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Kindergarten Cop (1990)
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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)

Subgenre:
fish out of water fairy tale black comedy cult film martial arts 
Themes:
police brutality redemption paranoia psychopath robbery deception investigation hero fear prison betrayal kidnapping murder friendship death revenge love  (See All)
Mood:
night nightmare rain 
Locations:
school teacher school fire school bus fire truck gas station motel courtroom police station kitchen woods water los angeles california airplane small town car forest school restaurant hospital  (See All)
Characters:
airplane stewardess police detective teacher student relationship action hero children singing girl crying crying boy crying girl ex husband ex wife relationship villain security guard little boy waitress single mother little girl tough guy lawyer hostage detective police officer teacher doctor friend mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police  (See All)
Period:
year 1990 20th century 1990s 
Story:
lying to a child undercover policewoman reading to a child child in danger kindergarten teacher school principal school gym school library caught snooping pony ride beauty salon hair salon woman using crutches yelling for help new partner police partner stuffed toy panda inflatable toy toy truck toy train toy store witness to murder killing a witness elementary school teacher reading a poem reading poetry rag doll murder witness undercover policeman undercover mission undercover operation screaming in rage reading aloud sleeping child undercover cop crying child dinner date motel room bottle of wine white wine animal attack classroom discipline bathroom humor interrogation room eating in bed woman's birthday wearing sunglasses inside driving at night female vomiting child in peril child abuse run down by a car purposely hit by a car pump action shotgun food poisoning substitute teacher school playground heavy rain elementary school setting a building on fire fire drill fire chief fire sprinkler fire department fire alarm hit by a car dream sequence death by drug overdose police officer shot in the leg death by overdose police lineup working single mother secret hiding place suspected of being gay male slaps a female austrian accent man carrying a boy milk moustache three legged race real twins playing twins gettysburg address blueberry pie handcuffed to someone shot through the chest assault course eating a sandwich gift of flowers spoon feeding ok hand sign feeling sick sick woman kids playing county jail jumping jacks male ponytail sleeping in class running up stairs tripping over rope climbing man punches woman antihistamine hypoglycemia firestarter vice cop haggling principal's office climbing a rope speaking german pledge of allegiance worried mother milk carton jello tinfoil caught kissing gelatin klutz seesaw twentieth century repeated dialogue 6 year old clumsy salon antenna ferret nemesis nap flour handcuffed woman ends with freeze frame sit ups lunchbox bullhorn pacific northwest redhead girl influenza fake beard leg brace hula hoop bouquet of flowers firefighting pasta stopwatch store clerk chalkboard walking stick marching snooping kindergarten fiance lamb pony man slaps a woman red herring kicking in a door fake accent wet reference to abraham lincoln merry go round trenchcoat pencil headache father son estrangement garbage truck police captain pillow female cop two way mirror hospital room unsubtitled foreign language maverick cop identical twins badge oregon man punching a woman bitten in the neck schoolteacher awkwardness kindness one liner macguffin bathrobe blackboard megaphone redheaded woman stretcher pharmacy principal telling someone to shut up whispering sleep street market cast shouting informant whistle fake identity advice crutches body closet teaching investigator hit with a baseball bat yelling hairdresser lingerie slip abusive husband firefighter lying smoke punch abusive father bruise pier tough cop wisecrack humor punched in the chest cigarette lighter punched in the stomach shopping mall junkie partner backpack cynicism innocence drug overdose drug dealing false identity following someone compassion chef blockbuster villainess caught having sex security camera lifting someone into the air scene during opening credits morgue toy sociopath heroine head butt revelation fireplace applause pickup truck single parent freeze frame arson obscene finger gesture trust death of son grandmother twin silencer domestic violence suspicion policewoman witness shot in the shoulder long take gym baseball bat tough girl knocked out scream race against time reading doll undercover locker room attempted murder screaming danger drug addict library pain shot in the leg double cross disarming someone animal child judge dinner drug dealer bridge montage ambulance wine flashlight gay slur criminal revolver classroom handcuffs piano bathroom interrogation bed birthday sunglasses held at gunpoint showdown vomiting book painting gunfight arrest drink punched in the face rescue shotgun shot in the chest food blood splatter shot to death corpse dream shootout fire shower pistol surprise ending chase party photograph cigarette smoking two word title gun blood violence  (See All)

Exit Wounds (2001)
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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)

