To Serve & Bicker: Our Favorite Buddy Cop Movies
The Heat is out today, and we’ve got ten more cinematic police team-ups.
In honor of the freshly-released buddy cop comedy, The Heat, starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, we compiled a list of some of our favorite films in the genre. Be sure to head on over to Nerdist.com to check out the full list!
The Other Guys – This 2010 sleeper hit starring Mark Wahlberg as a roughneck cop with temper issues newly assigned to Will Ferrell, a meek, order-craving desk jockey will surprise you with both it’s rich character arcs and range of comedy, both on-the-nose and subtle. The plot in this one isn’t as important as the great take on classic buddy cop clichés.
Beverly Hills Cop – A must-see for the younger generations who aren’t hip to how Eddie Murphy became a superstar. This is one of his masterpieces, and a true example that a film can be carried with the right star. The original reckless cop from Detroit who does what he wants is paired with by-the-book Beverly Hills officers to help solve a murder – and instant hilarity ensues.
Lethal Weapon – Another action buddy cop film that turned into a successful franchise, Lethal Weapon is a classic that deserves to be rewatched. A bemulleted and suicidal Mel Gibson is paired with veteran cop Danny Glover to investigate the death of a young woman and chase around some drug dealers. No matter how old you are, you’ll never be too old for this shit.
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