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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, light, humorous, parody, idiotic, exciting, realistic, semi serious, absurd, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police academy, farce, officers and cadets, goofy hero, rookie, recruit, instructor, chase, prank, police, disorder, anti heroes, campaign, crime and punishment, anti hero, chief, academy, roommate, clumsiness, chaos, robbery, graduation, interracial friendship, mentor, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, israel, los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, funny, realistic and cult film films with plots about disorder, farce, catastrophe, mentor, chase, dialogue and brutality mostly in Comedy, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Police Academy: Moving Violations (1985), Animal House (1978), The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), Private Resort (1985), Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, farce, crimes, profanity, dishonesty, gang, rivalry, chases and races, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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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 station, police academy, commander, crimes, crime, farce, police investigation, partners, workplace, fighting crime, prank ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ 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: teens, boys' night
Plot: prank, crimes, crime, farce, police investigation, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, goofy hero, anti heroes, nothing goes right, master criminal, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london
⇓ 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, semi serious, not serious, realistic, parody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: farce, mafia, undercover, police academy, commander, police investigation, chase, gangsters, crimes, crime, video game, chaos ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 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, parody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang, master criminal, prank, mayor, farce, crime, crimes, police investigation, silly humor, profanity, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
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, not serious, realistic, idiotic, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: golf, hostage, prank, crimes, crime, farce, police investigation, nothing goes right, gang, partners, rescue, reluctant partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, miami beach, florida, usa
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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: humorous, offbeat, witty, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: nasa, chase, police, police corruption, profanity, silly humor, car chase, disorder, power relations, cons and scams, fish out of water, urban ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, absurd, witty, funny, not serious ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: college, rivalry, youth, looking for sex, chaos and mayhem, rebelliousness, college freshman, party, sex, probation, college campus, rebellion ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s ...
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A series of loosely connected skits that spoof news programs, commercials, porno films, kung-fu films, disaster films, blaxploitation films, spy films, mafia films, and the fear that somebody is watching you on the other side of the TV.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, witty, absurd ...
Plot: satire, martial arts, family relations, disorder, culture clash, siblings relations, nothing goes right, journalism, joke, murder, film within a film, comedy team ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1957, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, kansas
⇓ 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, sexy, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: resort, farce, femme fatale, youth, friendship, goofy hero, love and romance, looking for sex, mistaken identity, teenage life, nothing goes right, prank ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, funny, parody, idiotic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, goofy hero, comedy of errors, gigolo, dishonesty, social misfits, prostitution, fish, fall in love, prostitute, pimp, stupidity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
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Airplane! (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alcoholic pilot, Ted Striker has developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, but nevertheless boards a passenger jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend. Food poisoning decimates the passengers and crew, leaving it up to ...
Style: parody, humorous, absurd, funny, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: airplane, stewardess, air disaster, catastrophe, pilot, passenger, fear of flying, landing, rescue, heroes, goofy hero, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, light, absurd, not serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stupidity, private detective, farce, investigation, pets, dog, animals, goofy hero, search, amateur detective, crimes, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Hollywood Knights (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Led by their comedic and pranking leader, Newbomb Turk, the Hollywood Knights car gang raise hell throughout Beverly Hills on Halloween Night, 1965. Everything from drag racing to Vietnam to high school love.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, teen sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, gang, prank, drag racing, halloween, coming of age, culture clash, disorder, misfit, fighting the system, youth, leadership ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1965 ...
Place: beverly hills, vietnam, usa, asia, california
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The Ladies Man (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Because of his salacious language, late-night radio advice-show host Leon Phelps, along with his sweet and loyal producer Julie, is fired from his Chicago gig. Leon gets a letter from a former lover promising a life of wealth, but he doesn't ...
