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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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55 14
In the Heat of the Night is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Police Movies
slaft added In the Heat of the Night Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Lee Grant

59 65
Internal Affairs is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Police Movies
slaft added Internal Affairs Richard Gere, Elijah Wood, Andy Garcia

48 14
The Taking of Pelham One Two T... is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Police Movies
slaft added The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Jerry Stiller, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw

114 127
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Narc Busta Rhymes, Ray Liotta, Jason Patric

126 110
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wiabux added Insomnia Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

128 122
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wiabux added Along Came a Spider Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Anton Yelchin

43 38
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Fort Apache, The Bronx Paul Newman, Pam Grier, Ed Asner

104 130
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Bad Lieutenant Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderón

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srouxd162 added Pride and Glory Colin Farrell, Edward Norton, Lake Bell

38 27
The Day of the Jackal is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Police Movies
slaft added The Day of the Jackal Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

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chris-parkins added Let's Be Cops Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia, Natasha Leggero

42 13
Witness is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Police Movies
slaft added Witness Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Glover

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dapianna1 added Ride Along Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Laurence Fishburne

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22 Jump Street Channing Tatum, Anna Faris, Queen Latifah

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29 34
Mulholland Falls is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Police Movies
slaft added Mulholland Falls Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, John Malkovich

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Dragnet Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Plummer

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Jim Marshall added The Dead Pool Clint Eastwood, Jim Carrey, Axl Rose

21 19
The Gauntlet is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Police Movies
slaft added The Gauntlet Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday, Sondra Locke

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wiabux added Blown Away Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker

74 84
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MarvinGray added Blue Streak Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Octavia Spencer

33 18
Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Police Movies
Aidan J. Spurrill added Zootopia Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Alan Tudyk

18 22
The Presidio is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Police Movies
slaft added The Presidio Meg Ryan, Sean Connery, Mark Harmon

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ScottArchibald added The Rookie Charlie Sheen, Clint Eastwood, Lara Flynn Boyle

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Jeremiah Mathers added Street Kings Keanu Reeves, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans

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Infernal Affairs Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Edison Chen

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The Seven-Ups Roy Scheider, Ken Kercheval, Joe Spinell

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

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bigcraig added The Choirboys James Woods, Randy Quaid, Louis Gossett

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ScottArchibald added City Heat Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Madeline Kahn

24 21
Murder by Numbers is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Police Movies
slaft added Murder by Numbers Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling, Nick Offerman

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ufohunters100username added Loaded Weapon 1 Charlie Sheen, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

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Year of the Dragon Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Eddie Jones

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bigcraig added The Sweeney Hayley Atwell, Damian Lewis, Ray Winstone

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jess-hart added Dark Blue Kurt Russell, Brendan Gleeson, Master P

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Cop James Woods, Lesley Ann Warren, Charles Durning

16 16
Blue Steel is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Police Movies
slaft added Blue Steel Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Sizemore, Richard Jenkins

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but chickens double d added Timecop Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, Ron Silver

16 19
Touch of Evil is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Police Movies
slaft added Touch of Evil Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich

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Dylan Harland added Starsky & Hutch Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra, Will Ferrell

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JasonLoof added He Walked by Night Richard Basehart, Jack Webb, Whit Bissell

22 51
Taxi is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Police Movies
Taxi Gisele, Queen Latifah, Ann-Margret

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but chickens double d added RoboCop 2 Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons, Nancy Allen

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

17 36
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State of Grace Sean Penn, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright

17 26
Dick Tracy is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Police Movies
slaft added Dick Tracy Madonna, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman

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

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The Corruptor Mark Wahlberg, Brian Cox, Chow Yun-Fat

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MatthewGill added Bullet Proof

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Valhallastreams added Beyond the Law Charlie Sheen, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Madsen