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. 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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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 615
    - 242


    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Robert Davi

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 546
    - 159


    Eva Mendes, Snoop Dogg, Denzel Washington

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 937
    - 132

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

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 287
    - 129

    most listed
    Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, John Vernon

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 380
    - 131


    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Val Kilmer

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 445
    - 165


    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 297
    - 101


    Kim Basinger, Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 358
    - 120


    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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  10. 10
    + 409
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    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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  11. 11
    + 183
    - 133

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

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 255
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    Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 192
    - 97


    Al Pacino, F. Murray Abraham, Judd Hirsch

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 292
    - 86

    ranked low on reranks
    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 306
    - 141


    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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  16. 16
    + 149
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    Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

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  17. 17
    + 233
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    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Carla Gugino

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  18. 18
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    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Suzanne Somers

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  19. 19
    + 276
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    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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  20. 20
    + 158
    - 74


    Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Debbie Harry

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  21. 21
    + 292
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    Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker

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  22. 22
    + 341
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    ranked low on reranks
    Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Téa Leoni

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  23. 23
    + 140
    - 60


    Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Mario López

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  24. 24
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    - 84

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, Paul Giamatti

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  25. 25
    + 118
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    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons

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  26. 26
    + 206
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    added by wiabux
    Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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  27. 27
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    ranked low on reranks & added by HaidarahAhmed
    Colin Farrell, Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J

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  28. 28
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    Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper

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  29. 29
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    Bruce Willis, Maggie Q, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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  30. 30
    + 230
    - 115


    Lynda Carter, Jim Gaffigan, Brian Cox

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  31. 31
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    added by FrankQuinto
    Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy, Martin Freeman

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  32. 32
    + 124
    - 54


    Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Dennis Franz

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    Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke

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    added by wiabux
    Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse

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  35. 35
    + 128
    - 85

    added by wiabux
    Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix

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  36. 36
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    added by analise.dubner
    O. J. Simpson, Reggie Jackson, "Weird Al" Yankovic

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  37. 37
    + 113
    - 88


    Mel Gibson, Steve Bisley, Hugh Keays-Byrne

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  38. 38
    + 173
    - 84

    ranked low on reranks
    Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Anthony Kiedis

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 67
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    added by wiabux
    Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

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  40. 40
    + 23
    - 71

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Roy Scheider, Joe Spinell, Richard Lynch

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  41. 41
    + 29
    - 38

    added by srouxd162
    Colin Farrell, Edward Norton, Lake Bell

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  42. 42
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    Alex Van Halen, Leeza Gibbons, Peter Weller

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

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  44. 44
    + 53
    - 60


    Willem Dafoe, John Turturro, Jane Leeves

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    added by wiabux
    Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Michael Moriarty

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  46. 46
    + 61
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    Busta Rhymes, Ray Liotta, Jason Patric

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  47. 47
    + 115
    - 60


    Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Clive Owen

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  48. 48
    + 60
    - 89


    Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderón

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    + 33
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    often listed & added by PeteBoyle
    Chow Yun-Fat, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Philip Kwok

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    new! & added by chris-parkins
    Nina Dobrev, Andy García, Natasha Leggero

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