Movies and TV shows like The Detectives

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The Detectives (1993)
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The Detectives (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The absurd adventures of two defective detectives, who - despite unbelievable incompetence - somehow manage to solve their cases (or be nearby when the cases are solved) and retain their jobs.
Style: sitcom, parody, detective series
Plot: police detective, farce, inspector, partner, clumsy, incompetence, comanche indian, constable, duo, british humour

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sitcom, humorous, realistic and parody films and TV series with plots about british humour, farce, satire, disorder, workplace, police detective and police investigation mostly in Comedy, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Detectives: Reno 911! (2003), Lovesick (2014), Police Squad! (1982), The Goodies (1970), The Thin Blue Line (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Reno 911! (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Reno 911! is an American comedy television series on Comedy Central that ran from 2003 to 2009. It is a mockumentary-style parody of law enforcement documentary shows, specifically COPS, with comic actors playing the police officers. Most of the ...
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, sitcom, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police officer, policewoman, improv, police station, incompetent police, escapades, squad, disorder, workplace, law enforcement, crimes, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, usa
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95%
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Lovesick (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: After finding out he has an STI, Dylan must get back in touch with every girl he has ever had sex with to let them know the bad news.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, entertaining, light ...
Plot: friendship, down on your luck, buddies, sexually transmitted disease, disorder, farce, british humour, sex, twentysomething life, silly humor, friends, friends in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, glasgow scotland
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91%
 8.4
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Police Squad! (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: parody, not serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: farce, police detective, satire, police, partners against crime, private detective, goofy hero, fighting crime, chases and races, tough law enforcer, race against time, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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89%
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The Goodies (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Goodies is a British television comedy series of the 1970s and early 1980s. The series, which combines surreal sketches and situation comedy, was broadcast by BBC 2 from 1970 until 1980 — and was then broadcast by the ITV company LWT for a ...
Style: surreal, sitcom, parody
Plot: satire, farce, bicycle, actor playing himself, british humour, british, trio, absurdism, comedy team, surrealism
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88%
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The Thin Blue Line (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, realistic, witty, sitcom ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police station, police, sergeant, goofy hero, partners against crime, incompetent police, working undercover, crime, nothing goes right, crimes, workplace, british humour ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, europe, britain
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86%
Year of the Rabbit (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the dark heart of Victorian London, Detective Inspector Rabbit is a hardened booze-hound who's seen it all. Rabbit's been chasing bad guys for as long as he can remember, but these days his heart keeps stopping at inopportune ...
Style: parody, sitcom, captivating, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: police, victorian england, investigation, police officer, murder, absurdism, father daughter relationship, police investigation, stepfather, adopted daughter, tough cop, police inspector ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s, 1800s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Porridge (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Porridge is a British situation comedy broadcast on BBC1 from 1974 to 1977, running for three series, two Christmas specials and a feature film also titled Porridge. Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, it stars Ronnie Barker and Richard ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous ...
Plot: prison, warden, convict, judge, dentist, troublemaker, cons and scams, prison life, security guard, manipulation, buddies, manipulations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.6
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Dear John (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Dear John is a British sitcom, written by John Sullivan. Two series and a special were broadcast between 1986 and 1987. This sitcom's title refers to letters - known as "Dear John" letters - from girls to their boyfriends breaking ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: affair, club, divorced man, support group, school teacher, british humour
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Executive Stress (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Executive Stress is a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 1986 to 1988. Produced by Thames Television, it first aired on 20 October 1986. After three series, the last episode aired on 27 December 1988. Written by George Layton, Executive Stress ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: middle aged woman, workplace, husband wife relationship, secret marriage, office, marriage, british humour
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78%
George and Mildred (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: George and Mildred is a British sitcom produced by Thames Television that aired from 1976 to 1979. It was a spin-off from Man About the House and starred Brian Murphy and Yootha Joyce as an ill-matched married couple, George and Mildred Roper. The ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: neighbor, married couple, british, husband wife relationship, british humour
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: parody, humorous, clever, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, farce, partners, murder, partners against crime, forensics, law enforcement, serial killer, crimes, crime investigation, british humour, chef ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Chalk (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Chalk is a British television sitcom set in a comprehensive school named Galfast High. Two series, both written by Steven Moffat, were broadcast on BBC1 in 1997. Like Moffat's earlier sitcom Joking Apart, Chalk was produced by Andre Ptaszynski ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: school principal, high school teacher, high school, school, chaos, staff, british humour, workplace humor
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75%
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On the Buses (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: On the Buses is a British comedy programme created by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney, broadcast in the United Kingdom from 1969 to 1973. The writers' previous successes with The Rag Trade and Meet the Wife were for the BBC, but the corporation ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: working class, sister, mother, working conditions, inspector, bachelor, working class family, bus, bus driver, marriage, worker, workplace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Operation Good Guys (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Operation Good Guys is a British mockumentary, a fly-on-the-wall documentary series about an elite police unit's bid to snare one of Britain's most powerful crime lords. It was first screened on BBC Two from 1997 - 2000. Blurring the line ...
Style: realistic, not serious, offbeat, humorous, surreal ...
