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 exciting, entertaining, humorous, clever, realistic and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with reluctant partners, partners, chase, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, vengeance, redemption and destiny plots mostly in Action, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, France, Canada 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), Shrek (2001), Castle (2009), Lethal Weapon (1987), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), The Last Witch Hunter (2015), Wild Wild West (1999), Nothing to Declare (2010), The Other Guys (2010).

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: semi serious, entertaining, exciting, witty, stylized ...
Plot: secret agents, reluctant partners, save the world, spy, cold war, russian spy, chase, culture clash, villainess, spies, race against time, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: italy, usa, germany, rome italy, berlin germany ...
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 7.0
 218K
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: humorous, exciting, buddy comedy, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, martial arts, two man army, ransom, fish out of water, chase, police investigation, kidnapping, odd couple, partners against crime, verbal byplay, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, hong kong, california, china
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 7.9
 554K
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: feel good, fairy tale, witty, surprise ending, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: princess, opposites attract, reluctant partners, dragon, swamp, friendship, save the princess, love and romance, ogre, adventure, odd couple, daring rescue ...
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 8.2
 132K
Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, investigation, police detective, who done it, murder, murder investigation, partners, writer's life, resourceful, female detective, riddles and clues, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.6
 217K
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
Plot: reluctant partners, chase, police investigation, crime, partners against crime, verbal byplay, police, gunfight, adventure, police detective, buddy cop, car chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, 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, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, save the world, space travel, good versus evil, superhero, adventure, space and aliens, unlikely partners, team, reluctant partners, teamwork ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
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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, adventure, wizards and magicians, immortality, dark hero, imaginary, reluctant partners, fantasy world, good versus evil, plague, lone hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 4.9
 143K
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: mad scientist, heroes, steampunk, reluctant partners, partners against crime, escapades, law enforcement, weapon system, heroic mission, vengeance, partners, old west ...
Time: 19th century, future
Place: usa, utah, washington d.c.
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Nothing to Declare (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
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, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: culture clash, reluctant partners, partners, society, politics, unsupportive coworkers, snobbism, frontier town, customs officer, comedy duo, colleague colleague relationship, unlikely relationship ...
Time: 1990s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1993 ...
Place: france, belgium, europe
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 6.7
 219K
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, humorous, cynical, funny, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, parody, stupidity, reluctant partners, misfit partners, partners against crime, farce, verbal byplay, disorder, fighting crime, odd couple, goofy hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, campus, new jersey
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 5.9
 21K
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, funny, light, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, thanksgiving, changing the past or future, turkey the bird, birds, adventure, friends, reluctant partners, escapades, imaginary, disorder, holiday ...
Time: future
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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: rough, serious, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, undercover, law enforcement, vengeance, gangsters, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crime, working undercover, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, san francisco
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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, sentimental, witty, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: chase, farce, comedy of errors, fugitives, reluctant partners, goofy hero, odd couple, disorder, chases and races, nothing goes right, nobody believes, unlikely criminals ...
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: hippie, secret agent, femme fatale, reluctant partners, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, working undercover, secret agents, goofy hero, secret service, womanizer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, france, europe, latin america
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Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fairy, legends and myths, belief, holiday, protector, dreams, imaginary, heroes, save the world, heroic mission ...
Place: saint petersburg
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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, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, survival, reluctant partners, in the woods, danger, rivalry, partners, revenge, drug smuggling, illegal drugs, betrayal, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Men in Black: The Series (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Men in Black: The Series, also known as MIB: The Series and Men in Black: The Animated Series, is an American animated television series that originally aired on The WB's Kids' WB programming block from October 11, 1997 to June 30, 2001. ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, alien encounter, secret agents, danger, government agency, heroes, bounty hunter, reluctant partners, rivalry, undercover, escapades, chases and races ...
Time: 1990s
Place: usa, new york
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 37K
Three Burials (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: France, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When brash Texas border officer Mike Norton wrongfully kills and buries the friend and ranch hand of Pete Perkins, the latter is reminded of a promise he made to bury his friend, Melquiades Estrada, in his Mexican home town. He kidnaps Norton and ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, promise, loss of friend, on the road, racial slur, vengeance, reluctant partners, last wish, confined, hopes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, texas, usa, latin america, cincinnati ohio ...
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 88K
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: realistic, rough, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prisoner, police detective, crime, reluctant partners, law enforcement, buddies, master criminal, warden, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Hollywood Homicide (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Joe Gavilan (Harrison Ford) and his new partner K. C. Calden (Josh Hartnett), are detectives on the beat in Tinseltown. Neither one of them really wants to be a cop, Gavilan moonlights as a real estate broker, and Calden is an aspiring actor ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, murder, hip hop, partners against crime, reluctant partners, hollywood, law enforcement, odd couple, crimes, chase, foot chase, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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 6.3
 13K
Alien Nation (1988)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilisation. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: discrimination, culture clash, murder, benign alien, police investigation, friendship, crimes, reluctant partners, buddies, opposites attract, partners, deadly ...
Time: future, year 1991, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco
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 5.5
 57K
Showtime (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based T.V. cop show.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, fish out of water, reality tv, misfit partners, reluctant partners, partners against crime, tv show, crime, police operation, odd couple, law enforcement, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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From Paris with Love (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James Reese has a good job as an ambassador's aid in France, but his real passion is a side gig, working in a minor role in the CIA. He would love to be a full-fledged agent and can't believe his luck when he lands an assignment with ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, undercover, partners, danger, hotshot hero, chase, spy, heroic mission, cia, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, pakistan
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The Glimmer Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, crimes, partners against crime, chases and races, law enforcement, deadly, partners, police corruption, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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, twists and turns, rough, suspense ...
Plot: forensics, psychopath, police investigation, serial killer, mind game, riddles and clues, policewoman, crime, paraplegic, master criminal, psychological thriller, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 5.2
 9K
Chill Factor (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A store clerk and an ice cream truck driver are thrown together when a dying scientist entrusts them with a deadly chemical kept in ice. This chemical will kill every living thing once it melts. They have to take the chemical codenamed ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bio weapon, heroic mission, save the day, mad scientist, terrorism, reluctant partners, danger, race against time, police investigation, one man army, undercover, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: montana, usa, cuba
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 1.3M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, master criminal, crime, police investigation, investigation, killings, crimes, torture, insanity, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When diabolical genius, Dr. Evil travels back in time to steal superspy Austin Powers's ‘mojo’, Austin must return to the swingin' '60s himself – with the help of American agent, Felicity Shagwell – to stop the dastardly plan. ...
Style: humorous, light, absurd, satirical, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: spy, time travel, undercover, parody, cloning, good versus evil, race against time, supermodel, nasa, partners, heroic mission, secret agents ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: seattle washington, big ben london, washington d.c., london
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 121K
16 Blocks (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging cop is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a fast-talking witness from police custody to a courthouse, but they find themselves running the gauntlet as other forces try to prevent them from getting there.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, gunfight, convict, race against time, testimony, crime, witnessing a crime, reluctant partners, deal, drinking problem, dishonesty, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, seattle washington, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 470K
Men in Black (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find ...
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, not serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: government agency, undercover, space and aliens, ufo, partners, creature, secret agents, alien encounter, evil alien, alien, fictional government agency, rookie ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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