Movies like Numbskull Emptybrook in the Army

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Numbskull Emptybrook in the Army (1984)
 6.7
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Numbskull Emptybrook in the Army (1984)
Original name: Uuno Turhapuro armeijan leivissä
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 Härski Hartikainen and Sörsselssön return to the army for a refresher course and by chance Uuno's father-in-law, Councillor Tuura is made the Finnish Defence Minister. In one of the most memorable scenes, Uuno's wife, Elisabeth, dresses as Uuno and substitutes him for a day as Uuno has an apparently urgent meeting (at a restaurant) and while becoming lost in the woods with a malfunctioning radio, Tuura accidentally declares war on Sweden.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: military, soldier, army, disorder, goofy hero, hapless soldier, silly humor, laziness, social climber, military service, military officer, fortune hunter, marriage for money, uniform
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: finland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and light films with plots about disorder, silly humor, marriage for money, social climber, fortune hunter, laziness and military mostly in Comedy and War genres. Some movies like Numbskull Emptybrook in the Army: Tupla-Uuno (1988), Lottovoittaja UKK Turhapuro (1976), Halfon Hill Doesn't Answer (1976), Military Academy (2007), NVA (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Uuno Turhapuro Suomen Tasavallan Herra Presidentti (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Uuno Turhapuro becomes the President of Finland. Streets are named after him and honorary companies are arranged for him. He also tries to turn Finland into a kingdom.
Plot: president, bungee jump, fake moustache, fortune hunter, laziness, government, pet dog, political campaign, disguise, archive footage, marriage for money, prime minister ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Numbskull Emptybrook in Spain (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Uuno Turhapuro is searching for a job and takes a correspondence course in tour guiding. Eventually he gets a job in a small travel agency and takes a group of Finnish tourists to Marbella, Spain. Unfortunately Uuno's father-in-law Tuura is in ...
Plot: golf, hotel, vacation, disco, family vacation, summer vacation, bullfighting, tourist, father in law son in law relationship, wedding, abroad, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tupla-Uuno (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Tupla-Uuno
Plot: idle rich, retirement, fortune hunter, heiress, social climber, drunk, secretary, father in law son in law relationship, interracial relations, body swapping, doppelganger, archive footage ...
Time: 80s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lottovoittaja UKK Turhapuro (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: It is the first anniversary of Uuno and Elisabet. Uuno has placed a bet with his friend Härski-Hartikainen a year ago, that if Uuno can take just one year of marriage with Elisabet, Hartikainen will treat him a festive dinner. However, Hartikainen ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Numbskul Emptybrook Back in the Country (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Uuno's father-in-law councillor Tuura moves to the country with his wife and daughter Elisabeth. Uuno joins them when it turns out Tuura's mansion is on the construction site of a new road. Tuura however is set on preventing this.
Plot: countryside, village life, laziness, son in law, city country contrast, fortune hunter, social climber, marriage for money, gadget, father in law
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Numbskull Emptybrook's Memory Slowly Comes Back (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Uuno Turhapuro has lost his memory and thinks he's a woman. His friend sörsselssön has lost his memory too and Härski Hartikainen tries to help them.
Plot: drag, clown, personality change, social climber, father in law, marriage for money, diving, fortune hunter, laziness, amnesia, son in law, idle rich
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Uuno Turhapuro – kaksoisagentti (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Uuno Turhapuro reads guide books to learn how to be an orchestra conductor and a secret agent. Meanwhile, his father in law hatches a complicated scheme to finally get rid of Uuno.
Plot: concert, bet, laziness, gadget, scheme, minister, social climber, dinner, double agent, classical music, invention, surveillance ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sergeant Körmy and the Marshall's Stick (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The colonel's wife's tin pints need to be cleaned up, and Sergeant First Class Körmy tasks two privates to do so.
Plot: uniform, military base, diet, infantry, auction, bet, staff, officer, military service, relic, security guard, theater ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Marital Crisis of Numbskull Emptybrook (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Uuno's nose is proved to be so good, that he can smell behind the display window what goods are on the other side. With this fabulous smell talent Uuno is chosen to Police's police-dog school as a student among the other dogs. Meanwhile ...
Plot: dog, sleepwalking, mechanic, mistaken identity, sandwich, bet, father in law, idle rich, marriage, son in law, fortune hunter, social climber ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Numbskull Emptybrook Loses His Memory (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Uuno Turhapuro hits his head and loses his memory. Meanwhile, his friend Härski Hartikainen founds a new peace movement with unorthodox methods.
Plot: marriage for money, head injury, parade, accident, collision, nervous breakdown, amnesia, social climber, lesbian, personality change, mechanic, idle rich ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Halfon Hill Doesn't Answer (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Israel
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sergio Konstanza, a Swindler, owes money to Mr. Hasson. He escapes to the desert where he joins a wacky army reserve unit whose Seargent is engaged to one of Mr. Hasson's Daughters.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat, cult film
Plot: soldier, desert, disorder, chases and races, military, daring rescue, nothing goes right, dishonesty, military base, track down, satire, silly humor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east, asia, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hardware Dealer Numbskull Emptybrook, the President's Son-in-Law (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.7
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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, friends, boot camp, daydreamer, misfit, military, basic training, prank ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: german democratic republic, germany, europe, gdr, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Happy End? Or How Numbskull Emptybrook Won the Hand of Such a Rich and Beautiful Lady (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Uuno moves in flight cargo to Helsinki for the search of a rich, beautiful wife. He buys elegant clothes for eight marks from an estate auction and in two weeks becomes the most pursued bachelor in town, charming all the women. He also starts as a ...
Plot: son in law, marriage for money, laziness, bachelor, engagement, engineer, black eye, makeover, broken mirror, city country contrast, nightmare, father in law ...
Place: finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Country: Finland
Duration: 87 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.6
 485
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 5K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 21K
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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