Top 247 48 Hrs./Beverly Hills Cop/Lethal Weapon Type Buddy Films/Shows

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1. Double Tap (1997)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A drug-lord targets an undercover FBI agent and the hit man she falls in love with while tracking.

Director: Greg Yaitanes | Stars: Stephen Rea, Heather Locklear, Peter Greene, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 480

2. Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)

R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

58 Metascore

John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Graham Greene

Votes: 343,426 | Gross: $100.01M

3. Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Thriller

69 Metascore

John McClane and a young hacker join forces to take down master cyber-terrorist Thomas Gabriel in Washington D.C.

Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant, Maggie Q

Votes: 373,131 | Gross: $134.53M

4. Street Kings (2008)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

An undercover cop, disillusioned by the recent murder of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans

Votes: 103,291 | Gross: $26.42M

5. 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: 69,549 | Gross: $68.52M

6. Bad Boys (1995)

R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

41 Metascore

Two hip detectives protect a witness to a murder while investigating a case of stolen heroin from the evidence storage room from their police precinct.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Lisa Boyle, Michael Taliferro

Votes: 209,006 | Gross: $65.81M

7. Bad Boys II (2003)

R | 147 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

38 Metascore

Two loose-cannon narcotics cops investigate the flow of Ecstasy into Florida from a Cuban drug cartel.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Gabrielle Union, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 208,170 | Gross: $138.61M

8. Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)

R | 79 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Two L.A. cops with opposing views on what is the best way to uphold the law have to work together to bring down the Yakuza, while trying to protect a beautiful woman.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Brandon Lee, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tia Carrere

Votes: 15,205 | Gross: $2.28M

9. Nash Bridges (1996–2001)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A smart alecky San Francisco, California cop and his get rich quick scheme of a partner keep tabs on crime and take down the bad guys in the Bay Area.

Stars: Don Johnson, Cheech Marin, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Jeff Perry

Votes: 5,881

10. Dark Blue (2002)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

57 Metascore

A robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Kurt Russell, Ving Rhames, Scott Speedman, Michael Michele

Votes: 19,501 | Gross: $9.06M

11. Shaft (2000)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

50 Metascore

New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Christian Bale, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 69,083 | Gross: $70.33M

12. War on Everyone (2016)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy

50 Metascore

Two corrupt cops set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Events, however, are complicated by the arrival of someone who appears to be even more dangerous than they are.

Director: John Michael McDonagh | Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña, Theo James, Tessa Thompson

Votes: 15,470

13. Bon Cop Bad Cop (2006)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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.

Director: Erik Canuel | Stars: Michel Beaudry, Patrice Bélanger, Pierre Boudreau, Sarain Boylan

Votes: 11,242

14. 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 L.A.P.D. 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: 222,517 | Gross: $141.15M

15. Tiger on Beat (1988)

TV-MA | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A seasoned cop and his rookie partner are a pair of mismatched partners in this Hong Kong action-comedy in the style of 'Lethal Weapon'. The wacky twosome are up in arms as they try to solve the murder of a heroin trafficker.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Nina Li Chi, Conan Lee, Norman Chu

Votes: 1,418

16. Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)

PG-13 | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A spoof on Lethal Weapon (1987), other movies, TV commercials etc. 2 unlike LA cops investigate a cocaine in girl scout cookies case.

Director: Gene Quintano | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson, Jon Lovitz, Tim Curry

Votes: 41,961 | Gross: $27.98M

17. Red Sun Rising (1994)

R | 95 min | Action

Thomas Hoshino (Willson) is a tough Japanese detective, who lost his partner by a deadly Yakuza killer Jaho (Lew). He tracks down the killer and his master to Los Angeles, where he teams up... See full summary »

Director: Francis Megahy | Stars: Don Wilson, Terry Farrell, Mako, Michael Ironside

Votes: 345

18. Cobra nero (1987)

R | 85 min | Action

A lone cop struggles to protect a female photographer from a gang of psychopathic bikers.

Director: Stelvio Massi | Stars: Fred Williamson, Eva Grimaldi, Bruno Bilotta, Maurice Poli

Votes: 521

19. Metro (1997)

R | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A Hostage Negotiator teams up with a Sharpshooter to bring down a dangerous jewel thief.

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Michael Rapaport, Kim Miyori, Art Evans

Votes: 24,136 | Gross: $31.99M

20. Direct Action (2004)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Frank Gannon, a veteran cop, is being hunted by his fellow police officers after they learned he has betrayed the brotherhood and exposed to the feds wide scale corruption of the LAPD. He has one day left to prove his case and survive.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Polly Shannon, Donald Burda, Rothaford Gray

Votes: 1,322

21. Bullet to the Head (2012)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

48 Metascore

After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington, D.C. detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater, Sung Kang

Votes: 45,119 | Gross: $9.48M

22. The Last Marshal (1999)

R | 102 min | Action, Thriller

Marshal McClary, one of the most violent, racist, foul-mouthed Marshals in Texas, is in the middle of resolving a hostage situation (by shooting everyone he sees) when the F.B.I. Agents ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Kirton | Stars: Scott Glenn, Constance Marie, Randall Batinkoff, Vincent Castellanos

Votes: 318

23. Shakedown (1988)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A legal attorney and renegade cop team up to stop a corrupt cop.

Director: James Glickenhaus | Stars: Peter Weller, Sam Elliott, Richard Brooks, Jude Ciccolella

Votes: 2,534 | Gross: $10.07M

24. Samurai Cop (1991)

Unrated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Joe Marshall and Frank Washington are two tenacious police detectives who seek at all costs to stop the Katana, a renegade Yakuza gang composed of violent and sadistic killers who want to lead the drug trade in Los Angeles.