Subgenre:
black comedy martial arts 
Themes:
police brutality deception investigation hero prison betrayal kidnapping murder death 
Locations:
police station restaurant 
Characters:
police detective action hero security guard tough guy hostage detective police officer police 
Story:
undercover cop dinner date hit by a car garbage truck police captain female cop maverick cop fake identity tough cop wisecrack humor punched in the chest punched in the stomach partner drug dealing head butt revelation trust policewoman shot in the shoulder gym knocked out undercover locker room attempted murder shot in the leg double cross disarming someone drug dealer bridge ambulance criminal handcuffs sunglasses held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest punched in the face rescue shotgun shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death shootout fire pistol chase blood violence  (See All)

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Rush Hour (1998)
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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)

Subgenre:
fish out of water martial arts 
Themes:
deception hero prison kidnapping murder revenge 
Mood:
night 
Locations:
police station water los angeles california airplane car 
Characters:
police detective action hero villain waitress little girl tough guy hostage detective police officer friend police 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
undercover cop child in peril police captain female cop maverick cop informant fake identity lying tough cop wisecrack humor partner blockbuster security camera lifting someone into the air trust undercover disarming someone flashlight revolver handcuffs held at gunpoint showdown gunfight punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol surprise ending chase photograph cigarette smoking two word title blood violence  (See All)

Cop Out (2010)
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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)

Subgenre:
cult film martial arts 
Themes:
police brutality paranoia psychopath robbery deception investigation hero kidnapping murder 
Locations:
gas station motel police station restaurant 
Characters:
police detective action hero ex husband ex wife relationship lawyer hostage detective police 
Story:
undercover cop hit by a car clumsy kicking in a door police captain two way mirror unsubtitled foreign language maverick cop macguffin informant wisecrack humor partner morgue obscene finger gesture shot in the shoulder baseball bat undercover drug dealer montage ambulance wine gay slur revolver handcuffs interrogation held at gunpoint gunfight punched in the face rescue shotgun shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout shower pistol surprise ending chase blood violence  (See All)

Bride Of Chucky (1998) is one of the best movies like Kindergarten Cop (1990)
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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.

Subgenre:
black comedy cult film 
Themes:
police brutality redemption paranoia psychopath robbery deception fear betrayal kidnapping death revenge murder love 
Locations:
motel police station kitchen water school 
Characters:
police detective hostage detective police officer police 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
heavy rain hit by a car pillow macguffin telling someone to shut up wisecrack humor cigarette lighter scene during opening credits toy sociopath head butt fireplace arson obscene finger gesture suspicion baseball bat knocked out race against time doll locker room attempted murder screaming danger double cross disarming someone bridge montage flashlight revolver handcuffs held at gunpoint showdown rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse fire pistol surprise ending chase photograph cigarette smoking gun violence blood  (See All)

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Ride Along (2014)
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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:
police brutality paranoia deception investigation betrayal kidnapping murder death 
Locations:
police station hospital 
Characters:
police detective action hero security guard tough guy hostage detective doctor police 
Story:
undercover cop maverick cop badge informant tough cop wisecrack humor punched in the chest shopping mall security camera scene during opening credits head butt freeze frame shot in the shoulder knocked out undercover shot in the leg double cross disarming someone ambulance flashlight revolver handcuffs interrogation sunglasses held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest punched in the face rescue shotgun shot in the chest shot to death shootout fire pistol surprise ending chase two word title blood violence  (See All)

The Nice Guys (2016)
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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)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
redemption paranoia psychopath deception investigation fear betrayal revenge friendship death murder 
Locations:
fire truck gas station woods los angeles california airplane forest hospital 
Characters:
action hero tough guy lawyer hostage detective police 
Period:
20th century 
Story:
child in peril pump action shotgun hit by a car dream sequence one liner macguffin wisecrack humor punched in the chest cigarette lighter cynicism following someone scene during opening credits sociopath revelation single parent silencer suspicion witness shot in the shoulder baseball bat knocked out race against time undercover attempted murder danger shot in the leg double cross disarming someone ambulance gay slur revolver interrogation birthday sunglasses held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest punched in the face rescue shotgun shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse dream shootout fire pistol surprise ending chase party cigarette smoking violence blood  (See All)

Mr. Nice Guy (1997)
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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)

Subgenre:
black comedy cult film martial arts 
Themes:
redemption paranoia deception investigation hero fear betrayal kidnapping murder revenge death 
Locations:
police station kitchen car restaurant hospital 
Characters:
police detective action hero security guard tough guy hostage detective police officer friend father son relationship police 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
child in peril hit by a car man slaps a woman garbage truck police captain macguffin pier punched in the chest shopping mall partner chef scene during opening credits head butt silencer knocked out race against time attempted murder danger double cross disarming someone drug dealer bridge revolver handcuffs interrogation sunglasses held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest punched in the face rescue shot in the chest shot to death shootout pistol surprise ending chase violence  (See All)

