May 23 2012
We all know that cops can be a giant pain, but in-between writing tickets and pulling us over for “no good reason,” they’re actually just normal folks like us.
While it definitely wasn’t enjoyable getting a parking ticket this morning, or sitting through that miserable D.A.R.E. class in fifth grade, some fictional cops actually are a joy to watch.
So we admit that we’re a little intimidated when we see someone with a badge walk by us – even if we’re doing nothing wrong at all – but these are the cops that we feel like wouldn’t care as much about things if they ever passed us. We just hope they read us our rights before complaining about where they fall on our list!
Bill Hader & Seth Rogen – Superbad
It’s hard not to like the dimwitted duo of Rogen and Hader. Not only do they live vicariously through one of the nerdiest, socially-awkward movie characters we’ve ever seen (Fogel AKA McLovin’), but they’re so awful at their jobs, you can pretty much smoke an ounce in front of them, and they’d probably let you shoot their guns while they join you.
Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum – 21 Jump Street
Just like the Superbad cops, these two idiots have no idea what the hell they’re doing as cops. Tatum barely made it through Cop school, while Hill was such a dork, that he pretty much wrote the Miranda Rights himself. Disguising as high school students, these two knew all the tricks to have a good time. Besides that, we’d never been to a movie that literally had the theater cracking-up so much before.
Eddie Murphy – Beverly Hills Cop
Okay, so he’s since fallen off, but back in his BHC days, Murphy was a headliner. He was smart, witty, and always seemed to get the job done. He pretty much set the bar for all cop movies since, showing that a comedian can pull off wearing the badge. If you don’t find his performance as Axel Foley all that great, at least the film series gave us one of the greatest theme songs ever!
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Departed
Dude killed it. Pulling off the book smart turned badass cop is never easy, but when you go undercover to do it, you’re legit in our book. His character Billy Costigan didn’t take crap from anyone, so we’d really like him to be on our side if we ever ordered a cranberry juice at a bar. Who would’ve thought Leo could go from pansy-boy Jack from Titanic to this?
Will Smith – Bad Boys
Smith may have had some awful movies and even worse hip-hop songs in his career, but as adrenaline-driven rich boy Mike Lowery, he brought it. He not only seemed to get the hottest girls, but he could turn a regular drug bust into a 50 car interstate pile up. HIs partner Marcus (Martin Lawrence) doesn’t make the cut since he was such a wussy about everything.
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