Fighting crime movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant fighting crime movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, stylized and captivating films and TV shows about / with fighting crime, crimes, crime, rivalry, heroes, murder, law enforcement, police detective, graphic violence and police plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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fighting crime movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as fighting crime: The Equalizer (2014), The Mentalist (2008), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Unforgettable (2011), Person of Interest (2011), Arrow (2012), Copper (2012), Almost Human (2013), The Wire (2002), Kick-Ass (2010).

List of fighting crime movies

 7.2
 328K
The Equalizer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: serious, rough, brutal, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, one man army, lone hero, vigilantism, fighting crime, gunfight, lone wolves, tough heroes, black ops, heroes, cia, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, moscow russia, russia
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 8.1
 162K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, partners against crime, serial killer, investigation, partners, murder, danger, fighting crime, crime, outsmarting, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: For Peter Parker, life is busy. Between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen Stacy, high school graduation cannot come quickly enough. Peter has not forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s ...
Style: serious, stylized, intense, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: heroes, good versus evil, superhuman powers, superhero, fighting crime, vigilantism, protector, double life, save the day, imaginary, teenage life, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.7
 16K
Unforgettable (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, tense, exciting, realistic
Plot: female detective, police detective, policewoman, photographic memory, police investigation, fighting crime, prodigy, partners, crimes, law enforcement, haunted by the past, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, united states
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Person of Interest (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Person of Interest follows former CIA paramilitary operative, John Reese, who is presumed dead and teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the special ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, artificial intelligence, hacker, partners against crime, hi-tech, computer system, computer genius, mysterious character, crimes, fighting crime, privacy invasion, unconventional method ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.5
 403K
Arrow (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, double life, vigilantism, fighting crime, undercover, martial arts, millionaire, rivalry, righting the wronged, masked vigilante, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa
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 7.5
 10K
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, stylized, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: law enforcement, fighting crime, gunfight, ex military, police detective, power struggle, black american, society, african american, crime, racial slur, irish ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.0
 47K
Almost Human (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, androids and robots, partners, a.i., hi-tech, fighting crime, future dystopia, tough law enforcer, police partner, haunted by the past, law enforcer, partners against crime ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 9.3
 277K
The Wire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between ...
Style: tense, cynical, suspenseful, clever, rough ...
Plot: police detective, drug dealing, urban ghetto life, police investigation, working undercover, fighting crime, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, wiretap, drug lord, shooting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
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 7.6
 520K
Kick-Ass (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA, China
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, entertaining, brutal ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night, teen comedy
Plot: superhero, disguise, heroes, fighting crime, lifestyle, youth, young heroes, killings, teenage life, odd, misfit, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.2
 23K
Kim Possible (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Philippines, South Korea
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Kim Possible is an American animated action-adventure comedy television series about a teenage crime fighter who has the task of dealing with worldwide, family, and school issues every day. The show is action-oriented, but also has a light-hearted ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: high school, young heroes, teenage life, save the day, girl, good versus evil, adventure, fighting crime, female spy, family, youth, cheerleader ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: female detective, police investigation, partners against crime, female protagonist, forensics, policewoman, best friends, homicide detective, crimes, coworker, police detective, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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 6.7
 852
Aaron Stone (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: Aaron Stone is a live-action, single-camera adventure series created by Bruce Kalish. Originally broadcast with the launch of Disney XD on February 13, 2009. It was the first original series to air on the network. The series is about a teenager ...
Style: exciting, melancholic, feel good, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: good versus evil, battles, fighting crime, tough heroes, adventure, double life, master warrior, computers and web, youth, teenage life, superhero, world domination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
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 7.6
 22K
The Closer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Deputy Police Chief Brenda Jean Johnson transfers from Atlanta to LA to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Johnson's quirky personality and hard-nosed approach often rubs her colleagues the ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, female detective, police detective, crimes, policewoman, fighting crime, murder, investigation, interrogation, couples, workplace romance, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Rosemary & Thyme (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Rosemary & Thyme is a British television mystery series starring Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris as gardening detectives Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme. The show began on ITV in 2003. The third series ended in August 2007. The theme is murder ...