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The Heat (2013) is one of the best movies like Kindergarten Cop (1990)
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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)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
police brutality redemption paranoia investigation fear prison kidnapping murder revenge death 
Locations:
fire truck motel police station hospital 
Characters:
police detective hostage detective police officer doctor mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
undercover cop interrogation room hit by a car kicking in a door police captain female cop hospital room maverick cop shouting tough cop morgue head butt revelation suspicion policewoman baseball bat tough girl knocked out race against time undercover attempted murder double cross disarming someone drug dealer montage ambulance criminal revolver handcuffs interrogation held at gunpoint showdown book gunfight arrest shotgun shot in the chest shot to death corpse shootout pistol surprise ending chase party photograph cigarette smoking two word title blood violence  (See All)

Police Story (1985)
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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)

Subgenre:
black comedy cult film martial arts 
Themes:
deception hero betrayal kidnapping death murder revenge 
Locations:
police station 
Characters:
police detective action hero tough guy lawyer hostage detective police officer police 
Story:
undercover operation undercover cop hit by a car police captain maverick cop hit with a baseball bat tough cop punched in the chest shopping mall head butt witness baseball bat race against time undercover attempted murder double cross disarming someone judge montage criminal revolver handcuffs birthday sunglasses held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death shootout shower pistol surprise ending chase photograph two word title blood violence  (See All)

Odd Thomas (2013)
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Odd Thomas (2013)

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas ('Anton Yelchin' (qv)) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy ('Addison Timlin' (qv)) and the local sheriff ('Willem Dafoe' (qv)), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
police brutality redemption paranoia deception investigation hero fear kidnapping revenge death murder 
Mood:
nightmare 
Locations:
motel small town restaurant hospital 
Characters:
security guard waitress single mother tough guy hostage police officer doctor police 
Story:
animal attack child in peril hit by a car hit with a baseball bat wisecrack humor shopping mall security camera sociopath revelation single parent freeze frame silencer shot in the shoulder baseball bat knocked out race against time attempted murder screaming danger pain double cross disarming someone montage revolver handcuffs held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse dream shootout fire pistol surprise ending chase party photograph cigarette smoking two word title blood violence  (See All)

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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
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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)

Subgenre:
fish out of water black comedy cult film 
Themes:
police brutality deception investigation hero kidnapping murder revenge death 
Locations:
police station kitchen 
Characters:
action hero security guard tough guy hostage detective friend police 
Story:
undercover cop pump action shotgun police captain maverick cop badge tough cop wisecrack humor punched in the chest partner blockbuster freeze frame long take undercover locker room disarming someone drug dealer ambulance revolver handcuffs held at gunpoint showdown painting gunfight arrest punched in the face rescue shotgun shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol chase cigarette smoking blood gun violence  (See All)

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like Kindergarten Cop (1990)
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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy martial arts 
Themes:
paranoia deception fear betrayal kidnapping friendship revenge death murder 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
woods water airplane car forest hospital 
Characters:
action hero security guard tough guy lawyer hostage 
Story:
salon two way mirror wisecrack humor punched in the chest cigarette lighter junkie drug overdose villainess security camera sociopath head butt fireplace obscene finger gesture shot in the shoulder baseball bat knocked out race against time undercover attempted murder danger drug addict double cross disarming someone dinner drug dealer montage ambulance criminal revolver handcuffs piano interrogation bed sunglasses held at gunpoint showdown painting gunfight arrest punched in the face rescue shotgun shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol surprise ending chase photograph cigarette smoking gun violence blood  (See All)

American Ultra (2015)
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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)

Subgenre:
black comedy martial arts 
Themes:
redemption paranoia psychopath deception fear betrayal kidnapping revenge murder love death 
Locations:
school bus fire truck gas station police station kitchen woods airplane small town 
Characters:
hostage police officer police 
Story:
heavy rain two way mirror unsubtitled foreign language punched in the chest cigarette lighter security camera head butt revelation gym tough girl knocked out race against time undercover double cross disarming someone drug dealer bridge montage ambulance criminal revolver handcuffs held at gunpoint showdown vomiting gunfight arrest punched in the face rescue shotgun shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout fire pistol surprise ending chase two word title violence blood  (See All)

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Kick-ass (2010)
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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)

Subgenre:
black comedy cult film martial arts 
Themes:
robbery deception hero betrayal kidnapping murder friendship revenge death 
Locations:
police station kitchen school hospital 
Characters:
police detective tough guy hostage father son relationship 
Story:
child in peril child abuse pump action shotgun hit by a car kicking in a door bitten in the neck hit with a baseball bat punched in the stomach security camera lifting someone into the air head butt revelation arson silencer shot in the shoulder tough girl knocked out shot in the leg double cross drug dealer montage criminal revolver held at gunpoint book punched in the face shotgun shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout fire pistol surprise ending cigarette smoking blood violence  (See All)

Starsky & Hutch (2004)
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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)

Themes:
police brutality robbery deception hero prison murder 
Locations:
police station car restaurant hospital 
Characters:
police detective villain lawyer hostage detective police officer police 
Story:
hit by a car pony kicking in a door police captain informant crutches partner security camera freeze frame silencer shot in the shoulder knocked out undercover locker room drug dealer bridge gay slur criminal revolver interrogation held at gunpoint shot in the chest corpse shootout pistol surprise ending party violence  (See All)

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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)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
robbery prison betrayal friendship murder death 
Mood:
night 
Locations:
police station water los angeles california restaurant 
Characters:
police detective security guard lawyer detective police officer police 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
unsubtitled foreign language badge yelling lying smoke false identity security camera toy tough girl double cross drug dealer flashlight criminal revolver handcuffs held at gunpoint gunfight arrest drink shotgun shot in the chest food shot to death shootout fire pistol chase photograph cigarette smoking violence  (See All)

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Bad Boys (1995)
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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)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
police brutality robbery hero murder death 
Locations:
police station car 
Characters:
police detective action hero tough guy detective friend police 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
pump action shotgun police captain maverick cop badge tough cop wisecrack humor partner blockbuster witness baseball bat attempted murder shot in the leg wine handcuffs held at gunpoint showdown gunfight shotgun shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout fire pistol surprise ending chase blood gun violence  (See All)

Central Intelligence (2016)
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Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy martial arts 
Themes:
redemption paranoia deception fear betrayal kidnapping friendship revenge death murder 
Locations:
kitchen airplane school 
Characters:
action hero security guard waitress tough guy lawyer hostage 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
hit by a car two way mirror one liner macguffin fake identity punched in the chest cigarette lighter partner head butt revelation pickup truck freeze frame silencer gym knocked out race against time locker room danger double cross disarming someone bridge montage revolver handcuffs interrogation sunglasses held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death shootout shower pistol surprise ending chase photograph violence blood  (See All)

Dragnet (1987)
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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)

Subgenre:
cult film martial arts 
Themes:
police brutality robbery investigation kidnapping love 
Locations:
school bus fire truck police station los angeles california airplane restaurant 
Characters:
police detective hostage detective police 
Story:
garbage truck police captain badge partner security camera obscene finger gesture grandmother policewoman undercover ambulance revolver handcuffs piano interrogation held at gunpoint gunfight arrest drink punched in the face rescue shotgun shootout fire pistol surprise ending chase party cigarette smoking  (See All)

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Pain & Gain (2013) is one of the best movies like Kindergarten Cop (1990)
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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)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
robbery deception investigation prison kidnapping murder friendship revenge 
Locations:
motel courtroom restaurant hospital 
Characters:
police detective hostage detective doctor police 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
hair salon hit by a car sit ups fake accent female cop lying wisecrack humor punched in the chest drug overdose freeze frame obscene finger gesture long take gym knocked out attempted murder drug addict pain shot in the leg judge drug dealer montage gay slur criminal handcuffs interrogation sunglasses arrest punched in the face shotgun blood splatter corpse dream fire pistol chase photograph blood  (See All)

Knight And Day (2010)
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Knight And Day (2010)

June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? (Read More)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
deception hero kidnapping murder death 
Locations:
fire truck gas station kitchen airplane restaurant hospital 
Characters:
action hero tough guy hostage 
Story:
animal attack hit by a car man punching a woman macguffin whispering security camera head butt trust silencer gym knocked out undercover danger shot in the leg double cross disarming someone bridge ambulance revolver handcuffs interrogation sunglasses held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest punched in the face rescue shotgun shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout pistol surprise ending chase photograph violence blood  (See All)

Spy (2015)
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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)

Subgenre:
fish out of water black comedy martial arts 
Themes:
redemption deception hero betrayal kidnapping revenge friendship death murder 
Locations:
kitchen airplane restaurant 
Characters:
tough guy hostage 
Story:
unsubtitled foreign language fake identity pier wisecrack humor punched in the chest partner false identity villainess head butt revelation shot in the shoulder tough girl knocked out race against time undercover shot in the leg double cross handcuffs interrogation held at gunpoint vomiting gunfight arrest punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout pistol surprise ending chase party photograph cigarette smoking blood violence  (See All)

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22 Jump Street (2014)
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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)

