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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)

Themes:absurdism
Mood:slapstick,  parody,  spoof,  satire
Locations:laboratory,  wheelchair,  boat,  beach,  hospital
Characters:detective,  mayor,  villain
Period:1980s
Story:queen,  baseball game,  baseball,  run over by a steamroller,  car on fire,  mind control,  slapstick comedy,  fish tank,  brainwashed assassin,  sex wearing a condom,  police investigation,  running over a fire hydrant,  room fire,  police detective,  law enforcement satire,  exploding car,  police shootout,  car chase,  spin off from cult favorite,  learner driver,  anaheim angels,  foot popping kiss,  student driver,  bumbling hero,  walking on a ledge,  ballpark,  player piano,  driving instructor,  steamroller,  hit with a door,  implied fellatio,  bumbler,  fake orgasm,  gag humor,  defenestration,  airbag,  umpire,  based on cult tv series,  beaver,  comic violence,  police procedural,  sex on first date,  safe sex,  fat woman,  assassination plot,  crazy humor,  pen,  woman wearing only a man's shirt,  briton abroad,  opera singer,  microscope,  exploding truck,  unlikely hero,  informant,  firearm,  scheme,  brainwashing,  harbor,  rocket,  irreverence,  stadium,  aquarium,  bribe,  bloody nose,  stupidity,  embarrassment,  scam,  press conference,  exploding building,  blockbuster,  spin off,  assassination attempt,  game,  obscene finger gesture,  graffiti,  fireworks,  first part,  exclamation point in title,  president,  opening action scene,  evil man,  statue,  based on tv series,  microphone,  breaking the fourth wall,  femme fatale,  dinner,  fish,  toilet,  terrorist,  cooking,  assassin,  police station,  scientist,  revolver,  falling from height,  gunfight,  condom,  los angeles california,  investigation,  urination,  car,  fistfight,  shootout,  punctuation in title,  voice over narration,  fire,  cult film,  explosion,  police,  independent film,  sequel,  murder,  gun

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

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

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

Themes:absurdism
Mood:slapstick,  parody,  spoof
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Story:slapstick comedy,  terrorist,  police detective,  law enforcement satire,  police shootout,  bumbling hero,  based on cult tv series,  police procedural,  crazy humor,  aquarium,  stupidity,  opening action scene,  based on tv series,  breaking the fourth wall,  baseball,  police station,  scientist,  revolver,  gunfight,  los angeles california,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  cult film,  explosion,  gun,  police,  sequel

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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.

Themes:absurdism
Mood:parody,  spoof
Locations:beach
Characters:detective
Story:slapstick comedy,  police detective,  law enforcement satire,  exploding car,  foot popping kiss,  beaver,  informant,  aquarium,  breaking the fourth wall,  femme fatale,  assassin,  police station,  revolver,  falling from height,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion,  independent film,  gun,  police

Dragnet (1987)
Comedy, Crime

Dragnet (1987)

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

Mood:parody,  spoof
Locations:beach
Characters:mayor,  detective
Period:1980s
Story:police detective,  law enforcement satire,  exploding car,  police shootout,  car chase,  police procedural,  press conference,  obscene finger gesture,  based on tv series,  police station,  revolver,  gunfight,  los angeles california,  investigation,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  fire,  cult film,  explosion,  sequel,  police

The Naked Gun 2 1/2 : The Smell Of Fear (1991) is one of the best movies like The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988)
Comedy, Crime

The Naked Gun 2 1/2 : The Smell Of Fear (1991)

Lt. Frank Drebbin returns to save the day once again. This time he's out to foil the "big boys" in the energy business. A top scientist (Dr Mainheimer) is about to publish his report on energy supply for the future. Things don't look good for the traditional suppliers; oil, coal and nuclear. To save their industries, the suppliers kidnap Mainheimer and replace him with a decoy with a more favourable report. Jane, the Dr's secretary, is Drebbin's old flame; they're passionate love affair is thus rekindled. (Read More)

