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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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Robert Davi

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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  3. 3
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    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

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  4. 4
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    most listed & ranked high on reranks 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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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

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  7. 7
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    Eva Mendes, Snoop Dogg, Denzel Washington

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  8. 8
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    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Val Kilmer

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  9. 9
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    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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  10. 10
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    ranked low on reranks & added by dwsteeniii Anna Kendrick, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Martinez

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  11. 11
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    Kim Basinger, Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey

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  12. 12
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    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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    Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm

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  14. 14
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    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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  15. 15
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    Al Pacino, F. Murray Abraham, Judd Hirsch

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    Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker

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  17. 17
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    Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

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  18. 18
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    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Carla Gugino

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  19. 19
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    often listed Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Suzanne Somers

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  20. 20
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    added by HrvojeRichterGoricanec Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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  21. 21
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    added by wiabux Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, Paul Giamatti

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

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  23. 23
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    Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Mario López

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  24. 24
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    Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper

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  25. 25
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    added by wiabux Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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  26. 26
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    Lynda Carter, Jim Gaffigan, Brian Cox

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  27. 27
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    Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Debbie Harry

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  28. 28
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    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons

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

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    added by wiabux Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix

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  31. 31
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    Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Dennis Franz

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

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  33. 33
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    added by wiabux Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse

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  34. 34
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    added by wiabux Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

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  35. 35
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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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    Mel Gibson, Steve Bisley, Hugh Keays-Byrne

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    Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Anthony Kiedis

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    often listed Willem Dafoe, John Turturro, Jane Leeves

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    Alex Van Halen, Leeza Gibbons, Peter Weller

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  41. 41
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    Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, Paul Giamatti

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  42. 42
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    added by wiabux Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Michael Moriarty

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  43. 43
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    Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Clive Owen

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

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    ranked high on reranks Roy Scheider, Joe Spinell, Richard Lynch

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  46. 46
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    Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderón

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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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  49. 49
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    Busta Rhymes, Ray Liotta, Jason Patric

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    Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Plummer

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