Tough law enforcer movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant tough law enforcer movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting and intense films and TV shows about / with tough law enforcer, crimes, law enforcement, crime, police, murder, rivalry, pistol, violence and dialogue plots mostly in Crime, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tough law enforcer: Dredd (2012), Dirty Harry (1971), The Punisher (2004), Luther (2010), Max Payne (2008), Gangster Squad (2013), Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), RoboCop (2014), Rex: A Cop's Best Friend (1994), Blitz (2011).
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Luther (2010)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
UK
60 min.
 8.5
Heat (1995)
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
170 min.
 8.2
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Duke (2018)
Drama
USA
107 min.
 5.2
The Expanse (2015)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA, Canada
60 min.
 8.4

List of tough law enforcer movies

 7.1
 228K
Dredd (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, South Africa, USA, India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, drug lord, survival, judge, fighting crime, corruption, justice, police, rivalry, psychic, siege, neo noir ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
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 7.8
 128K
Dirty Harry (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, against the rules, serial killer, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, urban, ransom, police, violence, gunfight, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 6.5
 138K
The Punisher (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When undercover FBI agent Frank Castle's wife and son are slaughtered, he becomes 'the Punisher' -- a ruthless vigilante willing to go to any length to avenge his family.
Style: serious, stylized, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, tough law enforcer, vengeance, funeral, tough heroes, superhero, crimes, heroes, tragic hero, torment, loss of child, rage ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, virginia
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 8.5
 93K
Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
Style: serious, rough, atmospheric, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, uncover truth, against the rules, tough law enforcer, psychopath, crimes, law enforcement, multiple suspects, talented, partners, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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 5.4
 115K
Max Payne (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a DEA agent whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy and an assassin out to avenge her sister's death. The duo will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless ...
Style: stylized, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, crime, assassin, life is a bitch, crimes, vengeance, mexican standoff, female killer, drugs/alcohol, urban, violence spree, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.7
 191K
Gangster Squad (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, gangsters, crime, group of criminals, heroin, mob boss, fighting crime, urban, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, partners against crime ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, year 1949, 1940s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Walker, Texas Ranger is an American television action crime drama series created by Leslie Greif and Paul Haggis, both starring Chuck Norris as a member of the Texas Ranger Division. The show aired on CBS in the spring of 1993, with the first season ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: texas ranger, martial arts, tough law enforcer, crime, heroes, district attorney, police investigation, law enforcement, ex soldier, partners against crime, good versus evil, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, dallas texas
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 6.2
 201K
RoboCop (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, superhuman powers, cyberpunk, violence, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, robot, drugs/alcohol, urban, one man army, crime fighter, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: detroit, usa, pentagon, tehran iran, china ...
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Rex: A Cop's Best Friend (1994)
Genre: Crime, Action, Mystery
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Kommissar Rex is a police procedural drama originally made in Austria and aired from 1994 to 2004. In 2008 the series was revived under Austrian-Italian production, and has since 2009 been made fully in Italy, with occasional episodes set in ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police dog, police investigation, tough law enforcer, partners, crime, chases and races, workplace, german shepherd, murder, human animal relationship, police, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: austria, europe
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 6.2
 75K
Blitz (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A tough, renegade cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.
Style: serious, exciting, suspense, talky, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, cop as target, law enforcer killer, tough law enforcer, revenge, crimes, law enforcement, murder, stalking, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, new orleans
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 6.8
 101K
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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 8.2
 503K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, heist, robbery, crimes, tough law enforcer, one last job, thief, group of criminals, police detective, cat and mouse, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.0
 28K
K-9 (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The extravagant cop Michael Dooley needs some help to fight a drug dealer who has tried to kill him. A "friend" gives him a dog named Jerry Lee (Officer Lewis), who has been trained to smell drugs. With his help, Dooley sets out to put his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dog, police dog, german shepherd, police investigation, odd couple, buddies, crime, police operation, partners, friends, tough law enforcer, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
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 6.4
 4K
Cobra 11 (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei is a long-running, popular German television series about a two-man team of highway police, originally set in Berlin and later in North Rhine-Westphalia. The series has been broadcast in countries ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, car chase, police investigation, crimes, partners, crime, danger, buddies, tough law enforcer, working undercover, police interrogation, explosion ...
