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

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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 farce, brutality, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, chase and disorder mostly in Comedy, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Police Academy: Animal House (1978), Moving Violations (1985), The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), Private Resort (1985), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). 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, semi serious, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, academy, competition, police academy, chase, farce, crimes, disorder, power relations, friends, chaos, contests and competitions ...
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, funny, splatter ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prank, crimes, farce, police investigation, campaign, disorder, chaos, power relations, heist, cons and scams, officers and cadets, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, funny, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, police station, police academy, commander, crimes, farce, police investigation, disorder, power relations, chaos, misfit, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, parody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: farce, mafia, undercover, police academy, commander, police investigation, chase, gangsters, crimes, video game, power relations, computer virus ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 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, realistic, not serious, parody, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gang, prank, master criminal, mayor, farce, crimes, police investigation, chaos, power relations, disorder, campaign, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, 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, parody, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: golf, prank, hostage, crimes, farce, police investigation, law enforcement, master criminal, nothing goes right, save the day, partners, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, miami beach, florida, usa
⇓ 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
Plot: college, rivalry, chaos and mayhem, rebelliousness, looking for sex, youth, college freshman, party, sex, probation, college campus, rebellion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s, 70s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ 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: exciting, realistic, not serious, witty, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: nasa, chase, police, power relations, disorder, car chase, fish out of water, school, cons and scams, police corruption, teachers and students, silly humor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ 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, nothing goes right, siblings relations, journalism, joke, hare krishna, murder, kung fu ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1957, 50s, 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, 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, sexy, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: resort, youth, femme fatale, friendship, goofy hero, farce, love and romance, nothing goes right, prank, looking for sex, mistaken identity, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ 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, investigation, dog, farce, animals, pets, goofy hero, crimes, save the day, amateur detective, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
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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, student, marital problem, adolescence vs adulthood, student life, youth, lifestyle, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, not serious, feel good, teen sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, gang, prank, drag racing, halloween, coming of age, culture clash, friends, disorder, adolescence vs adulthood, hollywood, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1965, 80s
Place: beverly hills, vietnam, usa, asia, california
⇓ 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: funny, light, parody, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gigolo, nothing goes right, goofy hero, comedy of errors, social misfits, dishonesty, male prostitute, prostitution, fall in love, prostitute, pimp, stupidity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, satirical, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, crimes, goofy hero, investigation, working undercover, chase, disguise, rescue, undercover, police detective, buddy cop, speech impediment ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: witty, humorous, sexy, funny, light ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: womanizer, infidelity, true love, love and romance, farce, buddies, odd couple, nothing goes right, goofy hero, sexual relations, dishonesty, wrestling ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Reno 911!: Miami (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 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, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, disorder, buddies, save the day, terrorist, father son relationship, terrorism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, miami, usa, miami beach
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Naked Gun 33⅓: 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, teens, date night
Plot: farce, terrorism, undercover, race against time, master criminal, save the day, law enforcement, crimes, goofy hero, disorder, stupidity, police ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, thief, chase, crimes, disorder, nothing goes right, odd couple, protagonist as suspect, partners, who done it, false accusation, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, 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: not serious, humorous, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, dumb, goofy hero, best friends, social misfits, disorder, buddies, partners, misfit, high school, obsessive quest, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 120K
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Cindy finds out the house she lives in is haunted by a little boy and goes on a quest to find out who killed him and why. Also, Alien "Tr-iPods" are invading the world and she has to uncover the secret in order to stop them.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, absurd, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: alien invasion, female boxer, silly humor, ghost, save the world, alien life-form, alien, humour, alien creature, alien encounter, alien contact, absurd humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, supernatural ability, stupidity, murder, gross out humor, exorcism, dumb, farce, creativity, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ 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, light, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing
Plot: farce, baseball, deadpan, 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%
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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, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, hollywood, hitchhiker, monkey actor, escapades, friendship, drug dealing, encounter, obsessive quest, heist, movie business, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, california, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, hip hop, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, heist, nothing goes right, buddies, unlikely criminals, odd couple, crimes, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: south central los angeles, los angeles, new orleans, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 247K
Grown Ups (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Style: humorous, funny, ridiculous, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: vacation, friendship, friends, family life, buddies, old friends reunited, family relations, eccentric family, silly humor, disorder, grownups, group of friends ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1978, 70s
Place: usa, hawaii, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: restaurant, goofy hero, friends, thirtysomething life, power relations, workplace intrigue, boss and employee, workplace situations, teaching the ways of the world, contests and competitions, love and romance, employer employee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Rhode Island State Trooper Charlie Baileygates has a multiple personality disorder. One personality is crazy and aggressive, while the other is more friendly and laid back. Both of these personalities fall in love with the same woman named Irene ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, absurd ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: split personality, schizophrenia, disorder, nothing goes right, on the run, fall in love, woman in danger, stupidity, gross out humor, sex aid, african american, alter ego ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1982, 80s, 2000s
Place: rhode island, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.5
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Scary Movie 5 (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 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: silly humor, talking animals, supernatural, goofy hero, heroes, ghost, family in danger, couples, toilet humor, stupidity, ballerina, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2013
Place: usa
⇓ 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, ridiculous, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: masturbation, party, friendship, sexual activity, sexual attraction, couple relations, buddies, friends, high school reunion, lifestyle, weekend, bully ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%