Movies like Volunteers 1986

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Volunteers (1986)
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Volunteers (1986)
Original name: Dobrovoljci
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In this amusing antiwar comedy, seven inept and reluctant soldiers land on a desert island to carry on with the fighting. Just after their parachutes have collapsed behind them on the beach, helicopters approach and land nearby. Out pops a bevy of beautiful women sent to entertain the troops, which they do, and then they leave. From that point onward, there are a series of misadventures
Plot: sea, beach, soldier, russian roulette, submarine, parody, army, journalist, swimming, fear, insanity, helicopter, band, machine gun, bikini, attack, hiding place, battlefield, fictional war, trench
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out epic, humorous, realistic and semi serious films with plots about world war two, partisan, nazi, german, fear, mountain and death mostly in War, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Volunteers: McHale's Navy (1964), Balkan Express (1983), The Bombers (1973), Balkan Express 2 (1989), Persecution (1982). 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, warehouse, pacific island, navy, gambling, military, debt, beach, jungle, frenchwoman, cheating, japanese navy ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Balkan Express (1983)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this entertaining, clever satire, it is the beginning of World War II and a group of con artists and thieves decide to pose as musicians under the rubric "The Balkan Express".
Plot: con artists, band, colonel, machine gun, execution, hiding place, parody, big breasts, bare breasts, large breasts, explosion, fear ...
Time: year 1941
Place: serbia, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.3
 146
The Bombers (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two best friends, former Partisans, must face new challenges after the war.
Plot: world war two, mountain, bomber, post world war two, explosion, german, fear, night, girl, partisan, injury, prisoner ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Balkan Express 2 (1989)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of musicians, whose band is called "Balkan express", in fact a quintet of small-time crooks , trying to make some money in Nazi-occupied Serbia.
Plot: gestapo, black man, german, agent, explosion, nun, ss, nudity (full frontal - brief), colonel, train, partisan, jewish ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: yugoslavia, serbia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 6.1
 36
Persecution (1982)
Genre: War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two partisans, a man and a woman, try to escape a Nazi manhunt in the infernal landscape of WW2 Vojvodina.
Style: epic
Plot: partisan, nazi, massacre, battle, gypsy, evil, bleeding, world war two, execution, german, death, night ...
Time: year 1941
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
How the War Started on My Island (1996)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Croatia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: At the beginning of 1991, Yugoslav army did not acknowledge Croatian's independence, and still holding few military barracks in Croatia. Gajski travels to an island to get his son out of the army. Locals have besieged the barracks and organized ...
Plot: communist, battle, battles, parody, satire, communism, island, uniform, military, soldier
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 15
Low Tide (1969)
Genre: War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A remote village in Serbia in 1941. Through the fate of rural residents and the destiny of a partisan detachment reflected is the horror and absurdity of war in Serbia during World War II. On one hand, ordinary people and partisans; the Germans and ...
Style: epic
Plot: partisan, tank, winter, traitor, tragic event, chaos, freedom, night, trial, world war two, colonel, fight ...
Time: year 1944, year 1941
Place: former yugoslavia, serbia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: world war two, partisan, mountain, death, friend, courage, murder, dreaming, machine gun, nazi, german, hand grenade ...
Place: bosnia, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Descent upon Drvar (1963)
Genre: War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: German forces in Yugoslavia set out to destroy the stronghold of Tito with a traitor's help, but are overcome by Partisan resistance.
Style: epic
Plot: mountain, attack, cave, peasant, cinema, death, german, photograph, fire, communist, mars, commander ...
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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
Plot: partisan, world war two, mountain, fear, machine gun, knife, duke, cliff, girl, dog, river, hill ...
Time: year 1943
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Peaks of Zelengore (1976)
Genre: War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the Battle of Sutjeska, partisan troops must endure 24 hours of big and heavy attacks on German units Ljubino grave, to the main Partisan units, with the wounded and the Supreme Headquarters, pulled out the ring that is tightened around them.
Style: epic
Plot: world war two, partisan, deserter, tragic event, teacher, myth, blood, capture, hand grenade, death of son, attack, death ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Let's Make Love 2 (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lepa Brena goes to one of the islands of the Adriatic, on a working holiday, but due to the holidays and planning the next tour, false news that the notorious island Lepa Brena requested a special guest for the tour. The news will completely disrupt ...
Plot: folk singer, music, pop star, tall man, love, beach, farce, video, happiness, crazy, fire department, drunkenness ...
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Arrive Before Daybreak (1978)
Genre: War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of political prisoners, detained in a jail before the start of the WWII, and their torture and attempts to escape, and join a partisan unit.
Plot: death, escape, rain, prisoner, pride, blood, brawl, fear, digging, execution, shooting, excavation ...
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Battle of the Eagles (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The first Yugoslav Partisan air force unit. Loosely based on historical facts.
