Police movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant police movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspenseful, suspense, serious, tense and exciting films and TV shows about / with police, crimes, law enforcement, murder, police investigation, police detective, police officer, investigation, violence and gun plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as police: The Negotiator (1998), Chicago P.D. (2014), The Departed (2006), Hot Fuzz (2007), Se7en (1995), Balthazar (2018), Castle (2009), The Alienist (2018), Unforgettable (2011), Beverly Hills Cop (1984).

List of police movies

 7.3
 141K
The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, hostage, police corruption, frame up, uncover truth, false accusation, corruption, negotiation, rivalry, tough law enforcer, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 8.1
 36K
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: exciting, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, law enforcement, policewoman, crime investigation, crimes, police detective, victim, sergeant, arrest, partners, murder, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 8.5
 1.3M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: captivating, twist ending, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, mole, police, working undercover, organized crime, undercover cop, mind game, undercover, pride and honor, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, taiwan, china, harvard university
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 7.8
 495K
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. To stop the rest of his team from looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford, paired with simple country cop, and everything seems quiet until two actors are found decapitated. ...
Style: parody, humorous, exciting, absurd, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, murder, arrest, new job, serial killer, partner, conspiracy, village, fish out of water, rivals, disorder, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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 8.6
 1.6M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, neo noir, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police detective, police investigation, psychopath, mind game, master criminal, psycho, psychology, powerful ending, homicidal maniac, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
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 7.5
 1K
Balthazar (2018)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Facing a series of complex murder cases, new police commander Hélène Bach must learn to work with the brilliant yet exasperating Raphaël, who can make the dead speak like no-one else.
Style: captivating, realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: police, police detective, murder, crime scene, murder investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, investigation, policewoman, mystery, pathologist, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 2020s
Place: france
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 8.2
 158K
Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: female detective, romancing partners, police detective, riddles and clues, homicide detective, police investigation, investigation, writers, crime investigation, murder, murder investigation, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.7
 53K
The Alienist (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crime reporter, John Moore, meets with psychologist, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, to investigate a serial killer in New York during the late 19th century.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, murder investigation, police, crime investigation, psychologist, ritual, crimes, private detective, violence, homicide detective, reporter ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
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 6.8
 19K
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, realistic, exciting
Plot: female detective, police detective, photographic memory, policewoman, police investigation, police, prodigy, partners, partners against crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tough-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads to the rarified world of Beverly Hills in his beat-up Chevy Nova to investigate a friend's murder. But soon, he realizes he's stumbled onto something much more complicated. Bungling rookie ...
Style: humorous, buddy comedy, witty, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, investigation, gunfight, undercover, fish out of water, smuggling, damsel in distress, maverick cop, verbal byplay, partners against crime, drug dealing, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, michigan ...
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Policeman from Rublyovka (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The television tragicomic story about a young guy named Grisha Izmailov, who became a policeman and was called to protect peace and order in the most elite area of ​​the city of Moscow and the Russian Federation. The guy has to investigate the ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, captivating, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: law enforcement, practical joke, police, friendship, police investigation, escapades, money, party, prostitute, police station, police officer, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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 6.5
 8K
7 Days (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bruno Hamel is a thirty eight year old surgeon. He lives in Drummondville with his wife Sylvie, and their eight year-old daughter Jasmine. Like many happy people, he is leading an uneventful life until a beautiful fall afternoon, when his daughter ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: rape and murder, torture, police, rape and revenge, rape revenge, rapist, child killer, vigilantism, kidnapping, vengeance, life turned upside down, race against time ...
Place: canada, quebec
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 6.2
 225K
RoboCop (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, police, superhuman powers, tough law enforcer, graphic violence, robot, haunted by the past, inventions and discoveries, crime fighter, tough guy, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: detroit, usa, china, washington d.c., pentagon ...
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 7.2
 362
Cherif (2013)
Genre: Crime
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Police Captain Kader Cherif knows the city like the back of his hand, and, as someone could say, never leaves his duty, because his apartment located on the first floor of the building opposite to the police station. He is assigned to investigate ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, stylized, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police, police detective, crimes, police investigation, murder investigation, crime investigation, workplace situations, peril, criminal, murder, evidence, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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 7.6
 4K
Adam-12 (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Adam-12 is a television police drama that followed two police officers of the Los Angeles Police Department, Pete Malloy and Jim Reed, as they patrolled the streets of Los Angeles in their patrol unit, 1-Adam-12. Created by R. A. Cinader and Jack ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, stylized, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, lapd, workplace intrigue, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, tough law enforcer, price of justice, working undercover, police detective, partners against crime, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.2
 2K
The Sniffer (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An extraordinary sense of smell gives a crime investigator unique insight into solving mysteries, but his gift takes a toll on his personal life.
