Movies like Police Academy

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Police Academy (1984)
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Police Academy (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: New rules enforced by the Lady Mayoress mean that sex, weight, height and intelligence need no longer be a factor for joining the Police Force. This opens the floodgates for all and sundry to enter the Police Academy, much to the chagrin of the instructors. Not everyone is there through choice, though. Social misfit Mahoney has been forced to sign up as the only alternative to a jail sentence and it doesn't take long before he falls foul of the boorish Lieutenant Harris. But before long, Mahoney realises that he is enjoying being a police cadet and decides he wants to stay... while Harris decides he wants Mahoney out!
Style: funny, humorous, light, idiotic, exciting, realistic, semi serious, cult film, sexy, comic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police academy, goofy hero, officers and cadets, rookie, instructor, parody, chase, police, disorder, academy, anti heroes, recruit, campaign, crime and punishment, chaos, prank, chief, roommate, clumsiness, interracial friendship, mentor, farce, friendship, justice, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, israel, los angeles

Most similar movies to Police Academy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and not serious films with plots about disorder, catastrophe, brutality, dialogue, mentor, vengeance and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Police Academy: Moving Violations (1985), Private Resort (1985), Bachelor Party (1984), Walk of Shame (2014), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Officer Carey Mahoney and his cohorts have finally graduated from the Police Academy and are about to hit the streets on their first assignment. Question is, are they ready to do battle with a band of graffiti-tagging terrorists? Time will tell, but ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, cult film, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, police academy, crime, police investigation, urban, misfit, officers and cadets, crimes, nothing goes right, partners against crime, cons and scams, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When police funding is cut, the Governor announces he must close one of the academies. To make it fair, the two police academies must compete against each other to stay in operation. Mauser persuades two officers in Lassard's academy to better ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: academy, prank, competition, chase, chaos, chases and races, officers and cadets, partners against crime, crimes, nothing goes right, gang, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: prank, crime, police investigation, misfit, crimes, tough law enforcer, anti heroes, nothing goes right, partners against crime, cons and scams, goofy hero, officers and cadets ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Russians need help in dealing with the Mafia and so they seek help with the veterans of the Police Academy. They head off to Moscow, in order to find evidence against Konstantin Konali, who marketed a computer game that everyone in the world is ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, semi serious, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mafia, undercover, police academy, police investigation, chase, farce, gangsters, crime, video game, power relations, campaign, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Our favourite police men are called together to deal with a gang who rob banks and jewelers. Using their various talents as well as their extraordinary luck, the crooks stand no chance against our men and women wearing blue..
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang, prank, mayor, crime, police investigation, campaign, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners, disorder, fighting crime, master criminal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Police Academy misfits travel to Miami, Florida for their academy's commanding officer, Lassard, to receive a prestigious lifetime award pending his retirement, which takes a turn involving a group of jewel thieves after their stolen loot ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: golf, prank, crime, police investigation, running out of air, crimes, goofy hero, cons and scams, save the day, partners against crime, officers and cadets, hostages ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Moving Violations (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of careless and unlucky drivers are sentenced to attend traffic school to keep their records clean.
Style: twists and turns, witty, humorous, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: nasa, chase, police, dishonesty, law enforcement, school, car chase, rebellion, urban, misfit, fish out of water, police corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Private Resort (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Jack and his buddy Ben check in at a posh Florida resort, planning to spend every hour in hot pursuit of gorgeous babes. But their plans hit a major detour when they try to bed the wife of a conniving jewel thief. They'll have to outsmart him, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, entertaining, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: resort, femme fatale, youth, friendship, goofy hero, farce, love and romance, prank, mistaken identity, teenage life, nothing goes right, looking for sex ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.3
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Bachelor Party (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This outrageously funny look at one man's final moments of bachelorhood stars Tom Hanks as Rick, reluctant recipient of a bachelor bash given by a group of friends who view partying as their full-time religion. Rick's worried fiancée, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sexual, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: tennis, party, wedding, donkey, friends, family relations, snobbism, couples, buddies, disorder, sexual perversion, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 49K
Walk of Shame (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A reporter's dream of becoming a news anchor is compromised after a one-night stand leaves her stranded in downtown L.A. without a phone, car, ID or money - and only 8 hours to make it to the most important job interview of her life.
Style: humorous, funny, realistic, not serious, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: blonde, nothing goes right, disorder, comedy of errors, journalist, drunken woman, urban, once in a lifetime opportunity, one-night stand, race against time, media, stereotypes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Jay and Silent Bob learn that their comic-book alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, have been sold to Hollywood as part of a big-screen movie that leaves them out of any royalties, the pair travels to Tinseltown to sabotage the production.
Style: humorous, talky, not serious, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, hollywood, hitchhiker, monkey actor, friendship, escapades, drug dealing, obsessive quest, encounter, heist, movie business, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, utah, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This wacky prequel to the 1994 blockbuster goes back to the lame-brained Harry and Lloyd's days as classmates at a Rhode Island high school, where the unprincipled principal puts the pair in remedial courses as part of a scheme to fleece the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, best friends, goofy hero, social misfits, buddies, partners, disorder, misfit, dumb, high school, obsessive quest, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1969
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Opportunity Knocks (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eddie and Lou are a couple of two-bit con men on the lam from a loan shark. They hide out in someone's house and they hear on the answering machine that (A) the owner of the house is out of the country for a month or two and (B) the housesitter ...
Style: feel good, funny, entertaining, light, humorous ...