Director: Amir Shervan | Stars: Robert Z'Dar, Mathew Karedas, Janis Farley, Mark Frazer

Votes: 5,767

25. I Spy (2002)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

35 Metascore

A professional athlete has to help a U.S. government agent recover a missing jet.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Owen Wilson, Famke Janssen, Malcolm McDowell

Votes: 46,653 | Gross: $33.56M

26. Black Rain (1989)

R | 125 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

56 Metascore

Two NYC cops arrest a Yakuza member and must escort him when he's extradited to Japan.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw

Votes: 45,988 | Gross: $46.21M

27. Men in Black (1997)

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

71 Metascore

A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 482,320 | Gross: $250.69M

28. Renegades (1989)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An undercover cop forms an alliance with a Native American to help him hunt down the criminals who stole an ancient Lakota tribal lance.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jami Gertz, Robert Knepper

Votes: 2,951 | Gross: $9.02M

29. The Cowboy Way (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

As they visit New York City, a pair of cowboys have to become unlikely heroes when their friend is kidnapped.

Director: Gregg Champion | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kiefer Sutherland, Dylan McDermott, Ernie Hudson

Votes: 7,290 | Gross: $20.28M

30. The Rock (1996)

R | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

58 Metascore

A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, John Spencer

Votes: 295,289 | Gross: $134.07M

31. The Last of the Finest (1990)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4 LA cops are fighting the war on drugs. Corrupt superiors manage to break up their team when one of them gets killed. The 3 quit LAPD and continue investigating.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Brian Dennehy, Joe Pantoliano, Jeff Fahey, Bill Paxton

Votes: 1,041 | Gross: $1.53M

32. 2 Guns (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

55 Metascore

Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border patrol after meeting with a Mexican drug lord, and then revelations start to unfold.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton

Votes: 183,466 | Gross: $75.61M

33. S.W.A.T. (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

45 Metascore

An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody, and only the L.A.P.D.'s Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J

Votes: 132,194 | Gross: $116.93M

34. Showtime (2002)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

32 Metascore

A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based television cop show, while tracking down the manufacturer and distributor of an illegally made semi-automatic firearm.

Director: Tom Dey | Stars: Robert De Niro, Eddie Murphy, Rene Russo, Rachael Harris

Votes: 57,996 | Gross: $38.08M

35. Extreme Justice (1993)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A rogue cop joins an elite L.A.P.D. unit who secretly operate as a vigilante death squad, but soon begins to question their methods.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Scott Glenn, Chelsea Field, Yaphet Kotto

Votes: 1,068

36. Martial Law (1998–2000)

45 min | Comedy, Crime, Action

A Shanghai cop who is a master of martial arts fights crime in the Los Angeles Police Dept.

Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Kelly Hu, Arsenio Hall, Tom Wright

Votes: 2,165

37. Training Day (2001)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the L.A.P.D. with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger

Votes: 360,206 | Gross: $76.63M

38. 16 Blocks (2006)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

An aging alcoholic cop is assigned the task of escorting a witness from police custody to a courthouse 16 blocks away. There are, however, chaotic forces at work that prevent them from making it in one piece.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Bruce Willis, Yasiin Bey, David Morse, Jenna Stern

Votes: 122,258 | Gross: $36.88M

39. Training Day (2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

TV follow-up to the 2001 film 'Training Day' about a rookie cop partnered with a corrupt officer.

Stars: Bill Paxton, Justin Cornwell, Katrina Law, Drew Van Acker

Votes: 2,968

40. Parker Kane (1990 TV Movie)

91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A cop turned investigator investigates a friend's death and uncovers a plot involving illegal toxic waste dumping.

Director: Steve Perry | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Marisa Tomei, Drew Snyder, Richard Zobel

Votes: 234

41. Ricochet (1991)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A District Attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Lithgow, Ice-T, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 14,917 | Gross: $21.76M

42. Hawaii Five-0 (2010– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The Governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0).

Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Taylor Wily, Daniel Dae Kim

Votes: 61,982

43. The Inspectors (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Mystery

U.S Postal Inspectors are called in when a suburban couple are killed by a mail bomb. Suspicion immediately falls on the couple's estranged and heavily in debt son, who also just happens to... See full summary »

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Jonathan Silverman, Tobias Mehler, Greg Thirloway

Votes: 467

44. The Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence (2000 TV Movie)

R | 97 min | Crime, Mystery

Postal inspectors (Louis Gossett, Jr. and Jonathan Silverman) investigate a con man (Michael Madsen) who uses the identities of others to falsify credit card purchases. Stealing credit card... See full summary »

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Jonathan Silverman, Michael Madsen, Samantha Ferris

Votes: 481

45. Monolith (1993)

R | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Two cops investigating the murder of a young boy become invloved in a very secret project involving alien life. Needless to say, the authorities don't want them to stick their noses into ... See full summary »

Director: John Eyres | Stars: Bill Paxton, Lindsay Frost, John Hurt, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 782

46. The Marshal (1995– )

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

McBride is a U.S. Marshal and his job is to guard criminals, protect witnesses, and pursue escaped convicts. His job takes all across the country where he meets all kinds of people.

Stars: Jeff Fahey, Kristina Lewis, Carly McKillip, Patricia Harras

Votes: 155

47. Central Intelligence (2016)

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

52 Metascore

After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Danielle Nicolet, Amy Ryan

Votes: 141,810 | Gross: $127.44M

48. Tango & Cash (1989)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime