Humor: Cops and Criminals

by mainemoviefanaticDaisy | created - 24 Aug 2011 | updated - 05 Apr 2012 | Public

The funny side of law enforcement which includes federal agents.

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1. Police Academy (1984)

R | 96 min | Comedy

41 Metascore

A group of good-hearted, but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks.

Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, G.W. Bailey, Kim Cattrall, Bubba Smith

Votes: 98,438 | Gross: $81.20M

2. Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

R | 116 min | Comedy

49 Metascore

A nice-guy cop with dissociative identity disorder must protect a woman on the run from a corrupt ex-boyfriend and his associates.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Jim Carrey, Renée Zellweger, Anthony Anderson, Mongo Brownlee

Votes: 201,789 | Gross: $90.57M

Currently do not have.

3. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

76 Metascore

Incompetent police Detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson, Ricardo Montalban

Votes: 129,118 | Gross: $78.04M

4. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

64 Metascore

A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher

Votes: 141,517 | Gross: $234.76M

5. The Thin Man (1934)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Former detective Nick Charles and his wealthy wife Nora investigate a murder case, mostly for the fun of it.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 22,871

6. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson

Votes: 59,150

7. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

44 Metascore

Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Joan Severance, Kevin Spacey

Votes: 41,795 | Gross: $46.91M

8. Only the Lonely (1991)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

A Chicago cop must balance loyalty to his overbearing mother and a relationship with a shy funeral home worker.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: John Candy, Maureen O'Hara, Ally Sheedy, Kevin Dunn

Votes: 8,753 | Gross: $21.83M

We do not currently have. Having trouble finding John Candy stuff on DVD.

9. Kindergarten Cop (1990)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Crime

61 Metascore

A tough cop must pose as a kindergarten teacher in order to locate a dangerous criminal's ex-wife, who may hold the key to putting him behind bars.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt

Votes: 118,992 | Gross: $91.46M

10. The Pink Panther (1963)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

55 Metascore

The bumbling Inspector Clouseau travels to Rome to catch a notorious jewel thief known as "The Phantom" before he conducts his most daring heist yet: a princess' priceless diamond with one slight imperfection, known as "The Pink Panther".

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine

Votes: 42,406 | Gross: $10.88M

11. Turner & Hooch (1989)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

A detective must adopt the dog of a dead man to help him find the murderer.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 54,610 | Gross: $71.08M

12. Cop & ½ (1993)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

After witnessing a murder, a young boy named Devon refuses to testify unless he is given the chance to be a policeman.

Director: Henry Winkler | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Norman D. Golden II, Ruby Dee, Holland Taylor

Votes: 7,552 | Gross: $31.89M

13. Dragnet (1987)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

62 Metascore

The equally-straight-laced and "by the book" nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery.

Director: Tom Mankiewicz | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks, Christopher Plummer, Harry Morgan

Votes: 28,157 | Gross: $57.39M

We do not currently have this.

14. Exit to Eden (1994)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Elliot is going to the island of Eden to live out his submissive fantasies, but inadvertently photographs diamond smugglers at work. Smugglers, and detectives, follow him to the island, ... See full summary »

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Dana Delany, Dan Aykroyd, Rosie O'Donnell, Paul Mercurio

Votes: 5,921 | Gross: $6.84M

Only have on VHS.

15. Feds (1988)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

Ellie DeWitt and Janis Zuckermann are admitted to the very strict FBI Training Academy. They get a hard course in which they learn to deal with guns and recognize crimes. They also get ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Goldberg | Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Mary Gross, Ken Marshall, Fred Dalton Thompson

Votes: 2,583 | Gross: $3.84M

16. The Pacifier (2005)

PG | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

30 Metascore

Having recovered from wounds received in a failed rescue operation, Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Vin Diesel, Brittany Snow, Max Thieriot, Brad Garrett

Votes: 75,828 | Gross: $113.09M

17. Man of the House (I) (2005)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Crime

35 Metascore

A Texas Ranger must protect a group of cheerleaders who have witnessed a murder.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Christina Milian, Kelli Garner, Cedric the Entertainer

Votes: 21,143 | Gross: $19.70M

18. Lethal Weapon (1987)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

67 Metascore

Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan

Votes: 210,701 | Gross: $65.21M

19. Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery

44 Metascore

Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.

Director: Paul Flaherty | Stars: John Candy, Jeffrey Jones, Annie Potts, Tim Thomerson

Votes: 13,716 | Gross: $10.98M

Yeah, we do have on DVD.

20. Rush Hour (1998)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

60 Metascore

A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed LAPD detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 208,580 | Gross: $141.15M

21. Stakeout (1987)

R | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

69 Metascore

Two detectives observe an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend, but complications set in when one of them falls for her.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 20,581 | Gross: $65.67M

22. Hollywood Homicide (2003)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

47 Metascore

Two LAPD detectives who moonlight in other fields investigate the murder of an up-and-coming rap group.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett, Isaiah Washington, Lena Olin

Votes: 33,143 | Gross: $30.01M

23. Oscar (1991)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime

A gangster attempts to keep the promise he made to his dying father: that he would give up his life of crime and "go straight".

