The best cop comedies

Among the police there are both kind and cheerful, as well as strict and harsh characters with their own history and character. In one they are similar – the protection of public order and the capture of criminals require original thinking and a logical mindset.

You can’t do in a dangerous profession without a sense of humor, so some of the foreign films about cops are comedies that cause a smile and sincere laughter.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Bad Boys (1995)

The careers of police detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett are in jeopardy. An important piece of evidence was stolen from the warehouse – seized heroin worth several million dollars. Homeland Security begins its own investigation, suspecting all employees in the area where the robbery took place.

Less than a week is allotted to search for the missing drugs – otherwise the department will have to be closed. A call from a witness to the murder helps to get on the trail of the kidnappers, but she only wants to talk to Mike Lowry. Since the partner is absent, Marcus decides to temporarily play his role – and the forced performance drags on, giving rise to more and more ridiculous situations.

Original title:
Bad Boys

Cast:
Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Téa Leoni

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 6.9

Age limit:
16+


Inveterate partners (2016)

More than 10 years ago, detective Benny Chan lost his colleague and best friend, Yun. Since then, the man has only one goal – to catch a crime boss named Matador in order to avenge the death of a friend. Classic American cop comedies feature two cops, but the filmmakers decided to add an original touch to the hackneyed plot.

The swindler Connor Watts becomes Benny Chan’s assistant, and the Russian mafia is already following in his footsteps. The phone of a girl killed in a casino fell into the hands of an American, and only Matador is able to unlock the device. An honest cop is forced to trust a crook, because not only the capture of the leader of the criminal world, but also the life of Yun’s daughter depends on the coordinated actions of partners.

Original title:
Skiptrace

Cast:
Jackie Chan, Johnny Knoxville, Fan Bingbing

Country:
China, Hong Kong, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 5.7

Age limit:
12+


Diamond Cop (1999)

In his last case, Miles Logan managed to hit an incredible jackpot – a large diamond, the value of which is estimated at a couple of tens of millions. However, the law enforcement officers are not asleep, so the first-class thief did not manage to enjoy the delights of a luxurious life. Moments before his arrest, Miles hides the crystal in a ventilation chimney at a construction site, hoping to return for the treasure after his release.

What was his surprise when, on the site of a building under construction, 2 years later, he saw a police station. There are two ways to get inside – as a criminal or a servant of the law. Since the first option implies a number of restrictions on movement, Miles becomes a cop.

Original title:
Blue Streak

Cast:
Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson, Peter Green

Country:
Germany, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 6.3

Age limit:
12+


National Security (2003)

Many boys dream of becoming a police officer in their childhood, because an officer is an honorable and respected profession. What can not be said about the National Security Service, where only losers get for systematic violations of discipline. Hank Rafferty and Earl Montgomery become reluctant partners in the worst department, making this foreign cop film one of the genre’s best comedies.

Service relations are more like military operations, because every duty of the couple turns the part of the city under their control into a real hot spot. Even the losers sometimes get a chance to save the world – and such a case is provided to Earl and Hank in a difficult investigation. The warehouse robbery is a thread leading to the longtime murder of Rafferty’s partner. And the former cop will do everything possible to unravel the tangle of criminal events.

Original title:
National Security

Cast:
Martin Lawrence, Steve Zahn, Colm Feore

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 5.6

Age Limits :
18+


Joint trip (2013)

Despite the “solid” position of the security guard, Ben saw shooting only in his favorite video games. A quiet life, a stable income and an upcoming wedding with a dream girl – what more could you want? But Angela has a brother James, who considers the groom a clown who is not worthy of his beautiful sister.

To prove the opposite to the stern cop, Ben goes with him to the next duty. The newcomer does not suspect that James deliberately rigged the route and situations in the hope of permanently discouraging the future relative from approaching Angela. However, even the policeman is unaware of what patrolling the streets with a fan of computer shooters will lead to.

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Original title:
Ride Along

Starring :
Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 6.2

Age limit:
16+


Cops in skirts (2013)

For the humorous genre, the disclosure of the theme of the joint work of partners with opposite character traits is typical. However, in a film about female police officers, the comedy takes on fresh and bright colors. Only the best specialists in their field are able to get on the trail and detain the drug lord.

