Riot police movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant riot police movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, intense, suspense and captivating films and TV shows about / with riot police, violence, riot, brutality, death, police, gun, murder, chase and police officer plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as riot police: Hotel Artemis (2018), Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008), 6 Underground (2019), Akira (1988), Year of the Gun (1991), Sorry to Bother You (2018), Wackersdorf (2018), Virumandi (2004), Undercover (2016), The Best of Youth (2003).

List of riot police movies

Hotel Artemis (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, 'Hotel Artemis' follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: nurse, hotel, organized crime, crime boss, survival, female killer, top secret, mob boss, murder, arms dealer, mysterious woman, chase ...
Time: near future, 2020s
Place: los angeles
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Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Martin McGartland's real life story as a informant for the British Police to spy on the IRA. Taking place from 1987-1991, Martin (Jim Sturgess) works his way up the ranks of the IRA, while keeping his informant with the police Fergis ...
Style: captivating, tense, based on true events, factual, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ira, secret agents, snitch, crime, crimes, danger, state affairs, undercover, irish, terrorism, riot police, submachine gun ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: ireland, europe, canada, scotland, middle east ...
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6 Underground (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After faking his death, a tech billionaire recruits a team of international operatives for a bold and bloody mission to take down a brutal dictator.
Style: suspense, exciting, psychotronic, surprise ending, non-linear
Plot: street shootout, parkour, mission, fight, teamwork, good versus evil, justice, machismo, courage, disguise, chase, arms dealer ...
Time: future, year 2017, 2010s
Place: nevada, middle east, afghanistan, new york, mongolia ...
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Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, cult film, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, military, motorcycle gang, experiment, protest, mutation, government corruption, distopia, scientist, nuclear holocaust, save the world, hallucination ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s, year 2019, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Year of the Gun (1991)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this thriller, American novelist David Raybourne (Andrew McCarthy) accidentally becomes entangled in the Red Brigade's terrorist plan to kidnap Italian Premier Aldo Moro during a research trip to Rome. As the terrorists attempt to kill ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: politics, assassination, journalism, danger, political intrigue, mistaken identity, culture clash, terrorism, murder, kidnapping, photojournalist, journalist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, venice
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Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe.
Style: dark humor, humorous, captivating, semi serious, absurd
Plot: black american, poverty, social satire, absurd humor, success, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, employer employee relationship, coworker relationship, fame, friendship, tv commercial, corporation ...
Place: oakland california
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Wackersdorf (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Not an easy decision! District Administrator Hans Schuierer from the Upper Palatinate first opposed his own political line in 1981 and finally against the entire Bavarian Free State and Prime Minister Strauss. Because the planned reprocessing plant ...
Plot: police brutality, political protest, nuclear, riot police, protestor, disagreement, german history, protest sign, forest, tear gas, husband wife relationship, archive footage ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: west germany, munich germany, bavaria, southern germany
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Virumandi (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A reporter researching the death penalty in India is recounted the story of a farm owner Virumandi whose role in a clan feud between Naicker and Kothalla Devar leads him to death row. As the story unfolds, there is a riot in the jail, and the only ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: frame up, rivalry, prison riot, prison, death row, village, death sentence, false accusation, corporal punishment, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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Undercover (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
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Story: Undercover follows Maya, the first black Director Of Public Prosecutions. Just as she is about to take up the post and her life comes under intense public scrutiny, she learns that that her husband Nick has been lying to her for years. Twenty years ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, psychological
Plot: conspiracy, undercover, cover-up, undercover cop, courtroom, uncover truth, danger, suspicion, investigation, crimes, rivalry, death sentence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: louisiana, london, cornwall
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The Best of Youth (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: society, dishonesty, politics, protest, police brutality, pianist, musician, political corruption, psychiatrist, photographer, idealism, couples ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 90s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, europe, oxford university, rome italy ...
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Bastille Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Belgium, Luxembourg, China, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Michael Mason is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar, the field agent on the case, soon realises that Michael is just a pawn in a much ...
Style: exciting, intense, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: pickpocket, terrorism, rogue agent, cia, bomb, investigation, thief, criminal, espionage, gunfight, surveillance, bank ...
Place: france, paris france
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Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Spain
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: cia agent, chase, black ops, rogue agent, cia, espionage, tough guy, spy, amnesia, gunfight, rescue, haunted by the past ...
Time: year 2016, 90s, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: las vegas, greece, london, iceland, england ...
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Kill Zone 2 (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Hong Kong cop named Kit busts a major gangster only to find his cover blown and his main witness gone. The gangster, in retaliation, has him kidnapped and put in a Thai jail with a false criminal identity. A lowly prison guard Chai with ...
Plot: martial arts, secret police, police officer, drug addict, abduction, police officer killed, heart transplant, torture, murder, prison escape, smartphone, riot police ...
