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1. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.5
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A chemistry teacher diagnosed with a terminal lung cancer, teams up with his former student, Jesse Pinkman, to cook and sell crystal meth.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

2. We're the Millers (2013)

R | 110 min | Comedy

7.1
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44 Metascore

A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.

Writers: Bob Fisher, Steve Faber, Sean Anders, John Morris | Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber | Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Ed Helms

3. The Usual Suspects (1995)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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77 Metascore

A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which begin when five criminals meet at a seemingly random police lineup.

Writer: Christopher McQuarrie | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin

4. Pineapple Express (2008)

R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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64 Metascore

A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witness his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.

Writers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Judd Apatow | Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole, Danny McBride

5. Scarface (1983)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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65 Metascore

In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel while succumbing to greed.

Writer: Oliver Stone | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

6. American Gangster (2007)

R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.

Writers: Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin

7. Tropic Thunder (2008)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy

7.0
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71 Metascore

Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.

Writers: Justin Theroux, Ben Stiller, Etan Cohen | Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Kahn

8. Fast Five (2011)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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67 Metascore

Dominic Toretto and his crew of street racers plan a massive heist to buy their freedom while in the sights of a powerful Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent.

Writers: Chris Morgan, Gary Scott Thompson | Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster

9. 2 Guns (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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55 Metascore

A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent.

Writers: Blake Masters, Steven Grant | Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton

10. Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014)

R | 120 min | Romance, Thriller

6.3
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63 Metascore

In Colombia, a young surfer meets the woman of his dreams - and then he meets her uncle, Pablo Escobar.

Writers: Andrea Di Stefano, Francesca Marciano | Director: Andrea Di Stefano | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Benicio Del Toro, Brady Corbet, Claudia Traisac

11. The Heat (I) (2013)

R | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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60 Metascore

An uptight FBI Special Agent is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord.

Writer: Katie Dippold | Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Michael McDonald, Melissa McCarthy, Demian Bichir

12. Dredd (2012)

R | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.0
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59 Metascore

In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

Writers: John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra, Alex Garland | Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Rachel Wood

13. Savages (2012)

R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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59 Metascore

Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.

Writers: Shane Salerno, Don Winslow, Oliver Stone | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro

14. Brick Mansions (2014)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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40 Metascore

An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city.

Writers: Luc Besson, Bibi Naceri | Director: Camille Delamarre | Stars: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Gouchy Boy

15. Gone Baby Gone (2007)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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72 Metascore

Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally. Based on the Dennis Lehane novel.

Writers: Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard, Dennis Lehane | Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan

16. Blow (2001)

R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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52 Metascore

The story of George Jung, the man who established the American cocaine market in the 1970s.

Writers: Bruce Porter, David McKenna, Nick Cassavetes | Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths

17. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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66 Metascore

A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.

Writer: Guy Ritchie | Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

18. RoboCop (1987)

R | 102 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.5
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67 Metascore

In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

Writers: Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner | Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox

19. The Raid: Redemption (2011)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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73 Metascore

A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.

Writer: Gareth Evans | Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy, Donny Alamsyah

20. Layer Cake (2004)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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73 Metascore

A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement.

Writer: J.J. Connolly | Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Daniel Craig, Sienna Miller, Michael Gambon, Tom Hardy

21. Fast & Furious (2009)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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45 Metascore

Brian O'Conner, now working for the FBI in LA, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.

Writers: Chris Morgan, Gary Scott Thompson | Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

22. Snitch (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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51 Metascore

A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son who was imprisoned after being set up in drug deal.

Writers: Justin Haythe, Ric Roman Waugh | Director: Ric Roman Waugh | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal, Rafi Gavron

23. Lord of War (2005)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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62 Metascore

An arms dealer confronts the morality of his work as he is being chased by an Interpol agent.

Writer: Andrew Niccol | Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ethan Hawke, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan

24. Collateral (2004)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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71 Metascore

A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.

Writer: Stuart Beattie | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo

25. Machete (2010)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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60 Metascore

After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.

Writers: Robert Rodriguez, Álvaro Rodríguez | Directors: Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba

26. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

R | 102 min | Action, Thriller

6.4
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56 Metascore

Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.

Writer: Robert Rodriguez | Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe

27. The Last Stand (2013)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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54 Metascore

The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff.

Writer: Andrew Knauer | Director: Kim Jee-woon | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Rodrigo Santoro

28. Bad Boys II (2003)

R | 147 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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38 Metascore

Two loose-cannon narcotics cops investigate the flow of Ecstacy into Florida.

Writers: George Gallo, Marianne Wibberley, Cormac Wibberley, Ron Shelton, Jerry Stahl | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Gabrielle Union, Jordi Mollà

29. Die Hard 2 (1990)

R | 124 min | Action, Thriller

7.1
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67 Metascore

John McClane, officer of the N.Y.P.D. and hero of the Nakatomi Hostage Crisis, attempts to avert disaster as rogue military officials seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

Writers: Walter Wager, Steven E. de Souza, Doug Richardson | Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Bruce Willis, William Atherton, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

30. Live and Let Die (1973)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.8
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007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.