Mood:spoof
Locations:wheelchair
Story:slapstick comedy,  police detective,  law enforcement satire,  bumbling hero,  hit with a door,  bumbler,  based on cult tv series,  police procedural,  unlikely hero,  blockbuster,  president,  based on tv series,  femme fatale,  scientist,  investigation,  cult film,  sequel,  police,  gun

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Survivor (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. This is why Survivor (2015) is one of the best movies like The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988). (Read More)

Locations:laboratory,  wheelchair
Characters:detective
Story:police detective,  exploding car,  microscope,  unlikely hero,  exploding building,  assassination attempt,  opening action scene,  terrorist,  assassin,  scientist,  revolver,  falling from height,  gunfight,  fistfight,  shootout,  fire,  explosion,  independent film,  police,  murder

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)

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

Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

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

Themes:absurdism
Mood:satire
Locations:wheelchair,  boat,  hospital
Story:slapstick comedy,  exploding car,  car chase,  assassination plot,  exploding truck,  rocket,  stadium,  stupidity,  press conference,  exploding building,  assassination attempt,  fireworks,  opening action scene,  femme fatale,  fish,  toilet,  terrorist,  assassin,  scientist,  falling from height,  gunfight,  condom,  urination,  fistfight,  shootout,  explosion,  police,  murder

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Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair,  boat,  hospital
Characters:mayor,  detective
Story:police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  car chase,  stadium,  press conference,  exploding building,  fireworks,  baseball,  terrorist,  police station,  gunfight,  investigation,  fistfight,  shootout,  fire,  explosion,  police,  murder,  gun

Inspector Gadget (1999)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Inspector Gadget (1999)

A remake of the television series, Matthew Broderick stars as Gadget, who suffers an accident at the beginning of the film, and befriends Brenda, a robotic surgeon who repairs Gadget so that he can defeat the villain Claw. In the meantime, Gadget and Brenda fall in love.

Mood:slapstick
Locations:hospital
Characters:villain
Story:slapstick comedy,  exploding car,  car chase,  bumbling hero,  comic violence,  rocket,  blockbuster,  evil man,  statue,  based on tv series,  breaking the fourth wall,  scientist,  cult film,  explosion,  murder,  police

Ride Along 2 (2016)
Action, Comedy

Ride Along 2 (2016)

The RIDE ALONG 2 sequel picks up about a year after our heroes' last adventure. Plans for a quick trip to Miami go bad. With the wedding upcoming, James reluctantly takes Ben with him to Miami to follow up on a lead connected to a drug ring case he's been trying to crack. In Miami, they meet Maya, a no-BS homicide detective who lets them know Miami is her turf. They also encounter AJ, a shady cocky computer hacker who reveals evidence that implicates a well-respected local businessman, the wealthy Antonio Pope. Pope harbors a vicious streak and rules South Florida's drug trade. If Ben and James can convince the authorities that Pope is a brutal crime boss they'll stop his spree. If they fail, well there may not be a wedding after all. This is why Ride Along 2 (2016) is one of the best movies like The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988). (Read More)

Locations:beach,  hospital
Characters:detective
Story:police investigation,  police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  car chase,  walking on a ledge,  assassination attempt,  opening action scene,  assassin,  police station,  falling from height,  gunfight,  investigation,  shootout,  fire,  explosion,  police,  sequel,  murder

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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)

Mood:parody,  spoof
Locations:beach,  hospital
Characters:villain,  detective
Story:police detective,  police shootout,  car chase,  police procedural,  informant,  aquarium,  assassination attempt,  based on tv series,  assassin,  police station,  revolver,  car,  fistfight,  shootout,  explosion,  police,  murder

Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988)
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.

Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Story:police investigation,  police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  car chase,  informant,  exploding building,  opening action scene,  police station,  revolver,  gunfight,  investigation,  fistfight,  shootout,  fire,  explosion,  murder,  police

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

The Pink Panther (2006)

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

Mood:parody,  spoof
Locations:wheelchair,  boat,  hospital
Story:slapstick comedy,  bumbler,  firearm,  stadium,  aquarium,  press conference,  game,  first part,  microphone,  revolver,  investigation,  fire,  cult film,  murder,  police,  gun

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Ngo Si Seoi (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

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

Themes:absurdism
Locations:laboratory,  hospital
Characters:detective
Story:police detective,  exploding car,  car chase,  walking on a ledge,  unlikely hero,  assassination attempt,  opening action scene,  assassin,  police station,  scientist,  falling from height,  gunfight,  fistfight,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion,  independent film,  police,  murder

Kill The Irishman (2011)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Kill The Irishman (2011)

The true story of Danny Greene, an impoverished but charismatic young Irish-American who rises to power as president of the longshoreman's local union and is charged with corruption but evades serious jail time by becoming an FBI informant. With fearless nerve he joins forces with a Mafia gangster to rise to power in Cleveland's underworld, gaining the reputation of a Robin Hood-like figure with nine lives as he escapes countless assassination attempts. This is why Kill The Irishman (2011) is one of the best movies like The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988). (Read More)

Characters:detective
Story:police detective,  exploding car,  car chase,  informant,  exploding building,  assassination attempt,  president,  assassin,  police station,  revolver,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  fire,  explosion,  police,  murder

Mortdecai (2015) is one of the best movies like The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance

Mortdecai (2015)

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

Characters:detective
Story:slapstick comedy,  car chase,  bumbling hero,  unlikely hero,  informant,  bloody nose,  stupidity,  assassination attempt,  femme fatale,  toilet,  terrorist,  assassin,  police station,  revolver,  falling from height,  gunfight,  los angeles california,  investigation,  urination,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  fire,  explosion,  murder,  police,  gun

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Ghostbusters (2016)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Locations:laboratory
Characters:mayor
Story:slapstick comedy,  fish tank,  exploding car,  unlikely hero,  aquarium,  mind control,  press conference,  exploding building,  obscene finger gesture,  graffiti,  opening action scene,  scientist,  falling from height,  investigation,  fistfight,  fire,  explosion,  police

Lethal Weapon (1987)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Lethal Weapon (1987)

Martin Riggs is an L.A. cop with suicidal tendencies and Roger Murtaugh is the unlucky police officer with whom Riggs is assigned. Together they uncover a huge drug-smuggling operation, and as their success rate grows so does their friendship.

Locations:boat
Characters:detective
Period:1980s
Story:running over a fire hydrant,  police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  defenestration,  police procedural,  blockbuster,  assassination attempt,  first part,  president,  assassin,  police station,  revolver,  falling from height,  gunfight,  los angeles california,  investigation,  car,  fistfight,  shootout,  cult film,  police,  murder

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Locations:wheelchair,  boat,  hospital
Characters:detective
Story:police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  car chase,  bloody nose,  assassination attempt,  opening action scene,  statue,  assassin,  revolver,  falling from height,  gunfight,  investigation,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  fire,  explosion,  murder,  gun,  police

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Machete Kills (2013) is one of the best movies like The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Machete Kills (2013)

During an operation of a Mexican Cartel, Machete Cortez and Sartana Rivera intercept the criminals alone, but another group arrives and a masked man kills Sartana. Machete is arrested, accused of killing his beloved Sartana and Sheriff Doakes hangs Machete. But the President of the USA Rathcock pardons and recruits Machete to kill the revolutionary Marcos Mendez that has threatened the USA with a missile with a bomb. Machete goes to San Antonio to meet the Miss San Antonio Blanca Vasquez that will be the liaison between Machete and President Rathcock. Then Machete goes to the brothel of Madame Desdemona to seek out the prostitute Cereza that is Mendez's mistress. Machete meets Mendez and learns that his heart is connected to the missile and only the arm dealer Luther Voz is capable to disarm the bomb. Now Machete needs to bring Mendez to the USA in less than twenty-four hours and save his new country in a dangerous journey with betrayals. This is why Machete Kills (2013) is one of the best movies like The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988). (Read More)

