Movies like The Troops on Vacation

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The Troops on Vacation (1970)
 6.5
 6K
The Troops on Vacation (1970)
Original name: Le Gendarme en balade
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The whole clique of Cruchot's police station is retired. Now he lives with his rich wife in her castle - and is bored almost to death. He fights with the butler, because he isn't even allowed to do the simple works. But when one of the clique suffers from amnesia after an accident, all of the others reunite and kidnap him, to take him on a tour to their old working places and through their memories. In their old uniforms they turn St. Tropez upside down.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, light, captivating
Plot: retirement, goofy hero, save the day, memory loss, chases and races, nothing goes right, colleague, dull life, amateur detective, disorder, gendarme, rocket, police, beach, policeman uniform, prank, nudity (full frontal - brief), nun, explosive, amnesia, friendship, escapades, small town, hippie, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: france, saint tropez, europe, french riviera, provence, cote d'azur, mediterranean sea ...

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Most similar movies to The Troops on Vacation

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and parody films with plots about disorder, crimes, crime, farce, goofy hero, law enforcement and silly humor mostly in Comedy, Crime and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Troops on Vacation: The Troops of St. Tropez (1964), The Troops & Troop-ettes (1982), The Troops in New York (1965), The Troops Get Married (1968), The Troops & Aliens (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Troops of St. Tropez (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The ambitious police officer Cruchot (Louis de Funès) is transferred to St. Tropez. He's struggling with crimes such as persistent nude swimming, but even more with his teenage daughter, who's trying to impress her rich friends by telling ...
Style: humorous, realistic, funny, light, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: comedy of errors, nun, father daughter relationship, gendarme, goofy hero, incompetent police, nudist, crime, crimes, fighting crime, overbearing, officers and cadets ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france, french riviera, saint tropez, cote d'azur, riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Troops & Troop-ettes (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cruchot's police office moves into a new building. They do not only get high tech equipment, but also four young female police officers to educate. All of them scramble to work with them -- and cause pure chaos while being distracted by the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, farce, policewoman, gendarme, law enforcement, comedy of errors, workplace situations, nothing goes right, goofy hero, battle of the sexes, nun, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: provence, france, saint tropez, french riviera, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Troops in New York (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The second installment of Gendarmes series, tells the story of Sergeant Cruchot (Louis De Funes), who, together with his faithful comrades, has been sent to the International Congress of Gendarmerie in N.Y.
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fish out of water, comedy of errors, law enforcement, goofy hero, nothing goes right, track down, misfit, family relations, stowaway, disorder, chase, gendarme ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, usa, new york, saint tropez, french riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Troops Get Married (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Saint-Tropez police launch a major offensive against dangerous drivers. Marechal Cruchot (Louis de Funès) relishes the assignment, which he pursues with a manic zeal. Cruchot is after an offending driver, who turns out to be Josépha (Claude ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, nun, fall in love, boss and employee, goofy hero, workplace, nothing goes right, disorder, love and romance, law enforcement, power relations, gendarme ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, saint tropez, french riviera, cote d'azur, provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Troops & Aliens (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The bungling inspector Cruchot (Funès) finds himself trying to save the residents of St. Tropez from some oil-drinking humanoid aliens. The only way to tell the aliens from the real people, besides their constant thirst for oil-products, is that ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting
Plot: evil alien, alien, alien encounter, cyborgs, alien invasion, anti heroes, space and aliens, law enforcement, anti hero, farce, silly humor, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: saint tropez, french riviera, france, cote d'azur, provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Fantomas (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fantômas is a man of many disguises. He uses maquillage as a weapon. He can impersonate anyone using an array of masks and can create endless confusion by constantly changing his appearance.
Style: not serious, realistic, parody, humorous, psychotronic
Plot: motorcycle chase, chase, kidnapping, mask, danger, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes, disorder, mastermind, incompetent police, perfect crime ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Halal State Security (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Someone is killing Parisians of Arab ethnicity. When an Algerian diplomat is murdered by the same assailant, two Algerian detectives are sent to help the French with the investigation and they have their own ways of doing things.
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: track down, murder, partners, buddies, serial killer, crimes, odd couple, society, disorder, racism, fish out of water, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 27K
Taxi 4 (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Before being extradited to Africa to stand trial, a notorious Belgian criminal is entrusted to the Marseilles police department for less than 24 hours. But the wily crook convinces bumbling policeman Emilien he's a lowly Belgian embassy ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car chase, taxi, goofy hero, heist, track down, mistaken identity, silly humor, farce, friends, disorder, prisoners exchange, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: marseille, europe, france, provence, marseille provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Fantomas vs. Scotland Yard (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the third and final episode of the trilogy, Fantômas imposes a head tax on the rich, threatening to kill those who do not comply.
Style: not serious, humorous, parody, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: perfect crime, police, master criminal, mastermind, goofy hero, chase, castle, disguise, mask, blackmail, gadget, lord ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, france, scottish highlands, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Let's Rob the Bank (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shopkeeper Victor Garnier has naively invested his family's life savings in an African mine, on his banker's recommendation. When the mine is nationalized, rendering the stock worthless, he considers himself shamelessly robbed by the bank; ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, parody
Plot: tunnel, bank, heist, cons and scams, crimes, crime gone awry, crime, unlikely criminals, love and romance, dancer's life, dishonesty, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 544
Flic Story (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Campana, a commissar at the drugs bureau of Paris police gets an undercover job in Nice to catch an Italian-French mafia boss. As he slips into the identity of a gangster's brother, who was already killed, he has to play the role of a loving ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, not serious, cynical
