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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: military base, soldier, army, military, friends, misfit, rebellion, working the system, daydreamer, boot camp, buddies, rebelliousness, military life, basic training, power relations, hapless soldier, firearm, female nudity, homosexual, burlesque, military service, prank, training, sex, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: german democratic republic, germany, europe, 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, disorder, buddies, soldier, military life, military and power relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like NVA: Military Academy (2007), The Call-up (1979), Sun Alley (1999), Your Mother Wears Combat Boots (1989), 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, sexy, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: power relations, youth, misfit, basic training, buddies, military life, friends, hapless soldier, life turned upside down, nothing goes right, misfit partners, 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: realistic, biting, not serious, humorous, cynical
Plot: chaos, nothing goes right, chaos and mayhem, military life, disorder, buddies, basic training, friends, power relations, superior officer, military base, soldier ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: soldier, military, army, goofy hero, hapless soldier, disorder, military service, social climber, military officer, uniform, laziness, fortune hunter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: talky, clever, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, friendship, teenage life, politics, love and romance, state affairs, coming of age, society, innocence lost, social differences, friends, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: german democratic republic, germany, europe, berlin germany, east berlin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: military, soldier, military life, parents and children, power relations, american soldier, parachute, u.s. army, boots, barracks, army life, helmet ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, cynical, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Plot: love and romance, unfulfilled love, parents and children, unfulfillment, twentysomething life, social misfits, bar, misfit, couples, buddies, lifestyle, depression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: germany, europe, east germany, west berlin west germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: exciting, offbeat, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Plot: filmmaking, military, soldier, greek, tv station, dictatorship, army, porn, society, rebelliousness, rebellion, media ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 1960s, year 1967
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: buddies, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, friends, coming of age, sex, female nudity, nude swimming, world cup, father son relationship, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: realistic, offbeat, not serious, humorous
Plot: soldier, desert, daring rescue, chases and races, military base, military, nothing goes right, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, military life, track down ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: israel, egypt, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, car race, couple relations, contests and competitions, buddies, couples, car chase, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, driving, hairdresser, mercedes benz ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, family relations, misfit, communication problem, nothing goes right, siblings relations, goofy hero, uneducated, disorder, farce, on the road, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, germany, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, sexual, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: sex, gender disguise, love and romance, military, soldier, young lovers, buddies, teenage life, wooing, basic training, sexual relations, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: disorder, buddies, nothing goes right, friends, rave, odd couple, comedy of errors, sex, female nudity, robbery, party, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: realistic, biting, humorous, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: dishonesty, rock, military base, state affairs, hapless soldier, military life, disorder, anti war, military hospital, power relations, mistaken identity, military ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 5K
Enlisted (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
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: realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: military, soldier, sitcom, basic training, hapless, goofy hero, social misfits, squad, military life, disorder, hapless soldier, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Zero Motivation (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Filmmaker Talya Lavie steps into the spotlight with a dark comedy about everyday life for a unit of young female Israeli soldiers. The human resources office at a remote desert base serves as the setting for this cast of characters, who bide their ...
Style: realistic, tragicomedy, dark humor, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: military base, office, military, soldier, army, female soldier, friendship, virginity, military life, friends, superior officer, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, tokyo, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, witty, not serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: military, soldier, gambling, cons and scams, against the rules, disorder, military life, dishonesty, military base, rivalry, u.s. army, gulf war ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, sexual, realistic
Plot: homecoming, against humanity, artists and showbiz, state affairs, fascism, society, hotel, comedian, stalinism, holocaust, nazi germany, best friend
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexy
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, rivalry, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, ambition, youth, buddies, disorder, high school life, friends, power relations, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: military, military life, soldier, officers and cadets, cons and scams, war, showbiz, hidden identity, basic training, buddies, heroes, hotshot hero ...
Time: 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: prank, academy, competition, chase, law enforcement, officers and cadets, crimes, ambition, friends, power relations, gang, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, bodyguard, state affairs, misfit partners, nothing goes right, goofy hero, chases and races, paralysis, escapades, partners, friends, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 2K
Demoted (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: What go around comes around for a pair of prank-playing tire salesmen (Astin and Vartan) who find themselves placed in secretarial jobs by their put-upon boss (Cross)
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: prank, office, workplace intrigue, switching roles, drugs/alcohol, workplace situations, rebelliousness, workplace, power relations, friends, rivalry, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: college, friends, power relations, youth, teenage life, buddies, college life, athlete's life, down on your luck, romance, ambition, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: arizona, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: realistic, sexual, sentimental, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: ship, sex, buddies, nightlife, wooing, youth, friends, friendship, sexual relations, twentysomething life, love and romance, looking for sex ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, realistic ...
Plot: basic training, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, battle of the sexes, gender, power relations, workplace, dishonesty, female protagonist, u.s. military, military life, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, pentagon, washington d.c., virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Plot: sitcom, military, military life, fish out of water, superior officer, boot camp, self discovery, feminism, nato, officers and cadets, soldier, military base ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: friends, fish out of water, grownups, singleness, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, life turned upside down, self discovery, delivery, disorder, couples, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ 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: offbeat, realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: disorder, high school, coming of age, youth, hardcase students, teachers and students, prank, rebellion, high school life, rebelliousness, exam, private school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Every Young Man (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jurácek's feature debut is shot in two parts. In the first, a corporal accompanies a new recruit with a sore Achilles tendon for his physical, and all the girls or young women they see are played by the same actress (Ruzickova). In the longer ...
Plot: socialism, soldier, army, youth, uniform, tank, masturbation, young man, caught masturbating, military service, military base, barracks ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%