Movies like Plain Clothes

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Plain Clothes (1987)
 6.4
 791
Plain Clothes (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To prove his brother's innocence, undercover officer Nick enrolls in high school again, dealing with crushes, bullies, humiliations, popularity swings, and quirky teachers and staff to find the real murderer.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: murder, high school, undercover, undercover cop, teenage life, crimes, youth, family relations, crime, fall in love, working undercover, high school life, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, deadly, disorder, siblings relations, power relations, social relations, teacher student relationship, school, male female relationship, police, teenager
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Plain Clothes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and sexy films with plots about youth, disorder, teenage life, high school, high school life, crimes and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like Plain Clothes: Hiding Out (1987), The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992), Underclassman (2005), Joy of Sex (1984), Nadine (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 3K
Hiding Out (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A very successful stock broker is called to court to testify against a mob boss who was into some inside trading. Andrew Morenski must become Max Hauser and go back to high school for protection from the mob.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, youth, undercover, witness protection, school, vengeance, murder, gangsters, on the run, hidden identity, espionage, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: delaware, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Betty Lou is a librarian in a very small town. Her husband is a police detective who takes her for granted. Betty Lou is the ultimate mouse. After a gangland figure is mysteriously murdered in town, Betty Lou finds the murder weapon, but can't ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, sexy ...
Plot: murder, librarian, small town, police investigation, crime, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, witnessing a crime, switching roles, manipulations, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Underclassman (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young detective goes undercover at an elite private school to destroy an international stolen car ring.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: high school, undercover, police, rivalry, lifestyle, urban, high school life, teachers and students, partners against crime, fall in love, chases and races, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 3.6
 612
Joy of Sex (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Teenager Leslie Hindenberg, mistakenly believing she has just weeks to live, decides she will lose her virginity before she dies.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, loss of virginity, youth, looking for sex, teenage life, teenage love, romance, high school life, lifestyle, power relations, sexual relations, wooing ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 4K
Nadine (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hairdresser Nadine Hightower wants to retrieve the risqué photos she once posed for, but when she visits the photographer at his office, he's murdered by an intruder. Nadine talks her estranged husband, Vernon, into going along when she ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, romance, crimes, dishonesty, on the run, hidden identity, odd couple, witnessing a crime, cons and scams, nothing goes right, dangerous attraction, murder mystery ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, 1950s, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 4.8
 6K
Expelled (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Felix (Cameron Dallas) is a legendary prankster who gets expelled from his high school and, with his friend’s help, stops at nothing to hide it from his parents.
Style: witty, realistic, feel good, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, friends, youth, coming of age, prankster, disorder, siblings relations, school expulsion, power relations, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girls deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen comedy, date night
Plot: teenager, birthday, high school, self discovery, teenage love, teenage life, high school life, coming of age, youth, love and romance, high school hunk, first love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.5
 76K
The DUFF (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bianca's universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a ‘DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock and her favorite teacher. Together ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, witty ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, youth, teenage life, teenager, high school life, high school student, best friends, popularity, friends, adolescence, teenagers, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.7
 17K
Get Over It (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison, he soon begins to lose it. But with the help of his best friend Felix's sister Kelly, he follows his ex into the school's spring ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, love triangle, teenage life, underdog, unlikely couple, high school life, falling in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fairy, unrequited love, family, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Illegally Yours (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Called up for jury duty, Richard Dice finds his first crush and only real, but unrequited love, on trial for murder. Richard desperately tries to prove Mollys innocence while untangling a complicated web of murder, blackmail and perjury, and still ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: murder, jury, heroes, romance, legal investigation, youth, courtroom drama, school, false accusation, legal, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.0
 3K
Stay Cool (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film centers on a successful author who is forced to confront an unrequited high school crush when he returns home to deliver a commencement address to graduating seniors. Shasta O'Neil, a sexy high school senior flirts with the visiting ...
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: social relations, high school life, adolescence vs adulthood, homecoming, high school, disorder, friends, teenage life, artists and showbiz, prom, hometown, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Film noir parody with a private eye trying to solve the murder of his milkman.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, witty, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, murder, small town, parody, small town life, deadly, law enforcement, disorder, private detective, danger, goofy hero, crime ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
No Small Affair (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The 16 years old amateur photographer Charles accidentally takes a photo of Laura - and falls in love with her, when he develops the picture. He finds out that she works as singer in a bar, but is about to be thrown out. Although rejected at first ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: teenager, photographer, coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, young lovers, nightclub, singer, sex, happy ending, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 13K
Foul Play (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, conspiracy, murder, crimes, fall in love, danger, amateur detective, woman in danger, law enforcement, love and romance, undercover, hitchhiker ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Famous detective Charlie Chan is called out of retirement to help a San Francisco detective solve a mysterious series of murders. With his bumbling grandson as his sidekick, Chan also encounters an old nemesis known as the Dragon Queen who is the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, suspenseful
Plot: mystery, golden years, goofy hero, crimes, investigation, murder, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, who done it, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.8
 394
Careless (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Wiley Roth finds a severed human finger in his kitchen one night. Understandably freaked out, in a search across Los Angeles that brings them in contact with psychics, ineffectual police, crooked taxidermists, mysterious neighbors who might be on ...
