Two is always better than one. Mathematics advocates the notion. And when you’ve maths on your side, you own everything, including space (‘Hidden Figures’). Moving on from that lame joke, let’s talk about buddy cop movies. It seems forever since the camaraderie of police officers was depicted on screen. The essence certainly can be traced back to the comic sketches of the old, with masters like Albert and Costello, who made ‘bromance’ cool. In the early ’70s, ’21 Jump Street’ made its mark on television and since then there have been numerous movies centering around the theme. Here is the list of top buddy cop movies ever. You can watch some of these best buddy cop movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime. The list also includes 80s buddy cop films.
14. Let’s Be Cops (2014)
Just as the title suggests, ‘Let’s Be Cops’ revolves around two college students who disguise themselves as cops and end up having to fight the real bad guys. It seems clear there wasn’t much thought put into writing the film, as the incohesive plot is hopeless. Nina Dobrev is probably the only positive thing you can take out from the movie apart from the decent chemistry the two leads share.
13. Red Heat (1988)
Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a taciturn law-enforcement officer from Russia. James Belushi co-stars as a wise-lipped Chicago cop. Though they go together like caviar and White Castles, they are forced to team up to collar the Soviet Union’s most notorious drug lord. Walter Hill has previously tasted success with the same formula, like the decent ’48 Hours’, albeit this time, the magic seemed missing. Even though ‘Red Heat’ seems superior, Hill’s recycled formula lacked a definitive base for its humungous stars to build on.
12. Cop Out (2010)