Movies like 1941

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1941 (1979)
 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 Captain, a civilian with a deranged sense of Nationalism, civilian defenders, and a Motor Pool crew all end up chasing a Japanese sub planning to attack LA.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, satirical, realistic, absurd, epic, parody, funny, twists and turns ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, soldier, military, heroic mission, war, nothing goes right, wartime life, comedy of errors, goofy hero, chaos and mayhem, satire, u.s. army, panic, wartime, stupidity, heroes, graphic violence, chaos, disorder, silly humor, paranoia, bomb, insanity, christmas ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, 40s
Place: pearl harbor, los angeles, california, usa, japan, santa monica california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, exciting, humorous and unusual plot structure films with plots about military, soldier, explosion, war, danger, heroes and mentor mostly in War, Action and Comedy genres. Some movies like 1941: Which Way to the Front? (1970), Down Periscope (1996), Tropic Thunder (2008), Company of Heroes (2013), Air America (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, not serious, exciting, humorous
Plot: world war two, military, farce, disorder, soldier, obsessive quest, goofy hero, heroes, war, escapades, misfit, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
 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, military, military life, goofy hero, navy, against the odds, rivalry, heroic mission, underdog, disorder ...
Place: florida, usa, russia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.0
 405K
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran 'Four Leaf' Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film, but Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, exciting, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, satire, actor, disguise, chaos and mayhem, peril, filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, rivalry, actor's life, minefield ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Company of Heroes (2013)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: American soldiers lost behind enemy lines during the WWII make a horrific discovery: Hitler has a super bomb in development. Against all odds, they set out to find the scientist in charge of the program who is looking to defect.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: world war two, military, save the day, wartime life, soldier, heroes, super weapon, obsessive quest, race against time, escapades, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Air America (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Air America was the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After losing his pilot's license, Billy Covington is recruited into it, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pilot, vietnam war, heroes, military life, helicopter, society, idealism, battle zone, refugee camp, cia, airplane, destiny ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: laos, southeast asia, vietnam, los angeles, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.8
 23K
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, not serious ...
Plot: military base, military, soldier, gambling, cons and scams, rivalry, disorder, revenge, camp, military life, dishonesty, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, greenland, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 2.3
 898
Ardennes Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As the Battle of the Bulge rages on, an American tank unit gets trapped behind Nazi lines. With just hours before the bombs of Operation Ardennes Fury fall, the tank's commander makes the risky decision to rescue an orphanage.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, soldier, daring rescue, heroic mission, battles, heroes, tank, platoon, tough heroes, war, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, war, military, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, against the odds, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, year 1945, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Sea Wolves (1980)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This true story follows the exploits of a top secret British military mission to destroy Nazi radio ships in a neutral harbor during WWII. The daring plan is led by British Intelligence officers Col. Lewis Pugh (Gregory Peck) and Capt. Gavin Stewart ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, battles, military, espionage, ship, seaport, undercover, british intelligence, sea, heroic mission, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943, 80s ...
Place: india, asia, goa india, germany, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, intense, absurd, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, boot camp, desert, fish out of water, u.s. army, military, save the day, war, stoners, goofy hero, military life, against the odds ...
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
McHale's Navy (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Retired Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale spends his days puttering around the Caribbean in the old PT-73 selling homebrew, ice cream, and swimsuit calendars. He's brought out of retirement when his old nemesis turned the second best ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: u.s. navy, terrorism, military, island, farce, law enforcement, save the day, military life, partners, race against time, reluctant partners, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: pentagon, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.7
 19K
Midway (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Plot: world war two, naval battle, military, sea battle, u.s. navy, war, against the odds, heroic mission, underdog, military life, navy, death of protagonist ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, 70s
Place: pacific ocean, japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, epic, factual ...
