Movies like Partners 1982

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Partners
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: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: gays and lesbians, unlikely partners, crime, investigation, friendship, coming out, law enforcement, murder, partners, buddies, odd couple, physical appearance, working undercover, fish out of water, crimes, deadly, misfit, disorder, gender, friends, men's locker room, man undressing, homophobe, erectile dysfunction, gay straight relations ...
Time: 80s
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Police Squad!
Comedy, Crime
USA
24 min.
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Paper Moon
Comedy, Crime, Drama
USA
102 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films with plots about crimes, disorder, crime, partners, buddies, friends and dishonesty mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Partners: 9 Dead Gay Guys (2002), The ComDads (1983), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), The Hard Way (1991), Malibu's Most Wanted (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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9 Dead Gay Guys
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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: buddies, criminal heroes, crime, gays and lesbians, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, ship, friendship, cons and scams, down on your luck, gender bending, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
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The ComDads
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, clever
Plot: on the road, buddies, odd couple, parents and children, crime, cons and scams, missing person, nothing goes right, crimes, partners, disorder, journalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
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See No Evil, Hear No Evil
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, realistic, funny, tricky ...
Plot: farce, murder, blindness, chase, crime, store, friendship, buddies, odd couple, self discovery, screwball, car chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   82%
 
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The Hard Way
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, semi serious, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, serial killer, police, hollywood, odd couple, undercover cop, partners against crime, chase, vengeance, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   69%
 
Malibu's Most Wanted
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, buddies, crime, parents and children, music, fight scenes, parody, fish out of water, crimes, disorder, street gang ...
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All for One
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Denmark
Duration: 81 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, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: buddies, crime, nothing goes right, crimes, disorder, friends, unlikely partners, heist, friendship, cons and scams, working undercover, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
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System:   65%
    User:   75%
 
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: goofy hero, crime, misfit partners, farce, partners against crime, serial killer, police investigation, culture clash, crimes, law enforcement, partners, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, algeria, paris france
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System:   64%
    User:   68%
 
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Another You
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   59%
 
My New Partner
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crimes, dishonesty, police corruption, police, crime, law enforcement, partners, buddies, corruption, misfit partners, odd couple ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   47%
 
We're Talkin' Serious Money
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A couple of bumbling con men go on the lam when they can't repay a loan from the mob.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: buddies, cons and scams, friends, crime, crimes, dishonesty, partners, sting operation, politician, mafia, scam, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   42%
 
 6.5
 119K
Let's Be Cops
Genre: 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, funny, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, corruption, police investigation, gangsters, police corruption, investigation, comedy of errors, anti heroes, drugs/alcohol, undercover cop, surveillance, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   39%
 
 5.9
 29K
Dragnet
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, not serious, realistic, offbeat, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, police investigation, chase, crime, police, corruption, investigation, fish out of water, culture clash, cult, buddies, police corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   40%
 
Harry and Walter Go to New York
Genre: Crime, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two hoplessly out of their class con-men attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the l9th century. They gain the enmity of the most famous bank Robber in the world and the affection of a crusading newspaperwoman.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, buddies, prison, crime, master criminal, misfit partners, bank, odd couple, crime gone awry, cons and scams, criminal heroes, nothing goes right ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
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 24K
Ruby & Quentin
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, captivating, exciting, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: french, chase, criminal heroes, crime, unlikely friendships, crazy, bank robbery, unlikely partners, mentor, justice, prison escape, odd couple ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, poland, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
The Census Taker
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: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, family life, crime, mystery, crimes, deadly, amateur detective, private detective, aging, investigation, family business, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
Beverly Hills Cop
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
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: humorous, clever, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, police, investigation, police investigation, gunfight, car chase, chase, undercover cop, violence, revenge, verbal byplay, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
Amos & Andrew
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Andrew Sterling (Samuel L. Jackson), a successful black urbanite writer, buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his home with armed men, Chief Tolliver (Dabney Coleman) realizes ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: farce, mistaken identity, island, culture clash, buddies, hostage, crime, odd couple, police, resort, interracial relations, segregation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   46%
 
Lone Star State of Mind
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Earl and Baby, two young lovers with a plan to escape their small Texas town. But when Baby's dim-witted cousin Junior gets tangled up in a whole heap of trouble, Earl has just 48 hours to save the day, rescue Junior and keep his promise to get ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: nothing goes right, small town, crimes, crime, babies and infants, gangsters, gays and lesbians, heist, kidnapping, revenge, stupidity, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   50%
 
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 17K
Quick Change
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: clever, humorous, witty, semi serious, funny ...
Plot: bank robbery, heist, crime, crime gone awry, airport, mafia, comedy of errors, buddies, sarcasm, chase, cons and scams, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
 7.4
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The Goat
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Mexico, Malta
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the boss' unlucky daughter is missing in South America, Campana is sent to watch the boss' most unlucky employee who is sent as a private detective in hopes he can duplicate the daughter's mistakes.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: private detective, farce, buddies, adventure, french, goofy hero, jungle, missing person, crimes, dishonesty, runaway, partners ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: france, mexico, latin america, new jersey, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   43%
 
 5.6
 5K
Wise Guys
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose $250,000, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City and comedy follows.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, nothing goes right, crime, buddies, gangsters, cons and scams, hitman, heist, mafia, friends, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   43%
 
 5.4
 3K
Feds
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, semi serious, realistic, sexy, comic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fbi, police investigation, buddies, odd couple, partners against crime, women, police corruption, fighting the system, mentor, family, crimes, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   35%
 
 6.3
 426
Flic Story
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, France
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, cynical
Plot: working undercover, crime, crimes, undercover, gangsters, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, nothing goes right, fish out of water, law enforcement, disorder, shot in the back ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   43%
 
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Loose Cannons
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, semi serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, murder, amateur detective, crime, buddies, master criminal, chase, odd couple, family, catastrophe, partners against crime, farce ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, germany, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   33%
 
Nuns on the Run
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Brian and Charlie work for a gangster. When the boss learns they want to "leave" he sets them up to be killed, after they help rob the local Triads of their drug dealing profits. B&C decide to steal the money for themselves, but ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Plot: farce, cross dressing, chase, british, gangster, drugs/alcohol, hidden identity, gangsters, robbery, convent, gender bending, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
 5.1
 4K
Burglar
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, not serious, realistic, melancholic, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, chase, nothing goes right, odd couple, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, twists & turns, thief, burglar, manipulations, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   35%
 
 6.6
 4K
Buddy Buddy
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Buddy Buddy is a 1981 American comedy film directed by Billy Wilder that stars Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Paula Prentiss and Klaus Kinski. The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is based on the 1973 French language film L'Emmerdeur, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: hotel, hitman, clinic, buddies, farce, odd couple, assassination, nothing goes right, crimes, island, suicide attempt, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
 5.7
 7K
Screwed
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, not serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: vengeance, moon, buddies, comedy of errors, goofy hero, crime, odd couple, crime gone awry, friendship, kidnapping, mistaken identity, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   31%
 

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Clay Pigeons
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: dark humor, humorous, clever, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: serial killer, small town, murder, crime, infidelity, desert, neo noir, murder mystery, couple relations, twists & turns, police investigation, dialogue ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   45%
 
 8.5
 13K
Police Squad!
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, farce, suburbs, police investigation, goofy hero, crime, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, private detective, mystery, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
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