Police violence movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant police violence movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing and captivating films and TV shows about / with police violence, police, murder, police officer, violence, police corruption, crimes, death, police brutality and blood plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in France, USA, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as police violence: Detroit (2017), Cargo 200 (2007), Beauty and the Dogs (2017), Nothing to Declare (2010), Gangaajal (2003), Unlawful Entry (1992), A Man is Dead (2018), What Will People Say (2017), A Dry White Season (1989), See How They Fall (1994).

List of police violence movies

Detroit (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens' uprisings in the history of the United States.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, based on true events, factual, rough ...
Plot: murder, racism, police brutality, tragic event, rescue, friendship, death, rebellion, justice, injustice, chaos, racial tension ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1943, year 1969, year 1967
Place: detroit, michigan
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Cargo 200 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, sexual perversion, sexual abuse, rape victim, murder, sadism, psycho killer, teenage rape, hostage, maniac, rape, sexual torture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan, soviet union, ussr
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Beauty and the Dogs (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Tunisia, France, Sweden, Norway, Lebanon, Qatar, Switzerland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mariam just wanted to enjoy the night, when a tragic event occurs. Despite the trauma, the pretty tunisian student is determined to go to the police. But what can be done when your persecutor is your only chance?
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, touching ...
Plot: rape, student, party, female protagonist, police brutality, police station, police, policewoman, police violence, female director, police officer, tattooed man ...
Place: tunisia
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Nothing to Declare (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During the elimination of the Belgian/French border in the 90s, a Belgian customs officer is forced to team up with one of his French counterparts.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: culture clash, reluctant partners, comedy duo, customs officer, snobbism, unsupportive coworkers, society, politics, frontier town, partners, european union, coworker relationship ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1993 ...
Place: belgium, france, europe
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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: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: stabbed in the stomach, police station, dishonesty, fighting crime, law enforcement, vigilantism, bribery, police brutality, criminal's revenge, crimes, honest law enforcer, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, psychopath, murder, suburbs, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, rivalry, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, hostage ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
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A Man is Dead (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Brest, 1950. The war ended five years ago and nothing remains of the city. Massive bombings and intense fighting lasting more than a month turned the city, its docks, its arsenal, into ashes. Thousands of workers will build it up again, brick by ...
Style: exciting, thought provoking, suspenseful, visually appealing, captivating ...
Plot: communism, class struggle, working conditions, strike, film within a film, working class, french politics, worker, war, communist, police violence, shot in the head ...
Time: post world war two, year 1950
Place: france
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What Will People Say (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany, Sweden, France, Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sixteen year-old Nisha lives a double life. At home with her family she is the perfect Pakistani daughter, but when out with her friends, she is a normal Norwegian teenager. When her father catches her in bed with her boyfriend, Nisha's two ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: boyfriend, pakistani, double life, family relations, family values, reputation, teenage girl, social services, journey, forced marriage, police, abduction ...
Place: pakistan
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A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: disturbing, emotional, thought provoking, rough, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, society, fighting the system, rebellion, crimes, discrimination, injustice, lawyer, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
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See How They Fall (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Simon is a sales representative about fifty. When Mickey, his cop friend, is being shot, he leaves everything to find the murderers. Two years before, Marx, an old gambler, met Frederic, a young man that does not look very smart and started to ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, neo noir, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, law enforcement, deadly, obsessive quest, friendship, amateur detective, rivalry, dark humor, crimes, murder, midlife crisis, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france
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Something in the Air (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the 1970s a student named Gilles gets entangled in contemporary political turmoils although he would rather just be a creative artist. While torn between his solidarity to his friends and his personal ambitions he falls in love with Christine.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, anarchist, rebellion, fighting the system, self discovery, working class, society, youth, counterculture, coming of age, social relations, vandalism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, florence italy, florence ...
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Wesh Wesh, qu'est-ce qui se passe ? (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Kamel, a young man from the french ghetto, near Paris, is coming back to France. He was arrested for dealing drugs, he spent five years in jail and was banned from France for two years. He tries, with his family's support, to find a job and ...
Plot: drug abuse, drug dealer, parisian suburb, police arrest, junkie, marijuana, street gang, drug trafficking, unemployment, police raid, police violence, golf club ...
Time: 2000s
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The Missing (1999)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When her child is missing an Australian mother calls for an priest from Italy she has not seen in years.
Plot: mysticism, australian aboriginal, long lost father, indigenous people, cardinal the priest, serial killer, desert, priest, dream, murder, culture clash, missing child ...
Place: vatican, australia
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After seven months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at Bill Willoughby, the town's revered chief ...
Style: ambiguous ending, psychological, cynical, sentimental, tragicomedy ...
