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Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious (1965)
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Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious (1965)
Original name: Situation Hopeless -- But Not Serious
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A lonely German clerk captures two American flyers and keeps them as prisoners in his basement long after WWII has ended. Director Gottfried Reinhardt's 1965 comedy stars Alec Guinness, Robert Redford and Michael Connors.
Plot: world war two, pilot, alternate reality, pow, captive, new world

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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 world war two, soldier, military, nazi, war, pow and escape mostly in War, Comedy and Action genres. Some movies like Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious: McHale's Navy (1964), Joey Boy (1965), Halt, Or I'll Miss! (1998), Get Along, Mate (1981), Where is the General? (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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McHale's Navy (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The crew of PT-73 get into trouble when they back the wrong horse in a race. Now they have to come up with a way to raise the money to pay off the winners.
Plot: u.s. navy, beach, warehouse, gambling, navy, pacific island, debt, military, world war two, japanese navy, frenchwoman, cheating ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943
Place: pacific ocean
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100%
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Joey Boy (1965)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While posters urge austerity and vigilance in wartime Britain, 'Joey Boy' Thompson has never had it better. In a cellar beneath his East London fish shop, a gambling club thrives – and austerity provides a nice black-market sideline. But ...
Plot: bet, gambling, betting, army, world war two, mule, donkey, illegal gambling
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51%
Halt, Or I'll Miss! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It is April 1945, spring begins and ends the war. German transport heading away from Bohemia.
Plot: world war two, pilot, resistance, mistaken identity, husband wife relationship, pub, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, farce, parachutist, disguise, gramophone, train station ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: central europe
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46%
Get Along, Mate (1981)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on a TV sit-com series and set in World War II, about how an ordinary woodcutter develops into an active partisan fighter.
Plot: partisan, fight, world war two, military training, deserter
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Where is the General? (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Waclaw Orzeszko is unlucky soldier. Nobody from the platoon likes him. One day he decided to go away from platoon. At the castle he meet Russian soldier Marusia. At this time German forces came at the castle. They must hide. But there is also second ...
Plot: general, world war two, drinking wine, captive, uniform, gun, wine, wine cellar, shooting, kissing, castle
Time: year 1945
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Io non scappo... fuggo (1970)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the confusion of combat, two Italian get separated from their squadron and become hopelessly lost. As they wander the countryside attempting to find their lost comrades, they have to adopt all manner of outrageous disguises to avoid death at the ...
Plot: world war two, italian soldier, cowardice, hitler, fake identity, italian army, truce
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, soldier, war, heroes, holocaust, pregnancy, friendship, genocide, fall in love, wartime life, military, anti heroes ...
Time: year 1944
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: exciting, not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: world war two, military, farce, disorder, escapades, goofy hero, misfit, anti heroes, obsessive quest, war, soldier, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
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39%
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The Seventh Company Has Been Found (1975)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The second part of the Seventh Company adventures.
Plot: bridge, officer, escape, train, mattress, castle, sabotage, secret passageway, cow, pow, world war two, german occupation ...
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39%
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: realistic, semi serious, exciting, humorous, feel good
Plot: world war two, escape, villa, confined, war, escapades, military, soldier, anti heroes, heroes, adventure, hidden identity ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: italy, london, tunisia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Our Miss Fred (1972)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Danny La Rue stars in this 1970s drag comedy as Fred Wimbush, a Shakespearean actor who is drafted into WWII and is appearing in a camp show in France when the Nazis advance. Unless he continues in his female costume, Fred is certain to be shot as a ...
Plot: world war two, occupied france, drag, cross dressing, gay interest, surrender, german soldier, invasion, transvestite, actor, nazi soldier, gay
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: world war two, soldier, village, surrender, power relations, buddies, unlikely partners, lifestyle, war, military, social relations, village life ...
Time: year 1943
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Allied prisoners tunnel out of a stalag, then return to avenge fellow escapees executed by the Nazis.
Plot: world war two, nazi, escape, prison, pow, prison escape, prisoners of war
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38%
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Dad's Army (1971)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dad's Army was a 1971 feature film based on the BBC television sitcom Dad's Army. Directed by Norman Cohen, it was filmed between series three and four and was based upon material from the early episodes of the television series. The film ...
Plot: world war two, seaside town, bomb, soldier, veteran, retirement, accident
Time: 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Operation Snafu (1961)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tricked into joining the RAF by a wily judge, wide boy Horace Pope sets his sights on the main chance, teams with slow-witted, good-hearted gypsy Pedlar Pascoe, and works up a lucrative racket in conning both his colleagues and the RAF. By means of ...
