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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Comedy

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

To be a Pet Detective, you have to understand both the criminals and animals. Ace Ventura goes even further... He behaves like a criminal animal. When a football team's mascot (a dolphin) is stolen just before the Superbowl, Ace Ventura is put on the case. Now, who would want to steal a dolphin, and why? (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping, revenge
Locations:wheelchair, nightclub
Characters:detective, hostage, nudity
Period:1990s
Story:mascot, human animal relationship, white bra, private detective, police detective, police shootout, girl in panties, white panties, master dog relationship, owner dog relationship, boy dog relationship, catching a bullet in one's teeth, catching a bullet, immature adult, raspy voice, bullet catching, mangina, male full back nudity, cult classic, love hate relationship

Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Comedy, Crime

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Set in the 1970s in a metropolis called "Bay City," this is the tale of two police detective partners, Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson, and Dave Starsky, who always seem to get the toughest cases from their boss, Captain Dobey, rely on omniscient street informer Huggy Bear and race to the scene of the crimes in their souped-up 1974 Ford Torino hot rod, telling the story of their first big case (as a prequel to the TV show), which involved a former college campus drug dealer who went on to become a white collar criminal. (Read More)

Locations:nightclub
Characters:hostage, detective
Story:police detective, police shootout, fundraiser, aquarium, newspaper headline, bodyguard, knocked out, undercover, mansion, disguise, police station, revolver, car chase, held at gunpoint, underwear, shootout, title spoken by character, character name in title, murder, police

Striptease (1996)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Striptease (1996)

Erin Grant loses care and custody of her daughter when she's divorced from her husband Darrell, a small-time thief. Struggling for money, she is a dancer at a nightclub, where one night Congressman Dilbeck (in disguise) attacks another member of the audience. A spectator, who recognizes Dilbeck and is fond of Erin, offers to get back her daughter by blackmailing Dilbeck. Things do not work out as planned, though. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:wheelchair, nightclub
Characters:detective, nudity
Period:1990s
Story:police detective, fundraiser, dolphin, miami florida, aquarium, farce, monkey, bodyguard, knocked out, fish, disguise, revolver, held at gunpoint, bare butt, cult film, dog, murder

Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
Comedy, Crime

Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)

Oscar night. Who will win? Who will lose? And will someone please kick that numbskull off stage? Wait! That's no ordinary numbskull. That's Lt. Frank Drebin, crashing the ceremonies to stop a terrorist plot that could mean curtains for him -- or will a simple window shade be enough?

Themes:revenge
Characters:hostage, detective
Period:1990s
Story:police detective, police shootout, insult, aquarium, stupidity, slapstick comedy, farce, undercover, disguise, police station, cleavage, revolver, held at gunpoint, shootout, shower, cult film, police

Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)

An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. A "Lethal Weapon" style cop team tries to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the nation by distributing their wares via the "Wilderness Girls" cookie drive.

Characters:hostage, detective
Period:1990s
Story:police detective, aquarium, crime scene, slapstick comedy, swat team, bodyguard, mansion, disguise, police station, revolver, held at gunpoint, shootout, cult film, police, dog

Ride Along 2 (2016)
Action, Comedy

Ride Along 2 (2016)

The RIDE ALONG 2 sequel picks up about a year after our heroes' last adventure. Plans for a quick trip to Miami go bad. With the wedding upcoming, James reluctantly takes Ben with him to Miami to follow up on a lead connected to a drug ring case he's been trying to crack. In Miami, they meet Maya, a no-BS homicide detective who lets them know Miami is her turf. They also encounter AJ, a shady cocky computer hacker who reveals evidence that implicates a well-respected local businessman, the wealthy Antonio Pope. Pope harbors a vicious streak and rules South Florida's drug trade. If Ben and James can convince the authorities that Pope is a brutal crime boss they'll stop his spree. If they fail, well there may not be a wedding after all. This is why Ride Along 2 (2016) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). (Read More)

Locations:nightclub
Characters:detective
Story:police detective, police shootout, female cop, miami florida, impostor, bodyguard, ring, knocked out, undercover, mansion, disguise, police station, car chase, held at gunpoint, shootout, fire, murder, police, dog

