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 realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, thought provoking and tense films and TV shows about / with riot police, violence, police, police officer, death, riot, chase, brutality, beating and fight plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, Italy, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as riot police: Jason Bourne (2016), Hate (1995), Billy Elliot (2000), Hotel Artemis (2018), Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008), Akira (1988), Virumaandi (2004), Undercover (2016), Freedomland (2006), The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008).

List of riot police movies

Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Spain, Japan, Germany
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: exciting, captivating, intense, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: spy, chase, assassin, espionage, rogue agent, black ops, cia, revenge, betrayal, assassination, cia agent, rescue ...
Time: year 2016, 2010s, 90s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: las vegas, london, washington d.c., berlin germany, rome italy ...
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Hate (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
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, art house, disturbing, thought provoking, rough ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: poverty, racism, drugs, skinhead, rebel, ghetto, youth, police brutality, police, friendship, rebellion, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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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: inspirational, touching, feel good, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: coming of age, ballet, gay, father son relationship, friendship, dancing, working class, childhood, audition, follow your dream, boxing, dancer's life ...
Time: 20th century, year 1984, 90s, 80s
Place: england, northern england, london, europe
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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: tense, exciting, captivating, futuristic, psychological ...
Plot: hotel, organized crime, nurse, spy, distopia, suspense, cyberpunk, female killer, crime boss, survival, mob boss, murder ...
Time: future, 2020s, near future
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: factual, brutal, captivating, stylized, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ira, irish republican army, crime gone awry, terrorism, brutality, snitch, secret agents, state affairs, undercover, gangsters, suspense, spy ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, canada, middle east, england, europe ...
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Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, 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: anime, surreal, futuristic, atmospheric, adult animation ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, post apocalypse, hallucination, experiment, distopia, dystopic future, motorcycle gang, post thermonuclear war, protest, military, biopunk, motorcycle ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2019, 80s, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Virumaandi (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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: prison riot, frame up, death row, death sentence, rivalry, false accusation, village, prison, confined, life is a bitch, journalism, society ...
Time: 21st century
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: tense, captivating, psychological
Plot: conspiracy, undercover, cover-up, courtroom, suspense, suspicion, strong female lead, uncover truth, rivalry, investigation, marriage, writers ...
Time: 21st century
Place: louisiana, cornwall, london
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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, intense, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hospital, kidnapping, vengeance, missing child, racism, suspense, interracial relations, police corruption, multiple storylines, psychopath, police detective, investigation ...
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: political, bleak, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, anti war, bomb, revolutionary, journalist, prison, idealism, protest, rebellion, court ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1977 ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east germany, israel ...
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Athena (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hours after the tragic death of their youngest brother in unexplained circumstances, three siblings have their lives thrown into chaos.
Style: dramatic, controversial, neo noir, tragic ending, surprise ending ...
Plot: suspense, gang, gangsters, isolation, rescue, soldier, ambush, leader, extremism, death of brother, anarchy, brother ...
Time: 2020s
Place: france, paris france
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Beckett (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While vacationing in Greece, Beckett, becomes the target of a manhunt after a devastating car accident forces him to run for his life across the country to clear his name but tensions escalate as the authorities close in and political unrest mounts ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, entertaining ...
Plot: political conspiracy, conspiracy, tourist, tragic event, car accident, government conspiracy, runaway, escape, anxiety, suspense, struggle for survival, political unrest ...
Time: 2020s
Place: greece, athens greece
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The Boxer (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Danny Flynn is imprisoned for his involvement with the I.R.A. in Belfast. He leaves behind his family and his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Maggie Hamill. Fourteen years later, Danny is released from prison and returns to his old ...
Style: dramatic, realistic, thought provoking, bleak, sexy ...
Plot: boxing, sport, love, irish, fight, politics, prison, irish republican army, terrorism, redemption, boxer, martial arts ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, london, poland
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Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An elite Navy SEAL uncovers an international conspiracy while seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, tense, perverse ...
