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

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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

  2. 2
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    ranked low on reranks & added by dwsteeniii
    Anna Kendrick, Jake Gyllenhaal, America Ferrera

  3. 3
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    Eva Mendes, Snoop Dogg, Denzel Washington

  4. 4
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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

  5. 5
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    most listed
    Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson

  6. 6
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    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

  7. 7
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    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

  8. 8
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    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

  9. 9
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    Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger

  10. 10
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    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

  11. 11
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    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

  12. 12
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    Al Pacino, Judd Hirsch, Abraham Murphy

  13. 13
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    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

  14. 14
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    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

  15. 15
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

  16. 16
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    Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Martin Lawrence

  17. 17
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    Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Debbie Harry

  18. 18
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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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    Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker

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    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bissett

  23. 23
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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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    added by wiabux
    Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Giamatti

  30. 30
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    Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Dennis Franz

  31. 31
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    Lynda Carter, Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan

  32. 32
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    added by FrankQuinto
    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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    Magnum Force is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Police Movies

    added by slaft
    Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers, Hal Holbrook

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    Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe

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    added by wiabux
    Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Duvall

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    added by aaaaaa
    Mel Gibson, Chris Rock, Joe Pesci

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

  41. 41
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    added by wiabux
    Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse

  42. 42
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    - 11
    The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Police Movies

    added by slaft
    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

  43. 43
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    ranked low on reranks
    Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons

  44. 44
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    - 44

    added by Mazen Nasser
    Megan Fox, Will Smith, Dan Marino

  45. 45
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    - 26
    Mystic River is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Police Movies

    added by slaft
    Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

  46. 46
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    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

  47. 47
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    Willem Dafoe, John Turturro, Jane Leeves

  48. 48
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    Busta Rhymes, Ray Liotta, Jason Patric

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    added by slaft
    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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