Subgenre:
black comedy martial arts 
Themes:
investigation prison kidnapping friendship 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
police station school restaurant 
Characters:
police detective action hero security guard hostage detective police 
Story:
undercover cop animal attack hit by a car red herring police captain wisecrack humor punched in the chest partner drug dealing villainess undercover library drug dealer montage flashlight gay slur criminal handcuffs held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest punched in the face shotgun shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol surprise ending chase party photograph blood  (See All)

Ant-man (2015) is one of the best movies like Kindergarten Cop (1990)
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Ant-man (2015)

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy martial arts 
Themes:
redemption paranoia deception hero prison revenge friendship murder death 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
police station water airplane restaurant 
Characters:
police detective teacher student relationship action hero ex husband ex wife relationship security guard little girl hostage police officer family relationships 
Story:
toy train animal attack child in peril lamb man punching a woman punched in the chest blockbuster security camera sociopath tough girl knocked out race against time double cross disarming someone montage ambulance criminal handcuffs birthday held at gunpoint showdown painting arrest punched in the face rescue pistol surprise ending chase party photograph violence  (See All)

Ride Along 2 (2016)
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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)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
deception investigation betrayal death murder 
Locations:
police station hospital 
Characters:
police detective action hero tough guy detective police officer family relationships police 
Story:
undercover cop police captain female cop badge tough cop partner scene during opening credits freeze frame silencer shot in the shoulder tough girl knocked out race against time undercover shot in the leg double cross disarming someone drug dealer montage handcuffs sunglasses held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest punched in the face rescue shot in the chest shot to death shootout fire pistol surprise ending chase party violence  (See All)

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Vampire Academy (2014)
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Vampire Academy (2014)

Rose Hathaway is a dhampir, half-vampire and half-human, who is training to be a guardian at St Vladimir's Academy along with many others like her. There are good and bad vampires in their world: Moroi, who co-exist peacefully among the humans and only take blood from donors, and also possess the ability to control one of the four elements - water, earth, fire or air; and Strigoi, blood-sucking, evil vampires who drink to kill. Rose and other dhampir guardians are trained to protect Moroi and kill Strigoi throughout their education. Along with her best friend, Princess Vasilisa Dragomir, a Moroi and the last of her line, with whom she has a nigh unbreakable bond, Rose must run away from St Vladimir's, in order to protect Lissa from those who wish to harm the princess and use her for their own means. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy martial arts 
Themes:
redemption paranoia deception fear betrayal kidnapping revenge murder love friendship death 
Mood:
nightmare 
Locations:
school teacher woods water school hospital 
Characters:
teacher student relationship villain tough guy teacher friend 
Story:
school principal dream sequence oregon bitten in the neck wisecrack humor shopping mall backpack security camera gym tough girl danger library double cross montage classroom handcuffs interrogation arrest drink rescue shot in the chest shot to death dream fire pistol surprise ending party photograph two word title blood violence  (See All)

The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
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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)

Subgenre:
fish out of water black comedy martial arts 
Themes:
redemption deception betrayal kidnapping revenge death murder friendship 
Locations:
airplane small town hospital 
Characters:
action hero security guard tough guy hostage police officer father son relationship mother son relationship police 
Story:
child in peril hit by a car fake accent fake identity wisecrack humor punched in the chest villainess scene during opening credits head butt revelation freeze frame silencer shot in the shoulder knocked out race against time undercover danger shot in the leg double cross disarming someone drug dealer bridge montage gay slur interrogation sunglasses held at gunpoint showdown gunfight arrest punched in the face rescue shotgun shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout pistol surprise ending chase photograph cigarette smoking violence blood gun  (See All)

Tango & Cash (1989) is one of the best movies like Kindergarten Cop (1990)
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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)

Subgenre:
cult film martial arts 
Themes:
police brutality psychopath hero prison murder 
Locations:
courtroom police station los angeles california 
Characters:
police detective action hero villain tough guy lawyer detective police 
Story:
pump action shotgun police captain unsubtitled foreign language hit with a baseball bat tough cop punched in the stomach security camera trust baseball bat locker room disarming someone judge drug dealer revolver handcuffs interrogation gunfight punched in the face shotgun shot in the chest blood splatter corpse shootout shower pistol chase blood violence  (See All)

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Who Am I? (1998)
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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)

Subgenre:
fish out of water black comedy cult film martial arts 
Themes:
police brutality paranoia deception hero betrayal kidnapping death murder 
Locations:
police station airplane hospital 
Characters:
police detective action hero tough guy hostage detective doctor police 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
hit by a car macguffin punched in the chest scene during opening credits head butt silencer tough girl knocked out undercover screaming danger double cross disarming someone bridge flashlight criminal handcuffs interrogation held at gunpoint gunfight arrest punched in the face rescue corpse shootout pistol surprise ending chase violence  (See All)

