List Rules Any film from any genre which could be classified as a military comedy.
Sometimes a serious subject needs a little comedy...
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Tim Stroud added Forrest GumpTom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic-comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks, Robin ...more
Major PayneDamon Wayans, Michael Ironside, William Hickey Major Payne is a 1995 comedy film, starring Damon Wayans. The film is a loose remake of the 1955 film The Private War of Major Benson, starring Charlton Heston.
Down PeriscopeKelsey Grammer, William H. Macy, Lauren Holly Down Periscope is a 1996 20th Century Fox comedy film produced by Robert Lawrence and directed by David S. Ward, starring Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Holly and Rob Schneider and co-starring Bruce ...more
StripesBill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid Stripes is a 1981 American war-comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P. J. Soles, and John Candy. It also featured several actors in their first ...more
Good Morning, VietnamRobin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh Good Morning, Vietnam is a 1987 American war-comedy film written by Mitch Markowitz and directed by Barry Levinson. Set in Saigon in 1965, during the Vietnam War, the film stars Robin Williams ...more
Kelly's HeroesClint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles Kelly's Heroes is a 1970 war comedy film directed by Brian G. Hutton, about a group of World War II soldiers who go AWOL to rob a bank behind enemy lines. The film stars Clint Eastwood, Telly ...more
MASHRobert Duvall, Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould MASH is a 1970 American satirical black comedy film directed by Robert Altman and written by Ring Lardner, Jr., based on Richard Hooker's novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors. The ...more
Hot Shots!Charlie Sheen, Kristy Swanson, Cary Elwes Hot Shots! is a 1991 comedy spoof film starring Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges, Kevin Dunn, Jon Cryer and Ryan Stiles. It was directed by Jim Abrahams, and was written ...more
Operation PetticoatCary Grant, Tony Curtis, Marion Ross Operation Petticoat is a 1959 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis. It was the basis for a television series in 1977 starring John Astin in Grant's ...more
Father GooseCary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard Father Goose is a 1964 romantic comedy film set in World War II, starring Cary Grant, Leslie Caron and Trevor Howard. The title derives from "Mother Goose", the codename assigned to ...more
Sgt. BilkoSteve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman Sgt. Bilko is a 1996 American comedy film directed by Jonathan Lynn and written by Andy Breckman. It is an adaptation of the iconic 1950s television series The Phil Silvers Show, often ...more
Renaissance ManDanny DeVito, Ed Begley, Jr. Renaissance Man is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines, James Remar, Cliff Robertson and Mark Wahlberg in his film debut. In Australia, ...more
Mister RobertsHenry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, James Cagney Mister Roberts is a 1955 American CinemaScope comedy-drama film directed by John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy, and starring Henry Fonda as Mister Roberts, James Cagney as Captain Morton, William Powell ...more
Three KingsGeorge Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube Three Kings is a 1999 satirical war-comedy film written and directed by David O. Russell from a story by John Ridley about a gold heist that takes place during the 1991 Iraqi uprising against ...more
Private BenjaminGoldie Hawn, Albert Brooks, Craig T. Nelson Private Benjamin is a 1980 American comedy film starring Goldie Hawn. The film was one of the biggest box office hits of 1980, and also spawned a short-lived television series. The film is ...more
In the Army NowBrendan Fraser, Andy Dick, Pauly Shore In the Army Now is a 1994 American war comedy film directed by Daniel Petrie, Jr. and starring Pauly Shore, Andy Dick, David Alan Grier, Esai Morales, and Lori Petty. The film earned $28,881,266 ...more
Operation Dumbo DropRay Liotta, Danny Glover, Denis Leary Operation Dumbo Drop is a 1995 American war comedy film directed by Simon Wincer that explores war, politics, and animal welfare. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Gene ...more
1941Mickey Rourke, Christopher Lee, Dan Aykroyd 1941 is a 1979 period comedy film directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, and featuring an ensemble cast including Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, John ...more
Buck PrivatesLou Costello, Bud Abbott, Jane Frazee Buck Privates is the 1941 comedy/World War II film that turned Bud Abbott and Lou Costello into bona fide movie stars. It was the first service comedy based on the peacetime draft of 1940. The ...more
Tim Stroud added Tropic ThunderTom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr., Matthew McConaughey Tropic Thunder is a 2008 American action satire comedy film written, produced and directed by Ben Stiller.
