TV series about the police

TV series about the police
List of the best TV series about the police according to viewers: The Shield, Walker, Silver Spoon, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Law & Order, The Fall, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Police Squad!, Life on Mars, Homicide: Life on the Street.

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

Genre
Country
The Shield (2002)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact.

Walker (2021)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, drama, western, crime
CountryUSA

Reboot of the 1993 series focusing on Walker as he returns from years undercover. A widower and father of two, he begins fighting crime with a new partner, who is one of the only female Rangers in history.

Silver Spoon (2014)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, comedy, drama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration00:52

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.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43

The series follows Las Vegas criminalists working for the Las Vegas Police Department as they use physical evidence to solve grisly murders in this unusually graphic drama, which has inspired a host of other cop-show "procedurals". The series mixes deduction, gritty subject matter and character-driven drama. The network later added spin-offs CSI: Miami and CSI: NY, which have both been cancelled after ten and nine seasons respectively.

Law & Order (1990)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

Follows a crime (usually a murder), usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

The Fall (2013)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:58

When the Police Service of Northern Ireland are unable to close a case after 28 days, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson of the Metropolitan Police Service is called in to review the case. Under her new leadership, the local detectives must track down and stop a serial killer who is terrorising the city of Belfast.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:23

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.

Police Squad! (1982)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:12

Police Squad! is a television comedy series first broadcast in 1982, created by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker, and starring Leslie Nielsen. A spoof of police procedurals, the series featured Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker's usual sight gags, wordplay and non sequiturs. While a parody of many television shows and movies, it bore a particular resemblance to the Lee Marvin cop show, M Squad and the late 1960s series Felony Squad. Although cancelled after only six episodes, the show spawned the successful Naked Gun film series. TV Guide ranked it #7 on their 2013 list of 60 shows that were "Cancelled Too Soon".

Life on Mars (2006)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:59

A detective chief inspector from 2006 is investigating a serial killer when he is knocked over by a speeding car. Waking up, he finds himself mysteriously transported back in time to 1973. Initially struggling to come to terms with his situation, he has to come to terms with the old-fashioned technology and attitude of the day, while figuring out how he came to be trapped in the past.

Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:47

An American police procedural chronicling the work of a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit.

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Luther (2010)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00

A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.

Fargo (2014)
Markimdb: 8.9
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration00:53

A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.

True Detective (2014)
Markimdb: 8.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.

The Bridge (2011)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration00:57

When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.

The Wire (2002)
Markimdb: 9.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated.

The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed (1979)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genreaction, drama, crime, detective
CountrySoviet Union
Duration05:59

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Southland (2009)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Since premiering in 2009, Southland has redefined the police drama with its raw, authentic look at the lives and work of Los Angeles detectives and beat cops. The show centers on four main characters: Officer John Cooper (Cudlitz), a seasoned cop who will have to prove himself again after recovering from surgery; Officer Ben Sherman (McKenzie), who still has much to learn after recently completing his training rotation; Detective Lydia Adams (King), whose unending caseload hits closer to home; and Sammy Bryant (Hatosy), a former detective who decided to go back to being a uniform cop after the traumatic death of his partner.

Policeman from Rublevka (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:47

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Ментовские войны (2004)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryRussia
Duration04:46

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The Pembrokeshire Murders (2021)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom

Detective superintendent reopens two unsolved murder cases from the 1980s. Forensic methods link the crimes to a string of burglaries. Steve's team has to find more evidence before the perpetrator is released from prison.

The Thin Blue Line (2021)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, crime
CountrySweden, Finland

Swedish drama series about police officers in Malmö, their tiring work and the difficulties of keeping their personal and professional life separate.

All Rise (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA

A look at the personal and professional lives of the judges, lawyers, clerks, bailiffs and cops who work at an L.A. County courthouse.

The Oath (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:52

Explore a gang world we've never seen before: gangs that are made up of the very men and women sworn to uphold the law – cops. Only select officers make the cut, but once inside, gang members will do what they must to protect each other from enemies inside and outside their ranks.

Mindhunter (2017)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:14

An agent in the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.

I'll Be Gone in the Dark (2020)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredocumentary, crime, detective
CountryUSA

An exploration of the case of the Golden State Killer who terrorized California in the 1970s and 1980s, committing 50 sexual assaults and 10 murders, and true crime author Michelle McNamara's obsessive quest to find justice on behalf of his victims.

When They See Us (2019)
Markimdb: 8.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:43

Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.

Unbelievable (2019)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:39

A teenager is charged with lying about her rape allegation, but two determined investigative female detectives discover a far more sinister truth.

SEAL Team (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA

The lives of the elite Navy Seals as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask.

The Alienist (2018)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:35

New York, 1896. Police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt brings together criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper illustrator John Moore and secretary Sara Howard to investigate several murders of male prostitutes.

Aquarius (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA

In the late 1960s, a Los Angeles police sergeant with a complicated personal life starts tracking a small-time criminal and budding cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his “cause.” The name of that man is Charles Manson.




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