Buddy cop movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant buddy cop movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, buddy movie, humorous, entertaining, suspense and funny films and TV shows about / with buddy cop, police investigation, police, chase, police officer, partners, law enforcement, crimes, gun and dialogue plots mostly in Action, Crime and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as buddy cop: Bad Boys II (2003), Bright (2017), CHiPS (2017), K-9 (1989), Lethal Weapon (2016), The Hard Way (1991), Let's Be Cops (2014), Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987).

List of buddy cop movies

 6.6
 249K
Bad Boys II (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of ...
Style: funny, entertaining, humorous, exciting, buddy movie ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, police, drug lord, gunfight, gangsters, chase, african american, foul language, friendship between men, partners against crime, violent, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, cuba, usa, puerto rico ...
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 6.3
 187K
Bright (2017)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In an alternate present-day where magical creatures live among us, two L.A. cops become embroiled in a prophesied turf battle.
Style: light, buddy movie, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: buddy cop, police, elf, interracial couple, magical, bodyguard, resurrection, magic, alternate world, corrupt cop, two man army, creature ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles
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 6.0
 48K
CHiPS (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers as they make their rounds on the freeways of Los Angeles.
Style: buddy comedy, funny, humorous, entertaining, intense ...
Plot: buddy cop, motorcycle, heist, police, male nudity, investigation, corruption, chase, addiction, police corruption, undercover agent, arrest ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, florida, miami
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 6.0
 34K
K-9 (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The extravagant cop Michael Dooley needs some help to fight a drug dealer who has tried to kill him. A "friend" gives him a dog named Jerry Lee (Officer Lewis), who has been trained to smell drugs. With his help, Dooley sets out to put his ...
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, boys' night
Plot: dog, police dog, buddy cop, german shepherd, police investigation, crimes, justice, partners, friends, buddies, police operation, partner ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas
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 7.8
 38K
Lethal Weapon (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A slightly unhinged former Navy SEAL lands a job as a police officer in Los Angeles where he's partnered with a veteran detective trying to keep maintain a low stress level in his life.
Style: exciting, captivating, twists and turns, entertaining, suspense ...
Plot: buddy cop, police detective, police partner, police, police investigation, lapd, friendship, chase, adventure, crimes, family relations, murder ...
Place: los angeles
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 6.3
 21K
The Hard Way (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Seeking to raise his credibility as an actor and to land a role as a tough cop on a new show, Hollywood action star Nick Lang works a deal with New York City Police Capt. Brix, who by chance is one of his fans. Nick will be paired with detective Lt. ...
Style: humorous, talky, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: buddy cop, serial killer, movie star, police investigation, crimes, odd couple, police, fish out of water, justice, undercover cop, amateur detective, dual identity ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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 6.4
 134K
Let's Be Cops (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It's the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they're not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in ...
Style: funny, entertaining, humorous, light, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: impersonating a police officer, buddy cop, friendship between men, partners against crime, corruption, investigation, surveillance, happy ending, mistaken identity, fighting crime, partners, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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 6.7
 168K
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Archetypal buddy cops Riggs and Murtaugh are back for another round of high-stakes action, this time setting their collective sights on bringing down a former Los Angeles police lieutenant turned black market weapons dealer. Lorna Cole joins as the ...
Style: suspense, buddy movie, sexy, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, crimes, police investigation, buddy, armored car robbery, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, gang, police officer, chase, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, las vegas, usa, california
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 7.2
 175K
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under ...
Style: buddy movie, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, crimes, embassy, home invasion, adventure, lone hero, maverick cop, police officer, buddy, nudity (full frontal - brief), kidnapping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, south africa, usa
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Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Detroit cop, Axel Foley heads for the land of sunshine and palm trees to find out who shot police Captain Andrew Bogomil. Thanks to a couple of old friends, Axel's investigation uncovers a series of robberies masterminded by a heartless weapons ...
Style: humorous, suspense, entertaining, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, gunfight, police officer, police investigation, investigation, arms smuggling, heist, partners, partners against crime, friends, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, usa, detroit
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Cop and a Half: New Recruit (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this family-friendly action reboot of the 1993 film, Karina Foley, an ambitious and spunky 12-year-old, inserts herself in a police investigation of the Badge Bandit, led by the grizzled, veteran detective Mark Simmons. Much to Simmons' ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, captivating, buddy movie
Audience: family outing
Plot: buddy cop, child, drone, police protagonist, police academy, police investigation, partner, school, chase, police station, male female partnership, little girl ...
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 6.9
 78K
48 Hrs. (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.
Style: humorous, exciting, buddy movie, funny, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, prison, tough cop, police investigation, crimes, revenge, police officer killed, partners against crime, reluctant partners, law enforcement, partner, tough guy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles
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 7.2
 552K
21 Jump Street (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are ...
Style: humorous, funny, ridiculous, buddy comedy, parody ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: high school, undercover cop, working undercover, high school life, partners against crime, geek, party, buddy cop, drug dealer, police investigation, friendship, sarcasm ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, year 2012 ...
