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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: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: murder, gays and lesbians, unlikely partners, crime, investigation, friendship, coming out, law enforcement, 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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about crimes, crime, disorder, partners, buddies, friends and dishonesty mostly in Crime, Comedy and Action genres. Some movies like Partners: The ComDads (1983), Malibu's Most Wanted (2003), 9 Dead Gay Guys (2002), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), The Census Taker (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, clever
Plot: on the road, odd couple, buddies, lover, disappearance, family conflict, parent child relationship, crime, parents and children, cons and scams, missing person, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: street gang, hip hop, gangsters, buddies, crime, parents and children, music, fish out of water, crimes, disorder, friends, gang ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, dark humor, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, buddies, criminal heroes, crime, criminal, brothel madam, sexual favor, male prostitute, gay bar, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, ship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, realistic, funny, tricky ...
Plot: murder, mute or deaf, friendship, farce, blindness, store, odd couple, witness, deafness, chase, self discovery, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, family life, crime, flirting, crimes, mystery, deadly, amateur detective, private detective, aging, investigation, family business ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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, semi serious, realistic, sexy, comic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fbi, buddies, odd couple, police investigation, partners against crime, fighting the system, crimes, law enforcement, partners, friends, friendship, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Another You (1991)
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
Plot: sanitarium, buddies, crime, femme fatale, hustler, odd couple, crime gone awry, forgery, manipulations, cons and scams, gambling, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: humorous, suspenseful, witty, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, buddies, misfit partners, odd couple, disorder, police, corruption, colleague ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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All for One (2011)
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: heist, buddies, crime, nothing goes right, crimes, disorder, friends, unlikely partners, friendship, cons and scams, working undercover, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: burglar, thief, murder, police investigation, nothing goes right, crime, suspicion of murder, chase, odd couple, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, manipulations ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.9
 20K
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, crime, buddies, vietnam veteran, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, partners, disorder, goofy hero, political corruption ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Fork in the Road (2009)
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, kidnapping, convict, on the run, missing person, crimes, crime, escape, nothing goes right, prison, odd couple, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 16K
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, elevator, police investigation, hollywood, odd couple, crime, partners against crime, dual identity, identity, undercover agent, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, semi serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: german, helicopter, subway, police investigation, amateur detective, crime, buddies, murder, master criminal, odd couple, partners against crime, reluctant partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, germany, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Let's Be Cops (2014)
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, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, investigation, impersonating a police officer, nightclub, party, robbery, kidnapping, murder, police, corruption, drugs/alcohol, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mobster named Jimmy the Tulip agrees to cooperate with an FBI investigation in order to stay out of prison; he's relocated by the authorities to a life of suburban anonymity as part of a witness protection program. It's not long before a ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, funny, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mafia, hitman, fish out of water, gangsters, murder, comedy of errors, crime, farce, unlikely partners, opposites attract, love affair, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, usa, montreal, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
We're No Angels (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, clever, realistic ...
Plot: prison, mistaken identity, fish out of water, small town, crime, buddies, prisoner, clergy, religions or cults, dishonesty, disorder, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Cold Feet (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The leader of a group of misfits, his girlfriend and an assassin have devised a bizarre plan to smuggle stolen jewelry over the US/Mexican border. They implant the jewelry in a racing horse.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, crime, disorder, on the run, cons and scams, down on your luck, psychopath, hitman, criminal heroes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 29K
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, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, chase, reverend, ice sculpture, speech impediment, police investigation, undercover, rescue, crime, police detective, fish out of water, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Enid Is Sleeping (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Enid only looks like she's sleeping. In fact, she's dead. Shortly after Enid caught her husband Harry in bed with her sister June, a row ensued, whereupon June accidently killed Enid. June's problem now is to hide the truth from the ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, police officer, on the run, suburbs, human nature, sibling relationship, murder, crime, crimes, deadly, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: dark humor, humorous, suspenseful, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: serial killer, small town, murder, desert, bar, fbi, widow, false accusation, psychopath, crime, mechanic, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Cop and a Half (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a pint-sized 8-year-old kid witnesses a murder he offers to help the police, if they make him a cop, too. Saddled with this streetwise sidekick, a hardboiled cop is forced to take his new partner seriously as they race the clock to bring the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: murder, police, odd couple, police shootout, laundry drying on clothes line, friendship, police investigation, family, partners against crime, reluctant partners, gangsters, unlikely partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Jerry and Tom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their profession differs a lot. It shows when Tom is required to kill his ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, clever, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, odd couple, crime, murder, crimes, deadly, partners, disorder, hidden identity, couple relations, friendship, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, urban, anti heroes, buddies, police operation, handcuffs, police chief, goofy hero, police investigation, master criminal, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: meat, farce, buddies, friendship, hoodlum, falling in love, deputy, hitman, nothing goes right, crimes, friends, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Amos & Andrew (1993)
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: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: island, racism, farce, buddies, mistaken identity, odd couple, crime, bad cop, resort, interracial relations, social differences, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.3
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Heads (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A proofreader at a small-town newspaper decides to try to solve a series of decapitation murders, and reluctantly gets involved with the nutty daughter of his editor. Before long he discovers that he is the prime suspect in the murders.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, murder, newspaper, serial killer, crimes, crime, decapitated head, deadly, mystery, parody, media, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Jerky Boys (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When two unemployed telephone pranksters decide to use their vocal "talents" to impersonate a Chicago mob boss and curry favor with organized crime in New York, the trouble begins. It isn't long before Johnny and Kamal (the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Plot: dishonesty, prank telephone call, unemployment, hitman, buddies, gangsters, crimes, crime, vengeance, partners, friends, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 5K
Wise Guys (1986)
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing goes right, mafia, hitman, gambling, criminal heroes, crime, buddies, gangsters, cons and scams, heist, friends, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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