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List Rules Vote up your favorite police films that were released in the 1960s

The best '60s cop movies simmer with racial tensions, gritty urban violence, and convoluted plots that will keep you guessing til the finish. These films often confronted "taboo" themes, like homosexuality, racism, and violence. 


What are the best ‘60s cop movies? One of the greatest cop movies of all time,
In the Heat of the Night, starring Sidney Poitier, tells the story of a black police officer from Philadelphia who gets embroiled in a murder investigation south of the Mason-Dixon. Action heroes like Steve McQueen also appear on this list in films like Bullitt, which also stars Robert Duvall. Duvall also appears in The Detective, a genre-defining police story starring Frank Sinatra. 


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Bullitt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '60s Cop Movies
Bullitt Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bissett

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In the Heat of the Night is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '60s Cop Movies
In the Heat of the Night Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Lee Grant

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Bunny Lake Is Missing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '60s Cop Movies
Bunny Lake Is Missing Laurence Olivier, Carol Lynley, Noël Coward

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Coogan's Bluff is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '60s Cop Movies
Coogan's Bluff Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Don Siegel

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Experiment in Terror is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '60s Cop Movies
Experiment in Terror Stefanie Powers, Glenn Ford, Lee Remick

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The Detective is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '60s Cop Movies
The Detective Frank Sinatra, Robert Duvall, Jacqueline Bissett

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No Way to Treat a Lady is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '60s Cop Movies
No Way to Treat a Lady Rod Steiger, George Segal, Lee Remick

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Madigan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '60s Cop Movies
Madigan Henry Fonda, Richard Widmark, Inger Stevens

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Hell Is a City is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '60s Cop Movies
Hell Is a City Donald Pleasence, Stanley Baker, Billie Whitelaw

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Murder, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '60s Cop Movies
Murder, Inc. Peter Falk, Sarah Vaughan, Stuart Whitman

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The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabus... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '60s Cop Movies
The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse Gert Fröbe, Howard Vernon, Peter van Eyck

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A Shot in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '60s Cop Movies
A Shot in the Dark Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, George Sanders

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Inspector Clouseau is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '60s Cop Movies
Inspector Clouseau Alan Arkin, Barry Foster, Frank Finlay

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The Squeaker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '60s Cop Movies
The Squeaker Robert Newton, Sebastian Shaw, Edmund Lowe

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Cage of Evil is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '60s Cop Movies
Cage of Evil Helen Kleeb, Patricia Blair, John Maxwell - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Girl in the Headlines is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '60s Cop Movies
Girl in the Headlines Jane Asher, Jeremy Brett, Ian Hendry

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The Police Dog Story is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '60s Cop Movies
The Police Dog Story James Brown, Milton Frome, Vinton Hayworth

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The Grim Reaper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '60s Cop Movies
The Grim Reaper Gabriella Giorgelli, Carlotta Barilli, Alvaro D'Ercole

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Riot on Sunset Strip is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '60s Cop Movies
Riot on Sunset Strip Aldo Ray, Michael Evans, John Hart - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Siege of Sidney Street is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '60s Cop Movies
The Siege of Sidney Street Donald Sinden, Kieron Moore, Nicole Berger

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The Green Archer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '60s Cop Movies
The Green Archer Gert Fröbe, Karin Dor, Stanislav Ledinek

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Carry On Constable is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '60s Cop Movies
Carry On Constable Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Leslie Phillips