Movies like Downtown

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Downtown (1990)
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Downtown (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Officer Alex Kearney patrols an upscale neighborhood in Philadelphia, where he pulls over a well-connected white collar executive who promises to get even with the policeman. Soon, Kearney learns that he is off the cushy suburban beat and must now work in the deadliest precinct in Philly, where he is partnered with tough veteran cop Dennis Curran. Tensions are high between them, but Kearney soon proves he can play just as rough as the crooks.
Style: humorous, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, surprise ending, neo noir, buddy movie, buddy comedy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghetto, police, male nudity, street gang, buddy cop, drugs, police partner, arrest, police shootout, crimes, chase, social differences, society, law enforcement, suburbs, suburban life, partners, disorder, fish out of water, buddies, disney, gangsters, money, hostage, car chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia

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Most similar movies to Downtown

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, partners, gangsters, law enforcement, chase, police and gunfight mostly in Crime, Action and Comedy genres. Some movies like Downtown: Short Time (1990), Money Talks (1997), Collision Course (1989), The Junkman (1982), Freebie and the Bean (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Short Time (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Nearing retirement, Dabney Coleman finds that he has a disease that will kill him within days. He then finds that his life insurance only pays off if he is killed in the line of duty. In order to leave something to his wife and children, Coleman ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: car chase, car, job, chase, terminal illness, police officer, retirement, law enforcement, crimes, disorder, cons and scams, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle
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95%
 6.1
 30K
Money Talks (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Money Talks is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Brett Ratner. Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, murder, frame up, media, mexican standoff, journalism, partners, buddies, protagonist as suspect, crimes, law enforcement, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Collision Course (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tony Costas, a brash, obnoxious, sexist and racist Detroit cop who has long since stopped following the rules, gets told that he will have to work with Inspector Fuji, a straightlaced policeman from Japan. Fuji is in Detroit searching for a Japanese ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, hitman, culture clash, murder, chase, friends, disorder, martial arts, cons and scams, law enforcement, rivalry, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, semi serious, exciting, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: fish out of water, odd couple, police investigation, social differences, partners, reluctant partners, crimes, law enforcement, disorder, society, partners against crime, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 5.4
 765
The Junkman (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As film-maker Harlan Hollis drives to a James Dean festival, he's unaware that killers are tracking his every move. The fast and furious race to avoid their net, stay alive and discover who is behind this lethal plan, will take Hollis through a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, car accident, chase, memory loss, adventure, tough law enforcer, race against time, unlikely partners, heroes, fugitives, save the day, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, car chase, police, hitman, fistfight, police station, police lieutenant, police chase, best friend, machismo, police partner, buddy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, buddy comedy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, gang, disorder, friendship, heist, crime gone awry, partners, dishonesty, confined, crimes, gangsters, missing person ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.6
 900
Payoff (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two very different cops are forced to work together...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, chase, buddies, partners against crime, police investigation, reluctant partners, law enforcement, gangsters, crimes, police corruption, murder, empire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 6.1
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Dead Bang (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Los Angeles homicide detective Jerry Beck searches for the murderer who killed a police officer on Christmas Eve. The investigation takes Beck inside the violent world of hate groups and white supremacists, who are hatching a deadly plot to attack ...
Style: neo noir, feel good, funny, bloody, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, fbi, gangsters, murder, chase, crimes, investigation, police corruption, gunfight, violence, white supremacy, hate crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, colorado, boston, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.9
 78K
48 Hrs. (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.
Style: humorous, exciting, buddy movie, funny, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, prison, tough cop, police investigation, crimes, revenge, police officer killed, partners against crime, reluctant partners, law enforcement, partner, tough guy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tough-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads to the rarified world of Beverly Hills in his beat-up Chevy Nova to investigate a friend's murder. But soon, he realizes he's stumbled onto something much more complicated. Bungling rookie ...
Style: humorous, buddy comedy, exciting, funny, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, investigation, gunfight, maverick cop, buddy cop, murder, car chase, undercover, smuggling, damsel in distress, fish out of water, verbal byplay ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, michigan, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.7
 41K
Money Train (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A vengeful New York transit cop decides to steal a trainload of subway fares; his foster brother, a fellow cop, tries to protect him.
Style: humorous, melancholic, suspense, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train robbery, train, new year's eve, heist, buddy cop, happy ending, siblings relations, sibling relationship, buddies, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Detroit cop, Axel Foley heads for the land of sunshine and palm trees to find out who shot police Captain Andrew Bogomil. Thanks to a couple of old friends, Axel's investigation uncovers a series of robberies masterminded by a heartless weapons ...
Style: humorous, suspense, entertaining, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, gunfight, police officer, police investigation, investigation, arms smuggling, heist, partners, partners against crime, friends, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
 63K
Showtime (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based T.V. cop show.
Style: humorous, melancholic, buddy comedy, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, chase, justice, crimes, police, partners against crime, fish out of water, buddy cop, police shootout, mentor, redemption, police operation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.5
