Movies and TV shows like McHale's Navy

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McHale's Navy (1962)
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McHale's Navy (1962)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: McHale's Navy is an American sitcom that aired 138 half-hour episodes over four seasons, from October 11, 1962, to April 12, 1966, on the ABC network. The series was filmed in black and white and originated from an hour drama called Seven Against the Sea, broadcast on April 3, 1962. Universal commissioned the colorization of the series in the 1980s for syndication in hope of reviving its popularity.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sitcom, tense, captivating
Plot: military, world war two, pow, navy, contests and competitions, war, ship, battles, military life, siblings relations, courtroom drama, cons and scams, u.s. navy, captivity, farce, network, hysteria, basic training, army investigation, con artists, gambling, american soldier, gambler, fish out of water, uniform ...
Time: 60s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: europe, italy

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Most similar movies to McHale's Navy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and not serious films and TV series with plots about military, soldier, war, military life, world war two, heroes and disorder mostly in Comedy, War and Drama genres. Some movies like McHale's Navy: Hogan's Heroes (1965), How I Unleashed World War II (1970), Dad's Army (1968), Which Way to the Front? (1970), Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hogan's Heroes (1965)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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, not serious ...
Plot: world war two, pow, military, espionage, radio, tunnel, war, nothing goes right, confined, soldier, working undercover, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, london, berlin germany
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McHale's Navy (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The crew of PT-73 get into trouble when they back the wrong horse in a race. Now they have to come up with a way to raise the money to pay off the winners.
Plot: u.s. navy, beach, warehouse, gambling, navy, pacific island, debt, military, world war two, frenchwoman, cheating, sailor ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, military life, war, soldier, polish, wartime life, hapless soldier, disorder, anti heroes, heroes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa, poland, europe, italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dad's Army (1968)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, realistic, not serious
Plot: world war two, soldier, sergeant, captain, disorder, hapless soldier, military life, military base, farce, warden, hapless, commander ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
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100%
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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, farce, military, anti heroes, obsessive quest, war, soldier, heroes, fish out of water, heroic mission, disorder, anti hero ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: realistic, not serious, humorous, sitcom
Plot: military, fish out of water, military base, soldier, u.s. military, cult, goofy hero, misfit, military life, disorder, silly humor, marines ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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100%
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: realistic, semi serious, captivating, humorous
Plot: world war two, war, heroes, holocaust, pregnancy, friendship, genocide, fall in love, wartime life, soldier, military, anti heroes ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Bluestone 42 (2013)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Bluestone 42 is a comedy drama about a British bomb disposal detachment in Afghanistan. So what’s the average working day for a hero? Make your keen young colleague deal with the boring paperwork? Wind up your fellow employees? Flirt with the new ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom
Plot: bomb, military, army, military life, life risking, commander, squad, british humour, soldier, war in afghanistan, young people, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, ship, rebelliousness, power relations, ocean or sea, war, escapades, heroes, save the day, officers and cadets ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two Air Force friends have fun during their enlistment.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: military, military life, soldier, air force, basic training, officers and cadets, heroes, buddies, hidden identity, war, hotshot hero, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting
Plot: world war two, escape, villa, heroes, anti heroes, soldier, military, escapades, war, confined, adventure, hidden identity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: italy, london, tunisia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Enlisted (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Enlisted is an upcoming American television series that is set to premiere on Fox on January 10, 2014. Fox placed a 13-episode order for the single-camera comedy.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: military, soldier, basic training, military base, u.s. army, fish out of water, misfit, squad, military life, sergeant, social misfits, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
How I Won the War (1967)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An inept British WWII commander leads his troops to a series of misadventures in North Africa and Europe.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: anti war, world war two, soldier, battles, war, politics, working class, desert, wartime life, frame up, military life, basic training ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: africa, europe, middle east, egypt, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: world war two, village, soldier, surrender, military life, against the odds, wartime life, human nature, officers and cadets, village life, anti war, culture clash ...
Time: year 1943
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Australia
Duration: 44 min.
