WWII Comedy Films...

by L P | created - 16 Feb 2013 | updated - 1 day ago | Public

WWII related films with comedy, or humour; in no particular order after 11…

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1. Jak rozpetalem druga wojne swiatowa (1970)

224 min | Comedy, War

8.1
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The adventures of unlucky Polish soldier Franek Dolas during world war II. In September he escapes from Stalag and goes to France. After that he fights in Africa and Europe.

Director: Tadeusz Chmielewski | Stars: Marian Kociniak, Janina Boronska, Adam Cyprian, Wirgiliusz Gryn

Votes: 1,976

Polish, comedic epic that [arguably spanning nearly every genre of comedy] follows a Polish soldier across a great portion of the European and North African theatres of war; highly recommended for brilliantly delivered comedic content and original narrative! [available on NF, in three parts, as of 02/13]

2. Mediterraneo (1991)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.4
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In WW2, an Italian Army unit of misfits occupies an isolated non-strategic Greek island for the duration of the war.

Director: Gabriele Salvatores | Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Claudio Bigagli, Giuseppe Cederna, Claudio Bisio

Votes: 11,581 | Gross: $4.53M

Italian comedy on greek isle that has its dramatic and romantic moments infused with light, comedic moments; while light on action, it is highly recommended for its rich narrative and beautiful location! [somewhat difficult to find; no longer available on NF as of 02/13]

3. Kukushka (2002)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, War, Comedy

7.9
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69 Metascore

The beauty of this movie is that you, as the reader of the subtitles, are the only one who knows what is going on. The woman and the two men all speak different languages. It is a comedy of errors up until the end.

Director: Aleksandr Rogozhkin | Stars: Anni-Kristiina Juuso, Ville Haapasalo, Viktor Bychkov, Mikhail Korobochkin

Votes: 6,566 | Gross: $0.24M

A richly dramatic and romantic Russian film infused with humorous moments, light on action, but beautiful production; very highly recommended! [available on BB as of 03/13; no longer available on NF as of 02/13]

4. Dr. Akagi (1998)

129 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.4
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At the end of WWII, Japanese doctor Akagi searches for the cure for hepatitis in the prisoner-of-war camp.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Akira Emoto, Kumiko Asô, Jacques Gamblin, Tomorô Taguchi

Votes: 1,279 | Gross: $0.07M

Heartwarming Japanese drama with comedic moments and good production values, about a doctor's wartime search for hepatitis cure [available on BB as of 03/13; no longer available on NF as of 02/13]

5. Operation Snatch (1962)

83 min | Comedy, War

6.6
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Terry-Thomas, George Sanders, Lionel Jeffries, Jocelyn Lane

Votes: 38

Nearly impossible to find, but well worth the effort if you do...

6. Operation Petticoat (1959)

Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Romance, War

7.3
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During World War II, a commander finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) submarine, a con man executive officer, and a group of army nurses.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Joan O'Brien, Dina Merrill

Votes: 10,195 | Gross: $23.30M

Great cast and script in light action film woven with comedy and romance; highly recommended.

7. La Grande Vadrouille (1966)

G | 132 min | Comedy, War

8.0
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A RAF Bomber is shot down over Paris by the Germans. Its crew land there by parachute. With the help of some French civilians they try to escape over the demarcation line into the southern ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Bourvil, Louis de Funès, Claudio Brook, Andréa Parisy

Votes: 12,602

Hilarious French-British comedic romp of RAF crew shot down over France and attempting to reach friendly lines; all comedy! [slightly more difficult to find with English subtitles for French and German speech; available on Amzn]

8. Kelly's Heroes (1970)

GP | 144 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

7.7
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A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure.

Director: Brian G. Hutton | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Carroll O'Connor

Votes: 38,084

Originally intended as an antiwar film, 'KH' views as a heist film heavy on action & adventure, but with great, if not light, comedic moments... [sadly, currently available VHS/DVD appear to be heavily cut/edited; original, opening theatrical (roadshow?) cut may be impossible to find]

No WWII genre film beckons an extended/director's-type cut/release more than this film, IMO [if it's even possible?]; particularly, timely for the upcoming 75th anniversary of the end of the war [coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the film (2020)]...

With the passing of Master Director Brian Hutton [2014; RIP...], the much anticipated director's cut will never be...

If Hutton and Eastwood could have had their original release without the studio demanded cuts/edits, this would likely be No. 1 on the list...

9. Only Old Men Are Going to Battle (1974)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.5
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Stunning WWII flying sequences as the Soviet Air Force battles the Luftwaffe. Veteran Russian pilots teach their new recruits about life, death & love. When the older men fly into battle, ... See full summary »

Director: Leonid Bykov | Stars: Leonid Bykov, Sergei Podgornyj, Sergei Ivanov, Rustam Sagdullaev

Votes: 3,306

Dramatic action film, with comedic moments, following lives of Russian wartime pilots. [available on Amzn as of 02/13]

10. 1941 (1979)

PG | 118 min | Action, Comedy, War

5.9
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34 Metascore

Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Treat Williams, Nancy Allen

Votes: 27,146 | Gross: $31.76M

Christopher Lee, Toshiro Mifune, John Belushi, John Candy, & Slim Pickens!!!, all sharing the screen [particularly Lee, Mifune, Pickens, & Belushi all on the same sub!!!] in a comedic, action romp with moments of romance and drama; largely panned by critics [and sadly, to some extent, by its own director], but with growing cult followings worldwide.

