Police corruption movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant police corruption movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, intense, tense and suspense films and TV shows about / with police corruption, police, crimes, law enforcement, corruption, murder, crime, justice, police investigation and dishonesty plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as police corruption: Brooklyn's Finest (2009), Edison (2005), Cop Land (1997), Rampart (2011), The Negotiator (1998), Training Day (2001), Street Kings (2008), Internal Affairs (1990), Triple 9 (2016), Night Falls on Manhattan (1996).

List of police corruption movies

Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, guilt, police brutality, deception, undercover cop, betrayal, murder, undercover, violence, working undercover, racial slur, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
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 5.3
 14K
Edison (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Upon discovering a den of corrupt policemen, a fresh-faced journalist makes a shaky allies in a jaded reporter and investigator for a powerful district attorney.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: police corruption, police brutality, journalist, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, crime, crimes, dishonesty, legal, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, new orleans, los angeles
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 79K
Cop Land (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, sheriff, police, corruption, small town, internal affairs, murder, violence, mafia, arson, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Terrence McDonagh, a New Orleans Police sergeant, who starts out as a good cop, receiving a medal and a promotion to lieutenant for heroism during Hurricane Katrina. During his heroic act, McDonagh injures his back and later becomes addicted to ...
Style: surreal, stylized, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, drug abuse, murder investigation, organized crime, crime, police brutality, drugs/alcohol, drug lord, redemption, character study, brutality, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, texas
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 5.8
 22K
Rampart (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Follows veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, as he struggles to take care of his family, and fights for his own survival.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, bigotry, homeless man, confession, road rage, brutality, crime, police brutality, drugs/alcohol, crimes, racial tension ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 7.3
 121K
The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, intellectual, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, corruption, police, uncover truth, innocence, hostages, conspiracy, murder, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.7
 353K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, rookie, police brutality, one day, corruption, drug dealing, bad cop, honest, ghetto, police investigation, lone hero, gangs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.8
 102K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: tense, serious, twists and turns, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, dirty cop, police investigation, tough law enforcer, twists & turns, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Internal Affairs (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, internal affairs, crime, psychopath, police investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, undercover agent, vengeance, manipulations, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 59K
Triple 9 (2016)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: heist, murder, police corruption, bank robbery, violence, betrayal, crime, bag of money, dirty cop, law enforcement, corruption, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, tel aviv israel, boston, los angeles
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Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, corruption, police, courtroom drama, crime, snitch, jury, gang, police investigation, legal action, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
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 6.6
 11K
The Big Easy (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remy McSwain is a New Orleans police lieutenant who investigates the murder of a local mobster. His investigation leads him to suspect that fellow members of the police force may be involved.
Style: clever, sexy, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police corruption, police, corruption, investigation, murder, neo noir, crime, police investigation, romance, verbal byplay, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, seaport, california ...
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 190K
Gotham (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his ...
Style: captivating, exciting, bleak, tense, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: mafia, corruption, gang war, crime, police station, police corruption, super villain, police detective, orphan, organized crime, friendship, police ...
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 6.5
 5K
Q & A (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuse to help him.
Style: talky, serious, rough, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, police brutality, crime boss, murder, crime, racism, investigation, dedicated lawyer, urban, tough law enforcer, against the rules ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico, new jersey
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 6.5
 87K
Cellular (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. She claims to have been kidnapped – and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, police corruption, police, race against time, crime, twists & turns, rescue, hostage, mobile phone, one man army, track down, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 251K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, guilt, insomnia, police corruption, fbi, small town, investigator, police detective, blackmail, suspect, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
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American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, heroin, rise and fall, police corruption, organized crime, mob boss, smuggling, drug traffic, mafia, criminal heroes, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, harlem, usa, new jersey, bronx new york city ...
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 36K
Cleaner (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, murder, police investigation, ex law enforcer, murder investigation, ex cop, mystery, protagonist as suspect, cover-up, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Shades of Blue (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sexy New York detective and single mother Harlee Santos fell in with a tight-knit group of dirty cops, taking bribes and protection money that she uses to provide the best life for her honest, talented daughter. But when she's trapped by the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: working undercover, fbi, police detective, police corruption, dirty cop, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, undercover, moral dilemma, dishonesty, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 398K
Crash (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: disturbing, sincere, touching, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, police corruption, prejudice, morality, immigrants, bigotry, social decay, redemption, tragedy, depression, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mexico, puerto rico ...
Is relevant ?
 5.7
 55K
Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, brutality, vengeance, hostage, drug addict, drug cartel, strip club, swat team, crime scene, bribe, police investigation, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, georgia, usa, atlanta georgia, california ...
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 3K
Hyena (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Good policing doesn't necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a "good" policeman survive?
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, gang, murder, human trafficking, drug dealer, crime, gangsters, bad cop, extreme violence, crimes, drug dealing, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 7K
Rapid Fire (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, martial arts, undercover cop, drug lord, murder, gangsters, undercover, crime, betrayal, vengeance, partners against crime, college ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, china, beijing china, bangkok thailand, chicago illinois ...
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 7.1
 90K
Super Troopers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five bored, occasionally high and always ineffective Vermont state troopers must prove their worth to the governor or lose their jobs. After stumbling on a drug ring, they plan to make a bust, but a rival police force is out to steal the glory.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, surprise ending, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, police corruption, prank, highway, farce, stupidity, buddies, small town, police chief, drug humor, alcohol, radio ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 2K
The Major (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a cold winter’s day Sergey Sobolev, a major at the local police office, is driving to the hospital where his wife is about to give birth to their child. High from happiness, he’s driving too fast and runs down a boy on a passage walk, who ...
Style: tense, bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: police station, moral dilemma, crimes, police corruption, law enforcement, life turned upside down, social decay, irony of fate, justice, crime, life philosophy, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
Is relevant ?
 5.4
 3K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: rough, serious, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, law enforcement, partners against crime, undercover, vengeance, crime, gangsters, reluctant partners, undercover cop, working undercover, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, san francisco
Is relevant ?
 5.1
 44K
Hot Pursuit (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An uptight by-the-book cop must protect the widow of a drug boss from crooked cops and gunmen.
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, not serious, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: on the run, odd couple, drug cartel, police corruption, friendship, chase, policewoman, fugitives, escapades, organized crime, disorder, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 31K
Peppermint (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A grieving mother transforms herself into a vigilante following the murders of her husband and daughter, eluding the authorities to deliver her own personal brand of justice.
Style: exciting, rough, suspense, brutal, surprise ending
Plot: vigilante, drug cartel, loss of child, corruption, murder, fighting the system, revenge, police corruption, corrupt official, justice, coma, death of daughter ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s
Is relevant ?
 8.7
 65K
The Shield (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact.
Style: tense, bleak, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police corruption, tough law enforcer, crime, gang, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, police brutality, mayor, profiler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 204K
Bad Boys (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate ...
Style: exciting, humorous, buddy comedy, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: drug lord, black cop, car chase, gunfight, police corruption, internal affairs, foot chase, buddies, police investigation, partners against crime, witness protection, verbal byplay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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