Movies like Sadsacks Go to War

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Sadsacks Go to War (1974)
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Sadsacks Go to War (1974)
Original name: Les bidasses s'en vont en guerre
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A Grand Slapstick comedy about four buddies serving in the army. Their long-suffering sergeant attempts to whip them into shape but the conflict spirals out of control.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, not serious
Plot: soldier, farm, officers and cadets, chases and races, prank, war, adventure, military, friends, partners, ambition, rebellion, fugitives, farce, buddies, rebelliousness, countryside, disorder, rivalry, underdog, misfit partners, power relations, show tunes, silly humor, military life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france

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Most similar movies to Sadsacks Go to War

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and exciting films with plots about disorder, silly humor, farce, soldier, military, friends and military life mostly in Comedy, War and Adventure genres. Some movies like Sadsacks Go to War: The Big Store (1973), How I Unleashed World War II (1970), Demoted (2011), You Can't Win 'Em All (1970), Dad's Army (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Big Store (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Four guys working for a small grocer in trouble, declare war on a new giant neighborhood supermarket by attempting several coups. A film about the big store taking over the business of smaller stores.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: motorcycle chase, shoplifting, supermarket, business competition, grocery store, store, disorder, misfit partners, contests and competitions, buddies, nothing goes right, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
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100%
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, nazi occupation, soldier, war, rescue, danger, bomber, british soldier, occupied france, raf, house painter ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, military life, polish, war, soldier, disorder, hapless soldier, nothing goes right, heroes, anti heroes, silly humor ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa, poland, europe, italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.4
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Demoted (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: What go around comes around for a pair of prank-playing tire salesmen (Astin and Vartan) who find themselves placed in secretarial jobs by their put-upon boss (Cross)
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: prank, workplace, rebelliousness, workplace intrigue, boss and employee, silly humor, workplace situations, obnoxious boss, rivalry, partners, buddies, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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You Can't Win 'Em All (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two former U.S. Army soldiers, Adam Dyer and Josh Corey, join a band of Turkish mercenaries in 1922 Turkey whom are hired by Osman Bey, a local governor, to escort his three daughters to Smyran and to protect a gold shipment that is to accompany ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, buddy movie
Plot: battles, soldier, airplane, adventurer, military, adventure, rescue, rivalry, crimes, buddies, farce, heroes ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.2
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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, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: world war two, soldier, goofy hero, misfit, disorder, farce, espionage, military life, military, social relations, friendship, adventure ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england
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25%
Military Academy (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The movie deals with a guy who gets to join the German Bundeswehr involuntarily because a colleague loses his denial papers in order to get the chance to get down on his girlfriend. When entering the Bundeswehr he acts like a giant idiot and of ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: military life, military, life turned upside down, misfit, soldier, hapless soldier, boot camp, disorder, adolescence vs adulthood, military base, basic training, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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25%
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WTF (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Rémi Gaillard is the real character of the World network, troll, provocateur, one of the biggest-selling comic actor in Europe. One and a half milliards of viewing and millions of fans. A day came, and he decided to steady down: got married, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, light, entertaining, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prank, desire for fame, buddies, rising to stardom, ambition, disorder, fictional reality show, escapades, sex, computers and web, friends, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, hotshot hero, war, buddies, gays and lesbians, heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Call-up (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's time for Jonsson to return to his old regiment to rehearse what he learned during conscription a few years ago. He meets his old friends, platoon leader Larsson and the music loving captain 'Beethoven'. Jonsson and his comrades ...
Style: humorous, suspense, biting, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: basic training, chaos and mayhem, military, soldier, buddies, nothing goes right, disorder, friends, chaos, superior officer, power relations, military life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Halfon Hill Doesn't Answer (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Israel
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sergio Konstanza, a Swindler, owes money to Mr. Hasson. He escapes to the desert where he joins a wacky army reserve unit whose Seargent is engaged to one of Mr. Hasson's Daughters.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat, cult film
Plot: soldier, desert, silly humor, nothing goes right, dishonesty, chases and races, daring rescue, military, satire, disorder, cons and scams, military life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east, asia, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Ast?rix and Ob?lix: God Save Britannia (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: France, Spain, Italy, Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Asterix crosses the channel to help second-cousin Anticlimax face down Julius Caesar and invading Romans.
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, not serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: roman, save the day, imaginary, underdog, danger, adventure, superhuman powers, culture clash, partners, rebelliousness, disorder, silly humor ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: england, europe, france, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 2K
NVA (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of young recruits doing their compulsory military service in the East German army 'NVA' prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: military base, soldier, army, military life, rebelliousness, friends, boot camp, daydreamer, military, misfit, basic training, prank ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: german democratic republic, germany, europe, east germany, gdr