Plot: raf, con artists, stock footage, pub, englishman abroad, handcuffs, world war two, train, briton abroad, air raid, british, british army ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Coming-Out Party (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Comedy set in World War Two, starring James Robertson-Justice and Leslie Phillips. Sir Ernest Pease (Robertson-Justice) is a self-important scientist who is sent undercover on a bombing mission to monitor the effectiveness of his latest invention, a ...
Plot: british army, diversion, disguise, escape, false identity, world war two, scientist, military officer, nazi, crossword puzzle, pow, german soldier
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Now Where Did the Seventh Company Get to? (1973)
Genre: War, Action, Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 1940: During the chaotic running fights of the French army the 7th company disappears - nobody knows they've been taken captive. Only their scouting patrol, three witty but lazy guys, can escape and now wanders around behind the German lines. ...
Plot: french military, german occupation, uniform, tow truck, wehrmacht, french soldier, pow, disguise, world war two
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36%
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, military, state affairs, muslim, friends, society, escapades, soldier, italian soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
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Cat Under a Helmet (1962)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A tragicomic tale of lumberjack who joined the partisans during WW2. As a corporal, he successfully and courageously fulfilled the combat tasks with his partisan battalion. The commander sends him on a special assignment.
Style: dark
Plot: partisan, world war two, mountain, hand grenade, courage, death, nazi, bombing, german, machine gun, bravery, dream ...
Place: bosnia, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, not serious, biting, offbeat ...
Plot: world war two, battles, disorder, heroes, goofy hero, escapades, war, soldier, military, desert, military life, begins with narration ...
Time: year 1942
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Operation Snatch (1962)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Legend has it that if the famous Barbary Apes leave the Rock of Gibraltar, it's a sign that the British will lose control of it. During World War II, a British officer is put in charge of the apes. When he detects that the animals' morale ...
Plot: behind enemy lines, nazi, world war two, secret mission, british army, ape, monkey, british officer, officer, zookeeper
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell (1968)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sgt. O'Farrell an Army soldier on an island in the South Pacific during World War II is trying to bring the two basics of life to his fellow servicemen, women and beer. The supply ship carrying the beer is torpedoed and the contingent of nurses ...
Plot: navy, torpedo, japanese soldier, salvation, sergeant, irish american, reef, japanese navy, island, airplane, funeral, beach ...
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Merry People Die Twice (1966)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Somewhere in Bosnia in 1943 between the fourth and fifth enemy offensives column partisans withdrew across a river to free territory. At the moment of crossing the river, a group of Chetniks suddenly attack a column of partisans. In this violent ...
Style: dark
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31%
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Genre: War
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of a group of American commandos assigned to kidnap General Rommel. But the soldiers are caught by the Germans who decide to use their plan against them. Replacing the American soldiers with German soldiers, and with the help of a fake ...
Plot: world war two, commando, nazi, kidnapping, soldier, captive, mission, plan, cheating, nazis
Time: 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Password Is Courage (1962)
Genre: War, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A British officer, captured by the Germans, tries everything he can to escape. In the process, amongst many other adventures he gets awarded the Iron Cross !! Based on a true story.
Plot: pow, prisoner of war camp, escape, singing, sabotage, train, tunnel, fire, british, claustrophobia, train station, world war two
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, poland
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31%
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The Odd Squad (1982)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Sicilia 1943, after the landing, between the invading Us army and the defender Italian army, a 2000 years old roman bridge resist to all kind of attacks. Both the army decides to definitively destroy it before the opponent does. But to the chaotic ...
Style: sex comedy
Plot: combat, u.s. marine corps, world war two, italian army, italian soldier, u.s. army, sergeant
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30%
Le diable rose (1988)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Double-agent Brigitte Lahaie is the star attraction at a strip-joint/brothel called "Le Diable Rose" in Nazi occupied France which is frequented by both Nazis and Partisans alike.
Plot: nazi, d day, sex, brothel, female nudity, nazi occupation, resistance, nun, spy, world war two
Place: normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, frame up, military life, basic training ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Operation Snafu (1970)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In WWII, a commando was sent in a secret mission in Sicily. They had a reluctant Italian prisoner of war to help them.
Plot: world war two, commando, cafe, german occupation, cigarette smoking, commando raid, german army, italian fascism
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Dad's Army (2016)
Genre: Comedy, War
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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, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: world war two, goofy hero, soldier, farce, disorder, misfit, espionage, social relations, military life, military, friendship, adventure ...
Time: 1940s
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