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The Best of Enemies (1961)
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The Best of Enemies (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During World War II, a plane full of RAF fighter crashes in the Ethiopian desert and they are met upon by an enemy Italian patrol that allows them to go free. But, when the Brits are given orders to attack the Italians, lots of problems ensue.
Plot: air disaster, world war two, soccer, friendship, desert, capture, british army, colonialism, italian army, italian soldier
Place: ethiopia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and exciting films with plots about world war two, soldier, war, military, heroes, escapades and friendship mostly in War, Comedy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Best of Enemies: Io non scappo... fuggo (1970), The Extraordinary Seaman (1969), The Roses of the Desert (2006), How I Unleashed World War II (1970), The Odd Squad (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Io non scappo... fuggo (1970)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the confusion of combat, two Italian get separated from their squadron and become hopelessly lost. As they wander the countryside attempting to find their lost comrades, they have to adopt all manner of outrageous disguises to avoid death at the ...
Plot: world war two, truce, italian army, fake identity, hitler, cowardice, italian soldier
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Lt. Commander Finchhaven, a ghostly relic from the First World War, he had fallen down dead drunk on his first assignment and been consigned from the great beyond to sail the seas until a further opportunity arises to redeem his actions. During the ...
Style: not serious, humorous
Plot: world war two, soldier, ghost, ship, silly humor, military life, isolation, ocean or sea, hapless soldier, disorder, ocean, supernatural ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: world war two, desert, friendship, war, military, state affairs, muslim, friends, society, soldier, escapades, italian soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: africa, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, semi serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, military, military life, polish, war, soldier, disorder, hapless soldier, nothing goes right, heroes, anti heroes, silly humor ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa, poland, europe, italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 105
The Odd Squad (1982)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Sicilia 1943, after the landing, between the invading Us army and the defender Italian army, a 2000 years old roman bridge resist to all kind of attacks. Both the army decides to definitively destroy it before the opponent does. But to the chaotic ...
Style: sex comedy
Plot: combat, italian soldier, world war two, u.s. army, sergeant, italian army, u.s. marine corps
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Escape to Athena (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: During the World War II, the prisoners of a German camp in a greek island are trying to escape. They don't want only their freedom, but they also seek for an ineffable treasure hidden in a monastery at the top of the island's mountain.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, world war two, island, adventure, chase, archaeologist, soldier, daring rescue, war, danger, survival, military ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: greece, europe, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
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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, accident, bomb, soldier, retirement, veteran
Time: 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.5
 14K
Mediterraneo (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Greek Sea, World War II. An Italian ship leaves a handful of soldiers in a little island; their mission is to spot enemy ships and to hold the island in case of attack. The village of the island seems abandoned and there isn't a single enemy in ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: world war two, island, friendship, soldier, greek island, italian army, war, culture clash, anti war, fish out of water, isolation, romance ...
Place: italy, greece, europe, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Our Miss Fred (1972)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Danny La Rue stars in this 1970s drag comedy as Fred Wimbush, a Shakespearean actor who is drafted into WWII and is appearing in a camp show in France when the Nazis advance. Unless he continues in his female costume, Fred is certain to be shot as a ...
Plot: world war two, drag, cross dressing, occupied france, gay interest, surrender, nazi soldier, german soldier, actor, invasion, transvestite, gay
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Mr. Kingstreet's War (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: world war two, wildlife, hunter, italian soldier
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Operation Snafu (1970)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In WWII, a commando was sent in a secret mission in Sicily. They had a reluctant Italian prisoner of war to help them.
Plot: commando, world war two, german army, german occupation, commando raid, cigarette smoking, cafe, italian fascism
Place: sicily italy, italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Operation Snatch (1962)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Legend has it that if the famous Barbary Apes leave the Rock of Gibraltar, it's a sign that the British will lose control of it. During World War II, a British officer is put in charge of the apes. When he detects that the animals' morale ...
Plot: british officer, officer, zookeeper, monkey, behind enemy lines, nazi, british army, world war two, ape, secret mission
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, bomber, british soldier, occupied france, raf, house painter ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Will Our Heroes Be Able to Find Their Friend Who Has Mysteriously Disappeared in Africa (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A rich businessman is fed up with work, family, society, and goes with a friend to Africa, in search of another friend who had vanished there in mysterious circumstances. They will find him alright - as a tribal chief, surrounded with lots of ...