Dragnet (1987)
Comedy, Crime

Dragnet (1987)

Friday and Streebek are assigned to some very strange robberies, like i.e. the stealing of one bat, a 30 foot long snake and the mane of a lion from a zoo. All the latest BAIT magazines were also recently stolen, and some chemicals that when are mixed correctly develops a very deadly gas. All these thefts have one thing in common; visit cards with the word "PAGAN" left at the crime scenes. Solving these crimes, including why plenty of police vehicles have been stolen lately, involves the usual; to drink coffee at strip tease bars, rescue kidnapped virgins from drowning and lose their jobs. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:hostage, detective
Story:police detective, police shootout, gasoline, swat team, obscene finger gesture, undercover, mansion, disguise, police station, revolver, car chase, held at gunpoint, shootout, fire, cult film, police

The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988)
Comedy, Crime

The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988)

A re-run of many of the gags from the original TV series 'Police Squad'. An Airplane type spoof, this time with the an incompetent lieutenant (Drebin) who always 'gets his man'. Visual gags come thick and fast, and it's impossible to catch them all with one viewing. The plot.. Queen Elizabeth II of England is coming to town, and Vincent Ludwig has plans to assassinate her using a brainwashed baseball player. (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair
Characters:detective
Story:police detective, police shootout, aquarium, stupidity, slapstick comedy, obscene finger gesture, first part, undercover, fish, police station, revolver, car chase, shootout, fire, cult film, police, murder

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Comedy, Romance

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)

Deuce Bigalow is a less than attractive, down on his luck aquarium cleaner. One day he runs into a male gigolo who asks him to look after his precious fish while he is away on business. However, he wrecks the house and needs quick money to repair it. The only way he can make it is to become a gigolo himself, taking on an unusual mix of female clients. He encounters a couple of problems, though. He falls in love with one of his unusual clients, and a sleazy police officer his hot on his trail. (Read More)

Characters:detective, nudity
Story:fish, police detective, girl in panties, gross out comedy, aquarium, scantily clad female, cleavage, bare butt, underwear, panties, character name in title, police

Ride Along (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way.

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:hostage, detective
Story:police detective, police shootout, impostor, bodyguard, knocked out, undercover, police station, revolver, car chase, held at gunpoint, shootout, fire, title spoken by character, police, murder

Rush Hour (1998)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour (1998)

Cultures clash and tempers flares as the two cops named Detective Inspector Lee a Hong Kong Detective and Detective James Carter FBI, a big-mouthed work-alone Los Angeles cop who are from different worlds discovers one thing in common: they can't stand each other. With time running out, they must join forces to catch the criminals and save the eleven-year-old Chinese girl of the Chinese consul named Soo Yung. This is why Rush Hour (1998) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping, revenge
Characters:detective, hostage
Period:1990s
Story:police detective, police shootout, female cop, swat team, lifting someone into the air, first part, bodyguard, undercover, mansion, disguise, police station, revolver, held at gunpoint, shootout, title spoken by character, murder, police

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013)
Comedy, Crime

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013)

Radio DJ Alan Partridge is facing uncertain times with his radio station being taken over by a corporate conglomerate. He makes things worse when he talks down a colleague after a promise to talk him up. The colleague handles things badly and takes the radio station into his own hands, literally, by taking them all hostage. Envisioning all his action heroes in his head, Alan is going to save the day by becoming a go-between for the Scotland Yard. His method though will put himself and others in harm's way because Alan Partridge just can't keep his mouth shut. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:hostage, detective
Story:police detective, female cop, insult, swat team, newspaper headline, four word title, police station, held at gunpoint, bare butt, character name in title, police

The Heat (2013) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Action, Comedy, Crime

The Heat (2013)

