Movies and TV shows like Barney Miller

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Barney Miller
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Barney Miller is an American situation comedy television series set in a New York City police station in Greenwich Village. The series originally was broadcast from January 23, 1975 to May 20, 1982 on ABC. It was created by Danny Arnold and Theodore J. Flicker. Noam Pitlik directed the majority of the episodes.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, intellectual
Plot: police station, sitcom, workplace situations, police detective, urban, law enforcement, workplace, partners against crime, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, partners, polish, social worker, fish, superior, squad, gambling, golden years, crime, police protagonist, jail cell, suspect, police, workplace humor
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Police Squad!
Comedy, Crime
USA
24 min.
 8.5
Homicide: Life on the Street
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
60 min.
 8.6
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Most similar movies to Barney Miller

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, witty and semi serious films and TV series with plots about partners, crimes, law enforcement, police, crime, police investigation and partners against crime mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Barney Miller: Hill Street Blues (1981), The Job (2001), The Choirboys (1977), Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970), CHiPs (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hill Street Blues
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama that was first aired on NBC in 1981 and ran for 146 episodes on primetime into 1987. Chronicling the lives of the staff of a single police precinct in an unnamed American city, the show received ...
Style: serious, gloomy, rough, realistic, clever ...
Plot: realism, crime, fighting crime, police station, urban ghetto, police investigation, police, crimes, urban, law enforcement, partners against crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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System:   95%
    User:   84%
 
 8.3
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The Job
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: partners against crime, sitcom, tough law enforcer, crime, police station, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners, crime investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   94%
    User:   100%
 
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The Choirboys
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A group of Los Angeles cops decide to take off some of the pressures of their jobs by engaging in various forms of after-hours debauchery.
Style: bleak, semi serious, dark humor, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, drugs/alcohol, law enforcement, police station, buddies, crime, fighting crime, urban, prank, moral dilemma, dominatrix, police ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   80%
 
Cotton Comes to Harlem
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The Charismatic black nationalist leader Rev Deke O'Malley is trying to sell the people of Harlem a dream. Invest $100 in his company and live in Africa. But cops Gravedigger and Coffin know all about Deke and his fraudulent schemes that take ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, witty
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crime, investigation, cons and scams, urban, police investigation, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harlem, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   66%
 
 6.4
 6K
CHiPs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: CHiPs is an American television drama series produced by MGM Studios that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977, to July 17, 1983. CHiPs followed the lives of two motorcycle police officers of the California Highway Patrol. The series ran ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, tough heroes, chases and races, workplace, police, crimes, heroes, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   54%
 
 5.5
 1K
Fuzz
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Police in Boston search for a mad bomber trying to extort money from the city.
Style: humorous, semi serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, police corruption, working undercover, crime, urban, police investigation, crimes, blackmail, deadly, law enforcement, partners, undercover ...
Time: 70s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   74%
 
 8.5
 13K
Police Squad!
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Police Squad! is a television comedy series first broadcast in 1982, created by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker, and starring Leslie Nielsen. A spoof of police procedurals, the series featured Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker's usual ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, farce, suburbs, police investigation, goofy hero, crime, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, mystery, private detective, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   51%
 
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Sledge Hammer!
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sledge Hammer! is an American satirical police sitcom produced by New World Television that ran for two seasons on ABC from 1986 to 1988. The series was created by Alan Spencer and stars David Rasche as Inspector Sledge Hammer, a preposterous ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police station, buddies, police detective, goofy hero, crime, police, master criminal, parody, odd couple, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   64%
 
Mother, Jugs & Speed
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mother (Bill Cosby), Jugs (Raquel Welch) & Speed (Harvey Keitel) work for a ambulance company competing for a L.A. city contract.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, buddies, murder, workplace, underdog, hospital, contests and competitions, workplace situations, violence, farce, fighting the system, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   57%
 
Freebie and the Bean
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two San Francisco detectives want to bring down a local hijacking boss. But they'll have to get to him before a hitman does.
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, partners against crime, chases and races, crime, crimes, urban, law enforcement, police investigation, partners, police, car chase, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   53%
 
 7.5
 10K
NYPD Blue
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: NYPD Blue is an American television police drama set in New York City, exploring the internal and external struggles of the fictional 15th precinct of Manhattan. Each episode typically intertwined several plots involving an ensemble cast. The show ...
Style: serious, gloomy, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: partners against crime, crime, realism, police station, drugs/alcohol, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, murder, police investigation, police, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   48%
 
 7.7
 9K
Taxi
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Louie De Palma is a cantankerous, acerbic taxi dispatcher in New York City. He tries to maintain order over a collection of varied and strange characters who drive for him. As he bullies and insults them from the safety of his “cage,” they form ...
Style: talky, humorous, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, taxi driver, workplace situations, city life, urban, workplace, immigrants, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, friendship, couples, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   49%
 
Homicide: Life on the Street
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Homicide: Life on the Street is an American police procedural television series chronicling the work of a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit. It ran for seven seasons on NBC from 1993 to 1999, and was succeeded ...
Style: gloomy, serious, talky, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, partners against crime, realism, crime, police detective, tough law enforcer, police station, fighting crime, police investigation, police protagonist, police, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   60%
 
