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The list contains the best, new and most relevant police movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense and captivating films and TV shows about / with police, crimes, police investigation, murder, police detective, crime, law enforcement, police station, danger and violence plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as police: Changeling (2008), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013), The Heat (2013), Lethal Weapon (1987), Police Academy (1984), The Other Guys (2010), The Departed (2006), Chicago P.D. (2014), Zodiac (2007), Shades of Blue (2016).
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The Departed
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA, Hong Kong
151 min.
 8.5
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Biography, Crime, Drama
USA
42 min.
 8.5
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Clickbait
Comedy, Horror, Thriller
USA
80 min.
Easter
Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
USA
200 min.

List of police movies

 7.8
 217K
Changeling
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: tense, disturbing, psychological, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Plot: fighting the system, investigation, corruption, police, uncover truth, insanity, kidnapping, missing child, storytelling, manipulation, twists & turns, conspiracy ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle washington, canada
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine
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, police station, verbal byplay, boss and employee, workplace situations, workplace humor, crimes, sergeant, police chief, policewoman, teamwork, police captain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.6
 149K
The Heat
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: humorous, funny, exciting, buddy comedy, not serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: police, friendship, misfit partners, partners against crime, fbi, policewoman, police investigation, unlikely friendships, verbal byplay, women, drug lord, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: boston, usa
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 7.6
 213K
Lethal Weapon
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, partners against crime, police investigation, reluctant partners, adventure, crime, verbal byplay, chase, gunfight, car chase, family, weapons ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, vietnam
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 6.7
 100K
Police Academy
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: New rules enforced by the Lady Mayoress mean that sex, weight, height and intelligence need no longer be a factor for joining the Police Force. This opens the floodgates for all and sundry to enter the Police Academy, much to the chagrin of the ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, idiotic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police academy, police, goofy hero, prank, anti heroes, urban, officers and cadets, friendship, mentor, disorder, farce, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, israel
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 6.7
 214K
The Other Guys
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: NYPD detectives Christopher Danson (Johnson) and P.K. Highsmith (Jackson) are the baddest and most beloved cops in New York City. They don't get tattoos, other men get tattoos of them. Two desks over and one back, sit detectives Allen Gamble ...
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, cynical, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, police, parody, misfit partners, partners against crime, farce, reluctant partners, stupidity, verbal byplay, goofy hero, dumb, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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 8.5
 1.0M
The Departed
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: twist ending, suspense, tense, bleak, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover cop, mole, crime, gangsters, mafia, police, working undercover, police investigation, law enforcement, corruption, police corruption, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, china, harvard university, taiwan
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 8.1
 20K
Chicago P.D.
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: crimes, law enforcement, crime investigation, police, sergeant, arrest, victim, shooting, partners, murder, violence, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 7.7
 370K
Zodiac
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, 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, enigmatic, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, investigation, crime, murder, police, murder mystery, uncover truth, paranoia, obsession, violence, code ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1979 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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Shades of Blue
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sexy New York detective and single mother Harlee Santos fell in with a tight-knit group of dirty cops, taking bribes and protection money that she uses to provide the best life for her honest, talented daughter. But when she's trapped by the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: law enforcement, police corruption, police detective, police investigation, dirty cop, police, friendship, crimes, undercover, moral dilemma, dishonesty, single mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.4
 4K
Cobra 11
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, crimes, police investigation, partners, car chase, crime, danger, buddies, tough law enforcer, police interrogation, working undercover, explosion ...
Time: 1990s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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 6.5
 85K
Cellular
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: police corruption, hostage, race against time, police, chase, conspiracy, kidnapping, crime, twists & turns, rescue, secrets, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 4.7
 1K
Kings
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, USA, China, Belgium
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: bleak, suspense, social, serious, based on true events
Plot: police, poverty, revolt, children, racism, legal action, chaos and mayhem, foster child, protest, single mother, death, blood ...