'Jak rozpetalem druga wojne swiatowa' [at the top of this list] is epic in its ambitious approach to its narrative, while '1941' was epic in most every other way [production, cast, etc.]...but its nothing that a smart director's cut couldn't address...

Highly recommended! [impossible to find a good un-cropped, non-laserdisc, print; BluRay someday? If there readily existed a better print, this would easily rate higher...paging Mr. Spielberg!]

11. How I Won the War (1967)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, War

5.8
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An inept British WWII commander leads his troops to a series of misadventures in North Africa and Europe.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Michael Crawford, John Lennon, Roy Kinnear, Lee Montague

Votes: 1,952

War narrative with British humor/slapstick makes for a challenging, but greatly rewarding/entertaining film. Marked by biting satire, brilliant performances, & excellent cinematography [shot in Andalucia, Spain], it's likely to be a unique film viewing experience without the gritty/gory realism of modern day war genre films, but no less poignant.

An oft maligned film that may have the unique distinction of being both an 'Anti-war Film' film & an 'Anti-war' film, and unfolds in an unconventional plot structure formed by a series of narrated episodes/vignettes that are franticly-paced, dark, stirring, & above all surrealistic. [available on NF instant as of 02/13]

Recommended for the WWII comedy genre fan and fans of "Catch-22", "Closely Watched Trains", "Life is Beautiful", "Devils on the Doorstep", "The Secret of Santa Vittoria", "Dr. Akagi", etc.

12. The Best of 'Allo 'Allo! (1994 TV Movie)

50 min | Comedy, War

8.7
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Director: John B. Hobbs | Stars: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Kenneth Connor, Kirsten Cooke

Votes: 305

This is actually an extended episode/special from the end of British comedy series depicting some highlights from its nine-year run; viewing the developing narrative over the entire series from the beginning is recommended over watching this episodic synopsis that inappropriately places the brilliant genius of its humour out of context.

This entire series [1–9] is highly recommended, with series three [the POW camp, etc] likely delivering its best...

13. Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious (1965)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, War

6.1
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During World War II, two Americans are forced to bail out and parachute into a small German town. Herr Frick, being equal parts patriotic and lonely, keeps them as prisoners of war in his ... See full summary »

Director: Gottfried Reinhardt | Stars: Alec Guinness, Mike Connors, Robert Redford, Anita Höfer

Votes: 282

Another nearly impossible to find film, but well worth the effort if you do...

14. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.6
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59 Metascore

When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Votes: 484,274 | Gross: $57.60M

Hauntingly beautiful and dramatic, if not tragic, comedy of the Holocaust in Italy; Roberto Benigni at his finest...

15. Closely Watched Trains (1966)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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An apprentice train dispatcher at a village station seeks his first sexual encounter and becomes despondent when he is unable to perform.

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Václav Neckár, Josef Somr, Vlastimil Brodský, Vladimír Valenta

Votes: 9,286

A unique narrative for the WWII comedy genre with a brilliant blend of light comedic, and dramatically poignant moments...highly recommended!

16. Guizi lai le (2000)

139 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.3
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70 Metascore

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... See full summary »

Director: Wen Jiang | Stars: Wen Jiang, Kenya Sawada, Hongbo Jiang, Teruyuki Kagawa

Votes: 5,458 | Gross: $0.02M

Riveting dramedy...highly recommended!

17. The Admiral Was a Lady (1950)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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Ex-WAVE encounters four fun-loving, work-hating men, all of whom want to marry her.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Wanda Hendrix, Rudy Vallee, Johnny Sands

Votes: 235

18. A tizedes meg a többiek (1965)

111 min | Comedy

8.6
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PFC Molnár decides his WWII services are over, and with serious money hidden in his hand grenades, he heads to an abandoned mansion where he encounters not only the sour butler but a bunch ... See full summary »

Director: Márton Keleti | Stars: Tamás Major, Imre Sinkovits, Iván Darvas, György Pálos

Votes: 1,579

19. Cai shu zhi heng sao qian jun (1991)

100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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Directors: Siu-Tung Ching, Hark Tsui | Stars: Tony Ka Fai Leung, Jacky Cheung, Dean Shek, Fennie Yuen

Votes: 92

20. What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, War

6.7
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In World War II, a strategic Italian village agrees to surrender to the Allies only if it's allowed to organize a celebratory festival while giving aerial reconnaissance the false impression of fierce ground fighting.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: James Coburn, Dick Shawn, Sergio Fantoni, Giovanna Ralli

Votes: 1,453

A very light, comedic film infused with some action and romance; once difficult to find, but now readily available...highly recommended!

