Buddy movies are always a bit of a gamble. With the right script, a clever director, and a bit of magical casting, they have the potential to achieve true greatness. But when they fail, they fail hard. You know what they say: with great power comes great responsibility.
So we’ve done the choosing for you this time. Here are seven rip-roaring, hilarious, and explosive buddy movies that are sure to make your week.
Set in Bruges, Belgium, two hitmen await their next mission only to discover that they may be in more danger than they previously assumed.
In one of Tarantino’s best pictures, Christoph Waltz and Jamie Foxx play a German bounty hunter and a slave who team up, picking off wanted men, and leaving a wake of bloody violence wherever they go.
With Robert Downey Jr. in the iconic role of Sherlock Holmes and Jude Law assuming the character of John Watson, there was little doubt that this 2009 Guy Ritchie outing would be anything but stellar, and the film certainly did not disappoint.
Edgar Wright pulls no punches when it comes to his over-the-top comedies, and Hot Fuzz is no exception. When a policeman is reassigned to a sleepy town with no crime, he discovers that this supposedly quiet village may be anything but.
Grumpy Old Men managed to put Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau together once again in one of the best films in which the duo starred alongside each other. (This comedic duo did a total of 10 movies together!) The setting here is winter in Minnesota and the comebacks are as sharp as ever.
While not exactly a hit with critics, Twins is a fan favorite that does not disappoint. Long lost twins reunite and discover that their stark differences lie in the fact that their birth was the result of a science experiment aimed at creating the perfect human being. The completely ridiculous premise in no way takes away from the chemistry between the films leads, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito.
Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy are amazing together in this buddy cop movie from the director of Bridesmaids, the movie that really put McCarthy on the map. In true good-cop/bad-cop fashion, one of them is a by-the-books professional, and the other is brash, unrefined, and street-smart. The combination is true perfection.