Movies like Stripes

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Stripes (1981)
 6.9
 69K
Stripes (1981)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: John Winger, an indolent sad sack in his 30s, impulsively joins the U.S. Army after losing his job, his girlfriend and his apartment.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, intense, light, realistic, parody, buddy movie, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boot camp, u.s. army, friendship, soldier, basic training, military life, disorder, military, sergeant, flirting, obstacle course, taxi driver, nudity (full frontal - brief), friends, top secret, buddies, layoff, iron curtain, power relations, dumped by girlfriend, dating, ex girlfriend, date, slacker, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, milan italy, kentucky, west germany, czechoslovakia, california

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Most similar movies to Stripes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and light films with plots about disorder, runaway, dialogue, mentor, brutality, catastrophe and storytelling mostly in Comedy, War and Drama genres. Some movies like Stripes: Summer Rental (1985), In the Army Now (1994), Private Benjamin (1980), Meatballs (1979), The Pentagon Wars (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
 15K
Summer Rental (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters, and steadily get worse. Jack ends up in a feud with a local yachtsman, and has to race him to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, light, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: underdog, rivalry, on the road, screwball, sailing, love and romance, nothing goes right, disorder, couples, couple relations, romance, summer vacation ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
80%
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, fish out of water, basic training, soldier, starting over, boot camp, military base, military life, self discovery, military, transformation, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.2
 20K
Meatballs (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tripper is the head counselor at a budget summer camp called Camp Northstar. In truth, he's young at heart and only marginally more mature than the campers themselves. Tripper befriends Rudy, a loner camper who has trouble fitting in. As ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: rivalry, summer camp, camp, rich and poor, youth, mischievous children, friends, prank, flirting, french fries, ketchup, toothpick ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When fluffy, bubble gum movie star Megan Valentine suddenly finds herself broke and humiliated in the public eye, she wanders from the wreckage of a car accident and witlessly enlists in the U.S. Army hoping in vain that it will change her life.
Style: feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: basic training, life turned upside down, fish out of water, friends, u.s. army, female soldier, loss of fortune, military life, military, lifestyle, fall in love, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: humorous, disturbing, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: u.s. army, vietnam war, soldier, gulf war, cold war, military, military life, danger, state affairs, undercover, workplace intrigue, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s, 1990s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, offbeat ...
Plot: war, satire, farce, military base, new age, military, military life, danger, escapades, journalism, top secret, soldier ...
Time: year 1973, year 2003, year 1983
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, feel good, funny, light ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: world war two, goofy hero, soldier, farce, disorder, misfit, espionage, social relations, military life, military, friendship, female spy ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Military Academy (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The movie deals with a guy who gets to join the German Bundeswehr involuntarily because a colleague loses his denial papers in order to get the chance to get down on his girlfriend. When entering the Bundeswehr he acts like a giant idiot and of ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: military life, military, life turned upside down, soldier, misfit, disorder, hapless soldier, boot camp, fish out of water, basic training, military base, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 2K
NVA (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of young recruits doing their compulsory military service in the East German army 'NVA' prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: military base, soldier, army, military life, rebelliousness, military, misfit, friends, daydreamer, boot camp, basic training, prank ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: german democratic republic, germany, europe, east germany, gdr
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 22K
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The army is known for churning out lean mean fighting machines intent on protecting our great nation. Martin is the inexplicable the incorrigible the invicible sgt. Ernie bilko leader of a ragtag group of the sorriest soldiers ever to enlist in the ...
Style: humorous, light, exciting, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: military base, military, soldier, gambling, rivalry, disorder, cons and scams, revenge, camp, silly humor, military life, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, las vegas, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Great Outdoors (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley, along with his wife, Connie, and their two kids, Buck and Ben. But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin lakeside cabin gets crashed by Connie's obnoxious brother-in-law, Roman ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, wilderness, nothing goes right, family relations, camp, youth, parents and children, friendship, disorder, holiday, couples, in-laws ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, wisconsin, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.8
 6K
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, danger, undercover, military, heroic mission, witnessing a crime, heroes, fighting the system, secret agents ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 110K
Caddyshack (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: At an exclusive country club, an ambitious young caddy, Danny Noonan, eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job at the lumber yard. In order to succeed, he must first win the favour of the elitist ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, intense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: golf, cheating, bet, rivalry, country club, sport, buddies, ambition, misfit, farce, competition, bishop ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 70K
MASH (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.
