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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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Kiss the Girls Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd Mena Suvari

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Narc Busta Rhymes, Ray Liotta Jason Patric

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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Police Movies
Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi Tim Roth

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In the Heat of the Night is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Police Movies
In the Heat of the Night Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger Lee Grant

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Insomnia Al Pacino, Robin Williams Hilary Swank

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Pride and Glory Colin Farrell, Edward Norton Lake Bell

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The Taking of Pelham One Two T... is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Police Movies
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Jerry Stiller, Walter Matthau Robert Shaw

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Along Came a Spider Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter Anton Yelchin

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Bad Lieutenant Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo Paul Calderón

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Fort Apache, The Bronx Paul Newman, Pam Grier Ed Asner

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The Day of the Jackal is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Police Movies
The Day of the Jackal Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox Donald Sinden

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Let's Be Cops Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia Natasha Leggero

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Witness is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Police Movies
Witness Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen Danny Glover

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22 Jump Street Channing Tatum, Anna Faris Queen Latifah

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Dragnet Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd Christopher Plummer

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Ride Along Ice Cube, Kevin Hart Laurence Fishburne

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Mulholland Falls is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Police Movies
Mulholland Falls Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte John Malkovich

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The Gauntlet is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Police Movies
The Gauntlet Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday Sondra Locke

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Blown Away Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones Forest Whitaker

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The Dead Pool Clint Eastwood, Jim Carrey Axl Rose

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The Presidio is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Police Movies
The Presidio Meg Ryan, Sean Connery Mark Harmon

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Blue Streak Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle Octavia Spencer

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Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Police Movies
Zootopia Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman Alan Tudyk

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The Seven-Ups Roy Scheider, Ken Kercheval Joe Spinell

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Infernal Affairs Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chiu Wai Edison Chen

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The Rookie Charlie Sheen, Clint Eastwood Lara Flynn Boyle

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44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out Michael Madsen, Mario Van Peebles Alex Meneses

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Loaded Weapon 1 Charlie Sheen, Bruce Willis Samuel L. Jackson

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The Sweeney Hayley Atwell, Damian Lewis Ray Winstone

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The Pink Panther 2 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Steve Martin Jeremy Irons

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He Walked by Night Richard Basehart, Jack Webb Whit Bissell

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Year of the Dragon Mickey Rourke, John Lone Eddie Jones

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The Choirboys James Woods, Randy Quaid Louis Gossett

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Touch of Evil is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Police Movies
Touch of Evil Charlton Heston, Orson Welles Marlene Dietrich

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Taxi is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Police Movies
Taxi Gisele, Queen Latifah Ann-Margret

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Murder by Numbers is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Police Movies
Murder by Numbers Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling Nick Offerman

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City Heat Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds Madeline Kahn

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Street Kings Keanu Reeves, Hugh Laurie Chris Evans

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RoboCop 2 Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons Nancy Allen

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Dick Tracy is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Police Movies
Dick Tracy Madonna, Al Pacino Dustin Hoffman

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Cop James Woods, Lesley Ann Warren Charles Durning

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Dark Blue Kurt Russell, Brendan Gleeson Master P

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Blue Steel is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Police Movies
Blue Steel Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Sizemore Richard Jenkins

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State of Grace Sean Penn, Gary Oldman Robin Wright

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Timecop Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara Ron Silver

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The Corruptor Mark Wahlberg, Brian Cox Chow Yun-Fat

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Rampart Sigourney Weaver, Ice Cube Steve Buscemi

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Starsky & Hutch Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra Will Ferrell

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Beyond the Law Charlie Sheen, Linda Fiorentino Michael Madsen

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