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The Best Police Movies

List Criteria: Top films about cops, detectives, SWAT teams, investigators...

A list of the best cop movies with trailers. What's the best police movie of all time? The police films listed below may be sorted by year of release, director, or actors. Check out more great movie lists that you can also watch on Netflix such as scary movies on Netflix, funny movies on Netflix and best action movies on Netflix

All the police films can be reranked to make your own list of good cop/bad cop movies, list of police procedural films, or list of buddy cop movies. What are the best cop films? These movies may give you a new perspective the next time you watch serial killer films.

These may not be all the cop movies out there, but they are the best.

The Best Police Movies Films
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    the people's #1
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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    Anna Kendrick, Jake Gyllenhaal, America Ferrera

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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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    Eva Mendes, Snoop Dogg, Denzel Washington

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    most listed
    Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson

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    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

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    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

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    Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger

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    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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    Al Pacino, Judd Hirsch, Abraham Murphy

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    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

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    Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Debbie Harry

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    Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm

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    Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

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    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bissett

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    Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Martin Lawrence

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    Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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    Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Don Cheadle

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    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons

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    Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Giamatti

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    Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper

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    Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Dennis Franz

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    Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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    Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze

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    Lynda Carter, Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan

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    Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

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    Bruce Willis, Maggie Q, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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    Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Don Cheadle

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    Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Duvall

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    Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover

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    Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse

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    Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers, Hal Holbrook

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    O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Reggie Jackson

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    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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    Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

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    Willem Dafoe, John Turturro, Jane Leeves

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    Mel Gibson, Chris Rock, Joe Pesci

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    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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    Busta Rhymes, Ray Liotta, Jason Patric

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    Richard Gere, Elijah Wood, Andy Garcia

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    Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

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