Movies like Partners 1982

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Partners (1982)
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Partners (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Benson is a police detective. After a series of murders in the Gay community he is ordered to go undercover with a gay police clerk named Kerwin as his partner. In order to be noticed they have to be flamboyant enough to attract attention which Benson finds rather disturbing. Can an uptight heterosexual and a mousey homosexual form a meaningful relationship?
Style: sexy, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexual, queer cinema
Plot: gay, lgbt, serial killer, pretending to be gay, buddy cop, murder, gay subtext, investigation, friendship, friends, crimes, misfit, gays and lesbians, working undercover, coming out, law enforcement, gender, partners, disorder, silly humor, fish out of water, physical appearance, odd couple, buddies, unlikely partners ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and entertaining films with plots about crimes, disorder, partners, buddies, police investigation, farce and friends mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Partners: Halal State Security (2011), Feds (1988), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), The ComDads (1983), 9 Dead Gay Guys (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serial killer, partners, track down, crimes, buddies, odd couple, disorder, racism, fish out of water, chase, society, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, algeria, europe
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Feds (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Ellie DeWitt and Janis Zuckermann are admitted to the very strict FBI Training Academy. They get a hard course, in which they learn to deal with guns and to recognise crimes. They also get a physical training. It appears that Ellie is a real ...
Style: humorous, intense, melancholic, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fbi, odd couple, partners, partners against crime, law enforcement, police detective, friendship, police investigation, female protagonist, strong female character, unlikely friendships, academy ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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, funny, not serious, light, absurd ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farce, murder, deaf, blindness, mute or deaf, friendship, disability, witness, chase, deafness, blind man, odd couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city
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50%
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The ComDads (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Unable to find her runaway son, a woman deceives two of her ex-lovers from her youth, a mild-mannered teacher and a tough journalist, that each is the real father in order to obtain their help.
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, clever
Audience: family outing
Plot: odd couple, dishonesty, family conflict, disappearance, partners, buddies, nothing goes right, disorder, teenage life, cons and scams, father son relationship, crime investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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9 Dead Gay Guys (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The story of two lads from Belfast as they stumble their way through the London gay underworld in search of 'gainful employment'. This being the offering of sexual favours to older gay men in order to subsidise their respective giros. 9 ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, queer cinema ...
Plot: gay, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, lgbt, nothing goes right, amateur detective, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, buddies, dark humor, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.
Style: funny, humorous, melancholic, satirical, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghetto, gangsters, hip hop, street gang, father son relationship, betrayal, justice, disorder, family relations, gang, partners, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, malibu california, south central los angeles, los angeles, usa
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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 ...
Style: humorous, satirical, absurd, buddy movie, parody ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: crimes, investigation, buddy cop, police, stupidity, justice, farce, partners, goofy hero, working undercover, satire, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
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69%
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Burglar (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bernice "Bernie" Rhodenbarr is a burglar by trade, and she runs a bookstore as well. Her friend Carl Hefler is a dog groomer. After a successful burglary, it's discovered that a dead body was in the house she burgled. As she's ...
Style: humorous, sexy, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, chase, murder, thief, nothing goes right, odd couple, protagonist as suspect, partners, disorder, who done it, false accusation, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, light, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, buddy cop, farce, track down, disorder, crimes, investigation, gang, odd couple, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, usa, washington d.c., europe
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The Hard Way (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Seeking to raise his credibility as an actor and to land a role as a tough cop on a new show, Hollywood action star Nick Lang works a deal with New York City Police Capt. Brix, who by chance is one of his fans. Nick will be paired with detective Lt. ...
Style: humorous, talky, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: buddy cop, serial killer, movie star, police investigation, crimes, odd couple, police, fish out of water, justice, undercover cop, amateur detective, dual identity ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Census Taker (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When George (Greg Mullavey) and Martha (Meredith MacRae) let Harvey (Garrett Morris), an annoying census taker, into their home, they find themselves under a barrage of increasingly abusive questions. Furious at his intrusiveness, and at their ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: murder, flirting, family business, family life, dark humor, family relations, police detective, aging, amateur detective, mystery, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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 ⇓
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A Fork in the Road (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An escaped convict and a woman ponder what to do with a not-quite-dead body.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: on the run, murder, kidnapping, convict, escape, odd couple, nothing goes right, partners, crimes, confined, missing person, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Scenesters (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Someone is killing beautiful young Hipsters in East L.A. Charlie is a crime scene cleaner working for Aftershocks Inc. with a penchant for Sherlock Holmes type deduction. Wallace is an out-of-luck filmmaker working as a crime scene videographer. The ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, fish out of water, crimes, disorder, who done it, amateur detective, filmmaker, hipster, found footage, whodunit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Quick Change (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out ...
