Movies like Dragnet

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Dragnet (1987)
 6.0
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Dragnet (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: LAPD Sgt. Joe Friday -- the equally straight-laced nephew of the famous police sergeant of the same name -- is paired up with a young, freewheeling detective named Pep Streebeck. After investigating some strange robberies at the local zoo and the theft of a stockpile of pornographic magazines, they uncover cult activity in the heart of the city and are hot on the case to figure out who's behind it all.
Style: humorous, parody, satirical, absurd, funny, offbeat, realistic, witty, not serious, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, crimes, danger, goofy hero, investigation, working undercover, chase, disguise, rescue, police detective, undercover, foot chase, respect, speech impediment, ice sculpture, reverend, buddy cop, stupidity, drugs, justice, farce, police investigation, crime, misfit, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to Dragnet

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, funny, realistic and cult film films with plots about chase, dialogue, catastrophe, vengeance, mentor, brutality and fantasy world mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Dragnet: Kindergarten Cop (1990), Police Squad! (1982), Starsky & Hutch (2004), Armed and Dangerous (1986), The Other Guys (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Hard-edged cop John Kimble gets more than he bargained for when he goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher to get the goods on a brutal drug lord while at the same time protecting the man's young son. Pitted against a class of boisterous ...
Style: light, humorous, sincere, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: fish out of water, mischievous children, working undercover, kindergarten, teacher, undercover, police investigation, hidden identity, disorder, small town, chase, boss ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, twentieth century, year 1990, 90s ...
Place: oregon, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 17K
Police Squad! (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Police Squad! is a television comedy series first broadcast in 1982, created by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker, and starring Leslie Nielsen. A spoof of police procedurals, the series featured Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker's usual ...
Style: parody, not serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: farce, police detective, satire, police, partners against crime, private detective, goofy hero, fighting crime, chases and races, tough law enforcer, race against time, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Frank Drebin is persuaded out of retirement to go undercover in a state prison. There he is to find out what top terrorist, Rocco, has planned for when he escapes. Frank's wife, Jane, is desperate for a baby.. this adds to Frank's ...
Style: parody, humorous, realistic, not serious, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: farce, terrorism, undercover, race against time, danger, master criminal, save the day, disorder, crimes, law enforcement, crime, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 142K
Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Join uptight David Starsky and laid-back Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson as they're paired for the first time as undercover cops. The new partners must overcome their differences to solve an important case with help from street informant Huggy ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, undercover, cocaine, police investigation, drug lord, police detective, buddy cop, police officer, crimes, fighting crime, chases and races, misfit partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Armed and Dangerous (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dooley, a cop wrongly sacked for corruption, teams up with a useless defence lawyer in their new careers... as security guards. When the two are made fall guys for a robbery at a location they are guarding, the pair begin to investigate corruption ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, witty, parody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: corruption, friendship, heist, on the run, crime, crimes, partners against crime, nothing goes right, witnessing a crime, master criminal, disorder, comedy of errors ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway, europe, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 251K
The Other Guys (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: NYPD detectives Christopher Danson (Johnson) and P.K. Highsmith (Jackson) are the baddest and most beloved cops in New York City. They don't get tattoos, other men get tattoos of them. Two desks over and one back, sit detectives Allen Gamble ...
Style: buddy comedy, funny, absurd, parody, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stupidity, misfit partners, police investigation, reluctant partners, partners against crime, farce, crimes, odd couple, goofy hero, fighting crime, disorder, verbal byplay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: disorder, track down, police investigation, murder, gang, crime, investigation, odd couple, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, germany, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Our favourite police men are called together to deal with a gang who rob banks and jewelers. Using their various talents as well as their extraordinary luck, the crooks stand no chance against our men and women wearing blue..
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, idiotic, parody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang, master criminal, prank, mayor, farce, crime, crimes, police investigation, urban, officers and cadets, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 5.6
 87K
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, exciting, humorous, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, robbery, police, money laundering, police officer, thief, undercover cop, wedding, chases and races, partners, partners against crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Bumbling cop Frank Drebin is out to foil the big boys in the energy industry, who intend to suppress technology that will put them out of business.
Style: parody, humorous, realistic, not serious, cult film ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: farce, police, race against time, white house, president, good versus evil, police investigation, silly humor, bug, danger, chases and races, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 62K
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: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chase, fish out of water, tv show, misfit partners, reluctant partners, partners against crime, crime, crimes, police operation, reality tv, law enforcement, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Reno 911!: Miami (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A rag-tag team of Reno cops are called in to save the day after a terrorist attack disrupts a national police convention in Miami Beach during spring break. Based on the Comedy Central series.
