10. The Other Guys

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RI Reeves / December 8, 2010

The Premise: In this nearly perfect buddy cop spoof movie, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg play a pair desk-bound cops looking for action and but who do the paperwork for celeb cop partners played by Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson.

The Payoff: Hilarious scene after hilarious scene. The ongoing joke in The Other Guys is that it’s not about the superstar cops (Jackson and Johnson)  but ‘the other guys’ (Ferrell and Wahlberg.) All the cliché moments of buddy cop action movie are present and accounted for including the screaming captain and an explosion, which sends our heroes flying skyward. From the Ceelo Green and Eva Mendes (who also co-starred as Ferrell’s wife in the film) song Pimps Don’t Lie to seeing the funniest comedic actor in movies, Farrell return to goofball form The Other Guys is worth repeated look again and again.