Coffee & Donuts: A Beginner's Guide To Buddy Cop Movies

The Heat is on!

Grab a cup of coffee and eat a donut or twelve while enjoying these buddy cop flicks

What I love about this genre is: the cops don't have to be cops, and the movies don't have to be comedies. The 80s are the quintessential years for buddy cop flicks, but other decades produced solid Deep Fried Bacon entertainment. Not all these movies are great, but I sure do love this type of flick!

Suggestions welcomed

Sequels were left out on purpose, unless the sequel follows the formula, and the original did not (Die Hard With a Vengeance)

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  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • 48 Hrs.
  • Lethal Weapon
  • The Last Boy Scout
  • Bad Boys
  • Tango & Cash
  • The Nice Guys
  • Midnight Run
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Zootopia
  • Samurai Cop
  • Running Scared
  • Miami Vice
  • Dark Angel
  • Alien Nation
  • The Hidden
  • Freebie and the Bean
  • Dragnet
  • National Security
  • K-9
  • Turner & Hooch
  • Top Dog
  • Theodore Rex
  • The Glimmer Man
  • Bon Cop Bad Cop
  • Hollywood Homicide
  • Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
  • Stakeout
  • F/X
  • Red Heat
  • Double Team
  • The Hard Way
  • Collision Course
  • Showtime
  • Ride Along
  • Savage Beach
  • Downtown
  • Renegades
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • The Rookie
  • Cop and ½
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • 21 Jump Street
  • Point Break
  • 2 Guns
  • Rush Hour
  • Training Day
  • Se7en
  • Black Rain
  • Die Hard: With a Vengeance
  • The Corruptor
  • Bulletproof
  • Men in Black
  • Hard Vice
  • Cradle 2 the Grave
  • National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
  • White Chicks
  • Money Train
  • The Gauntlet
  • Fled
  • Hickey & Boggs
  • Brannigan
  • City Heat
  • Armed and Dangerous
  • Murphy's Law
  • Fatal Beauty
  • Colors
  • Heart Condition
  • Shoot to Kill
  • Thunderheart
  • Loose Cannons
  • Marked for Death
  • Showdown in Little Tokyo
  • The Rock
  • Hellbound
  • Maximum Risk
  • Metro
  • The Breed
  • Replicant
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • The Guard
  • Split Second
  • Rising Sun
  • Off Limits
  • District B13
  • American Kickboxer 2
  • The Heat
  • The Presidio
  • Just Cause
  • The Killer
  • Stray Dog
  • Hard Boiled
  • Kindergarten Cop
  • Back in Action
  • American Ninja
  • Blue Streak
  • Cop Out
  • Dead Heat
  • Cotton Comes to Harlem
  • Tough and Deadly