Best Cop Movies

by ganeshiyer3000 | created - 02 Dec 2011 | updated - 02 Dec 2011 | Public

Not rated yet just. Still under development need to add more movies.

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords



IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »




































































































1. Heat (1995)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and professional lives.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight

Votes: 493,466 | Gross: $67.44M

2. Serpico (1973)

R | 130 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

87 Metascore

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.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire

Votes: 91,232 | Gross: $29.80M

3. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

Votes: 1,006,362 | Gross: $132.38M

4. Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

Votes: 1,192,747 | Gross: $100.13M

5. L.A. Confidential (1997)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

90 Metascore

As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Votes: 468,137 | Gross: $64.62M

6. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

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.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Votes: 528,011 | Gross: $24.61M

7. Mystic River (2003)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

84 Metascore

The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Emmy Rossum

Votes: 372,015 | Gross: $90.14M

8. The Untouchables (1987)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 241,605 | Gross: $76.27M

9. The French Connection (1971)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

96 Metascore

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco

Votes: 93,667

10. Dirty Harry (1971)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

90 Metascore

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.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni

Votes: 125,671

11. Magnum Force (1973)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

Dirty Harry is on the trail of vigilante cops who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan, David Soul

Votes: 48,237

12. The Enforcer (1976)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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.

Director: James Fargo | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 35,789 | Gross: $46.20M

13. Die Hard (1988)

R | 132 min | Action, Thriller

70 Metascore

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.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 677,704 | Gross: $83.01M

14. Die Hard 2 (1990)

R | 124 min | Action, Thriller

67 Metascore

John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Bruce Willis, William Atherton, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 297,847 | Gross: $117.54M

15. Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)

R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

58 Metascore

John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Graham Greene

Votes: 326,387 | Gross: $100.01M

16. Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

69 Metascore

John McClane and a young hacker join forces to take down master cyber-terrorist Thomas Gabriel in Washington D.C.

Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant, Maggie Q

Votes: 359,511 | Gross: $134.53M

17. Training Day (2001)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

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.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger

Votes: 338,986 | Gross: $76.63M

18. Witness (1985)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas, Josef Sommer

Votes: 73,951 | Gross: $68.71M

19. In the Line of Fire (1993)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan couldn't save Kennedy, but he's determined not to let a clever assassin take out this president.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott

Votes: 80,923 | Gross: $102.31M

20. Speed (1994)

R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

78 Metascore

A young police officer must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton

Votes: 287,562 | Gross: $121.25M

21. Face/Off (1997)

R | 138 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

82 Metascore

In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.

Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 310,606 | Gross: $112.23M

22. Narc (2002)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

70 Metascore

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.

Director: Joe Carnahan | Stars: Ray Liotta, Jason Patric, Chi McBride, Dan Leis

Votes: 35,937 | Gross: $10.46M

23. Manhunter (1986)

R | 120 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

78 Metascore

Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial murderer named "the Tooth Fairy" by the media.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

Votes: 56,167 | Gross: $8.62M

24. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 1,044,920 | Gross: $130.74M

25. Lethal Weapon (1987)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

67 Metascore

Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan

Votes: 210,648 | Gross: $65.21M

26. Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

70 Metascore

Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Patsy Kensit

Votes: 142,146 | Gross: $147.25M

27. Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

36 Metascore

Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh pursue a former LAPD officer who uses his knowledge of police procedure and policies to steal and sell confiscated guns and ammunition to local street gangs.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo

Votes: 140,066 | Gross: $144.73M

28. Insomnia (2002)

R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

78 Metascore

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Martin Donovan

Votes: 242,704 | Gross: $67.36M

29. To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

81 Metascore

A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow, Debra Feuer

Votes: 24,258 | Gross: $17.31M

30. Point Break (1991)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

58 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty

Votes: 129,220 | Gross: $43.22M

31. Cop Land (1997)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

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.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro

Votes: 76,063 | Gross: $44.89M

32. Bad Lieutenant (1992)

NC-17 | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

70 Metascore

While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness and redemption.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Brian McElroy, Frank Acciarito, Peggy Gormley

Votes: 32,785 | Gross: $2.00M

33. Bullitt (1968)

M/PG | 114 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

83 Metascore

An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn, Don Gordon

Votes: 52,015 | Gross: $42.30M

34. Kuruthipunal (1995)

Not Rated | 143 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Two brave police officers infiltrate a terror group in order to bring it down.

