Unlikely partners movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant unlikely partners movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, realistic, exciting, entertaining, witty and clever films and TV shows about / with unlikely partners, partners, mentor, catastrophe, runaway, dialogue, storytelling, culture clash, chase and crimes plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as unlikely partners: White Collar (2009), The Blacklist (2013), Castle (2009), Breaking Bad (2008), R.I.P.D. (2013), French Kiss (1995), Speed (1994), Maverick (1994), Get Smart (2008), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).

List of unlikely partners movies

 8.2
 120K
White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially ...
Style: exciting, captivating, light, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cons and scams, mastermind, fbi, genius, art thief, unlikely partners, intelligence, partners, law enforcement, talented, expert, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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 8.0
 202K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, unlikely partners, investigation, manipulations, mind game, partners, law enforcement, terrorism, danger, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 8.1
 142K
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: police detective, riddles and clues, female detective, romancing partners, investigation, homicide detective, police investigation, writers, law enforcement, murder, partners, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, united states
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 9.5
 1.5M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, psychological, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, master criminal, crimes, drug lord, life is a bitch, family problems, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, unlikely partners, peril, desperation, drug cartel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 5.6
 120K
R.I.P.D. (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. Based on the comic by Peter M. Lenkov.
Style: not serious, buddy comedy, stylized, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, investigation, afterlife, unlikely partners, ghost, obsessive quest, back from the dead, rivalry, uncover truth, escapades, police detective, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, new england
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 6.6
 47K
French Kiss (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: French Kiss is director Kasdan’s best film since the Bodyguard. The plot involves a couple in love and one woman’s attempt to fly to Paris to get her lover back from a business trip and marry him. On the way she unknowingly smuggles something of ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, unlikely couple, couple relations, unlikely partners, fear of flying, smuggling, love and romance, escapades, vineyard, chase, true love, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe, cannes, riviera ...
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 7.2
 335K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hostage, danger, highway, rescue, bomb, hostages, unlikely partners, save the day, hijacking, chases and races, bus, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.0
 103K
Maverick (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them. He needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a Winner Take All poker game that begins in a few days. He tries to win some, tries to collect a few debts, and ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, cons and scams, adventure, unlikely partners, debt, strong female character, cheating, card playing, vengeance, gambler, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era, 1960s, 60s
Place: louisiana, usa, mississippi river, mississippi, california
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 6.5
 206K
Get Smart (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When the identities of secret agents from Control are compromised, the Chief promotes hapless but eager analyst Maxwell Smart and teams him with stylish, capable Agent 99, the only spy whose cover remains intact. Can they work together to thwart the ...
Style: exciting, not serious, humorous, parody, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, spy, goofy hero, top secret, unlikely partners, secret service, treason, save the day, chases and races, traitor, world domination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, russia, washington d.c., usa, chechnya ...
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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, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, good versus evil, spacecraft, teamwork, space travel, adventure, heroes, superhero, space and aliens, reluctant partners, save the world, creature ...
Time: future, year 2014, 80s, year 1988, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
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 7.8
 53K
Pride (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on a true story, the film is set in the summer of 1984 – when Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, working class, prejudice, unlikely partners, gay couple, social decay, generosity, society, hopes, gays and lesbians, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1984
Place: england, europe, london, united kingdom, wales ...
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 7.1
 19K
Kinky Boots (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Charles Price may have grown up with his father in the family shoe business in Northampton, in central England, but he never thought that he would take his father's place. Yet, the untimely death of his father places him in that position, only ...
Style: touching, humorous, inspirational, witty, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: transvestism, cabaret, fashion show, factory, small town, fashion, family business, fish out of water, unlikely partners, bankruptcy, designer, gender bending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, milan italy, europe, london
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 6.5
 21K
A Little Chaos (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A landscape gardener is hired by famous architect Le Nôtre to construct the grand gardens at the palace of Versailles. As the two work on the palace, they find themselves drawn to each other and are thrown into rivalries within the court of King ...
Style: light, stylized, captivating, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: royal court, gardener, jealousy, aristocracy, female protagonist, extramarital affair, unlikely partners, fall in love, intrigue, palaces castles and temples, infidelity, adultery ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century, 1930s, 70s, 1920s ...
Place: france, versailles, paris france, europe, england ...
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Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A tough cop's (Sylvester Stallone) seemingly frail mother (Estelle Getty) comes to stay with him and progressively interferes in his life. She buys him an illegal MAC-10 machine pistol and starts poking around in his police cases. Eventually, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, funny, light, idiotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: chase, police investigation, parents and children, fighting crime, unlikely partners, criminal, crimes, family relations, police, parent grown child relationship, murder, gunfight ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.
