Police department movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant police department movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, exciting and suspense films and TV shows about / with police department, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, police detective, police, crime, murder, police officer and police station plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as police department: Luther (2010), The Last Minister (2020), Hudson & Rex (2019), Kojak (2005), Rosewood (2015), Harry O (1973), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), 56 So Far (2004), R.I.P.D. (2013), Body Parts (1991).

List of police department movies

Children of the Corn: Revelation (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When a girl named Jamie repeatedly tries to contact her grandmother to no avail, she investigates by going to her apartment in Omaha Nebraska - only to find that it's been condemned and overtaken by possessed children. As she digs deeper, she ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating, exciting
Plot: ghost, small town, serial killer, supernatural, good versus evil, danger, mystery, zombie, escapades, deadly, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa
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 8.5
 120K
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, serious, atmospheric, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, murder, crimes, talented, law enforcement, partners, cruelty, psychopath, forensics, against the rules ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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The Last Minister (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: A well-meaning but hapless functionary in grips of mid-life crisis is appointed to run Russia's Ministry of Long-term planning - a small, underfunded, understaffed and generally ignored state agency. With a team consisting of sycophants and ...
Plot: loser, government, prime minister, political corruption, corrupt politician, workplace situations, financial crisis, failed attempt, hapless, co worker co worker relationship, corrupt, police department ...
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 6.8
 857
Hudson & Rex (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Charlie Hudson teams up with what he calls his "highly trained law enforcement animal" German Shepherd dog named Rex who he prefers to team up with because he doesn't talk his ear off.
Style: serious, tense, intense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: german shepherd, police dog, human animal relationship, bloodhound, homicide detective, canadian, dog, tracking, partners, investigation, crimes, fighting crime ...
Place: canada
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 5.5
 347
Kojak (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A bald police detective with a righteous attitude battles crime on his hometurf.
Style: stylized, rough, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, hotshot hero, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, cop witness relations, serial killer, gang, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, police procedural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 6.7
 7K
Rosewood (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. is a brilliant private pathologist who uses wildly sophisticated technology and his drive to live life to the fullest to help a tough-as-nails detective and the Miami PD uncover clues no one else can see.
Style: captivating, tense, philosophical, serious, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female detective, pathologist, laboratory, murder investigation, police detective, analysis, crimes, heart condition, partners, family relations, twists & turns, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, usa
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 7.4
 566
Harry O (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Harry O, sometimes spelled Harry-O, is an American crime drama series that aired for two seasons on ABC from 1974 to 1976. The series starred David Janssen and was executive produced by Jerry Thorpe. Harry O followed the broadcast of two pilot ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, misfit, crime, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, disability, urban, police department, police, beach
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Homicide: Life on the Street is an American police procedural television series chronicling the work of a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit. It ran for seven seasons on NBC from 1993 to 1999, and was succeeded ...
Style: realistic, tense, talky, rough, serious ...
Plot: police detective, murder, police, police station, police protagonist, crimes, police investigation, fighting crime, african american, fbi, partners against crime, workplace ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: baltimore, usa
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 7.8
 8K
56 So Far (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Sadhu Agashe, a police officer in Mumbai, makes a name for himself by killing criminals in sting operations instead of locking them up in prison. The film follows his method of working, gives an insight into the Mumbai Police Crime Branch, and ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, dirty cop, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, treatment, cons and scams, police department ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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 5.6
 118K
R.I.P.D. (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. Based on the comic by Peter M. Lenkov.
Style: not serious, buddy comedy, stylized, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, investigation, unlikely partners, escapades, obsessive quest, back from the dead, rivalry, ghost, uncover truth, police detective, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, boston, new england, massachusetts
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Abducted: The Mary Stauffer Story (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: High school teacher Mary Stauffer and her eight-year old daughter, Beth are held captive for 53 days by an obsessed former student. Based on a true story.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: rape, teacher student relationship, emotional abuse, teacher, missing person, mother daughter relationship, escape, surveillance, captivity, obsession, abduction, danger ...
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 5.6
 4K
Body Parts (1991)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A criminal psychologist loses his arm in a car crash, and becomes one of three patients to have their missing limbs replaced by those belonging to an executed serial killer. One of them dies violently, and disturbing occurrences start happening to ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, death row, murder, mind game, vengeance, transplant, supernatural, danger, serial killer, car accident, slasher, body horror ...
Time: 90s
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 8.1
 89K
Watchmen (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 527 min.
TV show
Story: Television series based on the comic-book 'Watchmen', which was published by DC Comics in 1986 - 1987.
Style: atmospheric, non-linear, bleak, suspense
Plot: anti hero, masked superhero, masked hero, team, superhero, superhero team, heroes, police officer, racial slur, racial tension, fight, racial discrimination ...
Time: year 2019
Place: usa
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 7.5
 18K
The Politician (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Payton has known since childhood that he's going to be president. First he'll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape: high school.
Style: entertaining, dark humor, humorous, light, exciting ...
