British police movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant british police movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating and rough films and TV shows about / with british police, police investigation, murder, crimes, police detective, murder investigation, crime, law enforcement, police and british plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres shot in UK, USA, West Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as british police: Marcella (2016), Vera (2011), Cracker (1993), Shetland (2013), The Coroner (2015), DCI Banks (2010), White House Farm (2020), Wild Bill (2019), A Confession (2019), MotherFatherSon (2019).

List of british police movies

 7.4
 22K
Marcella (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Marcella is shocked to the core of her being when her husband Jason leaves her unexpectedly, confessing he no longer loves her. Heartbroken, Marcella returns to the Met’s Murder Squad. Ten years ago Marcella gave up her fast-tracked police career ...
Style: enigmatic, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: female detective, female protagonist, murder, serial killer, murder investigation, police, ex husband ex wife relationship, british police, police investigation, husband wife conflict, neo noir, homicide detective ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: london
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 7.9
 9K
Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A sharp detective with a messy life, DCI Vera Stanhope patrols her “patch” of northeast England, pursuing the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. Vera is obsessive about her work and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, female detective, crime investigation, murder, police detective, criminal, murder mystery, mystery, british police, right hand man, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
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 8.4
 5K
Cracker (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: The wise-cracking Fitz is a brilliant but flawed criminal psychologist with a remarkable insight into the criminal mind.
Style: clever, witty, rough, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: criminal psychologist, crime, police detective, psychologist, policewoman, police investigation, profiler, law enforcement, police chief, crimes, fighting crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: manchester, england, europe, northern england, manchester england
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 8.1
 10K
Shetland (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Created from the novels by award winning crime writer Ann Cleeves, Shetland follows DI Jimmy Perez and his team as they investigate crime within the close knit island community. In this isolated and sometimes inhospitable environment, the team have ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, island, murder, mystery, crimes, police investigation, murder investigation, multiple suspects, who done it, archaeologist, adaptation, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
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 7.0
 1K
The Coroner (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: High-flying solicitor Jane Kennedy returns to the seaside town she left as a teenager to take up the post of coroner, becoming an advocate for the dead as she investigates sudden, violent or unexplained deaths.
Style: tense, captivating, intellectual, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: coroner, female detective, fighting crime, crimes, police, law enforcement, murder, police investigation, talented, partners against crime, investigator, outsmarting ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
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 7.6
 5K
DCI Banks (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A thrilling drama based on the novels by Peter Robinson. Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe star as the tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, crimes, deadly, crime, female partner, murder, coma, policewoman, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire
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White House Farm (2020)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 281 min.
TV show
Story: Factual drama based on the notorious Whitehouse Farm murders, and the ensuing police investigation and court case.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: true crime, police investigation, murder case, adopted son, murder trial, schizophrenic, crime scene, police detective, farmhouse, countryside, large family, semiautomatic pistol ...
Time: year 1985, 80s
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Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Frank Hathaway, a hardboiled private investigator, and his rookie sidekick Lu Shakespeare form the unlikeliest of partnerships as they investigate the secrets of rural Warwickshire's residents.
Style: feel good, witty, captivating, ironic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: private investigator, female detective, partners, investigation, eccentricity, mystery, adventure, unconventional method, murder mystery, british police
Time: 21st century
Place: britain
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 6.7
 2K
Wild Bill (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
TV show
Story: U.S. police chief Bill Hixon lands in the British town of Boston, Lincolnshire, with his 14-year-old daughter Kelsey in tow hoping they can flee their painful recent past. But this unfamiliar, unimpressed community will force Bill to question ...
Plot: corpse, police investigation, american in england, bad weather, chief of police, russophobia, police station, police chief, police protagonist, culture clash, british police, american abroad ...
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 7.5
 5K
A Confession (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher intends on catching a killer of a missing woman, even if that may cost him his career and reputation.
Style: based on true events, suspense, tense, suspenseful
Plot: police, murder, true crime, murder investigation, police investigation, police detective, missing person, hopes, deadly, danger, dialogue, life philosophy ...
Time: year 2012, year 2011, year 2016, year 2014
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MotherFatherSon (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Max is a charismatic self-made American businessman with media outlets in London and around the world. When the self-destructive lifestyle of his 30 year-old son, Caden, spirals out of control, the devastating consequences threaten the future of ...
Plot: investigation, journalism, media, businessman, wealthy family, british police, mental health, family crisis, political party, broken family, cover up, life changing experience ...
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 7.8
 376
McCallum (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: McCallum is a British television series that was produced by STV Productions. Dr Iain McCallum was the original lead character, played by John Hannah. McCallum was a forensic pathologist who traveled by Triumph Motorcycle, and solved murders. The ...
Plot: forensics, morgue, pathologist, police procedural, scotsman, autopsy, police detective, pathology, crime investigation, corpse, british police, british
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: london, east end london
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 6.7
 2K
Bancroft (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dark and compelling thriller centering on Detective Superintendent Elizabeth Bancroft, a female detective with an explosive secret.
Style: psychological, captivating, exciting, twists and turns
Plot: police detective, murder, investigation, scheme, prodigy, unconventional method, danger, mind game, female protagonist, mastermind, teamwork, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: northern england
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Dead Eyes of London (1961)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A disfigured killer with glazed-over white eyes is doing the dirty work so that an insurance agent-doctor can get the victims' insurance money.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, psychopath, mystery, danger, who done it, riddles and clues, cons and scams, amateur detective, clergy, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, london, britain, scotland yard
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The Mysterious Magician (1964)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The sister of a famous, but as yet uncaught, criminal named The Hexer is murdered. Inspector Higgins of Scotland Yard believes that The Hexer will surface to take his revenge on his sister's killers, and plans to set a trap to finally capture ...
