Buddy cop movies have a long, rich history, a history that continues this weekend as Kevin Hart and Ice Cube team up once again for some hijinks in Ride Along 2, the follow up to their hit 2014 action comedy Ride Along. There are a lot of ways to play this formula, but at the core is a mismatched team of protagonists with drastically different approaches who have the same goal. And with Ride Along 2 coming, we thought what better time to run down a list of our favorite buddy cop movies of all time. There are some greats that didn’t quite make the cut—like Collision Course (Pat Morita and Jay Leno together at last), 21 Jump Street, and Men in Black (which gives the formula a sci-fi twist)—so shout out your favorites that we missed in the comment section below.

Guns
10. 2 Guns
A throwback to a type of R-rated action comedy that doesn’t get made much anymore, 2 Guns puts Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg together as two undercover agents from different branches of law enforcement. Each works his own angle unbeknownst to the other, and a convoluted plot has them rob a CIA slush fund, fight drug dealers, and learn to work together. They’re on the run, trying to save their asses from threats on all sides, and it’s way more fun than it has any right to be. You get shootouts, wise cracks, and action, everything you want out of a movie like this. Washington and Wahlberg have a strong chemistry, but it’s Bill Paxton as a sleazy CIA spook who really steals the show.

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