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 clever films and TV shows about / with reluctant partners, partners, chase, runaway, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, adventure, crimes and vengeance plots mostly in Comedy, Action and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, 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), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Castle (2009), Tango & Cash (1989), Lethal Weapon (1987), Wild Wild West (1999), Shrek (2001), Keen Eddie (2003), The Bone Collector (1999).

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: witty, exciting, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: reluctant partners, secret agents, spy, female spy, cia agent, cold war, save the world, secret service, tough guy, chase, undercover, culture clash ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, post world war two
Place: italy, usa, germany, rome italy, berlin germany ...
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 7.0
 261K
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, martial arts, fbi, kung fu, police, chase, fight scenes, police investigation, fish out of water, ransom, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: los angeles, usa, hong kong, california, china
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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, futuristic, exciting, captivating, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, good versus evil, adventure, spacecraft, heroes, space and aliens, teamwork, space travel, superhero, creature, save the world, reluctant partners ...
Time: future, year 1988, year 2014, 80s, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
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 8.2
 158K
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, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: female detective, romancing partners, police detective, riddles and clues, homicide detective, police investigation, investigation, writers, crime investigation, murder, murder investigation, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.4
 104K
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, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, police detective, prisoner, prison, crimes, buddies, law enforcement, warden, rivalry, dishonesty, organized crime, master criminal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.6
 254K
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: humorous, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: reluctant partners, police investigation, gunfight, police, chase, crimes, partners against crime, verbal byplay, adventure, mercenary, henchman, sarcasm ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, vietnam, beverly hills, california
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 4.9
 160K
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: exciting, humorous, buddy comedy, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: steampunk, escapades, reluctant partners, heroes, partners against crime, partners, mad scientist, old west, rivalry, disorder, heroic mission, law enforcement ...
Time: 19th century, future
Place: usa, washington d.c., utah
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 7.9
 659K
Shrek (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
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, humorous, parody, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: talking animals, princess, friendship, dragon, adventure, love and romance, magical, imaginary kingdom, swamp, anthropomorphism, reluctant partners, magic ...
Time: middle ages, 2000s
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 8.4
 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, partners, law enforcement, police investigation, roommate, fighting crime, crimes, track down, partners against crime, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, britain, scotland yard
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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, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, master criminal, forensics, paraplegic, policewoman, crimes, riddles and clues, investigation, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 8.4
 109K
Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Style: twists and turns, emotional, tense, clever, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, murder investigation, police detective, multiple suspects, murder, uncover truth, small town, grief, courtroom drama, partners, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 5.4
 83K
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, parody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: secret agents, martial arts, adventure, reluctant partners, mad scientist, taxi driver, save the world, heroes, save the day, nothing goes right, hidden identity, goofy hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, hong kong
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 7.6
 52K
Warehouse 13 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After saving the life of the President, two secret service agents - Myka Bering and Pete Lattimer - find themselves assigned to the top secret Warehouse 13. The Warehouse is a massive, top secret facility that houses dangerous and fantastical ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, humorous, bleak
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: artifact, supernatural, legends and myths, riddles and clues, secret service, secret place, secret agents, partners, ancient mystery, top secret, investigation, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, south dakota
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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: witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: culture clash, reluctant partners, customs officer, comedy duo, society, politics, unsupportive coworkers, snobbism, frontier town, partners, european union, coworker relationship ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1993
Place: belgium, france, europe
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 6.6
 263K
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, parody, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stupidity, misfit partners, police investigation, reluctant partners, partners against crime, farce, crimes, disorder, fighting crime, goofy hero, odd couple, verbal byplay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, las vegas, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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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, exciting, witty, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: comedy of errors, chase, reluctant partners, fugitives, odd couple, goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder, farce, crimes, unlikely criminals, nobody believes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: wolf, forbidden love, animal life, opposites attract, friends, road trip, getting home, leadership, family, on the road, obsessive quest, wilderness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho, canada
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Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, 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, witty, fairy tale, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, christmas, childhood, adventure, holiday, legends and myths, belief, santa claus, friendship, dreams, save the world ...
Place: new york, st. petersburg russia
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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, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, reluctant partners, partners, survival, violence, forest, rivalry, betrayal, illegal drugs, drug smuggling, strong violent content, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015)
Genre: Fantasy, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: With magic long since lost to England, two men are destined to bring it back; the reclusive Mr. Norrell and daring novice Jonathan Strange. So begins a dangerous battle between two great minds.
Style: semi serious, exciting, bleak, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, elf, odd couple, reluctant partners, escapades, state affairs, magic, magician, fairy, partners ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
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 6.9
 77K
48 Hrs. (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.
Style: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: convict, crimes, police investigation, partners against crime, prison, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners, law enforcement, tough cop, police officer killed, buddy cop, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles
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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: dark fantasy, gothic, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: supernatural, witch, immortality, lone hero, adventure, dark hero, fantasy world, wizards and magicians, black magic, good versus evil, fight scenes, apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 7.2
 642K
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, outsmarting, mind game, perfect crime, cons and scams, teamwork, scheme, mastermind, illusionist, magic trick, fbi, con artists ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new orleans, las vegas, new york, paris france, usa ...
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 6.5
 13K
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, mischievous children, prank, boarding school, reluctant partners, partners, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, social differences, culture clash, parents and children, working class ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london, australia
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 405
Hard Ground (2003)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, bounty hunter, old west, reluctant partners, criminal heroes, partners, escapades, redemption, track down, chase, on the run, abduction ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: reluctant partners, confined, couples, disorder, couple relations, isolation, drug dealing, gain trust, radio dj, house arrest, friendship, probation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
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 5.8
 24K
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, satirical, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: talking animals, thanksgiving, time travel, adventure, changing the past or future, bird, animals, escapades, reluctant partners, disorder, friends, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, 15th century, 2010s, 17th century, future
Place: usa
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 6.5
 5K
You Instead (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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: music festival, performer's life, opposites attract, fall in love, ego clash, lifestyle, initially antagonists, disorder, showbiz, partners, music band, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, scotland
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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: sexy, suspenseful, serious, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, reluctant partners, fighting crime, track down, cons and scams, witnessing a crime, police officer, tough law enforcer, hotel, brutality, murder, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london, new jersey
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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, exciting, not serious, entertaining, parody ...
Plot: spy spoof, secret agents, hippie, femme fatale, reluctant partners, adventure, womanizer, goofy hero, escapades, secret service, disorder, heroic mission ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: rio de janeiro, latin america, brazil, france, europe ...
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