Plot: gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), fish out of water, law enforcement, undercover, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, nothing goes right, working undercover, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Fantomas Unleashed (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the second episode of the trilogy Fantômas kidnaps distinguished scientist professor Marchand with the aim to develop a super weapon that will enable him to menace the world. Fantômas is also planning to abduct a second scientist, professor ...
Style: not serious, parody, exciting, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: farce, kidnapping, perfect crime, disorder, working undercover, danger, law enforcement, partners against crime, crimes, crime, undercover, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, italy, france, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Scotland, Pa. (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Joe McBeth is a hard-working but unambitious doofus who toils at a hamburger stand alongside his wife Pat, who has much smarter. Pat believes she could do better with the place than their boss Norm is doing, so she plans to usurp Norm, convincing ...
Style: humorous, parody, realistic, not serious, witty ...
Plot: restaurant, murder, disorder, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, nothing goes right, goofy hero, law enforcement, couple relations, comedy of errors, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, pennsylvania, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Let's Not Get Angry (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One-time gangster Antoine is enjoying retirement on the coast, now managing a boating club. He receives a visit from a former accomplice who asks for a loan. The money will be repaid by a crook who is now in hiding; Antoine intends to recover his ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous, parody
Plot: gangsters, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, dead body in car trunk, hotel, englishman, thief, haunted by the past, murder, gangster, horse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: french riviera, france, nice france, southern france, south of france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Madigan's Millions (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, heist, cons and scams, crimes, crime, track down, partners, crime gone awry, goofy hero, chase, dishonesty, money ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.3
 1K
The Dope (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Alphonse Brown, who firmly believes he is the bastard son of James Brown, meets up with his best friend Scotch after Brown gets out of jail. On their way to Paris to begin careers as recording artists, the pair stumbles across a potent type of ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, light ...
Plot: friends, drug dealing, partners, crimes, buddies, chase, nothing goes right, misfit partners, silly humor, drug abuse, disorder, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: suspenseful, witty, exciting, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police, corruption, police investigation, disorder, law enforcement, buddies, misfit partners, odd couple, crimes, partners, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 3K
The Tattoo (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An art dealer wants to buy a Modigliani, which is tattooed on the back of an old soldier.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, parody
Plot: tattoo, veteran, castle, art dealer, dealer, palaces castles and temples, disorder, silly humor, satire, goofy hero, quibbling, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Le Mac (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mild-mannered banker is forced to masquerade as a notorious gangster and pimp.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, witty, realistic ...
Plot: pimp, goofy hero, dishonesty, twins, gang, crimes, crime, heroes, lifestyle, gangsters, gadget, impostor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Discord (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Guillaume has made it: A machine that can clean dirty air by simply sucking all dirt into air balloons and then shipping them far far away so his explanation. Some Japanese business guys, after dinner with a lot of alcohol, order 5,000 pieces. His ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: farce, factory, silly humor, technology gone awry, relationship vs career, couple relations, eccentric family, inventions and discoveries, couples, disorder, quibbling, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
26%
The Fugitives (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coming out from jail, Lucas has decided to change his life and behave like a good citizen. But when he is taken hostage in a bank by a hare-brained robber, no cops can believe he is not part of the action.
Style: feel good, sentimental, witty, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: comedy of errors, chase, reluctant partners, fugitives, goofy hero, odd couple, disorder, chases and races, nothing goes right, farce, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Sucker (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this Frenco-Italian gangster parody, a shop keeper on his way to an Italian holiday suffers a crash which totals his car. The culprit can only compensate his ruined trip by driving an American friends car from Napels to Bordeaux, but as it ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, road movie
Plot: hitchhiker, gangsters, car chase, anti hero, dishonesty, odd couple, unlikely criminals, anti heroes, criminal heroes, drug dealing, adventure, heist ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, italy, paris france, naples italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Witless Protection (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story centers on a small-town sheriff who witnesses what he believes is a kidnapping and rushes to rescue a woman. The kidnappers turn out to be FBI agents assigned to protect her and deliver her to a big Enron-type corruption trial in Chicago ...
Style: humorous, exciting, idiotic, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: comedy of errors, woman in danger, hidden identity, on the run, goofy hero, crime, crimes, witnessing a crime, danger, law enforcement, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, witty, funny ...
Plot: farce, kidnapping, vengeance, chase, crimes, save the world, comedy of errors, manic, fighting crime, goofy hero, master criminal, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: munich germany, england, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 3K
All for One (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Four rogues, who were best friends as kids, have one big problem: they're sitting on both sides of the law. Martin is a policeman, while Nikolai, Ralf, and Timo can't distinguish between personal possessions and the possessions of others! ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, friendship, crimes, partners, buddies, cons and scams, disorder, nothing goes right, undercover, unfulfillment, police officer, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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 ⇓
25%
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 ⇓
24%
The Wild Goose Chase (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The whole intrigue is centered around carte-blanche documents kept in a vault. Whoever fills in the blank becomes the owner of a revue. Big money is involved. The nephew of the owner of the vault is trying to cheat his uncle and have his name in the ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: transvestism, farce, chase, silly humor, disorder, storage unit, workplace situations, workplace, chases and races, nothing goes right, goofy hero, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%