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Police Squad! (1982)
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Police Squad! (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Police Squad! is a television comedy series first broadcast in 1982, created by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker, and starring Leslie Nielsen. A spoof of police procedurals, the series featured Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker's usual sight gags, wordplay and non sequiturs. While a parody of many television shows and movies, it bore a particular resemblance to the Lee Marvin cop show, M Squad and the late 1960s series Felony Squad. Although cancelled after only six episodes, the show spawned the successful Naked Gun film series. TV Guide ranked it #7 on their 2013 list of 60 shows that were "Cancelled Too Soon".
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, not serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: parody, police detective, private detective, partners against crime, crimes, heroes, partners, crime, working undercover, danger, farce, squad, chases and races, fighting crime, media, law enforcement, tv show, suburban life, police investigation, siblings relations, disorder, goofy hero, tough law enforcer, race against time, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 80s

Most similar movies to Police Squad!

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, not serious and witty films and TV series with plots about law enforcement, crimes, disorder, police, police investigation, partners against crime and partners mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Police Squad!: Sledge Hammer! (1986), The Thin Blue Line (1995), Reno 911! (2003), The Job (2001), Starsky & Hutch (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, police investigation, stupidity, investigation, gunfight, queen, assassination attempt, mind control ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, seaport, beirut lebanon, england
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100%
The Naked Gun 2?: The Smell of Fear (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Bumbling cop Frank Drebin is out to foil the big boys in the energy industry, who intend to suppress technology that will put them out of business.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, based on cult tv series, funny ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night
Plot: race against time, president, white house, parody, police investigation, hysteria, attempted murder, nuclear, heroes, chases and races, save the day, goofy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sledge Hammer! (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sledge Hammer! is an American satirical police sitcom produced by New World Television that ran for two seasons on ABC from 1986 to 1988. The series was created by Alan Spencer and stars David Rasche as Inspector Sledge Hammer, a preposterous ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, feel good, light ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police detective, police, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, goofy hero, parody, partners, law enforcement, partners against crime, reluctant partners, police corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Thin Blue Line (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Thin Blue Line is a British sitcom starring Rowan Atkinson set in a police station that ran for two series on the BBC from 1995 to 1996. It was written by Ben Elton.
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic, toilet humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police station, police, sergeant, goofy hero, partners against crime, workplace, police investigation, incompetent police, working undercover, nothing goes right, crime, british humour ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, based on cult tv series ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: parody, terrorism, undercover, race against time, police investigation, master criminal, save the day, danger, goofy hero, crime, disorder, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Reno 911! (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Reno 911! is an American comedy television series on Comedy Central that ran from 2003 to 2009. It is a mockumentary-style parody of law enforcement documentary shows, specifically COPS, with comic actors playing the police officers. Most of the ...
Style: offbeat, not serious, humorous, realistic, alternative comedy
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, police station, police officer, escapades, crimes, workplace situations, workplace, policewoman, police brutality, incompetent police, disorder, squad ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.3
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The Job (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Job is a single-camera television comedy drama about a New York City police officer named Mike McNeil -- who indulges in adultery, alcohol, cigarettes and prescription drug abuse—and his fellow 'bumbling detective' pals. The show, ...
Style: witty, cynical, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: fighting crime, dishonesty, sitcom, police investigation, network, police station, mistress, partners, law enforcement, partners against crime, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
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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, realistic, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, police detective, undercover, car chase, informant, crimes, police investigation, fighting crime, power relations, drug dealing, reluctant partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: parody, chase, undercover, police detective, rescue, speech impediment, reverend, ice sculpture, police investigation, crime, crimes, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Operation Good Guys (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Operation Good Guys is a British mockumentary, a fly-on-the-wall documentary series about an elite police unit's bid to snare one of Britain's most powerful crime lords. It was first screened on BBC Two from 1997 - 2000. Blurring the line ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, offbeat, surreal
Plot: workplace situations, working undercover, undercover, workplace, accountant, disorder, right hand man, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, police station, incompetent police ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mafia, undercover, police academy, police investigation, chase, farce, gangsters, crime, video game, good versus evil, fish out of water, computer virus ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Police Academy: The Series (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Police Academy: The Series is a syndicated 1997 television series spin-off from the Police Academy series of films. Michael Winslow was the only actor from the Police Academy films to have a recurring role on the show, although several of the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, humorous, not serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: workplace situations, officers and cadets, anti heroes, goofy hero, partners against crime, law enforcement, partners, disorder, prank, power relations, academy, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Last Detective (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Last Detective is an ITV drama starring Peter Davison as Dangerous Davies. The first series aired in 2003 with three more seasons succeeding this. The first consisted of a pilot and three episodes, the second and the third series both consisted ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, police investigation, working undercover, riddles and clues, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, investigation, partners, couples, deadly, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Battle Creek (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: In this mismatched buddy cop dramedy, an amazingly handsome, happy-go-lucky FBI agent is paired with a local, hard scrabble Michigan homicide detective. As they solve crimes together, their polar opposite methods only slightly outweigh their disdain ...