Time: 1990s, year 1991
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 8.4
 75K
Psych
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, intellectual, twists and turns, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: crime, private detective, clairvoyant, buddies, police station, investigation, police, partners, best friends, who done it, unconventional method, intelligence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, based on true events
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: murder, anthology, crimes, crime investigation, police, criminal, courtroom drama, legal, celebrity, society, flashback, district attorney ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, europe, beverly hills, california, los angeles
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 7.0
 212K
Rush Hour
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: humorous, buddy comedy, exciting, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, martial arts, kidnapping, odd couple, partners against crime, reluctant partners, chase, police, verbal byplay, crime, adventure, two man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, hong kong, usa, china, california
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 8.2
 121K
Lucifer
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles, where he has teamed up with LAPD detective Chloe Decker to take down criminals. But the longer he's away from the underworld, the ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, humorous, biblical
Audience: teens
Plot: devil, lapd, supernatural, police, murder investigation, female detective, fallen angel, immortality, nightclub owner, psychologist, demon, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: los angeles
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 7.3
 6K
The Crossing
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Refugees from a war-torn country start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. Only the country these people are from is America and the war they are fleeing is 250 years in the future. The local sheriff with a past, a federal agent and a ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, suspense, tense, non-linear
Plot: time travel, runaway, conspiracy, manhunt, super strength, police, adaptation, society, dialogue, danger, investigation, weapons ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.1
 147K
The Mentalist
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: suspense, twists and turns, intellectual, exciting, serious ...
Plot: crimes, murder, partners against crime, police, vengeance, serial killer, fighting crime, police investigation, danger, blood, partners, psychic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
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, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, law and order, fighting crime, police, law enforcement, police investigation, police detective, sexual abuse, crime, lawyer, legal action, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, new york
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 5.5
 99K
Judge Dredd
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, Dredd, the most famous judge (a cop with instant field judiciary powers) is convicted for a crime he did not commit while his murderous counterpart escapes.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, future dystopia, dystopic future, judge, good versus evil, police, justice, apocalypse, weapons, vengeance, law enforcement, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.9
 181K
Gotham
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his ...
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, bleak, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: police, batman, mafia, crime boss, partner, fictional city, tough cop, super villain, friendship, twists & turns, crime, corruption ...
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 5.6
 25K
Suburbicon
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the quiet family town of Suburbicon during the 1950s, the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture-perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge ...
Style: serious, sad, twists and turns
Plot: murder, racism, boy, father son relationship, scam, investigation, black american, dark secret, prejudice, child in peril, police, home invasion ...
Time: 1950s
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 7.4
 54K
Sleepy Hollow
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.
Style: gothic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, ghost, mystery, investigation, curses spells and rituals, danger, witchcraft, time travel, escapades, investigator, evidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.9
 701
Silver Spoon
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Forced to become an apprentice cop, cocky playboy Igor finds he's got a knack for police work. But his job soon takes him down a dark personal path.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: police, danger, dishonesty, colleague colleague relationship, redemption, adaptation, fight scenes, hopes, crimes, murder, revenge, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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 7.8
 20K
The Alienist
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, bleak, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: serial killer, crime, mental illness, violence, murder investigation, psychologist, reporter, police, blood, teenagers, ritual, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
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Awakening the Zodiac
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story follows a down-on-their-luck couple who discovers a serial killer's film reels. They decide to take the law into their own hands, risking everything for the chance at a $100,000 reward. It isn't long until they find themselves in ...
Style: captivating, exciting, psychological, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, death, police, danger, police investigation, obsession, life is a bitch, reward
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 4.8
 3K
Taxi 5
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A police officer who's transfered in the police of Marseille gets assigned to take down a group of Italian robbers who drive the powerfull Ferrari's with the older niece of Daniel, a terrible driver who gets the legendary white taxi.
Style: humorous, light, funny, entertaining, exciting
Plot: taxi driver, taxi, racing, partners, track down, partners against crime, goofy hero, unlikely partners, chases and races, crimes, beautiful scenery, cars ...
Place: france, marseille
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Beauty and the Beast
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Detective Catherine Chandler is a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective. When she was a teenager, she witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen and herself was saved by someone – or something. Years have passed and while ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, touching, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: beast, opposites attract, love and romance, superhuman powers, unlikely couple, romance, female detective, heroes, police, crime, ex soldier, experiment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 5.1
 43K
Hot Pursuit
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An uptight by-the-book cop must protect the widow of a drug boss from crooked cops and gunmen.
Style: humorous, funny, exciting, light, not serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: on the run, drug cartel, fugitives, police corruption, odd couple, chase, friendship, escapades, sarcasm, police, disorder, stupidity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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