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Before ‘Ride Along’: The best buddy cop films of all time

The Ice Cube/Kevin Hart action-comedy Ride Along has been projected to rake in a whopping $47.8 million during the four-day Martin Luther King Day holiday weekend. Those numbers give the Tim Story-directed flick the biggest opening during the holiday weekend in film history–no small feat.

Of course, the action-comedy is a tried-and-true movie genre. Since the early 1980s, these type of “buddy cop” films have raked in millions and the public can’t seem to get enough of ’em.

So we decided to run down the 10 absolute best examples of sometimes-predictable and overused movie staple. Here are the 10 best buddy cop films of all time…

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