Style: cynical, witty, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, urban, police partner, police station, female boss, fbi agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Touch of Cloth (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Hannah plays DI Jack Cloth, who is called in to investigate an apparent series of serial killings alongside his new partner, DC Anne Oldman, described as a "plucky, no-nonsense sidekick". Playing with the cliches and conventions of British ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, clever, cynical ...
Plot: police detective, parody, murder, forensics, chef, farce, drinking problem, verbal byplay, coworker, loner, disorder, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, heist, crime, friendship, witnessing a crime, nothing goes right, partners against crime, master criminal, disorder, partners, parody, odd couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, cons and scams, goofy hero, officers and cadets, crimes, partners against crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, feel good, exciting, witty, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, partners against crime, buddies, police, police investigation, cocaine, master criminal, murder, crimes, law enforcement, drug dealing, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Adam-12 (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Adam-12 is a television police drama that followed two police officers of the Los Angeles Police Department, Pete Malloy and Jim Reed, as they patrolled the streets of Los Angeles in their patrol unit, 1-Adam-12. Created by R. A. Cinader and Jack ...
Style: serious, sincere, stylized, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, lapd, tough law enforcer, price of justice, arms dealing, legal action, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, crime, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Barney Miller (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Barney Miller is an American situation comedy television series set in a New York City police station in Greenwich Village. The series originally was broadcast from January 23, 1975 to May 20, 1982 on ABC. It was created by Danny Arnold and Theodore ...
Style: intellectual, realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous
Plot: police station, police detective, sitcom, polish, urban, social worker, golden years, partners against crime, police investigation, workplace, fish, gambling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Halal State Security (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Someone is killing Parisians of Arab ethnicity. When an Algerian diplomat is murdered by the same assailant, two Algerian detectives are sent to help the French with the investigation and they have their own ways of doing things.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, disorder, partners, law enforcement, police investigation, serial killer, crimes, goofy hero, misfit partners, partners against crime, chases and races, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: algeria, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: golf, prank, crime, police investigation, running out of air, hostages, officers and cadets, nothing goes right, cons and scams, reluctant partners, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Trixxer (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Auf dem Weg von Bitterfeld nach London verirrt sich ein sächsisches Pärchen im Wald. Ein hinterhältiges Subjekt hat den Wegweiser verdreht! So werden die beiden Zeuge, wie "der Mönch mit der Peitsche" vorsätzlich über den Haufen ...
Style: exciting, witty, humorous, not serious
Plot: murder, police detective, crime, riddles and clues, serial killer, police investigation, deadly, mysterious character, crimes, mystery, partners against crime, misfit partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, witty, funny ...
Plot: farce, kidnapping, vengeance, chase, save the world, comedy of errors, manic, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, master criminal, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: west germany, munich germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Super Dave (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Super Dave is a Canadian/American variety show starring and hosted by the fictional character Super Dave Osborne. It ran from 1987 to 1991 on Showtime in the US and the Global Television Network in Canada. Super Dave was spun off from the sketch ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, canadian humor
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, tv show, nothing goes right, chaos and mayhem, workplace situations, goofy hero, escapades, lifestyle, showbiz, performer's life, athlete's life, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Trinity: Gambling for High Stakes (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This movie is about a navy Lieutenant named Johnny Firpo who is ordered to work with the Miami Police force to help stop a gang of crooked card sharks. He needs the help of a pro gambler-now retired named Charlie Firpo. Charlie won't help ...
Style: exciting, realistic, humorous, not serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gambling, heroes, buddies, fighting crime, partners, disorder, crimes, crime, partners against crime, step siblings, family relations, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, crime, police investigation, goofy hero, anti heroes, heroes, tough law enforcer, crimes, partners against crime, master criminal, disorder, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Decker (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
Story: The free world is in danger, and only one man can help. Jack Decker has sworn to defend America from foreign terrorists regardless of which spineless president is in charge. This is Decker: The Series.
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: terrorism, special agents, heroes, goofy hero, save the day, law enforcement, disorder, danger, parody, code, cia agent, secret agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Wrong Cops (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Russia, USA, Belgium, Angola, Portugal
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A group of bad cops look to dispose of a body that one of them accidentally shot.
Style: dark humor, realistic, humorous, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, police station, law enforcement, dishonesty, fighting crime, partners, corrupt law enforcer, goofy hero, partners against crime, clumsiness, murder, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
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NTSF:SD:SUV (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
Story: NTSF:SD:SUV:: – meaning National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle:: – is a quarter-hour format American television comedy that parodies the police procedural and action film genres.
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, alternative comedy
Audience: teens
Plot: terrorism, parody, crimes, fellow agent, special agents, partners against crime, fighting crime, disorder, partners, law enforcement, danger, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%