Writer: Tom Mankiewicz | Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, Clifton James

31. Bedazzled (2000)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.9
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49 Metascore

Hopeless dweeb Elliot Richards is granted 7 wishes by the devil to snare Allison, the girl of his dreams, in exchange for his soul.

Writers: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Larry Gelbart, Harold Ramis, Peter Tolan | Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Elizabeth Hurley, Frances O'Connor, Miriam Shor

32. The Mechanic (2011)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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49 Metascore

Follows an elite hit man as he teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims.

Writers: Richard Wenk, Lewis John Carlino | Director: Simon West | Stars: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Tony Goldwyn

33. Colombiana (2011)

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

6.4
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45 Metascore

A young woman, after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin.

Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen | Director: Olivier Megaton | Stars: Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Callum Blue, Jordi Mollà

34. Desperado (1995)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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55 Metascore

A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.

Writer: Robert Rodriguez | Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida, Cheech Marin

35. The Specialist (1994)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.4
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A woman entices a bomb expert she's involved with into destroying the mafia that killed her family.

Writers: John Shirley, Alexandra Seros | Director: Luis Llosa | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods, Rod Steiger

36. Contraband (2012)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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51 Metascore

To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills.

Writers: Aaron Guzikowski, Arnaldur Indriðason, Óskar Jónasson | Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster

37. Miami Vice (2006)

R | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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65 Metascore

Based on the 1980s TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs as their respective personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined.

Writers: Michael Mann, Anthony Yerkovich | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Li Gong, Naomie Harris

38. The Losers (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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44 Metascore

A CIA special forces team are betrayed and left for dead by their superiors, galvanizing them to mount an offensive on the CIA.

Writers: Peter Berg, James Vanderbilt, Andy Diggle | Director: Sylvain White | Stars: Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans

39. Deuces Wild (2002)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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16 Metascore

Two brothers, Leon and Bobby are members of the street gang in Brooklyn known as the deuces. Their brother was killed by a drug overdose a few years earlier and the gang is determined to ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Kimatian, Christopher Gambale | Director: Scott Kalvert | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Brad Renfro, Fairuza Balk, Norman Reedus

40. From Paris with Love (2010)

R | 92 min | Action, Thriller

6.5
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42 Metascore

In Paris, a young employee in the office of the US Ambassador hooks up with an American spy looking to stop a terrorist attack in the city.

Writers: Adi Hasak, Luc Besson | Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kasia Smutniak, Richard Durden

41. Licence to Kill (1989)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.6
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A vengeful British spy goes rogue and sets off to unleash vengeance on a drug lord who tortured his best friend, a C.I.A. agent, and left him for dead and murdered his bride after he helped capture him.

Writers: Michael G. Wilson, Richard Maibaum, Ian Fleming | Director: John Glen | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Robert Davi, Carey Lowell, Talisa Soto

42. District B13 (2004)

R | 84 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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70 Metascore

Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb.

Writers: Luc Besson, Bibi Naceri | Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Tony D'Amario, Bibi Naceri

43. Cop Out (2010)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.7
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31 Metascore

A comedy about a veteran NYPD cop whose rare baseball card is stolen. Since it's his only hope to pay for his daughter's upcoming wedding, he recruits his partner to track down the thief, a memorabilia-obsessed gangster.

Writers: Robb Cullen, Mark Cullen | Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Juan Carlos Hernández, Cory Fernandez

44. Enter the Dragon (1973)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

Writer: Michael Allin | Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Ahna Capri

45. Predator 2 (1990)

R | 108 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.2
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Amidst a territorial gang war, a sophisticated alien hunter stalks the citizens of Los Angeles and the only man between him and his prey is veteran L.A.P.D. officer, Lieutenant Mike Harrigan.

Writers: Jim Thomas, John Thomas | Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Kevin Peter Hall, Rubén Blades

46. The French Connection (1971)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.8
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96 Metascore

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.

Writers: Ernest Tidyman, Robin Moore | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco

47. The Shepherd (2008 Video)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.7
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A former New Orleans cop battles drug cartels and ex-Army Special Forces who are smuggling drugs from Mexico into U.S. through a Texas border town.

Writers: Joe Gayton, Cade Courtley | Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Stephen Lord, Natalie J. Robb, Gary McDonald

48. The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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66 Metascore

As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name.

Writers: Jonas Frykberg, Stieg Larsson | Director: Daniel Alfredson | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Lena Endre, Peter Andersson

49. Magnum Force (1973)

R | 124 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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Dirty Harry is on the trail of vigilante cops who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables.

Writers: Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink, John Milius, Michael Cimino | Director: Ted Post | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan, David Soul

50. Starsky & Hutch (2004)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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55 Metascore

Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino with the help of police snitch called Huggy Bear.

Writers: William Blinn, Stevie Long, John O'Brien, Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong | Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Snoop Dogg, Vince Vaughn