Although this duo is in a film which mocks the buddy cop genre, the chemistry of its leads (real-life BFFs, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) can't help but shine through.
Hey, everyone knows who Scott Turner and Hooch are. This pair makes the list based on notoriety alone.
An unconventional detective and a pantsuit and tie FBI agent. A classic tale of blossoming and beneficial friendship—a brilliantly cast paring at the height of Bullock and Mccarthy popularity.
Allen is cautious (with a surprising past) and Terry is the "guns blazing" type (who would be a more successful cop if it weren't for an incident with Derek Jeter). Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg's hilarity has results in a handful of films together, but none as funny as this one.
Let's be honest, the Rush Hour movies weren't that great. What elevated these pretty standard cop movies was the out of nowhere chemistry between Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker.
The duo we never knew we wanted to see (and that's kind of the point when casts a buddy movie). The brilliant macho and not-so-macho combo that is Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill couldn't be funnier.
Another brains and brawn situation: Brad Pitt plays Mills (confident homicide rookie) and Morgan Freeman plays Somerset (the wise vet).
At the height of Eddie Murphy's renaissance, 48 Hrs. switched up the genre by pairing up a cop and a crook.
The smooth single man and the less-than-smooth family man.
Just two buddies. What makes this End of Watch work so well is its realism. Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña feel like real cops, talking about real things.
These two are not friends; the tension felt throughout the movie and the fantastic performances of its two leads make this pairing iconic—worth mentioning.
Will Smith being Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones being Tommy Lee Jones = awesome.
This film was written by Shane Black (the same guy who wrote Lethal Weapon), so obviously the charismatic banter is in place. The film is made even better by the unexpected spark between Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling.
John McClane and Zeus Carver make an unconventional duo. McClane being rough around the edges in all of his iconic ways and Carver being just a bad mother f&*$er from the hood.
Two detectives, one ultra-violent, the other ultra by-the-book. One of the reasons this film works so well is because of the time it takes bringing these two together, which makes the team-up that much more satisfying.
Perhaps the most iconic pairing of all time; many came before, and many came after, but none have been as original or electric as that of the suicidal "lethal weapon" and the homicide detective who is "too old for this s*&t."