Top 90 Police Officers

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1.
Die Hard (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. (131 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
 
2.
Hard Boiled (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew. (128 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
3.
Elite Squad (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
 
4.
End of Watch (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
 
5.
Training Day (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the LAPD with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be. (122 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
6.
Sleepless Night (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A cop with a connection to the criminal underworld finds his secret life exposed when he and his partner are caught stealing cocaine from a powerful drug dealer, a move that puts his son's life in jeopardy. (103 mins.)
 
7.
Cop Land (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community populated by New York City police officers slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption. (105 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
 
8.
Speed (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young police officer must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph. (116 mins.)
Director: Jan de Bont
 
9.
Police Story (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his good name when the drug lords he is after frame him for the murder of a dirty cop. (101 mins.)
 
10.
Fargo (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. (98 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
11.
The Raid: Redemption (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs. (101 mins.)
 
12.
ACAB - All Cops Are Bastards (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A look at the controversial riot cops unit, told through the stories of three veteran cops and a young recruit. (112 mins.)
Director: Stefano Sollima
 
13.
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
 
14.
Bon Cop Bad Cop (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two Canadian detectives, one from Ontario and the other from Quebec, must work together when a murdered victim is found on the Ontario Quebec border line. (116 mins.)
Director: Erik Canuel
 
15.
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
 
16.
A Better Tomorrow II (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A restauranteur teams up with a police officer and his ex-con brother to avenge the death of a friend's daughter. (105 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
17.
The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison. (125 mins.)
Director: Olivier Marchal
 
18.
36th Precinct (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In the underbelly of the Parisian criminal world, the Police are frustrated by a gang committing a series of violent robberies... (111 mins.)
Director: Olivier Marchal
 
19.
Violent Cop (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A violence prone police officer discovers that his colleague is trafficking drugs. (103 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
20.
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
 
21.
On Dangerous Ground (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Rough city cop Jim Wilson is disciplined by his captain and is sent upstate, to a snowy mountain town, to help the local sheriff solve a murder case. (82 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
22.
Rampart (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival. (108 mins.)
Director: Oren Moverman
 
23.
The Big Heat (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate. (90 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
24.
Violent Naples (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An uncompromising cop gets transferred to Naples on account of this city's atrocious crime levels. His no-hold-barred police methods are considered to be the perfect anti-dote. (95 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
25.
Terribly Happy (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A thriller about a Copenhagen cop who moves to a small town after having a nervous breakdown. (99 mins.)
 
26.
Pigs (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In good old days Franz Maurer and his partners from secret police used to live like kings. Now, they... (104 mins.)
 
27.
Unit 7 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A squad of four undercover cops are charged with cleaning up the streets of Seville from drugs and prostitution. (96 mins.)
 
28.
Dark Blue (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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
 
29.
The Stolen Children (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage... (114 mins.)
Director: Gianni Amelio
 
30.
Highway Patrolman (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An episodic look at a young man's life in Mexico's national highway patrol. We follow Pedro Rojas from... (104 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
 
31.
Colt 38 Special Squad (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In this Poliziotteschi, a commissioner (Marcel Bozzuffi) forms a secret motorized brigade in order to fight a dangerous terrorist (Ivan Rassimov) depositing bombs in the city of Turin. (110 mins.)
 
32.
City That Never Sleeps (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Johnny Kelly, who plans on resigning from the police force and leaving his wife the next day, has a very eventful last night on duty. (90 mins.)
Director: John H. Auer
 
33.
Internal Affairs (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An Internal Affairs agent becomes obsessed with bringing down a cop who has managed to maintain a spotless reputation despite being involved in a web of corruption. (115 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
 
34.
Affliction (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A deeply troubled small town cop investigates a suspicious hunting death while events occur that cause him to mentally disintergrate. (114 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
 
35.
In the Line of Duty 4 (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A Hong Kong cop and two American cops are onto a suspected harbor worker and are forced to team up when they discover that the suspect is a witness on the run from CIA agents and their schemers; two corrupt cops. (94 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
 
36.
The Prowler (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When Susan Gilvray reports a prowler outside her house police officer Webb Garwood investigates and sparks fly. If only her husband wasn't in the way. (92 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
37.
The New Centurions (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An idealistic rookie cop joins the LAPD to make ends meet while finishing law school, and is indoctrinated by a seasoned veteran. As time goes on, he loses his ambitions and family as police work becomes his entire life. (103 mins.)
 
