The Men in Black franchise endures in no small part thanks to the chemistry Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones brought to the alien-themed twist on the tried and trope buddy cop action flick genre. In Men in Black 3, Josh Brolin picks up exactly where Jones leaves off… or rather, where he should start, as he plays a younger version of the same character. Regardless, for some reason, we love buddy cop movies, and have continued to do so for decades… even with big time busts like these on the books.
Starring: Jay Leno and Pat Morita
Plot points: It’s kind of like the Rush Hour series, except with even worse dialogue and even more racist undertones… And without the “star power” of Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. And it takes place in late-’80s Detroit, when the city still rooted for Barry Sanders. But really, all you need to know is: It’s a movie where Jay Leno plays a cop. That’s almost as believable as Tracy Morgan playing a cop. No one’s ever gonna buy that… oh, wait. Right.
Big bust: Chris Sarandon unleashes more shoulder-padded ’80s villain glory than you can shake your mullet at.
Tagline: “Not so much a Lethal Weapon, more of a liability!”