Movies like Showtime

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Showtime (2002)
 5.5
 57K
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic, buddy comedy, funny, satirical, entertaining, light, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, reality tv, tough guy, fish out of water, drugs/alcohol, misfit partners, verbal byplay, crime, odd couple, police operation, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crimes, law enforcement, partners, disorder, police, tv show, artists and showbiz, chases and races, incompetent police, television, car chase, martial arts, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa

Most similar movies to Showtime

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, entertaining and exciting films with plots about partners, chase, culture clash, mentor, dialogue, police investigation and law enforcement mostly in Crime, Comedy and Action genres. Some movies like Showtime: Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Ride Along (2014), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), Hollywood Homicide (2003), Taxi 3 (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
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, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, investigation, gunfight, car chase, undercover, maverick cop, damsel in distress, smuggling, fish out of water, foot chase, verbal byplay, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, detroit, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
 93K
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: unlikely partners, law enforcement, police officer, police operation, partners, partners against crime, escapades, disorder, police, wild ride, in-laws, proposal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Detroit cop, Axel Foley heads for the land of sunshine and palm trees to find out who shot police Captain Andrew Bogomil. Thanks to a couple of old friends, Axel's investigation uncovers a series of robberies masterminded by a heartless weapons ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, gunfight, car chase, violence, strip club, buddy cop, armored car, oil field, shooting range, undercover, arms smuggling, explosion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Hollywood Homicide (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, 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, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, murder, hip hop, hollywood, odd couple, partners against crime, hitman, reluctant partners, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 37K
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, funny, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, taxi driver, buddies, unlikely partners, friends, crime, incompetent police, disguise, boss and employee, gang, partners against crime, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 219K
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, humorous, cynical, funny, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, police investigation, misfit partners, partners against crime, verbal byplay, farce, goofy hero, reluctant partners, drugs/alcohol, police, stupidity, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, campus, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.0
 218K
Rush Hour (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns cocky LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Not content to watch the action from the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, buddy comedy, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: reluctant partners, martial arts, two man army, chase, odd couple, police investigation, partners against crime, fish out of water, verbal byplay, kidnapping, ransom, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, hong kong, california, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, gunfight, violence, investigation, police investigation, secret service, dirty cop, undercover, amusement park, roller coaster, foot chase, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: security guard, police academy, odd couple, partners against crime, patrol, security camera, colleague, conflict, unlikely partners, crime, crimes, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, motorcycle, tough cop, gas station, drug dealer, police investigation, bar fight, mexican standoff, verbal byplay, master criminal, convict, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.0
 29K
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, humorous, funny, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dog, police dog, german shepherd, police investigation, odd couple, buddies, crime, police operation, partners, friends, tough law enforcer, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.9
 62K
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: exciting, semi serious, humorous, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: tough cop, knife, convict, prison, police investigation, verbal byplay, fugitives, odd couple, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, race against time ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.6
 24K
The Man (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA
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, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, chases and races, arms dealer, goofy hero, police investigation, working undercover, law enforcement, partners, crimes, special agents, car chase, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.0
 315K
22 Jump Street (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the ...
Style: humorous, buddy comedy, witty, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: college, undercover cop, friendship, undercover, parody, drug dealing, high school, youth, arrest, dimwit, verbal byplay, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus, mexico, new orleans, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.7
 795
Payoff (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two very different cops are forced to work together...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hip hop, reluctant partners, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, crime, buddies, gangsters, misfit partners, partners against crime, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, seaport, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 131K
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, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, jumping from a rooftop, informant, surveillance footage, car chase, police investigation, crime, undercover, cocaine, drug lord, police detective, verbal byplay ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.5
 38K
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, semi serious, remake of french film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, taxi driver, police investigation, chase, buddies, urban, bank robber, odd couple, crime, partners against crime, bank, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.1
 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: suspense, semi serious, humorous, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, culture clash, fish out of water, police investigation, crime, on the run, gangsters, extradition, fugitives, master criminal, odd couple, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, scotland yard, london, scotland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, realistic, witty, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, buddies, partners against crime, police, cocaine, police investigation, master criminal, murder, crimes, law enforcement, drug dealing, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.3
 16K
The Hard Way (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Seeking to raise his credibility as an actor and to land a role as a tough cop on a new show, Hollywood action star Nick Lang works a deal with New York City Police Capt. Brix, who by chance is one of his fans. Nick will be paired with detective Lt. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, elevator, police investigation, odd couple, hollywood, crime, partners against crime, dual identity, identity, undercover agent, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.6
 64K
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: clever, humorous, witty, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, chase, on the road, police surveillance, bus station, fugitives, bail bondsman, embezzlement, fear of flying, crime, accountant, verbal byplay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, arizona, cross country ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.6
 217K
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on ...
Style: suspense, exciting, humorous, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, chase, partners against crime, police investigation, verbal byplay, police, crime, gunfight, adventure, car chase, family, weapons ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 184K
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
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: humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, secret service, gang, odd couple, police investigation, vacation, bribery, female killer, smuggling, verbal byplay, culture clash, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: china, las vegas, asia, usa, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 33K
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, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, on the road, drug lord, police, on the run, friendship, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, verbal byplay, buddies, bullet wound, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, realistic, witty, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: corruption, heist, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, crime, goofy hero, ex-cop, private detective, airport, odd couple, gangsters, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, norway, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 58K
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, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cold war, culture clash, police brutality, drug dealer, partners, stereotypes, russian mafia, revenge, police, life philosophy, buddy cop, drug cartel ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century
Place: usa, russia, ussr, chicago illinois, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.9
 29K
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, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, chase, speech impediment, ice sculpture, reverend, police investigation, undercover, rescue, crime, police detective, fish out of water, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.5
 24K
Metro (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, negotiation, chase, car chase, police, jewel thief, police investigation, hostages, bank, crime, master criminal, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 26K
Money Talks (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Money Talks is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Brett Ratner. Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, media, frame up, prison, mexican standoff, journalism, on the run, interview, arrest, chases and races, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.9
 23K
The Rookie (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Veteran cop Nick Pulovski is used to playing musical partners; many of the partners he's had in the past have died on the job, and often as a result of Nick's risky tactics. But the rookie who's been assigned to help Nick bust a ...
Style: rough, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, car chase, kidnapping, murder, vengeance, rescue, police investigation, ransom, buddies, crime, master criminal, odd couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%