Movies like On the Double

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On the Double (1961)
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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 East. What Williams is not told is that the Colonel has recently been a target of assassins. After the Colonel's plane goes down, the plan changes and Williams maintains the disguise to confuse the Nazis about D-Day.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Plot: sergeant, war, espionage, airplane, friendship, military, heroes, soldier, battles, kidnapping, dishonesty, wartime life, military life, criminal heroes, disorder, head of state, hidden identity, undercover, estrangement, state affairs, unsupportive spouse, d day, world war two, hitler, chauffeur ...
Time: year 1944
Place: england, germany, europe, london, berlin germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and exciting films with plots about war, military, soldier, heroes, world war two, military life and escapades mostly in War, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like On the Double: The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962), How I Unleashed World War II (1970), The Prisoner of Zenda (1979), Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004), All the Queen's Men (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Plot: world war two, anti heroes, holocaust, pregnancy, friendship, genocide, fall in love, wartime life, battles, heroes, espionage, anti hero ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
78%
The Prisoner of Zenda (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his life, and switch him with a look-a-like London ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, sword fight, love and romance, rescue, hidden identity, misfit partners, dishonesty, head of state, adventure, rivalry, partners, romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 ⇓
62%
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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 ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
57%
The War Lover (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Buzz Rickson is a dare-devil World War II bomber pilot with a death wish. Failing at everything not involving flying, Rickson lives for the most dangerous missions. His crew lives with this aspect of his personality only because they know he always ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: bomber, danger, battles, world war two, military life, wartime life, love triangle, introspection, survival, human nature, soldier, military ...
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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 ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
54%
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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, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: world war two, disorder, misfit, farce, espionage, goofy hero, soldier, military, social relations, military life, friendship, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.6
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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 ⇓
53%
 6.2
 1K
Zeppelin (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The outbreak of World War I places Scots officer Geoffrey Richter-Douglas in an uncomfortable position. Although his allegiance is to Britain, his mother was from an aristocratic Bavarian family, and he spent his summers in Germany as a child. When ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zeppelin, world war one, war, undercover, dishonesty, adventurer, escapades, military, espionage, government agency, soldier, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: scotland, germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
48%
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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 ⇓
48%
The Deserters (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: Poland, Hungary
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set in military barracks in a small town during World War I. The soldiers herded in the barracks are 'politically suspect' mix of characters from all over of the Austro-Hungarian Empire: Czechs, Jews, and even Italians, but officers in ...
Style: suspense, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting
Plot: military, small town, prison, world war one, prison life, military life, military base, state affairs, escapades, war, army investigation, confined ...
Place: hungary, europe, budapest, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Adventures of Gerard (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History, War
Country: UK, Switzerland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on satirical short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about a vain, egotistical Etienne Gerard, a French brigadier serving during the Napoleonic Wars. He thinks he's the best soldier and lover that ever lived and intends to prove it.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting
Plot: farce, napoleonic wars, war, romance, military, espionage, womanizer, escapades, adventurer, adventure, state affairs, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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 ⇓
46%
Don't Look Now... We're Being Shot At! (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: During World War II, two French civilians and a downed English Bomber Crew set out from Paris to cross the demarcation line between Nazi-occupied Northern France and the South. From there they will be able to escape to England. First, they must ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, cult film ...
Plot: world war two, adventure, soldier, nazi occupation, war, rescue, danger, french resistance, farce, anti war, cult, goofy hero ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
45%
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The Tour (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Year 1993, the bleakest time of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A group of actors from Belgrade, utterly unaware of what they're setting themselves up for, embark on a search for quick earnings - on a "tour" around the Serbian Krajina. ...
Style: bleak, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: anti war, military, political unrest, war, actor's life, danger, disorder, adventure, state affairs, nationalism, graphic violence, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina, former yugoslavia, serbia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
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36 Hours (1964)
Genre: Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Germans kidnap an American major and try to convince him that World War II is over, so that they can get details about the Allied invasion of Europe out of him.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: world war two, military hospital, memory loss, hospital, d day, espionage, interrogation, soldier, heroes, chase, undercover, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, germany, portugal, normandy, lisbon portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Behind Enemy Lines (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor-turned-spy Col. Calvin Turner and his associate, workaholic Lt. Shelley Flynn, plan a daring rescue behind enemy lines in World War II German-occupied Norway of a brilliant scientist who may or may not be aiding the Germans.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, criminal heroes, espionage, escapades, danger, state affairs, heroes, rebellion, war, undercover ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, norway, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 2K
Triple Cross (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, West Germany
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A safecracker turns double agent during WWII.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, military, espionage, world war two, prison, safecracker, double agent, betrayal, escapades, heroes, soldier, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, germany, europe, paris france, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hogan's Heroes (1965)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
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, surreal ...
Plot: world war two, pow, military, espionage, tunnel, radio, undercover, confined, soldier, war, prison, working undercover ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, london, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (1971) is a comedy film directed by Leslie H. Martinson, starring Rosalind Russell and Darren McGavin, and released by United Artists. This was Russell's last theatrical film role, with one TV movie in 1972. Russell adapted ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, secret agents, escape, spy, rivalry, confined, working undercover, heroic mission, captivity, fish out of water, prison, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: albania, europe, mexico city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.8
 5K
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 ⇓
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 ⇓
35%
The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Lt. Commander Finchhaven, a ghostly relic from the First World War, he had fallen down dead drunk on his first assignment and been consigned from the great beyond to sail the seas until a further opportunity arises to redeem his actions. During the ...
Style: not serious, humorous
Plot: world war two, ghost, soldier, ship, ocean or sea, disorder, hapless soldier, military life, isolation, silly humor, confined, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%