, military life, escapades, disorder, hidden identity, troublemaker, anti heroes, daring rescue, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: italy, london, tunisia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and exciting films with plots about war, military, world war two, soldier, heroes, wartime life and military life mostly in War, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Secret War of Harry Frigg: McHale's Navy (1962), Which Way to the Front? (1970), The Elusive Corporal (1962), The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962), The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
McHale's Navy (1962)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: McHale's Navy is an American sitcom that aired 138 half-hour episodes over four seasons, from October 11, 1962, to April 12, 1966, on the ABC network. The series was filmed in black and white and originated from an hour drama called Seven ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sitcom, captivating ...
Plot: military, pow, navy, world war two, contests and competitions, ship, courtroom drama, military life, battles, cons and scams, siblings relations, war ...
Time: 60s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: europe, italy
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100%
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: not serious, realistic, humorous, exciting
Plot: world war two, military, farce, heroes, war, anti heroes, obsessive quest, goofy hero, disorder, heroic mission, misfit, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Elusive Corporal (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story serves as a companion piece to Renoir's 1937 film, Grand Illusion, once more bringing together men from across the broad social spectrum of French society to depict one man's Sisyphean efforts to escape captivity in a German POW ...
Style: realistic, humorous, contemplative, semi serious
Plot: world war two, escape, dentist, military life, buddies, partners, friends, wartime life, down on your luck, survival, prison, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: world war two, against humanity, holocaust, wartime life, battles, soldier, military, wedding, friendship, anti heroes, heroes, anti hero ...
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: During World War II, Italian villagers hide their wine from the German army.
Style: humorous, captivating, exciting, light, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, rise to the top, small town, fighting the system, military, war, escapades, anti semitism, mayor, wine, italian fascism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Hannibal Brooks (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, War, Action
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A POW in World War II is put to work in a Munich zoo, looking after an Asian elephant. The zoo is bombed by the Americans and the director of the zoo decides it is not safe for his Asian elephant Lucy to remain there. So he sends Brooks to safety ...
Style: exciting, humorous, realistic, semi serious, cult film ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, escape, elephant, zoo, betrayal, prison, animal life, military, chases and races, fugitives, against humanity ...
Place: switzerland, europe, germany, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: biting, realistic, humorous, suspense, not serious ...
Plot: battles, parody, world war two, disorder, soldier, military, escapades, war, heroes, goofy hero, military life, desert ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Roses of the Desert (2006)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A sanitary battalion of Italian Army is sent to Sorman oasis in Lybia during the Africa campaign in 1940. Soon an Italian missionary, living nearby, succeed to transform the occupation by Italian Army in a kind of humanitarian mission. In fact all ...
Style: thought provoking, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: world war two, desert, friendship, war, military, state affairs, muslim, friends, escapades, society, soldier, italian soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: africa, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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How I Unleashed World War II (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 224 min.
Story: How I unleashed World War II is a Polish feature film made in 1969, based on Kazimierz Sławiński's novel "Przygody kanoniera Dolasa" (The adventures of Dolas the cannoneer). The film was divided into three parts: Ucieczka (The ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: world war two, military, hapless soldier, nothing goes right, war, anti heroes, heroes, comedy of errors, wartime life, silly humor, anti hero, military life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa, europe, poland, england, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: world war two, village, surrender, soldier, power relations, social relations, wartime life, village life, culture clash, military, against the odds, war ...
Time: year 1943
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 9K
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, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, world war two, navy, radio, romance, adventure, war, airplane, lifesaver, escapades, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: pacific ocean, san francisco, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Hogan's Heroes (1965)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom that ran for 168 episodes from September 17, 1965, to July 4, 1971, on the CBS network. The show was set in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II. Bob Crane starred as Colonel Robert ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, offbeat, surreal ...
Plot: world war two, pow, military, radio, espionage, tunnel, nothing goes right, underground, prison, farce, prison life, warden ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, espionage, goofy hero, disorder, misfit, farce, soldier, social relations, military life, military, friendship, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Don't Look Now... We're Being Shot At! (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: During World War II, two French civilians and a downed English Bomber Crew set out from Paris to cross the demarcation line between Nazi-occupied Northern France and the South. From there they will be able to escape to England. First, they must ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, cult film ...
