Bad Boys Movies Ranked: From Wildest to Mildest

The Bad Boys franchise is known for its explosive action and hilarious buddy cop. duo, Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett (played by Will Smith and Martin Lawrence).

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Bad Boys: Ride or Die (2024)

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Looking for some action-packed fun with a side of laughs? The Bad Boys series might be just what you need. Here's a breakdown of all four movies, ranked from craziest to calmest:

#4: Bad Boys: Ride or Die (2024)

Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

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This latest entry might be a fun watch for hardcore fans, but it doesn't quite hold up compared to the others. The action scenes are cool, but the plot feels a bit tired and forgettable. It's like revisiting a disappointing sequel you barely remember.

#3: Bad Boys for Life (2020)

Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

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This movie tries something new, but the results are mixed. It tones down the humor of the earlier films, which some fans might miss. While it's a decent action flick, it lacks the punch of the originals.

#2: Bad Boys II (2003)

Director: Michael Bay

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This is pure, unadulterated Michael Bay mayhem. If you like explosions, over-the-top stunts, and crude humor, this is your movie. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are hilarious, and the action sequences are epic (and sometimes ridiculous). Just be prepared for a long ride - it's almost 2.5 hours!

#1: Bad Boys (1995)

Director: Michael Bay

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This original film started it all. It's got a charming 90s vibe and a good balance of action and comedy. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have great chemistry from the start, making even the silliest moments fun. It's a great showcase for Will Smith's action hero potential.

So, which Bad Boys movie is right for you?

  • Want crazy stunts and non-stop action? Check out Bad Boys II.
  • Prefer a more balanced mix of action and humor? Go for the original Bad Boys or Bad Boys for Life.
  • Just looking for a fun reunion with Mike and Marcus? Even Bad Boys: Ride or Die might entertain you.
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