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The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962)
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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: humorous, captivating, realistic, semi serious
Plot: world war two, war, espionage, pregnancy, wedding, holocaust, friendship, military, heroes, soldier, battles, genocide, anti hero, fall in love, wartime life, against humanity, anti heroes, pigeon, bathtub, nazi occupation
Place: rome italy, italy, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and captivating films with plots about war, military, world war two, heroes, soldier, military life and wartime life mostly in War, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Pigeon That Took Rome: McHale's Navy (1962), On the Double (1961), The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969), Which Way to the Front? (1970), The Roses of the Desert (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
McHale's Navy (1962)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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 ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sitcom, tense ...
Plot: military, world war two, navy, pow, contests and competitions, battles, military life, cons and scams, courtroom drama, siblings relations, ship, war ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe, italy
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100%
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On the Double (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: American GI Ernie Williams, admittedly weak-kneed, has an uncanny resemblance to British Colonel MacKenzie. Williams, also a master of imitation and disguise, is asked to impersonate the Colonel, ostensibly to allow the Colonel to make a secret trip ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting
Plot: sergeant, estrangement, dishonesty, unsupportive spouse, war, hidden identity, undercover, state affairs, disorder, airplane, battles, friendship ...
Time: year 1944
Place: england, germany, europe, london, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, light, exciting, semi serious ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, rise to the top, small town, fighting the system, military, anti semitism, escapades, war, mayor, wine, italian fascism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, not serious, exciting, humorous
Plot: farce, world war two, military, goofy hero, misfit, war, anti heroes, escapades, fish out of water, heroic mission, disorder, anti hero ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: world war two, desert, friendship, war, military, state affairs, muslim, friends, society, soldier, escapades, italian soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: africa, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: world war two, military, disorder, hapless soldier, wartime life, military life, comedy of errors, silly humor, polish, soldier, anti heroes, war ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa, poland, europe, england, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: exciting, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, escape, villa, heroes, soldier, escapades, confined, war, dishonesty, hidden identity, military, anti heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: italy, tunisia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: not serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous, biting ...
Plot: parody, world war two, battles, desert, military, heroes, escapades, war, soldier, goofy hero, military life, disorder ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, battles, soldier, war, politics, working class, heroic mission, survival, desert, wartime life, basic training ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: africa, europe, egypt, middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Hannibal Brooks (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, War, Action
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A POW in World War II is put to work in a Munich zoo, looking after an Asian elephant. The zoo is bombed by the Americans and the director of the zoo decides it is not safe for his Asian elephant Lucy to remain there. So he sends Brooks to safety ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, cult film ...
Plot: world war two, escape, soldier, zoo, elephant, wartime life, against humanity, betrayal, heroes, adventure, unlikely criminals, confined ...
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, surrender, village, soldier, unlikely partners, war, lifestyle, buddies, military, social relations, power relations, village life ...
Time: year 1943
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, danger, escapades ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Honey Sweet Love... (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A British commander falls in love with a local Sicilian girl during World War II.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, military, village life, fall in love, village, love and romance, romance, war, soldier, bittersweet, battles, sicilian ...
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A group of American executives making a film about World War II decide that since their lead is rather unglamorous, they will draft in an American G.I. to play the part of Winston Churchill. Their take on the war depicts a handsome Churchill falling ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, absurd, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: fall in love, heroes, save the world, head of state, undercover, state affairs, secret agents, war, battles, working undercover, satire, fictional biography ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: england, europe, buckingham palace, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
My Best Enemy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Luxembourg
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Poland 1943: An unlikely pair - a concentration camp prisoner and a captain in Hitler's notorious SS - free themselves from the wreckage of a crashed SS airplane. The two appear to be strangely familiar with each other and the extent of their ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friends, military, friendship, concentration camp, soldier, life is a bitch, wartime life, moral dilemma, holocaust, against humanity, world war two, confined ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
All the Queen's Men (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Germany, Austria, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A mismatched team of British Special Services agents led by an American must infiltrate, in disguise, a female-run Enigma factory in Berlin and bring back the decoding device that will end the war.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: world war two, espionage, heroic mission, military life, undercover, secret agents, against the rules, danger, rescue, government agency, military, transvestism ...
