17. Lethal Weapon
Director: Richard Donner
Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan, Tom Atkins
The blueprint for all movie buddy-cops, Riggs (Mel Gibson) and Murtaugh (Danny Glover) had the perfect dichotomy: white vs. black, young vs. old, trigger-happy vs. gun-shy. If the over-the-top action (and Mel's mullet) isn't enough of a clue, Gary Busey's role as the main villain is proof-positive that this is an all-time '80s classic.