Style: epic
Plot: partisan, air battle, world war two, mountain, aviation, fuel, explosion, war violence, fighter plane, bombing, airfield, german ...
Time: year 1942, 20th century, 1940s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, deserter, world war two, military training, fight
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Walter Defends Sarajevo (1972)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Valter brani Sarajevo (English: Walter Defends Sarajevo, German: Walter verteidigt Sarajewo) is a Yugoslav partisan drama film that takes place during World War. Walter Defends Sarajevo takes place in Sarajevo, Bosnia against the German withdrawal ...
Plot: police, army, church, gestapo, partisan, mission, mountain, secret base, traitor, fight, machine gun, world war two ...
Place: sarajevo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.9
 667
Three (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In this episodic WW II drama, a Yugoslavian youth attempts to escape from German soldiers. In the first scene, he stands amongst a group of refugees waiting for a train. One man, with no identification papers is accused of a petty crime and the ...
Plot: cemetery, soldier, wound, machine gun, air raid, false accusation, commander, world war two, execution, partisan, swamp, comrade ...
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Without hostile intent, a Soviet sub runs aground off New England. Men are sent for a boat, but many villagers go into a tizzy, risking bloodshed.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: submarine, island, cold war, culture clash, hostage, espionage, satire, friendship, danger, fish out of water, comedy of errors, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new england, usa, russia, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Orkney Snork Nie (Die Movie) (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa
Duration: 98 min.
Story: We go on vacation to Margate with the van Tonder Family. Hendrik wants to go fishing, the kids swim and play Yollie and Maggie wants to sunbathe and Ouboet has a self built modded speedboat (Spuitpoep II) which he wants to test out at sea. Their ...
Plot: afrikaans, beach, sea, caravan, teenager, holiday, neighbor, competition, bikini, teenage girl
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Country Trip of Sgt. Tsybulya (1979)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 77 min.
Story: On the way to Partisans camp Sgt. Tsybulya suddenly lands in the middle of German troops. Now he must find a way to return to the Red Army.
Plot: sergeant, army, military uniform, red army, soldier
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 65
Red Blow (1974)
Genre: War, Action
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the beginning of the war the Germans come to the mine Trepca in Kosovo and occupy it. Communist Party and the workers do not agree with that and under constant repression, beginning small diversions, which will be transferred in the conquest and ...
Plot: painter, attack, nazi, explosion, murder, communist, escape, train explosion, resistance, sabotage, shooting, diversion ...
Place: kosovo, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Battle of Sutjeska (1973)
Genre: War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film tells the story of the Battle of Sutjeska which occurred in Nazi-occupied Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1943.
Style: epic
Plot: partisan, world war two, mountain, death, hill, ring, murder, murder of a boy, victory, bridge, chaos, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina, bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Stars Are the Eyes of Warriors (1972)
Genre: War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a warrior dies, a star is born, a company of us die when born to a group of stars. Small children are fascinated by ancient legends and stories of old people, people replace their signature ready to be shot and put yourself in front of the ...
Style: epic
Plot: chaos, mother, fight, mountain, german, death of son, peasant, gypsy, eyes, child, massacre, revenge ...
Time: year 1941
Place: former yugoslavia, serbia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Asboobs: Asal Bobo (2003)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Philippines
Story: An ice cream vendor was bullied and thrown on a river.He swore to become a brave soldier. A spoiled brat snaps his adopted uncle and forced him to undergo military training. A barangay tanod is an action freak.He mauled even the well wishers for his ...
Plot: drill, misfit, soldier, military training, army, rebel, sergeant
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 1K
The Heifer (1985)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A platoon of mismatched republican soldiers cross the front-line to steal the bull that the enemy is going to fight on the saint patron date of the village. In addition to ruining the nationals' celebration they want the animal in order to ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: soldier, fascism, village, platoon, anarchism, republican, animal life, disorder, village life, society, military, war ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Orchestra of One Youthhood (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: True story about the brass band of a fire brigade during WW2.
Plot: orchestra, brass band, machine gun, execution, world war two, spy, army, nazi, river, electrician, nudity (full frontal - brief), prostitute ...
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: world war two, battles, parody, disorder, military, heroes, escapades, war, soldier, goofy hero, desert, military life ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 134
Plum Juice (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: DJ from a small town plans to organize a great artistic happening. His plans coincide with those by local bigwigs who desperately want to promote a local food company.
Plot: dj, festival, singing, television, brandy, competition, pub, trumpet, manager, job, escape, car ...
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.9
 51
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: illegal gambling, mule, gambling, donkey, world war two, army, betting, bet
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 973
The Bridge (1969)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In order to check the German offensive, Partizans send an elite team of explosive experts to blow up a strategically important bridge. Besides being heavily guarded, that bridge is almost indestructible and the only man who knows weak spots in the ...
Plot: world war two, partisan, bridge, mountain, engineer, tank, knife, hand grenade, throat slitting, exploding truck, german, machine gun ...
Time: 1940s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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