It Takes Two: Top 25 Best Buddy Comedies

From mismatched cops on a job to teenage best friends going out in a blaze of glory, we count down the

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'The Heat' (2013)

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Take one brittle, uptight FBI agent who's a consummate professional and one slovenly, uncouth cop with the mouth of a stevedore. Put them together and watch the sparks fly, only to see the duo form a begrudging respect for each other and, eventually, a friendship. Now reverse the gender of the roles from male to female. And finally, for the pièce de résistance: hire Sandra Bullock to play the Fed and comic-force-of-nature Melissa McCarthy to be the maverick. Boom. It shouldn't work nearly as well as it does, but never underestimate the value of great casting.—DAVID FEAR

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