Sarah Ashburn, an FBI agent, is extremely ambitious and has her eye on a promotion, but she doesn't get along with her co-workers. She is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Larkin, by tracking down his proxy, Rojas, and is told that she'll have a good shot at the promotion if she finds Larkin. When she arrives in Boston, she learns that Larkin has been eliminating his competition and taking over their operations. She learns that Rojas is in Boston PD custody and goes to see him to ask him what he knows about Larkin, but is warned that the cop who arrested Rojas, Shannon Mullins, is very territorial, and she is not exactly sociable. When the two meet they don't get along. When Mullins learns why Ashburn is in Boston, she decides to find Larkin herself. Ashburn is told by her boss to work with Mullins, but it won't be easy because Ashburn does things by the book while Mullins does things her way. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping, revenge
Locations:wheelchair, nightclub
Characters:hostage, detective
Story:police detective, police shootout, female cop, swat team, knocked out, undercover, police station, cleavage, revolver, car chase, held at gunpoint, cat, shootout, title spoken by character, murder, dog, police

Blue Streak (1999)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Blue Streak (1999)

Miles Logan is a jewel thief who just hit the big time by stealing a huge diamond. However, after two years in jail, he comes to find out that he hid the diamond in a police building that was being built at the time of the robbery. In an attempt to regain his diamond, he poses as an L.A.P.D. detective... (Read More)

Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:police detective, police shootout, slapstick comedy, swat team, farce, disguise, police station, revolver, car chase, held at gunpoint, shootout, fire, police, dog, murder

American Ultra (2015)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

American Ultra (2015)

Small-town stoner Mike Howell ('Jesse Eisenberg' (qv)) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:police shootout, hawaiian shirt, gasoline, swat team, newspaper headline, monkey, bodyguard, ring, knocked out, undercover, disguise, police station, revolver, held at gunpoint, shootout, fire, murder, police

Pain & Gain (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama

Pain & Gain (2013)

Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo ('Mark Wahlberg (I)' (qv)) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal ('Anthony Mackie' (qv)) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle ('Dwayne Johnson (I)' (qv)). Their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong since they have muscles for brains and they're left to haphazardly try to hold onto the elusive American dream. This is why Pain & Gain (2013) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping, revenge
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:hostage, detective
Period:1990s
Story:private detective, police detective, female cop, gasoline, miami florida, stupidity, swat team, obscene finger gesture, knocked out, mansion, disguise, bare butt, fire, panties, title spoken by character, sex scene, murder, dog, police

Ngo Si Seoi (1998) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:hostage, detective
Period:1990s
Story:police detective, newspaper headline, bodyguard, knocked out, undercover, police station, car chase, held at gunpoint, shootout, cult film, title spoken by character, character name in title, dog, police, murder

Bad Boys (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Bad Boys (1995)

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 matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a murder, they have to pretend to be each other. (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair, nightclub
Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:police detective, police shootout, miami florida, aquarium, swat team, first part, mansion, police station, car chase, held at gunpoint, shootout, fire, panties, cult film, title spoken by character, murder, dog, police

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping, revenge
Locations:nightclub
Characters:hostage
Story:insult, slapstick comedy, bodyguard, knocked out, undercover, mansion, disguise, cleavage, car chase, held at gunpoint, shootout, title spoken by character, murder

Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping, revenge
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:hostage
Story:fundraiser, crude humor, impostor, stupidity, slapstick comedy, swat team, farce, bodyguard, knocked out, undercover, fish, disguise, car chase, held at gunpoint, bare butt, shootout, title spoken by character, character name in title, murder, police

Cop Out (2010) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Cop Out (2010)

After a clumsy operation trying to capture a drug dealer, the N.Y.P.D Detectives Jimmy Monroe and Paul Hodges are suspended for one month by their Captain Romans. Jimmy decides to sell his rare baseball card to pay for his daughter's expensive wedding while his jealous partner believes that his wife is cheating on him with their next-door neighbor. When Jimmy sells his card to a memorabilia store, the place is burgled by two small-time thieves and the detective loses his card. They track down the thieves. This is why Cop Out (2010) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:hostage, detective
Story:police detective, police shootout, stupidity, obscene finger gesture, undercover, disguise, police station, revolver, car chase, held at gunpoint, shootout, shower, cult film, police, murder

American Wedding (2003)
Comedy, Romance

American Wedding (2003)

Jim Levenstein has finally found the courage to ask his girlfriend, Michelle Flaherty to marry him. She agrees to get married, but the problems don't stop there for Jim. Now along with Paul Finch and Kevin Myers, Jim must plan the wedding. Unfortunately Steve Stifler is in town and won't let the wedding go past without having some fun himself, which includes setting up a secret bachelor party. (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair
Story:girl in panties, white panties, transvestism, crude humor, stupidity, slapstick comedy, american football, farce, obscene finger gesture, scantily clad female, cleavage, underwear, panties, cult film, dog