Plot: one man army, swat team, terrorism, murder, soldier, prison fight, navy, police, rescue mission, cia, revenge, mission ...
Time: 2020s
Place: syria, usa, north carolina, washington d.c., atlanta georgia ...
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, neo noir ...
Plot: journalism, terrorism, mistaken identity, politics, journalist, political intrigue, spy, suspense, intrigue, writers, italian history, sexual content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, venice
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They Live (1988)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No ...
Style: exciting, allegory, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: conspiracy, distopia, alien, alien invasion, mind control, invasion, brainwashing, anti conformity, evil alien, uncover truth, monster, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles
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Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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: surreal, philosophical, funny, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: black american, social satire, corporation, labor union, african american, absurdism, satire, slave labor, labor strike, capitalism, slavery, anti capitalism ...
Place: oakland california, california
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Strange Days (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, serious, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: cyberpunk, virtual reality, murder, police brutality, conspiracy, violence, corruption, haunted by the past, uncover truth, post apocalypse, serial killer, computer ...
Time: future, year 1999, 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Amaidhi Padai (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 172 min.
Story: From being a homeless pauper, Amavasai works his way up to become an acclaimed helper in a political party. Craving for more power, he employs all his evil tricks to become a top politician.
Style: social, political thriller
Plot: villain, immorality, social climber, political corruption, riot, rise to power, corrupt politician, politician, election, illegitimate son, political satire, social satire ...
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The Howl (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young bride escapes her wedding ceremony with a stranger and together they set off on an epic journey though increasingly bizarre lands. They encounter talking animals and mournful exhibitionists, converse with a discoursing rock, journey through ...
Style: art house, surreal, sex comedy, disturbing, experimental ...
Plot: masturbation, surrealism, lust, female nudity, rape victim, erotica, politics, rape, gang rape, satire, exhibitionism, absurdism ...
Time: 70s
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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: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: idealism, society, cafe, dishonesty, friendship, mental illness, politics, protest, police brutality, musician, character study, political corruption ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: italy, rome italy, lebanon, europe, turin italy ...
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SPL II: A Time for Consequences (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 ...
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, police officer, drug addict, police officer killed, murder, torture, prison escape, medieval, fight, criminal, suspense, crime boss ...
Place: china, hong kong, bangkok thailand, thailand
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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, realistic, serious, controversial, queer cinema ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, police brutality, lgbt, homosexuality, gay teenager, protest, police raid, gay culture, police corruption, gay bar, father son relationship, bigotry ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, 20th century, year 1970
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: police, police officer, revenge, organized crime, suicide, fight, gunfight, violent, rape, crooked lawyer, racketeer, police raid ...
Place: italy
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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, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, conspiracy, kidnapping, terrorist, surveillance, islamic terrorism, torture, spy, cia, war on terror, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, washington d.c., iraq, israel, egypt ...
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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, parody, light, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: police, police academy, chase, officers and cadets, dumb, farce, recruit, justice, rookie, instructor, cadet, mentor ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: israel, usa, los angeles
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Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Style: controversial, atmospheric, disturbing, brutal, surreal ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, dark humor, violence, insanity, violent, satire, mass murder, criminal heroes, murderous pair, lovers on the run, media ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, nevada, new mexico, paris france, london ...
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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, political, melancholic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, immigrants, working class, deportation, janitor, realism, fighting the system, politics, workplace, relationships, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, latin america, usa, tijuana mexico ...
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A.C.A.B. - All Cops Are Bastards (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A look at the controversial riot cops unit, told through the stories of three veteran cops and a young recruit.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police, fighting crime, teaching the ways of the world, society, law enforcement, demonstration, police officer, vigilantism, group of friends, violence, slum ...
Time: 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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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, psychological ...
Plot: racism, brother brother relationship, gang, addiction, introspection, coming of age, love and romance, rebelliousness, redemption, life is a bitch, politics, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: bulgaria, europe, istanbul turkey
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