Movies like NVA

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NVA (2005)
 5.7
 1K
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
Plot: military base, army, soldier, buddies, military life, firearm, military, rebellion, power relations, friends, rebelliousness, basic training, misfit, boot camp, hapless soldier, working the system, daydreamer, male nudity, female nudity, homosexual, burlesque, prank, training, sex, uniform ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: german democratic republic, europe, germany, gdr, east germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and not serious films with plots about friends, buddies, disorder, soldier, military, military life and couples mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like NVA: Military Academy (2007), The Call-up (1979), Loaf and Camouflage (1984), Sun Alley (1999), Berlin Blues (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, sexy
Audience: teens
Plot: buddies, military base, military life, fish out of water, military, misfit, youth, power relations, disorder, misfit partners, soldier, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 3K
The Call-up (1979)
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 ...
Style: not serious, humorous, biting, realistic, cynical
Plot: buddies, military base, soldier, platoon, military service, reunion, basic training, military life, military, chaos and mayhem, nothing goes right, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, not serious, realistic
Plot: military, army, soldier, goofy hero, disorder, hapless soldier, fortune hunter, laziness, military officer, social climber, military service, marriage for money ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Loaf and Camouflage (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Greece
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The film is the story of a group of soldiers, who, in the course of their compulsory military service in 1967 and 1968, before and during the military dictatorship in Greece, are assigned to the then recently founded Armed Forces Television. This TV ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: dictatorship, army, tv station, filmmaking, soldier, rebelliousness, military life, media, military, state affairs, media satire, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.8
 6K
Sun Alley (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of kids grow up on the short, wrong (east) side of the Sonnenallee in Berlin, right next to one of the few border crossings between East and West reserved for German citizens. The antics of these kids, their families, of the "West ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, youth, rock, innocence lost, becoming an adult, teenage love, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance, society, friends, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: german democratic republic, europe, germany, east germany, east berlin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 6K
Berlin Blues (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of students, artists, bohemians and barflys had flourished among ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, clever, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: social misfits, twentysomething life, bar, misfit, buddies, parents and children, unfulfilled love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, lifestyle, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: germany, europe, east germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Your Mother Wears Combat Boots (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An overprotective single mother tries to stop her son joining the parachute unit by sending him to the college, fearful that he may end up his life like his father did. He secretly leaves the college and joins the army, but the mother finds out and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Plot: soldier, military, military life, parents and children, power relations, uniform, parachute, u.s. army, army life, helmet, american soldier, boots ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Night Before the Exams Today (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Reunites the same cast, reprising their characters from the 2006 original film, but transplants them from the 1980s to the Italy of 2006. This leap allows the filmmaker to compare and contrast youth culture across generations, from the era of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: buddies, love and romance, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, female nudity, cheating girlfriend, exam, sex, coming of age, father son relationship, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 5.0
 1K
The Man Cave (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Quotas for women, parking spaces for women, online shopping, small talk and gossip. Software developer Erol, porta-potty rep Lars, and commercial pilot Helmut are licking the wounds of their masculinity – a female-free zone is what’s needed! In ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, nothing goes right, dishonesty, disorder, friends, manipulations, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, cons and scams, rivalry, couples
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 4K
Manta, Manta (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A not so clever guy called Berti with a Opel Manta (a low budget European sports-coupe from the '80s) gets competition in a street race from a guy with a fast Mercedes, and another slick guy with a Ferrari tries to get his hands on Bertis ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercedes benz, hairdresser, rivalry, youth, buddies, contests and competitions, car race, idiot, small town, chases and races, couple relations, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
No More Mr. Nice Guy (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Die Brüder Kipp (Joachim Król) und Most (Horst Krause) machen sich auf den Weg, um das Gut ihrer Oma zu erben. Auf diesem Weg begegnen sie Viktor (Konstantin Kotljarov), einem desertierten russischen Soldaten, der die beiden kidnappt und Nadine ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, road movie
Plot: on the run, disorder, on the road, farce, goofy hero, sibling relationship, siblings relations, nothing goes right, misfit, family relations, uneducated, communication problem ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, germany, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: desert, soldier, nothing goes right, military base, track down, cons and scams, military life, dishonesty, military, disorder, daring rescue, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: israel, asia, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: odd couple, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, disorder, buddies, friends, rave, sex, female nudity, architect, party, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 1K
Hotel Lux (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, Liechtenstein, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1938 Hans Zeisig, an apolitical comedian, impersonator and cabaret actor, flees with a Russian passport (instead of American, which he would have preferred) from Nazi-Berlin, and finds himself in the legendary Hotel Lux, the 'lost ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: homecoming, fascism, against humanity, hotel, society, state affairs, artists and showbiz, comedian, best friend, nazi germany, holocaust, stalinism
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 2K
Guy X (2005)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Canada, Iceland, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A black comedy set in 1979, about a soldier mistakenly posted to an Arctic military base.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, biting, realistic ...