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Archie Bunker's Place
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Archie Bunker's Place is an American sitcom originally broadcast on the CBS network, conceived in 1979 as a spin-off and continuation of All in the Family. While not as popular as its predecessor, the show maintained a large enough audience to ...
Style: clever, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, bar, friendship, family life, working class, workplace situations, society, workplace, family relations, friends, misfit partners, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   51%
 
 7.4
 7K
Battle Creek
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, witty, realistic, cynical
Plot: partners against crime, crime, fighting crime, urban, crimes, law enforcement, partners, fbi agent, police detective, police investigation, buddy cop, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   41%
 
 6.6
 636
The Super Cops
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The true story of two New York City cops. Greenberg & Hantz fought the system, became detectives and were known on the streets as "Batman & Robin".
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, fighting crime, urban, crimes, law enforcement, partners, police officer, academy, wrecking ball, police commissioner, police academy, junkie ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   52%
 
 6.0
 17K
Harlem Nights
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: "Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, corruption, organized crime, gangster, buddies, rivalry, friends, violence, mob, gang, foul language ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 80s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
Starsky and Hutch
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Starsky & Hutch is a 1970s American cop thriller television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, produced by Spelling-Goldberg Productions, and broadcast ...
Style: semi serious, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: crime, police investigation, buddies, urban, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, cult, unlikely partners, working undercover, police, friends, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
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 6.8
 2K
Baretta
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Baretta is an American detective television series which ran on ABC from 1975 to 1978. The show was a milder version of a successful 1973–74 ABC series, Toma, starring Tony Musante as chameleon-like, real-life New Jersey police officer David Toma. ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: partners against crime, crime, police detective, reluctant partners, police station, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, fighting crime, police investigation, working undercover, undercover, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   44%
 
 7.7
 28K
Law & Order
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered ...
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: tough law enforcer, crime, lawyer, fighting crime, courtroom, legal action, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crime investigation, law and order, police ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   48%
 
 6.9
 3K
Alice
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Alice is an American sitcom television series that ran from August 31, 1976 to March 19, 1985 on CBS. The series is based on the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The show stars Linda Lavin in the title role, a widow who moves with her ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic
Plot: sitcom, single parent, workplace situations, workplace, family relations, friends, best friends, single mother, starting over, friendship, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   36%
 
 7.5
 9K
Life on Mars
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Life on Mars is a science fiction crime drama television series which originally aired on ABC from October 9, 2008 to April 1, 2009. It is an adaptation of the BAFTA-winning original UK series of the same name produced by the BBC. The series was ...
Style: clever, serious, surreal, offbeat, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, crime, fighting crime, rock, police station, mystery, uncover truth, urban, crimes, law enforcement, misfit, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
 7.6
 15K
Moonlighting
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Moonlighting is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 3, 1985, to May 14, 1989. The network aired a total of 66 episodes. Starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as private detectives, the show was a mixture of drama, comedy, ...
Style: talky, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, jazz, verbal byplay, screwball, model, opposites attract, unlikely couple, mystery, unlikely partners, romance, workplace romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   37%
 
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The Odd Couple
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Odd Couple is a television situation comedy broadcast from September 24, 1970 to March 7, 1975 on ABC. It stars Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison, and was the first of several developed by Garry Marshall for Paramount ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, feel good
Plot: odd couple, sitcom, screwball, buddies, urban, unlikely partners, cult, friendship, partners, friends who hate each other, friends, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
Hawaii Five-O
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. Jack Lord portrayed Detective Lieutenant ...
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, police, tough law enforcer, chases and races, workplace, partners, car chase ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
 8.1
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Due South
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 46 min.
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, semi serious, suspenseful, witty, realistic
Plot: odd couple, partners against crime, crime, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, partners, culture clash, canadian stereotype, crime investigation, police detective, mountie ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
Cops and Robbers
Genre: Crime, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two disillusioned New York policemen plan a $10 million robbery to fuel their low pensions, only to run into one debacle after another in the process.
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, witty
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, heist, crime, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, mafia, chase, disorder, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
 7.8
 40K
Cheers
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Cheers is an American sitcom television series that ran for 11 seasons from 1982 to 1993. It was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for NBC and created by the team of James Burrows, Glen ...
Style: talky, not serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, bar, buddies, couple relations, workplace romance, womanizer, love and romance, couples, workplace, friends, psychiatrist, opposites attract ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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System:   38%
    User:   40%
 

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Cop and a Half
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a pint-sized 8-year-old kid witnesses a murder he offers to help the police, if they make him a cop, too. Saddled with this streetwise sidekick, a hardboiled cop is forced to take his new partner seriously as they race the clock to bring the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: police investigation, police, family, murder, friendship, gangsters, children, odd couple, school, partners against crime, reluctant partners, kids and family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
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System:   38%
    User:   42%
 
The Thin Blue Line
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Thin Blue Line is a British sitcom starring Rowan Atkinson set in a police station that ran for two series on the BBC from 1995 to 1996. It was written by Ben Elton.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, toilet humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police station, goofy hero, crime, hidden identity, partners against crime, officers and cadets, tough law enforcer, workplace romance, british humour, camp, farce, sitcom ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, britain
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System:   38%
    User:   31%
 
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