Movies like Dragnet

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Dragnet (1987)
 6.0
 31K
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, funny, satirical, absurd, offbeat, realistic, witty, not serious, buddy movie, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, crimes, danger, goofy hero, investigation, parody, working undercover, chase, disguise, rescue, police detective, undercover, foot chase, respect, speech impediment, ice sculpture, reverend, 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 not serious films with plots about catastrophe, dialogue, chase, mentor, disorder, farce and brutality mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Dragnet: Police Squad! (1982), Let's Be Cops (2014), Loaded Weapon 1 (1993), Starsky & Hutch (2004), Armed and Dangerous (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.4
 16K
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: not serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: parody, police detective, farce, police, satire, partners against crime, private detective, law enforcement, heroes, crimes, chases and races, media ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, not serious, light, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night
Plot: parody, baseball, deadpan, dimwit, crimes, farce, stupidity, investigation, gunfight, assassination attempt, mind control, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, beirut lebanon, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 126K
Let's Be Cops (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It's the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they're not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: impersonating a police officer, investigation, partners against crime, friendship between men, party, male friendship, police car, mistaken identity, disorder, fighting crime, partners, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Naked Gun 33 1/3: 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: humorous, realistic, not serious, suspense, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: parody, terrorism, undercover, race against time, master criminal, danger, save the day, farce, law enforcement, crime, disorder, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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 ⇓
54%
 6.1
 137K
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: humorous, not serious, exciting, realistic, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, parody, police investigation, police detective, undercover, crimes, informant, fighting crime, partners against crime, partners, reluctant partners, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, witty, exciting, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: corruption, friendship, heist, on the run, crimes, crime, partners against crime, witnessing a crime, nothing goes right, partners, master criminal, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, norway, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 240K
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, humorous, cynical, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stupidity, misfit partners, police investigation, partners against crime, parody, farce, reluctant partners, crimes, verbal byplay, odd couple, fighting crime, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, las vegas, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: track down, disorder, police investigation, murder, crime, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, partners, deadly, gang, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, germany, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, realistic, not serious, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang, prank, master criminal, mayor, farce, crimes, crime, police investigation, heist, officers and cadets, tough law enforcer, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 112K
Police Academy (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: New rules enforced by the Lady Mayoress mean that sex, weight, height and intelligence need no longer be a factor for joining the Police Force. This opens the floodgates for all and sundry to enter the Police Academy, much to the chagrin of the ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, idiotic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police academy, farce, goofy hero, officers and cadets, rookie, recruit, instructor, parody, chase, prank, police, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, israel, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Reno 911!: Miami (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 80 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: realistic, humorous, not serious, funny, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, police, police investigation, incompetent police, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, buddies, save the day, disorder, terrorist, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, miami, usa, miami beach
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 53K
Ride Along 2 (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who's supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, funny, exciting, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police, partners against crime, escapades, disorder, silly humor, police investigation, corruption, drugs, gangsters, wedding, chase, party ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, miami, atlanta georgia, hawaii, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
 60K
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, exciting, realistic, semi serious, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chase, reality tv, fish out of water, reality, reluctant partners, partners against crime, misfit partners, tv show, crime, crimes, police operation, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, not serious, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, hostage, prank, crimes, crime, farce, police investigation, reluctant partners, master criminal, partners against crime, nothing goes right, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, florida, usa, miami beach
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, not serious, realistic, semi serious, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: farce, mafia, undercover, police academy, commander, police investigation, chase, gangsters, crime, crimes, video game, officers and cadets ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Naked Gun 2?: 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: humorous, realistic, not serious, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing
Plot: parody, white house, president, race against time, farce, police investigation, silly humor, goofy hero, danger, crimes, law enforcement, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, frogman
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, dark humor, not serious, disturbing, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, chase, on the run, eccentric family, anti hero, anti heroes, nothing goes right, danger, deadly, buddies, goofy hero, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, car chase, maverick cop, undercover, fish out of water, smuggling, damsel in distress, foot chase, verbal byplay, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 341K
22 Jump Street (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the ...
Style: humorous, buddy comedy, not serious, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: college, undercover cop, friendship, youth, drug dealing, police investigation, teamwork, impersonating, partners against crime, partners, misfit partners, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico, new orleans, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 129K
White Chicks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two FBI agent brothers, Marcus and Kevin Copeland, accidentally foil a drug bust. As punishment, they are forced to escort a pair of socialites to the Hamptons, where they're going to be used as bait for a kidnapper. But when the girls realize ...
Style: humorous, idiotic, funny, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: cross dressing, fish out of water, gender bending, special agents, working undercover, fbi, crossdressing, gender, undercover, disorder, crimes, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 102K
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, humorous, exciting, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: escapades, two man army, partners, law enforcement, police officer, police, disorder, gunfight, car chase, violence, wedding preparations and rituals, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.7
 12K
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, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.8
 350K
Ghostbusters (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
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, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, supernatural, paranormal phenomena, friendship, giant monster, chase, paranormal activity, slime, monster, heroic mission, danger, mythology ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 8K
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, partners, odd couple, misfit, cons and scams, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, crime, crimes, farce, police investigation, anti heroes, tough law enforcer, goofy hero, partners, buddies, cons and scams, heist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 ⇓
35%
 6.5
 44K
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, race against time, undercover, secret agents, chase, espionage, covert operation, kgb, adventure, working undercover, escapades, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia, soviet union, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, mute or deaf, friendship, chase, odd couple, self discovery, mistaken identity, false accusation, disability, deaf, witness ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, not serious, realistic, offbeat, cult film ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: farce, rescue, kidnapping, police investigation, terrorism, working undercover, disorder, investigation, undercover, law enforcement, deadly, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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