Entertainment The Best Buddy Cop Duos In Movie History  

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125 votes 27 voters 18 items

List Rules Movie duos only

The best buddy cop movies are seamlessly able to mix action with comedy, giving us hilarious characters that often find themselves in situations way over their heads. Most of these duos couldn’t be more different, and no matter how many gun fights, explosions, or betrayals by that one loner cop, these duos stay together through thick and thin to help expose corruption, bring the guilty to justice, and maybe even make a few new friends in the process)

It’s no surprise that the best cop duos feature characters from vastly different backgrounds. In the Rush Hour franchise, fast-talking Detective Carter was paired up with Inspector Lee, a martial artist who preferred speaking with his fists. And in the Lethal Weapon movies, veteran cop Roger Murtaugh was paired with the brash and hot-headed Martin Riggs. The result, naturally, is some of the greatest (and funniest) action movies ever made.

Whether you like those complex, gritty relationships between two cops or prefer more light and silly shenanigans, there's no denying two cops becoming buddies and solving crimes is sometimes all we need to see after a hard day.

So hop in your patrol car, argue over who gets to drive, and get ready to vote up your favorite cop duos of all time.

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Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Buddy Cop Duos In Movie History
Ashburn and Mullins The Heat
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Detective James Carter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Buddy Cop Duos In Movie History
Rush Hour 2, Rush Hour, Rush Hour 3
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Det. Scott Turner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Buddy Cop Duos In Movie History
Turner & Hooch
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Marcus Burnett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Buddy Cop Duos In Movie History
Bad Boys II, Bad Boys
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Jenko is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Buddy Cop Duos In Movie History
21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street
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Detective Allen Gamble is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Buddy Cop Duos In Movie History
The Other Guys NYPD Recruitment Video, The Other Guys
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Roger Murtaugh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Buddy Cop Duos In Movie History
Lethal Weapon 3, Lethal Weapon 4, Lethal Weapon 2
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Axel Foley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Buddy Cop Duos In Movie History
Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop II
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Nicholas Angel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Buddy Cop Duos In Movie History
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Agent J is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Buddy Cop Duos In Movie History
Men in Black: The Series, Men in Black, Men in Black 3
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David Starsky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Buddy Cop Duos In Movie History
Starsky & Hutch, Starsky & Hutch
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Lt. Raymond Tango is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Buddy Cop Duos In Movie History
Tango & Cash
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Wheirdich and Joyner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Buddy Cop Duos In Movie History
Wheirdich and Joyner Central Intelligence
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Sonny Crockett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Buddy Cop Duos In Movie History
Miami Vice, Miami Vice
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Healy and March is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Buddy Cop Duos In Movie History
Healy and March The Nice Guys
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Jimmy Monroe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Buddy Cop Duos In Movie History
Jimmy Monroe and Paul Hodges Cop Out
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Harry Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Buddy Cop Duos In Movie History
Lockhart and Perry Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
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David Mills is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Buddy Cop Duos In Movie History