Movies like The Extraordinary Seaman

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The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)
 3.3
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The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Lt. Commander Finchhaven, a ghostly relic from the First World War, he had fallen down dead drunk on his first assignment and been consigned from the great beyond to sail the seas until a further opportunity arises to redeem his actions. During the Second World War, he is encountered by a quartet of American seamen that includes Lt. Morton Krim and cook W.J. Oglethorpe. A deal is completed whereby the men will help re-float Finchhaven's command in return for a passage to Australia. They raid a village to secure batteries for the engine and come upon the feisty Jennifer Winslow who offers them aid in return for a passage with the crew. Eventually they reach the open sea. Finchhaven's ghostly status is revealed and Lt. Krim and Jennifer help him to sink a Japanese cruiser.
Style: humorous, not serious
Plot: world war two, ship, ghost, soldier, supernatural, military, ocean or sea, confined, isolation, military life, disorder, hapless soldier, silly humor, native american, cannibal, motorcycle, sailor, salvation, accountant, castaway, captain, ancestor, fireworks, irreverence, old photograph ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: the philippines

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Most similar movies to The Extraordinary Seaman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and not serious films with plots about military, soldier, world war two, war, heroes, disorder and military life mostly in War, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Extraordinary Seaman: How I Unleashed World War II (1970), Which Way to the Front? (1970), Ensign Pulver (1964), Dad's Army (2016), Dad's Army (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, disorder, hapless soldier, wartime life, military life, comedy of errors, silly humor, polish, soldier, anti heroes, war ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa, poland, europe, england, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: farce, world war two, military, goofy hero, misfit, war, anti heroes, escapades, fish out of water, heroic mission, disorder, anti hero ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: world war two, military life, military, rebelliousness, power relations, ocean or sea, heroes, save the day, escapades, war, ship, officers and cadets ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: teens, date night
Plot: world war two, disorder, misfit, farce, espionage, goofy hero, soldier, military, social relations, military life, friendship, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 5K
Dad's Army (1968)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Introducing the Walmington-On-Sea home guard. During WW2, in a fictional British seaside town, a ragtag group of Home Guard local defense volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, soldier, captain, sergeant, hapless, hapless soldier, military life, military base, farce, commander, disorder, warden ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: parody, world war two, battles, desert, military, heroes, escapades, war, soldier, goofy hero, military life, disorder ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, cult, goofy hero ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, escape, villa, heroes, soldier, escapades, confined, war, dishonesty, hidden identity, military, anti heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: italy, tunisia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Hell in the Pacific (1968)
Genre: Adventure, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II, a shot-down American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain find themselves stranded on the same small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. Following war logic, each time the crafty Japanese devises something useful, he ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: war, world war two, island, pilot, survival, adventure, military life, human spirit, friendship, soldier, military, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
49%
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, friends, society, soldier, escapades, italian soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: africa, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, dishonesty, military, disorder, hapless soldier, uncover truth, military base, isolation, rock, anti war, sexual content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.6
 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, behind enemy lines, military, war, german, escapades, soldier, cons and scams, danger, bank ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 641
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, estrangement, dishonesty, unsupportive spouse, war, hidden identity, undercover, state affairs, disorder, airplane, battles, friendship ...
Time: year 1944
Place: england, germany, europe, london, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sadsacks Go to War (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A Grand Slapstick comedy about four buddies serving in the army. Their long-suffering sergeant attempts to whip them into shape but the conflict spirals out of control.
Style: exciting, not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: soldier, officers and cadets, prank, chases and races, farm, friends, power relations, disorder, show tunes, farce, silly humor, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, war, nothing goes right, goofy hero, 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 ⇓
44%
Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is an American situation comedy that originally aired on CBS from September 25, 1964, to May 2, 1969. The series was a spinoff of The Andy Griffith Show, and the pilot was aired as the finale of the fourth season of The Andy ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sitcom
Plot: military, military base, fish out of water, soldier, hapless soldier, marines, military life, cult, disorder, silly humor, misfit, goofy hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Best of Enemies (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During World War II, a plane full of RAF fighter crashes in the Ethiopian desert and they are met upon by an enemy Italian patrol that allows them to go free. But, when the Brits are given orders to attack the Italians, lots of problems ensue.
Plot: air disaster, world war two, soccer, friendship, british army, colonialism, italian army, italian soldier, desert, capture
Place: ethiopia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 3.2
 843
Warbirds (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the midst of World War 2, a OSS officer leads a group of female pilots on a mission to deliver a secret weapon, only to crash land on an island in the Pacific after an encounter with a deadly storm. On the island, they must not only contend with ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, captivating
Plot: world war two, dinosaur, soldier, wartime life, military life, battles, adventure, isolation, deadly, danger, military, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, cult film ...
Plot: world war two, escape, soldier, zoo, elephant, wartime life, against humanity, betrayal, heroes, adventure, unlikely criminals, confined ...
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Numbskull Emptybrook in the Army (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Uuno is forced to complete his mandatory military service when it is revealed that he only spent one day in the army in his youth. As is typical of the Turhapuro series his family and friends become closely tied in with these events. His friends ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: soldier, military, army, goofy hero, disorder, hapless soldier, silly humor, social climber, uniform, military officer, laziness, fortune hunter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 3K
Dad's Army (1971)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dad's Army was a 1971 feature film based on the BBC television sitcom Dad's Army. Directed by Norman Cohen, it was filmed between series three and four and was based upon material from the early episodes of the television series. The film ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, bomb, accident, veteran, retirement
Time: 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 168
The Ascent (1994)
Genre: Adventure, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The real-life adventure of a dashing Italian soldier who escapes a British prisoner-of-war camp because he dreams of climbing 17,000-foot Mt. Kenya and planting the Italian flag at the summit. The obsessive British camp commander pursues him, and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: world war two, on the run, escapades, danger, soldier, obsessive quest, chase, against humanity, chases and races, heroes, rivalry, confined ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, surrender, village, soldier, unlikely partners, war, lifestyle, buddies, military, social relations, power relations, village life ...
Time: year 1943
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, offbeat, humorous, witty, surreal ...
Plot: world war two, pow, military, espionage, tunnel, radio, undercover, confined, soldier, war, prison, working undercover ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, london, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
None But the Brave (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: American and Japanese soldiers, stranded on a tiny Pacific island during World War II, must make a temporary truce and cooperate to survive various tribulations. Told through the eyes of the American and Japanese unit commanders, who must deal with ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, island, survival, escapades, military, soldier, danger, war, anti war, u.s. army, stranded, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, captivating, humorous
Plot: world war two, anti heroes, holocaust, pregnancy, friendship, genocide, fall in love, wartime life, battles, heroes, espionage, anti hero ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 64K
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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: u.s. army, boot camp, friendship, soldier, basic training, military life, disorder, military, sergeant, taxi driver, flirting, obstacle course ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: west germany, milan italy, italy, kentucky, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Digby Geste (Feldman) and his ‘identical’ twin brother Beau (York) compete with their stepmother (Ann-Margeret) over possession of a priceless family heirloom.
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: parody, foreign legion, desert, adventure, disorder, farce, siblings relations, goofy hero, camel, brother brother relationship, jewelry, jewel theft ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%