The Best Military Comedy Movies

by Guest Writer “PanzerMeyer”

 

Introduction

SimHQ ardent movie buff and very own King Crimson, “PanzerMeyer” is back Grab your popcorn for the show!for another round. This time he picks the top 10 best in military comedy.

Now the rules are about the same as last time:

a) it must be a feature length, commercially released production, and…

b) comedy in a military setting must be a core component in the movie.

 

 

#1 Dr. Strangelove

Full Title: Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb

“Turning the very real threat global thermonuclear war into a masterpiece of dark humor is exactly what Kubrick accomplished here.

Click here for the Internet Movie Database reference to Dr. Strangelove.


#2 Kelly’s Heroes

“An absurd and dark comedic take on WWII with unforgettable characters.

Click here for the Internet Movie Database reference to Kelly’s Heroes.


#3 MASH

“A unique Robert Altman military comedy which went on to spawn an even more unique TV show.

Click here for the Internet Movie Database reference to MASH.


#4 Tropic Thunder

“Never has Tom Cruise been funnier than when he is made up to look like a heavy, old film producer who likes to dance to hip hop.

Click here for the Internet Movie Database reference to Tropic Thunder.


#5 Stripes

“Bill Murray to the rescue as he goes off on a secret op against the Soviets. The Cold War seems so long ago now…

Click here for the Internet Movie Database reference to Stripes.


#6 1941

“To date Spielberg’s only full-fledged comedy may seem overwhelmingly corny at times, but somehow it still works. You will never see Toshiro Mifune in the same way after seeing this!

Click here for the Internet Movie Database reference to 1941.


#7 No Time For Sergeants

“Mayberry meets the USAF in this hilarious portrayal of military life.

Click here for the Internet Movie Database reference to No Time For Sergeants.


#8 Private Benjamin

“If you want a great example of the classic “fish out of water” story set within the US Army, then Goldie Hawn’s performance in this won’t disappoint!

Click here for the Internet Movie Database reference to Private Benjamin.


#9 Hot Shots!

“One of the greatest military spoofs of all time, Lloyd Bridges and Charlie Sheen bring on the laughs in a big way.

Click here for the Internet Movie Database reference to Hot Shots!


#10 Good Morning Vietnam

“Set during the Vietnam War, this film somehow achieves the difficult task of balancing comedy with serious situations but its really Robin Williams who makes it all plausible with his irreverent humor and loads of energy.

Click here for the Internet Movie Database reference to Good Morning Vietnam.


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