Style: offbeat, dark humor, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: disorder, track down, deadly, partners, reluctant partners, parents and children, danger, stalking, best friends, friendship, obsession, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Assassination of a High School President (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the theft of copies of SAT exams from a principal's office, teenage reporter Bobby Funke sets out to unmask the thief. Bobby prints an article fingering Class President Paul Moore as the thief, shredding the youth's reputation. But ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, high school, journalism, uncover truth, crimes, mystery, high school life, teenage life, teacher student relationship, mentor, teenagers, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Serial Killing 4 Dummys (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Casey Noland, a high school kid with no direction in life, decides to pursue the serial killing profession. Only problem...he can't bring himself to kill anybody. Will the help of a gothic chick named Sasha, he attempts to learn the ways of a ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, scary, suspenseful
Plot: high school, murder, serial killer, investigation, police investigation, slasher, psychopath, rivalry, high school life, mind game, law enforcement, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Secret Lives of Dorks (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In The Secret Lives of Dorks, Payton (Gaelan Connell) is a pathetic dork, a comic book geek whose high school career is one hopeless faux pas after another. Yet he's a dreamer and madly in love with the head cheerleader Carrie (Riley Voelkel), ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage life, social misfits, love and romance, teenage love, high school, disorder, wooing, romance, nothing goes right, teaching the ways of the world, youth, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 5K
Heart & Soul (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 1956: The shy Jonathan's luck with girls changes when he wins the rebellious Gene as a friend in his last year of high school. Gene is adored by many girls and manages to teach Jonathan a few lessons. Gene himself would rather just be with one ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, small town, first love, youth, college life, teenage love, misfit, high school life, young lovers, lifestyle, friends, social relations ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
American Sophomore (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A group of high school kids enjoy many adventures throughout their formative tenth grade year.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, escapades, high school life, youth, friends, social relations, teenage life, disorder, teenager
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Excuse Me Darling, But Lucas Loved Me (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Until Lucas appeared in their lives, Dani, Carlos and Toni had a quiet life with no major concerns. They shared almost everything: the house, housework, dogs, his homosexual tendencies and debts. It was these that forced them to rent one of the ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic, cynical
Plot: homosexuality, murder mystery, gays and lesbians, love and romance, crimes, love triangle, gender, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, crime, friends, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Never Been Kissed (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Josie Geller, a baby-faced junior copywriter at the Chicago Sun-Times, must pose as a student at her former high school to research contemporary teenage culture. With the help of her brother, Rob, Josie infiltrates the inner circle of the most ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy, kids
Plot: high school, prom, journalist, entrapment, humiliation, undercover, hidden identity, romance, teenager, fall in love, journalism, teacher ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 899
Pandemonium (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Tom Smothers stars as the brave mountie, who along with his trusty horse and bitter deputy Paul Reubens must track down a killer who is stalking coeds at a nearby cheerleader camp.
Style: scary, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, parody, crimes, friendship, partners, deadly, slasher, teenage life, canadian, horse, youth ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
High School U.S.A. (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in a senior high school class, J.J. (Michael J. Fox) pursues the girlfriend of a rival from a higher clique which culminates in a race at the end of the movie between the two rivals in this light comedy.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, opposites attract, youth, social relations, stoners, friends, island, lifestyle, misfit, high school life, college life, teenage love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 2K
Genius (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Charlie Boyle finds that even his high IQ can't solve all of his problems when he takes on a double life in order to make friends his own age.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: hidden identity, college, high school, youth, misfit, high school life, family, social misfits, parents and children, coming of age, college life, prodigy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 401
Getting In (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Gabriel Higgs has failed to get into Johns Hopkins to study medicine. He's sixth on a list of backup candidates, and must persuade the five people ahead of him to drop out. Gabriel has a family tradition to live up to. Things don't go to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, frame up, college, disorder, amateur detective, college life, youth, school, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Cheap Detective (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Spoofing the entire 1940s detective genre, and his own performances as a bumbling private detective, Peter Falk plays Lou Pekinpaugh, a San Francisco private detective accused of murdering his partner at the instigation of his mistress, the ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, satirical ...
Plot: private detective, parody, murder, femme fatale, disorder, couple relations, heroes, nothing goes right, love affair, love and romance, crimes, crime ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1939, year 1940
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Crowned and Dangerous (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After the murder of a beauty queen, an investigation reveals the suspects to be a former lover, a rival contestant, and a stage mother.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: murder, rivalry, mystery, contests and competitions, crimes, physical appearance, ambition, crime, blind ambition, investigation, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
One Crazy Summer (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, friendship, eviction, romance, youth, island, buddies, disorder, nothing goes right, teenage life, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%