Time: 1990s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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 8.7
 64K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police corruption, tough law enforcer, crime, gang, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, profiler, coworker, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 8.6
 74K
Justified (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A character drama based on the 2001 Elmore Leonard short story "Fire in the Hole." Leonard's tale centers around U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of Kentucky, a quiet but strong-willed official of the law. The tale covers his high-stakes ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone wolves, tough law enforcer, drug lord, u.s. marshal, crime, crimes, justice, small town, law enforcement, fighting crime, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
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 6.4
 124K
The Last Stand (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray Owens is sheriff of the quiet US border town of Sommerton Junction after leaving the LAPD following a bungled operation. Following his escape from the FBI, a notorious drug baron, his gang, and a hostage are heading toward Sommerton Junction ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, small town, tough law enforcer, hostage, fbi, escape, prisoner, machine gun, convoy, sheriff, drug lord, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, arizona, las vegas, california, mexico
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 6.1
 41K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, vengeance, tough law enforcer, organized crime, corpse, machismo, vigilantism, cocaine, drugs/alcohol, crime, repayment, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, california, latin america, los angeles ...
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Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: John McClane is back and badder than ever, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He calls on the services of a young hacker in his bid to stop a ring of Internet terrorists intent on taking control of America's computer ...
Style: exciting, suspense, twists and turns, semi serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, fbi, hacker, car chase, explosion, tough law enforcer, violence, kidnapping, hostage, master criminal, surveillance, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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 8.2
 689K
Die Hard (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking ...
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heist, skyscraper, confined, fbi, hostage, tough law enforcer, violence, save the day, hostages, law enforcement, master criminal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 8.0
 45K
Almost Human (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Almost Human is an American science fiction/crime drama on Fox. In 2048, the uncontrollable evolution of science and technology has caused crime rates to rise an astounding 400%. To combat this, the overwhelmed police force has implemented a new ...
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, a.i., partners, fighting crime, police detective, future dystopia, hi-tech, law enforcer, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, reluctant ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: New York detective John McClane is back and kicking bad-guy butt in the third installment of this action-packed series, which finds him teaming with civilian Zeus Carver to prevent the loss of innocent lives. McClane thought he'd seen it all, ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, gold, bomb, explosion, deception, tough law enforcer, violence, gunfight, police, robbery, subway ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, quebec, manhattan new york city ...
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 5.1
 762
Scar City (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young cop gets thrown in with a special police squad who are acting as assassins against hoods and who don't care who gets in the way.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, criminal's revenge, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, police corruption, deadly, law enforcement, danger, partners, police, kiss ...
Time: 90s
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 8.4
 62K
The Expanse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A thriller set two hundred years in the future following the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
Style: captivating, futuristic, exciting, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, investigation, space wars, uncover truth, space and aliens, transformation, rivalry, society, gunfight, danger ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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 7.3
 119K
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: serious, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police corruption, hostages, false accusation, frame up, crime, swat, sniper, uncover truth, police, conspiracy, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.0
 129K
S.W.A.T. (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Hondo Harrelson recruits Jim Street to join an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. Together they seek out more members, including tough Deke Kay and single mom Chris Sanchez. The team's first big assignment is to escort crime boss ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, swat, siege, police brutality, chases and races, law enforcement, partners, master criminal, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, basic training, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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What Doesn't Kill You (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two childhood friends from South Boston turn to crime as a way to get by, ultimately causing a strain in their personal lives and their friendship.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: friends, tough law enforcer, friendship, heist, drug addiction, infidelity, buddies, drugs/alcohol, crime, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
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Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries: Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, fbi, chase, car race, heist, chases and races, crimes, danger, criminal heroes, master criminal, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, england, london, europe, germany ...
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 8.4
 72K
Banshee (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Banshee is an American drama television series set in a small town in Pennsylvania Amish country and features an enigmatic ex-con posing as a murdered sheriff who imposes his own brand of justice while also cooking up plans that serve his own ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, cons and scams, tough heroes, small town, crime, shooting, organized crime, crimes, ex convict, strong sexual content, mob boss, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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 7.7
 28K
Law & Order (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, law and order, crime investigation, police, courtroom, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, jury, district attorney, trial, ethics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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