Movies like The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

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The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
 6.5
 17K
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ford "Mr. Rock n' Roll Detective" Fairlane is experiencing problems, and it's not with the opposite sex. One of them is that all the rock stars pay him with drum sticks, koala bears, food processors and bicycle shorts. Another one of them is that all his employers that want him to find a girl named Zuzu Petals get killed. Why didn't he become a fisherman's detective instead?
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, entertaining, witty, cult film, surprise ending, toilet humor, gross out humor, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, showbiz, heavy metal, investigation, mystery, law enforcement, show business, crimes, partners, boss and employee, deadly, goofy hero, rock star, conspiracy, violence, destiny, silly humor, rock and roll, parody, chase, farce, death, corruption, radio ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, entertaining and exciting films with plots about chase, murder, crimes, runaway, gun, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Crime, Action and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Adventures of Ford Fairlane: Ride Along (2014), Weekend at Bernie's (1989), Action Jackson (1988), The Last Boy Scout (1991), Death Warrant (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ride Along (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben has been trying to show decorated APD detective James that he's more than just a video-game junkie who's unworthy of James' sister, Angela. When Ben finally gets accepted into the ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, not serious, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: escapades, two man army, partners, law enforcement, police officer, police, disorder, gunfight, car chase, violence, wedding preparations and rituals, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
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100%
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Angels are charged with finding a pair of missing rings that are encoded with the personal information of members of the Witness Protection Program. As informants are killed, the ladies target a rogue agent who might be responsible.
Style: humorous, stylized, not serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female spy, private detective, secret agents, undercover, female agent, investigation, danger, fighting crime, heroes, partners, friends, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, mexico, mongolia, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two friends are invited for a weekend to a luxury island with their boss. The boss gets shot and nobody seems to notice, except for the two friends. In order not to become suspects of murder they treat the body as a puppet and make people believe ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, insurance, farce, crimes, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, cons and scams, fish out of water, boss and employee, disorder, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 10K
Action Jackson (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Vengence drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, car chase, frame up, nightclub, heroes, assassination, showdown, framed for murder, organized crime, bar fight, maverick cop ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the girl that detective Joe Hallenback is protecting gets murdered, the boyfriend of the murdered girl (ex-football player Jimmy Dix) attempts to investigate and solve the case. What they discover is that there is deep seated corruption going ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, buddy comedy, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, corruption, ex athlete, machismo, police detective, bribery, reluctant partners, ex law enforcer, stripper, football ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
 17K
Death Warrant (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, murder, investigation, martial arts, prisoner, serial killer, undercover, partners against crime, master criminal, track down, law enforcement, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
V.I. Warshawski, Detective in High Heels (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Victoria "V.I" Warshawski is a Chicago based private detective who agrees to babysit for her new boyfriend; then he is murdered. Being the detective type, she makes the murder her next case. In doing so she befriends the victim's ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, entertaining, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, crimes, crime, who done it, uncover truth, law enforcement, mystery, dishonesty, femme fatale, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 25K
Mr. Nice Guy (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chinese chef accidentally gets involved with a news reporter who filmed a drug bust that went awry and is now being chased by gangs who are trying to get the video tape.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, chase, crimes, journalist, drug dealer, escapades, gangs, gang, karate chop, danger, bravery, assassination attempt ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: australia, new york, usa, melbourne australia, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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An Eye for an Eye (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places.
Style: serious, exciting, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, chase, martial arts, vigilantism, danger, police, fighting crime, drug dealing, chases and races, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 54K
Ride Along 2 (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who's supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.
Style: buddy comedy, buddy movie, humorous, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: partners against crime, law enforcement, police officer, bodyguard, partners, unlikely partners, escapades, disorder, silly humor, police investigation, undercover cop, police ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, miami, hawaii, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Armed and Dangerous (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dooley, a cop wrongly sacked for corruption, teams up with a useless defence lawyer in their new careers... as security guards. When the two are made fall guys for a robbery at a location they are guarding, the pair begin to investigate corruption ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, witty, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: corruption, friendship, heist, on the run, crimes, crime, partners against crime, witnessing a crime, nothing goes right, partners, master criminal, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, norway, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Malibu Express (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this erotic spy tale private eye Cody Abilene teams up with the Contessa Luciana and policewoman Beverly McAfee to infiltrate a mansion and discover who is sending computer secrets to the Russians.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, humorous, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: breasts, conspiracy, murder, undercover, private detective, investigation, espionage, car chase, blackmail, explosion, helicopter, car race ...
Time: 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, california, texas, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Wrongfully accused and on the run, a top MI6 assassin joins forces with his long-lost, football hooligan brother to save the world from a sinister plot.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, ridiculous, absurd ...
