Honest law enforcer movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant honest law enforcer movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense and captivating films and TV shows about / with honest law enforcer, crimes, law enforcement, police, police officer, fighting crime, police detective, graphic violence, police investigation and rivalry plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, Hong Kong, Canada and other countries.
honest law enforcer
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honest law enforcer movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as honest law enforcer: Line of Duty (2012), Hawaii Five-0 (2010), King (2011), Motive (2013), Rookie Blue (2010), The Shield (2002), Gangaajal (2003), On the Job (2013), Axe Cop (2012), Walking Tall (1973).

List of honest law enforcer movies

 8.7
 60K
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: police corruption, honest law enforcer, female police detective, dirty cop, police detective, policewoman, twists and turns, corruption, british police, police officer, police, evidence ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, britain, united kingdom
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 7.4
 74K
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0). Steve's team is joined by Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and Kono Kalakaua.
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, investigation, police protagonist, crime investigation, police, crimes, teamwork, fighting crime, policewoman, police detective, suspicion, leader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: hawaii, usa
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 6.8
 1K
King (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: King is a Canadian police drama which premiered April 17, 2011 on Showcase. The series stars Amy Price-Francis as Jessica King, a veteran police officer who gets promoted to head of the Major Crimes Task Force in Toronto after her predecessor has a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: police detective, female detective, policewoman, law enforcement, crimes, female police detective, who done it, honest law enforcer, police investigation, task force, fighting crime, leadership ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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 7.4
 6K
Motive (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A cat-and-mouse series with a twist on the everyday whodunit, "Motive" centers on Angie Flynn, a detective on a backwards chase for clues to a killer that has already been revealed to viewers. The series, filmed in Vancouver, is an ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: murder investigation, female detective, police detective, unconventional method, murder mystery, honest law enforcer, fighting crime, police investigation, sergeant, law enforcement, crimes, cat and mouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver
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 7.7
 18K
Rookie Blue (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Ambitious young cops try to prove themselves in their high-stakes careers, in which the smallest mistake can have deadly consequences. At the core of the close-knit group is perfectionist Andy McNally, whose father was a homicide detective before he ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: rookie, policewoman, workplace romance, workplace situations, police officer, police, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, honest law enforcer, peril, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
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 8.7
 81K
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 corruption, police detective, law enforcement, police brutality, corrupt cop, murder, crimes, partners, dishonesty, cruelty, drugs, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.8
 17K
Gangaajal (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: An SP Amit Kumar who is given charge of Tezpur police station in Bihar. The area is full of corruption, inefficiency, bribery, nepotism, favoritism and crime with help from the local police. Gradually Amit realizes that the local politician Sadhu ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, inspirational ...
Plot: police station, dishonesty, fighting crime, law enforcement, vigilantism, police brutality, rivalry, police corruption, bribery, honest law enforcer, criminal's revenge, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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 6.9
 3K
On the Job (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On The Job is about the ambitions and passions of four men trying to make a living, for themselves and their families. It shows the parallels between two prison inmates who are contract killers, and the two agents of the law investigating the ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, gangsters, corruption, corrupt law enforcer, assassination, honest law enforcer, politics, dishonesty, criminal heroes, prison, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
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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: adult animation, surreal, humorous, not serious, intense ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: police officer, good versus evil, heroic mission, heroes, fighting crime, silly humor, rivalry, machismo, tough law enforcer, honest law enforcer, law enforcement, allies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.9
 6K
Walking Tall (1973)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Buford Pusser's a wrestler, whose wife wants him to settle down, so they go to his home town in Tennessee, where he plans to get into business with his father. But he is shocked to discover all sorts of graft and corruption going on. And when ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, vigilantism, crimes, small town, redneck, sheriff, police corruption, corruption, fighting crime, criminal syndicate, law enforcement, honest law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: tennessee, usa
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 7.1
 2K
The District (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The District is a television police drama which aired on CBS from October 7, 2000 to May 1, 2004. The show followed the work and personal life of the chief of Washington, D.C.'s Police Department.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, factual
Plot: fighting crime, price of justice, workplace situations, mayor, honest law enforcer, leadership, crimes, boss and employee, police, president, nypd, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.0
 2K
Babylon (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: London's police force is in need of a public image revamp. And Chief Constable Richard Miller has found just the woman to do it...American visionary from the world of new media Liz Garvey, sets out to revolutionise the force's PR ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: police, law enforcement, workplace, workplace situations, fighting crime, police station, public relations, honest law enforcer, society, sniper, crimes, incompetent police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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 6.5
 2K
NYC 22 (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: NYC 22 is an American police procedural drama which ran on CBS from April 15 to August 11, 2012. The series was a mid-season replacement for CSI: Miami. On May 13, 2012, both series were canceled by CBS.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: rookie, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, partners, police officer, state trooper, streetwise, honest law enforcer, supportive coworker, ex athlete, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Life Without Principle (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A criminal, a bank clerk and a police officer find their destinies entwined when a loan shark gets assaulted after having withdrawn $10 million from the bank in the midst of the world financial crisis.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, bank clerk, human nature, stock exchange, honest law enforcer, disorder, crimes, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, financial ruin, financial problem, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, china, asia
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The Stolen Children (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Switzerland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage. Their mother has been arrested for forcing Rosetta (11 years old) to work as a prostitute. First the ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: child abuse, orphanage, coming of age, social differences, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, on the road, self discovery, family problems, gain trust, society, custody ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, sicily, europe
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 7.1
 8K
Kojak (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Kojak is an American television series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, bald New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak. It aired from October 24, 1973, to March 18, 1978, on CBS. It took the time slot of the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids
Plot: police, crimes, police investigation, fighting crime, who done it, honest law enforcer, rivalry, law enforcement, police detective, investigation, murder investigation, police officer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.3
 7K
Singam 2 (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Picking up the storyline from where Singam ended, Duraisingam (Suriya) has gone undercover after meeting the Home Minister and is working as an NCC officer in a school in Thoothukudi. The only people who know about this operation are the Chief ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, love triangle, good versus evil, rivalry, fighting crime, heroes, social relations, working undercover, covert operation, undercover cop, smuggling, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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 6.5
 20K
Blood Ties (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, police, criminal heroes, crimes, family problems, money, love, dishonesty, betrayal, family reunited, rivalry, honest law enforcer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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 6.2
 78K
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: humorous, intense, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: lone hero, justice, home invasion, ex military, one against many, vigilante, small town, organized crime, vigilantism, police corruption, revenge, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.5
 2K
Salamander (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: A police inspector investigates the robbery of 66 safe deposit boxes at a private bank in Brussels.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: police, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, police detective, secret movement, dishonesty, secret agenda, honest law enforcer, robbery, boarding school, murder mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
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 7.5
 11K
Copper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Kevin Corcoran is a rugged young Irish immigrant policeman trying to keep the peace in the historical Five Points neighborhood in 1860s New York City while searching for information on the disappearance of his wife and death of his daughter.
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: law enforcement, fighting crime, gunfight, power struggle, ex military, society, priest, african american, racial slur, black american, honest law enforcer, corruption ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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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: suspense, suspenseful, stylized, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, corruption, smuggling, crimes, tough cop, tough law enforcer, prohibition, prohibition era, tax evasion, gunfight ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 7.1
 3K
Overheard (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story revolves around three members of a police surveillance squad conducting an investigation into a financial investment group involved in criminal fraud. The focus of the plot, however, is actually on the three officers themselves who stumble ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, psychological, neo noir ...
Plot: police investigation, partners, corporate crime, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, secretly observing, rivalry, mafia, economics, perfect crime, corporate world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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King & Maxwell (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sean King and Michelle Maxwell aren't your typical pair of private investigators. As discredited Secret Service agents, their unique skills often give them a leg up on suspects and conventional law enforcement. He's charming and always one ...
Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, secret service, fbi, investigation, crimes, partners against crime, intrigue, lawyer, suspicion, investigator, woman with a gun, private investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york
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100 Centre Street (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 100 Centre Street is an American legal drama created by Sidney Lumet and starring Alan Arkin, Val Avery, Bobby Cannavale, Joel de la Fuente and Paula Devicq.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: legal, courtroom, legal action, workplace situations, lawsuit, dedicated lawyer, crimes, workplace, law enforcement, cop witness relations, jury, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 6.2
 3K
Firestorm (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam, armed with high-powered weapons, pulls off another smooth and violent armored car heist in broad daylight in a crowded street. Whoever tries to get in their way, they will show no mercy. This ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: crimes, against the rules, police investigation, undercover, master criminal, gain trust, chase, law enforcement, rivalry, gunfight, armed forces, swat team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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In the Line of Duty 4 (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two detectives who are up to their necks in trouble and in each other's face, as they try to shut down a drug-trafficking scheme that could be connected with international ties to organized crime. But in the midst of their investigation, ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, spy, fight, femdom, gangsters, heroes, tough heroes, honest law enforcer, cop witness relations, who to trust, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
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Prince of the City (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy ...
Style: neo noir, tense, realistic, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: police, gangsters, corruption, drug addiction, lawyer, whistleblower, redemption, fighting the system, betrayal, crimes, police investigation, spy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, virginia, washington d.c.
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 6.8
 21K
Courageous (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: christian film, uplifting, feel good, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christian, faith, christianity, fatherhood, religion, family relations, father son relationship, god, dysfunctional family, courage, stereotypes, idealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
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 7.6
 208K
Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine ...
Style: suspense, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, political ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug lord, organized crime, addiction, drug dealer, drug abuse, drug traffic, drug cartel, war on drugs, gangsters, corruption, drugs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, california, los angeles, maryland ...
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