The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:hostage, detective, nudity
Story:private detective, aquarium, crime scene, stupidity, slapstick comedy, newspaper headline, bodyguard, knocked out, undercover, fish, mansion, revolver, car chase, held at gunpoint, bare butt, shootout, fire, title spoken by character, murder, police

Bandidas (2006)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Western

Bandidas (2006)

In 1848, a New York bank wants to put a railroad across Mexico, so it buys up small banks around Santa Rita, Durango, and evicts farmers on the proposed rail line who owe money. The bank's henchman is the murderous Jackson. He runs afoul of two women, Maria, the tough but uneducated daughter of a farmer, and Sara, the European-educated daughter of the owner of one of these banks. To feed the now landless people and to seek revenge, Maria and Sara become bank robbers, veritable Robin Hoods. But Jackson and his hired guns are after them. What are the women's options? (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:detective
Story:police detective, newspaper headline, knocked out, scantily clad female, mansion, disguise, police station, cleavage, revolver, held at gunpoint, shootout, fire, title spoken by character, dog, murder

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

Ace Ventura, emerging from self-imposed exile in a remote Himalayan hideaway, travels to Africa with explorer Fulton Greenwall to find a sacred bat which is told will avert a war between with Wachootoo and Wachati tribes. Of course, when Ace gets involved, all hell breaks loose...

Characters:nudity
Period:1990s
Story:private detective, hawaiian shirt, gross out comedy, crude humor, stupidity, lifting someone into the air, disguise, cat, cult film, character name in title

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role... This is why Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:nightclub
Characters:detective
Story:private detective, police shootout, girl in panties, mental institution, scantily clad female, fish, cleavage, revolver, car chase, underwear, shootout, panties, cult film, murder, police, dog

The Pink Panther (2006)
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery

The Pink Panther (2006)

When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief Insp. Dreyfus assigns the worst police inspector Jacques Clouseau to the case. His intention is to give a diversion to the press, while he uses his best men to chase the killer and thief. He assigns Gendarme Gilbert Ponton to work with Clouseau and inform each step of the investigation. When Clouseau is nominated with honor to the highest prize in France, Dreyfus decides to humiliate Clouseau and take him out of the case. However Clouseau has already solved the mystery. (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair
Story:aquarium, slapstick comedy, farce, newspaper headline, first part, ring, disguise, revolver, held at gunpoint, fire, cult film, title spoken by character, police, dog, murder

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Detroit cop Axel Foley is delighted when he receives a surprise visit from his best friend Mikey Tandino, who lives in California. Not long after Mikey arrives in Detroit, Mikey is killed, right in front of Axel, by a man named Zack. Axel follows Zack to Beverly Hills, California, where Beverly Hills police department Lieutenant Andrew Bogomil assigns Detective Billy Rosewood and Rosewood's partner, Sergeant John Taggart, to keep an eye on Axel. Axel visits his friend Jenny Summers, who works in an art gallery. With Jenny's help, Axel discovers that Zack works for Jenny's boss, Victor Maitland, the man who owns the art gallery. Maitland is a drug kingpin who is using the gallery as a front, and Maitland had Zack kill Mikey after Maitland accused Mikey of stealing some of Maitland's bonds. With the help of Jenny, Billy, and Taggart, Axel does what he can to make sure Maitland and Zack won't kill any more people. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping, revenge
Characters:hostage, detective
Story:police shootout, first part, undercover, mansion, police station, revolver, car chase, held at gunpoint, bare butt, shootout, cult film, police, murder

Bride Of Chucky (1998) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Comedy, Horror

Bride Of Chucky (1998)

Chucky hooks up with another murderous doll, the bridal gown-clad Tiffany, for a Route 66 murder spree with their unwitting hosts, two eloping high-school graduates.