Themes:absurdism
Mood:parody,  spoof
Locations:wheelchair
Story:exploding car,  car chase,  rocket,  exploding building,  assassination attempt,  obscene finger gesture,  president,  femme fatale,  terrorist,  assassin,  police station,  scientist,  revolver,  falling from height,  gunfight,  fistfight,  shootout,  explosion,  independent film,  sequel,  police,  murder

Rising Sun (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Rising Sun (1993)

At the offices of a Japanese corporation, during a party, a woman, who's evidently a professional mistress, is found dead, apparently after some rough sex. A police detective, Web Smith is called in to investigate but before getting there, he gets a call from someone who instructs him to pick up John Connor, a former police Captain and expert on Japanese affairs. When they arrive there Web thinks that everything is obvious but Connor tells him that there's a lot more going on. (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair
Characters:detective
Story:police detective,  exploding car,  car chase,  police station,  scientist,  revolver,  gunfight,  los angeles california,  investigation,  fistfight,  shootout,  police,  murder

Cop Out (2010)
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)

Locations:beach
Characters:detective
Story:baseball,  police detective,  police shootout,  car chase,  student driver,  informant,  scheme,  stupidity,  obscene finger gesture,  evil man,  police station,  revolver,  gunfight,  investigation,  fistfight,  shootout,  cult film,  murder,  police

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Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

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...

Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Period:1980s
Story:police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  car chase,  police procedural,  exploding truck,  blockbuster,  opening action scene,  gunfight,  fistfight,  shootout,  fire,  cult film,  explosion,  murder,  police,  sequel

Blue Streak (1999) is one of the best movies like The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988)
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
Story:slapstick comedy,  police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  car chase,  unlikely hero,  microphone,  police station,  revolver,  falling from height,  gunfight,  los angeles california,  fistfight,  shootout,  fire,  explosion,  police,  murder

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

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. This is why The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988). (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:detective
Story:slapstick comedy,  fish tank,  exploding car,  car chase,  defenestration,  unlikely hero,  aquarium,  stupidity,  assassination attempt,  femme fatale,  fish,  toilet,  assassin,  revolver,  falling from height,  gunfight,  los angeles california,  investigation,  car,  fistfight,  shootout,  voice over narration,  fire,  explosion,  murder,  police

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Brick Mansions (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Characters:mayor,  detective
Story:fish tank,  police detective,  police shootout,  car chase,  opening action scene,  police station,  revolver,  falling from height,  gunfight,  fistfight,  shootout,  explosion,  police,  murder

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

American Ultra (2015)

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

Themes:absurdism
Mood:satire
Story:exploding car,  police shootout,  unlikely hero,  brainwashing,  bloody nose,  exploding building,  assassination attempt,  fireworks,  femme fatale,  cooking,  assassin,  police station,  revolver,  gunfight,  fistfight,  shootout,  fire,  explosion,  independent film,  murder,  police

Johnny English Reborn (2011) is one of the best movies like The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Johnny English Reborn (2011)

Rowan Atkinson returns to the role of the accidental secret agent who doesn't know fear or danger in the comedy spy-thriller Johnny English Reborn. In his latest adventure, the most unlikely intelligence officer in Her Majesty's Secret Service must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos. In the years since MI-7's top spy vanished off the grid, he has been honing his unique skills in a remote region of Asia. But when his agency superiors learn of an attempt against the Chinese premier's life, they must hunt down the highly unorthodox agent. Now that the world needs him once again, Johnny English is back in action. With one shot at redemption, he must employ the latest in hi-tech gadgets to unravel a web of conspiracy that runs throughout the KGB, CIA and even MI-7. With mere days until a heads of state conference, one man must use every trick in his playbook to protect us all. For Johnny English, disaster may be an option, but failure never is. (Read More)

Themes:absurdism
Mood:slapstick
Locations:wheelchair
Story:slapstick comedy,  brainwashed assassin,  bumbling hero,  assassination plot,  unlikely hero,  brainwashing,  stupidity,  mind control,  assassination attempt,  queen,  cooking,  assassin,  falling from height,  urination,  fistfight,  explosion,  murder,  sequel

