Top 250 Buddy Cop Movies List

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1. Miami Supercops (1985)

PG | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Garret goes to Miami and gets murdered after 7 years in prison for a $20,000,000 bank robbery. The money and the 2 others were never found. The Trinity bros. go to Miami as cops to solve the case this time. Fun fights.

Director: Bruno Corbucci | Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, C.B. Seay, William 'Bo' Jim

Votes: 6,046

2. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

64 Metascore

A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher

Votes: 151,444 | Gross: $234.76M

3. Lethal Weapon (1987)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

68 Metascore

Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan

Votes: 222,742 | Gross: $65.21M

4. 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: 224,188 | Gross: $141.15M

5. 48 Hrs. (1982)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

71 Metascore

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole, Frank McRae

Votes: 64,092 | Gross: $78.87M

6. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

48 Metascore

Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogomil's near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with it.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Jürgen Prochnow, Ronny Cox

Votes: 100,184 | Gross: $153.67M

7. Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

16 Metascore

Axel Foley, while investigating a car theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: the same men who killed his boss are running a counterfeit money ring out of a theme park in Los Angeles.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jon Tenney, Joey Travolta, Eugene Collier

Votes: 71,795 | Gross: $42.61M

8. Another 48 Hrs. (1990)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

23 Metascore

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.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Brion James, Kevin Tighe

Votes: 36,059 | Gross: $80.82M

9. Starsky & Hutch (2004)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Crime

55 Metascore

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

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Snoop Dogg, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 133,352 | Gross: $88.24M

10. 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: 58,269 | Gross: $38.08M

11. 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: 46,953 | Gross: $33.56M

12. 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: 345,502 | Gross: $100.01M

13. K-911 (1999 Video)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

In this sequel to the action comedy K-9, Detective Mike Dooley and his trusty canine companion Jerry Lee get two new partners - a Doberman Pincher named Zeus and his new trainer.

Director: Charles T. Kanganis | Stars: Jim Belushi, Christine Tucci, James Handy, Wade Williams

Votes: 3,946

14. K-9: P.I. (2002 Video)

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

Having spent many years in the police force, Detective Dooley, finally retiring. Although his colleagues organized an unforgettable farewell party, he was not particularly happy free time ... See full summary »

Director: Richard J. Lewis | Stars: Jim Belushi, Gary Basaraba, Kim Huffman, Jody Racicot

Votes: 3,088

15. 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: 211,457 | Gross: $65.81M

16. 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: 210,019 | Gross: $138.61M

17. Bad Boys for Life (2020)

Action, Comedy, Crime | Post-production

Marcus Burnett is now a police inspector and Mike Lowery is in a midlife crisis. They unite again when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they killed, promises them an important bonus.

Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah | Stars: Will Smith, Alexander Ludwig, Vanessa Hudgens, Martin Lawrence

18. 2 Guns (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Thriller

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: 184,609 | Gross: $75.61M

19. 15 Minutes (2001)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

34 Metascore

A homicide detective and a fire marshal must stop a pair of murderers who commit videotaped crimes to become media darlings.

Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Robert De Niro, Edward Burns, Kelsey Grammer, Avery Brooks

Votes: 46,821 | Gross: $24.40M

20. 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: 122,636 | Gross: $36.88M

21. 21 Jump Street (2012)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

69 Metascore

A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson

Votes: 484,990 | Gross: $138.45M

22. 22 Jump Street (2014)

R | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

71 Metascore

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Nick Offerman

Votes: 325,514 | Gross: $191.72M

23. Tango & Cash (1989)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

41 Metascore

Framed by their ruthless arch-nemesis, a mismatched LAPD crime-fighting duo has to put its differences aside to even the score with the evil kingpin who put them behind bars once and for all.

Directors: Andrey Konchalovskiy, Albert Magnoli | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher, Jack Palance

Votes: 90,311 | Gross: $63.41M

24. Taxi (I) (2004)

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

27 Metascore

A mouthy and feisty taxicab driver has hot tips for a green and inept cop set on solving a string of New York City bank robberies committed by a quartet of female Brazilian bank robbers.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon, Gisele Bündchen, Henry Simmons

Votes: 38,354 | Gross: $36.61M

25. Taxi (I) (1998)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

To work off his tarnished driving record, a hip taxi driver must chauffeur a loser police inspector on the trail of German bank robbers.

Director: Gérard Pirès | Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Marion Cotillard, Manuela Gourary

Votes: 72,594 | Gross: $0.27M

26. Taxi 2 (2000)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Police inspector Emilien and his taxi-driver pal Daniel are back, this time on the tail of a group of Japanese yakuza.

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Emma Wiklund, Marion Cotillard

Votes: 48,398 | Gross: $0.73M

27. Taxi 3 (2003)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Out to stop a new gang disguised as Santa Claus, Emilien and Daniel must also handle major changes in their personal relationships.

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Bernard Farcy, Bai Ling

Votes: 38,082 | Gross: $0.50M

28. Taxi 4 (2007)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Daniel, the driver of a very special taxi in Marseille, gets a famous soccer player to the stadium in time and later helps his clumsy police friend Émilien catch the dangerous Belgian after he escaped on Émilien's guard.