Plot: inspector, mask, clerk, united kingdom, british police, vengeance, human trafficking, police detective, vigilante, murder investigation, submarine, criminal gang ...
Place: australia, england, scotland yard, britain, london
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Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With all-new gadgets, high-flying action, exciting chases and a wisecracking new handler, Derek (Anthony Anderson), Cody has to retrieve the device before the world's leaders fall under the evil control of a diabolical villain.
Style: humorous, not serious, buddy comedy, idiotic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: child spy, espionage, undercover, adventure, working undercover, teenage life, cia, summer camp, boarding school, secret agents, boarding school life, teenage hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, buckingham palace, scotland yard ...
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 6.3
 128
Serena (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Scotland Yard investigate when a woman, apparently the estranged wife of a London painter, is murdered with a shotgun in rural Surrey at the same time as the artist's striking model with her long black hair disappears.
Plot: birthmark, marital separation, portrait painting, murder by gunshot, murder mystery, crime investigation, police investigation, alibi, husband wife relationship, murder investigation, murder, woman killed ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: scotland yard, england
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 6.9
 194
Ring of Spies (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film is based on the actual events of the Portland Spy Ring trial in the U.K. A disgruntled Navy Clerk is transferred to a secret research establishment and is subsequently black-mailed/paid by Czech intelligence to procure secrets for them. He ...
Plot: blackmail, surveillance, microphone, iron curtain, communism, spy, morse code, wiretap, cold war, counter intelligence, shopping cart, british police ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: london, warsaw poland
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From Darkness (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Claire Church, a former police officer who moves away to the remote Western Isles in an attempt to escape the past and violence that still haunts her. Soon, Claire is pulled back into an investigation she thought she long left behind, ...
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, police investigation, police officer, british, countryside, policewoman, murder, british police
Time: 2010s
Place: scotland
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 7.1
 7K
Liar (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A teacher and a surgeon are rocked by scandalous accusations after they enjoy a seemingly innocent date.
Style: psychological thriller, captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful
Plot: accusation, liar, surgeon, police investigation, female teacher, single parent, school teacher, rape, couples, danger, society, investigation ...
Time: 2010s
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Little Boy Blue (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story that shocked a nation, this powerful four-part factual drama, from BAFTA winning writer and executive producer Jeff Pope (Appropriate Adult, The Widower), centres on the devastating impact on a city of an innocent child’s ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: murder, justice, police investigation, murder investigation, police detective, true crime, danger, dishonesty, british police, questioned by police, grieving mother, 11 year old ...
Time: year 2007
Place: liverpool
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 6.5
 3K
The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The Bill is a police procedural television series that was broadcast on the ITV network from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, entitled Woodentop, which was broadcast in August 1983. In its final ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police station, police detective, fighting crime, crime, workplace situations, society, partners, crimes, law enforcement, inspector, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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 8.0
 20K
River (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: John River, a brilliant police officer whose genius and fault-line is the fragility of his mind - a man haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, able to see the dead, hallucination, murder investigation, police, murder mystery, partners, loneliness, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
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 6.7
 1K
Black Work (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: 'Black Work' is the story of Jo Gillespie, a woman who's husband is shot dead in the line of action, in his job as a undercover cop. Jo, a police officer herself soon has to confront issues in her marriage and family life in order to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, undercover, murder, crimes, law enforcement, crime, life is a bitch, policewoman, female police officer, husband wife relationship, murder of husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
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 5.8
 555
The Ripper (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This telling of the story of Jack the Ripper focuses not on the killings as much as on the aristocratic lives of the people connected to the heir-apparent to the throne of England... who of course is the Ripper. It tells also of the investigator who ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, prostitute, love affair, danger, investigation, crimes, slasher, crime, law enforcement, deadly, mystery ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1800s, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe, east end london, buckingham palace ...
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Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The peacefulness of the Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his young sergeant to calmly and diligently eliminate the innocent and ruthlessly pursue the guilty.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, murder investigation, multiple suspects, who done it, law enforcement, village, whodunit, murder, police chief, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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The MacKintosh Man (1973)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, espionage, car chase, secret agents, spy, betrayal, on the run, working undercover, danger, undercover, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, russia, london, europe, england
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 6.8
 385
Lisa (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: At the end of WW2, a compassionate Dutch policeman helps smuggle a Jewish woman into British Palestine.
Style: suspenseful, tense, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: heroes, rescue, anti heroes, against the odds, concentration camp, woman in danger, starting over, escapades, society, immigrants, against humanity, getting home ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1946
Place: israel, holland, palestine, amsterdam, mediterranean sea
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 7.3
 630
WPC 56 (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Drama following WPC Gina Dawson, the first Woman Police Constable to join Brinford Constabulary, a fictional police force in the West Midlands, in 1956. The show focuses on WPC Gina Dawson's struggle to gain acceptance in the male-dominated ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: police investigation, policewoman, female police officer, police station, police detective, workplace situations, gender, law enforcement, workplace, crimes, police sergeant, female friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1956
Place: england
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 7.5
 2K
Rebus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Rebus is the title of the detective drama TV series based on the Inspector Rebus novels by the Scottish author Ian Rankin set in and around Edinburgh. The series was produced by STV Productions for the ITV network. Four seasons have been aired; ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crime, crimes, deadly, murder, who done it, failed attempt, self destruction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
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