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Red Heat (1988)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red Heat (1988)

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

Locations:wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:villain,  detective
Period:1980s
Story:car chase,  firearm,  aquarium,  opening action scene,  police station,  revolver,  fistfight,  shootout,  cult film,  independent film,  police,  gun

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

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'. This is why Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988). (Read More)

Themes:absurdism
Mood:satire
Locations:laboratory,  hospital
Story:exploding car,  car chase,  stadium,  exploding building,  assassination attempt,  obscene finger gesture,  queen,  opening action scene,  statue,  femme fatale,  dinner,  toilet,  assassin,  revolver,  gunfight,  condom,  car,  fistfight,  shootout,  explosion,  sequel,  murder,  gun

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)

Mood:satire
Locations:beach
Characters:detective
Story:slapstick comedy,  police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  car chase,  crazy humor,  stadium,  statue,  based on tv series,  police station,  falling from height,  gunfight,  investigation,  fistfight,  shootout,  explosion,  police,  sequel

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Superhero Movie (2008) is one of the best movies like The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Superhero Movie (2008)

Mood:parody,  spoof
Locations:laboratory,  wheelchair,  hospital
Story:slapstick comedy,  fish tank,  gag humor,  toilet,  scientist,  falling from height,  urination,  voice over narration,  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)

Characters:mayor,  villain,  detective
Story:slapstick comedy,  police detective,  police shootout,  comic violence,  crazy humor,  unlikely hero,  blockbuster,  first part,  breaking the fourth wall,  police station,  gunfight,  fistfight,  shootout,  cult film,  independent film,  police

Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, after escaping death from the previous movies are put on a hit list by The Triads. When blood thirsty mercenaries are on their tail they team up again with Leo Getz and Lorna Cole, a newcomer (Chris Rock) to finally put an end to the Triads for good.

Locations:wheelchair,  boat
Characters:detective
Story:exploding car,  police shootout,  car chase,  police procedural,  exploding truck,  harbor,  blockbuster,  opening action scene,  police station,  revolver,  falling from height,  gunfight,  los angeles california,  fistfight,  shootout,  fire,  cult film,  murder,  police,  sequel

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From Paris With Love (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

From Paris With Love (2010)

James Reece is an ambitious aide to the U.S. Ambassador in Paris, doing little jobs for the CIA and hoping to get into black ops. On the night he and his girlfriend, Caroline, become engaged, he's told to pick up Charlie Wax at Orly. Charlie is an unorthodox government employee - large, bald and bearded, foul-mouthed and eccentric. Charlie immediately takes James on a wild ride of murder and mayhem, through ethnic enclaves. As bodies pile up, the purpose remains opaque to James. Caroline, unhappy that James has been out of touch for a day, tells him to bring Charlie for dinner. Charlie can be charming - where will it lead? Does the chess-playing James have what it takes? This is why From Paris With Love (2010) is one of the best movies like The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988). (Read More)

Story:exploding car,  car chase,  firearm,  aquarium,  assassination attempt,  graffiti,  femme fatale,  dinner,  terrorist,  assassin,  revolver,  falling from height,  car,  fistfight,  shootout,  explosion,  murder,  police

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001) is one of the best movies like The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren't the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the virus have dispatched Electra to deal with Vincent and take out anyone who may stumble on the truth behind him. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, they begin to question what about the world is reality and what is a dream as the line between sanity and insanity becomes more apparent. (Read More)

Locations:laboratory
Story:exploding car,  microscope,  exploding truck,  fireworks,  opening action scene,  evil man,  based on tv series,  terrorist,  scientist,  revolver,  falling from height,  gunfight,  investigation,  fistfight,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion,  police,  gun,  murder

New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Locations:beach
Characters:detective
Period:1980s
Story:fish tank,  police investigation,  police detective,  police shootout,  informant,  aquarium,  assassination attempt,  evil man,  police station,  revolver,  falling from height,  gunfight,  investigation,  fistfight,  shootout,  fire,  cult film,  explosion,  independent film,  murder,  gun,  police

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Half Baked (1998)
Comedy, Crime

Half Baked (1998)

After Kenny accidentaly kills a cop's diabetic horse by feeding it the food he purchased from a munchie run, he is put in jail and is given a 1 million dollar bail. The rest of the group must bail Kenny out before Nasty Nate gets to him. The group decides to sell marijuana that Thurgood gets through his job as a janitor at a pharmaceutical lab. They become pals with rap star Sir Smoke-A-Lot and the rivals of dealer Samson Simpson. On the side, Thurgood seeks the love of Mary Jane, an anti-pot daughter of a dealer. What follows is typical pothead behaviour with a ton of cameos. Look carefully. (Read More)

Locations:laboratory,  wheelchair
Characters:detective
Period:1980s
Story:fish tank,  police detective,  stupidity,  breaking the fourth wall,  fish,  scientist,  falling from height,  condom,  urination,  voice over narration,  cult film,  independent film,  police,  gun

The Dark Knight (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair,  boat,  hospital
Characters:mayor,  villain,  detective
Story:police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  car chase,  police procedural,  rocket,  press conference,  exploding building,  blockbuster,  opening action scene,  evil man,  terrorist,  assassin,  police station,  scientist,  revolver,  falling from height,  gunfight,  investigation,  fistfight,  shootout,  fire,  cult film,  explosion,  police,  murder,  sequel

Kokaku Kidotai (1995) is one of the best movies like The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Kokaku Kidotai (1995)

It is the year 2029. Technology has advanced so far that cyborgs are commonplace. In addition, human brains can connect to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kasunagi is an officer in Section 9, an elite, secretive police division that deals with special operations, including counter terrorism and cyber crime. She is currently on the trail of the Puppet Master, a cyber criminal who hacks into the brains of cyborgs in order to obtain information and to commit other crimes. This is why Kokaku Kidotai (1995) is one of the best movies like The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988). (Read More)

Locations:laboratory,  wheelchair,  boat
Story:exploding car,  police shootout,  car chase,  mind control,  assassination attempt,  scientist,  revolver,  gunfight,  investigation,  fistfight,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion,  independent film,  police,  murder

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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)

Characters:detective,  villain
Story:police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  informant,  exploding building,  blockbuster,  first part,  opening action scene,  police station,  revolver,  falling from height,  gunfight,  los angeles california,  car,  fistfight,  shootout,  explosion,  murder,  police

The Enforcer (1976)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Enforcer (1976)

Picking up three years after the events in Magnum Force, a threatening terrorist group called, The People's Revolutionary Strike Force declare war to the city of San Francisco and demand a ransom to be paid, otherwise they plan to blow the city apart. While Inspector 'Dirty' Harry Callahan is at a limbo following his unorthodox method during a robbery, he's at it to dispatch the terrorist group, by playing their game by being more dirty than ever. But this time, he's got a new partner, which might prove the task to be somewhat more difficult than ever, unless the two can work together. (Read More)

Locations:boat,  hospital
Characters:mayor,  detective
Story:baseball game,  police station,  police shootout,  police procedural,  rocket,  press conference,  blockbuster,  game,  opening action scene,  baseball,  terrorist,  revolver,  gunfight,  car,  fistfight,  shootout,  explosion,  police,  sequel,  murder

Wild Wild West (1999)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Western

Wild Wild West (1999)

Jim West is a guns-a-blazing former Civil War hero. Artemus Gordon is an inventive U.S. Marshal who excels in disguise. When the United States is threatened by psychotic Confederate Arliss Loveless, President Ulysses Grant teams the duo up to bring him to justice. On a hazard-packed train journey from Washington D.C. to Utah, West and Gordon must combine their skills to best Loveless and his diabolical machines. (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair
Characters:villain
Story:president,  exploding building,  blockbuster,  assassination attempt,  opening action scene,  evil man,  based on tv series,  femme fatale,  terrorist,  assassin,  scientist,  revolver,  gunfight,  fistfight,  shootout,  explosion,  gun

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Alex Cross (2012) is one of the best movies like The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Alex Cross (2012)

Dr. Alex Cross is on his last police duty to track down an assassin called Picasso, who's been torturing and killing rich businessmen in Detroit. Soon when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits to end this once and for all.

