Cop Thriller - 50's,60's,70's and later

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1.
Bullitt (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection. (114 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
2.
The Streets of San Francisco (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A veteran cop with more than 20 years of experience is teamed with a young Inspector to solve crimes in San Francisco. (60 mins.)
 
3.
Dirty Harry (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath. (102 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
4.
Magnum Force (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Dirty Harry is on the trail of vigilante cops who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables. (124 mins.)
Director: Ted Post
 
5.
The Enforcer (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Dirty Harry must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he's teamed with a rookie female partner that he's not too excited to be working with. (96 mins.)
Director: James Fargo
 
6.
Across 110th Street (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two New York City cops go after amateur crooks who are trying to rip off the Mafia and start a gang war. (102 mins.)
Director: Barry Shear
 
7.
The Hunter (1980)
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The story of professional bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson. (97 mins.)
Director: Buzz Kulik
 
8.
Bert D'Angelo/Superstar (1976 TV Series)
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The action-packed cases of maverick San Francisco cop Bert D'Angelo. (60 mins.)
 
9.
Starsky and Hutch (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino, with the help of police snitch, Huggy Bear. (60 mins.)
 
10.
Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In New York, South Bronx's main police precinct is nicknamed Fort Apache by its employees who feel like troopers surrounded by hostiles in a wild west isolated outpost. (125 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
11.
The Rockford Files (1974 TV Series)
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The cases of an easy going ex-convict turned private investigator. (60 mins.)
 
12.
Kojak (1973 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A bald, lollipop sucking police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city. (60 mins.)
 
13.
Petrocelli (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Tony Petrocelli is an Italian-American Harvard-educated lawyer who gave up the big money and frenetic... (60 mins.)
 
14.
The Choirboys (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A group of Los Angeles cops decide to take off some of the pressures of their jobs by engaging in various forms of after-hours debauchery. (119 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
15.
Prince of the City (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A New York City narcotics detective reluctantly agrees to cooperate with a special commission investigating police corruption. However, he soon discovers that he's in over his head, and nobody can be trusted. (167 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
16.
The Seven-Ups (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A tough detective who is part of an elite New York City unit is trying to find out who killed his partner, but uncovers a plot to kidnap mobsters for money. (103 mins.)
Director: Philip D'Antoni
 
17.
The French Connection (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection. (104 mins.)
 
18.
French Connection II (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
"Popeye" Doyle travels to Marseille to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler who eluded him in New York. (119 mins.)
 
19.
The Driver (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
"The Driver" is a specialist in a rare business: he drives getaway cars in robberies. His exceptional talent prevented him from being caught yet... (91 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
20.
The Verdict (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling. (129 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
21.
Q & A (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector... (132 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
22.
Tough Guys (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
An ex-convict priest and a framed former policeman hunt a machine-gun killer behind a bank robbery. (92 mins.)
Director: Duccio Tessari
 
23.
Malone (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Ex-CIA hit-man running from his past (Malone) finds just how difficult it is to retire when he runs... (92 mins.)
Director: Harley Cokliss
 
24.
Sharky's Machine (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Tom Sharky is demoted to vice after a bust goes terribly wrong. He and his team stumble across a mob murder tied to prostitution and government. (122 mins.)
Director: Burt Reynolds
 
25.
Shadows in an Empty Room (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal... (100 mins.)
Director: Martin Herbert
 
26.
Rent-a-Cop (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
When call-girl Della gets caught in the middle of a drug bust at a hotel where she was meeting a trick... (96 mins.)
Director: Jerry London
 
27.
Truck Turner (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Truck is a bounty hunter who gets a job to track down a guy named Gator. When he and his partner find him... (91 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
 
28.
St. Ives (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Abner Procane, top L.A. burglar, finds that somebody stole his plans for next ambitious heist. He hires Raymond St... (94 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
29.
The Mechanic (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An aging hitman befriends a young man who wants to be a professional killer. Eventually it becomes clear that someone has betrayed them. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Winner
 
30.
The Family (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A hitman is double-crossed by his girlfriend and barely escapes a murder attempt. He then sets out to take his revenge on the woman and the gang boss who put her up to it. (100 mins.)
Director: Sergio Sollima
 
31.
Mr. Majestyk (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A melon farmer battles organized crime and a hit man who wants to kill him. (103 mins.)
 
32.
Nighthawks (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Conservative street cop DaSilva reluctantly agrees to terminate an international terrorist who has demanded media attention. But DaSilva's "at-home" tactics are very much put to the challenge. (99 mins.)
Director: Bruce Malmuth
 
33.
Serpico (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An honest New York cop named Frank Serpico blows the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him. (130 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
34.
Cruising (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A police detective goes undercover in the underground S&M gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer who is preying on gay men. (102 mins.)
 
35.
Death Wish (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark. (93 mins.)
Director: Michael Winner
 
36.
Death Wish II (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Architect Paul Kersey once again becomes a vigilante when he tries to find the five street punks who murdered his daughter and housekeeper, this time on the dark streets of Los Angeles. (88 mins.)
Director: Michael Winner
 
37.
Death Wish 3 (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey arrives back in New York City and is forcibly recruited by a crooked police chief to fight street crime caused by a large gang terrorizing the neighborhoods. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Winner
 
38.
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey takes on the members of a vicious Los Angeles drug cartel to stop the flow of drugs after his girlfriend's daughter dies from an overdose. (99 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
39.
Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Paul Kersey is back at working vigilante justice when his fiancée, Olivia, has her business threatened by mobsters. (95 mins.)
 
40.
Baker County, U.S.A. (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
When a group of college students come across a redneck in the wilderness murdering his wife's lover, they become the objects of his crazed vengeance. (95 mins.)
Director: William Fruet
 
41.
Across 110th Street (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two New York City cops go after amateur crooks who are trying to rip off the Mafia and start a gang war. (102 mins.)
Director: Barry Shear
 
42.
Mean Frank and Crazy Tony (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
This is a buddy film with a small-time thug (Victor Lobianco) meeting a high-profile gangster (Lee Van Cleef) while in prison. The pair team up to attempt a prison breakout. (85 mins.)
Director: Michele Lupo
“ Gun Man ” - Pepper Baggins
 
43.
Mr. No Legs (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Heads roll as two cops, Chuck and Andy, go against Mr. D'Angelo, the biggest drug dealer in Florida, and his ruthless enforcer Fred, who has no legs but does have two mean double barrel shotguns built into his wheelchair. (90 mins.)
Director: Ricou Browning
 
44.
Madigan (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In New York City's Spanish Harlem, detectives Madigan and Bonaro are given 72 hours by their superior to capture a hoodlum wanted for homicide in Brooklyn. (101 mins.)
Director: Donald Siegel
 
45.
The Killers (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Surprised that their contract victim didn't try to run away from them, two professional hit men try to find out who hired them and why. (93 mins.)
Director: Donald Siegel
 
46.
Borderline (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
On the U.S.-Mexican border, border cop Jeb Maynard is hunting for a human smuggler responsible for Jeb partner's murder. (99 mins.)
 
47.
Klansman (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A local Sheriff tries to keep the peace as racial strife hits his small Alabama town as tensions boil over when a black man is accused of raping a white woman. (112 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
“ Burning Cross ” - Pepper Baggins
 
48.
Lady in Cement (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
During an ocean dive, Miami gumshoe Tony Rome finds a woman's body with its feet encased in a concrete block and sets-out to solve the murder case. (93 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
49.
Charley Varrick (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A man, his wife, and their friend, stage a bloody bank robbery, unaware they are stealing money from the Mob. (111 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
50.
Klute (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A small-town detective searching for a missing man has only one lead: a connection with a New York prostitute. (114 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
 
51.
Hitch-Hike (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A bickering couple driving cross-country pick up a murderous hitchhiker who threatens to kill them unless they take him to a sanctuary. In return he agrees to split some bank loot he has on him. (104 mins.)
 
52.
The First Deadly Sin (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A police inspector, nearing retirement, tracks a serial killer who is terrorizing New York. (112 mins.)
Director: Brian G. Hutton
 
53.
Starsky & Hutch (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino with the help of police snitch called Huggy Bear. (101 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
 
54.
Street People (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A Mafia boss is enraged when he is suspected of smuggling a heroin shipment into San Francisco. He dispatches his nephew... (101 mins.)
 
55.
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust. (117 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
56.
The Conversation (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered. (113 mins.)
 
57.
The Parallax View (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the world's headlines. (102 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
 
58.
The Laughing Policeman (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In San Francisco, one victim in a mass murder is a police detective. His partner and a new partner investigate in the city's seamy side. (112 mins.)
 
59.
The Nice Guys (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star. (116 mins.)
Director: Shane Black
 
60.
Suddenly! (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In the city of Suddenly, three gangsters trap the Benson family in their own house, on the top of a hill nearby the railroad station, with the intention of killing the president of the USA. (75 mins.)
Director: Lewis Allen
“ Suddenly ” - Pepper Baggins
 
61.
The Big Sleep (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Grizzled American private detective in England investigates a complicated case of blackmail turned murder involving a rich but honest elderly general, his two loose socialite daughters, a pornographer and a gangster. (99 mins.)
Director: Michael Winner
 
62.
Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In Chicago, during the Prohibition, two rival gangs compete for control of the city's rackets. (123 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas