Movies like 1941

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1941 (1979)
 5.8
 31K
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, cult film, epic, funny, absurd, idiotic ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, soldier, military, heroic mission, war, chaos and mayhem, wartime life, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, goofy hero, satire, u.s. army, explosion, wartime, stupidity, heroes, graphic violence, chaos, disorder, silly humor, panic, bomb, christmas, dancing ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: los angeles, california, pearl harbor, usa, japan, santa monica california

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Most similar movies to 1941

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, exciting, humorous and unusual plot structure films with plots about military, war, soldier, heroes, danger, world war two and heroic mission mostly in War, Action and Comedy genres. Some movies like 1941: Which Way to the Front? (1970), Down Periscope (1996), Ardennes Fury (2014), Sgt. Bilko (1996), The Bridge at Remagen (1969). 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: 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 ⇓
95%
 6.2
 21K
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, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, ocean or sea, goofy hero, military life, military, nothing goes right, underwater, against the odds, rivalry, heroic mission, navy ...
Place: usa, florida, russia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 2.2
 818
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, heroic mission, daring rescue, battles, danger, heroes, tank, platoon, battle zone, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.9
 21K
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, exciting, captivating, not serious ...
Plot: military base, military, soldier, gambling, rivalry, disorder, cons and scams, revenge, camp, military life, dishonesty, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, las vegas, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: battles, world war two, soldier, military, explosion, war, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.8
 27K
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, cynical, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, heroes, pilot, military life, society, idealism, battle zone, refugee camp, cia, helicopter, airplane, drug smuggling ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: laos, southeast asia, vietnam, los angeles, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: serious, captivating, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: save the day, danger, military, wartime life, world war two, soldier, against the odds, heroes, escapades, heroic mission, obsessive quest, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.8
 18K
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, u.s. navy, war, heroic mission, against the odds, danger, underdog, military life, main character dies, death of protagonist ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 70s
Place: pacific ocean, japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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 ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
58%
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, espionage, battles, seaport, british intelligence, heroic mission, military, danger, ship, undercover, sea ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 80s ...
Place: india, asia, portugal, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, military, island, anti heroes, anti hero, farce, law enforcement, save the day, military life, heroic mission, officers and cadets, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pentagon, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 78K
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, war, world war two, naval battle, nazism, military, german, mission, battles, survival, naval officer ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, world war two, nazi occupation, danger, war, rescue, heroic mission, military, heroes, anti heroes, anti hero, monastery ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.0
 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, world war two, soldier, battles, heroic mission, military life, leadership, pilot, war, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 379K
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: humorous, not serious, exciting, funny, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, jungle, satire, explosion, actor, disguise, profanity, peril, chaos and mayhem, filmmaking, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, suspenseful, exciting, epic, factual ...
Plot: world war two, military life, battleship, military, navy, war, political unrest, state affairs, imperial japan, danger, rebellion, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1941, 70s
Place: hawaii, japan, pearl harbor, washington d.c., usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, russia, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 5.9
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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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, fighter pilot, interracial relations, aerial combats, military life, war, military base, soldier, discrimination, airplane, military, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.2
 7K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of American GIs work their way through war-torn France during the final days of the Second World War.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, military, danger, heroes, friendship, family relations, american soldier, u.s. army, pow, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 429K
Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, nazi germany, heroism, military, american soldier, battles, heroes, ambush, rivalry, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 27K
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, war, battles, soldier, world war two, military, one last job, mission, behind enemy lines, friendship, airplane, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: europe, england, germany, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 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: not serious, humorous, absurd, idiotic, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: catastrophe, bus, parody, adventure, chase, daring rescue, nothing goes right, save the day, misfit, race against time, save the world, odd couple ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, colorado, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hannibal Brooks (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, War, Action
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, cult film ...
Plot: world war two, escape, soldier, elephant, zoo, confined, anti heroes, military, escapades, fugitives, chases and races, against humanity ...
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
FDR: American Badass! (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chronicles the adventures of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as he rides a "wheelchair of death" to stop the world from being taking over by polio-carrying werewolves during WWII. A deadly menace that are led by Werewolf Hitler, Mussolini and ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, captivating, offbeat
Plot: good versus evil, silly humor, disability, parody, escapades, head of state, heroes, vengeance, state affairs, danger, disorder, human becoming an animal ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 3K
Castle Keep (1969)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Battle of the Bulge, an anachronistic count shelters a ragtag squad of Americans in his isolated castle hoping they will defend it against the advancing Germans.
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, tense, offbeat ...
Plot: battles, military, world war two, castle, heroic mission, survival, fall in love, village, soldier, sexual dysfunction, palaces castles and temples, military life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 66K
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, u.s. army, friendship, soldier, basic training, military life, disorder, military, taxi driver, sergeant, flirting, obstacle course ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, kentucky, milan italy, west germany, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.7
 36K
Love and Death (1975)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen's cowardice serves him well when he hides in a cannon and is shot ...
Style: intellectual, humorous, witty, not serious, surreal ...
Plot: duel, execution, war, love and romance, nothing goes right, parody, disorder, fall in love, couple relations, comedy of errors, goofy hero, military ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 70s, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: humorous, not serious, absurd, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: war, satire, farce, military base, new age, military, gulf war, danger, escapades, military life, journalism, top secret ...
Time: year 1983, year 2003, year 1973
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%