Movies about the police

List of the best films about the police according to the audience: Judas and the Black Messiah, Below Zero, Simon's Got a Gift, Project Power, Lost Bullet, Ultras, Force of Nature, Disturbing the Peace, Disappearance at Clifton Hill, The Vanished
In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
Markimdb: 7.7
CharactersFBI
PlotOn real events, Undercover, Sects, Death, Justice, Political, Money, Freedom, Revolution
PlaceUSA, Prison, Hospitals

Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers on the orders of FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton ascends—falling for a fellow revolutionary en route—a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.

Below Zero (2021)
Markimdb: 6.2
CharactersCriminals, Drivers, Police
PlotCold
StyleNetflix, Tense

When a prisoner transfer van is attacked, the cop in charge must fight those inside and outside while dealing with a silent foe: the icy temperatures.

Simon's Got a Gift (2020)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, family
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersOrphans, Teens
PlotDeath, Love
PlaceBeach, Hospitals

Simon, a young orphan, has an extraordinary power : he can take on the appearance of people he’s already touched. When his best friend dies in an accident, there is no witness. Simon decides to steal his place in his family. Ten years later, the truth will get more and more difficult to bear and to hide...

Project Power (2020)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA
CharactersScientists, Superhero, Dogs, Teachers, Gangsters, Bodyguards, Giants, Mutant, Teens
PlotMartial Arts, Motorcycles, Money, Power, Bank robbery, Fight
PlaceSchool, Ships, Aircraft, Ghetto
StyleUnexpected ending

An ex-soldier, a teen and a cop collide in New Orleans as they hunt for the source behind a dangerous new pill that grants users temporary superpowers.

Lost Bullet (2020)
Markimdb: 6.2
PlaceFrance

A small time delinquent, turned police mechanic for a go fast task force, is forced to defend his innocence when his mentor is killed by dirty cops.

Ultras (2020)
Markimdb: 5.9
PlotMotorcycles
PlaceHelicopters

An aging soccer fanatic faces down the reality of his past while struggling to give himself and a young follower very different futures.

Force of Nature (2020)
Markimdb: 4.4
CharactersTigers
PlotArt, Skirmishes, Robbery

A gang of thieves plan a heist during a hurricane and encounter trouble when a disgraced cop tries to force everyone in the building to evacuate.

Disturbing the Peace (2020)
Markimdb: 3.2
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, western
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Sheriffs, Criminals
PlotWeapon, Death, Justice, Money, Bank robbery, Hostage, Skirmishes, Robbery, Chase
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating

A small-town marshal who hasn't carried a gun since he left the Texas Rangers after a tragic shooting must pick up his gun again to do battle with a gang of outlaw bikers that has invaded the town to pull off a brazen and violent heist.

Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2020)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada
PlaceCanada
StyleDisturbing

Following the death of her mother, a young woman returns home to Niagara Falls and becomes entangled in the memory of a kidnapping she claims to have witnessed as a child.

The Vanished (2020)
Markimdb: 5.6
CharactersParents, Sheriffs
PlotMissing people, Investigation, Love, Intrigue
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Tense, Fascinating

A family vacation takes a terrifying turn when parents Paul and Wendy discover their young daughter has vanished without a trace. Stopping at nothing to find her, the search for the truth leads to a shocking revelation.

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Free Country (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
CharactersJournalists, Serial killers
PlotInvestigation
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

Former East Germany, 1992. Patrick Stein and Markus Bach, two very different police officers, are commissioned to investigate the disappearance of two female teenagers in a remote area of the country. Did they run away from home or did something more terrible happen to them?

Bye Bye Morons (2020)
Markimdb: 7.2
CharactersTerminally ill, Hackers, Hairdressers
PlotWeapon, Adoption

When 43-year-old hairdresser Suze Trappet finds out that she's seriously ill, she decides to go looking for a child she was forced to abandon when she was only 15. On her madcap bureaucratic quest she crosses paths with JB, a 50-year-old man in the middle of a burnout, and Mr. Blin, a blind archivist prone to overenthusiasm. The unlikely trio set off on a hilarious and poignant helterskelter journey across the city in search of Suze's long-lost child.

Villain (2020)
CharactersFamily
PlotRivalry
PlaceSmall cities, London
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating, For men

After 10 years, Eddie Franks is out of prison and trying to stay on the straight and narrow, but his drug-mule brother, Sean has other ideas. Rival gangster brothers demand Sean repay his debt to them, causing Eddie to get tangled in the crossfire, and he ends up using his life savings to calling in favours with mobster friends to try and help.