21. Island Rescue (1951)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.2
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During WW2, British Major Valentine Moreland is tasked with rescuing a prized pedigree cow from the German-occupied Channel Island of Armorel.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: David Niven, Glynis Johns, George Coulouris, Barry Jones

Votes: 181

AKA "Appointment with Venus"; the first of at least four [five if you want count the hilarious bull run of "Jak rozpetalem druga wojne swiatowa"!] WWII comedies about a cow:

"La vache et le prisonnier" [1959] "Venus fra Vestø" [1962] "Cow" [2009]

22. Father Goose (1964)

Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

7.4
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During World War II, a man persuaded to live on an isolated island and spot aircraft finds himself responsible for a teacher and several students, all female.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard, Jack Good

Votes: 8,053 | Gross: $12.50M

Cary Grant classic...

23. Two Men Went to War (2002)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, War, Drama

6.7
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57 Metascore

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.

Director: John Henderson | Stars: Kenneth Cranham, Leo Bill, Derek Jacobi, Rosanna Lavelle

Votes: 795 | Gross: $0.15M

Modern day "Invasion Quartet", but built for two...recommended!

24. Papy fait de la résistance (1983)

102 min | Comedy, Music, War

6.8
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Bourdelle, a family of musicians, refuse to play for Germans during the war. They would like to liberate France using all possible means.

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Christian Clavier, Michel Galabru, Roland Giraud, Gérard Jugnot

Votes: 2,177

25. Catch-22 (1970)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.2
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A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel

Votes: 18,474 | Gross: $24.91M

A richly dramatic and dark comedy on the ludicrousness of war...[available on NF as of 02/13]

26. Malèna (2000)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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54 Metascore

Amidst the war climate, a teenage boy discovering himself becomes love-stricken by Malèna, a sensual woman living in a small, narrow-minded Italian town.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico, Matilde Piana

Votes: 72,633 | Gross: $3.43M

Coming of age Italian dramedy with unique narrative...recommended!

27. The Elusive Corporal (1962)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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An upper-class corporal from Paris is captured by the Germans when they invade France in 1940. Assisted and accompanied by characters as diverse as a morose dairy farmer, a waiter, a myopic... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean-Pierre Cassel, Claude Brasseur, O.E. Hasse, Claude Rich

Votes: 590

Classic late Renoir...recommended!

28. To Be or Not to Be (1983)

PG | 107 min | Comedy

6.8
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A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when what should intrude but World War II in the form of an invasion. His wife has the habit of entertaining young Polish officers while ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Johnson | Stars: Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Ronny Graham, Estelle Reiner

Votes: 8,798 | Gross: $13.00M

MB sticking it to the Nazis in this farcical remake...highly recommended for MB and AB fans!

29. Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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71 Metascore

Laura Henderson buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall which goes down in history for, among other things, its all-nude revues.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Christopher Guest, Will Young

Votes: 14,086 | Gross: $11.03M

Highly recommended film on British homefront...

30. The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968)

Unrated | 110 min | Comedy, War

6.4
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When 5 allied generals are captured in Italy in WW II, 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... See full summary »

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Paul Newman, Sylva Koscina, Andrew Duggan, Tom Bosley

Votes: 1,133

'Stalag 17', 'Hogan's Heroes', 'What Did you Do During the War, Daddy' -esque amalgamation, highlighting PN's lighter [& rom-com] side...

Slightly difficult to find, but highly recommended!

31. All the Queen's Men (2001)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

4.6
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19 Metascore

A mismatched team of British Special Services agents led by an American must infiltrate, in disguise, a female-run Enigma factory in Berlin and bring back the decoding device that will end the war.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Eddie Izzard, Matt LeBlanc, Udo Kier, James Cosmo

Votes: 2,316 | Gross: $0.02M

Haven't been totally crazy about MLb on film [although, I thoroughly enjoyed 'Lost in Space'!], but he's at his finest here with a great cast and original narrative delivering blended doses of action, comedy, romance, and drama...recommended [particularly, if you like the 'hand-picked group on a mission behind enemy lines' sub-genre]!

32. Le rose del deserto (2006)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, War

6.6
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Michele Placido, Giorgio Pasotti, Alessandro Haber, Fulvio Falzarano

Votes: 322

Beautifully shot comedic film woven with poignant moments, it is available on a brilliant Italian language only [and Italian subtitle only] DVD, but is highly recommended for those who may have enjoyed "Mediterraneo", "Life is Beautiful", "Seven Beauties", "The Secret of Santa Vittoria", or "Night of the Shooting Stars"...

33. Le mur de l'Atlantique (1970)

107 min | War, Comedy

5.8
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A gentle restaurant owner inadvertently got involved in World War II after delivering a confidential document to an English pilot.

