Movies about the police

Movies about the police
List of the best police movies selected by visitors to our site: Below Zero, 48 Hrs., Red Heat, Lethal Weapon, Bad Boys, Brooklyn's Finest, Training Day, BlacKkKlansman, Blue Streak, Bullitt.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Below Zero (2021)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySpain

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.

48 Hrs. (1982)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.

Red Heat (1988)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.

Lethal Weapon (1987)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

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 their first homicide investigation as partners, involving a young woman known to Murtaugh with ties to a drug and prostitution ring.

Bad Boys (1995)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a murder, they have to pretend to be each other.

Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:12

Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and wrong.

Training Day (2001)
Duration02:02

On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.

BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:24

Colorado Springs, late 1970s. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer, and Flip Zimmerman, his Jewish colleague, run an undercover operation to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.

Blue Streak (1999)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:33

Miles Logan is a jewel thief who just hit the big time by stealing a huge diamond. However, after two years in jail, he comes to find out that he hid the diamond in a police building that was being built at the time of the robbery. In an attempt to regain his diamond, he poses as a LAPD detective

Bullitt (1968)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

Senator Walter Chalmers is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross with the help of testimony from the criminal's hothead brother Johnny, who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt. When a pair of mob hitmen enter the scene, Bullitt follows their trail through a maze of complications and double-crosses. This thriller includes one of the most famous car chases ever filmed.

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Dirty Harry (1971)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

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 the process of rescuing a kidnap victim, only to see him walk on technicalities. Now, the maverick detective is determined to nail the maniac himself.

Police Academy (1984)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

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 instructors. Not everyone is there through choice, though. Social misfit Mahoney has been forced to sign up as the only alternative to a jail sentence and it doesn't take long before he falls foul of the boorish Lieutenant Harris. But before long, Mahoney realises that he is enjoying being a police cadet and decides he wants to stay... while Harris decides he wants Mahoney out!

Tango & Cash (1989)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught with the murder weapon on the scene of the crime, the two have no alibi. Thrown into prison with most of the criminals they helped convict, it appears that they are going to have to trust each other if they are to clear their names and catch the evil Perret.

21 Jump Street (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying high school students synthetic drugs.

The French Connection (1971)
Duration01:44

Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.

Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:19

An American with a Japanese upbringing, Chris Kenner is a police officer assigned to the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. Kenner is partnered with Johnny Murata, a Japanese-American who isn't in touch with his roots. Despite their differences, both men excel at martial arts, and utilize their formidable skills when they go up against Yoshida, a vicious yakuza drug dealer with ties to Kenner's past.

Rush Hour (1998)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryHong Kong, USA
Duration01:38

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 sidelines, Lee and Carter form an unlikely partnership and investigate the case themselves.

Striking Distance (1993)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted to water-way duty Tom, along with new partner Jo Christman, navigate the three rivers looking for clues and discovering bodies. This time the victims are women Tom knows, he must find the killer to prove his innocence.

Street Kings (2008)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a part of his entire career, ultimately leading him to question the loyalties of everyone around him.

The Glimmer Man (1996)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. Although the two men clash, they gradually become effective partners as they uncover a conspiracy linked to the killings, which also involves terrorism and organized crime.

Cop Land (1997)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

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 when Freddy uncovers a massive, deadly conspiracy among these local residents, he is forced to take action and make a dangerous choice between protecting his idols and upholding the law.

Hot Fuzz (2007)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration02:01

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. It is addressed as an accident, but Angel isn't going to accept that, especially when more and more people turn up dead.

Heat (1995)
Duration02:51

Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the other even though they are aware their cat-and-mouse game may end in violence.

Miami Vice (2006)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:14

Miami Vice is a feature film based on the 1980s action drama TV series. The film tells the story of vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs and how their personal and professional lives are dangerously getting mixed.

The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

Terrence McDonagh, a New Orleans Police sergeant, who starts out as a good cop, receiving a medal and a promotion to lieutenant for heroism during Hurricane Katrina. During his heroic act, McDonagh injures his back and later becomes addicted to prescription pain medication. McDonagh finds himself involved with a drug dealer who is suspected of murdering a family of African immigrants.

Narc (2002)
Duration01:45

An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly under the scrutiny of internal affairs. They follow leads and informants turn up dead.

The Other Guys (2010)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

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 (Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Wahlberg). You've seen them in the background of photos of Danson and Highsmith, out of focus and eyes closed. They're not heroes, they're "the other guys." But every cop has his or her day and soon Gamble and Hoitz stumble into a seemingly innocuous case no other detective wants to touch that could turn into NYC's biggest crime. It's the opportunity of their lives, but do these guys have the right stuff?

2 Guns (2013)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from.

The Major (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:39

On a cold winter’s day Sergey Sobolev, a major at the local police office, is driving to the hospital where his wife is about to give birth to their child. High from happiness, he’s driving too fast and runs down a boy on a passage walk, who dies. Now the major has only two options: go to prison or conceal the crime. Sobolev decides to compromise with his conscience and calls on a colleague to help him out. But the case turns out to be messy and when Sobolev finally changes his mind and tries to make up for his deed, it’s already too late…

Dragged Across Concrete (2019)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryCanada, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:39

Two policemen, one an old-timer, the other his volatile younger partner, find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics becomes the media's cause du jour. Low on cash and with no other options, these two embittered soldiers descend into the criminal underworld to gain their just due, but instead find far more than they wanted awaiting them in the shadows.




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