Style: exciting, captivating, clever, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder investigation, police, partner, supernatural ability, police detective, police investigation, investigator, murder, friendship, genius, mystery, heroes ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 6.7
 535
The Division (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Division is an American crime drama television series created by Deborah Joy LeVine and starring Bonnie Bedelia. The series focused on a team of women police officers in the San Francisco Police Department. The series premiered on Lifetime on ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, rough
Plot: police, crimes, policewoman, partners against crime, rivalry, thirtysomething life, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, justice, partnership, team, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
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Candice Renoir (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Candice Renoir had put her career on standby for 10 years. When she returns from Singapore to resume service in a port town in the south of France, she feels a bit “rusty”. Despite the obvious defiance of her unit and a cynical superior who ...
Style: captivating, realistic, suspenseful, feel good, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female detective, police investigation, policewoman, police, workplace situations, police detective, family relations, law enforcement, crimes, workplace, single parent, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera
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The Thin Blue Line (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Swedish drama series about police officers in Malmö, their tiring work and the difficulties of keeping their personal and professional life separate.
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, disturbing ...
Plot: police, law enforcement, partners, police academy, investigation, violence, rivalry, chase, death, friendship, murder, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: New York detective John McClane is back and kicking bad-guy butt in the third installment of this action-packed series, which finds him teaming with civilian Zeus Carver to prevent the loss of innocent lives. McClane thought he'd seen it all, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, gunfight, car chase, bomb, race against time, police officer, lone hero, gold, deception, puzzle, master criminal, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, north america ...
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 6.7
 26K
Colors (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of Los Angeles, where the gang culture is enforced by the colors the members wear.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, psychological, rough ...
Plot: police, gang, gangsters, police brutality, crimes, partners, gang war, ghetto, gunfight, chase, nudity (full frontal - brief), neighborhood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california, south central los angeles ...
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 7.2
 7K
Emergence (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A police chief takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center ...
Style: colourful, atmospheric, enigmatic, suspense
Plot: police, supernatural, child, daughter, science and technology, investigation, single mother, telekinesis, weapons, cancer patient, female protagonist, coastal town ...
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Rex: A Cop's Best Friend (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Kommissar Rex is a police procedural drama originally made in Austria and aired from 1994 to 2004. In 2008 the series was revived under Austrian-Italian production, and has since 2009 been made fully in Italy, with occasional episodes set in ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: police dog, partners, german shepherd, police, police investigation, crimes, dog, workplace, murder, tough law enforcer, investigation, human animal relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: austria, vienna, europe
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Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forced him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who has a gift for ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, murder, police investigation, police, serial killer, riddles and clues, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, evidence, partners against crime, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.2
 3K
Gangsta. (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the crime-ridden, mafia-governed city of Ergastulum, Worick and Nicolas are two "handymen" known as "Benriya" who would take any dirty job from either police or mafia -- for a good price. After an assignment from police the ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspense, seinen ...
Plot: murder, prostitution, gang, criminal, mafia, betrayal, death, gunfight, police, massacre, teamwork, conspiracy ...
Place: japan
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 5.3
 7K
Line of Duty (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Frank Penny is a disgraced cop looking for a shot at redemption. When the police chief's 11-year-old daughter is abducted, Frank goes rogue to try and save her. But to find the girl, Frank will need the help of Ava Brooks, whose live-streaming ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, buddy comedy, psychotronic
Plot: police, investigation, friendship, heroes, police detective, brutality, undercover cop, heroism, murder, one man army, police officer, police chase ...
Time: 2010s
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 7.7
 523K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, neo noir, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, mystery, maniac, paranoia, uncover truth, mind game, journalist, code, murder mystery, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california, sacramento california
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 7.7
 153K
Dirty Harry (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gunfight, crimes, tough law enforcer, psychopath, police, against the rules, ransom, police brutality, police detective, investigation, surveillance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 7.7
 20K
Prodigal Son (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The son of a notorious serial killer becomes an acclaimed criminal psychologist who uses his unique insight into how killers think to help the NYPD.
Style: psychological, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: murder investigation, psychological trauma, profiler, haunted by the past, serial killer, expert, repressed memory, criminal psychologist, police, serial murder, crimes, childhood trauma ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
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 7.0
 261K
Rush Hour (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns cocky LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Not content to watch the action from the ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: reluctant partners, two man army, martial arts, fbi, kung fu, police, chase, fight scenes, police investigation, fish out of water, ransom, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: los angeles, usa, hong kong, california, china
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