Verbal byplay movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant verbal byplay movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, realistic, witty, clever, entertaining and light films and TV shows about / with verbal byplay, mentor, culture clash, dialogue, catastrophe, destiny, chase, runaway, storytelling and vengeance plots mostly in Comedy, Crime and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as verbal byplay: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013), Sleuth (2007), Sherlock Holmes (2009), Sherlock (2010), Pride & Prejudice (2005), Shrek (2001), Rush Hour (1998), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Gilmore Girls (2000), The Other Guys (2010).

List of verbal byplay movies

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A single-camera ensemble comedy following the lives of an eclectic group of detectives in a New York precinct, including one slacker who is forced to shape up when he gets a new boss.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police station, verbal byplay, boss and employee, police, workplace situations, sitcom, teamwork, investigation, arrest, crimes, sergeant, police chief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: There is a new criminal mastermind at large (Professor Moriarty) and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil and lack of conscience may give him an advantage over the detective.
Style: exciting, cynical, entertaining, intellectual, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, riddles and clues, mind game, hotshot hero, mystery, verbal byplay, master villain, partners against crime, escapades, detective inspector, steampunk, fight scenes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: london, england, europe, paris france, germany ...
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 6.5
 28K
Sleuth (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.
Style: talky, psychological, intellectual, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, mind game, verbal byplay, crimes, one on one, dialogue driven, age difference, dishonesty, game playing, fear, manipulation, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.6
 532K
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.
Style: captivating, exciting, humorous, entertaining, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, partners, prodigy, hotshot hero, murder, sherlock holmes, intelligence, mystery, adventure, verbal byplay ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard, tower bridge london ...
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 9.2
 658K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, witty, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, prodigy, mind game, partners, crime, mastermind, friendship, riddles and clues, british, intelligence, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard
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Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Pride & Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters. If Mr. Bennet dies their house will ...
Style: witty, captivating, romantic, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, social differences, prejudice, rich and poor, fall in love, pride and honor, society, aristocracy, eligible bachelor, looking for love ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, britain, europe, london
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 7.9
 534K
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, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: opposites attract, princess, reluctant partners, swamp, dragon, ogre, adventure, love and romance, friendship, odd couple, daring rescue, verbal byplay ...
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 7.0
 212K
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: reluctant partners, martial arts, two man army, chase, odd couple, police investigation, partners against crime, fish out of water, verbal byplay, kidnapping, ransom, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, hong kong, california, china
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Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new ...
Style: stylized, romantic, sweet, inspirational, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cross dressing, shakespeare, theater, verbal byplay, writer's life, theatre play, hidden identity, unlikely couple, forbidden love, love and romance, lovers, muse ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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 8.1
 82K
Gilmore Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Set in the charming town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the series follows the captivating lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother/daughter pair who have a relationship most people only dream of.
Style: feel good, talky, witty, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, best friends, family, small town life, single mother, female protagonist, looking for love, teenager, boyfriend, career, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, new england, yale university
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 6.7
 214K
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: parody, police investigation, misfit partners, partners against crime, verbal byplay, farce, goofy hero, reluctant partners, drugs/alcohol, police, stupidity, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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 6.6
 149K
The Heat (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: misfit partners, policewoman, fbi, police, partners against crime, friendship, police investigation, drug lord, sarcasm, verbal byplay, women, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: boston, usa
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 6.6
 270K
Hitch (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Dating coach Alex 'Hitch' Hitchens mentors a bumbling client, Albert, who hopes to win the heart of the glamorous Allegra Cole. While Albert makes progress, Hitch faces his own romantic setbacks when proven techniques fail to work on Sara ...
Style: feel good, romantic, entertaining, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, teaching the ways of the world, battle of the sexes, wooing, looking for love, dating, hidden identity, hotshot, verbal byplay, romance, mentor, matchmaking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, san francisco
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 7.6
 213K
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 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, partners against crime, police investigation, verbal byplay, police, crime, gunfight, adventure, car chase, family, weapons ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, vietnam, california
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Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, workplace romance, looking for love, love and romance, thirtysomething life, christmas, holiday, diary, love triangle, verbal byplay, uninhibited rivalry, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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 7.0
 158K
Chicken Run (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the British chicken farm where they are held, Rocky the american rooster and Ginger the chicken decide to rebel against the evil Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy, the farm's owners. Rocky ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: freedom, escape, chicken, farm, adventure, against the odds, verbal byplay, birds, heroic mission, friends, confined, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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 6.8
 198K
Bad Boys (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate ...
