My Favorite Cop Movies

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1.
Railroaded! (1947)
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A beautician and her crooked boyfriend attempt to rob the bookie operation located in the back room, but when the plan goes wrong, they frame an innocent man. (72 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
2.
Stray Dog (1949)
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During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol. (122 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
3.
The Naked City (1948)
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New York City film noir about two detectives investigating the death of an attractive young woman. The apparent suicide turns out to be murder. (96 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
4.
Union Station (1950)
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A sharp-eyed woman spots a man with a gun on a train and her alert to the railroad police lead to the kidnapping of a blind heiress by a ruthless thug. (81 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
5.
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
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An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town. (109 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
6.
The Detective (1968)
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Police detective Joe Leland investigates the murder of a homosexual man. While investigating, he discovers links to official corruption in New York City in this drama that delves into a world of sex and drugs. (114 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
7.
Bullitt (1968)
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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
 
8.
The French Connection (1971)
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A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection. (104 mins.)
 
9.
Dirty Harry (1971)
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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
 
10.
Across 110th Street (1972)
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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
 
11.
The Seven-Ups (1973)
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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
 
12.
Serpico (1973)
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The true story about an honest New York cop who blew the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him. (130 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
13.
Detroit 9000 (1973)
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After a fundraiser for a black politician is robbed, Detroit police put two detectives, one white and one black, on the case, who try to work together under boiling political pressure. (106 mins.)
Director: Arthur Marks
 
14.
McQ (1974)
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Seattle cop Lon McQ investigates the murder of his best friend and the corruption within the police department. (111 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
15.
Nighthawks (1981)
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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
 
16.
Year of the Dragon (1985)
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A police detective cracks down on organized crime in Chinatown after the murders of Triad and Mafia leaders. (134 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
 
17.
No Man's Land (1987)
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A rookie cop goes undercover and infiltrates a car thief ring. (106 mins.)
Director: Peter Werner
 
18.
City on Fire (1987)
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An undercover cop infiltrates a gang of thieves who plan to rob a jewelry store. (101 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam
 
19.
Colors (1988)
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An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control. (120 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
 
20.
The Mighty Quinn (1989)
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When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend, Maubee, becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name. Or try to catch him, which could be even trickier. (98 mins.)
Director: Carl Schenkel
 
21.
Black Rain (1989)
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Two NYC cops arrest a Yakuza member and must escort him when he's extradited to Japan. (125 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
22.
Internal Affairs (1990)
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Keen young Raymond Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner... (115 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
 
23.
Crime Story (1993)
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A special agent assigned to protect a wealthy business magnate. However, when the businessman is kidnapped in a daring ambush, he teams up with a seasoned detective to crack the case. But soon he discovers the case isn't that simple. (107 mins.)
Director: Kirk Wong
 
24.
Chung ngon sat luk: O gei (1994)
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The head of the Organized Crime and Triad Bureau, Inspector San Lee, will do anything to put triad boss Tung in jail... (90 mins.)
Director: Kirk Wong
 
25.
Fei hu (1996)
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Hong Kong action thriller, about the Hong Kong Police Department's Special Duties Unit. When a raid by customs officials goes drastically wrong... (90 mins.)
Director: Gordon Chan
 
26.
Full Alert (1997)
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Police Inspector Pao is trying to catch Mak Kwan, a gang member who is first arrested, but then escapes from the prison... (98 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam
 
27.
G4 te gong (1997)
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With the retreat of the British government from Hong Kong, the S.B. Team, an elite secret police force... (109 mins.)
Director: Dante Lam
 
28.
The Corruptor (1999)
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With the aid from a NYC policeman, a top immigrant cop tries to stop drug-trafficking and corruption by immigrant Chinese Triads, but things complicate when the Triads try to bribe the policeman. (110 mins.)
Director: James Foley
 
29.
The Negotiator (1998)
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In a desperate attempt to prove his innocence, a skilled police negotiator accused of corruption and murder takes hostages in a government office to gain the time he needs to find the truth. (140 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
30.
Hit Team (2001)
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An undercover cop badly injured in a raid is blamed for the raid's failure and thrown out of the police department... (94 mins.)
Director: Dante Lam
 
31.
Training Day (2001)
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On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes on a 24-hour training course with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears. (122 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
32.
Dark Blue (2002)
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A robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics. (118 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
 
33.
Infernal Affairs (2002)
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A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop. (101 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
 
34.
Narc (2002)
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When the trail goes cold on a murder investigation of a policeman an undercover narcotics officer is lured back to the force to help solve the case. (105 mins.)
Director: Joe Carnahan
 
35.
44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out (2003 TV Movie)
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After a failed bank robbery, two heavily armed men hold the Los Angeles Police Department at bay for 44 minutes. (103 mins.)
Director: Yves Simoneau
 
36.
PTU (2003)
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Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun. (88 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
37.
Breaking News (2004)
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When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown... (90 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
38.
Elite Squad (2007)
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1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (115 mins.)
Director: José Padilha
 
39.
Fire of Conscience (2010)
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Centers on Captain Manfred who is caught in the line of fire between high levels of corruption and malice... (106 mins.)
Director: Dante Lam
 
40.
End of Watch (2012)
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Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves. (109 mins.)
Director: David Ayer