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 officer, police protagonist, jail cell, suspect, police ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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The Job
Comedy, Crime
USA
30 min.
 8.3
Police Squad!
Comedy, Crime
USA
24 min.
 8.5
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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 crimes, partners, crime, police investigation, law enforcement, police and urban mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Barney Miller: Hill Street Blues (1981), The Choirboys (1977), The Job (2001), Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976), Battle Creek (2015). 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, realistic, rough, 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:   100%
 
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: dark humor, semi serious, bleak, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, law enforcement, drugs/alcohol, police station, buddies, fighting crime, crime, urban, prank, moral dilemma, dominatrix, police ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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    User:   100%
 
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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, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, partners against crime, crime, tough law enforcer, police station, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   98%
 
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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, dark humor ...
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:   68%
    User:   62%
 
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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, realistic, witty, 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:   59%
    User:   54%
 
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, witty
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime, tough law enforcer, investigation, cons and scams, urban, police investigation, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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System:   56%
    User:   52%
 
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: not serious, clever, realistic, humorous, 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:   55%
    User:   59%
 
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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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, partners against crime, chases and races, crime, urban, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, partners, police, car chase, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   51%
 
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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: not serious, talky, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, taxi driver, workplace situations, urban, city life, 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:   54%
    User:   46%
 
 8.1
 5K
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: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, witty, realistic
Plot: odd couple, crime, partners against crime, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, partners, culture clash, crime investigation, canadian stereotype, police detective, mountie ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   48%
 
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty
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:   51%
    User:   58%
 
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.
Style: talky, clever, witty, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: murder, adultery, crime, infidelity, guilt, existentialism, moral dilemma, mistress, justice, professor, relationships, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   59%
 
 7.8
 41K
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: feel good, talky, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
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:   50%
    User:   58%
 
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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, realistic, witty
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, farce, suburbs, police investigation, goofy hero, crime, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, private detective, mystery, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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System:   49%
    User:   42%
 
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Fuzz
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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, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, police corruption, urban, crime, working undercover, police investigation, crimes, blackmail, deadly, law enforcement, partners, undercover ...
Time: 70s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   47%
 
 6.6
 645
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: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, urban, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, partners, police officer, academy, police shootout, poverty, hitman, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   41%
 
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, partners against 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
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System:   45%
    User:   43%
 
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Crazy People
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bitter ad executive who has reached his breaking point, finds himself in a mental institution where his career actually begins to thrive with the help of the hospital's patients.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, love affair, workplace romance, insanity, mentor, mental institution, mental illness, workplace situations, fighting the system, happy ending, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   50%
 
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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: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, witty
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:   44%
    User:   46%
 
Stranger Than Paradise
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rootless Hungarian émigré Willie, his pal Eddie, and visiting sixteen-year-old cousin Eva always manage to make the least of any situation, whether aimlessly traversing the drab interiors and environs of New York City, Cleveland, or an anonymous ...
Style: bleak, road movie, semi serious, melancholic, meditative ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, friendship, on the road, jazz, loneliness, deadpan, self discovery, existentialism, dialogue, character study, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, new york, ohio, usa, new jersey ...
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System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, 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:   40%
    User:   33%
 
 8.4
 23K
Rescue Me
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rescue Me revolves around the lives of the men in a New York City firehouse, the crew of 62 Truck. Examining the fraternal nature and relationships of firefighters, the series tackles the daily drama of the life-and-death situations associated with ...
Style: dark humor, gloomy, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: rescue, urban, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, anti heroes, mentally unstable, danger, dealing with death, alcohol abuse, workplace situations, heroes, firemen ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   38%
 
 6.0
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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:   39%
    User:   40%
 
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 7.3
 2K
29th Street
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the life of Frank Pesce (Danny Aiello), an actor who won $6 million in the first New York State Lottery in 1976, this comedy focuses on the tight-knit Italian-American neighborhood in Brooklyn where Pesce grew up. It's also the story ...
Style: semi serious, offbeat, realistic, humorous
Plot: self discovery, parents and children, ambition, crimes, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, society, gambling, family relations, gang, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   34%
 
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, witty, toilet humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police station, goofy hero, hidden identity, crime, partners against crime, officers and cadets, tough law enforcer, workplace romance, police, sitcom, farce, camp ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   44%
 
Fish in a Barrel
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 6 gun wielding people are trapped in a NY loft with $4 million in stolen diamonds.
Style: humorous, twists and turns, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, crime, heist, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, contests and competitions, alcohol abuse, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
 7.3
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Wings
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Brothers Brian and Joe Hackett attempt to run an airline on the New England island of Nantucket while surrounded by their various wacky friends and employees.
Style: clever, not serious, talky, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: sitcom, airport, siblings relations, workplace situations, workplace, friendship, friends, family relations, sibling relationship, pilot, control room, mechanic ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
Dinner at Eight
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A wry, insightful comedy of manners in which somewhat dizzy society matron Millicent Jordan arranges a dinner party to honor some visiting aristocrat while remaining oblivious to her husband's health and financial problems as well as her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, talky, clever ...
Plot: nothing goes right, dishonesty, romance, couples, intrigue, couple relations, love and romance, rivalry, disorder, bad attitude, doctor, alcoholic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   37%
 

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 7.1
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The District
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The District is a television police drama which aired on CBS from October 7, 2000 to May 1, 2004. The show followed the work and personal life of the chief of Washington, D.C.'s Police Department.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: crime, fighting crime, office, police investigation, urban, crimes, leadership, boss and employee, police, price of justice, workplace situations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
 6.5
 550
Whoopi
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Whoopi was an American situation comedy, starring Whoopi Goldberg. The series revolved around the events and people at her hotel, the Lamont Hotel, in New York City. The show aired on Tuesdays from September 9, 2003, on NBC to April 20, 2004.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, hotel, boss and employee, verbal byplay, workplace situations, society, workplace, social misfits, starting over, interracial relations, siblings relations, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   37%
 
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