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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:hostage,  detective
Period:1990s
Story: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,  jackass,  man dressed as a woman,  hawaiian shirt,  death metal,  super bowl,  mascot,  fundraiser,  gross out comedy,  cross dresser,  female cop,  transvestism,  professional sports,  dolphin,  squirrel,  car trouble,  crude humor,  chloroform,  landlord,  insult,  gasoline,  film set,  miami florida,  aquarium,  impostor,  mental institution,  crime scene,  stupidity,  shark,  slapstick comedy,  swat team,  american football,  lifting someone into the air,  farce,  newspaper headline,  monkey,  obscene finger gesture,  first part,  bodyguard,  ring,  knocked out,  undercover,  scantily clad female,  animal,  bird,  fish,  colon in title,  four word title,  mansion,  disguise,  bra,  police station,  cleavage,  gay kiss,  revolver,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  bare butt,  cat,  underwear,  shootout,  fire,  shower,  panties,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  sex scene,  nudity,  police,  murder,  dog

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,  police,  murder,  dog

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
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,  nudity,  murder,  dog

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,  police,  dog

Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (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)
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

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. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage,  detective
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

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,  fish,  police station,  revolver,  car chase,  shootout,  fire,  cult film,  police,  murder

Dragnet (1987) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
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

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. (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,  police,  dog

The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Brothers 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:girl in panties,  white panties,  fundraiser,  gross out comedy,  crude humor,  impostor,  stupidity,  slapstick comedy,  swat team,  farce,  bodyguard,  knocked out,  undercover,  scantily clad female,  fish,  disguise,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  bare butt,  shootout,  panties,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  murder,  police,  dog

Ride Along 2 (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

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. (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

Police Story (1985) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Police Story (1985)

Kevin Chan (aka Jackie) is a Hong-Kong cop, who scores his first big hit by virtually single-handedly capturing and arresting a big drug- lord. Of course, the drug-lord isn't too happy about this, and frames Kevin with the murder of another cop (who happened to be on the take). Kevin has to clear his name, whilst keeping himself from getting killed or arrested, and keeping his girlfriend from leaving him. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:police detective,  police shootout,  chloroform,  slapstick comedy,  first part,  bodyguard,  undercover,  police station,  revolver,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  shootout,  shower,  cult film,  police,  murder,  nudity

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,  murder,  dog

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)
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)

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

Bride Of Chucky (1998)
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,  character name in title,  murder,  police

Mr. Nice Guy (1997) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Adventure

Mr. Nice Guy (1997)

In Melbourne, the Chinese Chef Jackie has a successful show on television. The drug lord Giancarlo and his gang are dealing cocaine with The Demons gang, but they fight against each other. During the shooting, the snoopy reporter Diana and her partner are accidentally exposed and they flee with a VHS tape with the footage of the negotiation. On the street, she stumbles with Jackie and he helps her fighting against the gangsters. When they are escaping in his car, her tape accidentally mixes with other videotapes that Jackie has in a box on the backseat of his car. Jackie goes to his apartment and meets his girlfriend Miki while his nephews "borrow" the tape to watch. Meanwhile Giancarlo's gangsters are looking for the tape and abduct Miki. Jackie's friend Romeo, who is a police detective, chases the gangsters with other policemen while Jackie teams up with Diana and his friend Lakisha to release Miki from Giancarlo. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage,  detective
Period:1990s
Story:police detective,  police shootout,  hawaiian shirt,  bodyguard,  knocked out,  mansion,  bra,  police station,  revolver,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  shootout,  panties,  cult film,  murder,  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,  murder,  police

There's Something About Mary (1998)
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. (Read More)

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

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
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,  nudity,  police

R.i.p.d. (2013) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

R.i.p.d. (2013)

After Nick is murdered by his own partner, he joins the Rest in Peace Department to protect the world from the undeads. While working with his new partner, many undeads are seen gathering in Boston. Soon he realizes that someone close to him is behind all a plot to bring on the apocalypse.

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:police detective,  police shootout,  swat team,  obscene finger gesture,  disguise,  police station,  revolver,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  shootout,  title spoken by character,  police,  murder

48 Hrs. (1982)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

48 Hrs. (1982)

Oddball cop and tough guy, Jack Cates is the only survivor of a cop shooting and in hunting down the murderer collects Reggie Hammond from jail for 48 hours. Hammond is oddly motivated to help. The killer is searching for his stash of cash. Cates and Hammond who have the Black-white, cop-crook thing to work out make surprisingly good partners as they navigate through the city looking for their suspect. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:nightclub
Characters:hostage
Story:police detective,  police shootout,  obscene finger gesture,  police station,  revolver,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  bare butt,  shootout,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  police,  murder

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...

