16 March 2012 5:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To compliment the release of 21 Jump Street in the UK, and because we thought it might make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, we’re taking a look back at some of the more prominent ‘buddy cop’ films to have entertained us over the years.

In The Heat Of The Night (1967) was arguably the first to fully adopt the ‘reluctant-but-unavoidable-partnership’ scenario that, in spite of its simplistic formula, is still a mainstay in the film industry today.

Check out our ten favourites below…

48 Hrs (1982)

One’s a hard boiled cop, one’s a wise-cracking criminal…

Walter Hill’s explosive comedy revolves around Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) and the criminal who is forced into his custody, Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy). The duo must put aside their differences in order to try and achieve a common goal: the capturing of a stone cold killer, Albert Ganz (James Remar).

48 Hrs marked the feature film debut of Eddie Murphy, »

- Martin Daniel McDonagh

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