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The prim FBI agent Sarah Ashbourne is a real pro, but not a team player at all. Colleagues can not stand her, and in this task she will have to team up with the absolutely crazy Boston cop Shannon Mullins. The police officer’s plans do not at all include joint work with the feds, because she herself knows perfectly well how to find and neutralize the criminal.

Original title:
The Heat

Cast:
Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Demian Bichir

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.6

Age limit:
16+


Rush Hour (1998)

In Los Angeles, the minor daughter of a Chinese consul is kidnapped, for which the criminals demand a ransom of $ 15 million. The incident threatens to turn into a serious international scandal, so the FBI is involved in the search for the girl. The consul asks to bring his friend Lee, the best inspector from Hong Kong, up to date.

Bureau employees do not really like the Chinese, who sticks his nose everywhere and constantly gets in the way. The FBI asks the police to provide a cop who can neutralize Lee, distracting him from the investigation. The ideal option for such a task is the chatterer James Carter, embedded in the “most responsible business.” Wanting to stand out and get a promotion, an eccentric police officer decides to solve the crime at all costs.

Original title:
Rush Hour

Cast:
Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Elizabeth Peña

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 7.0

Age limit:
12+


Cops in Deep Reserve (2010)

The list of foreign comedies about policemen continues with a picture with an excellent cast. No one fights crime as easily and effectively as partners Highsmith and Danson. Any business they can handle, they boldly look danger in the face and are not afraid of death itself.

As a result of an accident, the brave policemen die – and other servants of the law have a chance to prove themselves in real tasks. Accountants Terry Heutz and Allen Gamble strive to take the place of yesterday’s heroes. Objects of cruel ridicule from colleagues are taken for a serious investigation of a financial crime.

Original title:
The Other Guys

Cast:
Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.6

Age limit:
12+


Hotties on the Run (2015)

The Rivas are important witnesses whose testimony will put an end to the free life of a major drug lord, Vincete Cortez. The criminal authority is famous for its particular cruelty, therefore it removes everyone who is ready to oppose him in court. Escorting Felipe and Daniella is entrusted to Officer Rose Cooper, who is ready to deliver the couple to Dallas safe and sound.

However, already at the stage of collecting things in the house of the Riva spouses, a shootout begins – the husband is killed, and the thugs are chasing the wife and the servant of order. In just a few days, fragile beauties will be framed, driven into a corner, but a couple of desperate women do not give up so easily.

Original title:
Hot Pursuit

Cast:
Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara, Matthew Del Negro

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.8, IMDb – 5.1

Age limit:
16+


Macho and Nerd (2012)

The list is completed by a comedy about partner cops who dream of difficult and dangerous tasks. Instead of chasing criminals in cool cars, Greg and Morton patrol the streets daily on bikes. Even with the usual registration of violations, would-be policemen are not able to cope normally.

The bosses give the partners one last chance to stay in the service – and send them to high school undercover as repeaters. Greg and Morton need to find a dealer who distributes a synthetic drug within the walls of an educational institution. Very soon, the capture of the criminal will seem like flowers to the cops, since it is much more difficult to cope with modern teenagers and fit into the team.

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Original title:
21 Jump Street

Starring :
Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Brie Larson

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.2

Age limit:
16+


Partner (2017)

Talented director Alexander Andryushchenko offers the audience an extraordinary comedy with hints of a thriller and fantasy adventures. So the latest technologies have made their way into Russian comedies, and the main character is completely drawn using modern computer graphics.

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Major Khromov is a hardened opera, he has been fighting the Chinese “triad” all his life. After an accidental bullet and a fortune teller’s curse, a well-deserved cop ends up in the body of a baby. Watching the game of a realistic character is very interesting! The facial expressions of Sergei Garmash and the body movements of Alexander Petrov are successfully combined in the image of the main character, and the adventures of dad and his unusual child will give the audience great pleasure.

Cast:
Sergey Garmash, Andrey Nazimov, Liza Arzamasova

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.5, IMDb – 4.6

Age restrictions:
12+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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