Style: surprise ending, italian comedy
Plot: priest, friendship, female nudity, odd couple, portuguese, family relations, odyssey, nudity (full frontal - brief), jungle, french, african, third world ...
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 667
On the Double (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: American GI Ernie Williams, admittedly weak-kneed, has an uncanny resemblance to British Colonel MacKenzie. Williams, also a master of imitation and disguise, is asked to impersonate the Colonel, ostensibly to allow the Colonel to make a secret trip ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Plot: food fight, sergeant, world war two, hitler, battles, estrangement, airplane, criminal heroes, head of state, state affairs, espionage, disorder ...
Time: year 1944
Place: england, germany, europe, berlin germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Who's Singin' Over There? (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On April 5, 1941, a day before Nazi attack on Yugoslavia, entourage on a country road board Krstic's bus heading for Belgrade: two Gypsies who occasionally sing about misery, an aging war veteran, a Nazi sympathizer, a dapper singer, a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, bus, gypsy, passenger, war, clergy, heroes, newlyweds, hapless, anti war, on the road, wartime life ...
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, belgrade
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 529
Two Colonels (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During the WWII Italians and English take and retake a village between the Albanian and Greek borders. It happens so often that not only do they use the same hotel as their headquarters, but also they find the time to become friends.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: german army, colonel, world war two, platoon, gun, german, bombing, misunderstanding, army, italian soldier, italian history, italian army ...
Time: 1940s
Place: albania, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Hell in the Pacific (1968)
Genre: Adventure, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II, a shot-down American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain find themselves stranded on the same small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. Following war logic, each time the crafty Japanese devises something useful, he ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: island, world war two, war, survival, pilot, adventure, human spirit, friendship, u.s. air force, military life, military, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: pacific ocean, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.1
 230
The Cavern (1964)
Genre: War, Drama, Adventure
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Adventure drama during WW2 in Italy where a mixed group of people get trapped inside a cave after a bomb raid. But can they co-operate? And will they survive?
Plot: world war two, general, cave, soldier, trapped, underground
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Eagles Fly Early (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of kids from the Bosnian village often run away from school from the terror of Pepper, a teacher who got his nickname because of his red nose. Soon they formed a brigand division, but have been discovered and caught. The sudden arrival of ...
Audience: kids
Plot: partisan, world war two, female director, game, burning house, monument, bullet, water, friendship, rifle, german, drink ...
Time: year 1941
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, adventure, island, german, battles, behind enemy lines, military, resistance, allies, war, heroic mission, save the day ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Operation Snafu (1961)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tricked into joining the RAF by a wily judge, wide boy Horace Pope sets his sights on the main chance, teams with slow-witted, good-hearted gypsy Pedlar Pascoe, and works up a lucrative racket in conning both his colleagues and the RAF. By means of ...
Plot: cockney, british military, ends with freeze frame, british army, military enlistment, buddy, world war two, train, con artists, raf, stock footage, wager ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
44%
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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 ⇓
43%
 7.6
 45K
Kelly's Heroes (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A misfit group of World War II American soldiers goes AWOL to rob a bank behind German lines.
Style: semi serious, cynical, suspense, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, world war two, gold, behind enemy lines, military, war, german, escapades, soldier, cons and scams, danger, bank ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
40%
 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: world war two, army, betting, gambling, donkey, mule, illegal gambling, bet
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 10K
Father Goose (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During World War II South Sea beachcomber Walter Eckland is persuaded to spy on planes passing over his island. He gets more than he bargained for as schoolteacher Catherine Frenau arrives on the run from the Japanese with her pupils in tow!
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, world war two, radio, romance, adventure, war, airplane, opposites attract, battle of the sexes, escapades, danger, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: pacific ocean, san francisco, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Till Death Us Do Part (1968)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film version of 'Till Death Do Us Part' tells the story of Alf Garnett, his wife Else, and their newborn daughter Rita, living through the London Blitz and beyond.
Style: controversial, suspense, offbeat, witty, humorous ...
Plot: working class, world cup, world war two, society, eccentric family, family life, wartime life, racism, misfit, couples, family relations, london blitz ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 60s, year 1966, 1960s ...
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%