Director: P.C. Sreeram | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Arjun, Nassar, Gautami

Votes: 2,807

35. Kaakha..Kaakha: The Police (2003)

153 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After a police team kills his brother, a drug-dealing gangster vows to kill the entire team and their respective families.

Director: Gautham Menon | Stars: Suriya, Jyothika, 'University' Jeevan, Daniel Balaji

Votes: 3,791

36. Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A Police Officer investigates a series of brutal rapes and murders, with the culprits seeming to cover more than one country.

Director: Gautham Menon | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Jyothika, Prakash Raj, Daniel Balaji

Votes: 5,025

37. Saamy (2003)

140 min | Action, Drama, Musical

Aaruchami (Vikram) is a Deputy Commissioner of Police of Thirunelveli who efficiently brings the city under control. At the outset, he pretends to be a corrupt cop by accepting bribes from ... See full summary »

Director: Hari | Stars: Vikram, Trisha Krishnan, Srinivasa Rao Kota, Vivek

Votes: 1,069

38. Kodiparakkudu (1989)

Not Rated | 143 min

Kodi Parakkuthu is a 1988 Indian Tamil film, directed by P. Bharathiraja and produced by P. Bharathiraja. The film stars Rajinikanth, Sujata, Amala, Janagaraj and Manivannan in lead roles. The film had musical score by Hamsalekha.

Director: Bharathiraja | Stars: A.R.S., Amala Akkineni, Bhagya, Janagaraj

Votes: 80

39. Kaakki Sattai (1985)

143 min | Action, Comedy, Musical

Murali is a young man obsessed with joining the police force. After being rejected several times, he is disillusioned and joins a smugglers' gang instead.

Director: Rajasekar | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Ambika, Sathyaraj, Madhavi

Votes: 201

40. Moondru Mugham (1983)

Action, Drama

A sincere police officer is killed by a liquor dealer. Years later, his twin sons set out to avenge their father's death.

Director: A. Jagannathan | Stars: Rajinikanth, Radhika Sarathkumar, Silk Smitha, Delhi Ganesh

Votes: 279

41. Oomai Vizhigal (1986)

176 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

A resort 'Picnic Village' used to abduct young girls and serve them to satisfy powerful politicians .When a newspaper media gets hook of it , they were attacked.By then honest police ... See full summary »

Director: R. Aravindraj | Stars: C. Arunpandian, Chandrasekhar, Ilavarasi, Jaishankar

Votes: 137

42. Mankatha (2011)

155 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A ruthless cop has to win a game to save an amount of 500 crore from a corrupt politician and a local gang

Director: Venkat Prabhu | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Arjun, Trisha Krishnan, Premgi Amaren

Votes: 10,751

43. Yutham Sei (2011)

Not Rated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A common man's ability to defeat the devil. A cop identifies the mystery and solves the problem.

Director: Myshkin | Stars: Cheran, Dipa Shah, Y.G. Mahendran, Lakshmi Ramakrishnan

Votes: 1,310

44. Anjathe (2008)

Not Rated | 185 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Sathya and Kiruba are friends. Sathya is reckless and gets into drinking and violent fights whereas Kiruba studies hard to become a Sub-Inspector. Tables are turned when Sathya becomes a Sub-Inspector.

Director: Myshkin | Stars: Narain, Prasanna, Ajmal Ameer, Vijayalakshmi

Votes: 1,459

45. Pulan Visaaranai (1990)

150 min

Dharma (Anandaraj) is an auto driver who kidnaps young women and is on the payroll of a powerful politician R.R (Radha Ravi). "Honest" Raj (Vijayakanth), a DCP investigating the murder of ... See full summary »

Director: R.K. Selvamani | Stars: Sarath Kumar, Roobini, Vijayakanth

Votes: 54

46. Captain Prabhakaran (1991)

150 min | Action, Thriller

Prabhakaran, a sincere police officer, is assigned to find Veerabhadran, a sandalwood smuggler around Tamilnadu-Karnataka border. On his mission he unfolds the mystery of Veerabhadran and finds the true culprits behind his actions.

Director: R.K. Selvamani | Stars: Mansoor Ali Khan, Ramya Krishnan, Sarath Kumar, Roobini

Votes: 148