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, hidden identity, gays and lesbians, war, heroes, buddies, hotshot hero ...
Time: 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
To Be or Not to Be (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when Poland is invaded by the Germans in World War II. His wife has the habit of entertaining young polish officers while he's on stage, which is also a source of depression to him. When one of ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, entertaining, funny, light ...
Plot: world war two, farce, war, disorder, satire, actor, german occupation, daring rescue, theater, gay, wartime life, heroic mission ...
Time: 1950s, 1930s, 50s
Place: poland, germany, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Elusive Corporal (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story serves as a companion piece to Renoir's 1937 film, Grand Illusion, once more bringing together men from across the broad social spectrum of French society to depict one man's Sisyphean efforts to escape captivity in a German POW ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: world war two, hopes, confined, society, war, wartime life, human spirit, military life, partners, social differences, down on your luck, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Mediterraneo (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Greek Sea, World War II. An Italian ship leaves a handful of soldiers in a little island; their mission is to spot enemy ships and to hold the island in case of attack. The village of the island seems abandoned and there isn't a single enemy in ...
Style: touching, captivating, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: world war two, island, friendship, soldier, greek island, italian army, war, culture clash, anti war, fish out of water, isolation, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Place: italy, greece, europe, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Fallen (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: THE FALLEN is a three-sided story about German, Italian, and American soldiers, set in Northern Italy during the final weeks of the World War II. On the one side, a group of American supply soldiers delivers ammunition to the front line, a journey ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: holocaust, soldier, survival, military life, military, against the odds, captivity, political unrest, battles, leadership, against humanity, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Castle Keep (1969)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Battle of the Bulge, an anachronistic count shelters a ragtag squad of Americans in his isolated castle hoping they will defend it against the advancing Germans.
Style: exciting, suspense, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, military, battles, castle, heroic mission, survival, fall in love, village, soldier, sexual dysfunction, palaces castles and temples, military life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, engineer, espionage, danger, undercover, military, heroic mission, army investigation, save the day, secret agents, fighting the system, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
Plot: military, bittersweet, battles, power relations, officers and cadets, anti war, gender bending, world war two, soldier, heroes, gender, performer's life ...
Place: singapore, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Red Rose of Normandy (2011)
Genre: War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Klaus Muller, a battle-hardened veteran, finds himself fighting for his life on the Russian front. Surrounded by overwhelming numbers of Russian tanks and planes, he and his men are doomed until famed German tank ace, Michael Wittmann, shows up in ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: world war two, soldier, danger, battles, family relations, parents and children, d day, lovers reunited, military, chases and races, escapades, war ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: world war two, military, wartime life, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, state affairs, battles, against humanity, politics, soldier, war, infantrymen ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, finland, russia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Massacre in Rome (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders ...
Style: contemplative, thought provoking, captivating, bleak, rough ...
Plot: partisan, nazi occupation, world war two, military, confined, hostages, society, heroes, rebellion, soldier, church, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, rebelliousness, power relations, ocean or sea, heroes, save the day, escapades, war, ship, officers and cadets ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Pentagon Wars (1998)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: From the director of “Made In America” and “The Money Pit” comes a hilarious look at one of the most expensive blunders in military history. Over 17 years and almost as many billion dollars have gone into devising the BFV (Bradley Fighting ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: u.s. army, gulf war, vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, undercover, danger, state affairs, workplace intrigue, infantrymen, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, 80s, 1990s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Only Way (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Denmark, Panama, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In April 1940, the armies of Nazi Germany invaded Denmark. The Danish government promised peaceful cooperation on the condition that Denmark s Jews remain free. The Nazi s agreed. In October, 1943, the agreement was broken...This is the true and ...
Style: contemplative, bleak, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, war, state affairs, against humanity, heroes, confined, danger, battles, military, politics, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%