Director: Marcel Camus | Stars: Bourvil, Peter McEnery, Sophie Desmarets, Jean Poiret

Votes: 591

Narratively unrelated follow-up to "La Grande Vadrouille"; largely European DVD production nearly impossible to find with English subtitles, but highly recommended if you can find it!

34. Don't Go Near the Water (1957)

Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.3
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On a small South Pacific island during WW2, various US Navy P.R. personnel pass the time romancing the nurses and the native girls while trying to avoid front line Sea Duty.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Glenn Ford, Gia Scala, Earl Holliman, Anne Francis

Votes: 482

35. The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)

PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.5
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During WWII in Italy, a wine producing village hide a million bottles from the Germans

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Virna Lisi, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 2,473

Highly recommended for "Life is Beautiful" and/or "Seven Beauties" fans!

36. Seven Beauties (1975)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.0
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The defense of honor, a strong value in Neapolitan society, and his effects on the life of everyman Pasquale Frafuso.

Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Fernando Rey, Shirley Stoler, Elena Fiore

Votes: 3,860 | Gross: $0.01M

Highly recommended for "Life is Beautiful" fans!

37. The Cow and I (1959)

TV-PG | 118 min | Comedy

7.2
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In 1942, a French prisoner of war in Germany decides to escape to France using a cow held by a lunge as a decoy. He crosses all Germany in this way.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Fernandel, Pierre-Louis, Ellen Schwiers, Ingeborg Schöner

Votes: 1,118

Based on English film, "Island Rescue" [1951]...

One of at least four [five if you count the hilarious bull run of "Jak rozpetalem druga wojne swiatowa"!] WWII 'cow' comedies...

38. Biloxi Blues (1988)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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A group of young recruits go through boot camp during the Second World War in Biloxi, Mississippi. From the play by Neil Simon.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken, Matt Mulhern, Corey Parker

Votes: 12,661 | Gross: $43.18M

Wartime basic training and coming of age film...recommended!

39. The Americanization of Emily (1964)

Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.4
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An American naval officer's talent for living the good life in wartime is challenged when he falls in love and is sent on a dangerous mission.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: James Garner, Julie Andrews, Melvyn Douglas, James Coburn

Votes: 3,987

Highly recommended, light on action, with poignant moments, rom-com; particularly, for JA or JG fans!

40. For All: Springboard to Victory (1997)

95 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.6
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During the Second World War, the U.S.A. established a military base in Natal, Brazil, changing in many ways people's lives and behavior.

Directors: Buza Ferraz, Luiz Carlos Lacerda | Stars: Betty Faria, José Wilker, Paulo Gorgulho, Caio Junqueira

Votes: 220

Unique narrative and perspective...recommended!

41. Mais où est donc passée la 7ème compagnie (1973)

95 min | War, Action, Comedy

6.9
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1940: During the chaotic running fights of the French army the 7th company disappears - nobody knows they've been taken captive. Only their scouting patrol, three witty but lazy guys, can ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lamoureux | Stars: Jean Lefebvre, Pierre Mondy, Aldo Maccione, Robert Lamoureux

Votes: 1,434

Part one of French action and comedic farce trilogy [somewhat difficult to find; had a short, R1-DVD run (no Eng subtitles) on Amzn]...

42. The Fascist (1961)

102 min | Comedy

7.5
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The quest of a fascist soldier whose mission is to catch a political enemy during the end of the WWII.

Director: Luciano Salce | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Georges Wilson, Mireille Granelli, Stefania Sandrelli

Votes: 448

43. On the Double (1961)

Approved | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

6.6
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At the time of the Invasion of Normandy, an American soldier is asked to impersonate a British General in order to confuse the Nazi spies and assassins in London.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Danny Kaye, Dana Wynter, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 492

Highly recommended light on action, rom-com; particularly, for DK fans!

44. Deserter's Gold (1998)

123 min | Action, Comedy, War

4.7
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Director: Janusz Majewski | Stars: Marek Kondrat, Boguslaw Linda, Wiktor Zborowski, Katarzyna Figura

Votes: 339

Light comedy and WWII sequel to "CK Dezerterzy" (1986, comedy) about WWI (recommend viewing it first!); once available on NF, but no longer as of 02/13); makes a great double feature! Only sequel is available on NF as of 02/13...

45. Jakob the Liar (1999)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, War

6.5
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40 Metascore

In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out near curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Kassovitz | Stars: Robin Williams, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Éva Igó, István Bálint

Votes: 13,446 | Gross: $4.96M

Highly recommended for "Life is Beautiful" and RW fans!

46. Dad's Army (1971)

G | 95 min | Comedy, War

6.9
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The misadventures of a ragtag group of elderly Home Guard local defense volunteers at the onset of WW2.

Director: Norman Cohen | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 2,325

Actually more like a mini-series...