Style: humorous, stylized, sweet, light, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens
Plot: talking animals, adventure, family, friendship, animal life, getting home, pirate, friends, partners, dimwit, escapades, hopes ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: north america
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 7.1
 27K
Ruby & Quentin (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After hiding his loot and getting thrown in jail, Ruby, a brooding outlaw encounters Quentin, a dim-witted and garrulous giant who befriends him. After Quentin botches a solo escape attempt, they make a break together. Unable to shake the clumsy ...
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, funny, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely partners, on the run, french, prison, henchman, odd couple, escape, mob boss, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, fugitives ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, poland, argentina
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 7.5
 449K
Ice Age (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 81 min.
Story: With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters – Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth – find an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. ...
Style: road movie, touching, feel good, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: talking animals, friendship, unlikely friendships, rescue, adventure, journey, family, caveman, animal life, life risking, creature, odd couple ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory, prehistoric
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Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.
Style: fairy tale, whimsical, humorous, not serious, talky ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fox, talking animals, anthropomorphic animal, heroic mission, evil, partners, unlikely partners, dishonesty, danger, animal life, anthropomorphism, thief ...
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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, witty, fairy tale, colourful ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, christmas, childhood, adventure, friendship, legends and myths, holiday, belief, santa claus, imaginary, dreams ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, new york, saint petersburg
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 6.8
 34K
Cold in July (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: private detective, murder, intruder, crimes, vigilantism, investigation, violence, flashlight, deadly, unlikely partners, home invasion, death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: texas, usa
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 7.6
 18K
Moonlighting (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Moonlighting is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 3, 1985, to May 14, 1989. The network aired a total of 66 episodes. Starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as private detectives, the show was a mixture of drama, comedy, ...
Style: talky, feel good, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: private detective, opposites attract, workplace romance, unlikely couple, romance, screwball, detective agency, partners, crimes, snobbism, workplace situations, verbal byplay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Buzz Lightyear of Star Command is an American animated science fiction/adventure/comedy series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The series originally aired on UPN and ABC from October 2000 to January 2001 as part of Disney's One ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, save the world, imaginary, superhero, unlikely partners, good versus evil, emperor, space travel, master villain, danger, adventure, space and aliens ...
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Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, police corruption, violence, survival, danger, police station, crimes, master criminal, law enforcement, deadly, criminal's revenge, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
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 8.9
 92K
Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, neo noir, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bounty hunter, outer space, escapades, future dystopia, jazz, space travel, neo-noir, friendship, hacker, buddies, fighting crime, warrior ...
Time: future, 21st century
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 5.8
 41K
Taxi 3 (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A gang of thieves calling themselves the Santa Claus Gang are wreaking havoc, and the police can't keep up. Police Captain Gilbert is distracted by a Chinese reporter writing a story on his squad, and taxi driver Daniel is in the midst of a ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: car chase, skiing, boss and employee, taxi driver, police investigation, buddies, unlikely partners, incompetent police, friends, crime, crimes, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france
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If I Were You (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When a woman tries to outwit her husband's sexy young mistress, the unexpected consequences include starring as King Lear in a very amateur production - with the mistress, an aspiring actress, playing The Fool.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: partners, unlikely partners, infidelity, life turned upside down, family problems, sex addict, dishonesty, introspection, disorder, friendship between women, female friendship, play within film ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 6.3
 2K
Tirza (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jörgen's world is crumbling. Forced into early retirement and harassed by his ex-wife, the only part of his life which makes sense - his beloved daughter Tirza - is shattered when she disappears on holiday in Namibia. After weeks of terrifying ...
Style: psychological, serious, sincere, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: missing child, partners, missing person, parents and children, unlikely partners, amateur detective, family problems, escapades, life turned upside down, prostitute, society, child prostitution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
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Mike Tyson Mysteries (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 12 min.
TV show
Story: Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets … by solving mysteries! Aided by the Mike Tyson Mystery Team — the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensberry, Mike’s adopted Korean daughter and a pigeon who was once a man — Mike ...
Style: humorous, not serious, adult animation, absurd, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, ghost, heroes, unlikely partners, riddles and clues, mystery, danger, crimes, partners, amateur detective, father daughter relationship, ex boxer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.8
 13K
The Love Punch (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Retirement at last! Middle-aged and divorced, company owner Richard Jones is looking forward to a worry-free existence as he arrives at his office on his last day of work. Much to his dismay, he discovers that the management buyout of his company ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: heist, reluctant partners, unlikely partners, vengeance, bankruptcy, romance, renewed love, disorder, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, cote d'azur, french riviera, paris france
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 7.0
 428
Murder City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: British police drama that revolves around two mismatched detectives who scour London solving complex cases.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, mystery, investigation, unlikely partners, police detective, riddles and clues, law enforcement, partners against crime, partners, deadly, crimes, partner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: united kingdom, london
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