Style: humorous, witty, funny, light, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: womanizer, infidelity, true love, love and romance, farce, nothing goes right, goofy hero, odd couple, buddies, sexual relations, dishonesty, wrestling ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, 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, parody, funny, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, crimes, goofy hero, danger, investigation, working undercover, chase, disguise, police detective, undercover, rescue, foot chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 218K
Old School (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three friends attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, talky, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: college, friendship, party, disorder, college life, marital problem, student, student life, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies, starting over, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Frank Drebin is persuaded out of retirement to go undercover in a state prison. There he is to find out what top terrorist, Rocco, has planned for when he escapes. Frank's wife, Jane, is desperate for a baby.. this adds to Frank's ...
Style: parody, humorous, realistic, not serious, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: farce, terrorism, undercover, race against time, danger, master criminal, save the day, disorder, crimes, law enforcement, crime, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Reno 911!: Miami (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A rag-tag team of Reno cops are called in to save the day after a terrorist attack disrupts a national police convention in Miami Beach during spring break. Based on the Comedy Central series.
Style: parody, realistic, humorous, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police, police investigation, incompetent police, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, save the day, buddies, disorder, terrorist, father son relationship, terrorism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, miami, usa, miami beach
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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, light, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, thief, chase, crime, crimes, false accusation, disorder, nothing goes right, protagonist as suspect, partners, odd couple, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, dumb, goofy hero, best friends, social misfits, disorder, partners, buddies, misfit, high school, obsessive quest, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, film within a film, monkey actor, friendship, escapades, drug dealing, heist, encounter, obsessive quest, movie business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, california, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Scary Movie 5 (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Home with their newly-formed family, happy parents Dan and Jody are haunted by sinister, paranormal activities. Determined to expel the insidious force, they install security cameras and discover their family is being stalked by an evil dead demon.
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, psychotronic, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: supernatural, silly humor, goofy hero, family in danger, ghost, heroes, couples, toilet humor, talking animals, stupidity, ballerina, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a couple of soldiers trying to capture each other and a pilot ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farce, culture clash, adventure, adventurer, fish out of water, friendship, disorder, danger, goofy hero, nothing goes right, rescue, desert ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 151K
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: While the original parodied slasher flicks like Scream, Keenen Ivory Wayans's sequel to Scary Movie takes comedic aim at haunted house movies. A group of students visit a mansion called "Hell House," and murderous high jinks ensue.
Style: parody, funny, humorous, horror spoof, satirical ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, supernatural ability, gross out humor, stupidity, comedy team, murder, exorcism, secret door, dumb, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: gangsters, stoners, hip hop, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, heist, misfit, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, buddies, odd couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: south central los angeles, los angeles, new orleans, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Still Waiting... (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After Shenaniganz loses all its hottest waitresses to new competitor Ta-Ta's Wing Shack -- where the scantily clad wait staff earns bigger tips -- the Shenaniganz staff aims to give Ta-Ta's its just desserts.
Style: humorous, parody, not serious, unusual plot structure, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: restaurant, goofy hero, power relations, thirtysomething life, friends, boss and employee, workplace situations, teaching the ways of the world, workplace intrigue, love and romance, contests and competitions, employer employee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the incompetent Officer Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, light, witty ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night
Plot: farce, deadpan, baseball, dimwit, crimes, police, stupidity, investigation, gunfight, assassination attempt, mind control, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, beirut lebanon, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Taking Care of Business (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An uptight advertising exec has his entire life in a filofax organizer which mistakenly ends up in the hands of a friendly convict who poses as him.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prison, mistaken identity, cons and scams, rich and poor, fish out of water, stolen identity, dishonesty, disorder, prison life, crimes, misfit, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: malibu california, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
American Reunion (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The characters we met a little more than a decade ago are returning to East Great Falls for their high-school reunion. In one long-overdue weekend, they will discover what has changed, who hasn’t and that time and distance can’t break the bonds ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sexual, ridiculous, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: masturbation, party, sexual activity, friendship, sexual attraction, couple relations, buddies, friends, high school reunion, lifestyle, weekend, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%