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, exciting, realistic and intense films and TV shows about / with crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, police, crime, murder, partners, fighting crime, brutality and violence 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), Heat (1995), A Man Apart (2003), Dirty Harry (1971), Almost Human (2013), Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), The Punisher (2004), Bullet (2014), Rex: A Cop's Best Friend (1994), Blitz (2011).

List of tough law enforcer movies

 7.1
 233K
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, exciting, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, judge, survival, justice, corruption, police, drug lord, neo noir, gunfight, rivalry, criminal, one man army ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
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 8.2
 518K
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, suspense, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, robbery, heist, group of criminals, thief, tough law enforcer, one last job, chase, police detective, obsession, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.1
 42K
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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, vengeance, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, cocaine, organized crime, crime, fighting crime, revenge, tough heroes, danger, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, california, latin america, los angeles ...
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 7.8
 131K
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, captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, against the rules, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, ransom, urban, police, violence, gunfight, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, 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, future dystopia, police detective, tough law enforcer, hi-tech, haunted by the past, imaginary, police partner, law enforcer ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: los angeles, 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, exciting, realistic, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: texas ranger, martial arts, martial artist, tough law enforcer, crime, heroes, district attorney, police investigation, law enforcement, ex soldier, partners against crime, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, dallas texas
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 6.5
 141K
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: 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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 4.6
 3K
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, crimes, corruption, law enforcement, drug dealing, danger, family relations, revenge, extortion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, mexico, latin america, usa
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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
 77K
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, revenge, police investigation, murder, police detective, cop as target, law enforcer killer, tough law enforcer, crimes, law enforcement, stalking, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, new orleans, new jersey
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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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 6.3
 65K
Walking Tall (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A former U.S. soldier returns to his hometown to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which prompts him to clean house.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, casino, small town, ex soldier, tough law enforcer, police corruption, fighting the system, danger, honest law enforcer, machismo, violence, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.9
 65K
Shaft (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence ...
Style: stylized, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, revenge, violence, corruption, tough law enforcer, crime, black people, drug dealer, police brutality, police investigation, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
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 6.0
 29K
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, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
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 5.7
 60K
Cobra (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, tough heroes, murder, serial killer, rivalry, tough law enforcer, resistance, prosecution, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Ashes to Ashes (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crime drama series featuring Life On Mars' DCI Gene Hunt. After being shot in 2008, DI Alex Drake lands in 1981, where she finds herself in familiar company.
Style: serious, stylized, surreal, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, police detective, uncover truth, crime, tough law enforcer, mystery, female detective, female protagonist, fighting crime, power relations, reluctant partners, confined ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, east end london
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 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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 5.4
 117K
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: bleak, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: life is a bitch, crimes, tough heroes, tough law enforcer, revenge, violence spree, dark hero, righting the wronged, murder, noir, police, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.3
 80K
War (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: FBI agent Jack Crawford is out for revenge when his partner is killed and all clues point to the mysterious assassin Rogue. But when Rogue turns up years later to take care of some unfinished business, he triggers a violent clash of rival gangs. ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, fbi, hitman, presumed dead, criminal heroes, loss of friend, crime, tough law enforcer, lone wolves, special agents, martial arts, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
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Detroit 1-8-7 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Detroit 1-8-7 is an American police procedural series about Detroit's leading homicide unit, created by Jason Richman for ABC. It features an ensemble cast of actors including Michael Imperioli and James McDaniel. The series originally ran on ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, fighting crime, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crimes, police detective, workplace, coworker, female police officer, realism, law enforcement, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
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 6.7
 194K
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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, crime, group of criminals, heroin, mob boss, organized crime, mafia, gangsters, corruption, fighting crime, urban, crimes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949, 1940s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.5
 9K
Life on Mars (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Life on Mars is a science fiction crime drama television series which originally aired on ABC from October 9, 2008 to April 1, 2009. It is an adaptation of the BAFTA-winning original UK series of the same name produced by the BBC. The series was ...
Style: serious, surreal, rough, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting crime, uncover truth, time travel, crime, police station, law enforcement, mystery, power relations, tough law enforcer, fish out of water, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 2000s
Place: usa
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 6.0
 2K
Gen-X Cops (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four young officers of the Hong Kong Police are joined together to fight against organised crime using all possible means, even if this would lead them to break the law… Their first assignment is to eliminate a gang of criminals who have stolen a ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, police investigation, undercover, tough law enforcer, save the day, partners against crime, track down, stylized violence, tough cop, martial arts, gang, undercover agent ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, singapore, asia
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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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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, serious, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, organized crime, mafia, crime, tough cop, bribery, partners against crime, fighting crime, trial, gangsters, police investigation, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.4
 15K
Nighthawks (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, police investigation, crime, master criminal, hostages, danger, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, working undercover, crimes, race against time ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
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 8.5
 103K
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, crimes, law enforcement, multiple suspects, talented, partners, psychopath, forensics, unlikely relationship, cruelty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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 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
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 6.2
 204K
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, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, androids and robots, cyberpunk, violence, robot, tough law enforcer, crime fighter, one man army, superhero, police, fighting crime, death ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s, near future
Place: detroit, usa, pentagon, tehran iran, china ...
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 7.7
 29K
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: realistic, clever, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime investigation, lawyer, police, law and order, homicide detective, evidence, legal, partners, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, rivalry, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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