47. The Best of Enemies (1961)

104 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

6.9
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In 1941 during the desert war in Abyssinia the Italian captain Blasi and the British major Richardson alternate between being bitter enemies or best friends depending on the circumstances.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: David Niven, Alberto Sordi, Amedeo Nazzari, Michael Wilding

Votes: 455

Niven & Sordi headline with great comedic checmistry...recommended!

48. Venus fra Vestø (1962)

116 min | Drama, War

6.0
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Director: Annelise Reenberg | Stars: Malene Schwartz, Henning Moritzen, Dirch Passer, William Knoblauch

Votes: 87

Based on English film, "Island Rescue" [1951]...

One of at least four [five if you count the hilarious bull run of "Jak rozpetalem druga wojne swiatowa"!] WWII 'cow' comedies...

49. Unternehmen Schlafsack (1955)

95 min | Comedy, War

7.9
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Director: Arthur Maria Rabenalt | Stars: Eva Ingeborg Scholz, Paul Klinger, Karlheinz Böhm, Kurt Meisel

Votes: 15

Nearly impossible to find, but well worth the effort if you do...

50. Whisky Galore (1949)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey, Bruce Seton

Votes: 3,948

Too much fun; recommended!

51. Balkan ekspres (1983)

102 min | Comedy, War

7.9
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Group of petty criminals is trying to make some money under the disguise of musical band in Nazi-occupied Serbia.

Director: Branko Baletic | Stars: Dragan Nikolic, Bora Todorovic, Tanja Boskovic, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic

Votes: 1,639

52. Giuseppe w Warszawie (1964)

99 min | Comedy, War

7.1
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Adventures of the Italian soldier in a rebellious Warsaw in 1943, between Germans and the Polish resistance.

Director: Stanislaw Lenartowicz | Stars: Elzbieta Czyzewska, Antonio Cifariello, Zbigniew Cybulski, Jarema Stepowski

Votes: 189

53. For the Boys (1991)

R | 138 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.3
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With the help of the singer and dancer Dixie Leonhard, U.S. entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II. Becoming a perfect team, they tour from ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Bette Midler, James Caan, George Segal, Patrick O'Neal

Votes: 4,464 | Gross: $17.86M

BM entertains...recommended!

54. Tea with Mussolini (1999)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Comedy, War

6.9
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53 Metascore

An orphaned Italian boy is raised among a circle of British and American women living in Mussolini's Italy before and during the Second World War.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Cher

Votes: 9,806 | Gross: $14.35M

Dames and divas, oh my!; recommended!

55. Which Way to the Front? (1970)

G | 96 min | Comedy, War

4.1
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Brendan Byers III, one of the richest men in America, has been pronounced 4-F and can't serve his country in it's fight against Hitler. However, Byers is not the kind of man who takes "No" ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Jan Murray, John Wood, Steve Franken

Votes: 1,008

Highly recommended for JL and screwball comedy fans!

56. Train of Life (1998)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.7
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62 Metascore

In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine.

Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Lionel Abelanski, Rufus, Clément Harari, Michel Muller

Votes: 7,807 | Gross: $0.15M

One of a handful of WWII 'train' films ['The Train', 'Von Ryan's Express', 'Night Train to Munich', etc.]; along with an episode of 'Hogan's Heroes' [season 5's 'The Klink Commandos'], episodes of 'Allo, Allo!' [Season 5's 'All Aboard' & 'Geneva Express'], and portions of the epic, 'Ja rozpetalem druga wojne swiatowa', this is one of the few WWII 'train' productions with comedic/humorous moments [see also, 'That Kind of Woman', 'Potpisani 03 - Voz', 'The Hoodlum Soldier', & 'Closely Watched Trains']...recommended!

57. The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, War

6.0
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In 1944, two American spies, posing as priests, infiltrate German occupied Rome to relay information to HQ but can only communicate via pigeons due to the imposed radio silence.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Charlton Heston, Elsa Martinelli, Harry Guardino, Salvatore Baccaloni

Votes: 299

Highly recommended, light on action, rom-com; particularly, for CH fans!

58. Waiting for Dublin (2007)

83 min | Romance

4.5
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On New Year's Eve 1944, American pilot Mike Clarke inadvertently bets Al Capone's nephew $10,000.00 that he can shoot down five enemy aircraft. Later, forced to land near a remote village ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Tucker | Stars: Des Braiden, Joe Cassidy, Guido De Craene, Jenne Decleir

Votes: 155

A poorly cast lead here [sadly, must have been doing someone a favor? it could have been a classic otherwise!] doesn't ruin an otherwise brilliant narrative and solid production; highly recommended!

59. Dou niu (2009)

105 min | Drama

7.3
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A Chinese peasant is given the responsibility of protecting his village's special dairy cow during a particularly harsh winter in 1940.

Director: Hu Guan | Stars: Bo Huang, Ni Yan, Hu Gao, Tsukagoshi Hirotaka

Votes: 624

One of at least four [five if you count the hilarious bull run of "Jak rozpetalem druga wojne swiatowa"!] WWII 'cow' comedies...

