Movies and TV shows like Common Law

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Common Law (2012)
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Common Law (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Common Law is an American comedy-drama television series, which ran on USA Network from May 11 to August 10, 2012, and stars Michael Ealy and Warren Kole as two Los Angeles Police Department detectives who can't stand each other and are ordered to see a couples therapist to remedy the situation. The series was created by Cormac and Marianne Wibberley and was produced by CBS Television Studios and Junction Entertainment. While originally planned to premiere on January 26, 2012, the series was pushed back until summer 2012. The series premiered following Fairly Legal on Friday, May 11, 2012. The show was canceled by the USA Network after one season and 12 episodes on October 31, 2012, due to low ratings.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, misfit partners, police detective, partners, law enforcement, coworker, workplace, verbal byplay, crimes, bonding, couples therapy, therapist, buddy cop, lapd, friends, african american, ex couple relations, ex husband, buddies, therapy, ex spouse, homicide detective, gunfight, police partner
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california

Most similar movies to Common Law

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, exciting and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about crimes, partners, law enforcement, partners against crime, police detective, police and police investigation mostly in Crime, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Common Law: Psych (2006), Vexed (2010), Battle Creek (2015), Backstrom (2015), Lethal Weapon (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Psych (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Thanks to his police officer father's efforts, Shawn Spencer spent his childhood developing a keen eye for detail (and a lasting dislike of his dad). Years later, Shawn's frequent tips to the police lead to him being falsely accused of a ...
Style: exciting, not serious, witty, talky, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, buddies, crimes, private detective, best friends, intelligence, friends, who done it, investigation, friendship, talented, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
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Vexed (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Comedy drama following a mismatched pair of police officers who disagree on everything with their partner, from policing to their personal life.
Style: captivating, dark humor, humorous, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, partners against crime, police investigation, crimes, who done it, law enforcement, coworker relationship, ransom, partners, buddy cop, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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Battle Creek (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: In this mismatched buddy cop dramedy, an amazingly handsome, happy-go-lucky FBI agent is paired with a local, hard scrabble Michigan homicide detective. As they solve crimes together, their polar opposite methods only slightly outweigh their disdain ...
Style: cynical, witty, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, partners against crime, law enforcement, police investigation, fighting crime, police station, crimes, murder investigation, police partner, narcissist, female boss, fbi agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Backstrom (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Lieutenant Everett Backstrom is a man with no filter. After a five-year exile to the traffic division for offensive behavior, he has returned from disgrace to lead Portland's newly minted S.C.U. Tasked with navigating the city's ...
Style: cynical, realistic, humorous, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, crimes, police investigation, workplace situations, law enforcement, drugs/alcohol, workplace, crime, gay friend, self destruction, french accent, police procedural
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
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Lethal Weapon (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A slightly unhinged former Navy SEAL lands a job as a police officer in Los Angeles where he's partnered with a veteran detective trying to keep maintain a low stress level in his life.
Style: exciting, captivating, twists and turns, suspense, intellectual ...
Plot: police detective, buddy cop, police partner, police investigation, friendship, lapd, adventure, murder, crimes, chase, family relations, police ...
Place: los angeles
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50%
The Good Guys (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Good Guys is an American action-comedy series about an old-school cop and a modern-day detective that premiered with a preview episode on Fox on May 19, 2010, and began airing regularly on June 7. The series stars Bradley Whitford as Dan Stark, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, forensics, police investigation, crimes, partners, odd couple, drinking problem, gunfight, parody, police station, disorder, generation gap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, dallas texas
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83%
Franklin & Bash (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When they're not hanging out at their favorite hot dog stand pontificating on what they'd go through to enjoy a night with their favorite female celebrities, Jared Franklin and Peter Bash are chasing down their latest clients...sometimes ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: law firm, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, courtroom, workplace situations, courtroom drama, trial, friends, young man, power relations, ambitious, defense attorney ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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The Finder (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Walter Sherman, an Iraq War veteran, has the extraordinary ability to help people find the unfindable.
Style: witty, realistic, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, partners against crime, riddles and clues, talented, teamwork, crime, team, peril, hotshot, weirdo, escapades, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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100%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom, witty ...
Plot: partners, fighting crime, partners against crime, police investigation, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, crime, crimes, law enforcement, police station, crime investigation, mistress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Unusuals (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Unusuals is a comedy-drama television series that aired on ABC from April 8 to June 17, 2009 in the U.S. and Global in Canada. The pilot and first episode were written by Noah Hawley, a former writer and producer for Fox's Bones. An ABC ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, dark humor ...
Plot: police detective, police station, partners, policewoman, uncover truth, fighting crime, workplace, workplace situations, crimes, rookie, police, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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39%
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Due South (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Due South is a Canadian crime drama series with elements of comedy. The series was created by Paul Haggis, produced by Alliance Communications, and stars Paul Gross, David Marciano, Gordon Pinsent, Beau Starr, Camilla Scott, Ramona Milano, and ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police officer, crime, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, partners, culture clash, police detective, odd couple, fighting crime, crush, crime investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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100%
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Breaking In (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Contra Security is a high tech security firm that specializes in breaking in as a way to test security measures. The team members comprise various skills, and even more various personalities.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: outsmarting, security, hi-tech, lifestyle, manipulation, prodigy, manipulations, hacker, computer genius, workplace, partners, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Fastlane (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Fastlane is an American action/crime drama series that was broadcast on Fox from September 18, 2002 to April 25, 2003. On August 14, 2005 G4 began rebroadcasting the complete series. After finishing its initial run on the network, Fastlane stopped ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: undercover, drug dealing, partners, police investigation, hidden identity, working undercover, police detective, crime, rivalry, master criminal, crimes, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Wrong Mans (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Comedy thriller about two well-meaning idiots who become entangled in a hideous world of crime, conspiracy and corruption.