38.
Shoot First, Die Later (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A police lieutenant suddenly faces the consequences of his choice to part for the local mobs. (94 mins.)
Director: Fernando Di Leo
 
39.
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
 
40.
Counter Investigation (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A cop investigates whether the man convicted of murdering his daughter is really guilty. (85 mins.)
Director: Franck Mancuso
 
41.
Red Hill (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young police officer must survive his first day's duty in a small country town. (95 mins.)
Director: Patrick Hughes
 
42.
Heaven (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband's death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer. (97 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
 
43.
Execution Squad (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
This is a story of a secret organization of former police officers, who go beyond the law, to kill notorious criminals without trial... (100 mins.)
Director: Stefano Vanzina
 
44.
An Innocent Man (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house... (113 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
45.
Blitz (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers. (97 mins.)
Director: Elliott Lester
 
46.
Phoenix (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A cop (Liotta) with a gambling addiction plots a theft from the bookies who are putting pressure on him to pay off or else. (107 mins.)
Director: Danny Cannon
 
47.
Unlawful Entry (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system... (117 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
 
48.
Above the Law (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A former Special Operations Vietnam vet works as a Chicago cop, and uncovers C.I.A. wrongdoing. (99 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
 
49.
Crime Story (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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
 
50.
Backyard (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The true story of the border town of Juarez, Mexico where since the mid-1990s thousands of women have gone missing or turned up as sun-burnt corpses in the desert. Can new police captain Blanca Bravo stop the savagery? (122 mins.)
Director: Carlos Carrera
 
51.
The Border (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A corrupted border agent decides to clean up his act when an impoverished woman's baby is put up for sale on the black market. (108 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
52.
He Walked by Night (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
This film-noir piece, told in semi-documentary style, follows police on the hunt for a resourceful criminal who shoots and kills a cop. (79 mins.)
Director: Alfred Werker
 
53.
Gang Related (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Two corrupt cops murder an undercover DEA agent by mistake, and frantically try to cover their tracks by framing a homeless man for the crime... (111 mins.)
Director: Jim Kouf
 
54.
S.W.A.T. (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody and only the LAPD's Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it. (117 mins.)
Director: Clark Johnson
 
55.
Chaos (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber. (106 mins.)
Director: Tony Giglio
 
56.
Zulu (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Policemen Ali Sokhela and Brian Epkeen investigate the brutal murder of a young white woman, apparently provoked by the availability of a new illegal drug and somehow connected to the disappearance of black street children. (110 mins.)
Director: Jérôme Salle
 
57.
Pendulum (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When police captain Frank Matthews is accused of murdering his adulterous wife and her lover he avoids arrest and sets out to find the killer. (102 mins.)
Director: George Schaefer
 
58.
Tiger Cage (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A team of cops get brutally exposed to violence after raiding a drug operation and discovering a link between few members of the police force and an American crime syndicate dealing with drug trafficking. (92 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
 
59.
The Whistleblower (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a sex scandal. (112 mins.)
 
60.
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
 
61.
Out for Justice (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The gruesome murder of a Brooklyn Detective will turn the case into a personal vendetta when the deceased's best friend and fellow officer will unleash an all-out attack against a psychotic Mafia enforcer's brutal gang. (91 mins.)
Director: John Flynn
 
62.
Dead Bang (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A cop is gunned down on Xmas eve. Jerry Beck, the homicide cop given the job of hunting the killer,... (102 mins.)
 
