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The Best '00s Cop Movies

Updated June 14, 2019 1.9k votes 306 voters 22.0k views43 items

List RulesVote up your favorite police films that were released in the 2000s

Stock up on donuts and go on a stakeout with our list of ‘00s cop movies. The best cop movies from the 2000s cover a lot of narrative ground, from tales of political corruption to backwoods murders to serial killer hunts and everything in between. These '00s cop films even include some buddy action-comedies from as far apart as Miami and the English countryside.

So what are the greatest ‘00s police movies? Legendary director Martin Scorsese has an entry on this list with his Oscar-winning undercover epic The Departed. The Clint Eastwood-directed Mystic River made the cut as well. It’s impossible to talk about the top ‘00s cop movies without mentioning all of the cop comedies of the decade. The 2000s included Super Troopers, Rush Hour 2, and Hot Fuzz, all keeping the tradition of the buddy cop film alive alongside Bad Boys II.

Vote up your favorite cop movies from the aughts and downvote the films that should turn in their badges and guns. Your votes determine the order of this 2000s police movie list, so deciding the top cop flick is up to you. If we missed any '00s police films, go ahead and add them. And if you're an expert, rerank the whole list!

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    End of Watch

    Anna Kendrick, Jake Gyllenhaal

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  • American Gangster2
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    American Gangster

    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe

    Released2007

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    Keanu Reeves, Hugh Laurie

    Released2008

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  • Training Day4
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    Training Day

    Eva Mendes, Snoop Dogg

    Released2001

    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

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    Maria Bello, Ethan Hawke

    Released2005

    Directed byJean-François Richet

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  • Bad Boys II6
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    Bad Boys II

    Megan Fox, Will Smith

    Released2003

    Directed byMichael Bay

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    Salma Hayek, Catherine Zeta-Jones

    Released2000

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    The Departed

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson

    Released2006

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • We Own the Night9
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    We Own the Night

    Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2007

    Directed byJames Gray

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  • Mystic River10
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    Mystic River

    Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn

    Released2003

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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  • Minority Report11
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    Minority Report

    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise

    Released2002

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • Super Troopers12
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    Lynda Carter, Brian Cox

    Released2002

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  • Narc13
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    Narc

    Busta Rhymes, Ray Liotta

    Released2002

    Directed byJoe Carnahan

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  • Out of Time14
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    Eva Mendes, Denzel Washington

    Released2003

    Directed byCarl Franklin

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  • Infernal Affairs15
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    Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chiu Wai

    Released2002

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  • Harsh Times16
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    Harsh Times

    Eva Longoria, Christian Bale

    Released2005

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  • Rush Hour 217
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    Rush Hour 2

    Maggie Q, Jackie Chan

    Released2001

    Directed byBrett Ratner

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  • 15 Minutes18
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    15 Minutes

    Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro

    Released2001

    Directed byJohn Herzfeld

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  • Miss Congeniality19
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    Miss Congeniality

    Sandra Bullock, William Shatner

    Released2000

    Directed byDonald Petrie

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  • Along Came a Spider20
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    Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter

    Released2001

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  • Pride and Glory21
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    Colin Farrell, Edward Norton

    Released2008

    Directed byGavin O'Connor

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    Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling

    Released2002

    Directed byBarbet Schroeder

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  • The Pledge23
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    Jack Nicholson, Mickey Rourke

    Released2001

    Directed bySean Penn

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  • Zodiac24
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    Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2007

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    The Black Dahlia

    Scarlett Johansson, Rose McGowan

    Released2006

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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