"La vache et le prisonnier" [1959] "Venus fra Vestø" [1962] "Island Rescue" [1951]

60. Imitation General (1958)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, War

6.7
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Sergeant Murphy Savage impersonates a dead general in order to inspire the demoralized troops in fighting their way out of Nazi encirclement.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Glenn Ford, Red Buttons, Taina Elg, Dean Jones

Votes: 462

Highly recommended action, rom-com; particularly, for GF fans!

Somewhat difficult to find...

61. Général... nous voilà! (1978)

100 min | Comedy, War

3.6
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Director: Jacques Besnard | Stars: Darry Cowl, Roger Dumas, Henri Guybet, Philippe Ricci

Votes: 7

62. The Horizontal Lieutenant (1962)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.0
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A military comedy about a luckless army intelligence lieutenant who finds himself stationed on a remote island army outpost during World War II, where all the action is between the sheets.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Jim Hutton, Paula Prentiss, Jack Carter, Jim Backus

Votes: 256

Highly recommended light on action rom-com; particularly, for JH fans!

63. Bon voyage (2003)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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68 Metascore

An actress, a writer, a student, and a government worker band together in an effort to escape Paris as the Nazis move into the city.

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu, Virginie Ledoyen, Grégori Derangère

Votes: 4,423 | Gross: $2.35M

64. Gli eroi (1973)

PG | 105 min | War, Adventure, Comedy

4.7
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Four soldiers and a beautiful Greek nurse, thrown together in North Africa during World War II, team up to pull off a heist of two-million pounds in boxes marked "plasma."

Director: Duccio Tessari | Stars: Rod Steiger, Rosanna Schiaffino, Claude Brasseur, Aldo Giuffrè

Votes: 54

Recommended but difficult to find film. Recently saw this for the first time on YTb in thirteen parts...deserves a better print and DVD release...

65. Hannibal Brooks (1969)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Adventure, War

7.1
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A prisoner of war working at a zoo gets the chance to escape from the Germans, so he does and he takes with him the elephant that he's been caring for. Together they head for the Swiss border and freedom.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Oliver Reed, John Alderton, Michael J. Pollard, Wolfgang Preiss

Votes: 1,116

Film score doesn't hold up nearly as well as narrative...still recommended! This 'elephant' centric film has similarities to animal-related films, 'The Zookeeper's Wife' (2017), 'Operation Snatch', 'The Incredible Mr. Limpet', 'Francis', as well as the handful of 'cow' films on this list ['La vache et le prisonnier' (1959), 'Venus fra Vestø' (1962), 'Cow' (2009), 'Island Rescue' (1951)...

66. Dad's Army (2016)

100 min | Comedy, War

5.2
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38 Metascore

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.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Mark Tandy, Russell Balogh, Andrew Havill, Heinz

Votes: 5,761

67. Private's Progress (1956)

102 min | Comedy, War

6.6
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In WW2, a failed British officer is selected by his uncle, a Brigadier with the War Office, to participate in a secret operation to "recover" looted artworks from the Nazis.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Ronald Adam, Henry B. Longhurst, Peter Jones

Votes: 574

68. A Coming-Out Party (1961)

98 min | Comedy

6.7
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A somewhat happy-go-lucky bunch of Brits in a German POW camp find their new acerbic fellow prisoner is a key officer who must be got out at all cost.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Stanley Baxter, Eric Sykes

Votes: 415

69. The Two of Us (1967)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Claude is a Jew. Because of the risks of an arrest (France is occupied by the Nazis), his parents send him away to an elderly couple in the country. Pepe, the husband, is a Petain supporter... See full summary »

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Michel Simon, Roger Carel, Paul Préboist, Luce Fabiole

Votes: 1,492 | Gross: $0.05M

70. Rosie the Riveter (1944)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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In wartime 1944 in California,defense plant workers Rosalind "Rosie" Warren and her friend Vera Watson must share, on a rotating schedule, the town's last available rental-room with Charlie... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Jane Frazee, Frank Albertson, Barbara Jo Allen, Frank Jenks

Votes: 31

71. Xiang Gang lun xian (1994)

91 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.0
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A family suffers at the hands of the Japanese during the occupation of Hong Kong.

Director: Man Kei Chin | Stars: Chingmy Yau, Veronica Yip, Chung-Hua Tou, Kar-Ying Law

Votes: 38

72. The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell (1968)

G | 92 min | Comedy, War

5.8
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During WW2, Sgt. O'Farrell's Pacific unit is demoralized when a Japanese submarine torpedoes an American supply ship containing beer.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Jeffrey Hunter, Mylène Demongeot

Votes: 424

Recommended for BH and PD fans!

