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, semi serious, exciting, witty and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with unlikely partners, partners, crimes, disorder, death, murder, runaway, mentor, chase and police officer 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), Pride (2014).

List of unlikely partners movies

 8.2
 116K
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, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cons and scams, intelligence, art thief, unlikely partners, mastermind, fbi, partners, expert, deal, crimes, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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 8.0
 188K
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: tense, captivating, exciting, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, master criminal, special agents, danger, unlikely partners, manipulations, investigation, partners, terrorism, law enforcement, mind game, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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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 9.5
 1.4M
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, clever, serious, psychological ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, crimes, master criminal, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, unlikely partners, family problems, teacher, peril, desperation, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 5.6
 117K
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, stylized, buddy comedy, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, investigation, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, back from the dead, uncover truth, ghost, police detective, partners, escapades, gold ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, boston, new england, massachusetts
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 6.6
 46K
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: unlikely couple, fall in love, couple relations, unlikely partners, fear of flying, smuggling, love and romance, escapades, chase, true love, infidelity, airport ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe, toronto ontario canada, canada ...
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 7.2
 324K
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, bomb, danger, highway, rescue, hostages, unlikely partners, save the day, bus, hijacking, chases and races, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.0
 100K
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, cons and scams, poker, adventure, unlikely partners, debt, cheating, card playing, vengeance, gambler, strong female character, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, louisiana, mississippi river, mississippi, california
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 6.5
 202K
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, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: espionage, secret agents, goofy hero, romancing partners, spy, unlikely partners, top secret, treason, chases and races, save the day, traitor, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, russia, washington d.c., usa, moscow russia ...
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 7.8
 51K
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: lgbt, gay, prejudice, working class, unlikely partners, social decay, generosity, society, gays and lesbians, hopes, injustice, social relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1984
Place: england, europe, london, wales, california
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 7.1
 18K
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, factory, small town, fashion, family business, bankruptcy, fashion show, unlikely partners, fish out of water, designer, gender bending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, milan italy
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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: police investigation, chase, parents and children, fighting crime, unlikely partners, criminal, crimes, family relations, police, parent grown child relationship, murder, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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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, exciting, funny, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely partners, odd couple, crime, crimes, french, criminal heroes, unlikely friendships, chase, prison escape, prison, on the run, car chase ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, poland, argentina
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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: twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, murder, intruder, crimes, vigilantism, investigation, violence, 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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: private detective, workplace romance, opposites attract, 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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 8.9
 86K
Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, 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, tragicomedy, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bounty hunter, space travel, future dystopia, escapades, jazz, outer space, buddies, neo-noir, hacker, fighting crime, neo noir, warrior ...
Time: future, 21st century
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 5.8
 40K
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, boss and employee, taxi driver, police investigation, buddies, unlikely partners, friends, incompetent police, skiing, crimes, gang, crime ...
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, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: partners, unlikely partners, infidelity, family problems, life turned upside down, sex addict, dishonesty, introspection, disorder, female friendship, friendship between women, play within film ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 6.4
 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, suspenseful, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: missing child, partners, missing person, amateur detective, unlikely partners, parents and children, family problems, escapades, life turned upside down, prostitute, society, father daughter incest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
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 6.4
 2K
Kiss Kiss (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hitman, unlikely partners, teaching the ways of the world, crime, danger, deadly, crimes, murder, power relations, club, gunfight, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
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Untitled Web Series About a Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 10 min.
TV show
Story: The Inspector and his faithful associate Piper Tate encounter the Inspector's arch-nemesis, Boyish the Extraordinary.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, humorous, exciting, not serious
Plot: adventurer, unlikely partners, heroic mission, adventure, space and aliens, odd couple, escapades, rivalry, danger, partners, good versus evil, master villain ...
Time: future
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 5.5
 518
Moonfleet (2013)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
TV show
Story: An adaptation of J Meade Falkner’s 1898 swashbuckling novel. A young man craving adventure joins a gang of smugglers in search of Blackbeard's diamond
Style: captivating, exciting, semi serious, epic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventurer, treasure hunt, heroes, unlikely partners, youth, escapades, dishonesty, rivalry, adventure, cons and scams, against the odds, family ...
Time: 1700s, 18th century
Place: england
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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, bankruptcy, vengeance, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, couple relations, disorder, couples, renewed love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, french riviera, paris france, cote d'azur
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You Don't Choose Your Family (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: César Borgnoli, an unsuccessful car salesman from Italy, lives well beyond his means. In order to get out of his financial disaster, he agrees to a deal: he pretends to be the husband of his sister's girlfriend Kim so she can legally adopt a ...
Style: not serious, humorous, exciting, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: adoption, family relations, unlikely partners, comedy of errors, disorder, dishonesty, nothing goes right, partners, interracial adoption, escapades, love and romance, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, france, europe, asia
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Man with the Screaming Brain (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 2005 Bruce Campbell directed his first ever feature film. The film stars Bruce Campbell as a wealthy CEO who travels to Bulgaria after the fall of communism. His plan was to do business for his U.S. drug company yet he is shortly caught up in ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, split personality, murder, unlikely partners, vengeance, experiment gone awry, track down, partners, deadly, crimes, small town, head injury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bulgaria
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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance ...
Style: offbeat, stylized, witty, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: existentialism, twists & turns, hotel, inheritance, greed, adventure, escapades, mentor protege relationship, disorder, cons and scams, servant, friendship ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 30s ...
Place: eastern europe, europe, hungary, alps, central europe
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 8.3
 5K
Megas XLR (2004)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Megas XLR is an American animated television series that aired on the Toonami block on Cartoon Network and is produced by Cartoon Network Studios. It was created by Jody Schaeffer and George Krstic. The series is a homage and parody of mecha ...
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, exciting, mecha
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, heroes, save the world, adventure, unlikely partners, invasion, teenage life, plan gone awry, battles, scientist, space and aliens, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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 6.3
 530
Monkey Warfare (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Two ex-revolutionaries living underground have their lives turned upside down by a sexy young radical who goes from smashing SUVs to fighting gentrification with firebombs.
Style: witty, humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: vandalism, against the rules, unlikely partners, mysterious character, rebellion, love triangle, love and romance, lifestyle, couple relations, rebelliousness, disorder, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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My Gym Partner's a Monkey (2005)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: My Gym Partner's a Monkey is an American animated television series created by Tim Cahill and Julie McNally-Cahill and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. It premiered on Cartoon Network on December 26, 2005, and on The WB Television Network ...
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, light, offbeat
Plot: unlikely partners, young heroes, best friends, animal life, fish out of water, teaching the ways of the world, youth, human animal relationship, monkey, friends, school dance, human becomes animal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.0
 5K
Dead Weight (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Comedy
Country: France, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Prison guard Reggio lets Moltes have a weekly lottery ticket in exchange for his suave relationship advice. When Moltes learns that he has a winning lottery ticket, he breaks out of jail to claim his money. However, Reggio's girlfriend, Pauline ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, entertaining
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, adventure, odd couple, unlikely partners, treasure hunt, fugitives, partners, race against time, escapades, chase, tough heroes, lottery ...
Time: contemporary, year 1995, 2000s
Place: europe, france
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