Biloxi BluesMatthew Broderick, David Schwimmer, Penelope Ann Miller Biloxi Blues is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Mike Nichols, written by Neil Simon, and starring Matthew Broderick and Christopher Walken. Simon adapted his semi-autobiographical 1985 ...more
Hot Shots! Part DeuxCharlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Miguel Ferrer Hot Shots! Part Deux is a 1993 comedy/parody film, and a sequel to the 1991 comedy Hot Shots!. The sequel primarily spoofs the 1988 action film Rambo III. Directed again by Jim Abrahams, the ...more
Catch-22Martin Sheen, Orson Welles, Jon Voight Catch-22 is a 1970 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Joseph Heller. In creating a black comedy revolving around the "lunatic characters" of Heller's satirical anti-war ...more
The Last DetailJack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Gilda Radner The Last Detail is a 1973 American comedy-drama film directed by Hal Ashby and starring Jack Nicholson, with a screenplay adapted by Robert Towne from a 1970 novel of the same name by Darryl ...more
Soldier in the RainSteve McQueen, Tuesday Weld, Jackie Gleason Soldier in the Rain is a 1963 American comedy-drama film starring Jackie Gleason and Steve McQueen. Produced and co-written by Blake Edwards, the screenplay is based on a 1960 novel by William ...more
Shoulder ArmsCharlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Sydney Chaplin Charlie is in boot camp in the "awkward squad." Once in France he gets no letters from home. He finally gets a package containing limburger cheese which requires a gas mask and which ...more
Buffalo SoldiersJoaquin Phoenix, Ed Harris, Elizabeth McGovern Buffalo Soldiers is a 2001 satire film, based on the 1993 novel by Robert O'Connor, which follows the rogue activities of a group of US soldiers based in West Germany during 1989 when the fall ...more
ChasersTom Berenger, Erika Eleniak, Crispin Glover Chasers is a 1994 comedy film directed by Dennis Hopper, his last directorial effort before his death in 2010. It is about a pair of United States Navy shore patrollers who must escort a ...more
The Great DictatorCharlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Billy Gilbert The Great Dictator is a 1940 American satirical political comedy-drama film starring, written, produced, scored, and directed by Charlie Chaplin, following the tradition of many of his other ...more
TankJames Garner, James Cromwell, Shirley Jones Tank is a 1984 comedy, drama, and action movie starring James Garner, Jenilee Harrison, and C. Thomas Howell. The film was written by Dan Gordon and directed by Marvin J. Chomsky. It was ...more
I Was a Male War BrideCary Grant, Ann Sheridan, Marion Marshall I Was a Male War Bride is a 1949 comedy film directed by Howard Hawks and starring Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan. This film was based on I Was an Alien Spouse of Female Military Personnel Enroute ...more
Carry On SergeantKenneth Williams, William Hartnell, Bob Monkhouse Carry On Sergeant is a 1958 comedy film starring William Hartnell, Bob Monkhouse and Eric Barker; it is the first in the series of Carry On films, with 31 entries. The film was based on a play ...more
Deal of the CenturyChevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver, Wallace Shawn Deal of the Century is a 1983 American comedy film directed by William Friedkin and starring Chevy Chase, Gregory Hines, and Sigourney Weaver. The film follows the adventures of several arms ...more
Great GunsStan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Alan Ladd Great Guns is a 1941 film directed by Monty Banks, and produced by Sol M. Wurtzel for 20th Century Fox starring Laurel and Hardy. It is also known as Forward March.
Best DefenseEddie Murphy, Dudley Moore, Kate Capshaw Best Defense is a comedy film starring Dudley Moore and Eddie Murphy. The original music score was composed by Patrick Williams. It was released in 1984 by Paramount Pictures.
The Secret War of Harry FriggPaul Newman, Sylva Koscina The Secret War of Harry Frigg is a 1968 comedy film set in World War II. It was directed by Jack Smight and starred Paul Newman.
The Men Who Stare at GoatsGeorge Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Ewan McGregor The Men Who Stare at Goats is a 2009 American war parody comedy film directed by Grant Heslov and based on Jon Ronson's book of the same name, an account of the investigation by Ronson and John ...more
Block-HeadsStan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert Block-Heads is a 1938 comedy film starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, produced by Hal Roach Studios for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film, a reworking of elements from the Laurel and Hardy shorts ...more
How I Won the WarJohn Lennon, Michael Crawford, Roy Kinnear How I Won the War is a black comedy film directed and produced by Richard Lester, released in 1967, based on a novel of the same name by Patrick Ryan. The film stars Michael Crawford as bungling ...more
Up the AcademyRobert Downey Jr., Barbara Bach, Ralph Macchio Up the Academy is an American teen comedy film released in 1980, with a plot about the outrageous antics of a group of misfits at a military school.