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, tense, exciting, serious and suspense films and TV shows about / with police, crimes, murder, crime, law enforcement, investigation, violence, police investigation, death and police detective plots mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as police: Changeling (2008), Beverly Hills Cop (1984), The Heat (2013), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013), The Departed (2006), Chicago P.D. (2014), Zodiac (2007), Cop Land (1997), Psycho-Pass (2012), Cobra 11 (1996).

List of police movies

 7.7
 222K
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, disturbing, sentimental, heartbreaking ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, police, conspiracy, mother love, kidnapping, corruption, loss of son ...
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, damsel in distress, smuggling, fish out of water, foot chase, verbal byplay, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, detroit, usa ...
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 6.6
 152K
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: misfit partners, policewoman, fbi, police, partners against crime, friendship, police investigation, drug lord, sarcasm, verbal byplay, women, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: boston, usa
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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, verbal byplay, workplace situations, investigation, teamwork, police, sitcom, crimes, policewoman, workplace, arrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.5
 1.1M
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, undercover, police, mind game, organized crime, crime, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, harvard university, china, taiwan
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 8.1
 22K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, police, crime investigation, crimes, policewoman, partners, sergeant, arrest, victim, shooting, rookie, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 7.7
 384K
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, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, uncover truth, victim, journalist, paranoia, investigation, mystery, code, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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 6.9
 79K
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, sheriff, police, corruption, small town, internal affairs, murder, violence, mafia, arson, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
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 8.2
 12K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Plot: master criminal, police, future dystopia, police investigation, partners against crime, life is a bitch, cyberpunk, anarchist, mastermind, brutality, human nature, father son relationship ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
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 6.4
 4K
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: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, car chase, police investigation, crimes, partners, crime, danger, buddies, tough law enforcer, working undercover, police interrogation, explosion ...
Time: 1990s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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 6.5
 87K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, police corruption, police, race against time, crime, twists & turns, rescue, hostage, mobile phone, one man army, track down, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.3
 121K
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: suspense, suspenseful, intellectual, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, corruption, police, uncover truth, innocence, hostages, conspiracy, murder, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 4.9
 2K
Kings (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, China, USA
Duration: 92 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, neighbor, death, chaos and mayhem, legal action, revolt, racism, children, foster child, single mother ...
Time: 1990s, year 1991
Place: los angeles
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 8.4
 77K
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: intellectual, humorous, not serious, talky, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: private detective, intelligence, buddies, who done it, investigation, resourceful, crime, partners, best friends, police, unconventional method, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
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 8.6
 1.3M
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, master criminal, mind game, psychopath, crime, investigation, police investigation, torture, killings, crimes, police, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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 7.1
 233K
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, exciting, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, judge, survival, justice, corruption, police, drug lord, neo noir, gunfight, rivalry, criminal, one man army ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
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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, captivating, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: police detective, police, law and order, police investigation, crimes, fighting crime, lawyer, sexual abuse, law enforcement, sex crime, murder, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s, 2010s ...
Place: new york, usa
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 7.4
 952
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, suspense, exciting, tense
Plot: police, murder investigation, supernatural ability, genius, sense of smell, murder, heroes, crime, twists & turns, investigator, friendship, mystery ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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, suspenseful, semi serious, futuristic, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, car, a.i., fighting crime, adventure, robot, save the day, car chase, government, chases and races, rescue, gadget car ...
Time: future, near future, 2000s
Place: usa
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 6.6
 144K
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, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: utopia, police, martial arts, violence, car chase, foot chase, tough heroes, good versus evil, betrayal, mind control, crime fighter, one man army ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1990s, year 1996, near future ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 6.4
 145K
Bright (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In an alternate present-day where magical creatures live among us, two L.A. cops become embroiled in a prophesied turf battle.
Style: light, dark, suspense, tense, exciting ...
Plot: police, buddy cop, magic, urban fantasy, corrupt cop, resurrection, gang, federal bureau of investigation, bomb, magical, magic wand, elf ...
Time: 2010s
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 6.5
 85K
Money Monster (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio.
Style: suspense, entertaining, clever, intense, tense ...
Plot: police, bomb, stock market, hostage, capitalism, surveillance, corruption, paranoia, conspiracy, money, revenge, sniper ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, mine, new york
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 6.2
 10K
Yamakasi (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Yamakasi - Les samouraïs des temps modernes is a 2001 French movie written by Luc Besson. It demonstrates the skills of the Yamakasi, a group of traceurs who battle against injustice in the Paris ghetto. They use parkour to steal from the rich in ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, witty, sincere, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, parkour, police, thief, extreme sport, unlikely criminals, youth, friends, gang, crime, city, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Scene of the Crime (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany, Austria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tatort is a long-running German/Austrian/Swiss, crime television series set in various parts of these countries. The show is broadcast on the channels of ARD in Germany, ORF 2 in Austria and SF1 in Switzerland. The first episode was broadcast on ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, witty, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, police, police investigation, fighting crime, riddles and clues, police station, law enforcement, murder, danger, urban, deadly, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, austria
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 6.1
 3K
Training Day (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Fifteen years after the events of the feature film, Kyle Craig is assigned to go undercover in an elite squad of the LAPD as Detective Frank Rourke’s trainee to spy on him and report on his off-book methods. As Frank starts teaching his principled ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, exciting, tense
Plot: police, dirty cop, lapd, dishonesty, corruption, murder, love, mentor, betrayal, violence, gunfight, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.8
 34K
Sea of Love (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, sexy, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, suspect, police, femme fatale, crime, newspaper, police detective, strong sexual content, sexual relations, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.4
 12K
Bad Samaritan (2018)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A thieve makes a disturbing discovery in the house where he breaks in. Later, when he returns to the same house with his partner in crime, things are not longer how he expected.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Plot: violence, investigation, obsession, captive, police, murder, psychopath, danger, serial killer, burglar, rescue, robbery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, portland oregon
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 7.7
 29K
Law & Order (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered ...
Style: realistic, clever, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime investigation, lawyer, police, law and order, homicide detective, evidence, legal, partners, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, rivalry, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 22K
Cold Case (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she is assigned cases that have never been solved. Detective Lilly Rush combines her natural instincts with the updated technology available today to bring about ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, female detective, uncover truth, crime, victim, police, cold case, rage, evidence, track down, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1950s, 1930s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 6.6
 14K
Shaft (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, police, gangsters, rescue, crimes, vigilante, urban, violence, organized crime, gunfight, hitman, anti-hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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