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Story: As dawn breaks on April 25, 1915, ANZAC troops go into battle on the beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula. Landing in the dark chaos, Tolly, Bevan and their mates struggle to establish a tenuous foothold on the treacherous slopes and deep ravines. ...
Style: emotional, stylized, rough, captivating, serious ...
Plot: war, military, world war one, survival, military life, battle zone, danger, soldier, battles, family relations, graphic violence, siblings relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: turkey, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Private Benjamin (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Private Benjamin is an American sitcom based on the movie of the same name. The show aired on CBS from April 6, 1981, to January 10, 1983. Eileen Brennan, who reprised her role from the film, won an Emmy and Golden Globe Award for her work on the ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, feel good, not serious
Plot: military life, military, army life, strong female presence, superior officer, boot camp, nato, silly humor, military base, soldier, fish out of water, comedy of errors ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: parody, realistic, not serious, biting, suspense ...
Plot: battles, world war two, heroes, goofy hero, escapades, war, soldier, military, desert, military life, disorder, nazi officer ...
Time: year 1942
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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M*A*S*H (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. With little help from the circumstances they find themselves in, they are forced to make their own fun. Fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, clever, cynical, witty ...
Plot: military hospital, doctors and patients, friendship, surgery, military, military life, doctor, sergeant, u.s. army, anti war, nurse, captain ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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100%
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F Troop (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: F Troop is a satirical American television sitcom that originally aired for two seasons on ABC-TV. It debuted in the United States on September 14, 1965 and concluded its run on April 6, 1967 with a total of 65 episodes. The first season of 34 ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, parody
Plot: old west, army investigation, tribe, native americans, devious, bug, americana, chief, heroes, soldier, goofy hero, war ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
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100%
Privates on Parade (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: It is 1947, the year of the communist rebellion in Malaya and the British army's SADUSEA (Song And Dance Unit South East Asia) are called to the Malayan Jungle to entertain the troops. The eccentric, bible-bashing Major Giles Flack (John ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: military, battles, world war two, bittersweet, anti war, coming out, heroic mission, power relations, gender, heroes, soldier, war ...
Place: singapore, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Blackadder Goes Forth (1989)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: It is 1917, and lunatic General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett is leading the British troops at the front lines against the Germans, while everyone waits for Field Marshall Haig's big push. There are various emotions throughout the camp ...
Style: witty, humorous, offbeat, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: dark humor, insanity, captain, officer, soldier, world war one, satire, assistant, escape, intelligence, search, commander ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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C.P.O. Sharkey (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: C.P.O. Sharkey is an American sitcom which aired from 1976 to 1978 on NBC.
Style: sitcom
Plot: military base, military, navy, u.s. army, insult, u.s. navy, sarcasm
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, offbeat, realistic
Plot: soldier, dentist, military, goofy hero, adventurer, heroic mission, military life, officers and cadets, battles, army investigation, escapades, danger ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Combat! (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Combat! is an American television program that originally aired on ABC from 1962 until 1967. The show covered the grim lives of a squad of American soldiers fighting the Germans in France during World War II. The program starred Rick Jason as ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: military, world war two, soldier, american soldier, u.s. army, infantrymen, squad, navy, anti war, d day, military life, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: czech republic, prague, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, captivating, exciting, light, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, rise to the top, small town, military, fighting the system, anti semitism, war, escapades, mayor, wine, italian fascism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: world war two, desert, friendship, war, military, state affairs, muslim, friends, society, escapades, soldier, italian soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: africa, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: world war two, goofy hero, disorder, misfit, farce, soldier, espionage, military life, military, social relations, friendship, adventure ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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 ⇓
27%
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Colditz (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: Three prisoners, Jack Rose, Tom Willis and Nick McGrade, embark on an heroic plan to escape from a World War Two POW camp. As Rose And Willis are recaptured by the Germans, McGrade manages to traverse their clutches and travels to London to inform ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, exciting, tense
Plot: world war two, pow, soldier, military, castle, love triangle, prison life, battles, romance, love and romance, human spirit, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1939
Place: europe, germany, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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