Inherit the Viper (2020)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily
PlotRivalry
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

Since the death of their father, the Riley siblings have kept their heads above water by illegally dealing in painkillers. Josie is managing the business with an iron fist, when her brother, War veteran Kip, is concerned that the risky business is increasingly turning them into outsiders in their small community. While Kip wants to keep his younger brother out of their illegal endeavors, his younger brother is already making plans of his own.

Rev (2020)
CharactersFriends, Partners, Thieves
PlotCars
StyleExciting, Tense

A young thief with a history of grand theft auto becomes an informant and helps police bring down a criminal enterprise involved in the smuggling of hundreds of exotic super cars.

Rams (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryAustralia
CharactersDogs
PlotJealousy, Chase, Love, Cheating, Viruses, Skirmishes, Fight
PlaceBeach, Hospitals

In remote Western Australia, two estranged farmer brothers, Colin and Les, are at war. But when Les' prize ram is diagnosed with a rare and lethal illness, authorities order a purge of every sheep in the valley - so the brothers must work together to to reunite their family, save their herd, and bring their community back together.

Attack of the Unknown (2020)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryUSA
CharactersAliens, Special Forces
PlaceWild West

A SWAT team transporting a vicious crime syndicate boss must fight their way out of a county detention center during a catastrophic alien invasion.

Side Effect (2020)
Mark
CharactersSingers, Horses, Witch
PlotChase, Missing people, Fear, Religious
PlaceMoscow
StyleGothic, Creepy

A traumatic experience leads to a break-up between a young married couple. In a desperate attempt to save their marriage, Andrey, the husband, seeks help from a psychic named Mara. His only wish is to make his wife Olga forget the past. Mara's magic works, but the second honeymoon soon turns into a living nightmare... Andrey gradually recognizes that he is dealing with a powerful evil that possesses his wife, and the price of the psychic's service is Olga’s life.

Night Shift (2020)
CharactersHorses
PlotDancing, Fear
PlaceBeach, Aircraft

Three Parisian police officers are charged with driving a stranger back to the border. However, Virginie realizes their prisoner will most likely be killed upon return to his country and so goes about attempting to convince her fellow officers to release him.

Khuda Haafiz (2020)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, crime
CountryIndia
CharactersOld man
PlotChase, Fight

When the 2008 recession leaves Sameer Chaudhary and his wife Nargis jobless, they struggle to make a living and after three months, succeed when they find jobs in a Middle East country named Noman. Due to delay in arrival of documents, Sameer stays in India while Nargis heads to Noman, upon arriving where she is abducted as she pleads for help over a phone call to Sameer. Enraged and helpless, Sameer heads to Noman and teams up with a local taxi driver to find Nargis before it is too late.

Death to 2020 (2020)
PlotOn real events
TimeNew Year
StyleNetflix

2020: A year so [insert adjective of choice here], even the creators of Black Mirror couldn't make it up… but that doesn't mean they don't have a little something to add. This comedy event that tells the story of the dreadful year that was — and perhaps still is? The documentary-style special weaves together some of the world's most (fictitious) renowned voices with real-life archival footage.

Richard Jewell (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Lawyers, FBI, Photographers, Judge, Terrorists
PlotInvestigation, Computers, False accusations, Seduction, On real events
PlaceCourt

Directed by Clint Eastwood and based on true events, "Richard Jewell" is a story of what happens when what is reported as fact obscures the truth. "There is a bomb in Centennial Park. You have thirty minutes." The world is first introduced to Richard Jewell as the security guard who reports finding the device at the 1996 Atlanta bombing-his report making him a hero whose swift actions save countless lives. But within days, the law enforcement wannabe becomes the FBI's number one suspect, vilified by press and public alike, his life ripped apart. Richard Jewell thinks quick, works fast, and saves hundreds, perhaps thousands, of lives after a domestic terrorist plants several pipe bombs and they explode during a concert, only to be falsely suspected of the crime by sloppy FBI work and sensational media coverage.

Three Days and a Life (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
CharactersDogs, Single mothers
PlotDeath
PlaceVillage, Forest
TimeNew Year, Night

Christmas 1999, in a peaceful little village in the Ardennes. The life of a young boy named Antoine will soon be devastated by three tragic events : the death of a dog, the vanishing of a child, and a big ravaging storm.

Adios (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Motorcycles, Money, Cars, Fight
PlacePrison

In Seville, Juan is starting to enjoy his weekends outside of prison when tragedy strikes: his little girl is killed in what looks like an accident.

Killerman (2019)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Lost memory, Chase
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Exciting, Fascinating, For men

A New York City money launderer desperately searches for answers after waking up with no memory, millions in stolen cash and drugs, and an insane crew of dirty cops violently hunting him down.

Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City (2019)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountrySpain
CharactersJournalists, Serial killers, Bees, Widows
PlotInvestigation, Religious, Love triangle
PlacePrison, Country houses

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain, 2016. Two corpses appear in the crypt of the Old Cathedral. Police officer Unai López de Ayala, an expert in criminal profiling, must hunt down the ritual murderer who has been terrorizing the city for two decades…

Above Suspicion (2019)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Mongolia
PlotLove, Fight
StyleTense, Fascinating

The chilling true story of a newly married FBI poster boy assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky. There he is drawn into an illicit affair with an impoverished local woman who becomes his star informant. She sees in him her means of escape; instead, it's a ticket to disaster for both of them.

Code 8 (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action
CountryCanada
CharactersHeroes, Police, Poor, Losers, Terminally ill, Gangsters
PlotSuperpowers
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing, Exciting

In Lincoln City, some inhabitants have extraordinary abilities. Most live below the poverty line, under the close surveillance of a heavily militarized police force. Connor, a construction worker with powers, involves with a criminal gang to help his ailing mother. (Based on the short film “Code 8,” 2016.)

The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersPolice
PlotInvestigation, Radio
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

After a mass shooting at a police funeral, reclusive ex-cop Gannon finds himself unwittingly forced out of retirement when he realizes that the killer belongs to the same militia he joined after quitting the force. Understanding that the shooting could set off a chain reaction of copycat violence across the country, Gannon quarantines his fellow militiamen in the remote lumber mill they call their headquarters. There, he sets about a series of grueling interrogations, intent on ferreting out the killer and turning him over to the authorities to prevent further bloodshed.

Line of Descent (2019)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
StyleDisturbing

A classic crime narrative in the backdrop of Delhi merges a dysfunctional, mafia family at war with each other as an undercover officer fights his demons by assisting in their downfall.

Mosul (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
CharactersSoldier, Military, Orphans, Terrorists, Snipers, Special Forces
PlotDeath, Cheating, Hostage, On real events
StyleTense, Unexpected ending, Netflix

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 to save their home city of Mosul.

I'm No Longer Here (2019)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryMexico, USA
CharactersTeens
PlotDancing, Loneliness, Radio
PlaceParty

In Monterrey, Mexico, a young street gang spends their days dancing to slowed-down cumbia and attending parties. After a mix-up with a local cartel, their leader is forced to migrate to the U.S. but quickly longs to return home.

Tailgate (2019)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryNetherlands
CharactersSerial killers, Fathers, Hunters, Cyclists
PlotChase, Pursuit, Fear, Cars, Travel, Hostage, Fight
PlaceForest

A cocksure, road-raging family man finds himself pursued and terrorized by the vengeful van driver he chooses to tailgate.

The Plagues of Breslau (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryPoland
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Police, Serial killers
PlotInvestigation, Weapon
StyleAction, Tense, Fascinating

Every day at 6 pm a serial killer kills another person. Police officer Helena Rus thinks the killings are done by one man only and decides to reveal the killer's identity by getting back in 18th century history of the city.

The Predator (2018)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:06
CharactersAutistic, Aliens, Killers, Scientists, Warriors, Military, Soldier, Snipers, Hunters, Horses, Spiders, Writers
PlotGenetic experiments, UFO, Weapon, Technology, Death, Chase, Fear, Missing people
PlaceSpaceships, Laboratory, Lake, Forest, Caves
TimeNight
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating, Disturbing

When a kid accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled female scientist can prevent the end of the human race.

In Her Hands (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersGirlfriends
PlotJustice, Music
PlaceNew York, Hospitals
StyleFascinating, Inspirational

A young man from a modest family gets the chance of a lifetime to reveal his hidden talent for piano but can he find the strength and courage to live up to the challenge?

I Got Life! (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:29
CharactersPregnant
PlotRelationship, Investigation
PlaceFrance
StyleDisturbing

Aurore has separated, just lost her job and learns that she is going to be a grandmother.

The Mimic (2017)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:21
CharactersFamily, Tigers
PlotMystery, Mystery, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceKorea, Caves
StyleGothic

A story of the Jangsan Tiger, who mimics human voices to lure them close, and a family affected by the creature.

Cart (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:50
CharactersSingle mothers
PlaceKorea
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing

In response to a sudden dismissal of staff, workers at a big retail store begin a protest against their employer's oppressive labor policies.

The Stone Council (2006)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryFrance, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Russia
CharactersScientists, Bears
PlotAdoption
PlaceFrance, Hospitals, Asia, Siberia, Mongolia, Forest
StyleDisturbing, Fascinating, By books

In France, the single translator Diane Siprien adopts an Asian baby named Liu-San in a foundation directed by Sybille Weber. Years later, a weird mark appears on the boy's chest and Diane and Liu share their dreadful nightmares. Diane is assigned for a three-day job in Germany and she leaves Liu with her friend Sybille. However, while going to the airport, Diane finds Liu hidden in the backseat and startles with an eagle flying toward the windshield, crashing her car. Liu falls into a coma and his digital recorder records the boy speaking in an unknown dialect. When Diane searches the translation and the origins of Liu, she is surrounded by mysterious murders. She discovers that the dialect is from the mystic Mongolian Tseven tribe and that Liu is a powerful Observer; further, he is in danger, threatened by sorcerers that need the boy for their Council of the Stone..

