Most Popular "Police Detective Hero" Titles
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1. Law & Order (1990–2010)
TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.
3. Gangster Squad (2013)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.
Votes: 173,975 | Gross: $46.00M
4. The Last Boy Scout (1991)
R | 105 min | Action, Thriller
A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.
Votes: 76,046 | Gross: $59.51M
5. Dick Tracy (1990)
PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.
Votes: 47,916 | Gross: $103.74M
7. When the Bough Breaks (1994)
R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller
On July, 4th in Houston, a teenager finds a human hand in the sewer. Captain Swaggert is investigating the discovery of seven hands over several years, each one precisely severed and with a... See full summary »
8. The Rookie (1990)
R | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Clint Eastwood plays a veteran detective who gets stuck with a rookie cop (Charlie Sheen) to chase down a German crook (Raul Julia.)
Votes: 20,281 | Gross: $21.63M
9. Osmosis Jones (2001)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A policeman white blood cell, with the help of a cold pill, must stop a deadly virus from destroying the human they live in, Frank.
Votes: 25,654 | Gross: $13.60M
12. The Presidio (1988)
R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
Jay Austin is now a civilian police detective. Colonel Caldwell was his commanding officer years before when he left the military police over a disagreement over the handling of a drunk ... See full summary »
Votes: 13,089 | Gross: $20.04M
15. Tony Rome (1967)
110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Tony Rome, a tough Miami PI living on a houseboat, is hired by a local millionaire to find jewelry stolen from his daughter, and in the process has several encounters with local hoods as well as the Miami Beach PD.
16. Wasabi (2001)
R | 94 min | Action, Drama, Comedy
Hubert is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss, who doesn't share his view on working methods, he goes back to Japan, where he ... See full summary »
Votes: 29,480 | Gross: $0.08M
18. Tightrope (1984)
R | 114 min | Mystery, Thriller
Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer whose victims are young and pretty women, that he rapes and murders. The killings are getting personal when the killer ... See full summary »
20. The Corruptor (1999)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 15,382 | Gross: $15.16M
21. Sharky's Machine (1981)
R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
22. The Drowning Pool (1975)
PG | 108 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
A big-city private detective travels to the Deep South to help out an old girlfriend who is worried that her husband will find out that she is cheating on him.
23. Prescription: Murder (1968 TV Movie)
100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.
24. Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)
R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A brutal Los Angeles police Lt. is determined to bust up an organization that forces underage girls into prostitution.
Votes: 1,964 | Gross: $3.42M
25. Popeye Doyle (1986 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
While Popeye Doyle (Ed ONeill) is investigating what appears to be a very simple drug overdose, he becomes involved in international intrigue. The Mosad and various other foreign diplomatic... See full summary »
26. Renegades (1989)
R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Buster McHenry works as an undercover agent for the local police. Currently he investigates on police corruption and is in big trouble. His task makes him break the law, he participates in ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,410 | Gross: $9.02M
27. Lady in Cement (1968)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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.
28. The Organization (1971)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In San Francisco, Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs helps a group of idealistic vigilantes expose a drug ring controlled by powerful businessmen.
30. Streets of Blood (2009 Video)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A police officer's partner has died during Hurricane Katrina, but he later discovers that his partner may have been murdered. An investigation follows, taking the officer and his new partner into the depths of the criminal underworld.
31. True Crime: New York City (2005 Video Game)
M | Action, Adventure, Crime
Former gangster, now street cop Marcus Reed tries to uncover who is behind the murder of his friend and mentor, Lt. Terrance Higgins.
32. Bare Witness (2002 Video)
R | 88 min | Thriller
Professional killer Gav Reed commits a grave mistake allowing himself to be videotaped (as she always does, for a documentary she hopes to sell to Hollywood about the real nocturnal 'eldest... See full summary »
33. Short Time (1990)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
When a police detective thinks he is dying and learns that his life insurance pays out more if he dies in the line of duty, he tries to make that happen.
Votes: 1,570 | Gross: $4.01M
34. The Last of the Finest (1990)
R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ... See full summary »
Votes: 780 | Gross: $1.53M
35. Family of Cops III: Under Suspicion (1999 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Action
Police Inspector Paul Fein (Bronson) copes with family troubles while also dealing with the possibility of advancement to police chief. Meanwhile, his son (Joe Penny)) is investigating the murder of a banker.
36. The Hard Truth (1994)
R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Romance
A suspended cop and his girlfriend blackmail an electronics expert into helping them break into the safe of the girlfriend's boss, a corrupt city councilman who's on the local mob's payroll.
37. The Stray (2000)
R | 90 min | Thriller
After a drifter is struck by a car the driver offers to take him back from the hospital to her home in order to nurse him back to health...which turns out to be one of the biggest mistakes of her life.
38. Gen-X Cops 2: Metal Mayhem (2000)
R | 120 min | Action, Sci-Fi
After a lethal American attack robot, RS1, is unleashed onto the mean streets of Hong Kong, Asia's funkiest crime-fighting team, the Gen-Y Cops, find themselves on the wrong side of the law... See full summary »
39. The Shield (2007 Video Game)
M | Action, Crime
The Shield: The Game, is set between seasons three and four of the hit TV series, in which tensions remain in the Strike Team after Lem quits the team having burned a large part of the ... See full summary »
41. Breach of Faith: A Family of Cops II (1997 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The family of cops is back, this time dealing with the murder of a priest tied in with the Russian Mafia, who proceed to try to draw the family off the case.
46. High Crime (1973)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An Italian police inspector matches wits with a powerful European drug ring. As he comes closer to the top of the underworld organization, his odds of survival decrease.
47. The Heroin Busters (1977)
100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
An Italian policeman goes undercover to break up an international heroin smuggling ring and butts heads with a hot-tempered Interpol agent assigned by his agency to do the same task.
49. Dead Aim (1987)
R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Ed Marinaro is Malcolm "Mace" Douglas, a street-tough detective who's out for justice-no matter what the cost. While investigating the mysterious suicidal heroin overdoses of four beautiful... See full summary »