Movies like Stakeout

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Stakeout (1987)
 6.6
 24K
Stakeout (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two cops are given the 'dirty' job of staking out the home of an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend. Chris and the beautiful girlfriend accidentally meet and fall in love. Just as Chris' confesses, the convict appears, but will she betray him ?
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, buddy movie, entertaining, funny, sexy, intense, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: police, ambush, shower, stakeout, romance, crimes, police investigation, partners, love and romance, contact, silly humor, prison, killer, murder, voyeurism, police chase, police detective, buddy cop, logging, surveillance, runaway, nudity (full frontal - brief), love, prison escape, car ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington

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Most similar movies to Stakeout

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, entertaining and buddy movie films with plots about crimes, culture clash, chase, justice, mentor, law enforcement and partners mostly in Crime, Action and Comedy genres. Some movies like Stakeout: Men at Work (1990), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), Red Heat (1988), Tango & Cash (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Another Stakeout (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chris and Bill are called upon for their excellent surveillance record to stakeout a lakeside home where a Mafia trial witness is believed to be heading or already hiding. Unlike their earlier _Stakeout_, this time they are accompanied by Gina ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: odd couple, police investigation, disorder, fall in love, witnessing a crime, law enforcement, partners, boss and employee, crimes, buddies, gangsters, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 23K
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, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, disorder, goofy hero, partners, buddies, dishonesty, amateur detective, cons and scams, vietnam veteran, justice, brothers, guilty pleasure ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 167K
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under ...
Style: exciting, humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, profanity, mixed martial arts, maverick cop, lapd, sarcasm, police detective, showdown, embassy, crimes, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
⇓ 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, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, police, gunfight, heist, arms smuggling, police investigation, investigation, friends, partners against crime, partners, police officer, police detective ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.1
 67K
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, police, revenge, partners, stereotypes, gunfight, martial arts, showdown, street gang ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1988
Place: usa, ussr, chicago illinois, soviet union, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 101K
Tango & Cash (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught ...
Style: humorous, realistic, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, police detective, prison, crime, crimes, buddies, prisoner, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty, warden, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 29K
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: realistic, exciting, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: frame up, chase, media, murder, mexican standoff, partners, journalism, crimes, chases and races, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 12K
Running Scared (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer that nearly killed them in the past.
Style: humorous, witty, talky, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: undercover, undercover cop, police investigation, chase, police detective, profanity, friendship, gunfight, taxi, garbage truck, bulletproof vest, police officer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, florida, illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.9
 74K
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, revenge, profanity, police officer killed ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Loose Cannons (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mac, the two fisted savy cop finds that he's being saddled with a new partner, a known burn out, to work with him on a new and difficult case. The new partner is, Ellis, an amazing detective, one who puts Sherlock Holmes to shame with his ...
Style: humorous, captivating, absurd, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: disorder, track down, police investigation, murder, gang, crime, investigation, odd couple, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, germany, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When the body of the executive of hockey Benoit Brisset is found on the billboard of the border of Quebec and Ontario, the jurisdiction of the crime is shared between the two police forces and detectives David Bouchard from Montreal and Martin Ward ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, culture clash, master criminal, police, police investigation, partners, danger, cliche, rivalry, psychopath, serial killer, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada, montreal quebec, montreal, toronto ontario canada, quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 249K
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: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: two man army, reluctant partners, fbi, kung fu, martial arts, chase, police investigation, fish out of water, ransom, police, kidnapping, fight scenes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1997
Place: los angeles, usa, hong kong, united states, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, undercover, fish out of water, damsel in distress, maverick cop, foot chase, verbal byplay, partners against crime, drug dealing, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, witty, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, police, cocaine, buddies, drug dealing, police investigation, law enforcement, gunfight, master criminal, murder, crimes, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.5
 2K
Rent-a-Cop (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When call-girl Della gets caught in the middle of a drug bust at a hotel where she was meeting a trick, she is held hostage by a robber that busted in on the drug agents and the drug dealers. She gets rescued by vice cop Church who is accused of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, sexy, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, reluctant partners, fighting crime, track down, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, cons and scams, police officer, hotel, brutality, murder, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 68K
Turner & Hooch (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Scott Turner has 3 days left in the local police department before he moves to a bigger city to get some "real" cases, not just misdemeanors. Then Amos Reed is murdered, and Scott Turner sets himself on the case. The closest thing to a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: dog, pets, dog movie, police investigation, partners, crimes, crime, misfit partners, odd couple, murder, chase, loss of pet ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 27K
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, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: negotiation, car chase, chase, hostage, master criminal, danger, tough law enforcer, revenge, police investigation, partners, hostages, swat team ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 245K
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: humorous, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: reluctant partners, police investigation, police, chase, gunfight, crime, crimes, partners against crime, verbal byplay, adventure, mercenary, henchman ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, vietnam, beverly hills, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Disorganized Crime (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lou Diamond Phillips and Fred Gwynne team up with a gang of professional criminals who have everything it takes to rob a bank. The only things they do have going for them are a cop and his partner, who are dumber than they are! By the time the gang ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, heist, chase, crime, crimes, gang, crime gone awry, cons and scams, bank, small town life, comedy of errors, hostage ...
Time: 80s
Place: montana, usa, new jersey, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 81K
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, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: amusement park, theme park, gunfight, investigation, undercover, forgery, foot chase, merry go round, roller coaster, secret service, explosion, frame up ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 51K
Black Rain (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to escape. As they try to track him down, ...
Style: suspense, serious, exciting, realistic, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, police investigation, partners, police, fish out of water, gang war, culture clash, gunfight, crimes, crime, track down, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa, osaka japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 37K
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, buddies, crime, criminal heroes, working undercover, friendship, hidden identity, crimes, undercover cop, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: arizona, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 8K
Gang Related (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two corrupt cops have a successful, seemingly perfect money making scheme- they sell drugs that they seize from dealers, kill the dealers, and blame the crimes on street gangs. Their scheme is going along smoothly until they kill an undercover DEA ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: stripper, murder, brutality, frame up, police detective, bail bondsman, surgeon, buddy, crime, crimes, police investigation, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 2K
Hollow Point (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Livingston is trying to merge the Russians, Chinese and Italian gangsters into one group with huge amounts of money and power. FBI agent Susan and DEA agent Max are trying to stop them.
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, light, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, espionage, undercover, danger, rivalry, law enforcement, race against time, crime, chase, crimes, special agents, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Collision Course (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tony Costas, a brash, obnoxious, sexist and racist Detroit cop who has long since stopped following the rules, gets told that he will have to work with Inspector Fuji, a straightlaced policeman from Japan. Fuji is in Detroit searching for a Japanese ...
Style: humorous, rough, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, culture clash, murder, hitman, buddy cop, pepsi, drag racing, disorder, crimes, buddies, deadly, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.6
 33K
Police Story (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his name after he is framed for murder.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, kung fu, murder, chases and races, drug lord, crime, crimes, law enforcement, goofy hero, corrupt law enforcer, car chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 33K
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: dog, police dog, german shepherd, buddy cop, police investigation, justice, partners, friends, crimes, buddies, police operation, odd couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, danger, investigation, crimes, unlikely partners, law enforcement, chase, police, life philosophy, stereotypes, security guard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ 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 ⇓
39%