Pokiri (2006)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, comedy
CountryIndia
Duration02:44
CharactersTough guys, Criminals, Gangsters
PlotWeapon, Chase, Love, Obsession, Seduction, Pursuit, Fight
PlaceTrains, Hospitals
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing

Pandu (Mahesh Babu) is a ruthless mafia man who kills anybody for money. He falls in love with Sruthi (Ileana) at the very first sight. Sruthi too loves Pandu, but hesitates to confess her love to him as he is a reckless criminal. Though a goon, Pandu has certain rigid principles that leads for an enmity with Ali (Prakash Raj) - the biggest mafia don in the town. The rest of the story is all about how he settles score with Ali.

Smokin' Aces (2006)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:48
CharactersKillers, FBI, Lawyers, Mafia, Hired assassins, Gangsters, Snipers, Bodyguards
PlotSkirmishes
PlaceHotels
StyleExciting, For men

When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.

The Little Things (2021)
CharactersKillers, Sheriffs, Serial killers, Maniacs, Dogs
PlotInvestigation, Chase, Cheating, Missing people, Fear, Pursuit
PlaceUSA, Hotels, Los Angeles, Deserts

Deputy Sheriff Joe "Deke" Deacon joins forces with Sgt. Jim Baxter to search for a serial killer who's terrorizing Los Angeles. As they track the culprit, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke's past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case.

Lost Girls (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation, Death, Depression, Missing people, On real events
PlaceUSA
StyleDepressive, Tense, Disturbing, For single girls, By books

When Mari Gilbert's daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.

The Postcard Killings (2020)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSerial killers, Reporters
PlaceHospitals, London
StyleTense, Disturbing

After suffering a personal tragedy, and desperate for justice, Jacob Kanon, a veteran New York City police detective, embarks on the search for a twisted killer who is leaving a bloody trail of elaborate murders across Europe.

Eye for an Eye (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySpain, France, USA
CharactersLawyers, Mafia, Family
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Fascinating, For men

Mario, an exemplary man, lives in a village on the Galician coast. In the old people’s home, where he works as a nurse, everyone appreciates him. When the best known narco in the area, Antonio Padín, recently released from prison, enters the residence, Mario tries to make Antonio feel at home. Now, Padín's two sons, Kike and Toño, are in charge of the family business. The failure of an operation will put Kike in jail and cause them to owe a large debt to a Colombian supplier. Toño will turn to the nurse to try to convince his father to assume the debt. But Mario has his own plans.

Blood (2019)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genredrama
CountryRussia
PlotInvestigation, Death
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing

The modern parable of two brothers, overcoming a complex spiritual path towards each other, unfolds in the center of modern Moscow. Valera Romeev is a young artist who is forced to work as a street portrait painter. Having spent a serene childhood in a mining town in Eastern Ukraine, Valera struggles to find herself in a cruel megalopolis. Hoping for support, Romeev is looking for his elder brother Vadim, a successful businessman who left his father’s house for a long time and lost contact with his family. Strong, independent Vadim, refuses his younger brother to help. Cornered by circumstances, spurred on by jealousy and annoyance, Valery takes a desperate step ...

Consequences (2019)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountrySlovenia, Austria
CharactersThieves, Gay, Teens
PlotDeath, Money, Robbery, Blackmail, Fight
PlaceParty
StyleTense, Disturbing

After being sent to a youth detention centre, 18-year-old Andrej has to fight for his place within the group of inmates while getting closer to Željko, their informal leader, and struggling to keep his repressed secret in the dark.

Put Grandma in the Freezer (2018)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy
CountryItaly
CharactersFriends, Artists
PlotDeath, Money, Funeral
PlaceItaly

Simone, a clumsy financier, falls in love with Claudia, who’s living on her grandma’s retirement checks. When the old lady dies Claudia hides the body in a freezer, and sets up a fraud with the help of some friends to avoid bankruptcy.

MILF (2018)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersHorses
PlotHolidays, Seduction, Volleyball
PlaceSea, Beach, Night Clubs
TimeSummer
StyleLight, Fascinating

Three childhood friends - Elise, Sonia and Cecile - leave for a summer in the South of France to help clear Cecile’s holiday house before it is put up for sale. There, they soon become the prime targets of three horny young men, for whom these single forty-year-old women are much more attractive than girls their age.

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