Sneakers (1992)
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Sneakers (1992)

Martin Bishop is the head of a group of experts who specialise in testing security systems. When he is blackmailed by Government agents into stealing a top secret black box, the team find themselves embroiled in a game of danger and intrigue. After they recover the box, they discover that it has the capability to decode all existing encryption systems around the world, and that the agents who hired them didn't work for the Government after all... (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy cult film 
Themes:
redemption paranoia deception fear betrayal kidnapping revenge friendship murder 
Locations:
kitchen restaurant 
Characters:
security guard hostage police 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
heavy rain macguffin fake identity backpack cynicism blockbuster security camera scene during opening credits sociopath suspicion knocked out race against time attempted murder danger shot in the leg double cross bridge montage flashlight revolver piano interrogation sunglasses held at gunpoint showdown arrest rescue shotgun shot in the chest shot to death pistol surprise ending chase party  (See All)

Pineapple Express (2008)
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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. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy cult film 
Themes:
paranoia deception fear betrayal kidnapping friendship murder love death 
Locations:
motel woods forest restaurant hospital 
Characters:
hostage teacher doctor friend father son relationship police 
Story:
witness to murder motel room hit by a car cigarette lighter partner drug dealing toy head butt obscene finger gesture death of son policewoman witness shot in the shoulder drug addict shot in the leg dinner drug dealer montage flashlight revolver handcuffs bathroom birthday held at gunpoint arrest drink punched in the face shotgun shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout fire pistol chase photograph gun blood violence  (See All)

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Rumble In The Bronx (1995) is one of the best movies like Kindergarten Cop (1990)
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Rumble In The Bronx (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)

Subgenre:
fish out of water black comedy martial arts 
Themes:
psychopath robbery deception hero kidnapping revenge death murder 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
school bus police station airplane restaurant 
Characters:
action hero little boy tough guy hostage police officer police 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
child in peril store clerk kicking in a door two way mirror crutches punched in the chest punched in the stomach freeze frame silencer baseball bat knocked out undercover criminal revolver interrogation sunglasses held at gunpoint showdown gunfight punched in the face rescue shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout pistol chase blood violence  (See All)

Last Action Hero (1993)
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Last Action Hero (1993)

Young Danny Madigan is a big fan of Jack Slater, a larger-than-life action hero played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. When his best friend, Nick the projectionist, gives him a magic ticket to the new Jack Slater film, Danny is transported into Slater's world, where the good guys always win. One of Slater's enemies, Benedict the hitman, gets hold of the ticket and ends up in Danny's world, where he realises that if he can kill Schwarzenegger, Slater will be no more. Slater and Danny must travel back and stop him. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy cult film martial arts 
Themes:
psychopath hero murder love death 
Locations:
los angeles california 
Characters:
action hero villain single mother tough guy friend mother son relationship family relationships police 
Period:
20th century 1990s 
Story:
child in peril worried mother twentieth century kicking in a door maverick cop man punching a woman tough cop lifting someone into the air death of son tough girl attempted murder double cross criminal handcuffs sunglasses held at gunpoint showdown gunfight punched in the face shot in the chest shot to death corpse shootout chase violence  (See All)

The Transporter Refueled (2015)
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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)

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
redemption paranoia robbery deception betrayal kidnapping murder revenge death friendship 
Locations:
police station airplane car restaurant hospital 
Characters:
police detective action hero security guard tough guy hostage detective doctor father son relationship police 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
hit by a car wisecrack humor punched in the chest cigarette lighter drug overdose security camera morgue head butt silencer suspicion tough girl knocked out race against time double cross disarming someone ambulance wine sunglasses held at gunpoint showdown gunfight punched in the face rescue shot in the chest shot to death corpse shootout fire pistol surprise ending chase photograph violence  (See All)

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Southland Tales (2006)
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Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy cult film 
Themes:
police brutality paranoia deception fear betrayal kidnapping death murder friendship 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
los angeles california 
Characters:
hostage police officer mother son relationship police 
Story:
pump action shotgun heavy rain hit by a car fake accent stretcher fake identity pier punched in the chest false identity security camera twin silencer shot in the shoulder long take knocked out reading undercover danger drug addict shot in the leg double cross disarming someone drug dealer montage ambulance revolver sunglasses held at gunpoint vomiting book gunfight drink punched in the face shotgun shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse dream shootout fire pistol surprise ending chase party cigarette smoking two word title violence blood gun  (See All)

The Watch (2012) is one of the best movies like Kindergarten Cop (1990)
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The Watch (2012)

In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:
paranoia fear death friendship murder love 
Mood:
night 
Locations:
police station small town car 
Characters:
security guard police officer mother son relationship police 
Story:
pump action shotgun hit by a car security camera scene during opening credits sociopath head butt freeze frame suspicion shot in the shoulder knocked out race against time montage ambulance flashlight revolver handcuffs interrogation sunglasses held at gunpoint showdown arrest punched in the face shotgun shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse pistol surprise ending chase party photograph cigarette smoking two word title violence  (See All)

R.i.p.d. (2013)
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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.