63.
Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An ex cop and his ex partner decide to follow up on investigation of a series of murders that ended their careers and shamed them, when identical murders begin again. (110 mins.)
Director: Yi'nan Diao
 
64.
The Major (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
That day Sergey Sobolev, police officer, is driving to the hospital where his wife is about to give birth to their child... (99 mins.)
Director: Yuriy Bykov
 
65.
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
 
66.
The New Centurions (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An idealistic rookie cop joins the LAPD to make ends meet while finishing law school, and is indoctrinated by a seasoned veteran. As time goes on, he loses his ambitions and family as police work becomes his entire life. (103 mins.)
 
67.
Heli (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force. (105 mins.)
Director: Amat Escalante
 
68.
The Missing Gun (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Small-town policeman Ma Shan wakes up one morning to discover that his gun is missing. During his search, things take a sinister turn when his first love turns up dead and the bullet appears to be from his gun. (90 mins.)
Director: Chuan Lu
 
69.
Normal Life (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Chris is young idealistic cop who falls in love and gets married to Pam, a beautiful but emotionally... (101 mins.)
Director: John McNaughton
 
70.
Shinjuku Triad Society (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Amidst a Chinese and Japanese mafia war, a lawyer for the Chinese mob finds a rift forming between him and his corrupt police office brother. (100 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
71.
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
 
72.
Noise (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The community reels after an incident on a suburban train. A young cop, beset with doubt and afflicted with tinnitus... (108 mins.)
Director: Matthew Saville
 
73.
The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Luigi Maietto (Chinaman) escapes from prison he then orders two henchman to murder the inspector whose testimonal led to his being jailed... (100 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
74.
Hyena (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Good policing doesn't necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a "good" policeman survive? (112 mins.)
Director: Gerard Johnson
 
75.
Beast Stalker (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A traffic accident changed their lives forever. In capturing wanted criminal Zhang Yidong, Sergeant... (109 mins.)
Director: Dante Lam
 
77.
Cop Car (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A small-town sheriff sets out to find the two kids who have taken his car on a joy ride. (88 mins.)
Director: Jon Watts
 
78.
Une nuit (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Police commander Simon Weiss, head of the division that supervises Paris's demi-monde, starts out on his nightly tour of bars... (100 mins.)
 
79.
Isabella (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A Macao police officer's bachelor life is interrupted by the daughter he never knew he fathered. (91 mins.)
Director: Ho-Cheung Pang
 
80.
Cargo 200 (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer gone mad. (89 mins.)
 
81.
Zero Tolerance (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Johan is a two-fisted Gothenburg cop who finds himself in a shoot-out with jewel robbers. After the smoke has cleared... (108 mins.)
Director: Anders Nilsson
 
82.
 
83.
The Chase (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Harikomi is an atypical film noir with a social background. It tells the story of two detectives of Tokyo that, on the trail of a murderer, they have to faced with Sadako that will end up questioning their role of police officers and men. (116 mins.)
 
84.
Dirty Like an Angel (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A middle-aged tough cop, Georges Deblache, is trying to help and protect a criminal, Manoni, that he has known since they were both young... (102 mins.)
 
85.
Three (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Realizing that he will be defeated in no time during a police showdown, a thug shoots himself to force... (88 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
86.
Behzat Ç.: Seni Kalbime Gömdüm (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An agressive police officer tries to solve the mystery behind consecutive murders. While doing so, he must fight against his inner demons. (110 mins.)
Director: Serdar Akar
 
87.
Jennifer 8 (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A big-city cop from L.A. moves to a small-town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder... (124 mins.)
Director: Bruce Robinson
 
88.
Code of Silence (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down. (101 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
 
89.
Public Enemy (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Ruthless cop Chul-joong and a merciless killer in raincoat run into each other in a small alleyway and form a fatal bond... (138 mins.)
Director: Woo-Suk Kang
 
90.
One False Move (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A small town police chief awaits the arrival of a gang of killers. (105 mins.)
Director: Carl Franklin
 
91.
L.627 (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
This gritty police drama shows us the underbelly of the Parisian drug trade. Lulu is a tough streetwise narcotics cop who... (145 mins.)
 
92.
Black Rain (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two NYC cops arrest a Yakuza member and must escort him when he's extradited to Japan. (125 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott