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, realistic, rough, exciting and stylized films and TV shows about / with tough law enforcer, crimes, law enforcement, police officer, police, police investigation, corruption, murder, chase and police detective plots mostly in Crime, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tough law enforcer: The Punisher (2004), Dirty Harry (1971), Dredd (2012), Luther (2010), RoboCop (2014), S.W.A.T. (2003), Under Siege (1992), The Untouchables (1987), The Shield (2002), Heat (1995).

List of tough law enforcer movies

 6.4
 159K
The Punisher (2004)
Genre: Action, 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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vengeance, vigilante, vigilantism, tough guy, tragic hero, lone hero, tough law enforcer, torment, tough heroes, lone wolves, crimes ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, virginia, miami
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 7.7
 153K
Dirty Harry (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, tense, captivating, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gunfight, crimes, tough law enforcer, psychopath, police, against the rules, ransom, police brutality, police detective, investigation, surveillance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 7.1
 270K
Dredd (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, South Africa
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: intense, futuristic, neo noir, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: judge, post apocalypse, distopia, lone hero, tough law enforcer, cyberpunk, drug lord, trapped, fighting crime, one man army, future dystopia, survival ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
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 8.4
 134K
Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: tense, atmospheric, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, murder, crimes, talented, partners, law enforcement, cruelty, psychopath, tough law enforcer, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom
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 6.2
 225K
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, police, superhuman powers, tough law enforcer, graphic violence, robot, haunted by the past, inventions and discoveries, crime fighter, tough guy, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: detroit, usa, china, washington d.c., pentagon ...
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 6.0
 146K
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: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: swat team, police brutality, basic training, sniper, crimes, tough law enforcer, partners, law enforcement, siege, master criminal, drug lord, squad ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, north america, california
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 6.5
 86K
Under Siege (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix, his assistant Krill and their group of terrorists seize the battleship with nuclear blackmail in mind. They've planned ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, mercenary, nuclear threat, u.s. navy, tough law enforcer, race against time, battleship, hostage, warship, terrorism, hijacking, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: pentagon, hawaii, san francisco, new jersey
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The Untouchables (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, captivating, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, smuggling, tough law enforcer, tough cop, bribery, court, crimes, police investigation, mob boss, fighting crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, 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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 8.3
 633K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, master criminal, bank robbery, gunfight, robbery, police detective, group of criminals, crimes, thief, one last job, tough law enforcer, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 8.6
 97K
Justified (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, captivating, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, justice, gunfight, lone wolves, u.s. marshal, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, gunslinger, officer, crimes, family feud, crime family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
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The Chicago Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows officers of the Chicago Police Department as they fight crime on the streets and try to expose political corruption within the city.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, corruption, tough law enforcer, politician, policewoman, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, gang war, partners, partners against crime, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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 5.3
 126K
Max Payne (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: noir, stylized, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark hero, crimes, tough law enforcer, tough heroes, life is a bitch, righting the wronged, violence spree, murder, assassin, mexican standoff, police, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
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 4.3
 4K
Bullet (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Danny Trejo plays 'Bullet' a tough cop who takes the law into his own hands when his grandson is kidnapped.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, tough law enforcer, kidnapping, revenge, vigilantism, family relations, law enforcement, crimes, drug dealing, corruption, extortion, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, california, latin america
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 6.1
 87K
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: exciting, serious, suspense, talky, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, police detective, serial killer, police investigation, gay slur, tough law enforcer, murder, law enforcer killer, cop as target, crimes, law enforcement, police brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, new orleans, new jersey
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 6.7
 214K
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: exciting, rough, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mob boss, organized crime, police detective, crimes, corruption, mafia, tough law enforcer, police brutality, fighting crime, power struggle, partners against crime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 8.0
 50K
Almost Human (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, exciting, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, police detective, hi-tech, partners, a.i., fighting crime, future dystopia, police partner, haunted by the past, androids, buddy cop, tough law enforcer ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.9
 77K
48 Hrs. (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.
Style: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: convict, crimes, police investigation, partners against crime, prison, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners, law enforcement, tough cop, police officer killed, buddy cop, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles
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 7.0
 19
The Badge (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The only difference between a cop and a criminal is The Badge. Detective Vince McKinley and his partner Martin Goulet have to solve the biggest case of their careers: a series of evidence have been stolen from their own precinct. Through out the ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, tough law enforcer, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, police corruption, graphic violence, police, corruption, badge
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 6.0
 2K
Killer Women (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Of all the notorious lawmen that ever patrolled the violent frontier, none are more storied than ballsy and badass Molly Parker, one of the first women to join the Texas Rangers.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, sexy, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: texas ranger, female killer, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, heroes, crime investigation, crimes, track down, price of justice, strong female presence, graphic violence, cowboy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, texas
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Judge Dredd: Superfiend (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Six-part web series that presents an alternate take on the origins of Judge Dredd's arch-nemesis - a demonic creature known as Judge Death that sees life itself as a crime. Can Dredd survive a clash with such foe and save his niece?
Style: surreal, stylized, rough, semi serious, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: future dystopia, good versus evil, rivalry, fighting crime, heroes, tough law enforcer, one man army, law enforcement, crimes, escapades, society, child in peril ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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That Demon Within (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 111 min.
Story: By a strange twist of fate, dutiful Hong Kong policeman Dan saves the life of the leader of a violent gang of armed robbers. When they commit another crime, Dan is determined to put an end to their activities. He works with the leader, whom the ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, redemption, crimes, law enforcement, gang, police officer, police officer killed, obsession, guilt, police shootout, blood donor, self mutilation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
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 7.4
 7K
Mob City (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of a decades-long conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of ...
Style: neo noir, tense, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, power struggle, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, actress, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, chief of police, conflict, corruption ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 5.2
 835
True Blue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rembrandt Macy (Tom Berenger) is a maverick cop assigned to a case where the primary evidence is a woman's hand found in a pond. Investigators identify the dead, and Macy is lead into a young woman's past. Macy's primary path to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uncover truth, investigation, mind game, tough law enforcer, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, police corruption, dishonesty, gang, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Rex: A Cop's Best Friend (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: police dog, partners, german shepherd, police, police investigation, crimes, dog, workplace, murder, tough law enforcer, investigation, human animal relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: austria, vienna, europe
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Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: texas ranger, partners against crime, martial artist, brutality, heroes, police investigation, crimes, good versus evil, law enforcement, society, district attorney, martial arts ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, dallas texas
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 7.3
 2K
Axe Cop (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
Story: Axe Cop is an animated series based on the webcomic of the same name. It premiered on Fox on July 21, 2013, as a part of the channel's Animation Domination HD programming block. The series aired 6 11-minute episodes in its first season, which ...
Style: humorous, surreal, not serious, intense, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, heroic mission, fighting crime, heroes, police officer, silly humor, rivalry, machismo, tough heroes, super weapon, honest law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.6
 27K
Fire with Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against – after being held up at a local convenience store – threatens him.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, witness protection, vigilantism, murder, police detective, u.s. marshal, rescue, vengeance, crimes, hidden identity, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new orleans, phoenix arizona ...
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 6.4
 3K
Flashpoint (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two Texas border guards find a jeep buried for 20 years in the desert, with a skeleton, a scoped rifle, and a box with $800,000 in cash. They decide to keep the money, but quietly check up on the info they find. Soon the Feds are running all over ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, police investigation, police detective, partners against crime, mystery, witnessing a crime, tough law enforcer, political conspiracy, assassination, government agency, politics, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, year 1963
Place: texas, usa
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 4.3
 845
Art Heist (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An art expert assists an investigation into a stolen painting in Barcelona; as more paintings are being stolen, she learns she is being framed for the crimes. She must solve the crimes and clear her name with the assistance of her estranged New York ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, frame up, police investigation, master criminal, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, chase, track down, estrangement, museum, cons and scams, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, usa, new york
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