Ex cop movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ex cop movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, exciting and serious films and TV shows about / with ex cop, murder, crimes, police officer, violence, blood, death, chase, investigation and police plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ex cop: Identity (2003), Blood Drive (2017), A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), High Security Vacation (2009), Cold Steel (1987), Spring Tide (2016), Torchwood (2006), Cowboy Bebop (1998), Sweating Bullets (1991), Stander (2003).

List of ex cop movies

 7.3
 246K
Identity (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: twist ending, scary, suspenseful, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mystery, murder mystery, mental disorder, investigation, motel, stranded, split personality, dissociative identity disorder, characters killed one by one, psychiatrist, psycho ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
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 7.2
 6K
Blood Drive (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a near-dystopian future, a former cop is forced to take part in a death race where the cars run on human blood. You lose a leg and you lose your head.
Style: tense, macabre, road movie, bloody, funny ...
Plot: survival, crimes, murder, rivalry, car race, ex cop, gunfight, sex scene, police investigation, rescue, surrealism, dishonesty ...
Place: usa
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A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, serial killer, kidnapping, drug dealer, investigation, murder of wife, crimes, violence, revenge, redemption, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, year 1999 ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, usa, new york
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High Security Vacation (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two escaped convicts pose as children's summer camp staff in order to evade capture and learn about caring for others in the process. Sumrak has been in prison since he was 16 years old but is pushing thirty now, is well acquainted with prison ...
Style: light, humorous, realistic, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: summer camp, adventure, human relationship, starting over, social relations, self discovery, escape, children, friendship between men, changing lives, escaped prisoner, fugitives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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 4.5
 832
Cold Steel (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Detective Johnny Modine gets his Christmas celebration spoiled with news of his father's death, which seems the work of psychopathic junkies ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, ex cop, psychopath, investigation, femme fatale, rivalry, crimes, police detective, vengeance, revenge, police, police officer ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
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 7.5
 4K
Spring Tide (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A late summer night in 1990 a young pregnant woman is brutally murdered by being buried in the sand, to slowly become submerged by the tide. 25 years later, the sadistic murder remains unsolved. Olivia Rönning receives the task of studying the case ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, suspense, bleak
Plot: cold case, murder, homeless, female protagonist, murder investigation, ex cop, gay friend, crimes, mystery, internet, emigrant, murder witness ...
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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 7.7
 41K
Torchwood (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. The series is a spin-off from the 2005 revival of the long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who. Torchwood follows the exploits of a small team of alien ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: supernatural, paranormal investigation, gay, special agents, doctor who, investigation, homosexual, heroic mission, alien technology, monster, alien, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: england, wales, united kingdom, europe
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 8.9
 115K
Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, futuristic, neo noir, stylized ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: bounty hunter, outer space, future dystopia, jazz, friendship, hacker, space travel, escapades, adventure, fighting crime, cyberpunk, unlikely partners ...
Time: future, 21st century
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Sweating Bullets (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada, Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tropical Heat is a Canadian action series produced in cooperation with Mexico and Israel that aired between 1991 and 1993. The plot revolves around private investigator, ex-DEA agent Nick Slaughter who after arriving in the fictional resort town of ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: ex cop, private detective, resort, private investigator, travel agent, detective agency, beach, crimes, partners against crime, partners, investigation, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
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 7.1
 9K
Stander (2003)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, South Africa, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber.
Style: harsh, serious, rough, exciting, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: apartheid, heist, crimes, fighting the system, bank robbery, criminal heroes, law enforcement, rebelliousness, gun store, dishonesty, violence spree, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: south africa, africa, new jersey, texas, ireland
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 6.5
 111K
Safe (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been abducted, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, organized crime, chase, protector, ex military, gunfight, mafia, martial arts, kidnapping, bodyguard, on the run, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, north america, brooklyn new york city
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The Morning After (1986)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Failed actress Alex Sternbergen wakes up hungover one morning in an apartment she does not recognize, unable to remember the previous evening -- and with a dead body in bed next to her. As she tries to piece together the events of the night, Alex ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, mystery, amnesia, murder mystery, corpse, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, crimes, partners, unlikely partners, ex cop, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The World of Kanako (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Showa Fujishima is a former detective. One day, his daughter Kanako, who is a model student, disappears. To find his daughter, he investigates more carefully into his daughter's life. He quickly realizes that his daughter is no saint, but there ...
Style: suspense, enigmatic, psychological, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, bullying, rape, female nudity, addiction, emotional manipulation, wench, yakuza, japanese schoolgirl, investigation, missing person, juvenile delinquent ...
Place: japan
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 6.1
 43K
Cleaner (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased ...
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, entertaining, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police corruption, murder, police investigation, mystery, ex law enforcer, father daughter relationship, ex cop, loss of mother, car chase, betrayal, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Whitstable Pearl (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
TV show
Story: With her son grown up, single mom Pearl Nolan decides to pursue her lifelong dream and launches a private detective agency, which she runs from her family's restaurant in the coastal town of Whitstable. Drawn by her caring nature, locals soon ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense
Plot: amateur detective, seaside, murder investigation, murder, police investigation, detective agency, private investigator, mother daughter relationship, private detective, police detective, middle aged woman, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: england, britain, united kingdom
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 7.1
 26K
Mosul (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When ISIS took their homes, families and city, one group of men fought to take it all back. Based on true events, this is the story of the Nineveh SWAT team, a renegade police unit who waged a guerrilla operation against ISIS in a desperate struggle ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: isis, war on terror, pow, guerilla warfare, soldier, police officer, military, civil war, terrorist, battles, mission, urban decay ...