Director: John Landis | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Ornella Muti, Peter Riegert, Chazz Palminteri

Votes: 26,041 | Gross: $23.56M

I like this a lot but hubby does not.

24. Ocean's Eleven (2001)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Thriller

74 Metascore

Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon

Votes: 449,079 | Gross: $183.42M

25. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

PG | 96 min | Action, Comedy

51 Metascore

The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over state lines, in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Mike Henry

Votes: 36,435 | Gross: $126.74M

26. Armed and Dangerous (1986)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

17 Metascore

A fired cop and useless lawyer sign up as security guards and find they've joined a corrupt union.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: John Candy, Meg Ryan, Eugene Levy, Robert Loggia

Votes: 9,349 | Gross: $15.95M

27. Sugar & Spice (2001)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Crime

48 Metascore

A popular high-school cheerleader becomes pregnant by the star quarterback and turns to crime to support her desired lifestyle.

Director: Francine McDougall | Stars: Marla Sokoloff, Marley Shelton, Melissa George, Mena Suvari

Votes: 12,255 | Gross: $13.28M

28. Quick Change (1990)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

56 Metascore

Three thieves successfully rob a New York City bank, but making the escape from the city proves to be almost impossible.

Directors: Howard Franklin, Bill Murray | Stars: Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Randy Quaid, Dale Grand

Votes: 17,308 | Gross: $15.26M

29. The Crew (2000)

PG-13 | 88 min | Crime, Comedy

37 Metascore

Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.

Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Burt Reynolds, Dan Hedaya, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 4,203 | Gross: $13.02M

Only have on VHS.

30. Loose Cannons (1990)

R | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

An unconventional cop who doesn't take any bull, is paired up with an amazing detective to capture some powerful criminals but the cop soon realizes that his by the book partner has split personality disorder.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Gene Hackman, Dan Aykroyd, Dom DeLuise, Ronny Cox

Votes: 3,907 | Gross: $5.59M

31. Blue Streak (1999)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

46 Metascore

A former convict poses as a cop to retrieve a diamond he stole years ago.

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson, Peter Greene, Dave Chappelle

Votes: 66,456 | Gross: $68.52M

32. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)

G | 205 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 32,593 | Gross: $46.30M

33. Miss Congeniality (2000)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

43 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt, Candice Bergen

Votes: 157,311 | Gross: $106.81M

34. K-9 (1989)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

44 Metascore

To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who's an unusually intelligent smart alec.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Jim Belushi, Mel Harris, Kevin Tighe, Ed O'Neill

Votes: 28,062 | Gross: $43.25M

35. The Delicate Delinquent (1957)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy

Sidney Pythias is a bumbling janitor picked up by cop Mike Damon as a teenage gang member worth saving from delinquency. With Damon's help, Sidney works his way through the Police Academy to become a cop too.

Director: Don McGuire | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Martha Hyer, Darren McGavin, Robert Ivers

Votes: 1,104

36. V.I. Warshawski (1991)

R | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A female PI babysitting for a boyfriend gets stuck with his daughter and the case of her murdered father.

Director: Jeff Kanew | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Jay O. Sanders, Charles Durning, Angela Goethals

Votes: 4,230 | Gross: $11.13M

37. Pure Luck (1991)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

The daughter of a wealthy businessman has disappeared in Mexico, and all the efforts to find her have been unsuccessful. A psychologist, knowing that the girl has an ultra bad luck, ... See full summary »

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Martin Short, Danny Glover, Sheila Kelley, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 5,755 | Gross: $22.64M

38. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime

80 Metascore

In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.

Directors: Charles Crichton, John Cleese | Stars: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin

Votes: 117,234 | Gross: $63.49M

39. Serial Mom (1994)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

A sweet mother takes a little too much at heart for the defense of her family.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 23,329 | Gross: $7.88M

40. Another Stakeout (1993)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Two immature detectives are joined by a pesky assistant district attorney in staking out a lakeside home where a Mafia trial witness is believed to be heading.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Rosie O'Donnell, Dennis Farina

Votes: 11,821 | Gross: $20.21M

41. Disorganized Crime (1989)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Career criminal Frank plans a bank heist and sends for his buddies to help pull the job. Before his buddies arrive, he's caught, forcing his cohorts to pull the job alone. Frank soon escapes, setting off a search by the bumbling cops.

Director: Jim Kouf | Stars: Hoyt Axton, Corbin Bernsen, Rubén Blades, Fred Gwynne

Votes: 1,875 | Gross: $7.72M

42. Money for Nothing (1993)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

An unemployed man finds a money bag of $1.2 million after it dropped off an armored car.

Director: Ramón Menéndez | Stars: John Cusack, Debi Mazar, Michael Madsen, Benicio Del Toro

Votes: 3,357 | Gross: $1.04M