The Best Police Movies Films

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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  2. 2
    + 1518
    - 216

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

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  3. 3
    + 893
    - 325


    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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  4. 4
    + 842
    - 236


    Eva Mendes, Snoop Dogg, Denzel Washington

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  5. 5
    + 461
    - 164

    most listed
    Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson

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  6. 6
    + 624
    - 205


    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

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  7. 7
    + 492
    - 155


    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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  8. 8
    + 551
    - 180


    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

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  9. 9
    + 423
    - 135


    Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger

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  10. 10
    + 567
    - 154


    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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  11. 11
    + 406
    - 109


    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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  12. 12
    + 408
    - 181


    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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  13. 13
    + 294
    - 127


    Al Pacino, Judd Hirsch, Abraham Murphy

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  14. 14
    + 341
    - 145


    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

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  15. 15
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    - 159

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

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  16. 16
    + 249
    - 98


    Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Debbie Harry

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  17. 17
    + 357
    - 172


    Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm

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  18. 18
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    - 161

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

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    - 114


    Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

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  20. 20
    + 390
    - 192


    Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker

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  21. 21
    + 220
    - 105


    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bissett

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  22. 22
    + 228
    - 83


    Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Don Cheadle

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  23. 23
    + 382
    - 152

    ranked low on reranks & added by HaidarahAhmed
    Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez

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    - 210

    added by HrvojeRichterGoricanec
    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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    - 154


    Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper

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    - 149

    added by wiabux
    Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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    - 100


    Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze

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    - 92


    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons

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    - 115

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

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    + 198
    - 84


    Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Dennis Franz

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  31. 31
    + 302
    - 148


    Lynda Carter, Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan

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    + 268
    - 127

    added by FrankQuinto
    Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

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    + 155
    - 88

    added by wiabux
    Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Don Cheadle

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    - 28

    added by but chickens double d
    Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover

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    + 168
    - 113


    Bruce Willis, Maggie Q, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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    + 167
    - 87


    Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe

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    + 171
    - 106

    added by wiabux
    Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Duvall

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    + 47
    - 25

    added by slaft
    Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers, Hal Holbrook

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    + 35
    - 15

    added by aaaaaa
    Mel Gibson, Chris Rock, Joe Pesci

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    + 85
    - 35

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

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    + 139
    - 124

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

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  42. 42
    + 230
    - 110

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

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  43. 43
    + 127
    - 92

    added by wiabux
    Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse

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  44. 44
    + 47
    - 8

    added by slaft
    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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  45. 45
    + 57
    - 22

    added by slaft
    Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

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  46. 46
    + 153
    - 115


    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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  47. 47
    + 90
    - 95


    Busta Rhymes, Ray Liotta, Jason Patric

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    + 83
    - 80


    Willem Dafoe, John Turturro, Jane Leeves

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    + 33
    - 35

    added by slaft
    Richard Gere, Elijah Wood, Andy Garcia

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    - 57

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

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