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Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
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Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The Charismatic black nationalist leader Rev Deke O'Malley is trying to sell the people of Harlem a dream. Invest $100 in his company and live in Africa. But cops Gravedigger and Coffin know all about Deke and his fraudulent schemes that take advantage of the poor and the ignorant and can't wait for a chance to expose him.
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, investigation, police investigation, odd couple, partners, dishonesty, master criminal, law enforcement, buddies, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, racial slur, black cop, black man, crime, urban, disorder, cons and scams, heist, police, african american, rally, city, chase, black woman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, harlem

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and exciting films with plots about crimes, partners, crime, police investigation, law enforcement, disorder and buddies mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Cotton Comes to Harlem: K-9: P.I. (2002), Let's Do It Again (1975), Crime Busters (1977), Fuzz (1972), A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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K-9: P.I. (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dooley and his K-9 partner Jerry Lee are ready to retire from the police force. But before he can retire with his pension he must work as a P.I. to find a set of high tech computer chips.
Style: humorous, realistic, tense, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, german shepherd, police dog, private detective, dog, police detective, police investigation, odd couple, partners against crime, partners, law enforcement, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Let's Do It Again (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Clyde Williams and Billy Foster are a couple of blue-collar workers in Atlanta who have promised to raise funds for their fraternal order, the Brothers and Sisters of Shaka. However, their method for raising the money involves travelling to New ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hypnosis, gambling, church, gang, criminal heroes, dishonesty, underdog, gangsters, ambition, rivalry, odd couple, forgery ...
Time: 70s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.2
 10K
Crime Busters (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure, Crime
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An attempted robbery turns to be an unexpected recruitment when two unemployed men mistakenly break into a police office instead of a store.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, entertaining, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, police, criminal heroes, friends, heist, law enforcement, odd couple, partners against crime, partners, misfit, buddies, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Fuzz (1972)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Police in Boston search for a mad bomber trying to extort money from the city.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crimes, partners against crime, survival, blackmail, law enforcement, undercover, crime, heist, buddies, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money. During the course of his investigation, he encounters various old connections, ultimately confronting the criminal responsible for ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, humorous, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, fbi, police investigation, track down, undercover, investigation, crimes, master criminal, hidden identity, injustice, disorder, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, egypt, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Loose Cannons (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mac, the two fisted savy cop finds that he's being saddled with a new partner, a known burn out, to work with him on a new and difficult case. The new partner is, Ellis, an amazing detective, one who puts Sherlock Holmes to shame with his ...
Style: humorous, captivating, absurd, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: disorder, track down, police investigation, murder, crime, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, partners, deadly, gang, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, germany, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Job (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Job is a single-camera television comedy drama about a New York City police officer named Mike McNeil -- who indulges in adultery, alcohol, cigarettes and prescription drug abuse—and his fellow 'bumbling detective' pals. The show, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom, witty ...
Plot: police investigation, partners, fighting crime, partners against crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, police station, crime investigation, network ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Freebie and the Bean (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two San Francisco detectives want to bring down a local hijacking boss. But they'll have to get to him before a hitman does.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, car chase, police, police investigation, buddies, chases and races, partners against crime, chase, law enforcement, master criminal, crime, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Payoff (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two very different cops are forced to work together...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, buddies, police investigation, partners against crime, police corruption, gangsters, reluctant partners, crimes, law enforcement, danger, murder, buddy cop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Hot Rock (1972)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dortmunder and his pals plan to steal a huge diamond from a museum. But this turns out to be only the first time they have to steal it...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, suspense ...
Plot: heist, crime, crimes, perfect crime, museum, cons and scams, buddies, criminal heroes, dishonesty, jewel thief, bank robbery, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.5
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Taxi (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mouthy and feisty taxicab driver has hot tips for a green and inept cop set on solving a string of New York City bank robberies committed by a quartet of female Brazilian bank robbers.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, not serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car chase, taxi driver, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, working undercover, heist, unlikely criminals, goofy hero, rivalry, partners, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Underclassman (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young detective goes undercover at an elite private school to destroy an international stolen car ring.
Style: semi serious, realistic, light, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: high school, undercover, investigation, working undercover, undercover cop, lifestyle, police investigation, teachers and students, crimes, track down, drug dealer, police ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two hoplessly out of their class con-men attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the l9th century. They gain the enmity of the most famous bank Robber in the world and the affection of a crusading newspaperwoman.