73. See Here, Private Hargrove (1944)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.4
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Journalist Marion Hargrove enters the Army intending to supplement his income by writing about his training experiences. He muddles through basic training at Fort Bragg with the ... See full summary »

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Robert Walker, Donna Reed, Keenan Wynn, Grant Mitchell

Votes: 369

74. Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall (1973)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy

5.9
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London, 1940. Aspiring jazz musician and future comedy legend Terence "Spike" Milligan reluctantly obeys his call-up and joins the Royal Artillery regiment at Bexhill, where he begins ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Cohen | Stars: Jim Dale, Arthur Lowe, Bill Maynard, Tony Selby

Votes: 307

75. Bright Young Things (2003)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.6
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64 Metascore

An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies," is a look into the lives of a young novelist, his would-be lover, and a host of young people who beautified London in the 1930s.

Director: Stephen Fry | Stars: Stephen Campbell Moore, Emily Mortimer, Dan Aykroyd, Simon McBurney

Votes: 4,583 | Gross: $0.93M

76. On a retrouvé la 7ème compagnie ! (1975)

90 min | Comedy, War

6.6
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French army's seventh company experiences severe setback during world war 2 when it gets separated from other members of the army.They disguise as army officers to escape death when they are caught by German soldiers.

Director: Robert Lamoureux | Stars: Jean Lefebvre, Pierre Mondy, Henri Guybet, Pierre Tornade

Votes: 1,136

Part II of comedic trilogy...

77. Setouchi shonen yakyu dan (1984)

PG | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.9
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In this drama at the end of World War II, the inhabitants of a small Japanese fishing village must come to terms with their nation's defeat and the sudden occupation of General MacArthur ... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Takaya Yamauchi, Yoshiyuki Omori, Shiori Sakura, Masako Natsume

Votes: 145

78. Captain Newman, M.D. (1972 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

6.4
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Sitcom pilot film depicting comic adventures of an unorthodox military psychiatrist based on the 1962 movie starring Gregory Peck

Stars: Jim Hutton, Joan Van Ark, Bill Fiore

Votes: 9

79. Nebesnyy tikhokhod (1946)

83 min | Comedy, War

7.4
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About three Russian pilots falling in love during the WWII.

Director: Semyon Timoshenko | Stars: Nikolay Kryuchkov, Vasiliy Merkurev, Vasili Neshchiplenko, Alla Parfanyak

Votes: 246

80. Zítra vstanu a oparím se cajem (1977)

93 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Jan is a decent, boring man, living a decent, boring life as a rocket designer. When his adventurous twin brother dies in a breakfast accident, Jan decides to impersonate him, unwittingly becoming a part of a Nazi time travel conspiracy.

Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Petr Kostka, Jirí Sovák, Vladimír Mensík, Vlastimil Brodský

Votes: 859

81. Ensign Pulver (1964)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, War

5.9
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Life becomes so harried after Ensign Pulver's prank, he and the Captain are swept off deck during a storm, ending up on a tropical island, a group of ship wrecked nurses, dancing natives, and one very big case of appendicitis.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Robert Walker Jr., Burl Ives, Walter Matthau, Tommy Sands

Votes: 1,277

Sequel to 'Mister Roberts' [1955], sans HF...recommended!

82. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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Film noir parody with a detective uncovering a sinister plot. Characters from real noirs appear as scenes from various films are intercut.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Alan Ladd, Carl Reiner

Votes: 17,846 | Gross: $18.20M

83. Gdzie jest general... (1964)

92 min | Comedy, War

6.7
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Waclaw Orzeszko is unlucky soldier. Nobody from the platoon likes him. One day he decided to go away from platoon. At the castle he meet Russian soldier Marusia. At this time German forces ... See full summary »

Director: Tadeusz Chmielewski | Stars: Elzbieta Czyzewska, Jerzy Turek, Boleslaw Plotnicki, Stanislaw Milski

Votes: 102

84. Private Angelo (1949)

106 min | Comedy, War

7.5
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Private Angelo has been conscripted into the Italian Army in WWII. The trouble is that Private Angelo doesn't like people shooting at him so he tries all sorts of tricks to avoid being ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Anderson, Peter Ustinov | Stars: Godfrey Tearle, María Denis, Peter Ustinov, Marjorie Rhodes

Votes: 20

85. Rosolino Paternò, soldato... (1970)

95 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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In WWII, a commando was sent in a secret mission in Sicily. They had a reluctant Italian prisoner of war to help them.

Director: Nanni Loy | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Jason Robards, Peter Falk, Martin Landau

Votes: 56

86. Zhenya, Zhenechka i 'Katyusha' (1967)

85 min | Comedy, Romance, War

7.7
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Touching story about love of a young romantic man (Zhenia), who is a soldier of Guard Mortar Division (Division of "Katusha" Reactive Mortars) and a girl-telegraphist (Little Zhenia) at the last months of WW II.

Director: Vladimir Motyl | Stars: Oleg Dal, Galina Figlovskaya, Mikhail Kokshenov, Pavel Morozenko

Votes: 376

87. The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)

Approved | 99 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.5
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Meek and mild mannered bookkeeper Henry Limpet has few passions in life. It's mid-1941 and he would love to join the Navy but has been rated 4F. His friend George Stickle is in the Navy and... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Don Knotts, Carole Cook, Jack Weston, Andrew Duggan

Votes: 4,087

Classic DK role in this mix of live-action and animated rom-com, light on action...recommended for DK and LA/animation fans.