Style: humorous, talky, witty, captivating, satirical ...
Plot: anti war, military, cheating, nurse, camp, dark humor, doctors and patients, soldier, buddies, sanity, conflict, satire ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, 70s
Place: korea, vietnam, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, biting, suspense ...
Plot: military life, mistaken identity, disorder, hapless soldier, dishonesty, military, uncover truth, military base, dark humor, isolation, life is a bitch, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 20K
Quick Change (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, bank robbery, friendship, nothing goes right, partners, buddies, cons and scams, friends, disorder, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 89K
Uncle Buck (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: fish out of water, when the parents are away, parents and children, respect, uncle nephew relationship, mischievous children, siblings relations, child care, family relations, golf, profanity, attitude ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.6
 15K
Biloxi Blues (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, Eugene enlists in the US Army during the last year of the War and is sent to basic training in Biloxi Mississippi. There he must live with a variety of fellow soldiers while enduring the whims of a mentally unstable ...
Style: humorous, funny, captivating, light, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boot camp, world war two, basic training, military life, soldier, youth, coming of age, gay slur, loss of virginity, sergeant, friendship, adaptation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, arkansas, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, military, farce, anti hero, escapades, goofy hero, misfit, anti heroes, obsessive quest, war, soldier, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Wedding Ringer (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Doug Harris is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams, Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan, owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company ...
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wedding, friendship, nothing goes right, friends, love and romance, best man, dishonesty, buddies, disorder, male friendship, friendship between men, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 118K
Police Academy (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: New rules enforced by the Lady Mayoress mean that sex, weight, height and intelligence need no longer be a factor for joining the Police Force. This opens the floodgates for all and sundry to enter the Police Academy, much to the chagrin of the ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, parody, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police academy, farce, officers and cadets, chase, goofy hero, police, rookie, recruit, instructor, prank, anti heroes, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, israel, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 32K
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, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, disorder, fish out of water, friendship, danger, goofy hero, nothing goes right, rescue, desert ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 116K
Animal House (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.
Style: humorous, absurd, witty, funny, not serious ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: college, rivalry, youth, looking for sex, chaos and mayhem, rebelliousness, college freshman, party, sex, probation, college campus, rebellion ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s ...
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 15K
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, misfit, cons and scams, nightlife, goofy hero, nothing goes right, buddies, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.1
 419
Basic Training (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Melinda comes to Washington DC to visit her friend Debbie, and to find a job in government, where she hopes to do her part to make it better. She gets a lower echelon administrative position at the Pentagon, and finds things pretty slack. Her boss ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, sexy ...
Plot: basic training, obnoxious boss, power relations, battle of the sexes, dishonesty, gender, workplace, boss and employee, u.s. military, female protagonist, racism, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 47K
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 ⇓
25%
 6.5
 4K
The Call-up (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's time for Jonsson to return to his old regiment to rehearse what he learned during conscription a few years ago. He meets his old friends, platoon leader Larsson and the music loving captain 'Beethoven'. Jonsson and his comrades ...
Style: humorous, suspense, realistic, not serious, biting ...
Plot: nothing goes right, buddies, disorder, friends, chaos, power relations, superior officer, military base, military life, basic training, chaos and mayhem, military ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 80K
Kingpin (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After bowler Roy Munson swindles the wrong crowd and is left with a hook for a hand, he settles into impoverished obscurity. That is, until he uncovers the next big thing: an Amish kid named Ishmael. So, the corrupt and the hopelessly naïve hit the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bowling, older woman younger man, road trip, fish out of water, on the road, against the odds, championship, prodigy, contests and competitions, buddies, sport, success ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, year 1969, 1990s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, nevada, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%