Style: exciting, humorous, buddy comedy, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: drug lord, car chase, black cop, gunfight, police corruption, internal affairs, foot chase, brutality, buddies, police investigation, partners against crime, witness protection ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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 7.0
 32K
Serial (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A catholic French couple sees their life upside down when their four daughters get married to men of different religion and origins.
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, light, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: racism, interracial relations, verbal byplay, parents and children, family in crisis, family relations, couple relations, sister sister relationship, family gatherings, life turned upside down, society, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, africa
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Deliver Us from Eva (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Eva Dandridge is a very uptight young woman who constantly meddles in the affairs of her sisters and their husbands. Her in-laws, who are tired of Eva interfering in their lives, decide to set her up with someone so she can leave them alone. They ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, light, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, verbal byplay, couple relations, opposites attract, love and romance, family relations, sister sister relationship, conspiracy, sisters, husband wife relationship, strong female character, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce.
Style: witty, clever, romantic, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: battle of the sexes, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, unlikely couple, manipulations, verbal byplay, marriage of convenience, opposites attract, cons and scams, fall in love, love and romance, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, malibu california, las vegas
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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tough-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads to the rarified world of Beverly Hills in his beat-up Chevy Nova to investigate a friend's murder. But soon, he realizes he's stumbled onto something much more complicated. Bungling rookie ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, witty, exciting, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, investigation, gunfight, car chase, maverick cop, undercover, damsel in distress, smuggling, fish out of water, foot chase, verbal byplay, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, detroit
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 8.4
 218K
Scrubs (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, John "J.D" Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life.
Style: witty, humorous, sincere, captivating, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doctors and patients, sitcom, friendship, workplace situations, doctor, mentor, hospital, love and romance, interracial relations, workplace romance, medical student, verbal byplay ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The show stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of himself, a street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia who ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, realistic, situational comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sitcom, teenage life, black family, fish out of water, verbal byplay, siblings relations, social differences, butler, culture clash, family relations, misfit, estate ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham murders Robin's father, the legendary archer vows vengeance. To accomplish his mission, Robin joins forces with a band of exiled villagers (and comely Maid Marian), and together they battle to end the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, entertaining, intense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, family outing
Plot: knight, folk hero, good versus evil, adventure, courage, robbery, thief, robin hood, chase, dishonesty, greed, justice ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, dungeon, holy land, jerusalem
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 7.5
 118K
Trading Places (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, cynical ...
Plot: rich and poor, fish out of water, switching roles, life turned upside down, millionaire, rags to riches, beggar, wrongful arrest, wager, hoodlum, broker, prostitute ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
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Tales from the Crypt (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the Crypt, is an American horror anthology television series that ran from June 10, 1989 to July 19, 1996 on the premium cable channel HBO for seven seasons with a total of 93 episodes. ...
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, witty, scary, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, amateur detective, hidden identity, verbal byplay, supernatural ability, gory, mysterious character, danger, crime, deadly, deadly creature, master villain ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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 5.8
 113K
The Break-Up (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Cohabitating couple Gary and Brooke find their once-blissful romance on the rocks when petty spats about lemons and dirty dishes mushroom into an all-out battle for custody of their upscale Chicago condo. An escalating argument ensues as Gary and ...
Style: humorous, cynical, sentimental, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: crumbling marriage, opposites attract, relationships, unsupportive spouse, romance, verbal byplay, uninhibited rivalry, battle of the sexes, break-up, introspection, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 5.7
 21K
Gambit (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.
Style: humorous, entertaining, tense, funny, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, verbal byplay, crime gone awry, collector, disorder, dishonesty, partners, farce, employer employee relationship, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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That Awkward Moment (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Best pals Jason and Daniel indulge in casual flings and revel in their carefree, unattached lives. After learning that the marriage of their friend Mikey is over, they gladly welcome him back into their circle. The three young men make a pact to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, romantic, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, friendship, looking for sex, singleness, male friendship, twentysomething life, buddies, romance, verbal byplay, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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Failure to Launch (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tripp, an attractive man in his thirties, is still living with his parents Al and Sue. Tripp's best friends Demo and Ace are also still living in their parents' homes and seem proud of it. Al and Sue are not happy, however, and are ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: battle of the sexes, opposites attract, love and romance, unlikely couple, living with parents, verbal byplay, singleness, bondage, family relations, fall in love, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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