Plot: political intrigue, political campaign, politics, wealth, class differences, stupidity, intrigue, press conference, debate, teenager, interracial sex, private school ...
Place: california, new york state, new york
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 8.1
 28K
Chicago P.D. (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: police, policewoman, law enforcement, crime investigation, crimes, police detective, arrest, shooting, sergeant, victim, partners, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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 7.1
 20K
The Absent One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1994 two young twins are found brutally murdered in a summer cottage. A number of clues points in the direction of a group of young upper class students from a nearby boarding school, but the case is closed as a local outsider pleads guilty and ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, gloomy
Plot: cold case, police investigation, boarding school, murder, partners against crime, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, law enforcement, nudity (full frontal - brief), father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: denmark, scandinavia
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 6.6
 242K
The Other Guys (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: NYPD detectives Christopher Danson (Johnson) and P.K. Highsmith (Jackson) are the baddest and most beloved cops in New York City. They don't get tattoos, other men get tattoos of them. Two desks over and one back, sit detectives Allen Gamble ...
Style: buddy comedy, funny, humorous, cynical, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stupidity, misfit partners, police investigation, partners against crime, parody, farce, reluctant partners, crimes, verbal byplay, goofy hero, fighting crime, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, las vegas
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 6.7
 157K
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Archetypal buddy cops Riggs and Murtaugh are back for another round of high-stakes action, this time setting their collective sights on bringing down a former Los Angeles police lieutenant turned black market weapons dealer. Lorna Cole joins as the ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, hockey, rookie, crimes, police investigation, oldtimer, african american, retiring, friends, blacks and whites, verbal byplay, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, las vegas
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The Deliberate Stranger (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a law student and where other girls disappear. It takes the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, psychopath, true crime, life is a bitch, false accusation, obsession, uncover truth, courtroom drama, track down, who done it ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: utah, colorado, usa, seattle
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 8.3
 85K
Psych (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Thanks to his police officer father's efforts, Shawn Spencer spent his childhood developing a keen eye for detail (and a lasting dislike of his dad). Years later, Shawn's frequent tips to the police lead to him being falsely accused of a ...
Style: exciting, not serious, witty, talky, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, buddies, crimes, private detective, best friends, intelligence, friends, who done it, investigation, friendship, talented, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
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The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the first book in Jussi Adler-Olsen's bestselling thriller series about Department Q THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES tells the story of the two policemen Carl Mørck and Assad who become involved in a five-year-old case concerning a missing ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: missing person, police detective, police investigation, cold case, uncover truth, partners against crime, partners, crime, disappearance, false identity, brother sister relationship, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, sweden, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
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 5.2
 48K
Hot Pursuit (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An uptight by-the-book cop must protect the widow of a drug boss from crooked cops and gunmen.
Style: not serious, exciting, humorous, funny, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: on the run, odd couple, mafia, police corruption, friendship, policewoman, chase, danger, shooting, organized crime, fugitives, drug cartel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: texas, usa
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 5.3
 26K
The Watcher (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, riddles and clues, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
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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: realistic, tense, bleak, captivating, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, bribery, testimony, police detective, friendship, district attorney, crimes, crime, redemption, betrayal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey
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 6.0
 14K
Maniac Cop (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In New York, people are slain and strangled to death brutally on the open street. All witnesses agree that the murderer was in a cop's uniform. Soon the police searches and finds a suspect in its own ranks: Jack Forrest, turned in by his own ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, false accusation, police investigation, police corruption, maniac, vengeance, unlikely criminals, danger, stalking, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.4
 2K
The Outsider (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In another typical Jean-Paul Belmondo vehicle, the French action hero plays a policeman prone to advancing the cause of justice by any means necessary. On his agenda is a powerful drug cartel working out of Paris and Marseilles, with a drug lord ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, police officer, car chase, drug abuse, fighting crime, crimes, gangsters, lone wolves, hotshot hero, chases and races, injustice, drug lord ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille provence, marseille
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Close Your Eyes (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: While treating a policewoman for smoking, hypnotherapist Michael Strother has a telepathic vision of a young girl floating beneath the surface of a stream. The escaped victim of a ritualistic serial killer, the girl has become mute, and Michael is ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: hypnosis, mystery, serial killer, mind game, police investigation, psychopath, murder, missing person, woman in danger, curses spells and rituals, manipulation, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, scotland yard
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 8.6
 643K
Dexter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have ...
Style: clever, captivating, serious, dark humor, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, hidden identity, vigilantism, double life, corpse, crimes, loner, forensics, right and wrong, crime, gory, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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 8.1
 854K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: mystery, police investigation, murder mystery, missing person, investigation, twists & turns, disappearance, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012
Place: missouri, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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 7.5
 2K
Memphis Beat (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Memphis Beat is an American drama series that debuted on TNT on June 22, 2010 and ended on August 16, 2011. Memphis Beat was officially canceled on October 14, 2011.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: police detective, police investigation, police station, blues, policewoman, family relations, law enforcement, workplace, parents and children, boss and employee, chief of police, living with parents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa, southern usa
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