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Discord (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Guillaume has made it: A machine that can clean dirty air by simply sucking all dirt into air balloons and then shipping them far far away so his explanation. Some Japanese business guys, after dinner with a lot of alcohol, order 5,000 pieces. His ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: farce, factory, technology gone awry, relationship vs career, couple relations, eccentric family, ambition, environmental health, inventions and discoveries, quibbling, couples, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Wild Goose Chase (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The whole intrigue is centered around carte-blanche documents kept in a vault. Whoever fills in the blank becomes the owner of a revue. Big money is involved. The nephew of the owner of the vault is trying to cheat his uncle and have his name in the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: transvestism, farce, chase, disorder, silly humor, storage unit, workplace situations, workplace, goofy hero, investigation, chases and races, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Carry on in the Legion (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bertram Oliphant West (also known as Bo West) wants to clear his unjustly smeared reputation. He joins the Foreign Legion, with Simpson his manservant in tow. But the fort they get posted to is full of eccentric legionnaires, and there is trouble ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sex comedy
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Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
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Duration: 97 min.
Story: Six beer-bellied guys from the Ed Garage find their plans for the week totally changed by a draft for a National Guard maneuver. After an accidental meeting with a U.S. Admiral (Don Johnson), we find our six misfits are the only ones between us and ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, neo screwball comedy, cult film
Plot: soldier, goofy hero, buddies, military, misfit, friends, disorder, military life, farce, troops, army, drunkenness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: not serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
Plot: world war two, farce, military, soldier, goofy hero, escapades, anti heroes, war, heroes, obsessive quest, misfit, anti hero ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, soldier, ghost, ship, silly humor, military life, isolation, ocean or sea, hapless soldier, disorder, ocean, supernatural ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: contemplative, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: world war two, soldier, social differences, war, nothing goes right, prison, prison life, anti war, military life, danger, down on your luck, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
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23%
I'm for the Hippopotamus (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Italy, South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Africa, many years ago, Slim and Tom don't like it when a German tyrant, starts selling all of the African wildlife to Canadian Zoo's! Slim and Tom must teach this guy a lesson by beating the hell out of him and his gang, left and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, exciting, not serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: animals, animal, partners, save the day, adventure, animal life, disorder, family relations, siblings relations, reluctant partners, odd couple, fight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Charlots Go to Spain (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four friends from Paris are living misadventures of all sorts in Spain when their group of travelers is forced to split due to a travel scam.
Plot: bus trip, tourist, scam, travel agent, farce, summer, music band, bus driver, hotel, friend, holiday, sailor suit
Time: 70s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Keep Your Hands Off the Island (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Action
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alan gets a map to some war treasure which the Japanese army left behind on a small Pacific island at the end of World War II. But some gangsters try to steal the map from him and so he hides on Charlie's boat which just leaves the harbor. He ...
Style: realistic, not serious, exciting, humorous, buddy comedy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, fistfight, treasure hunt, treasure, adventurer, ocean, ship, silly humor, farce, friends, bet, ocean or sea ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While Ron Burgundy's rivalry with Veronica Corningstone escalates quickly, a group of unprofessional thieves better known as 'The Alarm Clock' try to make the truth known, whatever that may mean...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, realistic ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Major Payne (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Major Benson Winifred Payne is being discharged from the Marines. Payne is a killin' machine, but the wars of the world are no longer fought on the battlefield. A career Marine, he has no idea what to do as a civilian, so his commander finds ...
Style: funny, humorous, absurd, not serious, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens
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22%
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Digby Geste (Feldman) and his ‘identical’ twin brother Beau (York) compete with their stepmother (Ann-Margeret) over possession of a priceless family heirloom.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, not serious, offbeat
Plot: parody, foreign legion, desert, adventure, farce, disorder, goofy hero, siblings relations, camel, jewelry, brother brother relationship, jewel theft ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.3
 1K
The Dope (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Alphonse Brown, who firmly believes he is the bastard son of James Brown, meets up with his best friend Scotch after Brown gets out of jail. On their way to Paris to begin careers as recording artists, the pair stumbles across a potent type of ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: drug dealing, partners, crimes, friends, drugs/alcohol, disorder, silly humor, chases and races, buddies, chase, nothing goes right, misfit partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
In the Army Now (1994)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bones Conway and Jack Kaufman didn't really know what they were in for when they enlisted in the U.S. Army; they just wanted to get a job and make some money. But these new recruits are so hapless, they run the risk of getting kicked out before ...
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, intense, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, u.s. army, boot camp, desert, fish out of water, military, save the day, war, stoners, against the odds, military life, goofy hero ...
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Under-Gifted (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story centers around a graduating class of "less-gifted" students in a private Versailles high school. Only a miracle has brought the students this far along, and after a practical joke misfires and the whole school is dynamited, the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: prank, high school life, high school, disorder, youth, rebellion, hardcase students, rebelliousness, private school, exam, teachers and students, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, versailles, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: disturbing, humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: u.s. army, gulf war, vietnam war, soldier, cold war, military, military life, undercover, state affairs, danger, workplace intrigue, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s, 1990s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%