Plot: world war two, military life, battleship, military, navy, war, state affairs, political unrest, imperial japan, battles, rebellion, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941, 70s
Place: japan, hawaii, pearl harbor, washington d.c., usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, basic training, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa, middle east, europe, egypt, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, realistic, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: submarine, island, cold war, culture clash, hostage, espionage, satire, friendship, nothing goes right, heroes, misfit, goofy hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, russia, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.6
 82K
U-571 (2000)
Genre: Action, War
Country: France, USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the midst of World War II, the battle under the sea rages and the Nazis have the upper hand as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. However, after a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, the Allies realise this is their chance to ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: submarine, navy, naval battle, war, naval officer, world war two, nazism, sinking ship, military, sea battle, german, mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA, Yugoslavia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Learning of a Nazi plot to attack Washington, D.C. with a deadly nerve gas, Major Wright leads twelve convicts on a suicide mission deep into occupied France to destroy the secret factory where the poison is made.
Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, world war two, nazi occupation, rescue, war, heroic mission, military, heroes, monastery, french resistance, nazi, redemption ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.6
 3K
The Big Bus (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The ultimate disaster film parody. A nuclear powered bus is making it's maiden non-stop trip from New York to Denver. The journey is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the oil lobby. Will the down on ...
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, absurd, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, disaster, chase, save the day, adventure, nothing goes right, daring rescue, heroic mission, technology gone awry, save the world, misfit, race against time ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, colorado, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Memphis Belle (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before ...
Style: tense, exciting, rough, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: bomber, world war two, military, war, soldier, battles, one last job, mission, behind enemy lines, friendship, airplane, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: europe, england, united kingdom, germany, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: world war two, battles, double agent, military, task force, survival, adventure, war, heroic mission, racism, against the odds, betrayal ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 70s
Place: former yugoslavia, italy, england, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 35K
Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, epic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, world war two, interracial relations, aerial combats, war, military life, fighter jet, military base, soldier, discrimination, airplane, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.6
 11K
Delta Farce (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three bumbling Army reservists are hustled onto a plane headed for combat in Iraq -- but the fact that the plane drops them in Mexico doesn't stop them from "liberating" what they believe to be the Middle East.
Style: humorous, absurd, entertaining, funny, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: comedy of errors, soldier, friendship, gang, misfit, escapades, nothing goes right, battles, village, desert, adventure, weapons ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, iraq, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.9
 2K
Fortress (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the commander of the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young, naive pilot struggles to be accepted by the plane's already tight-knit Irish American crew.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: bomber, aerial combats, airplane, pilot, world war two, soldier, battles, military life, heroic mission, leadership, war, fighter plane ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Hannibal Brooks (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A POW in World War II is put to work in a Munich zoo, looking after an Asian elephant. The zoo is bombed by the Americans and the director of the zoo decides it is not safe for his Asian elephant Lucy to remain there. So he sends Brooks to safety ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, humorous, buddy comedy ...
Plot: world war two, escape, soldier, elephant, zoo, confined, unlikely criminals, against humanity, adventure, escapades, war, heroes ...
Place: switzerland, europe, germany, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, light ...
Plot: farce, war, satire, military base, new age, military, escapades, military life, journalism, top secret, disorder, behind enemy lines ...
Time: year 2003, year 1973, year 1983
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.2
 8K
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, feel good, funny ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: world war two, misfit, disorder, farce, goofy hero, soldier, espionage, social relations, military life, military, friendship, humour ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.2
 328K
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, war, navy, love and romance, warship, love, airplane, aerial combats, battleship, fighter pilot, pilot ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1941, year 1942, 1920s
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, japan, england, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best – play music – so they get their ...
Style: twists and turns, humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, blues, music, race against time, lack of money, obsessive quest, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, car chase, shopping mall, nun, money problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.5
 8K
Neighbors (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One man's quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious these are not the quiet professional types who *should* be living in such a nice ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, family relations, friendship, suburban life, new neighbor, dark humor, farce, silly humor, disorder, friends, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.1
 903
Into the Sun (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul Watkins (Michael Paré) is an American pilot stationed in the Middle East, who is taken away from his normal duties of protecting the skies to show an actor everything he needs to know about being a pilot in the Air Force. The actor, Tom Slade ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, battles, military, soldier, graphic violence, hollywood, showbiz, strong sexual content, officers and cadets, military life, basic training, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%