Style: semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, bank robbery, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, buddies, misfit partners, journalism, crimes, odd couple, dishonesty, master criminal ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. A "Lethal Weapon" style cop team tries to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the nation by distributing their wares via the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, witty, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, partners against crime, buddies, police, cocaine, drug dealing, police investigation, law enforcement, gunfight, master criminal, murder, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
My New Partner (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: My New Partner is a 1984 French comedy film directed by Claude Zidi, starring Philippe Noiret and Thierry Lhermitte. Noiret plays a streetwise Paris policeman who takes kickbacks from the minor criminals on his beat to allow them to continue. At the ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, exciting, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, police investigation, disorder, odd couple, buddies, misfit partners, crimes, law enforcement, partners, satire ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Beer for My Horses (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: "Beer for My Horses" tells the story of two best friends that work together as deputies in a small town. The two defy the Sheriff and head off on an outrageous road trip to save the protagonist's girlfriend from drug lord kidnappers.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, woman in danger, criminal's revenge, partners, buddies, law enforcement, chase, crimes, small town, on the road, kidnapping, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oklahoma, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Trinity: Good Guys and Bad Guys (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1978, $20 million was stolen from a Detroit bank. One of the robbers was caught, one was found dead, and the third disappeared. The money was never found. Seven years later, the robber who was caught was released from jail. He immediately went to ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, gang, law enforcement, friendship, heist, confined, crime, dishonesty, partners, crimes, crime gone awry, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.6
 25K
The Man (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Special Agent Derrick Vann is a man out to get the man who killed his partner but a case of mistaken identity leads him to Andy Fidler, a salesman with too many questions and a knack of getting in Vanns way
Style: witty, funny, entertaining, intense, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mistaken identity, chases and races, goofy hero, working undercover, partners, law enforcement, arms dealer, police investigation, special agents, crimes, car chase, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Hollywood Homicide (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Joe Gavilan (Harrison Ford) and his new partner K. C. Calden (Josh Hartnett), are detectives on the beat in Tinseltown. Neither one of them really wants to be a cop, Gavilan moonlights as a real estate broker, and Calden is an aspiring actor ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, murder, hollywood, crimes, hip hop, reluctant partners, partners against crime, law enforcement, odd couple, chase, foot chase, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
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Quick Change (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, friendship, nothing goes right, cons and scams, friends, disorder, partners, buddies, crime, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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51%
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 7K
Mo' Money (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Trying to get his act together, a con artist gets a job in a credit card company. He falls in love with a fellow employee, he steals a couple of cards, everything is going great. But soon, the chief of security drags him into the big leagues of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: credit card, cons and scams, love and romance, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, investigation, reluctant partners, chase, african american, con artists ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 31K
K-9 (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The extravagant cop Michael Dooley needs some help to fight a drug dealer who has tried to kill him. A "friend" gives him a dog named Jerry Lee (Officer Lewis), who has been trained to smell drugs. With his help, Dooley sets out to put his ...
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: police dog, dog, german shepherd, police investigation, friends, partners, crimes, buddies, justice, police operation, odd couple, crime ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
On the Other Side of the Tracks (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two mismatched cops team up to investigate the murder of a business mogul's wife.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: fish out of water, police investigation, odd couple, partners, social differences, crime, law enforcement, murder, misfit partners, culture clash, partners against crime, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Mad Mission V: The Terracotta Hit (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two friends who own an investment firm turn to a policeman friend for help when they are framed for robbery by a gang of antiquities smugglers.
Style: not serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, chase, crimes, criminal heroes, goofy hero, partners, reluctant partners, buddies, unlikely partners, crime, partners against crime, martial arts ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Brink's Job (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a long time of bad luck, the little criminal Tony and his gang successfully rob one of Brink's security transport, taking $30,000. Surprisingly their coup doesn't make the press. Curious Tony checks out their headquarters and finds ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, master criminal, gang, crimes, dishonesty, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, rivalry, partners, buddies, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Come Back, Charleston Blue (1972)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sequel to Cotton comes to Harlem. Another bad influence is hitting Harlem and Gravedigger and Coffin Ed are the two cops who will stop it. Charleston Blue was a prohibition era black gangster, dead 4 decades. When he seems to have reappeared, once ...
Plot: black american, drug dealer, photographer, uncle niece relationship, female impersonator, bandit, cigar smoking, urban setting, death, gun, violence, sex ...
Place: new york, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Paper Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paper Soldiers follows an overeager burglar named Shawn (Kevin Hart) through the ups and downs of his short, stressful career.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: gangsters, crime, crimes, drug dealing, dishonesty, partners, nothing goes right, disorder, ambition, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Rage in Harlem (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A beautiful black gangster's moll flees to Harlem with a trunkload of gold after a shootout, unaware that the rest of the gang, and a few other unsavoury characters, are on her trail. A pudgy momma's boy becomes the object of her ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: murder, woman in danger, transvestism, gangsters, femme fatale, moll, gunfight, gold, estrangement, dishonesty, gang, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Feds (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Ellie DeWitt and Janis Zuckermann are admitted to the very strict FBI Training Academy. They get a hard course, in which they learn to deal with guns and to recognise crimes. They also get a physical training. It appears that Ellie is a real ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, intense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fbi, odd couple, police detective, friendship, law enforcement, partners against crime, partners, strong female character, female protagonist, academy, unlikely friendships, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 18K
The Hard Way (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Seeking to raise his credibility as an actor and to land a role as a tough cop on a new show, Hollywood action star Nick Lang works a deal with New York City Police Capt. Brix, who by chance is one of his fans. Nick will be paired with detective Lt. ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: odd couple, police investigation, fish out of water, serial killer, crime, crimes, amateur detective, switching roles, friendship, deadly, law enforcement, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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