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The Best '00s Cop Movies

Updated June 14, 2019 1.8k votes 304 voters 21.9k 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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    Anna Kendrick, Jake Gyllenhaal

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  • Training Day2
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    Training Day

    Eva Mendes, Snoop Dogg

    Released2001

    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

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  • Pride and Glory3
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    Colin Farrell, Edward Norton

    Released2008

    Directed byGavin O'Connor

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  • The Departed4
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    The Departed

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson

    Released2006

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • Zodiac5
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    Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Fincher

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  • Mystic River6
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    Mystic River

    Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn

    Released2003

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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    Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke

    Released2009

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  • Traffic8
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    Traffic

    Salma Hayek, Catherine Zeta-Jones

    Released2000

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

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  • American Gangster9
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    American Gangster

    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe

    Released2007

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • Narc10
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    Busta Rhymes, Ray Liotta

    Released2002

    Directed byJoe Carnahan

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  • Bad Boys II11
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    Bad Boys II

    Megan Fox, Will Smith

    Released2003

    Directed byMichael Bay

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  • Out of Time12
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    Out of Time

    Eva Mendes, Denzel Washington

    Released2003

    Directed byCarl Franklin

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    Assault on Precinct 13

    Maria Bello, Ethan Hawke

    Released2005

    Directed byJean-François Richet

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    Harsh Times

    Eva Longoria, Christian Bale

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Ayer

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  • Rush Hour 215
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    Rush Hour 2

    Maggie Q, Jackie Chan

    Released2001

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    15 Minutes

    Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro

    Released2001

    Directed byJohn Herzfeld

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    Along Came a Spider

    Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter

    Released2001

    Directed byLee Tamahori

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  • Murder by Numbers18
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    Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling

    Released2002

    Directed byBarbet Schroeder

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  • The Pledge19
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    The Pledge

    Jack Nicholson, Mickey Rourke

    Released2001

    Directed bySean Penn

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  • Street Kings20
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    Keanu Reeves, Hugh Laurie

    Released2008

    Directed byDavid Ayer

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  • The Black Dahlia21
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    The Black Dahlia

    Scarlett Johansson, Rose McGowan

    Released2006

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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  • Miami Vice22
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    Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx

    Released2006

    Directed byMichael Mann

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  • Dark Blue23
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    Dark Blue

    Kurt Russell, Brendan Gleeson

    Released2002

    Directed byRon Shelton

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    Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2007

    Directed byJames Gray

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  • Big Momma's House25
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    Big Momma's House

    Paul Giamatti, Martin Lawrence

    Released2000

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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