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 suspenseful, realistic, suspense, serious, exciting and rough films and TV shows about / with police, crimes, law enforcement, crime, murder, police detective, police investigation, violence, death and chase plots mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
police movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as police: Changeling (2008), Beverly Hills Cop (1984), The Heat (2013), Pride and Glory (2008), The Departed (2006), Zodiac (2007), Chicago P.D. (2014), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013), Dirty Harry (1971), Cellular (2004).

List of police movies

Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, tense, sentimental, disturbing, heartbreaking ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, police, corruption, loss of son, trial, desperation, disorder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington
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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
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: buddy comedy, humorous, witty, exciting, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, investigation, gunfight, car chase, undercover, maverick cop, fish out of water, smuggling, damsel in distress, foot chase, verbal byplay, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, detroit, usa ...
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The Heat (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: fbi, policewoman, misfit partners, friendship, police, police investigation, drug lord, partners against crime, special agents, partners, sarcasm, verbal byplay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: boston, usa
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Pride and Glory (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police corruption, police investigation, murder, moral dilemma, cover up, dishonesty, crime, betrayal, family relations, uncover truth, family values ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, boston
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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: tense, captivating, serious, twist ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mole, mafia, working undercover, undercover cop, mind game, organized crime, crimes, crime, police, undercover, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, harvard university, taiwan, china
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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, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, journalist, investigation, victim, paranoia, mystery, mind game, code, who done it ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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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, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, crime investigation, policewoman, crimes, police, arrest, victim, shooting, sergeant, partners, rookie, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A single-camera ensemble comedy following the lives of an eclectic group of detectives in a New York precinct, including one slacker who is forced to shape up when he gets a new boss.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police station, boss and employee, workplace situations, verbal byplay, teamwork, investigation, policewoman, crimes, workplace, arrest, police, sitcom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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, captivating, intense, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, tough law enforcer, psychopath, crimes, against the rules, crime, ransom, police, investigation, gunfight, police brutality, police detective ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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Cellular (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. She claims to have been kidnapped – and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, police corruption, race against time, police, rescue, one man army, crime, hostage, track down, twists & turns, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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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, intellectual, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, hostage, police corruption, frame up, corruption, police, uncover truth, innocence, swat, conspiracy, hostages, murder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Cop Land (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, sheriff, small town, arson, police, mafia, corruption, murder, violence, internal affairs, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
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Kings (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, China, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A foster family in South Central a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial in 1992.
Style: based on true events, bleak, serious, social, suspense
Plot: police, blood, shoplifting, death, neighbor, chaos and mayhem, protest, children, racism, revolt, legal action, single mother ...
Time: 1990s, year 1991
Place: los angeles
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Psych (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: humorous, not serious, witty, exciting, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: intelligence, buddies, private detective, who done it, partners, resourceful, investigation, best friends, unconventional method, friendship, crime, police chief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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Psycho-Pass (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Psycho-Pass is a Japanese anime television series that takes place in the future where it is possible to instantaneously measure a person's mental state, personality, and the probability that a person will commit crimes with a device installed ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: master criminal, cyberpunk, mastermind, future dystopia, chase, human nature, police, life is a bitch, police investigation, partners against crime, criminal, anarchist ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
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Fantomas vs. Scotland Yard (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the third and final episode of the trilogy, Fantômas imposes a head tax on the rich, threatening to kill those who do not comply.
Style: not serious, humorous, captivating, feel good
Plot: police, perfect crime, master criminal, mastermind, goofy hero, disguise, chase, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, uninhibited rivalry, farce ...
Time: 1960s
Place: scotland, france, europe, scottish highlands
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Cobra 11 (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei is a long-running, popular German television series about a two-man team of highway police, originally set in Berlin and later in North Rhine-Westphalia. The series has been broadcast in countries ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police investigation, car chase, working undercover, crimes, partners, buddies, danger, crime, tough law enforcer, police interrogation, car stunt ...
Time: 1990s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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Hot Fuzz (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Mystery
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: humorous, exciting, absurd, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, parody, arrest, police, new job, partner, conspiracy, village, serial killer, fish out of water, disorder, rivals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, mine, london
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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: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, master criminal, psychopath, crime, investigation, police investigation, torture, killings, crimes, insanity, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Dredd (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, South Africa, USA, India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called ...
Style: futuristic, intense, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, judge, survival, drug lord, gunfight, justice, one man army, corruption, police, rivalry, neo noir, arrest ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
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Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, fbi, police, crime, hostage, one day, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, bank robbery, nothing goes right, disorder, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: new york, usa
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What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Police investigate apparent suicide of teen girl and uncover details of a teenage prostitution racket. They go on the hunt for a motorcycle riding killer.
Style: psycho film, suspense, sadistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: mystery killer, slasher killer, police, psychopath, motorcycle, violence, blood, sex, killer, suicide, prostitute, maniac ...
Place: europe, italy
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are ...
Style: clever, tense, captivating, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: sex crime, police detective, lawyer, police, police investigation, sexual abuse, danger, crimes, law and order, fighting crime, law enforcement, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s, 2010s ...
Place: new york, usa
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The Sniffer (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 45 min.
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: captivating, clever, tense, exciting, suspense
Plot: murder investigation, murder, genius, police, supernatural ability, partner, friendship, investigator, heroes, sense of smell, police investigation, police detective ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
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NYPD Blue (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: NYPD Blue is an American television police drama set in New York City, exploring the internal and external struggles of the fictional 15th precinct of Manhattan. Each episode typically intertwined several plots involving an ensemble cast. The show ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, police, police station, robbery, murder, police investigation, partners against crime, partners, tough law enforcer, against the rules, workplace, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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Knight Rider 2000 (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the future, guns are banned and criminals are frozen for the duration of their sentences. A recent spate of killings involving handguns brings Michael Knight back to fight for justice, but he insists of the help of KITT, his ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, futuristic, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, car, talking car, a.i., adventure, fighting crime, car chase, save the day, chases and races, robot, rescue, government ...
Time: future, near future, 2000s
Place: usa
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The Division (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, partners against crime, thirtysomething life, rivalry, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, crime, partners, justice, policewoman, partnership, team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
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Demolition Man (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, has escaped during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, John Spartan, who had also been ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: utopia, cyberpunk, tough heroes, police, martial arts, violence, car chase, foot chase, good versus evil, mind control, betrayal, one man army ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 1996, near future, 1990s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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12 Rounds (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When New Orleans cop Danny Fisher prevents a brilliant thief from successfully carrying out his latest heist, the thief's girlfriend is accidentally killed. Hungry for revenge, the criminal mastermind breaks out of prison and kidnaps ...
Style: exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police, vengeance, danger, crimes, mind game, deadly, woman in danger, chases and races, family, rescue, tough guy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, san francisco
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Death Wish (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his wife is murdered by street punks, a pacifistic New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad, prowling the streets for would-be muggers after dark.
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: architect, vengeance, vigilantism, murder, vigilante, police, crime, violence spree, rivalry, fighting crime, obsession, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, arizona, hawaii, chicago illinois ...
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