Plot: world war two, adventure, soldier, nazi occupation, war, danger, rescue, farce, french resistance, british, military, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Two Men Went to War (2002)
Genre: Comedy, War, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Comedy drama based on the true story of two British Army dentists who in 1942, eager to see action, go AWOL and invade occupied France on their own.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, offbeat, realistic
Plot: soldier, dentist, adventurer, military life, military, goofy hero, heroic mission, officers and cadets, escapades, army investigation, battles, danger ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, england, france, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Vultures (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: April 5, 1943: a battalion of the Foreign Legion arrives in El Ksour, Tunisia, to escort a fortune in gold bars to the home front. A German ambush awaits, and all but four die. Thanks to the street smarts of Sergeant Augagneur, the Legionnaires ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, light ...
Plot: foreign legion, war, military life, heist, cons and scams, heroic mission, dishonesty, anti war, adventure, couple relations, world war two, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, year 1943
Place: tunisia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: military life, military, world war two, save the day, war, officers and cadets, escapades, rebelliousness, ocean or sea, power relations, heroes, ship ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 613
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting
Plot: sergeant, criminal heroes, espionage, military, airplane, friendship, soldier, d day, heroes, head of state, unsupportive spouse, war ...
Time: year 1944
Place: europe, germany, england, london, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Von Ryan's Express (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Von Ryan's Express stars Frank Sinatra as a POW colonel who leads a daring escape from Nazi Germany by taking over a freight train, but he has to win over the British soldiers he finds himself commanding.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: world war two, train, escape, prison, pow, behind enemy lines, war, adventure, take over, fugitives, confined, chases and races ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: switzerland, italy, germany, europe, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Escape to Athena (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: During the World War II, the prisoners of a German camp in a greek island are trying to escape. They don't want only their freedom, but they also seek for an ineffable treasure hidden in a monastery at the top of the island's mountain.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, world war two, island, adventure, chase, archaeologist, soldier, survival, danger, daring rescue, war, military ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: greece, europe, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: anti war, world war two, battles, soldier, war, politics, working class, heroic mission, wartime life, desert, survival, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: africa, middle east, egypt, europe, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 44K
Kelly's Heroes (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A misfit group of World War II American soldiers goes AWOL to rob a bank behind German lines.
Style: semi serious, cynical, suspense, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, world war two, gold, military, behind enemy lines, war, german, escapades, soldier, cons and scams, danger, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A group of American executives making a film about World War II decide that since their lead is rather unglamorous, they will draft in an American G.I. to play the part of Winston Churchill. Their take on the war depicts a handsome Churchill falling ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, absurd, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: heroes, fall in love, battles, working undercover, save the world, undercover, war, secret agents, state affairs, head of state, parody, fictional biography ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.8
 803
Hornets' Nest (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An American commando who's the sole survivor of a parachute jump into WWII-era Italy leads a group of children in a campaign of sabotage against the Nazis.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: military, soldier, kidnapping, battles, world war two, adventure, against humanity, vengeance, fish out of water, rivalry, teenage life, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, humorous, realistic, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: u.s. army, gulf war, vietnam war, soldier, military, state affairs, military life, undercover, danger, army investigation, power relations, infantrymen ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, dark humor, realistic, biting ...
Plot: mistaken identity, military life, dishonesty, disorder, hapless soldier, military base, military, uncover truth, isolation, profanity, satire, sexual content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 31K
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, comedy of errors, goofy hero, nothing goes right, war, chaos and mayhem, wartime life, satire ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: los angeles, california, pearl harbor, usa, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 2.2
 805
Ardennes Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As the Battle of the Bulge rages on, an American tank unit gets trapped behind Nazi lines. With just hours before the bombs of Operation Ardennes Fury fall, the tank's commander makes the risky decision to rescue an orphanage.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, soldier, heroic mission, daring rescue, danger, battles, heroes, tank, platoon, battle zone, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
All the Queen's Men (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Germany, Austria, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A mismatched team of British Special Services agents led by an American must infiltrate, in disguise, a female-run Enigma factory in Berlin and bring back the decoding device that will end the war.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic
Plot: world war two, espionage, military life, heroic mission, undercover, secret agents, rescue, against the rules, danger, military, government agency, transvestism ...
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Seven Beauties (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director, Seven Beauties stars Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off of the profits of his seven ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, humorous, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, war, survival, pimp, honor, crimes, life is a bitch, eccentric family, anti heroes, confined, criminal heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, russia, naples italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%