The Best Police Movies

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List Criteria: Top films about cops, detectives, SWAT teams, investigators...

Here is 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

This list of the best and most popular cop movies of all time includes recent police dramas like End of Watch and cult comedy movies like Super Troopers. Whether they are old classics or new favorites, all the famous law enforcement movies can be found on this list. Many police films, such as Training Day and the Lethal Weapon series, usually center on two cops throughout the movie. 

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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    Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Mena Suvari

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    Jerry Stiller, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw

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    Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Lee Grant

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    Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

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    Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

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    Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Anton Yelchin

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    Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderón

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    Colin Farrell, Edward Norton, Lake Bell

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    Paul Newman, Pam Grier, Ed Asner

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    Channing Tatum, Anna Faris, Queen Latifah

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    Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah

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    Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Laurence Fishburne

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    Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Plummer

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    Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia, Natasha Leggero

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    Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker

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    Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday, Sondra Locke

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    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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    Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, John Malkovich

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    Clint Eastwood, Jim Carrey, Axl Rose

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    Meg Ryan, Sean Connery, Mark Harmon

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    Roy Scheider, Ken Kercheval, Joe Spinell

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    Charlie Sheen, Clint Eastwood, Lara Flynn Boyle

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    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Steve Martin, Jeremy Irons

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    Gisele, Queen Latifah, Ann-Margret

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    Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Octavia Spencer

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    Charlie Sheen, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Madeline Kahn

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    Michael Madsen, Mario Van Peebles, Alex Meneses

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    Chow Yun-Fat, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Philip Kwok

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    Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Glover

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    Hayley Atwell, Damian Lewis, Ray Winstone

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    Richard Basehart, Jack Webb, Whit Bissell

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    James Woods, Randy Quaid, Louis Gossett

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    Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Eddie Jones

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    Sean Penn, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright

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    Sigourney Weaver, Ice Cube, Steve Buscemi

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    James Woods, Lesley Ann Warren, Charles Durning

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    Mark Wahlberg, Brian Cox, Chow Yun-Fat

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    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Alan Tudyk

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    Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Sizemore, Richard Jenkins

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    Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons, Nancy Allen

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    Keanu Reeves, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans

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