Movies like A Farewell to Fools

If you like "A Farewell to Fools" you are looking for humorous, witty and semi serious movies about / with village, moral dilemma, misfit, mentally challenged, wartime life, farce and comedy of errors themes of Comedy, Drama and War genre shot in Romania or Germany.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
A Farewell to Fools (2013)
 5.4
 484
A Farewell to Fools (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Romania, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set during World War II, somewhere in Eastern Europe. A German soldier is found dead near the village. The local authorities must find the culprit, or they will be all shot by the Nazis the morning after. There's no way to find the guilty one, but there's Ipu, the madman of the village, whom they promise a hero's funeral if he will claims responsibility and agrees to die in their place. He must decide, and time is running out.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, captivating, tragicomedy, realistic, offbeat
Plot: village, moral dilemma, misfit, mentally challenged, wartime life, farce, comedy of errors, human nature, hopes, war, dark humor, disorder, soldier, world war two, village life, manipulation, social relations, nazi, german, death, manipulations, anti hero, anti heroes
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: romania, germany, transylvania

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to A Farewell to Fools

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and offbeat films with plots about war, world war two, wartime life, military, disorder, soldier and village mostly in Comedy, Drama and War genres. Some movies like A Farewell to Fools: To Be or Not to Be (1983), Train of Life (1998), My Führer (2007), Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005), The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Train of Life (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium, Netherlands, Israel, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine.
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, train, village, world war two, forgery, anti semitism, bittersweet, oppression, social relations, optimism, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: eastern europe, europe, central europe, palestine, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.5
 4K
My Führer (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Hitler no longer believes in himself, and can barely see himself as an equal to even his sheep dog. But to seize the helm of the war he would have to create one of his famous fiery speeches to mobilize the masses. Goebbels therefore brings a Jewish ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, not serious ...
Plot: world war two, satire, dark humor, farce, hitler, assassination attempt, war, head of state, politics, downfall, state affairs, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Based on the long running play by Jang Jin, the story is set in Korea during the Korean War in 1950. Soldiers from both the North and South, as well as an American pilot, find themselves in a secluded and naively idealistic village, its residents ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: military, soldier, anti war, friendship, air disaster, isolation, fish out of water, wartime life, hopes, village, culture clash, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: korea, asia, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Movie in collections
hopes movies
6098
war movies
war
1808
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, light, exciting, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: world war two, wine, rise to the top, holocaust, small town, fighting the system, military, war, escapades, anti semitism, mayor, italian fascism ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, realistic, semi serious, contemplative
Plot: world war two, military, survival, prison, dentist, soldier, escape, hopes, war, captivity, adventure, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
California Dreamin' (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Romania
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Romanian director Cristian Nemescu's comedy California Dreamin' (aka Nesfarsit, 2007) unfolds against the backdrop of the Kosovo War, circa 1999. A NATO train rolls through a Romanian hamlet, transporting a plethora of weapons across the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, contemplative
Plot: military, ego clash, military life, culture clash, hypocrisy, disorder, hopes, ambition, soldier, society, nothing goes right, village ...
Time: 90s
Place: kosovo, europe, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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 ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
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, biting, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, survival, pimp, honor, dark humor, life is a bitch, soldier, misfit, war, crimes, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, naples italy, europe, southern italy, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Malamaal Weekly (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Lilaram sells lottery tickets and one customer has hit the jackpot but dies of shock upon finding out that he has won. Now, Lilaram wants all the money, and so does everyone around him.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good, realistic
Plot: lottery, village, comedy of errors, cons and scams, dishonesty, nothing goes right, social relations, disorder, alcoholic, poverty, lottery winner, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new delhi, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
51%
Devils on the Doorstep (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time they will be collected. The village leaders convene to ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, realistic, humorous, clever
Plot: world war two, military, resistance, village, wartime life, confined, rebellion, rebelliousness, captivity, nothing goes right, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, dentist, military life, heroic mission, military, adventurer, goofy hero, officers and cadets, army investigation, escapades, battles ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, france, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 2K
Dr. Akagi (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: At the end of WWII, Japanese doctor Akagi searches for the cure for hepatitis in the prisoner-of-war camp.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Plot: cure, pow, dark humor, power relations, social relations, world war two, fugitives, soldier, heroes, love and romance, village life, island ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Pope's Toilet (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Uruguay, Brazil, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A small South American village is in a flurry over the Pope's 1988 visit.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: pope, smuggling, dishonesty, escapades, disorder, cons and scams, village life, farce, poverty, drifter, social relations, village ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: uruguay, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Broadcast of a live performance of the Roundabout Theater Company's 2000 New York revival of the classic Kaufman-Hart comedy, about a famous (and famously acid-tongued) theater critic who is forced to stay in a Midwestern couple's home and ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, offbeat
