Monday, July 15, 2024

List: Top 3 Buddy Cop Movies (Revisited)

This week on the InSession Film Podcast, inspired by Shane Black and his latest film The Nice Guys, we discussed our favorite buddy cop movies, a genre Black has made career out of and done quite well for himself. We are big fans of this genre and there are a lot of great films on the table for this list. In fact, this is the second time we’ve done this list. You can hear us discuss this on Episode 69 as well but because of Black and his Lethal Weapon films (which are generally considered the best of the genre and of course they get mentioned here), we thought that would be a great jumping off point do revisit this list. However, this was a first time exercise for Brendan.

On that note, what buddy cop movies would make your list? Here are the one’s that made ours:

*Keep in mind we have different criteria for our lists as well*


1) Hot Fuzz
2) End of Watch
3) The Guard


1) Midnight Run
2) Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
3) Lethal Weapon 1/2


1) Running Scared
2) Die Hard with a Vengeance
3) The Hard Way

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

48 Hrs, Bad Boys 1/2, Rush Hour 1/2, 21 Jump Street, Point Break, Men in Black, Sherlock Holmes, Zootopia, Turner & Hooch, Beverly Hills Cop, Blue Streak

As a side note, pick any great director and a number of his/her films have superb soundtracks that we could have listed as honorable mentions.

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. There are obviously a ton of other buddy cop movies that we didn’t mention that could make your list, depending on your criteria. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at [email protected].

For the entire podcast, click here or listen below.

For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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