Style: feel good, clever, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: countryside, investigation, who done it, riddles and clues, female detective, private detective, murder investigation, partners against crime, amateur detective, murder, mystery, gardener ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 7.9
 59K
iZombie (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, semi serious, cynical, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, zombie, supernatural ability, partners against crime, law enforcement, supernatural, murder, hidden identity, police investigation, morgue, fighting crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
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 8.6
 355K
Daredevil (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, vigilantism, secret identity, good versus evil, fighting crime, danger, superhuman powers, undercover, lawyer, daredevil, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.9
 25K
Medium (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Allison Dubois works in the District Attorney’s office using her natural intuition about people and her ability to communicate with the dead to help to solve crimes. Her dreams often give her clues to the whereabouts of missing people.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, stylized, serious, captivating
Plot: supernatural ability, psychic, investigation, family relations, a vision, who done it, crimes, parents and children, fighting crime, supportive spouse, strong female lead, crime ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
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 8.8
 316K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, organized crime, gang war, determination, power struggle, crimes, society, rivalry, mafia, cruelty, rise to the top ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, ireland
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The Enemy Within (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Erica Shepherd is a brilliant former CIA operative, now known as the most notorious traitor in American history serving life in a Supermax prison. Against every fiber of his being but with nowhere else to turn, FBI Agent Will Keaton enlists Shepherd ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: fbi, cia, fighting crime, spy, female agent, terrorist, partners, propaganda, foe turned friend, russophobia
Time: 21st century
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 6.4
 148K
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, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vigilantism, vigilante, vengeance, tough law enforcer, anti hero, lone wolves, tough heroes, crimes, funeral, tragic hero, faked death ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, miami, virginia
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 8.6
 31K
Young Justice (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Teenage superheroes strive to prove themselves as members of the Justice League.
Style: comic, exciting, serious, captivating, entertaining
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, superhero, superhero team, rivalry, heroes, fighting crime, team, heroine, superhuman powers, leader, teenage superhero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa
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 8.2
 1.3M
Batman Begins (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal ...
Style: dark, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, double life, secret identity, good versus evil, heroes, haunted by the past, disguise, batman, fighting crime, undercover, crime fighter, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: usa, himalaya, tibet, africa
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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, twists and turns ...
Plot: drug abuse, losing-it hero, addiction, undercover, neo noir, disorder, society, fighting crime, law enforcement, future dystopia, surveillance, schizophrenia ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 36K
Timeless (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, a soldier and a history professor, who must use the ...
Style: light, exciting, romantic, entertaining, surprise ending ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, murder, ex military, fighting crime, female scientist, love, teacher, team, shooting, secret service, gang of outlaws ...
Place: san francisco
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 7.3
 66K
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, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crimes, police detective, policewoman, teamwork, police investigation, fighting crime, crime investigation, suspicion, rookie, law enforcement, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: hawaii, usa
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The Raid: Redemption (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under ...
Style: suspense, brutal, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, swat team, death, warrior, fist fighting, drug lord, swat, strong violent content, survival, danger, fight, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, hong kong
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 8.9
 86K
Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, tragicomedy, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bounty hunter, space travel, future dystopia, escapades, jazz, outer space, buddies, neo-noir, hacker, fighting crime, neo noir, warrior ...
Time: future, 21st century
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Street Sharks (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Crime, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Street Sharks is an American-Canadian animated television series about crime-fighting half-man/half-sharks. It was produced by DIC Entertainment and aired from 1994 to 1995, originally as a part of the Amazin' Adventures lineup. Later, in 1996, ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, entertaining
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: fighting crime, mutant, good versus evil, partners against crime, buddies, heroes, superhuman powers, shark, save the day, rivalry, danger, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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S.W.A.T.: Firefight (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Los Angeles S.W.A.T. officer, Lt. Paul Cutler, is sent to train the Detroit S.W.A.T. team on new anti-terrorism and homeland security techniques. Cutler has a hard time settling into his assignment as he locks horns with his new captain and ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, swat, fighting crime, daring rescue, law enforcement, rivalry, crime, deadly, crimes, criminal's revenge, hitman, basic training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
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