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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, satire, private detective, partners against crime, crimes, heroes, partners, crime, mystery, working undercover, danger, farce, squad, fighting crime, chases and races, media, law enforcement, tv show, suburban life, police investigation, disorder, siblings relations, race against time, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century

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 investigation, parody, police detective and police mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Police Squad!: Reno 911! (2003), Sledge Hammer! (1986), The Thin Blue Line (1995), The Job (2001), Dragnet (1987). 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, stupidity, investigation, gunfight, mind control, assassination attempt, police investigation, aquarium ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, beirut lebanon, england
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100%
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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: not serious, humorous, sitcom, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, police station, incompetent police, escapades, workplace, law enforcement, workplace situations, policewoman, crimes, police brutality, police officer, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ 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: humorous, realistic, not serious, suspense, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: parody, terrorism, undercover, race against time, danger, master criminal, save the day, law enforcement, crimes, crime, disorder, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, realistic, not serious, based on cult tv series, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: president, white house, race against time, parody, police investigation, heroes, environmental health, ex couple relations, impersonating, powerful corporation, renewed love, mogul ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, crimes, fighting crime, goofy hero, parody, satire, reluctant partners, disorder, partners, law enforcement, partners against crime ...
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, sitcom ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police station, police, sergeant, partners against crime, goofy hero, nothing goes right, incompetent police, working undercover, crime, crimes, workplace, british humour ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: semi serious, humorous, witty, sitcom, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, partners, partners against crime, fighting crime, crimes, crime, police station, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, law enforcement, crime investigation, mistress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: partners, danger, goofy hero, crimes, investigation, parody, working undercover, chase, disguise, rescue, undercover, police detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 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, fighting crime, special agents, law enforcement, partners against crime, danger, disorder, fellow agent, partners, murder, terrorist plot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 135K
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 detective, undercover, informant, crimes, police investigation, fighting crime, power relations, working undercover, drug dealing, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, surreal ...
Plot: accountant, workplace, police station, right hand man, law enforcement, disorder, crimes, silly humor, undercover, police investigation, incompetent police, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, not serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: disorder, goofy hero, partners against crime, anti heroes, workplace situations, officers and cadets, power relations, silly humor, chaos, partners, law enforcement, academy ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.2
 10K
Get Smart (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Get Smart is an American comedy television series that satirizes the secret agent genre. Created by Mel Brooks with Buck Henry, the show stars Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, and Edward Platt. Henry said they created the show by request of Daniel ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, espionage, secret service, cold war, top secret, spy, gadget, parody, secret agent, save the world, undercover, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Scotland, Pa. (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Joe McBeth is a hard-working but unambitious doofus who toils at a hamburger stand alongside his wife Pat, who has much smarter. Pat believes she could do better with the place than their boss Norm is doing, so she plans to usurp Norm, convincing ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, talky ...
Plot: restaurant, murder, disorder, parody, crime gone awry, crime, business venture, crimes, goofy hero, law enforcement, comedy of errors, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia, pennsylvania, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: realistic, not serious, sitcom, humorous, canadian humor
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, parody, tv show, goofy hero, performer's life, adventurer, extreme sport, farce, danger, media, disorder, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: humorous, clever, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: police detective, parody, partners, murder, partners against crime, law enforcement, forensics, serial killer, farce, crimes, british humour, devious ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, clever, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, uncover truth, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, crimes, danger, amateur detective, mystery, law enforcement, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, escapades, secret agents, misfit partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
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 3K
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: realistic, serious, stylized, sincere, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lapd, police, police investigation, crime, crimes, law enforcement, workplace intrigue, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, police detective, price of justice, arms dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, realistic, feel good, exciting, witty ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: parody, partners against crime, buddies, police, police investigation, cocaine, master criminal, murder, law enforcement, crimes, drug dealing, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: witty, exciting, not serious, humorous
Plot: police detective, murder, mystery, police investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, partners, danger, riddles and clues, mysterious character, crimes, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 2K
Martial Law (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Martial Law is an American/Canadian crime drama that aired on CBS from 1998 to 2000, and was created by Carlton Cuse. The title character, Sammo Law, portrayed by Sammo Hung, was a Chinese law officer and martial arts expert who came to Los Angeles ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police detective, partners, police, fish out of water, tough law enforcer, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, society, partners against crime, culture clash ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.9
 6K
Common Law (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Common Law is an American comedy-drama television series, which ran on USA Network from May 11 to August 10, 2012, and stars Michael Ealy and Warren Kole as two Los Angeles Police Department detectives who can't stand each other and are ordered ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, talky
Audience: boys' night
Plot: misfit partners, police detective, partners against crime, partners, workplace, coworker, law enforcement, couples therapy, bonding, crimes, verbal byplay, therapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 2K
Eagleheart (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Eagleheart is an action-comedy television series that premiered on February 3, 2011, on Adult Swim. Eagleheart is produced by Conan O'Brien's production company, Conaco, and stars Chris Elliott as Chris Monsanto. Eagleheart has been ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cowboy, law enforcement, parody, partners against crime, fighting crime, disorder, crimes, policewoman, rivalry, silly humor, partners, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 8K
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, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, murder investigation, police partner, narcissist, female boss, police station, fbi agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, humorous, not serious, funny, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, police, police investigation, law enforcement, incompetent police, crimes, fighting crime, save the day, disorder, buddies, terrorist, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.0
 1K
Decker (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, 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: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: terrorism, silly humor, save the day, goofy hero, special agents, disorder, heroes, danger, law enforcement, parody, code, war on terror ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, nothing goes right, witnessing a crime, crimes, partners against crime, comedy of errors, disorder, goofy hero, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, norway, 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: boys' night, teens
Plot: gang, prank, mayor, crime, police investigation, silly humor, dishonesty, master criminal, partners, urban, law enforcement, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A single-camera ensemble comedy following the lives of an eclectic group of detectives in a New York precinct, including one slacker who is forced to shape up when he gets a new boss.
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police station, workplace situations, verbal byplay, teamwork, boss and employee, crimes, investigation, policewoman, arrest, workplace, sergeant, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%