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Police Squad! (1982)
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Police Squad! (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: parody, humorous, realistic, witty, not serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: farce, police detective, police, satire, private detective, partners against crime, heroes, crimes, mystery, media, working undercover, law enforcement, suburbs, fighting crime, suburban life, squad, police investigation, partners, disorder, siblings relations, silly humor, tv show, race against time, goofy hero, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, not serious, realistic and parody films and TV series with plots about law enforcement, crimes, disorder, police investigation, police, silly humor and farce mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Police Squad!: Angie Tribeca (2016), Reno 911! (2003), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013), Dragnet (1987), Armed and Dangerous (1986). 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: 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
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The Naked Gun 2½: 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: parody, humorous, realistic, not serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: farce, police, president, white house, race against time, good versus evil, usa president, police investigation, renewed love, environmental health, cliche, impersonating ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., los angeles
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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
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Angie Tribeca (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Lone-wolf detective Angie Tribeca and a squad of committed LAPD detectives investigate the most serious cases, from the murder of a ventriloquist to a rash of baker suicides.
Style: parody, not serious, realistic, humorous, sitcom ...
Plot: police dog, lapd, homicide detective, workplace situations, misfit partners, crimes, police partner, coworker relationship, police investigation, police station, coroner, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Reno 911! (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: parody, not serious, humorous, sitcom, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: policewoman, improv, police station, incompetent police, escapades, police officer, disorder, silly humor, farce, workplace situations, crimes, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police station, workplace situations, verbal byplay, teamwork, investigation, crimes, coworker, boss and employee, policewoman, arrest, police detective, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, 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, 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
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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, exciting, parody, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: corruption, friendship, on the run, heist, crimes, nothing goes right, partners against crime, witnessing a crime, disorder, master criminal, partners, odd couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, norway, los angeles, california
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Sledge Hammer! (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: parody, not serious, humorous, witty, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police detective, partners against crime, police, goofy hero, fighting crime, crimes, satire, law enforcement, reluctant partners, partners, police corruption, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
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Spy Hard (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The evil Gen. Rancor has his sights set on world domination, and only one man can stop him: Dick Steele, also known as Agent WD-40. Rancor needs to obtain a computer circuit for the missile that he is planning to fire, so Steele teams up with ...
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, witty, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
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, manic, save the world, crimes, comedy of errors, psychopath, master criminal, law enforcement, goofy hero ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: munich germany, england, west germany
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Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Pink Panther diamond is stolen once again from Lugash and the authorities call in Chief Inspector Clouseau from France. His plane disappears en-route. This time, famous French TV reporter Marie Jouvet sets out to solve the mystery and starts to ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, sexy, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, robbery, police, disguise, police investigation, airplane, disorder, crimes, goofy hero, partners, undercover, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: london, paris france, middle east, scotland yard
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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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, sincere, stylized, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, lapd, workplace intrigue, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, tough law enforcer, price of justice, working undercover, police detective, partners against crime, drug dealing ...
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Place: los angeles, usa
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The Other Guys (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stupidity, misfit partners, police investigation, reluctant partners, partners against crime, farce, crimes, disorder, fighting crime, goofy hero, odd couple, verbal byplay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, las vegas, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Inspector Clouseau disappears, and the Surete wants the world's second best detective to look for him. However, Clouseau's enemy, Dreyfus, rigs the Surete's computer to select, instead, the world's WORST detective, NYPD Sgt. ...
Style: parody, not serious, realistic, humorous, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, missing person, assassination attempt, undercover, robbery, jewel thief, police detective, disorder, working undercover, heist, silly humor, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
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The Thin Blue Line (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, realistic, witty, sitcom ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police station, police, sergeant, partners against crime, goofy hero, incompetent police, working undercover, workplace, crimes, nothing goes right, police investigation, camp ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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The Job (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, realistic, witty, sitcom ...
Plot: fighting crime, partners against crime, police investigation, partners, police station, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, crimes, crime investigation, mistress, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 25-year-old Khalid Belkacem has failed at everything: college education, summer camp instructor's permit, driver's license, and even his BCG. He never expected to become the first "positive discrimination" member of the police ...
Style: humorous, not serious, parody, captivating, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
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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: parody, humorous, not serious, offbeat, alternative comedy
Audience: teens
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
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: parody, not serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: parody, humorous, clever, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, farce, partners, murder, partners against crime, law enforcement, forensics, serial killer, crimes, crime investigation, verbal byplay, silly humor ...
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Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Sweden
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A dead body is found and police detective Mårten Späck draws the conclusion that a serial suicide killer is at large. Späck with his colleagues Grünvald Karlsson and Irene Snusk suspect a gang who distributes pirated DVD's of ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: parody, humorous, exciting, feel good, witty ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
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Super Dave (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: parody, sitcom, realistic, not serious, humorous
Audience: teens
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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23%
Operation Good Guys (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, sitcom, surreal ...
Plot: law enforcement, undercover, workplace, police investigation, crimes, silly humor, accountant, working undercover, workplace situations, police station, right hand man, incompetent police ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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Police Academy: The Series (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, not serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police academy, police, chaos, disorder, power relations, farce, silly humor, prank, partners against crime, law enforcement, misfit, partners ...
Time: 90s
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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
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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 ⇓
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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 ⇓
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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, parody, not serious, witty ...
Plot: murder, restaurant, disorder, crime gone awry, crimes, farce, couple relations, comedy of errors, goofy hero, nothing goes right, law enforcement, business venture ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, pennsylvania, scotland
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