Plot: spy, farce, parody, satire, culture clash, stupidity, vulgarity, secret agents, virus, espionage, soccer, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, south africa, santiago chile, northern england, uganda ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 32K
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, funny, satirical, absurd, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, crimes, danger, goofy hero, investigation, parody, working undercover, chase, disguise, undercover, police detective, rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tough-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads to the rarified world of Beverly Hills in his beat-up Chevy Nova to investigate a friend's murder. But soon, he realizes he's stumbled onto something much more complicated. Bungling rookie ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, witty, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, gunfight, investigation, car chase, maverick cop, undercover, fish out of water, damsel in distress, smuggling, foot chase, verbal byplay, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 29K
Above the Law (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, undercover, drug dealing, crimes, vengeance, dishonesty, law enforcement, chases and races, deadly, rivalry, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, vietnam, usa, asia, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
 9K
City Heat (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in Kansas City in 1933, Eastwood plays a police lieutenant known simply by his last name, Speer. Reynolds plays a former cop turned private eye named Mike Murphy. Both Speer and Murphy served on the force together and were once good friends, but ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: private detective, gangsters, photographer, brothel, crime, crimes, partners against crime, law enforcement, police detective, partners, buddies, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 45K
Shaft (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: JJ, aka John Shaft Jr., may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, colourful, reboot ...
Plot: drug lord, death of friend, gunfight, father son relationship, investigation, fbi, grandfather, african american, sexual humor, revenge, martial arts, betrayal ...
Time: 2010s, 1990s, 2000s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.6
 85K
Cop Out (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Detectives Jimmy and Paul, despite nine years as partners, can still sometimes seem like polar opposites – especially when Paul's unpredictable antics get them suspended without pay. Already strapped for cash and trying to pay for his ...
Style: buddy comedy, exciting, humorous, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, robbery, police, police officer, money laundering, thief, undercover cop, wedding, financial problem, disorder, friends, theft ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 17K
The Presidio (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jay Austin is now a civilian police detective. Colonel Caldwell was his commanding officer years before when he left the military police over a disagreement over the handling of a drunk driver. Now a series of murders that cross jurisdictions force ...
Style: tense, exciting, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, military, investigation, military base, crime, crimes, profanity, fall in love, military life, uncover truth, strong sexual content, strong violent content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Detroit cop, Axel Foley heads for the land of sunshine and palm trees to find out who shot police Captain Andrew Bogomil. Thanks to a couple of old friends, Axel's investigation uncovers a series of robberies masterminded by a heartless weapons ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, police, gunfight, heist, arms smuggling, police investigation, investigation, friends, partners against crime, partners, police officer, car chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 347K
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, humorous, exciting, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: college, dimwit, undercover cop, friendship, parody, youth, undercover, drug dealing, police investigation, teamwork, farce, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico, new orleans, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 43K
CHiPS (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers as they make their rounds on the freeways of Los Angeles.
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, entertaining, intense, exciting ...
Plot: buddy cop, police, motorcycle, investigation, heist, undercover agent, chase, corruption, surveillance, false identity, arrest, fbi agent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: humorous, exciting, witty, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: parody, buddies, partners against crime, police, cocaine, drug dealing, police investigation, law enforcement, gunfight, master criminal, murder, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money. During the course of his investigation, he encounters various old connections, ultimately confronting the criminal responsible for ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, humorous, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, fbi, police investigation, track down, crimes, undercover, investigation, drug dealing, partners, injustice, disorder, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, egypt, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
2 Days in the Valley (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspense, twist ending, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, hostage, psychopath, attempted murder, crime, crimes, police investigation, gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), multiple storylines, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.8
 7K
7 Seconds (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When an experienced thief accidentally makes off with a Van Gogh, his partner is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting, forcing the criminal to hatch a rescue plan.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hostage, criminal heroes, chases and races, rivalry, dishonesty, disorder, kidnapping, daring rescue, gangsters, one man army, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bucharest, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 5K
Brannigan (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jim Brannigan is sent to London to bring back an American mobster who is being held for extradition but when he arrives he has been kidnapped which was set up by his lawyer. Brannigan in his American Irish way brings American law to the people of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, culture clash, fish out of water, extradition, on the run, police officer, crimes, crime, police investigation, reluctant partners, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, chicago illinois, scotland yard, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.6
 30K
Police Story (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his name after he is framed for murder.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, car chase, murder, chases and races, drug lord, crime, crimes, law enforcement, goofy hero, corrupt law enforcer, kung fu ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 128K
Let's Be Cops (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It's the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they're not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: impersonating a police officer, investigation, partners against crime, friendship between men, male friendship, party, police car, fighting crime, mistaken identity, disorder, partners, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%