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

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
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,  nudity,  police,  dog

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. (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

The Heat (2013)
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,  police,  murder,  dog

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,  bra,  cleavage,  cat,  underwear,  panties,  cult film,  murder

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

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

Alan Partridge (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

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

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 Other Guys (2010)
Action, Comedy, Crime

The Other Guys (2010)

Terry Hoitz's past mistakes in the line of duty and Allen Gamble's reluctance to take risks have landed them the roles of the "Other Guys", disgraced New York City police detectives relegated to filling out paperwork for cocky hero cops Danson and Highsmith. The mismatched duo must look past their differences when they take on a high-profile investigation of shady capitalist David Ershon and attempt to fill the shoes of the notoriously reckless officers they idolize. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:police detective,  crime scene,  newspaper headline,  bodyguard,  police station,  revolver,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  shootout,  title spoken by character,  police

Tango & Cash (1989) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Tango & Cash (1989)

Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught with the murder weapon at the scene of the crime, the two have no alibi. Thrown into prison with most of the criminals they helped convict, it appears that they are going to have to trust each other if they are to clear their names and catch the evil Perret. (Read More)

Characters:detective
Story:police detective,  police shootout,  man dressed as a woman,  cross dresser,  aquarium,  newspaper headline,  police station,  revolver,  car chase,  shootout,  shower,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  police,  murder

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

The Big Lebowski (1998)
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,  dog,  police

Exit Wounds (2001)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Exit Wounds (2001)

Orin Boyd (Seagal) is a Detroit cop who doesn't follow rules. After he saved the Vice President by violating every order he received he is transferred to one of the worst precincts in the city. There he quickly encounters some corrupt cops selling heroin to drug dealers. The problem is, it's very difficult to tell who is the bad guy and who you can trust. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:nightclub
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:police detective,  police shootout,  female cop,  swat team,  bodyguard,  knocked out,  undercover,  police station,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  shootout,  fire,  murder,  police

Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
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,  murder,  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

Who Am I? (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Who Am I? (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,  murder,  police,  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:police detective,  female cop,  lifting someone into the air,  obscene finger gesture,  knocked out,  undercover,  animal,  police station,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  shootout,  fire,  shower,  cult film,  murder,  police

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...

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,  nudity

22 Jump Street (2014)
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:police detective,  police shootout,  hawaiian shirt,  slapstick comedy,  undercover,  disguise,  police station,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  shootout,  title spoken by character,  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

Macgruber (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Macgruber (2010)

In the Dzhugdzhur Mountains, Eastern Siberia, the criminal Dieter Von Cunth steals a Russian X5 nuclear warhead. Colonel James Faith travels to Rio Bamba, Ecuador, with the efficient Lieutenant Dixon Piper to summon the retired special operative MacGruber to retrieve the X5. MacGruber is considered deceased after the death of his beloved wife Casey by his archenemy Cunth in their wedding. MacGruber teams up with Piper and Vicki St. Elmo and they learn that the evil Cunth intends to use the warhead to destroy Washington D.C. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:nightclub
Characters:hostage
Story:gasoline,  newspaper headline,  obscene finger gesture,  undercover,  disguise,  gay kiss,  held at gunpoint,  bare butt,  underwear,  shootout,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  sex scene,  nudity,  murder

The Pink Panther (2006) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
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,  murder,  police,  dog

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. (Read More)

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

Kick-ass (2010)
Action, Comedy

Kick-ass (2010)

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends and who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and his personal trials not that overwhelming. However, one day he makes the simple decision to become a super-hero even though he has no powers or training. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:police detective,  lifting someone into the air,  newspaper headline,  bodyguard,  knocked out,  disguise,  police station,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  shootout,  fire,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  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)

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,  nudity

Bulletproof (1996) is one of the best movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Bulletproof (1996)

An undercover police officer named Rock Keats befriends a drug dealer and car thief named Archie Moses in a bid to catch the villainous drug lord Frank Coltan. But the only problem is that Keats is a cop, his real name is Jack Carter, and he is working undercover with the LAPD to bust Moses and Colton at a sting operation the LAPD has set up. (Read More)

Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:police detective,  undercover,  mansion,  car chase,  held at gunpoint,  shootout,  cult film,  police,  dog

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)

When his partner is killed by the mysterious and possibly nonexistent Jaguar Shark, Steve Zissou and his Team Zissou crew set off for an expedition to hunt down the creature. Along with his estranged wife, a beautiful journalist and a co-pilot who could possibly be Zissou's son, the crew set off for one wild expedition. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:dolphin,  shark,  farce,  monkey,  ring,  fish,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  shootout,  character name in title,  nudity,  murder

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