Law enforcement movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant law enforcement movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense and twists and turns films and TV shows about / with law enforcement, crimes, murder, crime, investigation, police investigation, mystery, partners, police and police detective plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as law enforcement: Criminal Minds (2005), Elementary (2012), Forever (2014), The Blacklist (2013), NCIS (2003), Bones (2005), Copper (2012), Chicago P.D. (2014), White Collar (2009), Body of Proof (2011).

List of law enforcement movies

 8.1
 141K
Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU ...
Style: serious, psychological, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, special agents, investigation, crime, murder, profiler, team, intelligence, law enforcement, serial killer, danger, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
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 7.9
 96K
Elementary (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, intelligence, private detective, prodigy, crimes, partners, mind game, law enforcement, sherlock holmes, friendship, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.3
 50K
Forever (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: immortality, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, supernatural, crime, murder investigation, secret, friendship, laboratory, female detective, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.0
 163K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, special agents, master criminal, investigation, intrigue, mind game, danger, unlikely partners, manipulations, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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 7.8
 109K
NCIS (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, a team of special agents investigates any crime that has a shred of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel, regardless of rank or position.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, forensics, crime investigation, computer genius, navy, evidence, crime, special agents, victim, interrogation, government agency, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.8
 131K
Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification ...
Style: witty, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: forensics, partners against crime, riddles and clues, fbi, special agents, police investigation, search, teamwork, expert, killings, victim, crime investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.5
 10K
Copper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: fighting crime, law enforcement, gunfight, ex military, power struggle, african american, crime, police detective, racial slur, irish, corruption, honest law enforcer ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.1
 23K
Chicago P.D. (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 who put it all on the line to serve and protect their community. District 21 is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops who ...
Style: realistic, exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, policewoman, crime investigation, crimes, police, police detective, shooting, arrest, victim, sergeant, partners, rookie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 8.2
 111K
White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially ...
Style: exciting, light, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cons and scams, unlikely partners, partners, fbi, crime, mastermind, expert, intelligence, dishonesty, art thief, chases and races, deal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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 7.1
 14K
Body of Proof (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011 to May 28, 2013 and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt. The series was created by Chris Murphey and produced by ABC Studios. The ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: forensics, bodies, relationship vs career, investigation, murder investigation, ambitious, law enforcement, female protagonist, surgery, coworker, crimes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
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Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Perhaps their strikingly different personalities make the relationship between detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles so effective. Jane, the only female cop in Boston's homicide division, is tough, relentless and rarely lets ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: police investigation, female detective, partners against crime, female protagonist, best friends, forensics, murder investigation, crime, homicide detective, police detective, partners, policewoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The peacefulness of the Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his young sergeant to calmly and diligently eliminate the innocent and ruthlessly pursue the guilty.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, multiple suspects, law enforcement, murder investigation, human nature, crime, police chief, murder, crimes, who done it, village ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 7.5
 11K
The Glades (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: This Crime series follows Matt Passmore as Jim, a Chicago cop who gets kicked off the force after being shot and wrongfully accused by his ex-captain of having an affair with his wife. After receiving his payout, Jim decides to moves to a small ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, hotshot hero, crimes, police investigation, multiple suspects, ex law enforcer, dishonesty, suspicion, murder, outsmarting, coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami
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 8.1
 134K
Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, who done it, investigation, murder, riddles and clues, police detective, writer's life, female detective, murder investigation, partners, resourceful, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 6.7
 15K
Unforgettable (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Former Syracuse, New York, police detective Carrie Wells has hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything. She reluctantly joins the New York City Police Department's Queens homicide unit ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: police detective, policewoman, female detective, police investigation, partners, prodigy, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, haunted by the past, photographic memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.6
 168K
Eagle Eye (2008)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jerry Shaw and Rachel Holloman are two strangers whose lives are suddenly thrown into turmoil by a mysterious woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, the unseen caller uses everyday technology to control their actions and push ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: technology gone awry, chase, surveillance, computers and web, law enforcement, investigation, fbi, mysterious character, life turned upside down, mind game, technology, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, usa
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 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, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police corruption, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, crimes, dishonesty, police brutality, gang, peril, fighting crime, machismo, victim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.9
 56K
iZombie (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A medical student who becomes a zombie joins a Coroner's Office in order to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat so that she can maintain her humanity. But every brain she eats, she also inherits their memories and must now solve ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, cynical, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, supernatural ability, zombie, partners against crime, fighting crime, hidden identity, law enforcement, crime investigation, police investigation, gory, murder, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
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 8.0
 105K
Lie to Me (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The world's leading deception researcher, Dr. Cal Lightman, studies facial expression, body language and tone of voice to determine when a person is lying and why, which helps law enforcement and government agencies uncover the truth. But his ...
Style: clever, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: riddles and clues, investigation, deception, uncover truth, talented, crime investigation, dishonesty, human nature, team, crimes, interrogation, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Can't Change the Meeting Place (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After WWII is over, a young officer Volodya Sharapov returns to Moscow to work in MUR - Moskovskiy Ugolovny Rozysk (Moscow Criminal Police). There he meets Gleb Zheglov who is a chief of a squad which fights organized crime. Their main task is to ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian, crimes, post war, law enforcement, gang, crime, working undercover, police investigation, robbery, undercover agent, rookie, crime boss ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
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 8.4
 35K
Bosch (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels, these are the stories of relentless LAPD homicide Detective Harry Bosch who pursues justice at all costs. But behind his tireless momentum is a man who is haunted by his past and struggles to ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, coworker, police investigation, crimes, riddles and clues, determination, danger, suspicion, evidence, superior officer, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.5
 18K
Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist and professor, is recruited to help the federal government crack difficult cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind give him an extraordinary ability to read people, ...
Style: mind bending, offbeat, exciting, intellectual, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: fbi, intelligence, prodigy, investigation, riddles and clues, professor, talented, genius, crime, investigator, hallucinations, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which ...
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, who done it, murder, uncover truth, female detective, law enforcement, murder investigation, murder mystery, crimes, whodunit, mystery ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
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 8.1
 154K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.
Style: intellectual, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, crimes, fighting crime, murder, investigation, partners, serial killer, danger, psychic, talented, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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 7.7
 6K
Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, intellectual, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, priest, uncover truth, who done it, clergy, riddles and clues, society, murder, church, police investigation, village life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
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A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.
Style: psychedelic, psychological, surreal, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: drug abuse, undercover, losing-it hero, neo noir, addiction, fighting crime, law enforcement, future dystopia, surveillance, split personality, schizophrenia, unfulfillment ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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 6.4
 55K
Mindhunters (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, UK, Finland, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, psychological, scary, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, profiler, mind game, trap, island, dishonesty, isolation, investigation, law enforcement, murder, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.6
 58K
Flashforward (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: When the entire world blacks out for two minutes and seventeen seconds, everyone sees a flash of their own future 6 months from the present. For some, the future is hopeful, while for others, it is unexpected. For a few, it doesn't seem to ...
Style: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, fbi, supernatural, dreams, law enforcement, foreknowledge, destiny, partners, special agents, fate of humanity, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Fast and the Furious (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Domenic Toretto is a Los Angeles street racer suspected of masterminding a series of big-rig hijackings. When undercover cop Brian O'Conner infiltrates Toretto's iconoclastic crew, he falls for Toretto's sister and must choose a side: ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, car race, gang, tough guy, theft, chase, danger, crimes, chases and races, car, law enforcement, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, manhattan new york city
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 8.4
 78K
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, exciting, suspenseful, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, organized crime, cons and scams, ex convict, small town, female nudity, crimes, shooting, tough heroes, crime, thief, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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