Movies like Dad's Army

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Dad's Army (2016)
 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, funny, light, feel good, captivating, entertaining, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: world war two, soldier, misfit, farce, disorder, goofy hero, espionage, military, military life, social relations, friendship, adventure, spy, wartime, female spy, humour, danger, society, war, military base, small town, undercover, small town life, british, female journalist ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england

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Most similar movies to Dad's Army

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and light films with plots about soldier, disorder, military, war, farce, world war two and military life mostly in Comedy, War and Drama genres. Some movies like Dad's Army: Which Way to the Front? (1970), Hogan's Heroes (1965), Two Men Went to War (2002), Long Flat Balls II (2008), How I Won the War (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dad's Army (1968)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Introducing the Walmington-On-Sea home guard. During WW2, in a fictional British seaside town, a ragtag group of Home Guard local defense volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: world war two, soldier, sergeant, captain, disorder, hapless soldier, military life, military base, military, warden, hapless, commander ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, offbeat, humorous, witty, surreal ...
Plot: world war two, pow, military, espionage, tunnel, radio, prison, prison life, farce, military life, wartime life, undercover ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: soldier, dentist, world war two, heroic mission, military life, military, goofy hero, adventurer, officers and cadets, battles, army investigation, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Long Flat Balls II (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Norway
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, buddies, goofy hero, misfit, military, friends, disorder, military life, farce, troops, army, drunkenness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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
Place: africa, europe, middle east, egypt, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.
Style: absurd, humorous, not serious, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: war, satire, farce, military base, new age, military, military life, danger, escapades, journalism, top secret, media ...
Time: year 1973, year 2003, year 1983
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, actor, german occupation, daring rescue, theater, gay, anti heroes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, boot camp, desert, fish out of water, u.s. army, military, save the day, war, stoners, against the odds, military life, goofy hero ...
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 3K
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 ⇓
50%
 6.9
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Stripes (1981)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: John Winger, an indolent sad sack in his 30s, impulsively joins the U.S. Army after losing his job, his girlfriend and his apartment.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boot camp, friendship, soldier, basic training, u.s. army, military life, disorder, military, sergeant, flirting, obstacle course, taxi driver ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: czechoslovakia, italy, kentucky, milan italy, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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
Place: africa, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Asboobs: Asal Bobo (2003)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
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 ...
Style: captivating, humorous, funny, light, entertaining
Plot: misfit, sergeant, soldier, rebel, army, humour, military, escapades, military officer, military service, military training, drill
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 22K
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The army is known for churning out lean mean fighting machines intent on protecting our great nation. Martin is the inexplicable the incorrigible the invicible sgt. Ernie bilko leader of a ragtag group of the sorriest soldiers ever to enlist in the ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, exciting, offbeat ...
Plot: military base, military, soldier, gambling, disorder, rivalry, cons and scams, revenge, camp, silly humor, military life, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, las vegas, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: life turned upside down, military life, military, basic training, fish out of water, military base, adolescence vs adulthood, misfit, soldier, boot camp, disorder, hapless soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: village, moral dilemma, mentally challenged, misfit, hopes, farce, wartime life, comedy of errors, human nature, war, disorder, dark humor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: romania, transylvania, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: During World War II, Italian villagers hide their wine from the German army.
Style: humorous, captivating, exciting, light, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, rise to the top, small town, military, fighting the system, anti semitism, war, escapades, mayor, wine, italian fascism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.3
 16K
Recep Ivedik 5 (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Turkey
Duration: 114 min.
Story: During his visit of condolence to Ismet's funeral, Recep Ivedik feels sorry about Ismet's remaining family members due to his latest unfinished job contract which would cause hard financial situation for the family. Therefore, Recep ...
Style: not serious, captivating, light, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: goofy hero, misfit, disorder, sport competition, farce, silly humor, society, social misfits, nothing goes right, fish out of water, olympics, bus ...
Time: 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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 ⇓
43%
Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is an American situation comedy that originally aired on CBS from September 25, 1964, to May 2, 1969. The series was a spinoff of The Andy Griffith Show, and the pilot was aired as the finale of the fourth season of The Andy ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, sitcom
Plot: military, fish out of water, military base, soldier, u.s. military, marines, hapless soldier, disorder, goofy hero, misfit, military life, cult ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
43%
 6.2
 24K
Down Periscope (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bumbling Navy lieutenant Tom Dodge has been given one last chance to clean up his record. But Admiral Graham, his nemesis, assigns Dodge to the Stingray, a submarine that can barely keep afloat. To add insult to injury, the Stingray is to be the ...
Style: witty, not serious, humorous, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, nothing goes right, ocean or sea, goofy hero, military, military life, underwater, navy, against the odds, rivalry, heroic mission ...
Place: usa, florida, russia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 33K
1941 (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: It's been six days since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Panic grips California, supposedly the next target of the Japanese forces. Everywhere in California, people are suffering from war nerves. Chaos erupts all over the state. An Army Air Corps ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, soldier, military, heroic mission, goofy hero, war, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, chaos and mayhem, wartime life, satire ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: los angeles, california, pearl harbor, usa, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Trailer Park Boys: Live at the North Pole (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Bubbles and the other boys get a letter from a TPB fan club president in Minneapolis, Minnesota to do a live show at the State Theatre for Christmas. Ricky goes along with it to make nice with Santa Jesus God after a rough-up the previous year, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Plot: friends, buddies, disorder, crimes, society, misfit, christmas, show, social misfits, life is a bitch
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Private Benjamin (1980)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A sheltered young high society woman joins the army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: female soldier, soldier, basic training, fish out of water, military base, boot camp, starting over, self discovery, military life, military, transformation, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: paris france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 147K
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The all-star comedy cast from Grown Ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, friends, adulthood, family relations, farce, grownups, social relations, small town life, family life, eccentric family, buddies, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a couple of soldiers trying to capture each other and a pilot ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farce, culture clash, adventure, adventurer, disorder, fish out of water, friendship, danger, goofy hero, nothing goes right, rescue, desert ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: world war two, military, foreign legion, war, soldier, military life, polish, heroes, nothing goes right, disorder, hapless soldier, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa, poland, europe, italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: world war two, danger, hopes, dentist, war, survival, disorder, nothing goes right, wartime life, human spirit, captivity, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Hitler's Kaput! (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Russian WW2 spy spoof following misadventures of a clueless Soviet secret agent trapped inside Hitler's inner circle.
Style: parody, not serious, witty, stylized, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, world war two, good versus evil, espionage, secret identity, escapades, dark humor, war, danger, heroes, love affair, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 30s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%