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Bernard Farcy, Emma Wiklund

Votes: 25,194

29. Taxi 5 (2018)

102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A police officer who's transfered in the police of Marseille gets assigned to take down a group of Italian robbers who drive the powerfull Ferrari's with the older niece of Daniel, a terrible driver who gets the legendary white taxi.

Director: Franck Gastambide | Stars: Franck Gastambide, Malik Bentalha, Bernard Farcy, Salvatore Esposito

Votes: 6,510

30. Wasabi (2001)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, Comedy

53 Metascore

A French cop gets 2 months leave for getting results too violently. His Japanese girlfriend, who vanished 19 years ago, has died and he flies Paris to Tokyo for her funeral and will full of surprises. The Yakuza meets his brutal ways.

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Jean Reno, Ryôko Hirosue, Michel Muller, Carole Bouquet

Votes: 35,163 | Gross: $0.08M

31. All About the Benjamins (2002)

R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

34 Metascore

Bounty hunter Bucum chases bail-jumper Reggie, who runs right into the scene of a diamond heist and murder and gets shot at as well. Later they become partners in their pursuit of the $20M in diamonds and lottery ticket. Their women join.

Director: Kevin Bray | Stars: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Tommy Flanagan, Carmen Chaplin

Votes: 12,105 | Gross: $25.48M

32. Another Stakeout (1993)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Crime

Two immature detectives are joined by a pesky assistant district attorney in staking out a lakeside home where a Mafia trial witness is believed to be heading.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Rosie O'Donnell, Dennis Farina

Votes: 12,464 | Gross: $20.21M

33. Arrambam (2013)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

A mysterious man along with a young computer hacker tries to unveil a major government conspiracy which resulted in several bloody deaths.

Director: Vishnuvardhan | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Arya, Nayanthara, Taapsee Pannu

Votes: 8,181

34. Andar Baahar (1984)

Action, Thriller

Successful in robbing a bank of huge sums of cash; criminal don, Shamsher Singh alias Shera refuses to part the loot with his accomplice, Raja and instead try to shoot him which results in ... See full summary »

Director: Raj N. Sippy | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Danny Denzongpa, Moon Moon Sen

Votes: 124

35. 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: 70,105 | Gross: $68.52M

36. 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: 11,307

37. Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 (2017)

126 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A francophone S.Q. officer and an anglophone O.P.P officer reunite to investigate a large car theft ring led by an Italian mobster.

Director: Alain Desrochers | Stars: Colm Feore, Patrick Huard, Marc Beaupré, Noam Jenkins

Votes: 3,364

38. Brooklyn's Finest (2009)

R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

43 Metascore

Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes

Votes: 58,612 | Gross: $27.15M

39. Bulletproof (1996)

R | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

30 Metascore

Two criminals, Keats and Moses, end their friendship, when Keats turns out to be an undercover cop. Many years later, the two are forced to work together when Keats is assigned to protect Moses as a witness.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, James Caan, Jeep Swenson

Votes: 33,474 | Gross: $21.16M

40. Bad Company (2002)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

37 Metascore

When an Ivy League-educated C.I.A. Agent is killed during an operation, the secret agency recruits his twin brother (Chris Rock).

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Chris Rock, Peter Stormare, Gabriel Macht

Votes: 43,389 | Gross: $30.16M

41. Bright (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 117 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

29 Metascore

A detective must work with an Orc to find a powerful wand before evil creatures do.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramírez

Votes: 152,908

42. Bullets Over Summer (1999)

92 min | Action, Crime, Romance

Plainclothes policemen Brian and Mike use an elderly woman's apartment for surveillance, hoping to catch a fugitive gangster. They develop a warm relationship with their hostess, whom they ... See full summary »

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Louis Koo, Francis Ng, Matt Chow, Tony Ho

Votes: 558

43. The Nice Guys (2016)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

70 Metascore

In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer

Votes: 248,140 | Gross: $36.26M

44. Hot Fuzz (2007)

R | 121 min | Action, Comedy, Mystery

81 Metascore

A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town with a dark secret.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy

Votes: 433,828 | Gross: $23.64M

45. CHIPS (2017)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

28 Metascore

A rookie officer is teamed with a hardened pro at the California Highway Patrol, though the newbie soon learns his partner is really an undercover Fed investigating a heist that may involve some crooked cops.

Director: Dax Shepard | Stars: Michael Peña, Dax Shepard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Rosa Salazar

Votes: 38,404 | Gross: $18.59M

46. 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: 486,135 | Gross: $250.69M

47. The Other Guys (2010)

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

64 Metascore

Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops, whom they idolize, only things don't quite go as planned.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Derek Jeter, Eva Mendes

Votes: 225,710 | Gross: $119.22M

48. The Happytime Murders (2018)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

27 Metascore

When the puppet cast of a '90s children's TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.

Director: Brian Henson | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph, Leslie David Baker

Votes: 20,206 | Gross: $20.71M

49. Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Thriller

7.1