Film and TV

Twenty buddy cop movies worth seeing again

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Hot Fuzz (2007) Secretly every buddy cop flick is a platonic love story, and there may be no better on-screen bromance than the one between Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in Hot Fuzz. Add in some explosions and you've got a flick that'll make you cheer, not just for violence, but for friendship. -- Cory Garcia

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Lethal Weapon (1987) Murtaugh (Danny Glover) and Riggs (Braveheart), just hate each other at the beginning of this Richard Donner movie, but of course (SPOILER ALERT!) end up close friends by the end of this 1987 release that launched a four-film franchise. -- Nick Lucchesi

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Se7en (1995) David Fincher's serial-killer classic pairs Morgan Freeman with Brad Pitt, veteran with younger detective. An unconventional buddy cop movie in that it holds generally strong reviews and doesn't feature a single scene where the duo walk away from an explosion in slow-motion, Se7en's true attraction is the bad guy. -- Nick Lucchesi

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) A hilarious take on old-school hardboiled detective novels, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang takes the best of the genre and turns it on its head with amateur detectives infiltrating Hollywood's dark side. This is Robert Downey Jr. at his not-so-smooth-talking best, before he became Tony Stark. And Val Kilmer positively shines as Gay Perry, the aptly-named private investigator. -- Tatiana Craine
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