Plot: social differences, farce, lifestyle, couple relations, celebrity culture, fish out of water, eccentric family, love and romance, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, misfit, opposites attract ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, homoerotic ...
Plot: world war two, military life, military, power relations, ocean, officers and cadets, ship, rebelliousness, escapades, war, heroes, save the day ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 5K
Bon voyage (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Isabelle Adjani and Gerard Depardieu star in director Jean-Paul Rappenau's amusing farce set on the eve of World War II, which follows the intersecting lives of four Parisians as they cope with the impending invasion of their city by German ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, satirical, light ...
Plot: war, wartime life, world war two, manipulation, spy, lie, top secret, politics, nazi, world politics, romance, fugitives ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: france, europe, vichy, england, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 1K
Boudu (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, love triangle, social differences, infidelity, couples, misfit, couple relations, rich and poor, love and romance, social relations, disorder, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, military, foreign legion, soldier, war, polish, military life, heroes, nothing goes right, hapless soldier, disorder, silly humor ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa, poland, europe, italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mother (Bill Cosby), Jugs (Raquel Welch) & Speed (Harvey Keitel) work for a ambulance company competing for a L.A. city contract.
Style: humorous, suspense, biting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, dark humor, friends, disorder, workplace situations, partners, rivalry, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, buddies, fighting the system, underdog ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 2K
Matterhorn (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Fred lives on his own. His wife is dead, his son has left. He leans on the church, busses, meat-and-two-veg. Then Leo appears. Leo is a tramp. Fred lets Leo move in with him. An absurdist feature debut with a laugh and a tear in stuffy Netherlands.
Style: semi serious, tragicomedy, humorous, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: mentally challenged, society, obsession, social relations, friendship, loneliness, father figure, unfulfillment, misfit, village, village life, dull life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
King of Hearts (1966)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ornithologist mistaken for an explosives expert is sent alone into a small French town during WWI to investigate a garbled report from the resistance about a bomb which the departing Germans have set to blow up a weapons cache.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, satirical, absurd ...
Plot: world war one, anti war, soldier, hospital, war, small town, heroes, comedy of errors, village life, village, small town life, mistaken identity ...
Time: 1910s, 18th century
Place: france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 834
Cow (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Chinese peasant is given the responsibility of protecting his village's special dairy cow during a particularly harsh winter in 1940.
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: wartime life, friendship, escapades, life is a bitch, survival, war, dark humor, village, animal life, friends, refugee, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 72K
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, nurse, camp, dark humor, conflict, sanity, buddies, soldier, doctors and patients, satire, american football ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951, 70s
Place: korea, vietnam, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
My Best Enemy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Luxembourg
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Poland 1943: An unlikely pair - a concentration camp prisoner and a captain in Hitler's notorious SS - free themselves from the wreckage of a crashed SS airplane. The two appear to be strangely familiar with each other and the extent of their ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, friends, friendship, military, wartime life, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, soldier, against humanity, holocaust, world war two, switching roles ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 370
Puckoon (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spike Milligan's book about the divided Irish village of Puckoon comes to the big screen.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, biting, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, comedy of errors, satire, social relations, disorder, cons and scams, political unrest, society, politics, village life, village, breaking the fourth wall ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 8K
The Cuckoo (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet Army, arrested by the Front Secret Police ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, thought provoking, tense, sincere ...
Plot: understanding, culture clash, world war two, war, anti war, love triangle, wilderness, life is a bitch, confined, wartime life, military, hostility ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, siberia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 2K
The Heifer (1985)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A platoon of mismatched republican soldiers cross the front-line to steal the bull that the enemy is going to fight on the saint patron date of the village. In addition to ruining the nationals' celebration they want the animal in order to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: soldier, village, fascism, bullfighting, spanish civil war, behind enemy lines, platoon, animal life, republican, disorder, society, military ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 17K
Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, France, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ...
Style: gloomy, humorous, emotional, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, starvation, hopes, jewish ghetto, ghetto, war, graphic violence, protecting from truth, social relations, figment, lifesaver ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%