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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    Matt Damon, Alec Baldwin, James Badge Dale

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  2. 2
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    Clarence Gilyard, Alan Rickman, Kym Malin

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  3. 3
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    Ethan Hawke, Dr. Dre, Tom Berenger

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  4. 4
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    Jake Gyllenhaal, America Ferrera, Michael Peña

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  5. 5
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    most listed
    Clint Eastwood, Kristoffer Tabori, Joe Finnegan

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    Tone-Lōc, Tom Sizemore, Jeremy Piven

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    Gary Busey, Tom Atkins, Traci Wolfe

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  8. 8
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    Kim Basinger, Graham Beckel, Simon Baker

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  9. 9
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    Kevin Costner, Patricia Clarkson, John Barrowman

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  10. 10
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    Reg E. Cathey, Kevin Spacey, Richard Schiff

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  11. 11
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    Gene Hackman, André Ernotte, Burt Richards

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  12. 12
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    Ben Affleck, Slaine, Blake Lively

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    Abraham Murphy, Kenneth McMillan, M. Emmet Walsh

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    Joe Pantoliano, Julianne Moore, Tommy Lee Jones

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  15. 15
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    James Russo, Damon Wayans, Rick Overton

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    Cuba Gooding Jr., RZA, Roger Bart

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    José Feliciano, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi

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    Steve McQueen, Robert Duvall, Robert Vaughn

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    Ice Cube, Brie Larson, Channing Tatum

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    Debbie Harry, Edie Falco, Ray Liotta

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    Chris Tucker, John Lone, Philip Baker Hall

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    Will Smith, Joe Pantoliano, Martin Lawrence

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    Robert Duvall, María Conchita Alonso, Don Cheadle

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    J. T. Walsh, Kevin Spacey, John Spencer

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    Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J, Reg E. Cathey

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    Sam Phillips, James Saito, Larry Bryggman

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    Mark Gordon, Jeff Daniels, Keanu Reeves

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    Kim Cattrall, Bubba Smith, George R. Robertson

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    Chris Palermo, Timothy Olyphant, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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    Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    Brian Cox, Lynda Carter, Marisa Coughlan

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    Franco Nero, Sheila McCarthy, Dennis Franz

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    Steve Coogan, Jim Broadbent, Edward Woodward

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    Richard Donner, David Zayas, Mos Def

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    O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, George Kennedy

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    Robert Duvall, Danny Hoch, Mark Wahlberg

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    Anthony Kiedis, Tom Sizemore, Gary Busey

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    Vincent Gil, David Bracks, Reg Evans

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    Jonathan Jackson, Martin Donovan, Maura Tierney

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    John Ortiz, Shea Whigham, Jennifer Ehle

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    Larry Haines, Ken Kercheval, Joe Spinell

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    John Turturro, Jane Leeves, Dean Stockwell

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    Paul McCrane, Leeza Gibbons, Ray Wise

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    Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker, Jeff Bridges

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    Peter Frechette, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Marcia Jean Kurtz

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    Busta Rhymes, John Ortiz, Ray Liotta

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    Richard Gere, Elijah Wood, William Baldwin

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    Harvey Keitel, Paul Hipp, Victor Argo

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    Nina Dobrev, Jake M. Johnson, Natasha Leggero

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