Movies like The Other Guys

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The Other Guys (2010)
 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 (Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Wahlberg). You've seen them in the background of photos of Danson and Highsmith, out of focus and eyes closed. They're not heroes, they're "the other guys." But every cop has his or her day and soon Gamble and Hoitz stumble into a seemingly innocuous case no other detective wants to touch that could turn into NYC's biggest crime. It's the opportunity of their lives, but do these guys have the right stuff?
Style: buddy comedy, funny, humorous, cynical, absurd, intense, exciting, realistic, not serious, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stupidity, misfit partners, police investigation, partners against crime, parody, farce, reluctant partners, crimes, fighting crime, disorder, odd couple, goofy hero, verbal byplay, police, destruction, dimwit, drugs/alcohol, fire truck, car chase, dumb, sarcasm, car theft, ceo, carjacking, cable car ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, las vegas, manhattan new york city, new jersey

Most similar movies to The Other Guys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out funny, humorous, realistic and buddy movie films with plots about dialogue, culture clash, mentor, runaway, chase, catastrophe and police investigation mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Other Guys: 21 Jump Street (2012), Let's Be Cops (2014), 22 Jump Street (2014), Starsky & Hutch (2004), Cop Out (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 505K
21 Jump Street (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, funny, not serious, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: high school, parody, working undercover, party, partners against crime, high school life, undercover cop, police investigation, misfit partners, popularity, buddy cop, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, year 2012, 2010s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 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%
 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 ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
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 5.6
 85K
Cop Out (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
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, talky, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: robbery, police, thief, wedding, undercover cop, buddies, partners against crime, law enforcement, financial problem, police investigation, wedding preparations and rituals, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 117K
R.I.P.D. (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. Based on the comic by Peter M. Lenkov.
Style: not serious, stylized, buddy comedy, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, investigation, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, back from the dead, uncover truth, ghost, police detective, partners, escapades, gold ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, boston, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 457K
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. To stop the rest of his team from looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford, paired with simple country cop, and everything seems quiet until two actors are found decapitated. ...
Style: humorous, exciting, cult film, absurd, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, murder, parody, arrest, new job, serial killer, partner, conspiracy, village, fish out of water, rivals, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 ⇓
100%
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Pineapple Express (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A stoner and his dealer are forced to go on the run from the police after the pothead witnesses a cop commit a murder.
Style: humorous, funny, light, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: marijuana, stoners, friendship, drugs, stoner, stupidity, witnessing a crime, buddies, on the run, nothing goes right, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s, year 1937
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
 6.3
 151K
Date Night (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Phil and Claire Foster fear that their mild-mannered relationship may be falling into a stale rut. During their weekly date night, their dinner reservation leads to their being mistaken for a couple of thieves – and now a number of unsavoury ...
Style: not serious, talky, realistic, funny, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: corruption, mistaken identity, thief, taxi driver, stripper, chase, encounter, plan gone awry, marriage, married couple, husband wife relationship, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, cynical, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: journalist, journalism, media satire, friendship, rivalry, jealousy, dog, newsroom, tv news, media, parody, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1979, year 1980, 70s ...
Place: california, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
30%
 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 ⇓
28%
 6.6
 161K
The Heat (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: misfit partners, policewoman, fbi, partners against crime, sarcasm, police investigation, women, friendship, special agents, police, drug lord, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: boston, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
27%
 7.0
 236K
Rush Hour (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns cocky LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Not content to watch the action from the ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: reluctant partners, two man army, fbi, unlikely friendships, kung fu, police investigation, martial arts, fish out of water, ransom, chase, kidnapping, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1997, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, hong kong, california, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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 ...
Style: humorous, funny, satirical, absurd, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: partners, crimes, goofy hero, danger, investigation, parody, working undercover, chase, disguise, undercover, police detective, rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
26%
 4.5
 40K
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, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Big Momma's House (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a street-smart FBI agent is sent to Georgia to protect a beautiful single mother and her son from an escaped convict, he is forced to impersonate a crass Southern granny known as Big Momma in order to remain incognito.
Style: funny, humorous, entertaining, ridiculous, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: working undercover, cross dressing, disguise, undercover, crime, hidden identity, physical appearance, fall in love, disorder, female impersonation, crimes, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 40K
Taxi 3 (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A gang of thieves calling themselves the Santa Claus Gang are wreaking havoc, and the police can't keep up. Police Captain Gilbert is distracted by a Chinese reporter writing a story on his squad, and taxi driver Daniel is in the midst of a ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: car chase, boss and employee, taxi driver, police investigation, buddies, unlikely partners, friends, incompetent police, skiing, crimes, gang, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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National Security (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two mismatched security guards are thrown together to bust a smuggling operation.
Style: humorous, feel good, buddy comedy, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: partners, heroes, crimes, investigation, danger, unlikely partners, law enforcement, chase, police, life philosophy, stereotypes, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 ⇓
25%
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 ⇓
24%
 5.8
 35K
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, semi serious, buddy comedy, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, police, drug lord, working undercover, buddies, crime, criminal heroes, friendship, hidden identity, crimes, undercover cop, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: arizona, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 ⇓
24%
 5.1
 48K
Hot Pursuit (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An uptight by-the-book cop must protect the widow of a drug boss from crooked cops and gunmen.
Style: exciting, not serious, humorous, funny, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: on the run, odd couple, police corruption, friendship, policewoman, chase, organized crime, fugitives, drug cartel, corrupt police, escapades, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 76K
Taxi (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In Marseilles (France), skilled pizza delivery boy Daniel who drives a scooter finally has his dreams come true. He gets a taxi license. Caught by the police for a huge speed infraction, he will help Emilien, a loser inspector who can't drive, ...
Style: humorous, light, exciting, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: car chase, taxi driver, taxi, chases and races, heist, police investigation, french, car, bank robbery, getaway driver, friends, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, marseille, europe, marseille provence, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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