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The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops  

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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 Comedy Movies About Cops
Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker
Rush Hour is a 1998 American buddy action comedy film and the first installment in the Rush Hour series, directed by Brett Ratner and starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. It was followed by ...more
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21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops
Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube
21 Jump Street is a 2012 American action comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, executive produced by and starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, and scripted by Michael ...more
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Let's Be Cops is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops
Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia, Natasha Leggero
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 Comedy Movies About Cops
Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg
The Other Guys is a 2010 action comedy film directed and co-written by Adam McKay, starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, and featuring Michael Keaton, Eva Mendes, Steve Coogan, Ray Stevenson, ...more
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Ride Along is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops
Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Laurence Fishburne
Ride Along is a 2014 American action comedy film directed by Tim Story and starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bryan Callen, Tika Sumpter and Laurence Fishburne. Greg Coolidge, Jason ...more
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Super Troopers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops
Lynda Carter, Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan
Super Troopers is a 2001 comedy film directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, written by and starring the Broken Lizard comedy group. Marisa Coughlan, Daniel von Bargen and Brian Cox co-star while Lynda ...more
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Rush Hour 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops
titorjohn1923 added Maggie Q, Jackie Chan, Zhang Ziyi
Rush Hour 2 is a 2001 martial arts buddy action comedy film. This is the second installment in the Rush Hour series. A sequel to the 1998 film Rush Hour, the film stars Jackie Chan and Chris ...more
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Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops
Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg
Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy parody film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. The film follows two police officers attempting ...more
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Beverly Hills Cop is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops
Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser
Beverly Hills Cop is a 1984 American action comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who heads to Beverly Hills, California to ...more
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Ride Along 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops
FastStone added Olivia Munn, Kevin Hart, Ken Jeong
Ride Along 2 is an upcoming 2016 American action comedy film directed by Tim Story and written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, a sequel to the 2014 film Ride Along. The film stars Ice Cube, Kevin ...more
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Police Academy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops
Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith
Police Academy is a 1984 comedy film directed by Hugh Wilson, and starring Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall, and G.W. Bailey. It grossed approximately $146 million worldwide and spawned six more ...more
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National Security is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops
Martin Lawrence, Eric Roberts, Jeff Ross
National Security is a 2003 action comedy film, directed by Dennis Dugan, starring Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn. In addition to Lawrence and Zahn, National Security boasts an additional cast ...more
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Shaft is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops
Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Regina Hall
Shaft is a 2019 American action comedy film directed by Tim Story, and a sequel to the 2000 film Shaft. After his best friend dies due to suspicious circumstances, FBI agent John Shaft III ...more
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Stuber is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops
Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais
Stuber is a 2019 American action-comedy directed by Michael Dowse. A mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) picks up a grizzled detective (Dave Bautista) who is hot on the trail ...more
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Big Momma's House is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops
Paul Giamatti, Martin Lawrence, Nia Long
Big Momma's House is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Raja Gosnell, written by Darryl Quarles and Don Rhymer, and starring Martin Lawrence as FBI agent Malcolm Turner. The majority of the ...more
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The Naked Gun: From the Files ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops
O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Reggie Jackson
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a 1988 American comedy film. It is the first in The Naked Gun series of films starring Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, and O. ...more
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Paul Blart: Mall Cop is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops
Kevin James, Jayma Mays, Bobby Cannavale
Paul Blart: Mall Cop is a 2009 American family-action comedy film directed by Steve Carr and co-written by Kevin James, who stars as the title character, Paul Blart. Filming began in February ...more
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White Chicks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops
Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Jaime King
White Chicks is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. FBI agents Kevin (Shawn Wayans) and Marcus Copeland (Marlon Wayans) don whiteface to go undercover as white women in ...more
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Kindergarten Cop is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Odette Annable, Angela Bassett
Kindergarten Cop is a 1990 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as John Kimble, a tough police detective, who must go undercover and pose as a ...more
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Cop Out is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops
Bruce Willis, Michelle Trachtenberg, Rashida Jones
Cop Out is a 2010 American buddy cop comedy film directed and edited by Kevin Smith, and also written by Cullen brothers Mark and Robb Cullen, and starring Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Kevin ...more
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Turner & Hooch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops
Tom Hanks, Craig T. Nelson, Mare Winningham
Turner & Hooch is a 1989 American comedy-thriller film starring Tom Hanks and Beasley the Dog as the eponymous characters, Turner and Hooch respectively. The film also co-stars Mare ...more
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48 Hrs. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops
Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Annette O'Toole
48 Hrs. is a 1982 American action comedy film directed by Walter Hill, starring Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy as a cop and convict, respectively, who team up to catch a cop-killer. The title ...more
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Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops
Christian Shewcraft added Kevin James, Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is a 2015 American action comedy film directed by Andy Fickman and written by Kevin James and Nick Bakay. It is the sequel to the 2009 film Paul Blart: Mall Cop directed ...more
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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops
Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a 2005 American neo-noir dark comedy film written and directed by Shane Black, and starring Robert Downey, Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan and Corbin Bernsen. The ...more
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K-9 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Cops
Jim Belushi, Ed O'Neill, William Sadler
K-9 is a 1989 American action-comedy film starring James Belushi and Mel Harris. It was directed by Rod Daniel, written by Steven Siegel and Scott Myers, produced by Lawrence Gordon and Charles ...more