Buddy Cops

the best movie as a buddy cop movie and not as an actual film per se
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1.
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
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A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills. (105 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
 
2.
Lethal Weapon (1987)
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A veteran policeman, Murtaugh, is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer, Riggs. They both have one thing in common: hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers. (110 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
3.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
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Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents. (121 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
 
4.
Rush Hour (1998)
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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. (98 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
 
5.
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
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Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities. (114 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
6.
48 Hrs. (1982)
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A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer. (96 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
7.
The Nice Guys (2016)
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In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star. (116 mins.)
Director: Shane Black
 
8.
Running Scared (1986)
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Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer who nearly killed them in the past. (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
 
9.
Bad Boys (1995)
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Two hip detectives protect a murder witness while investigating a case of stolen heroin. (119 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
 
10.
The Heat (2013)
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An uptight FBI Special Agent is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord. (117 mins.)
Director: Paul Feig
 
11.
The Other Guys (2010)
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Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops whom they idolize -- only things don't quite go as planned. (107 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
 
12.
21 Jump Street (2012)
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A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring. (109 mins.)
 
13.
Men in Black (1997)
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A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth. (98 mins.)
 
14.
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
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Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh pursue an arms dealer who is a former LAPD officer. (118 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
15.
The Last Boy Scout (1991)
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A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder... (105 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
16.
The Guard (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is partnered with an up-tight F.B.I. agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring. (96 mins.)
 
17.
The Hard Way (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An action movie star researching a role is allowed to tag along with a hardboiled New York policeman, who finds him superficial and irritating. (111 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
18.
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogomil's near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with it. (100 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
19.
22 Jump Street (2014)
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After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. (112 mins.)
 
20.
Let's Be Cops (2014)
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Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes" get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line. (104 mins.)
Director: Luke Greenfield
 
21.
Bon Cop Bad Cop (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two Canadian detectives, one from Ontario and the other from Quebec, must work together when a murdered victim is found on the Ontario Quebec border line. (116 mins.)
Director: Erik Canuel
 
22.
2 Guns (2013)
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Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border patrol after meeting with a Mexican drug lord, and then revelations start to unfold. (109 mins.)
 
23.
Stakeout (1987)
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Two cops have to observe a woman. One of them falls in love with her. (117 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
24.
Starsky & Hutch (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino with the help of police snitch called Huggy Bear. (101 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
 
25.
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
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Carter and Lee head to Hong Kong for vacation, but become embroiled in a counterfeit money scam. (90 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
 
26.
Bad Boys II (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two loose-cannon narcotics cops investigate the flow of Ecstasy into Florida. (147 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
 
27.
Spies Like Us (1985)
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Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War. (102 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
28.
Bulletproof (1996)
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Two criminals, Keats and Moses, end their friendship when Keats turns out to be an undercover cop. Years later the two are forced to work together when Keats is assigned to protect Moses as a witness. (84 mins.)
 
29.
Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
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Jack Cates once again enlists the aid of ex-con Reggie Hammond--this time, to take down The Iceman, a ruthless drug lord operating in the San Francisco bay area. (93 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
30.
Red Heat (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country. (104 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
31.
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
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With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with a deadly Chinese crimelord trying to get his brother out of prison. (127 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
32.
Canadian Bacon (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The U.S. President, low in the opinion polls, gets talked into raising his popularity by trying to start a cold war against Canada. (91 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
33.
Turner & Hooch (1989)
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A detective must adopt the dog of a dead man to help him find the murderer. (97 mins.)
 
34.
Dragnet (1987)
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The equally-straight-laced and "by the book" nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery. (106 mins.)
Director: Tom Mankiewicz
 
35.
Bad Company (2002)
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When a Harvard-educated CIA agent is killed during an operation, the secret agency recruits his twin brother. (116 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
36.
Showtime (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based T.V. cop show. (95 mins.)
Director: Tom Dey
 
37.
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Lee and Carter head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. (91 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
 
38.
K-9 (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who's an unusually intelligent smart alec. (101 mins.)
Director: Rod Daniel
 
39.
Skiptrace (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A detective from Hong Kong teams up with an American gambler to battle against a notorious Chinese criminal. (107 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
 
40.
The Man (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Special Agent Derrick Vann is a man out to get the man who killed his partner but a case of mistaken identity leads him to Andy Fidler, a salesman with too many questions and a knack of getting in Vanns way. (83 mins.)
Director: Les Mayfield
 
41.
Armed and Dangerous (1986)
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A fired cop and useless lawyer sign up as security guards and find they've joined a corrupt union. (88 mins.)
Director: Mark L. Lester
 
42.
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Axel Foley, while investigating a car theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: the same men who shot his boss are running a counterfeit money ring out of a theme park in Los Angeles. (104 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
43.
Men in Black II (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Agent J needs help so he is sent to find Agent K and restore his memory. (88 mins.)
 
44.
Ride Along (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Security guard Ben must prove himself to his girlfriend's brother, top police officer James. He rides along James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta. (99 mins.)
Director: Tim Story
 
45.
Cop Out (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Jimmy's rare baseball card is robbed. Since it's his only hope to pay for his daughter's upcoming wedding, he recruits his cop partner Paul to track down the robber, a memorabilia-obsessed gangster. (107 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
 
46.
R.I.P.D. (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. (96 mins.)
 
47.
Money Train (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A vengeful New York transit cop decides to steal a trainload of subway fares; his foster brother, a fellow cop, tries to protect him. (110 mins.)
Director: Joseph Ruben
 
48.
I Spy (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A professional athlete has to help a U.S. government agent recover a missing jet. (97 mins.)
Director: Betty Thomas
 
49.
Another Stakeout (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Prankster cops Chris and Bill are joined by a Gina from the DA's office to stakeout a lakeside home. (108 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
50.
Ride Along 2 (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who's supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product. (102 mins.)
Director: Tim Story
 
51.
Double Take (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A man on the run takes another man's passport, only to find himself stuck with the identity of a street hustler. (88 mins.)
Director: George Gallo
 
52.
National Security (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Two mismatched security guards are thrown together to bust a smuggling operation. (88 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
 
53.
Cops and Robbersons (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
When police discover that a mob hitman has moved in next door to the Robbersons, they want to find out what he is up to... (93 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
 
54.
Last Action Hero (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
With the help of a magic ticket, a young film fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action film character. (130 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ honorable mention since they're not any type of law enforcement ” - JonnyCampo
 
55.
Shanghai Noon (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A Chinese man who travels to the Wild West to rescue a kidnapped princess. After teaming up with a train robber, the unlikely duo takes on a Chinese traitor and his corrupt boss. (110 mins.)
Director: Tom Dey
“ honorable mention since they're not any type of law enforcement ” - JonnyCampo
 
56.
Shanghai Knights (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
When a Chinese rebel murders Chon's estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds. (114 mins.)
Director: David Dobkin
“ honorable mention since they're not any type of law enforcement ” - JonnyCampo
 
57.
Nothing to Lose (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When a man (Robbins) believes he has discovered that his wife is having an affair with his boss, it sets off a chain reaction of events... (98 mins.)
Director: Steve Oedekerk
“ honorable mention since they're not any type of law enforcement ” - JonnyCampo
 
58.
Money Talks (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection. (97 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
“ honorable mention since they're not any type of law enforcement ” - JonnyCampo
 
59.
Friday After Next (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Craig and Day Day have finally moved out of their parents houses and into their own crib. The cousins work nights at a local mall as security guards... (85 mins.)
Director: Marcus Raboy
“ honorable mention since they're not any type of law enforcement ” - JonnyCampo