Movies like The Elusive Corporal

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The Elusive Corporal (1962)
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The Elusive Corporal (1962)
Original name: Le Caporal épinglé
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 camp.
Style: humorous, realistic, contemplative, semi serious
Plot: world war two, war, prison, survival, adventure, military, heroes, confined, friends, soldier, partners, prison life, captivity, human spirit, anti war, hopes, danger, social differences, society, buddies, dentist, wartime life, military life, escapades, disorder ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and serious films with plots about world war two, war, soldier, military, escapades, wartime life and heroes mostly in War, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Elusive Corporal: Two Men Went to War (2002), The Long Day's Dying (1968), The Last Lieutenant (1993), The Blockhouse (1973), The Army of Shadows (1969). 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: 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 ⇓
95%
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: soldier, world war two, confined, prison, military life, survival, anti war, captivity, basic training, gory, battles, escapades ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Last Lieutenant (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Norwegian war drama. The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale that offends him. They even laugh at ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, state affairs, military, escapades, graphic violence, wartime life, military life, heroes, contests and competitions, aging, war, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, french resistance, british soldier, house painter, occupied france, raf ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Blockhouse (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of Slave workers, drafted by the Nazis to help construct their coastal defenses in 1944 are trapped in an underground bunker when the Allies land at Normandy on D-Day. They find huge dtores of food but not enough candles. The slow dying of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy, bleak
Plot: world war two, d day, survival, bunker, holocaust, human spirit, escapades, danger, against humanity, military, war, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Army of Shadows (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, betrayal, terrorist, government agency, intrigue, espionage, rescue, resistance, underground, death sentence, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, marseille, europe, vichy ...
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Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, military life, military, genocide, captivity, wartime life, prison life, danger, isolation, confined, prison, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: texas, usa
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61%
Monsieur Batignole (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1942, in an occupied Paris, the apolitical grocer Edmond Batignole lives with his wife and daughter in a small apartment in the building of his grocery. When his future son-in-law and collaborator of the German Pierre-Jean Lamour calls the Nazis ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, captivating
Plot: holocaust, world war two, nazism, soldier, anti semitism, child, against humanity, life is a bitch, wartime life, confined, society, collaboration ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, switzerland, europe
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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 ⇓
59%
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: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, witty, humorous ...
Plot: military life, world war two, military, heroes, save the day, ocean, power relations, ocean or sea, ship, rebelliousness, officers and cadets, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
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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 ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
52%
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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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.
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Plot: world war two, holocaust, rise to the top, small town, military, fighting the system, anti semitism, war, escapades, mayor, wine, italian fascism ...
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, suspense ...
Plot: foreign legion, military life, war, couple relations, dishonesty, adventure, heist, cons and scams, anti war, heroic mission, world war two, betrayal ...
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Duration: 87 min.
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Style: psychological, tense, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: survival, war, danger, military life, confined, isolation, escapades, japanese soldier, rivalry, world war two, graphic violence, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Massacre in Rome (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: partisan, nazi occupation, world war two, hopes, soldier, heroes, military, life is a bitch, against humanity, military life, genocide, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: War, Drama
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Duration: 75 min.
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Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, danger, war, anti war, escapades, mission, soldier, battles, liberation, reconnaissance, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
California Dreamin' (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Romania
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Romanian director Cristian Nemescu's comedy California Dreamin' (aka Nesfarsit, 2007) unfolds against the backdrop of the Kosovo War, circa 1999. A NATO train rolls through a Romanian hamlet, transporting a plethora of weapons across the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, contemplative
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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
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41%
A Self-Made Hero (1996)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in France at the end of World War II Albert Dehousse finds out his father wasn't a war hero and his mother is a collaborator.
Style: biting, semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspense
Plot: world war two, satire, hidden identity, dishonesty, war, switching roles, friendship, couples, interview, lie, anti heroes, con artists ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, raf, mosquito, daring rescue, escapades, military, heroes, leadership, save the day, anti war, military life, soldier ...
Time: 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Genre: Comedy, Adventure, War, Action
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Plot: world war two, escape, soldier, elephant, zoo, confined, betrayal, danger, heroes, escapades, war, chases and races ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: vietnam war, electric torture, life is a bitch, heroes, politics, confined, danger, war, military, espionage, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century
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Piece of Cake (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
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Story: The lives and loves of the men of RAF Hornet Squadron who are transferred to France at the outbreak of World Wat II in September 1939. For the most part the men are competent fliers but there is little action in the first several months. The men ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: aerial combats, world war two, battles, friends, military, heroes, danger, war, partners, against the odds, wartime life, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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King Rat (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: When Singapore surrendered to the Japanese in 1942 the Allied POWs, mostly British but including a few Americans, were incarcerated in Changi prison. This was a POW detention center like no other. There were no walls or barbed-wire fences for the ...
Style: bleak, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: world war two, pow, prison life, prison, friendship, war, escape, danger, confined, military, escapades, breeding ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
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Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, France, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, gloomy, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, hopes, starvation, jewish ghetto, ghetto, war, danger, confined, anti heroes, heroes, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
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36%
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Dirty Heroes (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set near the end of World War II in the Netherlands, Dirty Heroes concerns a group of ex-convicts recruited into the U.S. Army to recover Dutch jewels originally stolen by the Nazis as well as confiscated Allied plans
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, danger, soldier, military, confined, vengeance, chases and races, war, escapades, adventure, rivalry, orchestral ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, holland, amsterdam, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Devils on the Doorstep (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time they will be collected. The village leaders convene to ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, realistic, humorous, clever
Plot: world war two, resistance, military, village, wartime life, captivity, rebelliousness, rebellion, confined, culture clash, comedy of errors, fish out of water ...
Time: 1940s
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%