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, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough and suspense films and TV shows about / with police corruption, crimes, police, corruption, dishonesty, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, justice and violence plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as police corruption: Training Day (2001), The Shield (2002), Line of Duty (2012), Spenser Confidential (2020), The Negotiator (1998), Gotham (2014), Night Falls on Manhattan (1996), L.A. Confidential (1997), Peppermint (2018), Super Troopers (2001).

List of police corruption movies

 7.7
 424K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, neo noir, harsh, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, lone hero, gang member, african american, mentor, gunfight, corrupt cop, police brutality, rookie, drug dealer, war on drugs, latinos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 8.7
 79K
The Shield (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police corruption, police brutality, law enforcement, crimes, partners, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, murder, mayor, gang, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 8.7
 56K
Line of Duty (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Steve Arnott is a young officer who’s fallen foul of his superiors for refusing to help in the cover-up of an operation that ended in the shooting of an innocent father. He seems ideal to join AC-12, an anti-corruption police unit, just as it ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious
Plot: police corruption, police detective, honest law enforcer, dirty cop, police investigation, interrogation, female police detective, policewoman, evidence, secret, law enforcement, right and wrong ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, britain, united kingdom
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Spenser Confidential (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Spenser, a former Boston patrolman who just got out from prison, teams up with Hawk, an aspiring fighter, to unravel the truth behind the death of two police officers.
Style: buddy movie, realistic, suspense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, ex convict, police, tough guy, one against many, ex-cop, martial arts, fbi, corruption, investigation, friendship, drug smuggling ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: boston
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 7.3
 141K
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: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, hostage, police corruption, frame up, uncover truth, false accusation, corruption, negotiation, rivalry, tough law enforcer, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 7.8
 225K
Gotham (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, tense, twists and turns, neo noir ...
Audience: teens
Plot: super villain, batman, corruption, police station, police corruption, police detective, crimes, mafia, gang war, organized crime, orphan, crime boss ...
Place: new jersey
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Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, realistic, suspense, talky, tense ...
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, corruption, courtroom drama, legal action, jury, snitch, justice, police, police investigation, crimes, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
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L.A. Confidential (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.
Style: neo noir, tense, captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, police detective, police corruption, corpse, police investigation, gunfight, prostitute, murder, organized crime, police brutality, crimes, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, arizona
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 6.4
 64K
Peppermint (2018)
Genre: Action, 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, brutal, rough, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: vigilante, justice, drug cartel, corruption, loss of child, one woman army, police corruption, murder, fighting the system, female martial artist, revenge killing, female protagonist ...
Time: year 2012, year 2017, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.0
 104K
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, absurd, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police corruption, marijuana, prank, state trooper, crimes, buddies, partners, drug dealing, dishonesty, small town, police, screwball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont
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 7.7
 121K
Serpico (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, police corruption, hippie, whistleblower, idealism, police investigation, undercover cop, social decay, life is a bitch, partners, ethics, bribery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 6.8
 113K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: neo noir, twists and turns, tense, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, dirty cop, gunfight, police investigation, violence, vigilantism, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, tough law enforcer, undercover cop, corruption, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 6.2
 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: realistic, serious, tense, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, drug dealer, gang, murder, drug dealing, gangsters, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, bad cop, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
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 5.8
 24K
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: rough, bleak, psychological, suspense, intense ...
Plot: police corruption, police brutality, bigotry, crimes, brutality, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, scandal, sister sister relationship, dysfunctional family, family, confession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
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: tense, serious, realistic, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, mob boss, mafia, organized crime, smuggling, heroin, police corruption, drug traffic, crime boss, police detective, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1970, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
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 5.3
 15K
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, suspenseful, rough, neo noir ...
Plot: police corruption, police brutality, investigative reporter, fighting the system, crimes, dishonesty, uncover truth, legal, law enforcement, conspiracy, justice, corrupt cop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, new orleans, los angeles
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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, suspenseful, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, internal affairs, police investigation, manipulation, psychopath, crimes, yuppie, corrupt cop, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.5
 6K
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, murder, police brutality, investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, fighting the system, crime boss, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, new jersey
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 7.3
 130
Sword (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: Several officials, sick of impunity for criminals caused by law enforcement agencies' systemic corruption, create a merciless vigilante group.
Style: exciting, tense, disturbing, realistic, intense ...
Plot: justice, vigilantism, crimes, police corruption, team, frame up, dishonesty, society, undercover, mission, commander, revenge ...
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Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: Action, 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: tense, realistic, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, guilt, police brutality, corrupt cop, deception, corruption, police, undercover cop, police detective, undercover, desperation, rookie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, new jersey, los angeles
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 7.0
 93K
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, neo noir, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, police corruption, nypd, small town, arson, mafia, corruption, murder, organized crime, internal affairs, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
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Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Liu Jian, an elite Chinese police officer, comes to Paris to arrest a Chinese drug lord. When Jian is betrayed by a French officer and framed for murder, he must go into hiding and find new allies.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, heroin, conspiracy, framed for murder, prostitute, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, surveillance, murder, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, hong kong, china
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 8.0
 103K
Elite Squad (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA, Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, police brutality, drug lord, police corruption, law enforcement, slum, crimes, squad, team, leader, society, poverty ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america, berlin germany
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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: stylized, surreal, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, police corruption, corruption, drug abuse, hallucination, blackmail, organized crime, police brutality, crimes, murder investigation, redemption, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, texas
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L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: LA's finest have crossed the line between Cop and Criminal...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, undercover, crimes, fighting crime, gang, working undercover, partners, police investigation, dishonesty, partners against crime, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
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 5.7
 63K
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, swat team, drug cartel, police investigation, crime scene, vengeance, brutality, crimes, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, hostage, strip club ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: mexico, georgia, usa, atlanta, atlanta georgia ...
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 7.1
 22K
Trash (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Brazil, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.
Style: captivating, emotional, intense, road movie, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: poverty, adventure, slum, police corruption, mischievous children, friends, young heroes, on the run, life turned upside down, garbage, children, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, latin america, brazil
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Direct Action (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Frank Gannon, a veteran cop, is being hunted by his fellow police officers after they learned he has betrayed the brotherhood and exposed to the feds wide scale corruption of the LAPD. He has one day left to prove his case and survive.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police detective, tough law enforcer, partners, rivalry, fighting the system, workplace situations, law enforcement, dishonesty, workplace, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
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 7.1
 41K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: tense, bleak, twists and turns, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug overdose, undercover, police corruption, police brutality, child abuse, police investigation, investigation, drug addiction, drug dealing, police detective, police shootout ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
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 6.5
 13K
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: neo noir, sexy, twists and turns, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police corruption, nudity (full frontal - brief), police, corruption, investigation, murder, police investigation, romance, crimes, love and romance, fighting crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, southern usa, california ...
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