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Privates on Parade (1983)
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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 Cleese) is in command of the unit. Flack is accompanied by an ageing, theatrical drama queen, Terri Dennis (Denis Quilley) who hopes to entertain the troops with his flamboyant impressions, but the bored troops find other ways to enjoy themselves.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious
Plot: world war two, lgbtq, military, gay, female impersonator, war, jungle, heroes, battles, soldier, gender bending, anti war, gays and lesbians, coming out, gender, military life, wartime life, bittersweet, basic training, performer's life, officers and cadets, heroic mission, power relations, army, homosexual ...
Place: singapore, asia, southeast asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, humorous and captivating films with plots about war, military, soldier, military life, wartime life, world war two and heroes mostly in War, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Privates on Parade: Two Men Went to War (2002), Ensign Pulver (1964), The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961), How I Won the War (1967), American Soldiers (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, dentist, military, adventurer, goofy hero, military life, heroic mission, officers and cadets, army investigation, escapades, battles ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, france, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, homoerotic ...
Plot: world war two, u.s. navy, island, love, sea, military life, military, sailor, ocean, officers and cadets, ship, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: world war two, military, air force, soldier, military life, hotshot hero, buddies, hidden identity, war, gays and lesbians, heroes, filmmaking ...
Time: 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, humorous, witty, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: world war two, anti war, working class, war, politics, satire, british, death, dysfunctional family, farce, jewish, world war one ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa, iraq, middle east, europe, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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American Soldiers (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Iraq, 2004: during a routine sortie a US patrol is ambushed and the young soldiers are forced to put their training and skills into action fast. A determined foe with superior local knowledge, the Fedayeen insurgents soon draw them into close ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, adventure, good versus evil, escapades, terrorism, state affairs, soldier, heroes, confined, survival, battles ...
Place: iraq, middle east
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49%
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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: man dressed as woman, world war two, undercover, espionage, secret agents, military life, heroic mission, rescue, government agency, against the rules, military, transvestism ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, parody ...
Plot: world war two, farce, war, jewish, dark humor, disorder, gay, satire, german occupation, daring rescue, theater, actor ...
Time: 50s, 1930s
Place: poland, england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Boys in Company C (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, football, friendship, military, basic training, soccer, army, military life, chaos and mayhem, wartime life, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, realistic, semi serious, contemplative
Plot: world war two, military, survival, prison, dentist, soldier, escape, hopes, war, captivity, adventure, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Long Day's Dying (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers and their German captive trek through the European countryside.
Style: realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: world war two, soldier, captive, military, confined, survival, rescue, escapades, war, military life, basic training, anti war ...
Time: 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: April 5, 1943: a battalion of the Foreign Legion arrives in El Ksour, Tunisia, to escort a fortune in gold bars to the home front. A German ambush awaits, and all but four die. Thanks to the street smarts of Sergeant Augagneur, the Legionnaires ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, light ...
Plot: foreign legion, world war two, war, military life, adventure, dishonesty, cons and scams, couple relations, heist, heroic mission, anti war, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, year 1943
Place: tunisia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 208 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: world war two, military, love triangle, fighting the system, soldier, betrayal, haunted by the past, military life, love and romance, life is a bitch, war, society ...
Time: future, 1940s
Place: england, europe
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Ambush Bay (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A Marine unit on a Japanese-held island in the Philippines tries to hook up with local Filipino guerrillas.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, infantrymen, battles, daring rescue, military, escapades, war, soldier, race against time, heroes, superhero, heroic mission ...
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: American troops storm ashore on a Japanese-held island and push inland while their enemies plan a counterattack in this look at warfare. Soldiers on both sides are haunted by memories of home and the horrifying, sickening images they find in combat.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
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Duration: 90 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 83 min.
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Style: mind bending, surreal, political, psychedelic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, female nudity, basic training, d day, soldier, boot camp, atrocity, military life, heroic mission, military base, battle zone, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal ...
Style: disturbing, epic, tragic ending, sad, serious ...
Plot: world war two, great patriotic war, soldier, war, soviet army, military, wartime life, heroic mission, military life, battles, friendship, escapades ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
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Plot: military, nurse, satire, anti war, korean war, surgeon, camp, dark humor, medical, surgery, humiliation, sexism ...
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Country: Germany, Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 97 min.
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Place: germany
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Submarine X-1 (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After losing a submarine and fifty crew in a battle with a German ship during WWII, a Royal Navy officer gets a second chance in a daring raid with midget subs.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, submarine, ocean, battles, battleship, power relations, seaport, military, heroes, soldier, escapades, war ...
Time: 1940s
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cameraman embedded with a reconnaissance patrol charts their mission across territory controlled by the Vietnamese. An impressively naturalistic Vietnam film. Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama. The story is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Style: emotional, captivating, serious, touching, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Triple Echo (1972)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, humorous, serious ...
Plot: world war two, transvestism, transsexual, man disguised as a woman, army sergeant, cross dressing, farm, soldier, desertion, gender bending, wartime life, fall in love ...
Place: england, europe
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The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, confined, captivity, military life, battles, espionage, on the run, life is a bitch, rebellion, political unrest, wartime life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 1944, Capt. Josiah J. Newman is the doctor in charge of Ward 7, the neuropsychiatric ward, at an Army Air Corps hospital in Arizona. The hospital is under-resourced and Newman scrounges what he needs with the help of his inventive staff, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: military hospital, captain, doctors and patients, doctor, mentally unstable, war, world war two, psychiatrist, psychiatric ward, shell shock, post traumatic stress disorder, hospital ...
Place: arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mosquito Squadron (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In WW2, a RAF squadron leader mourns the death of a comrade and receives a bombing mission against a secret Nazi V-2 rocket testing facility in France.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, raf, aviation, mosquito, aerial combat, fighter plane, soldier, military, battles, leadership, heroes, twins ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Farewell to Fools (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Romania, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set during World War II, somewhere in Eastern Europe. A German soldier is found dead near the village. The local authorities must find the culprit, or they will be all shot by the Nazis the morning after. There's no way to find the guilty one, ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, tragicomedy, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, village, moral dilemma, misfit, mentally challenged, hopes, human nature, comedy of errors, farce, wartime life, dark humor, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: romania, transylvania, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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