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Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)
 5.0
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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 disgusted Captain Harris is determined to see it fail.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, idiotic, funny, cult film, awful, harsh, unusual plot structure, entertaining
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prank, crimes, crime, farce, police investigation, heist, heroes, misfit, partners, officers and cadets, anti hero, campaign, urban, fighting crime, master criminal, chaos, law enforcement, buddies, disorder, nothing goes right, anti heroes, goofy hero, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london

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Most similar movies to Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, funny and cult film films with plots about crimes, disorder, chase, police investigation, farce, vengeance and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol: Police Academy (1984), Dragnet (1987), Tough Guys (1986), Crime Busters (1977), Feds (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
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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 ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, idiotic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police academy, farce, goofy hero, officers and cadets, rookie, recruit, instructor, parody, chase, prank, police, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, israel, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang, prank, master criminal, mayor, farce, crimes, crime, police investigation, heist, officers and cadets, tough law enforcer, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, hostage, prank, crimes, crime, farce, police investigation, reluctant partners, master criminal, partners against crime, nothing goes right, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, florida, usa, miami beach
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, realistic, not serious, cult film, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, police station, commander, police academy, crime, crimes, farce, police investigation, partners against crime, nothing goes right, fighting crime, master criminal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: academy, prank, competition, chase, farce, crimes, silly humor, gang, chases and races, rivalry, buddies, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, not serious, realistic, semi serious, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: farce, mafia, undercover, police academy, commander, police investigation, chase, gangsters, crime, crimes, video game, officers and cadets ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 31K
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, funny, satirical, absurd, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: partners, crimes, goofy hero, danger, investigation, parody, working undercover, chase, disguise, undercover, police detective, rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: humorous, realistic, not serious, suspense, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: parody, terrorism, undercover, race against time, master criminal, danger, save the day, farce, law enforcement, crime, disorder, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.3
 6K
Tough Guys (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Harry Doyle (Lancaster) and Archie Lang (Douglas) are two old-time train robbers, who held up a train in 1956 and have been incarcerated for thirty years. After serving their time, they are released from jail and have to adjust to a new life of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, prison, aging, crime, crimes, odd couple, nothing goes right, partners, disorder, cons and scams, stalking, elderly ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 1956
Place: mexico, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 10K
Crime Busters (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure, Crime
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An attempted robbery turns to be an unexpected recruitment when two unemployed men mistakenly break into a police office instead of a store.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, entertaining, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, police, criminal heroes, heist, friends, law enforcement, odd couple, partners against crime, partners, misfit, buddies, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.5
 3K
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, melancholic, intense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fbi, odd couple, police detective, friendship, law enforcement, partners against crime, partners, female protagonist, strong female character, academy, unlikely friendships, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, semi serious, satirical, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, boys' night, pre-teens
Plot: murder, partners against crime, odd couple, crimes, witnessing a crime, children, police investigation, fighting crime, friendship, undercover, police, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.1
 137K
Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Join uptight David Starsky and laid-back Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson as they're paired for the first time as undercover cops. The new partners must overcome their differences to solve an important case with help from street informant Huggy ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, realistic, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, parody, police investigation, police detective, undercover, crimes, informant, fighting crime, partners against crime, partners, reluctant partners, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.7
 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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing goes right, gambling, hitman, gangsters, mafia, frame up, buddies, siblings relations, cons and scams, heist, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: witty, offbeat, twists and turns, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, nasa, police, cons and scams, law enforcement, chases and races, nothing goes right, goofy hero, misfit, teachers and students, urban, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, realistic, semi serious, funny, light ...
Plot: island, racism, mistaken identity, crime, crimes, interracial relations, bad cop, buddies, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, resort, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: realistic, humorous, not serious, funny, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, police, police investigation, incompetent police, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, buddies, save the day, disorder, terrorist, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, miami, usa, miami beach
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The Charismatic black nationalist leader Rev Deke O'Malley is trying to sell the people of Harlem a dream. Invest $100 in his company and live in Africa. But cops Gravedigger and Coffin know all about Deke and his fraudulent schemes that take ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police investigation, investigation, odd couple, master criminal, buddies, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Another Stakeout (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chris and Bill are called upon for their excellent surveillance record to stakeout a lakeside home where a Mafia trial witness is believed to be heading or already hiding. Unlike their earlier _Stakeout_, this time they are accompanied by Gina ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: odd couple, police investigation, disorder, fall in love, witnessing a crime, law enforcement, partners, boss and employee, crimes, buddies, gangsters, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: humorous, not serious, light, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night
Plot: parody, baseball, deadpan, dimwit, crimes, farce, stupidity, investigation, gunfight, assassination attempt, mind control, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, beirut lebanon, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: National Lampoon's Gold Diggers is a black comedy about two losers in their twenties, Calvin Menhoffer (Will Friedle) and Leonard Smallwood (Chris Owen), who are out to get the good life without working for it. The two young men try to rob two ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, feel good, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, dishonesty, buddies, crimes, partners, nothing goes right, intrigue, cons and scams, disorder, criminal heroes, loss of fortune, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.0
 31K
K-9 (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The extravagant cop Michael Dooley needs some help to fight a drug dealer who has tried to kill him. A "friend" gives him a dog named Jerry Lee (Officer Lewis), who has been trained to smell drugs. With his help, Dooley sets out to put his ...
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: german shepherd, police dog, dog, police investigation, friends, partners, crimes, buddies, justice, police operation, odd couple, crime ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, thief, chase, crime, crimes, who done it, disorder, nothing goes right, protagonist as suspect, partners, odd couple, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Armed and Dangerous (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dooley, a cop wrongly sacked for corruption, teams up with a useless defence lawyer in their new careers... as security guards. When the two are made fall guys for a robbery at a location they are guarding, the pair begin to investigate corruption ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, exciting, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: corruption, friendship, heist, on the run, crimes, crime, partners against crime, witnessing a crime, nothing goes right, partners, master criminal, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, norway, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.8
 8K
Screwed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A chauffeur kidnaps his rich boss's dog to hold it for ransom, but when she accidentally gets the dog back, she thinks that it's the chauffeur who's been kidnapped.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, crime gone awry, friendship, fish out of water, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, vengeance, partners, odd couple, misfit, cons and scams, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two friends are invited for a weekend to a luxury island with their boss. The boss gets shot and nobody seems to notice, except for the two friends. In order not to become suspects of murder they treat the body as a puppet and make people believe ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, insurance, farce, nothing goes right, crimes, comedy of errors, cons and scams, fish out of water, boss and employee, disorder, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.8
 19K
Quick Change (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, friendship, nothing goes right, cons and scams, friends, disorder, buddies, partners, crimes, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. A "Lethal Weapon" style cop team tries to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the nation by distributing their wares via the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, witty, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, partners against crime, buddies, police, cocaine, drug dealing, police investigation, law enforcement, gunfight, master criminal, murder, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, feel good, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: street gang, ghetto, family relations, disorder, crimes, crime, gang, partners, fish out of water, gangsters, hip hop, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don't go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.
Style: not serious, humorous, twists and turns, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, friendship, nothing goes right, workplace, disorder, partners, buddies, unlikely criminals, stupidity, vengeance, sex addict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%