Reluctant partners movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant reluctant partners movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, exciting, realistic, entertaining, semi serious and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with reluctant partners, partners, chase, mentor, dialogue, adventure, runaway, rivalry, crimes and catastrophe plots mostly in Comedy, Action and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as reluctant partners: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), Rush Hour (1998), Castle (2009), Tango & Cash (1989), Lethal Weapon (1987), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Wild Wild West (1999), Nothing to Declare (2010), Shrek (2001), The Last Witch Hunter (2015).

List of reluctant partners movies

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin are ...
Style: reboot, semi serious, exciting, witty, stylized ...
Plot: reluctant partners, spy, secret agents, cold war, spies, save the world, stylish, culture clash, undercover, chase, secret service, russian spy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: italy, usa, germany, rome italy, berlin germany ...
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 7.0
 236K
Rush Hour (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns cocky LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Not content to watch the action from the ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: reluctant partners, two man army, fbi, unlikely friendships, kung fu, police investigation, martial arts, fish out of water, ransom, chase, kidnapping, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1997, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, hong kong, california, united states ...
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 8.1
 139K
Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Style: witty, realistic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, police detective, female detective, romancing partners, investigation, partners, homicide detective, murder, writers, law enforcement, who done it, unlikely partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, united states
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 6.4
 95K
Tango & Cash (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught ...
Style: humorous, realistic, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, police detective, prison, crime, crimes, buddies, prisoner, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, warden, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.6
 234K
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on ...
Style: suspense, exciting, humorous, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: police investigation, reluctant partners, chase, gunfight, crimes, crime, partners against crime, verbal byplay, police, adventure, henchman, police detective ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, vietnam, california
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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
Style: humorous, exciting, futuristic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, good versus evil, save the world, spacecraft, space travel, creature, adventure, superhero, anti heroes, imaginary, teamwork, space and aliens ...
Time: future, year 1988, 2010s, year 2014, 80s
Place: usa, missouri
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 5.0
 152K
Wild Wild West (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Legless Southern inventor Dr. Arliss Loveless plans to rekindle the Civil War by assassinating President U.S. Grant. Only two men can stop him: gunfighter James West and master-of-disguise and inventor Artemus Gordon. The two must team up to thwart ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: steampunk, mad scientist, reluctant partners, heroes, escapades, partners against crime, law enforcement, heroic mission, weapon system, vengeance, rivalry, partners ...
Time: 19th century, future
Place: usa, washington d.c., utah
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Nothing to Declare (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During the elimination of the Belgian/French border in the 90s, a Belgian customs officer is forced to team up with one of his French counterparts.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: culture clash, reluctant partners, customs officer, unsupportive coworkers, snobbism, society, partners, politics, frontier town, comedy duo, european union, colleague colleague relationship ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1986 ...
Place: belgium, europe, france
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 7.8
 604K
Shrek (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, witty, surprise ending, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: princess, talking animals, adventure, dragon, swamp, opposites attract, love and romance, friendship, save the princess, reluctant partners, magic, parody ...
Time: 2000s
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The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The modern world holds many secrets, but by far the most astounding is that witches still live among us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world and putting an end to the human race once and for all. Armies ...
Style: gothic, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: supernatural, witch, immortality, imaginary, lone hero, adventure, dark hero, wizards and magicians, dark fantasy, apocalypse, witches, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Enemies Closer (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After a major shipment of drugs goes missing on the US-Canadian border, forest ranger and former Navy SEAL Henry is plunged into survival mode when the drug cartel forces him to help retrieve the downed package. Trapped in the wilderness with no ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, reluctant partners, partners, in the woods, survival, violence, rivalry, danger, illegal drugs, betrayal, drug smuggling, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 8.3
 2K
Keen Eddie (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Keen Eddie is an American action, comedy-drama television series that aired in 2003 on the Fox Network. The series follows a brash NYPD detective who goes to London when one of his cases goes sour and remains to work with New Scotland Yard. The ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: police detective, reluctant partners, fish out of water, police investigation, law enforcement, fighting crime, partners, roommate, heaven and hell, reluctant, superior, cat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, scotland yard, britain
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The Bone Collector (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological thriller, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, forensics, mind game, master criminal, crime, paraplegic, policewoman, crimes, riddles and clues, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, united states, manhattan new york city
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 5.4
 78K
The Tuxedo (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Cabbie-turned-chauffeur Jimmy Tong learns there is really only one rule when you work for playboy millionaire Clark Devlin : Never touch Devlin's prized tuxedo. But when Devlin is temporarily put out of commission in an explosive accident, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, satirical, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: secret agent, secret agents, adventure, martial arts, mad scientist, taxi driver, save the world, heroes, reluctant partners, save the day, nothing goes right, hidden identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, hong kong
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 589K
Now You See Me (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
Style: surprise ending, clever, entertaining, breathtaking, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, outsmarting, mind game, scheme, teamwork, illusionist, mastermind, fbi, manipulations, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new orleans, las vegas, new york, paris france, usa ...