Plot: impostor, cons and scams, comedy of errors, disorder, crimes, opposites attract, mafia, love, house, friendship, adventure, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
I Got the Hook Up (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two broke buddies feel lucky when they come upon a truckload of cellular phones and begin selling them out of the back of their van. Trouble arises though, when the phones develop faults. The two friends then not only have to deal with unsatisfied ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, hip hop, gangsters, disorder, dishonesty, buddies, heist, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, crimes, odd couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: south central los angeles, new orleans, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 123K
Billy Madison (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Billy Madison is the 27 year-old son of Bryan Madison, a very rich man who has made his living in the hotel industry. Billy stands to inherit his father's empire but only if he can make it through all 12 grades, 2 weeks per grade, to prove that ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: inheritance, graduation, school, adolescence vs adulthood, irresponsible, misfit, fish out of water, rivalry, elementary school, love and romance, goofy hero, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At Adams College, the jocks rule the school from their house on high, the Alpha Beta fraternity. So when a group of socially-challenged misfits try to go Greek, they're instantly rejected by every house on campus. Deciding to start their own ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: college, prank, student life, teenage life, friends, misfit, rivalry, disorder, youth, nerds, underdog, cheerleader ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 17K
Tomcats (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College buddies chip in and promise that the group's last unmarried man will collect a cash pot. Seven years later, the kitty is worth $500,000 -- money Michael needs to pay a gambling debt. Problem is, the only other single guy is a hopeless ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, sexual, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: group of friends, friendship, lifestyle, singleness, goofy hero, fall in love, obsessive quest, looking for sex, love triangle, buddies, disorder, one night stand ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 4K
Brain Donors (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, absurd, talky ...
Plot: ballet, farce, dishonesty, buddies, partners, nothing goes right, siblings relations, goofy hero, cons and scams, rivalry, taxi driver, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Deuce Bigalow is a less than attractive, down on his luck aquarium cleaner. One day he wrecks the house of a gigolo and needs quick money to repair it. The only way he can make it is to become a gigolo himself, taking on an unusual mix of female ...
Style: light, humorous, funny, idiotic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: women, goofy hero, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, social misfits, dishonesty, parody, fish, fall in love, pimp, stupidity, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 106K
Animal House (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.
Style: humorous, witty, funny, not serious, light ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: sex, college, rivalry, rebelliousness, youth, looking for sex, chaos and mayhem, college freshman, party, probation, college campus, rebellion ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Outrageous Fortune (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Refined actress Lauren Ames finally has a chance to study with the great theatre professor Stanislav Korzenowski. Sandy Brozinsky, a brash, loud actress, decides through happenstance to also study with Korzenowski. The two women end up dating the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, cia, espionage, adventure, vengeance, farce, disorder, buddies, chases and races, love and romance, secret agents, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 35K
Cedar Rapids (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A naive Midwesterner insurance salesman travels to a big-city convention in an effort to save the jobs of his co-workers.
Style: humorous, sentimental, light, funny, melancholic ...
Plot: insurance, friendship, hotel, social awkwardness, friends, goofy hero, fish out of water, disorder, buddies, misfit, drinking, swimming pool ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa, wisconsin, las vegas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.3
 2K
Meatballs 4 (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ricky is the hottest water-ski instructor around and he has just be rehired by his former employer/camp to whip up attendance. But the camp is in serious financial trouble and the owner of a rival, more popular, camp wants to buy them out. Therefore ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, idiotic, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, camping, uninhibited rivalry, save the day, summer camp, lifestyle, workplace, ambition, underdog, disorder, youth, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 6.6
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Night Shift (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a bizarre turn when a prostitute neighbour ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, light, talky ...
Plot: prostitution, pimp, friendship, morgue, cons and scams, nightlife, nightshift, misfit, nothing goes right, goofy hero, lifestyle, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.0
 4K
Carpool (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man with an important business meeting finds himself having to take care of the carpool for the neighborhood school children when his wife gets sick. Stopping to get donuts for the kids, things go even more awry when he finds himself a victim of a ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, satirical, realistic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: chase, robbery, comedy of errors, on the road, mischievous children, nothing goes right, parents and children, family, disorder, kidnapping, on the run, bus ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 269K
Neighbors (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.
Style: funny, humorous, not serious, absurd, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: party, stupidity, youth, fraternity, neighbor neighbor relationship, rivalry, farce, adolescence vs adulthood, plan gone awry, uninhibited rivalry, prank, college ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1985, year 1971
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: He's Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Jim Carrey is on the case to find the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and quarterback Dan Marino. He goes eyeball to eyeball with a man-eating shark, stakes out the Miami Dolphins and woos and wows the ...
Style: light, humorous, absurd, not serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, pets, stupidity, investigation, goofy hero, dog, search, amateur detective, save the day, crimes, rescue, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, miami, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.0
 2K
Disorderlies (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As not-quite-orderlies who're downright Disorderlies, rap-music favorites The Fat Boys rule. Playing the freewheeling caretakers of the frail Dennison (Hollywood legend Ralph Bellamy), they stir up a comedic culture clash in Palm Beach society ...
Style: humorous, not serious, melancholic, idiotic, talky ...
Plot: fish out of water, crimes, switching roles, unlikely criminals, misfit, cons and scams, nothing goes right, goofy hero, dishonesty, disorder, crime gone awry, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Brothers Solomon (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A pair of well-meaning, but socially inept brothers try to find their perfect mates in order to provide their dying father with a grandchild.
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, ironic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, pregnancy, goofy hero, misfit, love and romance, family relations, brother brother relationship, sexual attraction, coma, masturbation, father son relationship, dumb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
 4K
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, captivating, light, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, thief, chase, crime, false accusation, who done it, odd couple, nothing goes right, crimes, protagonist as suspect, heist, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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