Themes:kidnapping, revenge
Characters:hostage, detective
Period:1990s
Story:private detective, police detective, newspaper headline, obscene finger gesture, ring, knocked out, mansion, police station, revolver, car chase, held at gunpoint, bare butt, fire, cult film, murder, character name in title, police

Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Comedy

Scary Movie 2 (2001)

A group of teens including Cindy Campbell and Brenda Meeks are invited to spend a night in Hell House. Professor Oldman has convinced them it is for a school project, but the night won't go past quietly. Master Kane is long dead, but still plans on enjoying himself, especially with Alex Monday. When things really start getting bad, the gang must work together to find a way to capture this ghostly menace. (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair
Story:white panties, gross out comedy, crude humor, stupidity, scantily clad female, mansion, disguise, bra, cleavage, cat, underwear, panties, cult film, murder

Hot Pursuit (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Hot Pursuit (2015)

Rose Cooper is an uptight and by-the-book cop whose name has become a verb synonymous with screw-ups, and she's found a chance to redeem herself. She has been assigned to protect a federal witness, Daniella Riva, the vivacious and outgoing widow of a drug boss. As the two polar opposites race through Texas, they find themselves pursues by everyone from crooked cops to murderous gunmen. However, their greatest obstacle to making this out alive may be themselves as they learn that Cooper has now been considered a fugitive fleeing with Danielle. This is why Hot Pursuit (2015) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). (Read More)

Characters:detective
Story:police detective, white panties, female cop, insult, disguise, police station, revolver, car chase, underwear, panties, police, murder

Good Luck Chuck (2007)
Comedy, Romance

Good Luck Chuck (2007)

Early thirty-something dentist Dr. Charlie Logan has never experienced true love, despite having had a number of girlfriends over the years. After an announcement by one of his ex-girlfriends as such at her wedding, Charlie gets a reputation as being a good luck charm. Every woman he has slept with has met and married her dream man immediately following. He is encouraged to exploit this reputation by his long time best friend, Dr. Stu Klaminsky, a sex obsessed, sex starved schlub who became a plastic surgeon just so that he could masturbate over the sight of women's breasts. Charlie doesn't want to be solely a stepping stone for women, which is how they end up treating him once he gains this reputation as a lucky charm, but rather one's true love. He believes the woman of his dreams is accident-prone Cam Wexler, who works as the penguin caretaker at the aquarium. Cam initially doesn't want to date Charlie because of his reputation as a one-night stand type of guy. Charlie in turn doesn't want to sleep with Cam as he is certain she will find her true love after they do. Cam's true love seems destined to be penguin expert Howard Blaine. To get to true happiness, Charlie feels he needs to speak to Anisha Carpenter, who he feels is the cause of his current problems. Anisha ends up helping him in a way he doesn't expect. (Read More)

Characters:nudity
Story:girl in panties, white panties, jackass, gross out comedy, car trouble, aquarium, obscene finger gesture, scantily clad female, bra, cleavage, bare butt, underwear, shower, panties, character name in title

The Big Lebowski (1998) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Comedy, Crime

The Big Lebowski (1998)

When "The Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:wheelchair
Period:1990s
Story:private detective, girl in panties, white panties, landlord, stupidity, lifting someone into the air, scantily clad female, mansion, cleavage, held at gunpoint, bare butt, panties, cult film, title spoken by character, character name in title, police, dog

Mortdecai (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance

Mortdecai (2015)

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping, revenge
Locations:nightclub
Characters:hostage, detective
Story:love hate relationship, stupidity, slapstick comedy, bodyguard, ring, knocked out, mansion, police station, revolver, car chase, held at gunpoint, shootout, fire, title spoken by character, character name in title, dog, murder, police

Scary Movie (2000)
Comedy

Scary Movie (2000)

A group of teenagers including Cindy Campbell and Bobby Prinze, accidentally hit a man when driving, and dispose of the body, but now they are being stalked by a very recognisable masked killer. The victim count increases, whilst Cindy must survive the carnage that has she has seen in so many films before. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:girl in panties, white panties, crude humor, stupidity, obscene finger gesture, first part, scantily clad female, cleavage, cat, panties, cult film, sex scene, murder

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. This is why Pineapple Express (2008) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:hostage
Story:police shootout, hawaiian shirt, car trouble, obscene finger gesture, disguise, revolver, car chase, held at gunpoint, cat, underwear, shootout, fire, cult film, title spoken by character, murder, police

