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, suspense, suspenseful, serious, intense and exciting films and TV shows about / with police, murder, crimes, crime, law enforcement, police investigation, violence, police detective, death and chase plots mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action 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), 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

 7.7
 225K
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, heartbreaking, disturbing ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, police, corruption, life is a bitch, desperation, loss of son, trial ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington
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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: buddy comedy, humorous, witty, exciting, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gunfight, police, investigation, car chase, maverick cop, undercover, fish out of water, smuggling, damsel in distress, foot chase, verbal byplay, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, california, detroit, los angeles, usa ...
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 6.6
 155K
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: policewoman, fbi, misfit partners, friendship, sarcasm, police investigation, police, drug lord, partners against crime, women, partners, special agents ...
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police corruption, police investigation, murder, moral dilemma, dishonesty, cover up, crime, betrayal, family relations, uncover truth, family values ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, boston
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 8.5
 1.1M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mole, working undercover, crimes, undercover cop, mind game, organized crime, crime, police, undercover, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, taiwan, harvard university, china
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 7.7
 401K
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, mystery, victim, paranoia, mind game, maniac, code ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1990s ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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 8.1
 23K
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, policewoman, crime investigation, crimes, police, police detective, victim, sergeant, shooting, arrest, partners, rookie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, 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, workplace situations, boss and employee, verbal byplay, teamwork, investigation, crimes, workplace, policewoman, sergeant, coworker, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.7
 134K
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, tense, intense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gunfight, crimes, tough law enforcer, psychopath, against the rules, crime, ransom, police, investigation, police brutality, police detective ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 6.5
 89K
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, race against time, police corruption, police, rescue, crime, hostage, track down, twists & turns, conspiracy, murder, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, survival, siege, police station, police, brutality, convict, danger, crimes, deadly, partners, confinement indoors ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.3
 123K
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, frame up, police corruption, corruption, police, uncover truth, innocence, swat, conspiracy, hostages, murder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.9
 80K
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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 4.9
 2K
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, neighbor, death, blood, shoplifting, racism, protest, poverty, chaos and mayhem, sex scene, revolt, children ...
Time: 1990s, year 1991
Place: los angeles
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 8.3
 78K
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, exciting, not serious, witty, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddies, private detective, intelligence, partners, who done it, investigation, best friends, police station, unconventional method, talented, friendship, resourceful ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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 8.2
 13K
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, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: cyberpunk, master criminal, future dystopia, mastermind, partners against crime, police investigation, chase, human nature, anarchist, police, life is a bitch, crimes ...
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, chase, disguise, uninhibited rivalry, crime, criminal heroes, escapades, crimes ...
Time: 1960s
Place: scotland, france, europe, scottish highlands
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Good Cop, Bad Cop (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the body of the executive of hockey Benoit Brisset is found on the billboard of the border of Quebec and Ontario, the jurisdiction of the crime is shared between the two police forces and detectives David Bouchard from Montreal and Martin Ward ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, culture clash, master criminal, police, police investigation, partners, danger, cliche, rivalry, psychopath, serial killer, killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, montreal quebec, france
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 6.3
 5K
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, tough law enforcer, crime, police interrogation, explosion ...
Time: 1990s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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 7.8
 431K
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, rivals, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, mine, london
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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, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, psychopath, crime, mind game, police investigation, investigation, killings, torture, police detective, crimes, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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 7.1
 237K
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: intense, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, judge, drug lord, survival, justice, corruption, police, rivalry, neo noir, arrest, criminal, surveillance ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
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 6.3
 37K
The Dead Pool (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dirty Harry Callahan returns for his final film adventure. Together with his partner Al Quan, he must investigate the systematic murder of actors and musicians. By the time Harry learns that the murders are a part of a sick game to predict the ...
Style: serious, suspense, exciting, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police, mafia, reporter, prison, crime, against the rules, law enforcement, tough cop, police investigation, murder, car chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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 8.0
 106K
The Raid 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover ...
Style: stylized, rough, brutal, bloody, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, violence, undercover, fist fighting, police, fight, fighting crime, shooting, martial arts, betrayal, organized crime, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, tokyo
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 7.4
 37K
The Wailing (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.
Style: disturbing, enigmatic, atmospheric, scary, macabre ...
Plot: investigation, police, zombie, murder, supernatural, small town, shaman, curse, daughter, ghost, police protagonist, little girl ...
Place: korea, south korea, tokyo
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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, disturbing, captivating, 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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The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In Cheonan, a serial murder case takes place, but the case becomes more and more of a mystery. Only Tae-suk, a cop, immediately senses that all the cases are by the same killer and starts investigation. One day, Dong-soo, a gang boss, got attacked ...
Style: factual, suspense, exciting, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, gang, police, vengeance, mafia, mob boss, murder, police investigation, police detective, danger, rivalry, chase ...
Time: year 2005
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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, blood, violence, sex, killer, prostitute, suicide, 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, captivating, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: sex crime, law and order, police detective, lawyer, police, police investigation, sexual abuse, danger, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa
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 7.3
 1K
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, exciting, suspense, tense
Plot: murder investigation, supernatural ability, murder, partner, genius, crime, police investigation, police, friendship, investigator, heroes, police detective ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
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