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, hong kong
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Stonewall (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: "Stonewall" is a drama about a young man in New York caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a pivotal event widely considered the starting point for the modern gay civil rights movement.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, propaganda film
Plot: gay, police corruption, discrimination, society, fighting the system, gender, gay bar, parent child relationship, bigotry, father son relationship, humiliation, police brutality ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa, new york, indiana
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The Big Racket (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nico Palmieri is a police inspector who battles against hoodlums terrorising a sleepy Italian village, extorting cash from the locals.
Style: cult film
Plot: suicide, fight, gunfight, revenge, crooked lawyer, racketeer, beretta, brawl, hospital, police detective, explosion, bulletproof vest ...
Place: italy
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No Escape (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family in danger, survival, rebellion, race against time, family, wrong place wrong time, danger, chaos, coup, execution, american abroad, revolution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: asia, vietnam, southeast asia, canada, middle east ...
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The Nada Gang (1974)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Nada, named after a gang of Spanish anarchists, is a small, confused band of French terrorists. They kidnap the American ambassador after one of his regular visits to an exclusive brothel. The gang starts to quarrel amongst themselves as to the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, clever, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surrender, scapegoat, politics, kidnapping, terrorism, countryside, nudity (full frontal - brief), hostage, anarchist, chases and races, rescue, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, europe, france, belgium
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Rendition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, cia, kidnapping, terrorist, war on terror, state affairs, government agency, undercover, introspection, senator, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, chicago illinois, washington d.c., usa, cape town south africa ...
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Police Academy (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: New rules enforced by the Lady Mayoress mean that sex, weight, height and intelligence need no longer be a factor for joining the Police Force. This opens the floodgates for all and sundry to enter the Police Academy, much to the chagrin of the ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, idiotic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, police academy, goofy hero, officers and cadets, rookie, recruit, instructor, parody, chase, prank, police, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, israel, los angeles
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Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Style: dark humor, controversial, sadistic, atmospheric, brutal ...
Plot: violence, mass murder, serial killer, psychopath, sadism, murderous pair, criminal heroes, cruelty, crime, satire, violence spree, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: nevada, paris france, new mexico, tokyo, london ...
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La Haine (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said -- a Jew, African, and an Arab -- give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: rebel, youth, drugs, racism, skinhead, police brutality, urban ghetto life, poverty, protest, friendship, rebellion, realism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Freedomland (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A black police detective must solve a strange case of a kidnapped boy and deal with a big racial protest.
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, hospital, missing child, interracial relations, vengeance, police detective, crimes, psychopath, mystery, racism, mother child relationship, lie ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, paris france
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: intellectual, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, robbery, anti war, political unrest, police brutality, journalist, trial, judge, german, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1972, year 1976 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west germany, bolivia ...
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Death Race II (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the world's most dangerous prison, a new game is born: Death Race. The rules of this adrenaline-fueled blood sport are simple, drive or die. When repentant convict Carl Lucas discovers there's a price on his head, his only hope is to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car race, car chase, contests and competitions, prison, warden, tough heroes, rivalry, heroes, confined, danger, criminal heroes, chases and races ...
Time: future
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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, distopia, monkey, ape, gorilla, time travel, space and aliens, astronaut, survival, post apocalypse, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future, year 1983, near future ...
Place: usa, tokyo, los angeles
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Bread and Roses (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maya is a quick-witted young woman who comes over the Mexican border without papers and makes her way to the LA home of her older sister Rosa. Rosa gets Maya a job as a janitor: a non-union janitorial service has the contract, the foul-mouthed ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, sincere, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: labor union, immigrants, realism, deportation, working class, politics, society, life is a bitch, family relations, fighting the system, janitor, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico city, guatemala, beverly hills ...
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Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: ballet, coming of age, follow your dream, gay, dancer's life, audition, father son relationship, family relations, gay slur, prejudice, working class, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, london, northern england, europe
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Battle in Seattle (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Thousands of activists arrive in Seattle, Washington in masses to protest the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 (World Trade Organization). Although it began as a peaceful protest with a goal of stopping the WTO talks, it escalated into a ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, emotional, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: protest, politics, political unrest, police brutality, fighting the system, idealism, hopes, rebelliousness, chaos and mayhem, resistance, state affairs, rebellion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1999, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington, canada ...
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Across the Universe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing ...
Style: stylized, surreal, captivating, realistic, lyrical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: anti war, freedom, political unrest, protest, vietnam war, hippie, cultural difference, fan, friendship, music, counterculture, romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: new york, liverpool, usa, california, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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Eastern Plays (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria, Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two estranged brothers are brought together when they have opposite roles in a racist beating: while Georgi who's recently joined a neo-nazi group participates in the violence, Hristo witnesses and rescues a Turkish family. Georgi, now being ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: racism, gang, brother brother relationship, addiction, introspection, rebelliousness, redemption, love and romance, life is a bitch, forbidden love, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bulgaria, europe, istanbul turkey
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