Style: parody, realistic, humorous, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police, police investigation, incompetent police, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, save the day, buddies, disorder, terrorist, father son relationship, terrorism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, miami, usa, miami beach
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: buddy comedy, humorous, witty, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, gunfight, investigation, undercover, fish out of water, damsel in distress, maverick cop, foot chase, verbal byplay, partners against crime, drug dealing, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Russians need help in dealing with the Mafia and so they seek help with the veterans of the Police Academy. They head off to Moscow, in order to find evidence against Konstantin Konali, who marketed a computer game that everyone in the world is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, not serious, realistic, parody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: farce, mafia, undercover, commander, police academy, police investigation, chase, gangsters, crimes, crime, video game, chaos ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Police Academy misfits travel to Miami, Florida for their academy's commanding officer, Lassard, to receive a prestigious lifetime award pending his retirement, which takes a turn involving a group of jewel thieves after their stolen loot ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, idiotic, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: golf, hostage, prank, crimes, crime, farce, police investigation, nothing goes right, gang, partners, rescue, reluctant partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, miami beach, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Nothing But Trouble (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While attempting to seduce gorgeous lawyer Diane Lightson, wealthy gadabout Chris Thorne agrees to drive her to Atlantic City, N.J. But, when some reckless driving draws the attention of a deeply critical cop, they and the flamboyant ...
Style: humorous, not serious, disturbing, melancholic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, chase, on the run, dark humor, eccentric family, deadly, danger, anti heroes, nothing goes right, goofy hero, anti hero, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.7
 13K
Corky Romano (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Corky Romano is a bumbling, simpleton, veterinarian and the youngest, outcast son of an aging gangster, named Pops Romano, who calls upon Corky to infiltrate the local FBI and retrieve and destroy evidence being used to incriminate Pops for ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: fish out of water, undercover, gangsters, goofy hero, espionage, unlikely criminals, family relations, crimes, crime, disorder, organized crime, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.8
 371K
Ghostbusters (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign ...
Style: humorous, light, parody, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, supernatural, giant monster, paranormal phenomena, friendship, monster, slime, chase, paranormal activity, heroic mission, danger, mythology ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Another Stakeout (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chris and Bill are called upon for their excellent surveillance record to stakeout a lakeside home where a Mafia trial witness is believed to be heading or already hiding. Unlike their earlier _Stakeout_, this time they are accompanied by Gina ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: odd couple, police investigation, disorder, fall in love, witnessing a crime, law enforcement, partners, boss and employee, crimes, buddies, gangsters, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 9K
Screwed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A chauffeur kidnaps his rich boss's dog to hold it for ransom, but when she accidentally gets the dog back, she thinks that it's the chauffeur who's been kidnapped.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, crime gone awry, friendship, fish out of water, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, vengeance, hostage, disorder, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, police, gunfight, heist, arms smuggling, police investigation, investigation, friends, partners against crime, partners, police officer, police detective ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the incompetent Officer Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, light, witty ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night
Plot: farce, deadpan, baseball, dimwit, crimes, police, stupidity, investigation, gunfight, assassination attempt, mind control, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, beirut lebanon, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, chases and races, goofy hero, working undercover, partners, law enforcement, arms dealer, police investigation, special agents, crimes, car chase, salesman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A new batch of recruits arrives at Police Academy, this time a group of civilian volunteers who have joined Commandant Lassard's new Citizens on Patrol program. Although the community relations project has strong governmental support, a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prank, crimes, crime, farce, police investigation, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, goofy hero, anti heroes, nothing goes right, master criminal, heist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 12K
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: humorous, witty, talky, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: undercover, undercover cop, police investigation, chase, police detective, profanity, friendship, gunfight, taxi, garbage truck, bulletproof vest, police officer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, florida, illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A murder takes place in the shop of David Lyons, a deaf man who fails to hear the gunshot being fired. Outside, blind man Wally Karue hears the shot but cannot see the perpetrator. Both are arrested, but escape to form an unlikely partnership. Being ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, absurd ...
Plot: farce, murder, friendship, mute or deaf, chase, blindness, odd couple, false accusation, disability, deaf, witness, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 45K
CHiPS (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers as they make their rounds on the freeways of Los Angeles.
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, entertaining, intense, exciting ...
Plot: buddy cop, police, motorcycle, investigation, heist, undercover agent, chase, corruption, arrest, surveillance, fbi agent, false identity ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Son of the Pink Panther (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The eighth and last of the Pink Panther series. The illegitimate son of Inspector Clouseau is on the case of the kidnapped Princess Yasmin.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, offbeat, cult film ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: farce, rescue, kidnapping, police investigation, terrorism, working undercover, cons and scams, danger, private detective, nothing goes right, investigation, assassination attempt ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 47K
Spies Like Us (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, not serious, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, secret agents, race against time, undercover, chase, kgb, adventure, working undercover, danger, escapades, mistaken identity, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia, washington d.c., soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 33K
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, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: dog, police dog, german shepherd, buddy cop, police investigation, justice, partners, friends, crimes, buddies, police operation, odd couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%