To Bro And Protect: ’21 Jump Street’ And Other Great Cop Bromances

by Alessandra Hickson

In “21 Jump Street,” Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum play immature rookies undercover at a high school. How do they make it through (aside from the police assistance)? Well, you’ll have to see the movie to find out. But we’re sure that having nothing but love for each other helps. Cops are more than work partners, they’re bromantic partners! Here’s our favorite movie cop bromances.

Starsky and Hutch
This film adaptation of the TV series has Ben Stiller as Starsky, a straight laced cop who plays by the books and Owen Wilson as Hutch, a ladies man who bends the law for his benefit. Somehow this odd couple makes it work. Together they take on drug busts, have car chases and pick up Bayside cheerleaders. We like their style. We like their moves.

Riggs and Murtaugh
Murtaugh is a family man and grump who is way too old for this s—. Riggs is a rookie and a loose cannon. Okay, maybe loose cannon is putting it lightly. Regardless of their initial hatred, a friendship blooms. These two have each other’s back for four “Lethal Weapon” movies, each worst than the last, and each featuring more bromance than ever before.

Slater and Michaels
They just might be the worst cops ever, but if driving drunk and shooting bottles with your best bud is wrong, they don’t want to be right! “Superbad” was a film all about brotherly love, but it was Officers Slater and Michaels who stole the movie – and our hearts!

Carter and Lee
Friends do not touch another friend’s stereo. That’s the lesson learned in “Rush Hour,” at least. Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan play Carter and Lee, cops from different countries with different crime-fighting styles. They get the girl and find bro-love while jamming to MJ.

Gamble and Hoitz
In “The Other Guys,” Gamble is a former pimp turned paper pusher. Hoitz has a bad temper and a mean pirouette. Together they’re the biggest losers in their precinct — and, eventually, the best of friends. If your partner is willing to climb under a bed with you for a clandestine meeting, then you know your bromance is real.

Taggart, Rosewood and Foley
A three-way bromance? Oh yeah. The “Beverly Hills Cop” franchise would have been so much worse if these three cops weren’t so good together. And we might see more Beverly Hills loving if “Beverly Hills Cop 4” is a go.

Which movie cops share your favorite bromance? Are you going to see “21 Jump Street”? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter!