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, exciting, realistic, semi serious, buddy comedy, melancholic, entertaining, light, funny, satirical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, fish out of water, reality tv, tv show, partners against crime, misfit partners, reluctant partners, crime, police operation, artists and showbiz, law enforcement, disorder, odd couple, organized crime, tough cop, police shootout, police investigation, gangsters, justice, mentor, redemption, tough guy, crimes, partners, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa

Most similar movies to Showtime

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, exciting and entertaining films with plots about chase, partners, dialogue, mentor, police investigation, runaway and culture clash mostly in Crime, Comedy and Action genres. Some movies like Showtime: Hollywood Homicide (2003), Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Taxi 3 (2003), Ride Along (2014), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, witty, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, murder, hip hop, partners against crime, reluctant partners, hollywood, crimes, odd couple, law enforcement, chase, foot chase, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, investigation, gunfight, car chase, undercover, maverick cop, fish out of water, smuggling, damsel in distress, foot chase, verbal byplay, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, detroit, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 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, boss and employee, incompetent police, friends, skiing, gang, crime, goofy hero, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, realistic, exciting, not serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: proposal, disorder, partners, law enforcement, loner, respect, wild ride, escapades, in-laws, wedding preparations and rituals, unlikely partners, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, witty, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, gunfight, car chase, violence, heist, arms smuggling, explosion, swimming pool, undercover, oil field, shooting range, armored car ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 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, ransom, fish out of water, chase, police investigation, kidnapping, odd couple, partners against crime, verbal byplay, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, hong kong, california, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 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: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dog, police dog, german shepherd, police investigation, odd couple, friends, partners, crime, buddies, tough law enforcer, police operation, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 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, humorous, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: tough cop, convict, police investigation, crimes, partners against crime, prison, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, police officer killed, crime, knife ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
 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: police investigation, parody, stupidity, partners against crime, reluctant partners, misfit partners, farce, odd couple, fighting crime, disorder, verbal byplay, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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
Plot: partners, heroes, investigation, danger, crimes, unlikely partners, law enforcement, chase, police, life philosophy, stereotypes, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, stylized, clever, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, car chase, theme park, gunfight, violence, investigation, dirty cop, secret service, foot chase, undercover, roller coaster, amusement park ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: rough, semi serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, motorcycle, bar fight, mexican standoff, gas station, drug dealer, tough cop, police investigation, obsessive quest, partners, crimes, verbal byplay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, odd couple, amateur detective, fish out of water, deadly, partners against crime, friendship, law enforcement, actor's life, undercover agent ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, culture clash, fish out of water, on the run, extradition, crime, gangsters, police investigation, disorder, odd couple, society, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, scotland yard, london, scotland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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: exciting, realistic, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, crimes, friends, partners against crime, crime, dishonesty, partners, disorder, buddies, chases and races, reluctant partners, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, seaport, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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, goofy hero, working undercover, law enforcement, partners, arms dealer, police investigation, special agents, crimes, car chase, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.9
 21K
Men at Work (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two garbage men find the body of a city councilman in a trash can on their route. With help from a supervisor, the duo must solve the case and find the man's killer while hiding the body from the cops.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: murder, buddies, disorder, dishonesty, partners, goofy hero, cons and scams, amateur detective, justice, brothers, guilty pleasure, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: humorous, clever, witty, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, chase, on the road, bail bondsman, fear of flying, embezzlement, accountant, bus station, police surveillance, fugitives, crime, verbal byplay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan, new york city, arizona, grand central station manhattan new york city, cross country ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: semi serious, humorous, buddy comedy, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, drug lord, police, buddies, crime, working undercover, criminal heroes, friendship, crimes, hidden identity, undercover cop, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, exciting, feel good, realistic, witty ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: parody, buddies, partners against crime, 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 ⇓
61%
 7.6
 24K
Police Story (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his name after he is framed for murder.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, car chase, murder, chases and races, drug lord, crime, law enforcement, corrupt law enforcer, goofy hero, kung fu, police protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: teens, boys' night
Plot: culture clash, cold war, police brutality, drug dealer, partners, revenge, russian mafia, police, stereotypes, drug cartel, soviet, buddy cop ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century
Place: usa, russia, ussr, chicago illinois, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, exciting, realistic, not serious, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: parody, undercover, car chase, police detective, cocaine, drug lord, surveillance footage, informant, jumping from a rooftop, crime, police investigation, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: negotiation, car chase, chase, revenge, tough law enforcer, master criminal, danger, police investigation, hostages, partners, jewel thief, police ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, police investigation, crime, partners against crime, verbal byplay, police, gunfight, adventure, buddy cop, police detective, car chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: college, undercover cop, friendship, drug dealing, arrest, undercover, youth, dimwit, parody, police investigation, high school, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: campus, usa, mexico, new orleans, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, witty, not serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, chase, police detective, undercover, rescue, speech impediment, ice sculpture, reverend, police investigation, crime, crimes, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, witty, exciting, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: corruption, heist, gangsters, crime, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, partners against crime, crimes, friends, goofy hero, chases and races, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.6
 81K
Cop Out (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
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: exciting, humorous, talky, not serious, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: robbery, police, thief, undercover cop, wedding, law enforcement, financial problem, partners against crime, buddies, police investigation, wedding preparations and rituals, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.0
 71K
Taxi (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In Marseilles (France), skilled pizza delivery boy Daniel who drives a scooter finally has his dreams come true. He gets a taxi license. Caught by the police for a huge speed infraction, he will help Emilien, a loser inspector who can't drive, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, light, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, taxi driver, taxi, french, bank robbery, police investigation, crime, friends, chases and races, heist, chase, odd couple ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, marseille, seaport, europe, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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