88. U-900 (2008)

99 min | Comedy, War

4.0
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It is the year 1944 and World War II is not over yet. The Germans want to send their last available submarine, the U-900, on a secret mission from Toulon to Warnemuende. Atze pretends to be... See full summary »

Director: Sven Unterwaldt Jr. | Stars: Atze Schröder, Oliver Wnuk, Yvonne Catterfeld, Jürgen Schornagel

Votes: 439

Has a German [by WB no less!?] and Mandarin language DVD production, but deserves a wider distribution. I can get by with those two, but I'd prefer English subtitles; I'll keep my fingers crossed, but I won't hold my breath. Highly recommended, if you can find it...

89. Musíme si pomáhat (2000)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.8
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69 Metascore

In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple agree to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution.

Director: Jan Hrebejk | Stars: Bolek Polívka, Csongor Kassai, Jaroslav Dusek, Anna Sisková

Votes: 4,407 | Gross: $1.32M

90. A noi piace freddo...! (1960)

110 min | Comedy, War

6.2
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A farcical account of the happenings in Rome in 1943 when the allied army and the partisans fight the nazis.

Director: Steno | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Raimondo Vianello, Peppino De Filippo, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 30

91. Daei Jan Napoleon (1976– )

770 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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An uproarious adoption of a popular novel by Iraj Pezeshkzad set in and around the family compound in early 1940s Tehran, marvelously rich in personality and incident. The title character, ... See full summary »

Stars: Gholamhossein Naghshineh, Parviz Fanizadeh, Minoo Abrishami, Esmail Davarfar

Votes: 724

92. Under the Rainbow (1981)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

5.4
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A visiting dignitary, a CIA agent, a Nazi spy, Japanese tourists, an assassin and a group of "midget" actors from The Wizard of Oz (1939) all check into an elite Los Angeles hotel called Under the Rainbow.

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Chevy Chase, Carrie Fisher, Eve Arden, Joseph Maher

Votes: 2,256 | Gross: $18.83M

This might make a nice first feature companion with a '1941' double feature...

93. The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1960)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.3
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Lieutenant Rip Crandall is hoodwinked into taking command of the "Wackiest Ship in the Navy" - a real garbage scow with a crew of misfits who don't know a jib from a jigger. What none of ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Murphy | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Ricky Nelson, John Lund, Chips Rafferty

Votes: 1,597

94. Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)

Approved | 89 min | Music, Romance, War

6.8
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Reenactments of actual USO experiences of its female stars entertaining troops overseas.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Martha Raye, Mitzi Mayfair

Votes: 362

95. La 7ème compagnie au clair de lune (1977)

75 min | Comedy

6.2
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Les 3 compères de la 7ème compagnie poursuivent leurs mésaventures. Cette fois-ci, ils tombent par inadvertance sur des résistants au cours d'une chasse et sont enrôlés bien malgré eux dans... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lamoureux | Stars: Jean Lefebvre, Pierre Mondy, Henri Guybet, Patricia Karim

Votes: 996

Part III of comedic trilogy...

96. Me and the Colonel (1958)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, War

7.1
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Jacobowsky, a Jewish refugee, flees from the Nazis with an aristocratic, anti-semitic Polish officer trying to get papers to England. Jurgens learns to appreciate Kaye, despite their ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Danny Kaye, Curd Jürgens, Nicole Maurey, Françoise Rosay

Votes: 510

97. Underground (1995)

Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.1
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A group of serbian socialists prepares for the war in a surreal underground filled by parties, tragedies, love and hate.

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic, Slavko Stimac

Votes: 47,943

98. Before Winter Comes (1969)

M | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.0
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After World War II, in an Austrian camp for displaced people, an interpreter mediates between the British and the Soviets regarding the fate of various refugees.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: David Niven, Topol, Anna Karina, John Hurt

Votes: 200

Actually, more a post-war themed [displaced persons / refugees] dramedy set in allied-zoned Austrian camp, that is highly recommended...particularly for DN and Topol fans!

99. Invasion Quartet (1961)

87 min | Comedy, War

5.2
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Spike Milligan and his friends decide to go to occupied France to silence a large German gun that is firing across the channel. They bumble though encounters with Germans and the French ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Lewis | Stars: Bill Travers, Spike Milligan, Grégoire Aslan, John Le Mesurier

Votes: 182

Also consider the modern version built for two, "Two Men Went to War"...

100. Undercovers Hero (1974)

R | 107 min | Comedy

5.3
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In this comedy, set during the Nazi occupation of France, Peter Sellers plays most major male parts, so he stars in nearly every scene, always bumbling in inspector Clouseau-style. As ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Peter Sellers, Lila Kedrova, Curd Jürgens, Béatrice Romand

Votes: 477