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, tense, interesting and suspense films and TV shows about / with police corruption, police, corruption, crimes, law enforcement, murder, dishonesty, crime, dialogue and mentor 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: The Shield (2002), Edison (2005), Q & A (1990), Gotham (2014), Brooklyn's Finest (2009), Super Troopers (2001), Crash (2004), Cop Land (1997), L.A. Confidential (1997), Sabotage (2014).

List of police corruption movies

 8.7
 67K
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, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police corruption, tough law enforcer, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, police brutality, gang, peril, fighting crime, victim, cruelty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: police corruption, police brutality, journalist, fighting the system, uncover truth, crimes, legal, dishonesty, investigation, crime, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, new orleans, los angeles
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 6.6
 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, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, murder, crime boss, police brutality, investigation, crime, fighting the system, tough law enforcer, workplace situations, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, new jersey
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 7.8
 198K
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, tense, twists and turns, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: mafia, super villain, orphan, gang war, police station, corruption, crime, police detective, organized crime, crimes, police corruption, batman ...
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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: tense, realistic, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, guilt, police brutality, deception, undercover cop, undercover, betrayal, murder, racial slur, working undercover, violence, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
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 7.1
 92K
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: marijuana, police corruption, prank, crimes, drug humor, partners, dishonesty, buddies, drug dealing, small town, police, screwball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont
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 7.8
 403K
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: touching, sincere, disturbing, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: police corruption, interracial relations, racism, prejudice, morality, social decay, immigrants, bigotry, redemption, tragedy, depression, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, santa monica california, puerto rico ...
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 6.9
 80K
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, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, sheriff, small town, arson, police, mafia, corruption, murder, violence, internal affairs, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
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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: tense, captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: police detective, dangerous attraction, murder, fighting the system, police corruption, district attorney, domestic violence, manipulations, gang, police investigation, organized crime, corpse ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, arizona
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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, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, corruption, drug lord, blackmail, drug abuse, organized crime, police brutality, crime, murder investigation, redemption, drugs/alcohol, heroin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, texas
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 5.7
 56K
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, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police investigation, crime scene, vengeance, brutality, gory, crimes, tough law enforcer, danger, dishonesty, deadly, drug cartel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, georgia, atlanta georgia, california ...
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 7.3
 123K
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, intellectual, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, hostage, police corruption, frame up, corruption, police, uncover truth, innocence, swat, conspiracy, hostages, murder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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: sexy, clever, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police corruption, police, corruption, investigation, murder, neo noir, police investigation, romance, crime, uncover truth, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, seaport, louisiana, usa, california ...
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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, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, police brutality, confession, homeless man, bigotry, road rage, district attorney, crime, brutality, ex law enforcer, corrupt law enforcer, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 7.7
 361K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: 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: realistic, tense, serious, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, police corruption, rookie, police brutality, african american, mentor, one day, drug dealing, bad cop, corruption, marijuana, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, 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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gangsters, police corruption, heroin, organized crime, smuggling, rise and fall, mob boss, mafia, drug trafficking, police detective, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
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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: realistic, serious, suspense, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: district attorney, police corruption, corruption, courtroom drama, jury, snitch, police, police investigation, crime, fighting the system, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
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 5.1
 45K
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, policewoman, odd couple, police corruption, friendship, chase, fugitives, organized crime, drug cartel, corrupt police, escapades, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: texas, usa
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 6.3
 8K
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: martial arts, police corruption, murder, undercover, drug lord, undercover cop, gangsters, vengeance, betrayal, police investigation, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, china, chicago illinois, beijing china ...
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 6.5
 89K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, police corruption, race against time, police, crime, rescue, hostage, track down, twists & turns, conspiracy, murder, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 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, justice, corruption, loss of child, murder, drug cartel, police corruption, fighting the system, corrupt official, revenge, female protagonist, coma ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s
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 6.6
 20K
Dark Blue (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, police investigation, fighting the system, partners, testimony, crimes, rookie, law enforcement, crime and punishment, dishonesty, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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 7.7
 99K
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, rough, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: idealism, whistleblower, police corruption, fighting the system, hippie, police investigation, undercover cop, social decay, life is a bitch, partners, bribery, ethics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, society, law enforcement, fighting the system, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 8.6
 617K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, crimes, juvenile delinquency, gang war, social decay, urban ghetto life, society, coming of age, journalism, criminal heroes, street gang ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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 6.8
 103K
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, doubts and hesitations, right and wrong, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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, suspenseful, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, internal affairs, psychopath, police investigation, crime, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement, workplace intrigue, manipulations, mind game, undercover agent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.3
 61K
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: tense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: heist, murder, bank robbery, police corruption, violence, betrayal, bag of money, crime, law enforcement, dirty cop, corruption, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, tel aviv israel, boston, los angeles
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: working undercover, fbi, police corruption, police detective, law enforcement, police investigation, dirty cop, crimes, undercover, moral dilemma, dishonesty, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.6
 31K
Exit Wounds (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maverick cop Orin Boyd always brings down the domestic terrorists he tracks, but he ruffles feathers with his unorthodox techniques -- and soon finds himself reassigned to the toughest district in Detroit. When he discovers a group of detectives ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, chase, kidnapping, betrayal, drug dealing, police, police investigation, crimes, working undercover, law enforcement, fighting the system, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, detroit
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