 88K
Cop Out (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Detectives Jimmy and Paul, despite nine years as partners, can still sometimes seem like polar opposites – especially when Paul's unpredictable antics get them suspended without pay. Already strapped for cash and trying to pay for his ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, entertaining, absurd, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, police investigation, gangsters, chase, justice, money laundering, police officer, rescue, robbery, wedding, thief, buddy cop ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, partners, criminal's revenge, woman in danger, buddies, crimes, law enforcement, chase, kidnapping, on the road, small town, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oklahoma, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 38K
Bulletproof (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An undercover police officer named Rock Keats befriends a drug dealer and car thief named Archie Moses in a bid to catch the villainous drug lord Frank Coltan. But the only problem is that Keats is a cop, his real name is Jack Carter, and he is ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, betrayal, justice, undercover, police, unlikely friendships, adaptation, drug lord, gangsters, buddies, criminal heroes, working undercover ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: arizona, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
More Dogs Than Bones (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A series of mishaps and misfortunes over $1 million in cash leads to murder, mayhem and greed.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, rough, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, law enforcement, criminal heroes, murder, greed, empire, airport, magic, uncle nephew relationship, dog, aviation ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Double Trouble (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two beefed-up twins (played by the Paul brothers, Peter and David, who have appeared in several programmers as The Barbarian Brothers) operating on opposing sides of the law, team up to stop a nefarious crook in this actioner. Peter Jade is a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: buddy cop, twins, muscleman, two man army, sibling rivalry, brother brother relationship, long lost brother, identical twins, diamonds, police officer, twin brother, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Last of the Finest (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ring. Banded together, four of the banned cops (which quickly ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, drug dealer, police shootout, conspiracy, police corruption, illegal drugs, drug dealing, fighting crime, undercover, against the rules, rebellion, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Montana (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A seasoned enforcer is given the seemingly routine task of finding the Boss's runaway mistress, Kitty. However Kitty is involved in plans to overthrow the Boss and this routine task gets very complicated.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, murder, boss, cancer, strong female lead, gunfight, on the run, mistress, dark humor, disorder, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: odd couple, investigation, crimes, police investigation, dishonesty, master criminal, tough law enforcer, partners, buddies, partners against crime, law enforcement, black cop ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 13K
Running Scared (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer that nearly killed them in the past.
Style: buddy movie, talky, humorous, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, police officer, police, violence, chase, gunfight, police investigation, buddy, undercover, crimes, car chase, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, florida, new jersey, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5.5
 28K
Metro (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, intense, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: chase, hostage, negotiation, car chase, revenge, violence, police investigation, gunfight, swat team, hitman, bank robbery, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 114K
Ride Along (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben has been trying to show decorated APD detective James that he's more than just a video-game junkie who's unworthy of James' sister, Angela. When Ben finally gets accepted into the ...
Style: buddy comedy, funny, humorous, exciting, ridiculous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: two man army, gangsters, police officer, escapades, police, gunfight, car chase, partners, law enforcement, buddy cop, kidnapping, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.6
 10K
Freelancers (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops. His new boss, Sarcone, will see if he has what it takes to be rogue through many trials and tribulations of loyalty, ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, revenge, uncover truth, law enforcement, vigilantism, teaching the ways of the world, betrayal, partners, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 27K
The Rookie (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Veteran cop Nick Pulovski is used to playing musical partners; many of the partners he's had in the past have died on the job, and often as a result of Nick's risky tactics. But the rookie who's been assigned to help Nick bust a ...
Style: suspense, buddy movie, intense, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, police investigation, chase, rescue, buddy cop, kidnapping, brutality, car, partners, track down, female on male rape, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 509
Two Tough Guys (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Action, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two botcher killers, Paco and Alex carry out a crime caper. Later on, they are joined by Tatiana - ​a young whore, who shows great love for Alex. In pursuing its objective the losers will face a group of murderers, a butcher with dark business, a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, rough, suspenseful, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: goofy hero, on the run, hitman, buddies, gangsters, partners, crimes, stupidity, tough heroes, mafia, catastrophe, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 25K
Men at Work (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two garbage men find the body of a city councilman in a trash can on their route. With help from a supervisor, the duo must solve the case and find the man's killer while hiding the body from the cops.
Style: funny, humorous, intense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, justice, brothers, guilty pleasure, disorder, partners, dishonesty, buddies, amateur detective, goofy hero, cons and scams, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Cowboy Way (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two championship rodeo partners travel to New York to find their missing friend, Nacho Salazar who went missing there.
Style: humorous, buddy comedy, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: cowboy, friendship, chase, gunfight, outlaw gang, missing person, happy ending, odd couple, fish out of water, disorder, buddies, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, new mexico, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%