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: exciting, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: world war two, sergeant, war, airplane, heroes, military, friendship, kidnapping, battles, soldier, undercover, espionage, d day, head of state, hidden identity, military life, disorder, wartime life, estrangement, dishonesty, state affairs, criminal heroes, unsupportive spouse, disguise, hitler ...
Time: year 1944
Place: england, germany, europe, london, berlin germany

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Most similar movies to On the Double

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), Which Way to the Front? (1970), Hannibal Brooks (1969), Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004). 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: realistic, semi serious, captivating, humorous
Plot: world war two, battles, heroes, war, soldier, military, against humanity, espionage, wedding, pregnancy, holocaust, friendship ...
Time: year 1944
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, military, foreign legion, soldier, war, polish, military life, heroes, nothing goes right, hapless soldier, disorder, silly humor ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa, poland, europe, italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: world war two, military, farce, disorder, soldier, obsessive quest, goofy hero, heroes, war, escapades, misfit, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Hannibal Brooks (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, War
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: realistic, semi serious, exciting, humorous, buddy comedy ...
Plot: world war two, escape, soldier, elephant, zoo, confined, unlikely criminals, against humanity, adventure, escapades, war, heroes ...
Place: switzerland, europe, germany, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, parody, absurd, feel good ...
Plot: fall in love, heroes, working undercover, head of state, secret agents, undercover, war, save the world, state affairs, battles, fictional biography, satire ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england, london, buckingham palace
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: semi serious, realistic, exciting, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, sword fight, escape, fall in love, political intrigue, mistaken identity, against the odds, dishonesty, hidden identity, rivalry, romance, partners ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: world war two, escape, countess, disorder, troublemaker, daring rescue, adventure, hidden identity, dishonesty, heroes, escapades, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: italy, tunisia, london
⇓ 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, military, soldier, heroes, escapades, save the day, adventure, war, survival, battles, wartime life, military life ...
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Kelly's Heroes (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA, Yugoslavia
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A misfit group of World War II American soldiers goes AWOL to rob a bank behind German lines.
Style: cynical, semi serious, suspense, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, world war two, gold, behind enemy lines, military, war, german, escapades, soldier, cons and scams, hippie, robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 70s
Place: france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, compassionate ...
Plot: world war two, adventure, nazi occupation, soldier, war, rescue, french resistance, british soldier, occupied france, house painter, raf, bomber ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
All the Queen's Men (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA, Austria, Germany
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: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic
Plot: man dressed as woman, undercover, espionage, secret agents, military life, heroic mission, rescue, government agency, against the rules, military, world war two, transvestism ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, humorous, biting, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: battles, world war two, military life, desert, disorder, heroes, soldier, war, escapades, military, goofy hero, army sergeant ...
Time: year 1942
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 8K
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, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: world war two, misfit, disorder, farce, goofy hero, soldier, espionage, social relations, military life, military, friendship, humour ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, state affairs, military, muslim, society, soldier, escapades, friends, bedouin ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: africa, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, realistic, humorous, psychotronic
Plot: military, soldier, military life, air force, hotshot hero, buddies, hidden identity, war, gays and lesbians, heroes, filmmaking, battles ...
Time: 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, dentist, military life, heroic mission, military, adventurer, goofy hero, officers and cadets, army investigation, escapades, battles ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, france, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: semi serious, realistic, suspense, humorous, biting
Plot: world war one, military, prison, small town, escape, state affairs, confined, army investigation, war, society, escapades, soldier ...
Place: hungary, europe, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.0
 2K
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, suspense, biting ...
Plot: mistaken identity, military life, hapless soldier, disorder, uncover truth, military, dishonesty, military base, dark humor, isolation, conspiracy, sexual content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: napoleonic wars, power relations, escapades, adventure, romance, adventurer, military, war, espionage, womanizer, state affairs, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 10K
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, surreal, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, pow, military, tunnel, radio, espionage, prison life, prison, military life, wartime life, captivity, working undercover ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zeppelin, world war one, undercover, war, military life, chaos and mayhem, wartime life, heroic mission, working undercover, escapades, military, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: scotland, germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, disorder, hapless soldier, supernatural, confined, military, ocean, isolation, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 3K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, secret agents, safecracker, prison, espionage, military, double agent, cons and scams, prison life, island, heroic mission, heist ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, germany, england, english channel, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: semi serious, realistic, disturbing, humorous, biting ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, gulf war, cold war, u.s. army, military, state affairs, undercover, military life, army investigation, government agency, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 4K
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: exciting, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, military hospital, memory loss, d day, hospital, espionage, interrogation, battles, holocaust, cons and scams, genocide, frame up ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, germany, portugal, lisbon portugal, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, rough ...
Plot: wartime life, rebellion, escapades, heroes, against humanity, military, state affairs, espionage, criminal heroes, war, undercover, world war two ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, entertaining, funny, light, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, farce, war, dark humor, disorder, satire, german occupation, daring rescue, theater, actor, gay, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1930s, 50s
Place: poland, germany, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, desert, wartime life, basic training, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa, middle east, europe, egypt, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 3K
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: semi serious, bleak, realistic, humorous, biting ...
Plot: anti war, military, political unrest, war, actor's life, dark humor, disorder, adventure, state affairs, nationalism, on the road, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina, croatia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: espionage, secret agents, escape, cia, spy, undercover, heroes, confined, rivalry, adventure, crimes, captivity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: albania, mexico, europe, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%