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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, escapades and military life mostly in War, Comedy and Adventure 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.
TV show
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, sitcom, humorous, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: military, world war two, navy, pow, contests and competitions, battles, military life, cons and scams, courtroom drama, siblings relations, ship, war ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: exciting, realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: military, farce, world war two, disorder, heroes, soldier, obsessive quest, goofy hero, misfit, war, anti heroes, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: world war two, hopes, confined, society, war, wartime life, human spirit, military life, partners, social differences, down on your luck, danger ...
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: world war two, anti heroes, holocaust, pregnancy, friendship, genocide, fall in love, wartime life, battles, heroes, espionage, wedding ...
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, semi serious ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, rise to the top, small town, fighting the system, military, anti semitism, escapades, war, 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, semi serious, realistic, cult film ...
Plot: world war two, escape, soldier, zoo, elephant, wartime life, anti hero, against humanity, betrayal, heroes, adventure, unlikely criminals ...
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, 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: not serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous, biting ...
Plot: world war two, battles, parody, disorder, military, heroes, escapades, war, soldier, goofy hero, desert, military life ...
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, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: world war two, desert, friendship, war, military, state affairs, muslim, society, soldier, escapades, friends, 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, wartime life, military life, comedy of errors, anti hero, polish, disorder, silly humor, soldier, anti heroes, war ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa, poland, europe, 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, realistic, feel good, humorous
Plot: world war two, soldier, village, surrender, unlikely partners, war, lifestyle, buddies, military, social relations, power relations, village life ...
Time: year 1943
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, world war two, radio, navy, romance, adventure, war, airplane, love and romance, rescue, lifesaver, couples ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: pacific ocean, san francisco, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, disorder, misfit, farce, goofy hero, soldier, espionage, military, social relations, military life, friendship, danger ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hogan's Heroes (1965)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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, offbeat, humorous, witty, surreal ...
Plot: world war two, pow, military, espionage, tunnel, radio, nothing goes right, undercover, confined, soldier, war, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, london, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, rescue, danger, french resistance, farce, anti war, goofy hero, life is a bitch ...
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, realistic, offbeat
Plot: soldier, dentist, military, goofy hero, adventurer, heroic mission, military life, officers and cadets, battles, army investigation, danger, escapades ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: hitler, sergeant, food fight, world war two, military, head of state, espionage, soldier, heroes, criminal heroes, wartime life, state affairs ...
Time: year 1944
Place: england, germany, europe, berlin germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 2K
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, light ...
Plot: foreign legion, military life, war, heist, adventure, dishonesty, cons and scams, anti war, couple relations, heroic mission, 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: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, humorous, witty ...
Plot: military life, world war two, military, heroes, save the day, escapades, war, officers and cadets, ship, rebelliousness, ocean or sea, power relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, suspense, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, world war two, island, adventure, chase, archaeologist, soldier, daring rescue, war, danger, survival, military ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: greece, europe, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: world war two, train, escape, prison, pow, behind enemy lines, war, adventure, chases and races, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: switzerland, italy, germany, europe, rome italy ...
⇓ 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, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: anti war, world war two, battles, soldier, war, politics, working class, heroic mission, survival, desert, wartime life, basic training ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: africa, europe, egypt, middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.6
 45K
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, behind enemy lines, military, war, german, escapades, soldier, cons and scams, danger, bank ...
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: fall in love, heroes, secret agents, war, head of state, state affairs, undercover, save the world, battles, working undercover, parody, fictional biography ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: england, europe, buckingham palace, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 815
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, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: military, kidnapping, battles, world war two, soldier, fascism, fish out of water, village, village life, anti war, vengeance, countryside ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Red Rose of Normandy (2011)
Genre: War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Klaus Muller, a battle-hardened veteran, finds himself fighting for his life on the Russian front. Surrounded by overwhelming numbers of Russian tanks and planes, he and his men are doomed until famed German tank ace, Michael Wittmann, shows up in ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: soldier, world war two, military, heroes, lovers reunited, danger, lovers on the run, escapades, family relations, battles, d day, chase ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, normandy
⇓ 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, realistic, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: mistaken identity, military life, disorder, hapless soldier, dishonesty, military, uncover truth, military base, isolation, rock, anti war, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, semi serious, disturbing, humorous, clever ...
Plot: u.s. army, gulf war, vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, undercover, danger, state affairs, workplace intrigue, infantrymen, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s, 1990s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ 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, goofy hero, war, nothing goes right, chaos and mayhem, comedy of errors, wartime life, satire ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: los angeles, california, pearl harbor, usa, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 2.2
 815
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, psychological, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, soldier, heroic mission, daring rescue, danger, battles, heroes, tank, platoon, war, battle zone ...
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, heroic mission, military life, undercover, secret agents, government agency, military, against the rules, rescue, danger, transvestism ...
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%