22 Jump Street (2014) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Action, Comedy, Crime

22 Jump Street (2014)

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:hostage, detective
Story:undercover, police detective, police shootout, hawaiian shirt, slapstick comedy, disguise, police station, car chase, held at gunpoint, shootout, title spoken by character, police

The Mask (1994)
Comedy, Fantasy

The Mask (1994)

Stanley Ipkiss ('Jim Carrey' (qv)) is a bank clerk that is an incredibly nice man. Unfortunately, he is too nice for his own good and is a pushover when it comes to confrontations. After one of the worst days of his life, he finds a mask that depicts Loki, the Norse night god of mischief. Now, when he puts it on, he becomes his inner, self: a cartoon romantic wild man. However, a small time crime boss, Dorian Tyrel ('Peter Greene (I)' (qv)), comes across this character dubbed "The Mask" by the media. After Ipkiss's alter ego indirectly kills his friend in crime, Tyrel now wants this green-faced goon destroyed. (Read More)

Locations:nightclub
Characters:detective
Story:police detective, police shootout, car trouble, landlord, slapstick comedy, lifting someone into the air, first part, police station, shootout, cult film, title spoken by character, character name in title, dog, police

Mallrats (1995)
Comedy, Romance

Mallrats (1995)

Brodie Bruce, a Sega and comic book obsessed college student, and his best friend, TS Quint, are both dumped by their girlfriends on the same day, and to deal with their loss, they both go to the local mall. Along the way, they meet up with some friends, including Willam, a guy who stares at Magic Eye pictures, desprately trying to see the hidden image; Gwen, one of TS's ex-girlfriends; and Jay & Silent Bob, of Clerks fame. Eventually, they decide to try and win back their significant others, and take care of their respective nemesises (TS's girlfriend's father, and a store clerk who hates the two for not having any shopping agenda). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:nudity
Period:1990s
Story:girl in panties, white panties, gross out comedy, crude humor, slapstick comedy, farce, monkey, knocked out, scantily clad female, cleavage, bare butt, panties, cult film, title spoken by character, police

The Transporter Refueled (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The Transporter Refueled (2015)

Frank Martin, played by newcomer Ed Skrein, a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life - or so he thinks - transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank's father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge. From the producers of LUCY and the TAKEN trilogy, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED is a fresh personification of the iconic role of Frank Martin, that launches the high-octane franchise into the present-day and introduces it to the next generation of thrill-seekers. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping, revenge
Locations:wheelchair, nightclub
Characters:hostage, detective
Period:1990s
Story:police detective, bodyguard, knocked out, disguise, police station, car chase, held at gunpoint, shootout, fire, police, murder

There's Something About Mary (1998) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Comedy, Romance

There's Something About Mary (1998)

Ted was a geek in high school, who was going to go to the prom with one of the most popular girls in school, Mary. The prom date never happened, because Ted had a very unusual accident. Thirteen years later he realizes he is still in love with Mary, so he hires a private investigator to track her down. That investigator discovers he too may be in love with Mary, so he gives Ted some false information to keep him away from her. But soon Ted finds himself back into Mary's life, as we watch one funny scene after another. This is why There's Something About Mary (1998) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). (Read More)

Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:private detective, white panties, hawaiian shirt, gross out comedy, crude humor, miami florida, stupidity, farce, cleavage, panties, cult film, character name in title, dog

Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Comedy

Kindergarten Cop (1990)

John Kimble is a tough city cop who's been on the trail of drug dealer Cullen Crisp for years. He finally tracks Crisp down but it seems the only person that can testify against him is his ex-wife. The problem is she's disappeared and all Kimble knows is the name of the school in Oregon where her son attends. When things don't quite go to plan, Kimble finds he has to go undercover on his toughest assignment yet - Kindergarten teacher! (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping, revenge
Characters:hostage, detective
Period:1990s
Story:undercover, police detective, female cop, lifting someone into the air, obscene finger gesture, knocked out, animal, police station, revolver, held at gunpoint, shootout, fire, shower, cult film, murder, police

Hung Fan Kui (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Hung Fan Kui (1995)

Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up some neighborhood thugs who cause problems at the market. Meanwhile, one of those petty thugs in the local gang stumbles into a criminal situation way over his head. Blinded by greed, his involvement draws his gang, the kid, Keong, and the whole neighborhood into a deadly crossfire. When the lazy cops fail to successfully resolve matters, Keong takes things into his own hands. Needless to say, much spectacular kung-fu and outrageous action sequences follow.... (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping, revenge
Locations:wheelchair, nightclub
Characters:hostage
Period:1990s
Story:knocked out, undercover, disguise, police station, revolver, held at gunpoint, bare butt, shootout, panties, police, murder

White Chicks (2004)
Comedy, Crime

White Chicks (2004)

After an unsuccessful mission, FBI agents Kevin Copeland and Marcus Copeland fall in disgrace in the agency. They decide to swap their bad position with his superior Section Chief Elliott Gordon working undercover in an abduction case, disguised in the two spoiled white daughters of a tycoon, Brittany and Tiffany Wilson, getting in hilarious situations. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:wheelchair
Story:transvestism, crude humor, undercover, scantily clad female, disguise, cleavage, panties, dog

Red Heat (1988) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red Heat (1988)

Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a Russian policeman sent after a Georgian drug dealer who has escaped to the United States and is awaiting extradition in Chicago. Jim Belushi plays his temporary partner on the Chicago police. When the drug dealer escapes, the two police must overcome their differences in order to recapture him. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:detective
Story:aquarium, disguise, police station, revolver, car chase, bare butt, shootout, cult film, police

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)
Comedy

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)

Deuce Bigalow ('Rob Schneider') goes to Amsterdam after a little accident including two irritating kids and a bunch of aggressive dolphins. There he meets up with his old friend TJ Hicks ('Eddie Griffin'). But a mysterious killer starts killing some of Amsterdams finest gigolos and TJ is mistaken for the extremely gay murderer. Deuce must enter the gigolo industry again to find the real murderer and clear TJs name. This is why Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). (Read More)

Story:girl in panties, dolphin, crude humor, aquarium, slapstick comedy, newspaper headline, scantily clad female, fish, cleavage, panties, character name in title, police

Bird On A Wire (1990)
Action, Comedy

Bird On A Wire (1990)

Rick has been given a new identity by the FBI for helping convict a drug dealing FBI agent. Fifteen years later his former fiance recognises him. Rick's FBI 'minder' has been replaced by a corrupt agent who helps the drug dealing FBI agent and his accomplice locate him. There are many subsequent chase scenes as Rick and girlfriend revisit his former haunts. (Read More)

Story:girl in panties, white panties, scantily clad female, bird, cleavage, car chase, bare butt, shootout, shower, panties

Hollywood Homicide (2003)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Hollywood Homicide (2003)

When not solving murders in Tinseltown, Detective Joe Gavilan and his rookie partner Kasey Calden both moonlight in other fields: Gavilan sells real estate (poorly), and Calden aspires to become an actor (Brando, namely). Assigned to the vicious in-club slaying of a promising young rap act, the two detective delve into the recording industry where they hope to find answers - ideally ones that also come with property buyers or auditions. (Read More)

Locations:nightclub
Characters:detective
Story:police detective, crime scene, undercover, revolver, car chase, shootout, title spoken by character, police, murder

Kick-ass 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping, revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:police detective, crime scene, shark, lifting someone into the air, newspaper headline, bodyguard, mansion, disguise, police station, held at gunpoint, shootout, character name in title, murder, dog, police

Cabin Fever (2002)
Comedy, Horror

Cabin Fever (2002)

The college friends Paul, Karen, Bert, Marcy and Jeff rent an isolated cabin in the woods to spend a week together. When they arrive, a man contaminated with a weird disease asks for help to them, but they get in panic and burn the man, who falls in the water reservoir and dies. The whole group, except Karen, makes a pact of drinking only beer along the week without knowing where the dead body is. When Karen drinks tap water and gets the disease, the group begins their journey to hell. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:squirrel, obscene finger gesture, knocked out, scantily clad female, cleavage, revolver, car chase, held at gunpoint, bare butt, fire, shower, panties, cult film, sex scene, murder, police, dog

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