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Alpha and Omega (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA, India, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two young wolves at opposite ends of their pack's social order are thrown together into a foreign land and need each other to return home, but love complicates everything.
Style: touching, feel good, exciting, witty, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: wolf, forbidden love, animal life, opposites attract, getting home, friends, wilderness, leadership, on the road, obsessive quest, family, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho, canada
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Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.
Style: exciting, touching, fairy tale, colourful, witty ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, adventure, legends and myths, imaginary, friendship, childhood, belief, holiday, santa claus, christmas, dreams ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, new york, saint petersburg
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 11K
Dutch (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: To get to know his girlfriend's son, a man volunteers to pick him up from a prep school....only to learn that her son's not the nicest kid.
Style: road movie, feel good, light, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: road trip, prank, boarding school, reluctant partners, mischievous children, partners, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, social differences, culture clash, parents and children, working class ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london, australia
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 6.6
 240K
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, humorous, cynical, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stupidity, misfit partners, police investigation, partners against crime, parody, farce, reluctant partners, crimes, verbal byplay, odd couple, fighting crime, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, las vegas, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 375
Hard Ground (2003)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Billy Bucklin escapes while being transported to Yuma prison and plans to form an army of desperadoes to control the Mexican border...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, old west, bounty hunter, reluctant partners, partners, criminal heroes, escapades, redemption, chase, track down, on the run, abduction ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona
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All Is Bright (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two French Canadian ne’er-do-wells travel to New York City with a scheme to a get rich quick selling Christmas trees.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, realistic
Plot: criminal heroes, nothing goes right, going straight, fish out of water, reluctant partners, cons and scams, crimes, misfit, odd couple, partners, disorder, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 4.0
 493
Bound by Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detecive Max Garrett is assigned to protect the sultry photographer Laura Cross from a ruthless killer, he has no idea what he's in for. The more involved Garrett gets in the case, the more attracted he is to Cross, but as they get closer, ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: photographer, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, reluctant partners, police investigation, mystery, manipulations, serial killer, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
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Betsy & Leonard (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When DJ Alex is placed under house arrest, he is forced to live together with his ex-girlfriend Karen.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: confined, reluctant partners, drug dealing, couples, radio dj, disorder, isolation, couple relations, gain trust, house arrest, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe
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 6.4
 8K
The Battery (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In rural Connecticut, baseball players Ben and Mickey are trying to survive a zombie plague. They are forced to form a battery: a catcher and a pitcher who work together to outwit the batter, the one who hits the ball. And the batter in this case ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, road movie, suspense, rough ...
Plot: zombie, survival, on the road, zombie apocalypse, countryside, reluctant partners, supernatural, deadly, chaos, odd couple, ego clash, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, connecticut, usa
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 22K
Free Birds (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this irreverent, hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!), two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, thanksgiving, adventure, changing the past or future, bird, birds, imaginary, reluctant partners, escapades, friends, disorder, talking animals ...
Time: 21st century, 15th century, 2010s, future
Place: usa, united states
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Tonight You're Mine (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two feuding rock stars get handcuffed together for 24 hours at a music festival where they are both due to perform.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: music festival, performer's life, opposites attract, fall in love, reluctant partners, ego clash, nothing goes right, lifestyle, showbiz, disorder, weekend, initially antagonists ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
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 5.4
 3K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, heist, gangsters, law enforcement, undercover, vengeance, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crimes, crime, chases and races, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, canada, san francisco
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 4.6
 2K
Rent-a-Cop (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When call-girl Della gets caught in the middle of a drug bust at a hotel where she was meeting a trick, she is held hostage by a robber that busted in on the drug agents and the drug dealers. She gets rescued by vice cop Church who is accused of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, sexy, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, reluctant partners, fighting crime, track down, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, cons and scams, police officer, hotel, brutality, murder, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london, new jersey
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The Fugitives (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coming out from jail, Lucas has decided to change his life and behave like a good citizen. But when he is taken hostage in a bank by a hare-brained robber, no cops can believe he is not part of the action.
Style: feel good, witty, sentimental, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: comedy of errors, chase, farce, fugitives, reluctant partners, goofy hero, odd couple, disorder, chases and races, nothing goes right, nobody believes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: French top secret agent, Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, is sent to Rio to buy microfilms from a running nazi. To do so, he has to team up with Mossad secret services.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, entertaining, witty ...
Plot: secret agents, hippie, secret agent, femme fatale, reluctant partners, adventure, goofy hero, womanizer, escapades, heroic mission, working undercover, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, europe, france ...
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