Place: usa
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 5.5
 4K
Rush Hour (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows Detective Carter, a radical LAPD detective, and Detective Lee, a by-the-book detective from Hong Kong, as they are forced into forming an unlikely partnership
Style: exciting, captivating, light, twists and turns, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, police detective, police investigation, partners, fistfight, friendship, gang, revenge, car chase, betrayal, rivalry, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.3
 61K
Sleepy Hollow (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, ghost, good versus evil, escapades, adventure, time travel, investigation, investigator, victim, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.1
 371K
Men in Black II (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kay and Jay reunite to provide our best, last and only line of defense against a sinister seductress who levels the toughest challenge yet to the MIB's untarnished mission statement – protecting Earth from the scum of the universe. It's ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, entertaining, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, alien invasion, alien, evil alien, buddy cop, extraterrestrial, space and aliens, outer space, top secret, save the world, undercover, alien contact ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 2002, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, usa, north america, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 3.8
 5K
Show Dogs (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.
Style: funny, humorous, exciting, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: dog, police dog, rottweiler, buddy cop, partners, undercover, talking animals, police, working undercover, top secret, spy, bandit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
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 6.1
 147K
Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Join uptight David Starsky and laid-back Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson as they're paired for the first time as undercover cops. The new partners must overcome their differences to solve an important case with help from street informant Huggy ...
Style: humorous, funny, buddy movie, parody, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, car chase, cocaine, police, police investigation, police officer, crimes, undercover, drugs, gangsters, police detective, drug lord ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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 4.6
 900
Payoff (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two very different cops are forced to work together...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, chase, buddies, partners against crime, police investigation, reluctant partners, law enforcement, gangsters, crimes, police corruption, murder, empire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, marseille
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 6.1
 12K
Dark Angel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack Caine is a Houston vice cop who's forgotten the rule book. His self-appointed mission is to stop the drugs trade and the number one supplier Victor Manning. Whilst involved in an undercover operation to entrap Victor Manning, his partner ...
Style: suspense, rough, serious, suspenseful, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, police investigation, drug lord, evil alien, buddy cop, alien, reluctant partners, investigation, good versus evil, space and aliens, organized crime, killing spree ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: houston texas, austin texas, texas
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 7.0
 19K
The Hidden (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An alien is on the run in America. To get his kicks, it kills anything that gets in its way, and uses the body as a new hiding place. This alien has a goal in life; power. Hotly pursued by another alien (who's borrowed the body of a dead FBI ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, chase, violence, fbi, buddy cop, space and aliens, mind control, revenge, car chase, alien encounter, investigation, monster ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: los angeles
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 6.3
 16K
Alien Nation (1988)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilisation. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine.
Style: futuristic, suspense, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: benign alien, buddy cop, alien, culture clash, discrimination, law enforcement, alien invasion, murder, police investigation, space travel, friendship, crimes ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1991, 90s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, usa, california
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 7.8
 501K
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. To stop the rest of his team from looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford, paired with simple country cop, and everything seems quiet until two actors are found decapitated. ...
Style: parody, humorous, ridiculous, funny, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, murder, police officer, buddy cop, chase, conspiracy, small town, gunfight, workaholic, fish out of water, investigation, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: New York detective John McClane is back and kicking bad-guy butt in the third installment of this action-packed series, which finds him teaming with civilian Zeus Carver to prevent the loss of innocent lives. McClane thought he'd seen it all, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, entertaining, suspenseful, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, police officer, gunfight, bomb, lone hero, car chase, police, race against time, terrorism, puzzle, subway, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, california, usa, harlem ...
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 8.0
 489K
Zootopia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.
Style: feel good, witty, funny, allegory, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: disney, animals, rabbit, anthropomorphism, talking animals, adventure, female protagonist, happy ending, police, anthropomorphic animal, friendship, stereotypes ...
Time: year 2016
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 7.3
 560K
Men in Black (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, exciting, not serious, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: alien, ufo, space and aliens, secret agents, government agency, partners, alien encounter, undercover, creature, invasion, save the world, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, north america, plymouth ...
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 6.1
 71K
Red Heat (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.
Style: humorous, buddy movie, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cold war, buddy cop, culture clash, gunfight, police brutality, drug dealer, police officer, police, stereotypes, revenge, life philosophy, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: ussr, chicago illinois, usa, russia, california ...
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Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: For the past four years, San Francisco cop Jack Cates has been after an unidentified drug kingpin who calls himself the "Ice Man". Jack finds a picture that proves that the Ice Man has put a price on the head of Reggie Hammond, who is ...
Style: buddy movie, humorous, suspense, buddy comedy, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, prison, biker, buddy, drug dealer, gangsters, gunfight, motorcycle, gas station, bar fight, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, los angeles, usa, california
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 6.6
 172K
The Heat (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, ...
Style: buddy comedy, buddy movie, humorous, funny, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: women, policewoman, fbi, misfit partners, friendship, police investigation, partners against crime, sarcasm, special agents, partners, police, drug lord ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new york
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 5.4
 4K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: suspense, intense, serious, rough, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: undercover, buddy cop, police corruption, gangsters, heist, vengeance, crimes, native american, violence, revenge, car chase, undercover cop ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, philadelphia, san francisco
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