In addition to Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in Adam McKay’s buddy comedy The Other Guys, what other films will The Other Guys devotees enjoy?
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The Other Guys, a buddy cop comedy starring Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, was released in 2010 and reunited the filmmakers. Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg starred in the film as two mismatched cops with shady pasts who must band together to take down a drug lord. Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson both appeared in cameo roles as super-cops in the film.
With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 78 percent and $170.9 million in box office revenue, TheOther Guys was a huge hit. As a crowd favorite, it received multiple nominations for the Teen Choice Awards, and Ferrell and Wahlberg went on to star in additional films.
10. Pineapple Express (2008)
Pineapple Express, a comedy from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, debuted in 2008. By having Seth Rogen play a process server who is forced to work with his drug dealer (James Franco) to escape dirty cops and hitmen after witnessing an execution, director David Gordon Green flipped the script.
On top of that, Danny McBride had a breakout role in Pineapple Express as a hitman who ends up helping the hapless pot-smoking pair.
9. Step Brothers (2008)
Fans of Will Ferrell may remember him from his role in the mismatched buddy comedy Step Brothers, which came out two years prior. For their roles in this film, Ferrell and John C. Reilly play two middle-aged men who are still living with their single mother and father.
They become stepbrothers after their parents marry, and their growing rivalry threatens to tear their family apart. Ferrell and Reilly, like Wahlberg, had a lot of chemistry on set and worked together several times.
8. Super Troopers (2001)
The movie Super Troopers took the concept of outlandish law enforcement officers to the nth degree. Vermont State Troopers are thrown into disarray when forced to work with the local police, with whom they compete for arrests in the original film from 2001, created by the Broken Lizard comedy troupe.
Knowing that if they don’t make any arrests, their station will be closed, the troopers’ rivalry and competition heats up. It took 17 years for a sequel to arrive, and by then the rivalry had spread to the Canadian mounties across the border.
7. Hot Fuzz (2007)
2007 saw the release of Edgar Wright’s police comedy Hot Fuzz, which remains one of the all-time greats. Nicholas Angel is played by Simon Pegg, one of the best officers in the London Metropolitan Police. They transfer him to Sandford, Gloucestershire, a town that has won Village of the Year numerous times because he is so good and makes everyone else look bad.
Here, Angel teams up with Danny Butterman (Nick Frost) and discovers that this small town, where more people die in car accidents every year than ever seemed possible, harbors a dark secret beneath the surface.
6. 21 Jump Street (2012)
Johnny Depp made a name for himself in the 1980s as an undercover cop who pretended to be a high school student in the TV series 21 Jump Street.
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill starred in The LEGO Movie as high school students who go undercover to stop a drug ring operating in their school. The film premiered in 2012 to critical acclaim. The film was a critical and commercial success, and a sequel, 22 Jump Street, was released in 2014.
5. Ride Along (2014)
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart starred in Tim Story’s buddy comedy Ride Along, which was released in 2014. Kevin Hart’s security guard, Ice Cube, has a sister who wants to marry him, but Ice Cube isn’t interested.
As a result, he promises to spend more time with the aspiring fiance and invites him along for the ride. When it turns into more than just a routine day of street patrolling, the two officers try to catch a drug smuggler.
4. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Upon his return in 2005, Shane Black helmed the film adaptation of another of his screenplays, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Robert Downey Jr.’s career had collapsed due to legal and personal issues, and this film marked his comeback to stardom.
When Downey Jr. botches a robbery, he bursts into a movie casting call and ends up hiding from the police. Casting the actor because the director thinks he is improvising convinces him to join the project. He then teams up with a private investigator (Val Kilmer) to learn the ropes of the job and gets sucked into a big case.
3. Rush Hour (1998)
Rush Hour helped establish Brett Ratner as a sought-after director while also elevating Chris Tucker to stardom. In the film, a Hong Kong police detective (Jackie Chan) travels to the United States in order to locate the whereabouts of a missing friend’s daughter.
He joins forces with a Los Angeles Police Department detective who has been demoted for his role in a botched sting operation. As a result, the LAPD officer decides that helping Chan’s detective solve the case is in his best interest, thereby advancing his career while also helping a friend.
2. Bulletproof (1996)
Adam Sandler and Damon Wayans starred in a buddy action comedy in 1996 that took them both out of their comfort zones. Sandler plays Archie Moss in Bulletproof, a movie about a small-time thief who helps a local drug lord smuggle drugs. Wayans plays LAPD detective Jack Carter, who infiltrated the gang by going undercover and becoming friends with Archie.
When the undercover operation goes awry, Archie accidentally kills Carter, who then takes off on the run. When Archie is arrested, Carter is dispatched to bring him in, and the two find themselves on the run after the drug lord orders a hit on Archie.
1. Bad Boys II (2003)
Michael Bay’s first film, Bad Boys, was a critical and commercial success, but his follow-up, Bad Boys II, was even better.
It was great to see Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprise their roles as the flamboyant Mike Lowrey and the more sober Marcus Burnett, two Miami narcotics officers who are having a hard time in this film. They must work together once more to bring down a massive drug ring when Marcus’s sister and Mike’s secret girlfriend Syd turn out to be undercover DEA agents.