Style: humorous, feel good, absurd, light, witty ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, crime gone awry, crimes, nothing goes right, friendship, disorder, friends, cons and scams, partners, buddies, runaway ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Another You (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: George has been in a mental hospital for 3 years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con-man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but when people begin to recognize George as the missing millionaire ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: beer, con artists, gangsters, sanitarium, hustler, manipulation, gambling, fish out of water, friendship, cons and scams, mistaken identity, forgery ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, beverly hills, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, exciting ...
Plot: heist, friendship, partners, crimes, buddies, disorder, cons and scams, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, undercover, police officer, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: exciting, witty, suspenseful, neo noir, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police corruption, buddy cop, corruption, police investigation, disorder, partners, odd couple, buddies, crimes, law enforcement, misfit partners ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Tough Guys (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Harry Doyle (Lancaster) and Archie Lang (Douglas) are two old-time train robbers, who held up a train in 1956 and have been incarcerated for thirty years. After serving their time, they are released from jail and have to adjust to a new life of ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, road movie, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gangsters, prison, aging, crimes, heist, adventure, police investigation, unlikely friendships, nothing goes right, partners, odd couple, elderly ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 1956
Place: california, new jersey, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: funny, humorous, intense, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, mistaken identity, crime gone awry, fish out of water, comedy of errors, friendship, nothing goes right, hostage, disorder, cons and scams, misfit, partners ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Stir Crazy (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: New Yorkers, Skip Donahue and Harry Monroe, have no jobs and no prospects. They decide to flee the city and find work elsewhere, and land jobs as woodpeckers to promote the opening of a bank. When their feathery costumes are stolen and used in a ...
Style: funny, witty, feel good, humorous, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, jail, injustice, convict, wrongful conviction, cell mate, lawyer, bank robbery, buddy, on the road, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Closet (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man spreads the rumor of his fake homosexuality with the aid of his neighbor, to prevent his imminent firing at his work.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, witty, melancholic ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, workplace, pretending to be gay, friendship, workplace intrigue, dishonesty, comedy of errors, discrimination, workplace situations, parents and children, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, entertaining, melancholic, light, funny ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, odd couple, fall in love, disorder, boss and employee, partners, law enforcement, goofy hero, gangsters, buddies, crimes, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, parody, absurd, unusual plot structure, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police academy, police, police investigation, crimes, farce, violence, skateboard, ninja, senior citizen, martial arts, voyeur, blonde ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Arab on the City (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 25-year-old Khalid Belkacem has failed at everything: college education, summer camp instructor's permit, driver's license, and even his BCG. He never expected to become the first "positive discrimination" member of the police ...
Style: humorous, not serious, parody, witty, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, goofy hero, fish out of water, farce, disorder, crimes, society, law enforcement, urban ghetto life, serial killer, interracial relations, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Sense of Humor (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A serial killer abducts two stand-up comedians after they mock him as part of their on-stage act. If they teach him how to be funny, he might let them live.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, partners, buddies, dark humor, psychopath, unlikely partners, disorder, performer's life, crimes, power relations, kidnapping, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Clay Pigeons (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Clay is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend, Earl kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife, Amanda. Feeling guilty, Clay now resists the widow when she presses him to continue with ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, clever, humorous, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, desert, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex scene, dark humor, small town, infidelity, female nudity, murder of a nude woman, strong female character ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Grilled (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two meat salesmen (Romano, James) will stop at nothing to get a sale.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, feel good, realistic
Plot: nothing goes right, fall in love, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, buddies, workplace situations, friendship, farce, hitman, disorder, cooking and food, salesman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Dream Team (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: This morning they were playing ping-pong in the hospital rec room. Now they're lost in New York and framed for murder. This was never covered in group therapy.
Style: humorous, unusual plot structure, harsh, feel good, road movie ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mental illness, murder, mental institution, crazy, farce, crimes, hospital, psychiatrist, mistaken identity, murder witness, mental patient, lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 29K
Ruby & Quentin (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After hiding his loot and getting thrown in jail, Ruby, a brooding outlaw encounters Quentin, a dim-witted and garrulous giant who befriends him. After Quentin botches a solo escape attempt, they make a break together. Unable to shake the clumsy ...
Style: humorous, funny, buddy movie, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: french, prison, unlikely partners, prison escape, unlikely friendships, on the run, crimes, odd couple, buddy, crazy, revenge plot, chase ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, poland, argentina, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%