The Best Police Movies Films
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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. 

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.
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  1. 1
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    most listed Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Robert Davi

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

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    Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, John Vernon

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  5. 5
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    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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  6. 6
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    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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    Eva Mendes, Snoop Dogg, Denzel Washington

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

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    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Val Kilmer

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    ranked low on reranks & added by dwsteeniii Anna Kendrick, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Martinez

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    Kim Basinger, Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey

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    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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    Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm

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    Al Pacino, F. Murray Abraham, Judd Hirsch

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    Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

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    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Carla Gugino

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    Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker

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    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Suzanne Somers

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    added by wiabux Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, Paul Giamatti

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    added by HrvojeRichterGoricanec Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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    ranked low on reranks Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Téa Leoni

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    Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper

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    added by wiabux Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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    Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Debbie Harry

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    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons

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    Bruce Willis, Maggie Q, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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    Lynda Carter, Jim Gaffigan, Brian Cox

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    Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Mario López

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    Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Dennis Franz

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    added by wiabux Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix

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    added by analise.dubner O. J. Simpson, Reggie Jackson, "Weird Al" Yankovic

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    added by wiabux Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse

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    added by wiabux Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke

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    ranked low on reranks & added by HaidarahAhmed Colin Farrell, Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J

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    often listed & added by wiabux Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

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    Mel Gibson, Steve Bisley, Hugh Keays-Byrne

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    Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Anthony Kiedis

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    often listed & added by wiabux Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Michael Moriarty

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    Alex Van Halen, Leeza Gibbons, Peter Weller

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    Willem Dafoe, John Turturro, Jane Leeves

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    added by wiabux Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker

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    ranked low on reranks Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Clive Owen

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    Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderón

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    often listed Roy Scheider, Joe Spinell, Richard Lynch

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    added by PeteBoyle Chow Yun-Fat, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Philip Kwok

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    ranked low on reranks & added by FrankQuinto Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy, Martin Freeman

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    Busta Rhymes, Ray Liotta, Jason Patric

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    Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Plummer

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah

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