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police station, workplace situations, teamwork, verbal byplay, investigation, crimes, boss and employee, policewoman, arrest, workplace, sergeant, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Bending The Rules (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Detective Nick Blades is a New Orleans cop on trial for corruption. Assistant District Attorney Theo Gold is the man in charge of putting him behind bars. When these two unlikely partners from opposite sides of the law stumble onto a criminal plot, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, tense, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police corruption, partners, law enforcement, dishonesty, unlikely partners, attempted murder, danger, bakery, patience, district attorney, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Martial Law (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Martial Law is an American/Canadian crime drama that aired on CBS from 1998 to 2000, and was created by Carlton Cuse. The title character, Sammo Law, portrayed by Sammo Hung, was a Chinese law officer and martial arts expert who came to Los Angeles ...
Style: realistic, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police detective, partners, interracial friendship, police, crimes, tough law enforcer, police investigation, law enforcement, fish out of water, partners against crime, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Heat (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: misfit partners, policewoman, fbi, partners against crime, police investigation, friendship, special agents, sarcasm, women, police, drug lord, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: boston, usa, new york
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100%
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Keen Eddie (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Keen Eddie is an American action, comedy-drama television series that aired in 2003 on the Fox Network. The series follows a brash NYPD detective who goes to London when one of his cases goes sour and remains to work with New Scotland Yard. The ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: police detective, reluctant partners, fish out of water, partners, law enforcement, police investigation, roommate, fighting crime, crime, crimes, partners against crime, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard, britain
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30%
10-8: Officers on Duty (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 10-8: Officers on Duty is an American police drama television series. The series aired on ABC from September 28, 2003 to January 11, 2004. The title is in reference to the ten-code for "officer in service and available for calls."
Style: rough, serious, captivating, exciting, realistic
Plot: fighting crime, police detective, workplace situations, crimes, partners against crime, workplace, law enforcement, police station, deputy sheriff, chase, society, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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30%
A Touch of Cloth (2012)
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: humorous, clever, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Plot: police detective, parody, farce, partners, murder, partners against crime, forensics, law enforcement, serial killer, crimes, crime investigation, british humour ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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30%
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Mystery Girls (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Mystery Girls follows two former detective TV show starlets brought back together by a real-life mystery. Charlie Contour is a suburban housewife and mother, while Holly Hamilton longs for her glory days in the 90's when she was on television. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, light ...
Plot: reluctant partners, partners against crime, investigation, friends, crimes, amateur detective, partners, disorder, private investigator, actress, reunion, private detective
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Taxi Brooklyn (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Caitlin "Cat" Sullivan is an NYPD detective working in Brooklyn. After her driving privileges are suspended, she relies on Leo Romba, a highly skilled Brooklyn cab driver from France. Leo becomes Cat's driver and a consultant on her ...
Style: not serious, exciting, realistic, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: female detective, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, fighting crime, chase, odd couple, car chase, crimes, murder investigation, disorder, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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50%
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Feds (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Ellie DeWitt and Janis Zuckermann are admitted to the very strict FBI Training Academy. They get a hard course, in which they learn to deal with guns and to recognise crimes. They also get a physical training. It appears that Ellie is a real ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, intense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fbi, odd couple, partners, partners against crime, law enforcement, friendship, police detective, strong female character, female protagonist, academy, unlikely friendships, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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28%
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: not serious, realistic, humorous, sitcom, tense ...
Plot: parody, police dog, workplace situations, lapd, misfit partners, crimes, colleague colleague relationship, homicide detective, police partner, german shepherd, police investigation, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Bosch (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels, these are the stories of relentless LAPD homicide Detective Harry Bosch who pursues justice at all costs. But behind his tireless momentum is a man who is haunted by his past and struggles to ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, coworker, police investigation, crimes, riddles and clues, determination, danger, murder, suspicion, superior officer, evidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.0
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Old School (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Australia
TV show
Story: Ted McCabe, a retired cop, and Lennie Cahill a retired crim, get together to solve crimes, unravel scams and make some cash, while avoiding the wrath of the police and the underworld.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, witty, humorous, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcer criminal relations, partners, crimes, investigation, odd couple, elderly, misfit, fighting crime, misfit partners, disorder, ex-cop, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
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Hawaii (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hawaii is a United States television series produced and distributed by NBC Universal Television for the NBC television network. Originally titled Pearl City, this police drama was produced with the series Hawaii Five-O in mind, and debuted on ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, police, partners against crime, law enforcement, partners, crimes, crime, island, policewoman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, honolulu hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.0
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Almost Human (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Almost Human is an American science fiction/crime drama on Fox. In 2048, the uncontrollable evolution of science and technology has caused crime rates to rise an astounding 400%. To combat this, the overwhelmed police force has implemented a new ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, police detective, partners, hi-tech, a.i., fighting crime, future dystopia, tough law enforcer, police partner, haunted by the past, buddy cop, law enforcer ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%