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, clever, entertaining and feel good films and TV shows about / with unlikely partners, partners, mentor, runaway, dialogue, storytelling, chase, culture clash, death and catastrophe 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), R.I.P.D. (2013), Breaking Bad (2008), Castle (2009), Speed (1994), French Kiss (1995), Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Maverick (1994).

List of unlikely partners movies

 8.3
 130K
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, unlikely partners, con artists, art thief, genius, special agents, criminal, partners, dishonesty, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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 8.0
 242K
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, serious, tense, clever, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, unlikely partners, mind game, secret, law enforcement, crimes, terrorism, outsmarting, partners, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 5.6
 132K
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: buddy comedy, not serious, stylized, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, unlikely partners, afterlife, investigation, back from the dead, obsessive quest, police detective, escapades, rivalry, uncover truth, ghost, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, boston, new england, massachusetts
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 9.5
 1.8M
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, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug dealing, life is a bitch, crimes, drug lord, family problems, master criminal, double life, drug dealer, drug cartel, life turned upside down, ambition, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, usa
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 8.1
 160K
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, homicide detective, riddles and clues, writers, investigation, crime investigation, police investigation, murder, murder investigation, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.3
 360K
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: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hostage, unlikely partners, bomb, highway, rescue, save the day, trapped, hijacking, bus, master criminal, swat team, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 6.6
 50K
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, vineyard, fear of flying, smuggling, love and romance, escapades, chase, true love, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe, cannes, canada ...
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Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
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, family, animal life, adventure, pirate, friendship, unlikely partners, animals, parents and children, getting home, natural disaster, friends ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: north america
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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, adventure, good versus evil, heroes, spacecraft, 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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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: 34-year-old virgin loser is kicked out of his home by his family and realized that his life is completely over. As he regrets wasting his life, a truck runs him over and he died. When he wakes up... He’s in a world of sword and sorcery! Reborn as ...
Style: ecchi, captivating, intense, tense, seinen ...
Plot: reincarnation, magic, harem, new life, peril, starting over, impersonation, fantasy world, second chance, unlikely partners, romance, obsessive quest ...
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 7.0
 111K
Maverick (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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, family outing
Plot: poker, cons and scams, gambling, adventure, unlikely partners, card playing, strong female character, gambler, debt, vengeance, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 60s
Place: louisiana, usa, mississippi, california
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 7.1
 29K
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, funny, captivating, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely partners, french, on the run, prison, henchman, odd couple, mob boss, escape, crimes, revenge plot, disorder, criminal heroes ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, poland, argentina
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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, humorous, not serious, talky, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: talking animals, fox, anthropomorphism, unlikely partners, anthropomorphic animal, heroic mission, evil, partners, dishonesty, thief, resourceful, village life ...
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The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: In a seemingly quiet country town the newest resident, Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd, finds that murder lurks in even the most homely location.
Style: witty, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: mystery, partners against crime, whodunit, riddles and clues, unlikely partners, law enforcement, under the surface, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, partners, detective inspector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
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 6.5
 217K
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: spy, secret agents, espionage, goofy hero, unlikely partners, secret service, spy spoof, top secret, romancing partners, treason, save the day, traitor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, washington d.c., russia, usa, chechnya ...
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 8.9
 115K
Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
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: exciting, futuristic, atmospheric, stylized, neo noir ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: bounty hunter, jazz, outer space, future dystopia, space travel, friendship, escapades, hacker, adventure, buddies, fighting crime, unlikely partners ...
Time: future, 21st century
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 7.5
 478K
Ice Age (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
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, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: talking animals, friendship, unlikely friendships, family, adventure, odd couple, animal life, journey, life risking, rescue, heroic mission, caveman ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory
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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, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, santa claus, belief, dreams, christmas, childhood, adventure, save the world, holiday, legends and myths, protector ...
Place: new york, st. petersburg russia
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The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The Hidden Dungeon is a place of legend where rare treasures and items are hidden. Nor, the third son of an impoverished noble family who's lost the one job offer he had, was lucky enough to hear about this dungeon. He then acquires a skill ...
Style: ecchi, captivating, romantic, funny, feel good ...
Plot: harem, magic, opportunist, romance, super strength, obsessive quest, love and romance, monster, friends, fantasy world, rich and poor, romanticism ...
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 7.8
 57K
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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, working class, lgbt, prejudice, unlikely partners, protest, gay couple, homosexuality, social decay, generosity, social relations, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1985
Place: england, europe, london, wales, united kingdom ...
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 7.1
 20K
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, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: transvestism, cabaret, small town, fashion show, fashion, family business, factory, cross dressing, unlikely partners, fish out of water, bankruptcy, gender bending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, milan italy, europe, london
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 6.5
 23K
A Little Chaos (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 117 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, aristocracy, jealousy, adultery, female protagonist, extramarital affair, unlikely partners, intrigue, fall in love, infidelity, garden ...
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: funny, not serious, humorous, light, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: chase, police investigation, unlikely partners, fighting crime, parents and children, criminal, crimes, family relations, police, parent grown child relationship, murder, gunfight ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
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A Monster in Paris (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paris,1910. Emile, a shy movie projectionist, and Raoul, a colorful inventor, find themselves embarked on the hunt for a monster terrorizing citizens. They join forces with Lucille, the big-hearted star of the Bird of Paradise cabaret, an eccentric ...
Style: feel good, touching, thought provoking, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, love and romance, friends, friendship, transformation, monster, heroes, misfit, obsessive quest, ambition, social misfits, unlikely partners ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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 6.7
 36K
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: twists and turns, neo noir, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: private detective, home invasion, murder, intruder, crimes, vigilantism, investigation, unlikely partners, death, self defense, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: texas, usa
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 7.6
 20K
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, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: private detective, opposites attract, unlikely couple, workplace romance, romance, screwball, partners, crimes, unlikely partners, snobbism, verbal byplay, workplace situations ...
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, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: outer space, save the world, superhero, unlikely partners, emperor, good versus evil, space travel, master villain, adventure, alien encounter, partners, 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: suspense, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, siege, police corruption, criminal's revenge, survival, police station, crimes, master criminal, unlikely partners, violence, death, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
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 6.1
 96K
Open Season (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Boog, a domesticated 900lb. Grizzly bear finds himself stranded in the woods 3 days before Open Season. Forced to rely on Elliot, a fast-talking mule deer, the two form an unlikely friendship and must quickly rally other forest animals if they are ...
Style: funny, entertaining, buddy comedy, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night ...
Plot: adventure, friendship, talking animals, disney, animal life, hunting, disorder, partners, friends, rescue, wilderness, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, hacker, rape, strong female character, sexual abuse, uncover truth, serial killer, missing person, journalist, crimes, partners, sadist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, 2010s, year 2011 ...
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe ...
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