Plot: police detective, accountant, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, undercover, workplace, silly humor, incompetent police, disorder, police station, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
In Loving Memory (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In Loving Memory is a British period sitcom set in an undertakers business that starred Thora Hird and Christopher Beeny. A pilot was transmitted in 1969 by Thames Television who rejected the idea before it was finally accepted by Yorkshire ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: mortician, aunt, nephew, funeral home, funeral procession, funeral, british humour
Place: yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Oh, Doctor Beeching! (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Oh, Doctor Beeching! is a British television sitcom written by David Croft and Richard Spendlove in the tradition of Hi-de-Hi! After a broadcast pilot on 14 August 1995, the show ran for two series from 8 July 1996, with the last episode being ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: porter, railway station, train, railway, historical event, british humour
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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After Henry (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: After Henry is a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 1988 to 1992. Starring Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson, it had started on BBC Radio 4 in 1985, finishing in 1989. It was written by Simon Brett. After Henry was made for the ITV network by ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: parent child relationship, grandparent grandchild relationship, family, living with parents, bookstore, widow, british humour, mother daughter relationship, grandfather grandson relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Windsors (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Comedy soap opera re-imagining the lives of the British Royal Family as you have never seen them before.
Style: parody, sitcom, feel good, light, humorous
Plot: royal family, husband wife relationship, family relations, political satire, father son relationship, rivalry, satire, escapades, dialogue, british humour, british royal family, jealousy ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Count Arthur Strong (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Count Arthur Strong is a faded star from the golden days of variety, prone to delusions of grandeur, selective memory loss and the blurting out of malapropisms. He was never as famous as he thinks he was... or still thinks he is. Believing that ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: delusion, desire for fame, unsuccessful, overbearing, elderly, golden years, farce, british humour, old man, cafe, writers, actor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Two in Clover (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Two in Clover is a British sitcom that ran for two series from 1969 to 1970. It starred Sid James and Victor Spinetti and was written by Vince Powell and Harry Driver, and produced and directed by Alan Tarrant. The first series was made in black and ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: english countryside, farm, countryside, friendship, british humour
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63%
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Borderline (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Mockumentary based in the border security office of fictional Northend Airport, a small provincial airport which may lack a little in glamour, but still must abide by the same rules as larger international airports
Style: parody, sitcom
Plot: workplace, security, border guard, airport, prank, foreigner, government official, immigration, storyteller, improv, luggage, office ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Nathan Barley (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: Nathan Barley is a Channel 4 sitcom written by Charlie Brooker and Chris Morris, starring Nicholas Burns, Julian Barratt, Charlie Condou and Claire Keelan. The series of six weekly episodes began broadcasting on 11 February 2005 on Channel 4. ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, parody, not serious, suspense ...
Plot: media satire, lifestyle, goofy hero, disorder, stupidity, journalist, satire, media, british humour, radio dj, journal, designer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe
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59%
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Barbara (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: Barbara is a British sitcom starring Gwen Taylor in the title role. A pilot was broadcast in 1995, and three series were then televised from 1999 to 2003. It was made by Central Television, and filmed at their Lenton Lane studios in Nottingham in ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, suburbs, eccentric family, suburban life, family life, workplace situations, society, couples, perversion, couple relations, family, farce ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Hi-de-Hi! (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hi-de-Hi! is a British sitcom set in Maplins, a fictional holiday camp, during 1959 and 1960, and was written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, who also wrote Dad's Army and It Ain't Half Hot Mum amongst others. It aired on the BBC from 1980 ...
Style: sitcom, comic
Plot: workplace, staff, snobbism, catch phrase, maid, jockey, dance hall, seaside town, british humour, chalet, unrequited love, manager ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1960, year 1959
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.9
 2K
Game On (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: A 1990s flat-share sitcom which, in its tales of the sexual adventures and misadventures of three twenty-somethings living under the same roof, featured more than a dash of crudity. Matthew, a wealthy, workshy landlord who, because of a strange ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: agoraphobia, flat, sexual humor, british humour, friend, boredom, sex, roommate
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Look Around You (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Look around you. Look around you. Just look around you. What do you see? A tree. A weather-vane. A discarded lollipop-wrapper. A traffic shop. All of these things, and any other things you may care to mention, have one thing in common. Can you work ...
Style: parody, surreal
Plot: experiment, education, british humour, science and technology, satire, british tv, science
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Harvard Court (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 6 min.
TV show
Story: An original comedy web series which draw viewers into "Harvard Court," a dreamy and absurd rendering of a gated community of misfits in Hollywood, California.
Style: parody, sitcom, light, witty, humorous ...
Plot: celebrity, sexual humor, social satire, hollywood, child, hippie, butcher, satire, hairdresser, harvard, joy, french ...
Place: california, usa
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51%
Surgical Spirit (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Surgical spirit is a British situation-comedy television series starring Nichola McAuliffe and Duncan Preston that was broadcast from 14 April 1989 through to 7 July 1995. It was written by Annie Bruce, Raymond Dixon, Graeme Garden, Peter Learmouth, ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: workplace, surgeon, hospital, neurotic woman, surgery, gossip, theater, british humour
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: police investigation, partners, partners against crime, fighting crime, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, crime, law enforcement, crimes, police station, crime investigation, network ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Brady Brides (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Brady Brides is a spin-off sitcom of The Brady Bunch that aired on NBC from February 6, 1981 to April 17, 1981.
Style: sitcom
Plot: marriage, television flop, short lived
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%