Characters:detective
Story:police investigation,  police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  opening action scene,  assassin,  police station,  falling from height,  fistfight,  shootout,  explosion,  murder,  police,  gun

Sudden Death (1995)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Sudden Death (1995)

Some terrorists kidnap the Vice President of the United States and threaten to blow up the entire stadium during the final game of the NHL Stanley Cup. There is only one way and one man to stop them... This is why Sudden Death (1995) is one of the best movies like The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988). (Read More)

Characters:mayor
Story:president,  game,  exploding car,  stadium,  opening action scene,  terrorist,  assassin,  falling from height,  gunfight,  fistfight,  shootout,  explosion

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)
Action, Comedy, Family, Romance

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)

A tough police sergeant's mother comes to visit him, and promptly starts trying to fix up his life, much to his embarrassment. For his birthday she buys him a machine gun out of the back of a van, and begins to further interfere with his job and love life, eventually helping him with a case he's on.

Characters:detective
Story:police shootout,  car chase,  comic violence,  embarrassment,  exclamation point in title,  opening action scene,  police station,  revolver,  gunfight,  shootout,  punctuation in title,  cult film,  murder,  police,  gun

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Xxx: State Of The Union (2005)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Xxx: State Of The Union (2005)

Agent Augustus Gibbons has selected an imprisoned former US Navy SEAL Darius Stone, a new agent in the XXX program, travels to Washington D.C., where they track a splinter faction of the U.S. military that attempts to overthrow the U.S. government and assassinate the President, led by Secretary of Defense and former 4-Star General George Deckert, Stone's former commanding officer whom he once led a mutiny against. But he's been targeted for assassination by a radical splinter group of dissenters deep within the United States government. The new XXX agent must uncover the insurgents from within. It is the nation's only hope to stop the first coup d'etat in American history. (Read More)

Story:exploding car,  car chase,  assassination plot,  assassination attempt,  president,  opening action scene,  femme fatale,  assassin,  falling from height,  gunfight,  car,  fistfight,  shootout,  punctuation in title,  fire,  explosion,  gun,  murder,  police,  sequel

I, Robot (2004) is one of the best movies like The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

I, Robot (2004)

In 2035, technophobic homicide detective Del Spooner of the Chicago PD heads the investigation of the apparent suicide of leading robotics scientist, Dr. Alfred Lanning. Unconvinced of the motive, Spooner's investigation into Lanning's death reveals a trail of secrets and agendas within the USR (United States Robotics) corporation and suspicions of murder. Little does he know that his investigation would lead to uncovering a larger threat to humanity. (Read More)

Locations:laboratory
Characters:detective
Story:scientist,  investigation,  police investigation,  police detective,  exploding car,  car chase,  police procedural,  blockbuster,  falling from height,  gunfight,  fistfight,  shootout,  punctuation in title,  murder,  police,  gun

National Security (2003)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

National Security (2003)

Earl and Hank have only one thing in common: they're both L.A.P.D. rejects. One just got kicked out, the other can't even get in. After confronting each other on opposite sides of the law during a traffic stop that escalates out of control, these two luckless individuals end up partnered as lowly security guards. Despite being damned to the lowest rung of the law enforcement ladder, Earl and Hank uncover a sophisticated smuggling operation led by Nash and his band of thugs. When Earl and Hank get their hands on some hot property, they go on the run from, first the bad guys, then the L.A.P.D.--led by Lt. Washington and Detective McDuff. What these two unlikely partners do to law enforcement is a crime, but they just might save the day. That is, if they don't kill each other first. (Read More)

Mood:slapstick
Characters:detective
Story:slapstick comedy,  exploding car,  police shootout,  car chase,  student driver,  falling from height,  gunfight,  los angeles california,  fistfight,  shootout,  explosion,  police

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