The Highest Grossing Buddy Comedies Of The 80's And 90's

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1.
Men in Black (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth. (98 mins.)
 
2.
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
 
3.
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh pursue an arms dealer who is a former LAPD officer. (118 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
4.
Rush Hour (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two cops team up to get back a kidnapped daughter. (98 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
 
5.
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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
 
6.
Wild Wild West (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
The two best hired guns in the West must save President Grant from the clutches of a nineteenth-century inventor-villain. (106 mins.)
 
7.
Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
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
 
8.
48 Hrs. (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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
 
9.
Bad Boys (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Two hip detectives protect a murder witness while investigating a case of stolen heroin. (119 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
 
10.
Stakeout (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two cops have to observe a woman. One of them falls in love with her. (117 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
11.
Lethal Weapon (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A veteran cop, Murtaugh, is partnered with a young suicidal cop, Riggs. Both having 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
 
12.
Tango & Cash (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Two cops are framed and must clear their names. (104 mins.)
 
13.
Spies Like Us (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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
 
14.
The Last Boy Scout (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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
 
15.
Dragnet (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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
 
16.
Nothing to Lose (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Nick Beam's life couldn't get any worse. He discovers he has been living a lie and is on the verge of a nervous breakdown... (98 mins.)
Director: Steve Oedekerk
 
17.
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
 
18.
Running Scared (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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
 
19.
Midnight Run (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia after jumping bail. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
 
20.
City Heat (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A slick private eye and tough police lieutenant--once partners, now bitter enemies--reluctantly team up to investigate a murder. (93 mins.)
 
21.
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
 
22.
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
 
23.
Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. A "Lethal... (84 mins.)
Director: Gene Quintano
 
24.
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
 
25.
The Rookie (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Clint Eastwood plays a veteran detective who gets stuck with a rookie cop (Charlie Sheen) to chase down a German crook (Raul Julia.) (120 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
26.
Bulletproof (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
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.)
 
27.
The Glimmer Man (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Two cops, played by Seagal and Wayans, are forced to work together to solve a chain of mysterious killings by a killer nicknamed "The Family Man". (91 mins.)
Director: John Gray
 
28.
The Cowboy Way (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Buddies Pepper Lewis (Woody Harrelson) and Sonny Gilstrap (Kiefer Sutherland) who are championship rodeo... (102 mins.)
Director: Gregg Champion
 
29.
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
 
30.
Fled (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Two prisoners chained together flee during an escape attempt gone bad. (98 mins.)
Director: Kevin Hooks
 
31.
Armed and Dangerous (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
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
 
32.
Double Team (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Counter-terrorist Jack Quinn misses his target, Stavros, on the eve of his final mission. From there... (93 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
33.
Chill Factor (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A new biological chemical weapon that explodes up to temperatures over fifty degrees Fahrenheit, falls into the hands of two men who try to make sure that it doesn't get stolen by a terrorist. (102 mins.)
Director: Hugh Johnson
 
34.
Knock Off (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Action star Jean Claude Van Damme plays a fashion designer who must join forces with a C.I.A. agent to combat terrorism. (91 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
35.
Renegades (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Buster McHenry works as an undercover agent for the local police. Currently he investigates on police corruption and is in big trouble... (106 mins.)
Director: Jack Sholder
 
36.
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Forced by the imminent foreclosure of their friend's bar, two lifelong buddies will decide to rob a bank's armored car, not knowing that its cargo is not money, but a new street drug. (98 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
37.
Loose Cannons (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
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. (94 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
 
38.
Dead Heat (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Two cops are brought back to life to chase down supernatural criminals. (86 mins.)
Director: Mark Goldblatt
 
39.
Downtown (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Police Officer Alex Kearney works in a rich, plush suburb of Philadelphia. When he stops an important... (96 mins.)
 
40.
Company Business (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A retired CIA agent is recruited to participate in a prisoner exchange with the Russians. (98 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
 
41.
Real Men (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A womanizing CIA agent and an insecure insurance agent are paired together to make sure a deal goes through with aliens for the future of mankind. (85 mins.)
Director: Dennis Feldman
 
42.
Number One with a Bullet (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A pair of detectives is assigned to investigate a murder, and discover a trail of corruption and criminal activity that leads right back to their own police department. (103 mins.)
Director: Jack Smight
 
43.
Fifty/Fifty (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Two bickering mercenaries are hired by the CIA to overthrow a South East Asian dictator. (101 mins.)