Plot: rape, regret, small town, guilty conscience, loss of daughter, police brutality, desperation, suffering, name calling, pain, death of daughter, small town life ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri, idaho
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Paulina (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Paulina is a young lawyer with a promising career in Buenos Aires, who chooses to go back to her home town. Her father, Fernando, is a well known judge. Against his will, Paulina decides to teach in a suburban high school as part of an inclusion ...
Style: non-linear
Plot: rape, teacher, gang rape, rape victim, police, female protagonist, police violence, teacher student relationship, motorcycle, multiple perspectives, drinking, father daughter relationship ...
Place: paraguay
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As I Open My Eyes (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Tunisia, France, Belgium, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tunis, summer 2010, a few months before the Revolution: Farah, 18 years old, has just graduated and her family already sees her as a future doctor. But she doesn't have the same idea. She sings in a political rock band, has a passion for life, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, disturbing, captivating
Plot: parent child relationship, rebellious daughter, teenage girl, music band, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, corruption, drunkenness, singing, rebellious youth, teenage rebellion, female director, rebel ...
Time: year 2010
Place: tunisia
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Silent Action (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A small yet strange series of deaths of people working for the Ministry of Defense and the military hits Italy. Since all of the deaths seem to be accidental or suicides, no alarm bells start to ring anywhere. That's a problem, because the ...
Plot: criminal underworld, police officer shot in the back, police officer bombed, police officer shot through the heart, body count, impersonating a police officer, hit by a train, police protection, prostitute, lover, older man younger woman sex, panties ...
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PTU (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, neo noir, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, goofy hero, rivalry, investigation, partners against crime, gang, murder, track down, police detective, dishonesty, martial arts, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, chase, betrayal, prostitute, on the run, manhunt, life is a bitch, opposites attract, vengeance, siblings relations, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1940s, 40s
Place: los angeles, latin america, usa, mexico, south central los angeles ...
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Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Following her successful prison break, Scorpion begins this third episode in the series hiding out in a brothel. Her prostitute friend tries to keep her identity secret, but the brothel's madam discovers that Scorpion is the ex-girlfriend of ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: incestuous sex, prostitute, vengeance, incest, nickname, on the run, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, graphic violence, track down, captivity, frame up ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
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Who Killed Pixote? (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The true story of the boy who became famous when he was cast for the main part on the Brazilian film Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (1981). After the film was over, he tried to work as an actor on other projects, with little success. As time went by, ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, juvenile delinquency, actor's life, desire for fame, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, society, ambition, youth, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: brazil
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Blood Brothers (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In this period piece set in Italy, Nicola Bellizzi dreams of becoming a lawyer. However, when he seeks the reason that people are reluctant to help him in his goals, he discovers that some of his blood relations are high-ranking members of the ...
Plot: camorra, fight, tattoo, trial, street market, knife fight, pizza, blackmail, street fight, beating, street child, defense attorney ...
Time: 1890s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: italy, naples italy, napoli italy
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The Question (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 1957. For several months, Henri Charl├Ęgue, the ex-director of the newspaper "Alger democratic", banned, has been living in hiding. Suspected of belonging to the FLN, he is actively sought by paratroopers.
Plot: dissident, torturer, idealist, french military, police violence, repression, assassination, archive footage, military uniform, wanted man, independence, torture ...
Time: year 1957, 1950s, year 1956, 50s, 60s ...
Place: algeria
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The Most Gentle Confessions (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, Algeria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: murder, hearing, confession, police raid, prison, police, psychological torture, psychological manipulation, circus, wrist slitting, ex convict, police officer ...
Time: 70s
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The Glove (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this actioner, a bounty hunter is assigned to bring back an enormous and angry ex-convict who wears a deadly glove made of leather and steal. Rock'em sock'em mayhem ensues.
Style: sadistic, slasher
Plot: bounty hunter, torture, gloves, revenge, ex convict, prison, retribution, homicidal maniac, blood spatter, psycho, psychopathic killer, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, america
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Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the 1930s political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the 'Red Scare'.
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious, factual
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, rebellion, ambition, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, social relations, dance school, injustice, politics, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1932
Place: ireland, new york
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Marshland (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Spanish deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate characters - both detectives in the homicide division - to investigate the cases. With deep divisions in their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, investigation, crime, partners, kidnapping, crimes, disappearance, sadism, partners against crime, woman in danger, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: spain
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Strange Days (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, weird, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: cyberpunk, murder, police brutality, virtual reality, pornography, chaos, protest, haunted by the past, uncover truth, prostitute, private detective, police ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1999
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Some Mother's Son (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, legal, family relations, terrorism, strike, terrorist, human spirit, british, fighting the system, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, vatican, england
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The Loner (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cop is looking for the killer of his friend.
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, vengeance, fighting crime, loss of partner, police detective, crime, law enforcement, crimes, police chase, police officer killed, rivalry, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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