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The Call-up (1979)
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The Call-up (1979)
Original name: Repmånad eller Hur man gör pojkar av män
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 doesn't take it very serious - but they have a jolly good time. A female journalist follows the exercise to write an article, and gets interested in him. Plot by Mattias Thuresson.
Style: humorous, biting, suspense, realistic, cynical, not serious
Plot: military, friends, soldier, chaos and mayhem, chaos, buddies, military base, military life, disorder, nothing goes right, basic training, superior officer, power relations, military service, reunion, platoon, journalist, restaurant, boot camp, secret identity, army life, conscription, drinking, golf course
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and offbeat films with plots about disorder, buddies, friends, nothing goes right, silly humor, military and farce mostly in Comedy, Sport and War genres. Some movies like The Call-up: SOS (1988), One-Week Bachelors (1982), Military Academy (2007), Charter Trip 2 (1985), NVA (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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SOS (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The landlubber Stig-Helmer and his Norwegian friend Ole get on a barge by mistake. They arrive at an archipelago and have to spend Midsummer among the fancy rich boat people, their yachts and summer houses.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, biting, suspense
Plot: island, nothing goes right, buddies, escapades, friends, social differences, resort, yacht, midsummer, golf, archipelago, cruise ship ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
One-Week Bachelors (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gary's wife going away and he drives her to the airport. Gary has planned a week of hard work but at the airport he met Lasse, and then becomes nothing that Gary had in mind. An unlikely friendship develops between the two, and Gary succeed in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rave, friends, disorder, nothing goes right, buddies, odd couple, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, comedy of errors, party, auto mechanic, infidelity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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
Plot: military life, military, life turned upside down, misfit, soldier, hapless soldier, disorder, boot camp, basic training, adolescence vs adulthood, military base, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Charter Trip 2 (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Stig-Helmer takes another vacation with his norwegian friend Ole. This time it's time for a skiing vacation in the Alps. Of course, Stig-Helmer has never learnt downhill skiing, but he attends a ski school. And together they manage to charm two ...
Style: exciting, not serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous
Plot: family relations, skiing, picnic, holiday, photo booth, ski lift, ski resort, winter, hang gliding, disorder, friends, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, alps, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 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, friends, boot camp, daydreamer, misfit, military, basic training, prank ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: german democratic republic, germany, europe, gdr, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
57%
Studentfesten (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 1994. Rasmus two best friends Frans and Ian talk him into crashing graduation parties in search of fun, booze and girls to get over Klara who just broke up with him. During the day his feelings for her is tested when he learns the truth about ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: looking for sex, disorder, friends, wild ride, teenage girl, teenage boy, teenager, buddies, drugs/alcohol, silly humor, underage drinking, scandinavian girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Those Were the Days (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Dutch football team has just released the heroic World Cup final lost to archrival West Germany. The whole country is in mourning and Jaap Kooijman throws out of sheer frustration the brand new TV out the window. This event is the prelude to an ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: wrongfully committed, disorder, friends, confined, nothing goes right, buddies, female director, hippie, volkswagen bus, yoga
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Accidental Golfer (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: I bet anyone can get better at golf than you are in one week, a golfer says to her golfing businessman for a boyfriend in a quarrel. Unfortunately Stig-Helmer is standing nearby when the boyfriend accepts the bet, and he is chosen to be the ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: golf, lifestyle, rivalry, sport, nothing goes right, buddies, contests and competitions, ambition, chosen one, golf course, businessman, competition ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
House Party: Tonight's the Night (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A pair of high school rappers have two major goals - make music and get hot girls. The best way to get both is to throw the biggest and best house party ever! The night of the party, one of the boys is grounded by his parents, so it's up to his ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, light, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, disorder, buddies, friends, youth, teenage life, hip hop, profanity, sexual content, silly humor, drugs/alcohol, girl
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
41%
 5.9
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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, captivating, exciting, witty ...
Plot: military base, military, soldier, gambling, disorder, rivalry, cons and scams, revenge, camp, silly humor, military life, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, greenland, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Immature (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Six high school friends who come to the quarantine and have to assume that they are far from their days of glory. With a lot of responsibilities above are all immersed in their various personal crises. But everything changes when a court to void the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: friendship, nothing goes right, reunion, couples, buddies, thirtysomething life, adolescence vs adulthood, friends, high school graduation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Beer (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An advertising firm, desperate to keep an account from a financially-ailing brewery, concocts a macho ad campaign centering on three losers who inadvertently prevent a robbery at a bar.
Style: humorous, biting, cynical, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: bar, satire, heroes, media, profanity, shrewd, farce, workplace, buddies, drugs/alcohol, friends, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Trailer Park Boys Xmas Special (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 57 min.
Story: In this holiday prequel, it’s 1997 and Sunnyvale Trailer Park is getting ready for the holiday season. Julian’s got a great idea to make money this Christmas, Ricky gets confused between God and Santa, and Bubbles tries to get the Boys together ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: nothing goes right, petty criminal, buddies, life is a bitch, friends, misfit, holiday, white trash, social misfits, disorder, society, christmas
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Who Pulled the Plug? (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: To secure an order for 1 000 cruise ships from an Arab prince, two companies have to compete by racing each other by canal from Stockholm to Gothenburg. A small family owned company on the brink of bankruptcy is pitted against their major competitor ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: boat chase, canal, debt collector, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, escapades, silly humor, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, race, falling into water ...