Time: 2010s
Place: iraq, middle east
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Poyraz Karayel (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 123 min.
TV show
Story: A defamed ex-cop, who is struggling to get back his son, is put on undercover duty within the biggest mafia in Istanbul.
Style: suspense, exciting, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: revenge, conspiracy, mafia, love, friendship, doctor, escape, father son relationship, family relations, ex cop, working undercover, special agents ...
Place: istanbul turkey
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 5.7
 859
Wild City (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Former cop-turned-bar owner Kwok and his underachieving half-brother befriends a drunken woman, they soon find themselves targeted by both her former lover, a high-powered attorney, and the gangster he employs. A suitcase full of tainted cash enters ...
Style: suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, contemplative
Plot: chase, organized crime, brother brother conflict, swashbuckler, drunkenness, brother brother relationship, police officer, police, murder, ex cop, violence, lovers ...
Place: hong kong
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 5.2
 22K
Empire State (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After failing to get into the police academy, Chris Potamitis (Hemsworth), settles for a security guard job with the EMPIRE STATE Armored Truck Company. He makes the mistake of mentioning the company's lax security to his best friend, Eddie ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, armored car robbery, armored truck, unlikely criminals, crimes, chase, embezzlement, crime boss, police, robbery, organized crime, money ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, usa, new york, bronx new york city
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 5.6
 1K
Circuit (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: John is an ex-cop who leaves small-town life and provincial attitudes behind for a new existence in West Hollywood. As he seeks an open, accepting gay life, John is introduced to the fast-paced Circuit Party scene, featuring beautiful people and a ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: gay, male prostitution, drug abuse, male prostitute, gay relationship, lgbt, coming out, addiction, lifestyle, love and romance, fish out of water, gay culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, illinois, california, usa, palm springs california
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 5.6
 22K
The Super (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man becomes the superintendent of a large New York City apartment building where people mysteriously go missing.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apartment building, missing person, father daughter relationship, disappearance, ex cop, child in peril, secrets, mysterious stranger, psycho, basement, locksmith, evil twin ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
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You Cannot Hide (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Mexico
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: After discovering that her husband is involved with drug trafficking, and she decides to cooperate with the DEA, Lidia is forced to move to Spain with her teenage daughter, fleeing her tragic past to start a new life. Two years later, in Spain, ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, tense, twists and turns, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nurse, photographer, life turned upside down, multiple storylines, transformation, ex cop, adaptation, intrigue, life philosophy, life is a bitch, manipulation, society ...
Time: contemporary
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High Heel Homicide (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: As a string of brutal murders plague the city, two undercover detectives (Brent Harvey and Mia Li) race to solve the mystery and unmask the killer. Their only clues: each victim is a former cop and each has a blood-red letter painted on their body. ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, sexy, erotic ...
Plot: revenge, murder, police investigation, stripper, strip club, working undercover, ex cop, crime victim, crimes, deviant sex, erotica, porn ...
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I'll Be Home for Christmas (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jackie Foster, a dynamic Assistant District Attorney and single mom, is looking forward to wrapping up her latest case and spending Christmas with Gracie, her adorable and precocious, eight-year old daughter. But when Jackie’s estranged dad, Jack ...
Style: feel good, light, touching, melancholic
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: christmas, estranged father, father daughter relationship, granddaughter, family relations, family, grandfather granddaughter relationship, winter, ex cop, assistant, city life, snow ...
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The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, mind game, riddles and clues, mystery, investigation, vengeance, crimes, obsession, uncover truth, ex cop, death of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 7.2
 1K
Troppo (2022)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An eccentric private investigator with a criminal past recruits a disgraced ex-cop to help solve the disappearance of a Korean tech pioneer in the wilds of Far North Queensland.
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: false accusation, framed for murder, sleuth, crime investigation, teamwork, investigation, ex cop, tropics, accused of murder, falsely accused, rain forest, corruption
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Kevin Can Wait (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A newly retired police officer looks forward to spending more quality time with his wife and three kids only to discover he faces much tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets.
Style: sitcom, humorous, light, sincere, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, ex-cop, police officer, husband wife relationship, friends, family relations, retirement, satire, parents and children, lifestyle, teamwork, retired ...
Place: new york, long island
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Ships in the Night: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery (2021)
Genre: Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
TV show
Story: When an art gallery robbery leads to the death of the contemptible gallery manager, former Boston detective Jeff Jackson teams up with local doctor - and old flame - Dr. Zee Madeiras, to catch the killer.
Style: stylized, captivating, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: crime investigation, murder mystery, murder, whodunit, puzzle, police, law enforcement, investigation, police detective, manipulation, professional, ex cop ...
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In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Former marine and cop Jeff Erickson starts a new life after meeting his dream girl, Jill, running a bookshop, until they decide to become the modern Bonnie and Clyde. Learning on the job the hard way, Jeff becomes famous through media-coverage, ...
Style: tense, captivating, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: bank robbery, ex cop, bank robber, couples, romancing a criminal, heist, couple relations, on the run, criminal heroes, crimes, partners, burglar ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be ...
Style: exciting, road movie, suspense, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, desert, distopia, chase, future dystopia, car chase, car, dark hero, on the run, chaos ...
Time: future, near future
Place: australia
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