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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013)
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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alan Partridge has had many ups and downs in life. National television broadcaster. Responsible for killing a guest on live TV. Local radio broadcaster. Nervous breakdown in Dundee. A self-published book, 'Bouncing Back', which was subsequently remaindered and pulped. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa portrays the events of the greatest low-to-high ebb spectrum in his life to date, namely how he tries to salvage his public career while negotiating a potentially violent turn of events at North Norfolk Digital Radio.
Style: humorous, cynical, absurd, satirical, talky, clever, witty, offbeat, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: hostage, self involved, layoff, radio station, radio dj, desire for fame, ambition, lifestyle, workplace, social awkwardness, goofy hero, crimes, confined, corporate world, workplace intrigue, danger, boss and employee, showbiz, forced into action, hostage situation, radio show, dishonesty, irish, party, radio ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, funny and clever films with plots about crimes, disorder, crime, dialogue, mentor, vengeance and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa: I'm Alan Partridge (1997), The Parole Officer (2001), A Cock and Bull Story (2005), JCVD (2008), Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Famous DJ Alan Partridge gives us an insight into what happens behind the microphone at North Norfolk digital radio.
Style: clever, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: radio show, workplace, goofy hero, media, artists and showbiz, disorder, workplace situations, recording studio, radio station
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
I'm Alan Partridge (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: I'm Alan Partridge is a BBC situation comedy starring Steve Coogan, of which two series of six episodes each were produced — the first in 1997 and the second in 2002. The series followed the titular Alan Partridge, a failed television ...
Style: sitcom, clever, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: radio, satire, career, assistant, friends, self involved, layoff, unsuccessful, hapless, social awkwardness, wannabe, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Parole Officer (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A hapless parole officer is framed for murder by a crooked police chief. To prove his innocence he must entice his former clients away from the law abiding lives they are now living to recover the evidence that will save him.
Style: feel good, humorous, talky, realistic, semi serious
Plot: murder, warden, parole officer, heist, police corruption, crimes, love and romance, law enforcement, partners, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, female police officer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
A Cock and Bull Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Steve Coogan, an arrogant actor with low self-esteem and a complicated love life, is playing the eponymous role in an adaptation of "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" being filmed at a stately home. He constantly spars ...
Style: humorous, talky, witty, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, couples, buddies, rehearsal, director, disorder, nosy, couple relations, nothing goes right, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
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JCVD (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Between his tax problems and his legal battle with his wife for the custody of his daughter, these are hard times for the action movie star who finds that even Steven Seagal has pinched a role from him! Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to the country ...
Style: realistic, humorous, psychological, talky, clever ...
Plot: hostage, down on your luck, actor, lifestyle, star, showbiz, midlife crisis, heist, nothing goes right, career, crimes, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe, los angeles, brussels belgium, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais third stand-up comedy routine.
Style: humorous, cynical, live comedy, funny, talky ...
Plot: lifestyle, actor's life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, society, satire, stand up comedian, live performance, celebrity, monologue, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
30 Minutes or Less (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two fledgling criminals kidnap a pizza delivery guy, strap a bomb to his chest, and advise him that he has mere hours to rob a bank or else...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, suspense, captivating, comic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pizza delivery boy, race against time, buddies, profanity, escapades, crime, crimes, kidnapping, heist, danger, threat, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.
Style: witty, clever, cynical, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, heist, criminal heroes, crimes, disorder, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, dishonesty, buddies, crime, chaos and mayhem, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, europe, united kingdom, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 6.7
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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, funny, absurd, parody, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stupidity, misfit partners, police investigation, reluctant partners, partners against crime, farce, crimes, odd couple, goofy hero, fighting crime, disorder, verbal byplay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 21K
Kops (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A small Swedish village, Högboträsk, is so peaceful that crime is nonexistent. The police spend their shifts drinking coffee, eating hot dogs and chasing down runaway cows. This is all well and good for the village's own police, but the ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, swat team, police station, small town, police officer, hostage situation, nothing goes right, crimes, law enforcement, workplace situations, swat, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: eastern europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 54K
Taxi 2 (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A cabdriver and a cop race to Paris to rescue a love interest and the Japanese minister of defense from kidnappers.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: car chase, chase, gang, yakuza, rescue, taxi, taxi driver, hostage, police investigation, crimes, partners, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: marseille provence, france, paris france, europe, marseille ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, witty, funny ...
