30 Essential Movies | 48 Hrs.
When a convicted robber escapes from prison and kills a cop, rogue detective Jack Cates decides to parole the robber’s old cell partner in crime, Reggie Hammond, for two days (48 hours) to help him solve the case. Starring Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy when they were both solid actors who weren’t bat-shit crazy, 48 HRS. is one of the original buddy cop movies. It also marks Eddie Murphy’s first foray into the movie industry, earning him a Golden Globe nomination. Its fun to see the buddy cop genre in its infancy.