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Showtime (2002)
 5.5
 61K
Showtime (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based T.V. cop show.
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, entertaining, light, cult film, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chase, reality tv, fish out of water, tv show, misfit partners, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crimes, crime, police operation, artists and showbiz, law enforcement, disorder, odd couple, gangsters, reality, organized crime, tough cop, police shootout, police investigation, justice, mentor, redemption, heist, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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Most similar movies to Showtime

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, entertaining and exciting films with plots about chase, crimes, car chase, culture clash, mentor, dialogue and partners mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Showtime: Ride Along 2 (2016), Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Midnight Run (1988), Ride Along (2014), Starsky & Hutch (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 54K
Ride Along 2 (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who's supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.
Style: buddy comedy, buddy movie, humorous, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bodyguard, partners against crime, law enforcement, police officer, undercover cop, partners, unlikely partners, escapades, disorder, silly humor, police investigation, police ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, miami, atlanta georgia, hawaii, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tough-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads to the rarified world of Beverly Hills in his beat-up Chevy Nova to investigate a friend's murder. But soon, he realizes he's stumbled onto something much more complicated. Bungling rookie ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, witty, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, gunfight, investigation, maverick cop, undercover, fish out of water, smuggling, damsel in distress, foot chase, verbal byplay, partners against crime, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 77K
Midnight Run (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An accountant embezzles $15 million of mob money, jumps bail and is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia.
Style: road movie, humorous, witty, talky, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, on the road, bounty hunter, police surveillance, crime, crimes, odd couple, race against time, chases and races, partners, limousine, road trip ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, los angeles, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 105K
Ride Along (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben has been trying to show decorated APD detective James that he's more than just a video-game junkie who's unworthy of James' sister, Angela. When Ben finally gets accepted into the ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: escapades, two man army, partners, law enforcement, police officer, police, disorder, gunfight, car chase, violence, wedding preparations and rituals, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 140K
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: parody, humorous, not serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, undercover, cocaine, police investigation, drug lord, police detective, buddy cop, police officer, crimes, informant, chases and races, misfit partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 41K
Taxi 3 (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A gang of thieves calling themselves the Santa Claus Gang are wreaking havoc, and the police can't keep up. Police Captain Gilbert is distracted by a Chinese reporter writing a story on his squad, and taxi driver Daniel is in the midst of a ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: car chase, skiing, boss and employee, taxi driver, police investigation, buddies, unlikely partners, incompetent police, friends, crime, crimes, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hollywood Homicide (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Joe Gavilan (Harrison Ford) and his new partner K. C. Calden (Josh Hartnett), are detectives on the beat in Tinseltown. Neither one of them really wants to be a cop, Gavilan moonlights as a real estate broker, and Calden is an aspiring actor ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, hollywood, murder, chase, hip hop, crimes, reluctant partners, partners against crime, law enforcement, odd couple, gunfight, foot chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
National Security (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two mismatched security guards are thrown together to bust a smuggling operation.
Style: humorous, feel good, buddy comedy, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: partners, heroes, investigation, danger, crimes, law enforcement, unlikely partners, chase, police, life philosophy, stereotypes, security guard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 247K
The Other Guys (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: NYPD detectives Christopher Danson (Johnson) and P.K. Highsmith (Jackson) are the baddest and most beloved cops in New York City. They don't get tattoos, other men get tattoos of them. Two desks over and one back, sit detectives Allen Gamble ...
Style: buddy comedy, funny, parody, humorous, cynical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stupidity, misfit partners, police investigation, reluctant partners, partners against crime, farce, crimes, odd couple, goofy hero, fighting crime, disorder, verbal byplay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, las vegas, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 86K
Cop Out (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Detectives Jimmy and Paul, despite nine years as partners, can still sometimes seem like polar opposites – especially when Paul's unpredictable antics get them suspended without pay. Already strapped for cash and trying to pay for his ...
Style: buddy comedy, exciting, humorous, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: rescue, robbery, police, money laundering, police officer, thief, wedding, undercover cop, disorder, theft, friends, financial problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Back in sunny southern California and on the trail of two murderers, Axel Foley again teams up with LA cop Billy Rosewood. Soon, they discover that an amusement park is being used as a front for a massive counterfeiting ring – and it's run by ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, realistic, clever, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: theme park, gunfight, violence, investigation, secret service, explosion, frame up, rescue, merry go round, dirty cop, buddy cop, foot chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A tough cop's (Sylvester Stallone) seemingly frail mother (Estelle Getty) comes to stay with him and progressively interferes in his life. She buys him an illegal MAC-10 machine pistol and starts poking around in his police cases. Eventually, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, funny, light, idiotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: chase, police investigation, parents and children, fighting crime, unlikely partners, criminal, crimes, family relations, police, parent grown child relationship, murder, gunfight ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 72K
48 Hrs. (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.
Style: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: tough cop, convict, crimes, police investigation, partners against crime, prison, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, violence, revenge, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 32K
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, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: police dog, dog, german shepherd, buddy cop, police investigation, friends, partners, crimes, buddies, justice, police operation, odd couple ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For the past four years, San Francisco cop Jack Cates has been after an unidentified drug kingpin who calls himself the "Ice Man". Jack finds a picture that proves that the Ice Man has put a price on the head of Reggie Hammond, who is ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prison, gunfight, violence, motorcycle, mexican standoff, bar fight, tough cop, drug dealer, gas station, buddy cop, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, parody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: corruption, friendship, heist, on the run, crime, crimes, partners against crime, nothing goes right, witnessing a crime, master criminal, disorder, comedy of errors ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway, europe, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 36K
Bulletproof (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An undercover police officer named Rock Keats befriends a drug dealer and car thief named Archie Moses in a bid to catch the villainous drug lord Frank Coltan. But the only problem is that Keats is a cop, his real name is Jack Carter, and he is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, buddy comedy, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, police, drug lord, working undercover, buddies, crime, criminal heroes, friendship, hidden identity, crimes, undercover cop, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: arizona, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 5K
Brannigan (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jim Brannigan is sent to London to bring back an American mobster who is being held for extradition but when he arrives he has been kidnapped which was set up by his lawyer. Brannigan in his American Irish way brings American law to the people of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, culture clash, fish out of water, extradition, on the run, police officer, crimes, crime, police investigation, reluctant partners, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, chicago illinois, scotland yard, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 4.7
 862
Payoff (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two very different cops are forced to work together...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, buddy cop, buddies, police investigation, partners against crime, police corruption, gangsters, danger, reluctant partners, crimes, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 203K
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's vacation time for Carter as he finds himself alongside Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at ...
Style: buddy movie, humorous, exciting, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, secret service, police investigation, odd couple, gang, forgery, vacation, bribery, good versus evil, culture clash, fish out of water, power struggle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, china, los angeles, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 517K
21 Jump Street (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, parody, funny, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: high school, working undercover, partners against crime, party, high school life, undercover cop, sarcasm, undercover, rookie, geek, police investigation, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2012, 2010s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Green Hornet (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Britt Reid (Seth Rogen), the heir to the largest newspaper fortune in Los Angeles, is a spoiled playboy who has been, thus far, happy to lead an aimless life. After his father (Tom Wilkinson) dies, Britt meets Kato (Jay Chou), a resourceful company ...
Style: buddy comedy, stylized, humorous, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, martial arts, secret identity, gangsters, violence, crimes, partners against crime, fighting crime, revenge, vigilantism, irresponsible, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 156K
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, not serious, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: african american, martial arts, ambassador, police investigation, partners, buddies, crimes, partners against crime, friends, disorder, chases and races, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, los angeles, europe, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 66K
Red Heat (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.
Style: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: culture clash, cold war, police brutality, drug dealer, revenge, partners, police, stereotypes, gunfight, martial arts, street gang, manhunt ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1988
Place: usa, ussr, chicago illinois, russia, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 235K
Bad Boys II (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: drug lord, buddy cop, friendship between men, fbi, gunfight, violence, undercover, drug dealing, partners, african american, buddies, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, cuba, usa, amsterdam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 25K
The Man (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Special Agent Derrick Vann is a man out to get the man who killed his partner but a case of mistaken identity leads him to Andy Fidler, a salesman with too many questions and a knack of getting in Vanns way
Style: witty, funny, entertaining, intense, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, chases and races, goofy hero, working undercover, partners, law enforcement, arms dealer, police investigation, special agents, crimes, car chase, salesman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 77K
Blue Streak (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Miles Logan is a jewel thief who just hit the big time by stealing a huge diamond. However, after two years in jail, he comes to find out that he hid the diamond in a police building that was being built at the time of the robbery. In an attempt to ...
Style: exciting, humorous, funny, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: heist, police station, robbery, crimes, partners, thief, police officer, escape attempt, murder, disorder, cons and scams, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, mexico, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 32K
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, funny, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, crimes, goofy hero, danger, investigation, working undercover, chase, disguise, police detective, undercover, rescue, foot chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 244K
Bad Boys (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, buddy movie, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: drug lord, two man army, black cop, partners against crime, working undercover, police corruption, internal affairs, police investigation, foot chase, buddies, crimes, verbal byplay ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1995
Place: miami, usa, florida, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.5
 41K
Taxi (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mouthy and feisty taxicab driver has hot tips for a green and inept cop set on solving a string of New York City bank robberies committed by a quartet of female Brazilian bank robbers.
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car chase, taxi driver, bank robbery, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, working undercover, heist, buddies, partners, goofy hero, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%