Plot: farce, kidnapping, vengeance, chase, crimes, save the world, comedy of errors, manic, fighting crime, goofy hero, master criminal, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, munich germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 42K
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, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: car chase, skiing, boss and employee, taxi driver, police investigation, buddies, unlikely partners, incompetent police, friends, crime, crimes, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 37K
Wild Target (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Victor Maynard is a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother, despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended ...
Style: humorous, witty, exciting, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, apprentice, surveillance, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, reluctant partners, love and romance, dishonesty, crime, art ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 5K
Not My Day (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Banker Till (Axel Stein) is kidnapped during a bank robbery, he has the time of his life...
Style: exciting, not serious, realistic, humorous, suspense
Plot: confined, disorder, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, hostages, danger, escapades, hostage, bank robber, husband wife relationship, german abroad ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Ruthless People (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.
Style: offbeat, clever, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, farce, businessman, mistress, yuppie, vengeance, manipulation, crimes, rivalry, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mild-mannered Paul Blart (Kevin James) has always had huge dreams of becoming a State Trooper. Until then, he patrols the local mall as a security guard. With his closely cropped moustache, personal transporter and gung-ho attitude, only Blart seems ...
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: security guard, shopping mall, goofy hero, fall in love, workplace situations, heist, disorder, unlikely hero, single parent, heroes, hostage, internet dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 529K
21 Jump Street (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, funny, parody, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: high school, working undercover, partners against crime, party, high school life, undercover cop, sarcasm, rookie, undercover, geek, police investigation, misfit partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2012, 2010s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
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Crime Spree (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, stylized ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, crime, fbi, heist, corrupt cop, comedy of errors, gang, partners, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, france, europe, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 2K
Stand Off (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a misguided attempt to protect his family and pay back gambling debts to the local Mobster, Jimbo robs a fish market, which is coincidentally owned by the same Mobster. On the run, Jimbo is cornered in a local curio shop, where he takes hostage ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, crime, crime gone awry, comedy of errors, parents and children, self discovery, disorder, failed attempt, unlikely criminals, gambling debt, hostage, gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 49K
Airheads (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Lone Rangers have heavy-metal dreams and a single demo tape they can't get anyone to play. The solution: Hijack an AM rock station and hold the deejays hostage until they agree to broadcast the band's tape.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, idiotic, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heavy metal culture, heavy metal, rock band, hostage, music, music band, artists and showbiz, farce, crimes, unlikely criminals, crime, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 359K
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: buddy comedy, parody, humorous, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: college, undercover cop, dimwit, friendship, youth, undercover, drug dealing, police, police investigation, teamwork, farce, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico, new orleans, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her triumph at the Miss United States pageant, FBI agent Gracie Hart becomes an overnight sensation -- and the new "face of the FBI." But it's time to spring into action again when the pageant's winner, Cheryl, and emcee, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: undercover agent, fbi, rescue, working undercover, crimes, chases and races, kidnapping, hostage, race against time, law enforcement, female impersonator, press conference ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 30K
Micmacs (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man and his friends come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers. Avid movie-watcher and video store clerk Bazil has had his life all but ruined by weapons of war. His father was killed by a landmine in ...
Style: surreal, odd, humorous, absurd, light ...
Plot: misfit, friendship, lifestyle change, financial problem, goofy hero, injury, teamwork, homeless, eccentricity, loneliness, french, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, feel good, witty ...
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 ⇓
35%
 5.7
 9K
Screwed (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A chauffeur kidnaps his rich boss's dog to hold it for ransom, but when she accidentally gets the dog back, she thinks that it's the chauffeur who's been kidnapped.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, crime gone awry, friendship, fish out of water, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, vengeance, hostages, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, odd couple, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 33K
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, parody, satirical, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, crimes, goofy hero, danger, investigation, working undercover, chase, disguise, police detective, undercover, rescue, foot chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Swimming with Sharks (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young, naive Hollywood studio assistant finally turns the tables on his incredibly abusive producer boss.
Style: cynical, humorous, disturbing, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: hollywood, humiliation, boss, vengeance, disgruntled worker, obnoxious boss, workplace situations, revenge, satire, ambition, bully, manager ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Torrente 4: Lethal crisis (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Lethal Crisis, the world's most uncouth private eye is framed for a crime he didn't commit in the riotous fourth installment of the Torrente series.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, realistic, parody
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, false accusation, goofy hero, vengeance, crimes, disorder, dishonesty, misfit, crime, rivalry, frame up, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don't go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.
Style: not serious, humorous, twists and turns, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, friendship, nothing goes right, workplace, disorder, partners, buddies, unlikely criminals, sex tape, stupidity, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%