Time: 80s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
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High Strung (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Thane Furrows, an extremely cynical but unintentionally hilarious children's book writer, wakes up one morning, and, since pretty much everyone and everything annoys him, begins another day of complaining to himself. However, the day proves to ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, dark humor, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: death, paranoia, disorder, buddies, confined, nothing goes right, losing-it hero, writers, isolation, friends, confinement indoors, uninvited guest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Peculiarities of the National Fishing (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: General Ivolgin, forester Kuzmich, and good-natured Lyova lose their way on a fishing trip and wind up in a neighboring country, where they decide to have a good time anyway but end up leaving their vodka and fishing equipment behind.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, not serious, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fishing, friendship, disorder, lake or river, culture clash, escapades, nothing goes right, society, alcohol, boat, male camaraderie, border guard ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Operation Grandma (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Israel
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Mivtza Savta ("Operation Grandma") is a satirical Israeli comedy about three very different brothers trying to get around many obstacles to bury their grandmother on her kibbutz. The story takes place in Israel, in the fictional kibbutz ...
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: death in the family, military, race against time, nothing goes right, chases and races, soldier, social relations, family problems, family relations, disorder, siblings relations, military life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Back in the Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sometimes in order to move forward, you have to go back. And in this raunchy comedy, Jim Owens does just that when he heads home for his high school reunion. In an attempt to relive the glory days with his boys and explore an old romance, he nearly ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school reunion, friends, reunion, nothing goes right, buddies, couples, hometown, silly humor, disorder, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Carry on Again Doctor (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Dr Nookey is disgraced and sent to a remote island hospital. He is given a secret slimming potion by a member of staff, Gladstone Screwer, and he flies back to England to fame and fortune. But others want to cash in on his good fortunes, and some ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: hospital, disorder, power relations, farce, workplace situations, doctors and patients, nothing goes right, goofy hero, workplace, silly humor, british, medical ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Mike O'Donoghue's parody of "Mondo Cane" showcases curious performers, strange musicians, celebrity mutations and unusual short films, including Thomas Alva Edison's "Elephant Electrocution". In the tradition of ...
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, satire, showbiz, chaos and mayhem, media satire, filmmaking, disorder, laser, chaos, media, goofy hero, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Big Store (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Four guys working for a small grocer in trouble, declare war on a new giant neighborhood supermarket by attempting several coups. A film about the big store taking over the business of smaller stores.
Style: realistic, not serious, exciting, humorous
Plot: motorcycle chase, store, friends, disorder, underdog, partners, prank, rivalry, ambition, nothing goes right, buddies, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 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 ⇓
31%
Never Been Thawed (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A hilarious mockumentary about the delicious hobby of frozen food collecting and Christian rock band, The Christers. The film follows the Mesa Frozen Entree Enthusiast's Club as they plan their first Frozen Entree Enthusiasts Convention.
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, friendship, disorder, desire for fame, ego clash, partners, nothing goes right, rivalry, misfit, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The 11 Commandments (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After an evening of drinking, six men find themselves in front of The God of the Joke. Distressed to find that people aren't laughing anymore, He gives the six friends a mission: to save the world with the Eleven Commandments of the Joke. The ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, funny, offbeat
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prank, chaos and mayhem, disorder, buddies, silly humor, profanity, friends, stupidity, humiliation, disguise, vandalism, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The King of Idiots (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Chile
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A comedy that follows a naive taxi driver (Quercia) who is duped by most of his fares.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, offbeat
Plot: life turned upside down, nothing goes right, love and romance, misfit, buddies, social misfits, taxi driver, stolen money, sexual content, friends, taxi, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, santiago de chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Mutiny on the Buses (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bus driver Stan Butler agrees to marry Suzy, much to the anguish of Mum, her son-in-law, Arthur, and daughter Olive. How, they wonder, will they ever manage without Stan's money coming in? Then Arthur is sacked, and Stan agrees to delay the ...
Style: witty, sitcom, humorous, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: bus, working class, workplace, chaos and mayhem, cons and scams, workplace situations, relationship vs career, rivalry, dishonesty, farce, couples, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Erkan & Stefan (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Editor Eckernförde has come into the possession of an audiocassette that contains a recording of the last minutes of deceased politician Uwe Barschel. The circumstances of his untimely death have never been completely resolved - until now. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: bodyguard, chase, obsessive quest, buddies, nothing goes right, goofy hero, disorder, partners, escapades, sarcasm, misfit partners, silly humor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Someone Marry Barry (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A trio of friends scheme to find a wife for their socially inappropriate friend Barry, and end up finding a girl just like him.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, buddies, nothing goes right, love and romance, odd couple, thirtysomething life, disorder, couple relations, profanity, silly humor, romance, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%