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The Funniest Movies About Cops 

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Updated April 22, 2020 3.5k votes 736 voters 61.1k views 36 items

List Rules Vote up the most hilarious comedies about police officers, detectives, and law enforcement.

Upholding the law is serious business, but some of the funniest movies ever made are about cops. The top funny movies about police feature hilarious actors cracking wise while fighting crime. This is a list of the greatest police comedies including everything from Beverly Hills Cop to 21 Jump Street to The Naked Gun.

What films will you find on this list of the funniest cop movies? In the offbeat comedy Hot Fuzz, Simon Pegg's big city cop uncovers a bizarre wave of crime in a quaint English village. The Other Guys is another funny movie about police officers solving crimes. Kindergarten Cop puts an especially adorable spin on the genre, thanks to Arnold Schwarzenegger's pint-sized co-stars. Other good films featured on this list include Police Academy, Big Momma's House, and Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot.

Which funny cop movie do you think is the best? Vote your favorites up to the top of the list and please add any good films that are missing.

 

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Rush Hour is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker

Released: 1998

Directed by: Brett Ratner

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21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

Released: 2012

Directed by: Phil Lord, Chris Miller

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Let's Be Cops is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia, Natasha Leggero

Released: 2014

Directed by: Luke Greenfield

Let's Be Cops is a 2014 American buddy cop comedy film written and directed by Luke Greenfield, and co-written with Nicholas Thomas. The film stars Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans, Jr. as two ...more
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The Other Guys is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg

Released: 2010

Directed by: Adam McKay

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Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

Released: 2007

Directed by: Edgar Wright

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Beverly Hills Cop is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

Released: 1984

Directed by: Martin Brest

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Ride Along is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Laurence Fishburne

Released: 2014

Directed by: Tim Story

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Super Troopers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
Lynda Carter, Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar

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Police Academy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

Released: 1984

Directed by: Hugh Wilson

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Ride Along 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
FastStone added Ride Along 2 Olivia Munn, Kevin Hart, Ken Jeong

Released: 2016

Directed by: Tim Story

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Rush Hour 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
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Released: 2001

Directed by: Brett Ratner

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National Security is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
Martin Lawrence, Eric Roberts, Jeff Ross

Released: 2003

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

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White Chicks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Jaime King

Released: 2004

Directed by: Keenen Ivory Wayans

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The Naked Gun: From the ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Reggie Jackson

Released: 1988

Directed by: David Zucker

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Paul Blart: Mall Cop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
Kevin James, Jayma Mays, Bobby Cannavale

Released: 2009

Directed by: Steve Carr

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Stuber is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais

Released: 2019

Directed by: Michael Dowse

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Kindergarten Cop is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Odette Annable, Angela Bassett

Released: 1990

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

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Big Momma's House is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
Paul Giamatti, Martin Lawrence, Nia Long

Released: 2000

Directed by: Raja Gosnell

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Turner & Hooch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
Tom Hanks, Craig T. Nelson, Mare Winningham

Released: 1989

Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode

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48 Hrs. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Annette O'Toole

Released: 1982

Directed by: Walter Hill

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Cop Out is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
Bruce Willis, Michelle Trachtenberg, Rashida Jones

Released: 2010

Directed by: Kevin Smith

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Shaft is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Regina Hall

Released: 2019

Directed by: Tim Story

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan

Released: 2005

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Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba

Released: 2019

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K-9 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Movies About Cops
Jim Belushi, Ed O'Neill, William Sadler

Released: 1989

Directed by: Rod Daniel

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