The Best Police Movies

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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.
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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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    Eva Mendes, Snoop Dogg, Denzel Washington

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    most listed
    Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson

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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

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    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

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    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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    Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger

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  10. 10
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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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    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

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

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    Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Martin Lawrence

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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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    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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    Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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    Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper

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    Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze

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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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    Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Dennis Franz

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    Lynda Carter, Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan

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    Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

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    Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover

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    Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Don Cheadle

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    Bruce Willis, Maggie Q, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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    Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers, Hal Holbrook

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    Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe

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    Mel Gibson, Chris Rock, Joe Pesci

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    Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Duvall

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

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    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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    Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse

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    Megan Fox, Will Smith, Dan Marino

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    Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons

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    added by slaft
    Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

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    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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    Willem Dafoe, John Turturro, Jane Leeves

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    Busta Rhymes, Ray Liotta, Jason Patric

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    Richard Gere, Elijah Wood, Andy Garcia

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Mena Suvari

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