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
police brutality deception betrayal kidnapping murder death 
Locations:
police station restaurant 
Characters:
police detective action hero hostage detective police 
Story:
hit by a car garbage truck police captain informant wisecrack humor partner obscene finger gesture race against time locker room drug dealer revolver handcuffs interrogation held at gunpoint gunfight arrest rescue shotgun shot in the chest shot to death shootout pistol chase violence  (See All)

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48 Hrs. (1982)
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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)

Subgenre:
cult film martial arts 
Themes:
police brutality psychopath hero kidnapping murder revenge 
Locations:
motel police station 
Characters:
police detective action hero tough guy hostage police 
Story:
maverick cop hit with a baseball bat tough cop partner blockbuster obscene finger gesture baseball bat disarming someone gay slur revolver held at gunpoint showdown gunfight shotgun blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout pistol surprise ending chase cigarette smoking gun blood violence  (See All)

Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
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Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

In Detroit, Axel Foley leads a raid on a chop shop. When they go in, the people inside start shooting at them. Foley's boss, Inspector Todd, joins them. Someone shoots Todd and before dying Todd tells Foley to get him. Foley tries to catch him but some Feds stop him. They don't tell him why they're letting him get away. Based on things the shooters left behind, leads Foley to believe that the shooters have ties to an amusement park in Beverly Hills. So Foely goes there and asks his old friend, Billy Rosewood who's been promoted to a "prestigious position" for help. He meets Billy's new partner, Jon Flint. He asks if they know anyone at the amusement park and Flint tells him he knows the head of security, Ellis DeWald. Foley goes to the park and after a little misadventure, he meets DeWald and recognizes him as the man who killed Todd. But everybody including Flint tells Foley DeWald is a good guy. But Axel knows he's the one. He would be approached a park employee who tries to help him. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy cult film 
Themes:
deception investigation hero revenge death murder 
Locations:
police station hospital 
Characters:
action hero security guard tough guy hostage detective friend police 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
undercover cop child in peril pump action shotgun ends with freeze frame maverick cop tough cop partner security camera freeze frame silencer undercover shot in the leg double cross disarming someone revolver held at gunpoint showdown gunfight rescue shotgun shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol chase gun blood violence  (See All)

Cabin Fever (2002) is one of the best movies like Kindergarten Cop (1990)
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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)

Subgenre:
black comedy cult film 
Themes:
police brutality paranoia fear murder death friendship revenge 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
gas station woods water forest hospital 
Characters:
police officer doctor father son relationship police 
Story:
animal attack hit by a car body hit with a baseball bat punched in the chest fireplace pickup truck obscene finger gesture baseball bat knocked out screaming shot in the leg ambulance gay slur revolver held at gunpoint vomiting punched in the face shotgun shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse fire shower pistol surprise ending chase party photograph cigarette smoking violence blood  (See All)

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Cursed (2005)
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Cursed (2005)

Ellie has been taking care of her younger brother Jimmy since their parents death. One night after picking him up from a party they are involved in a car accident on Mullholland Drive. While trying to rescue a woman from the other car a creature attacks and kills her, also injuring both Ellie and Jimmy. After some research Jimmy realizes the creature could only have been a werewolf. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy cult film 
Themes:
paranoia fear revenge death murder 
Mood:
night nightmare 
Locations:
fire truck los angeles california car 
Characters:
security guard police officer police 
Story:
animal attack hit by a car firefighter pier punched in the chest villainess scene during opening credits obscene finger gesture shot in the shoulder gym knocked out ambulance gay slur bathroom showdown punched in the face rescue shotgun shot in the chest shot to death corpse pistol surprise ending chase party photograph blood violence  (See All)

Critters (1986)
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Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Subgenre:
black comedy cult film 
Themes:
paranoia deception fear kidnapping murder love death 
Mood:
night 
Locations:
police station kitchen small town 
Characters:
little boy hostage police officer father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
child in peril hit with a baseball bat cigarette lighter scene during opening credits pickup truck arson baseball bat knocked out race against time screaming danger flashlight revolver held at gunpoint rescue shotgun shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse fire surprise ending photograph cigarette smoking blood violence  (See All)

2 Guns (2013)
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2 Guns (2013)

Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy 
Themes:
deception investigation betrayal kidnapping friendship revenge murder love death 
Locations:
motel police station small town 
Characters:
security guard waitress hostage police 
Story:
undercover operation hit by a car badge macguffin hit with a baseball bat wisecrack humor partner security camera pickup truck freeze frame arson silencer shot in the shoulder baseball bat race against time undercover attempted murder shot in the leg double cross drug dealer revolver handcuffs interrogation sunglasses held at gunpoint gunfight arrest punched in the face shotgun shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout fire pistol chase cigarette smoking two word title blood violence  (See All)

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Mortdecai (2015) is one of the best movies like Kindergarten Cop (1990)
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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)

Subgenre:
fish out of water 
Themes:
robbery deception investigation kidnapping revenge murder death 
Locations:
motel police station los angeles california airplane restaurant 
Characters:
hostage detective police 
Story:
food poisoning hit by a car red herring awkwardness macguffin informant investigator cigarette lighter caught having sex scene during opening credits head butt shot in the shoulder knocked out race against time library pain wine revolver bathroom interrogation held at gunpoint vomiting book painting gunfight arrest drink punched in the face rescue shotgun shot in the chest food shot to death corpse shootout fire pistol surprise ending chase party photograph blood gun  (See All)

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
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Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

A series of strange robberies brings Axel Foley back to Beverly Hills to help his two fellow cops solve the case. All the familiar faces of the first film are back...

Subgenre:
black comedy cult film martial arts 
Themes:
robbery hero murder 
Characters:
police detective action hero tough guy detective police 
Story:
ends with freeze frame telling someone to shut up tough cop wisecrack humor blockbuster villainess scene during opening credits trust silencer undercover disarming someone sunglasses showdown gunfight shotgun blood splatter shot to death shootout pistol surprise ending chase cigarette smoking blood violence  (See All)

Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
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Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

Martin Blank is a freelance hitman who starts to develop a conscience, which causes him to muff a couple of routine assignments. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he attends his 10th year High School reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan (a Detroit suburb where he's also contracted to kill someone). Hot on his tail are a couple of over-enthusiastic federal agents, another assassin who wants to kill him, and Grocer, an assassin who wants him to join an "Assassin's Union." (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy cult film martial arts 
Themes:
redemption psychopath deception betrayal friendship death murder revenge 
Locations:
kitchen airplane small town school 
Characters:
security guard waitress tough guy teacher mother son relationship police 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
hit by a car store clerk informant advice sociopath silencer shot in the shoulder undercover double cross bridge revolver bathroom sunglasses held at gunpoint gunfight punched in the face shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout fire pistol surprise ending chase party cigarette smoking violence blood  (See All)

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The Spy Next Door (2010)
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The Spy Next Door (2010)

Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids (who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau). When one of the youngsters accidentally downloads a top-secret formula, Bob's longtime nemesis, a Russian terrorist, pays a visit to the family.

Subgenre:
martial arts 
Themes:
hero 
Locations:
kitchen school restaurant hospital 
Characters:
action hero little boy single mother little girl tough guy mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
school principal ok hand sign nemesis kicking in a door macguffin punched in the stomach shopping mall villainess single parent freeze frame knocked out undercover disarming someone child handcuffs held at gunpoint showdown painting arrest punched in the face fire pistol violence  (See All)

Bad Boys II (2003) is one of the best movies like Kindergarten Cop (1990)
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Bad Boys II (2003)

Narcotics cops Mike Lowrey ('Will Smith (I)' (qv)) and Marcus Burnett ('Martin Lawrence (I)' (qv)) head up a task force investigating the flow of ecstasy into Miami. Their search leads to a dangerous kingpin Johnny Tapia ('Jordi Molla' (qv)), whose plan to control the city's drug traffic has touched off an underground war. Meanwhile, things get sexy between Mike and Syd ('Gabrielle Union' (qv)), Marcus's sister. (Read More)

Subgenre:
black comedy martial arts 
Themes:
deception hero death murder 
Locations:
hospital 
Characters:
action hero tough guy police officer police 
Story:
hit by a car informant wisecrack humor drug dealing morgue silencer policewoman tough girl knocked out undercover shot in the leg drug dealer ambulance interrogation held at gunpoint showdown vomiting punched in the face shotgun shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death corpse shootout pistol chase cigarette smoking violence gun blood  (See All)

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)
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Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

Themes:
paranoia deception fear betrayal murder revenge 
Locations:
school bus restaurant 
Characters:
security guard waitress 
Story:
shopping mall following someone suspicion knocked out race against time undercover danger double cross montage flashlight revolver interrogation sunglasses held at gunpoint gunfight rescue shot in the chest shot to death shootout fire pistol surprise ending party violence  (See All)

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