Plot: rock, soldier, uncover truth, military base, military life, mistaken identity, dishonesty, military, disorder, anti war, state affairs, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: bodyguard, chase, nothing goes right, buddies, misfit partners, chases and races, friends, partners, disorder, goofy hero, obsessive quest, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Private Popsicle (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three young Israeli men join the army, and it soon turns out that they're more interested in chasing skirts than following orders.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: sex, gender disguise, buddies, military base, soldier, party, military service, looking for love, looking for sex, basic training, coming of age, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Heartbreak High (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two long-time rival high school football coaches lead their respective teams into battle for the city football championship. However, before the opening kickoff, various students from each school try to do whatever it takes to throw the opposing ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, youth, disorder, buddies, athlete and trainer, high school life, sport team, power relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Three Men and a Cradle (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three young men (Jacques, Pierre and Michel) share an apartment in Paris, and have many girlfriends and parties. Once, during a party, a friend of Jacques' tells him he has a quite compromising package to deliver, and asks him if he can leave ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: babies and infants, buddies, life turned upside down, fish out of water, disorder, friends, self discovery, parents and children, singleness, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, delivery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.7
 462
Campus Man (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Todd Barret is an aspiring businessman. He's got what it takes, but what he doesn't have is enough money to stay in college. So he cooks up a plan to make the first ever all male sports calendar. He eventually convinces Cactus Jack, a very ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: college, college life, school, youth, romance, university, friends, athlete's life, buddies, friendship, down on your luck, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: arizona, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When police funding is cut, the Governor announces he must close one of the academies. To make it fair, the two police academies must compete against each other to stay in operation. Mauser persuades two officers in Lassard's academy to better ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: competition, prank, academy, buddies, chase, goofy hero, governor, partners against crime, contests and competitions, officers and cadets, basic training, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 20K
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, not serious, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Plot: military, soldier, against the rules, military base, cons and scams, gulf war, u.s. army, military life, gambling, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 4K
SOS (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
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, semi serious, realistic, biting
Plot: island, buddies, social differences, resort, escapades, friends, nothing goes right, sexism, party, husband wife relationship, pager, land developer ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Rosalie Goes Shopping (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Rosalie loves to shop too much to let a little thing like no money stop her. When the local shopkeepers no longer take her bad checks or bad credit cards, she's reduced to stealing from one family member to buy presents for others. It's ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: buddies, clergy, forgery, obsession, couple relations, friendship, computers and web, family life, crimes, couples, friends, materialism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Under-Gifted (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story centers around a graduating class of "less-gifted" students in a private Versailles high school. Only a miracle has brought the students this far along, and after a practical joke misfires and the whole school is dynamited, the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: hardcase students, prank, coming of age, high school, rebellion, youth, disorder, rebelliousness, teachers and students, high school life, exam, private school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Men in the City (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The comedy about men and their struggles in life and love.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, clever, semi serious
Plot: buddies, urban, looking for love, thirtysomething life, city life, love and romance, couples, friends, battle of the sexes, couple relations, singleness, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Private Benjamin (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic
Plot: sitcom, military, military life, comedy of errors, soldier, military base, officers and cadets, fish out of water, feminism, self discovery, nato, female soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 2K
Rossini (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Zigeuner is on the hunt for the woman of his dreams, a woman who should also play the main role in the film. Meanwhile, ruthless producer Oskar Reiter wants to buy the film rights at all costs - and he is struggling for the love of the beautiful ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: restaurant, strong sexual content, human nature, showbiz, rape, book, filmmaking, ambition, artists and showbiz, blind ambition, ego clash, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.2
 334
Basic Training (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Melinda comes to Washington DC to visit her friend Debbie, and to find a job in government, where she hopes to do her part to make it better. She gets a lower echelon administrative position at the Pentagon, and finds things pretty slack. Her boss ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual
Plot: dishonesty, power relations, workplace, best friends, obnoxious boss, battle of the sexes, manipulations, vengeance, boss and employee, basic training, military life, racism ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, pentagon, virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.5
 694
Up Your Anchor (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Israel
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Those Lemon Popsicle boys are at it again!..Naughtier than ever in...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: ship, sex, buddies, looking for sex, cruise, youth, friends, friendship, sexual relations, wooing, nightlife, twentysomething life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%