law enforcement The Best Cop Movies of the 1990s  

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What comes to mind when you think about the best cop movies from the 1990s? Many '90s cop films were dark, gritty, and totally action-packed. Some of the best police flicks from the '90s were also pretty funny, while others came across as totally realistic.

What's the best '90s cop film? Bruce Willis starring as John McLean in Die Hard 2 and Die Hard With a Vengeance set the stage for many future action movies. Any action movie featuring a lone hero battling a myriad of various opponents in an unusual setting takes their cues from the Die Hard Franchise. Another '90s cop film, Speed, is often referred to as, "Die Hard on a bus." Die Hard and all of its sequels are some of the most iconic and influential cop movies ever. 

Other police films from the 1990s are hilarious, such as Kindergarten Cop and The Naked Gun 33 1/2.  These movies set out to prove that just because you're hunting down bad guys doesn't mean that you can't have a little bit of fun doing it. In Kindergarten Cop, Arnold Schwarzenegger is perfectly cast as John Kimble, a police officer that must go under cover as a Kindergarten teacher in order to catch a drug dealer. Hilarity ensues when Kimble discovers that looking after a bunch of 5-year-olds is harder than collaring a perp. 

Vote up the best '90s cop film, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 
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Die Hard with a Vengeance Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons

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Die Hard 2 Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Dennis Franz

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Bad Boys Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Martin Lawrence

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Rush Hour Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker

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Speed Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper

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Kindergarten Cop Arnold Schwarzenegger, Odette Annable, Angela Bassett

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Lethal Weapon 4 Mel Gibson, Chris Rock, Joe Pesci

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teddybear1029 added Lethal Weapon 3 Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo

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

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Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult O. J. Simpson, Raquel Welch, Anna Nicole Smith

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Seven is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cop Movies of the 1990s
but chickens double d added Seven Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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Cop Land Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Debbie Harry

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but chickens double d added Point Break Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze

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darthbare added New Jack City Chris Rock, Ice-T, Judd Nelson

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One Good Cop Michael Keaton, Rene Russo, Benjamin Bratt

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Internal Affairs Richard Gere, Elijah Wood, Andy Garcia

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Bad Lieutenant Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderón

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darthbare added Stone Cold Brian Bosworth, Lance Henriksen, Renee O'Connor

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Ambrelina added The Jackal Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Jack Black

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K-911 Jim Belushi, Wade Williams, James Handy

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Family of Cops Charles Bronson, Daniel Baldwin, Lesley-Anne Down

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Cops & Robbersons Chevy Chase, Jack Palance, Dianne Wiest

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Loose Cannons Dan Aykroyd, Gene Hackman, Nancy Travis

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Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Sylvester Stallone, Ving Rhames, Estelle Getty

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Crime Story Jackie Chan, Jon Polito, Kent Cheng

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Another Stakeout Rosie O'Donnell, Madeleine Stowe, Richard Dreyfuss

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Night Falls on Manhattan Richard Dreyfuss, James Gandolfini, Andy Garcia

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Who's the Man? Ice-T, Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac

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The Glass Shield Ice Cube, Ice-T, Elliott Gould

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Homicide William H. Macy, Ving Rhames, Joe Mantegna

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One Tough Cop is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cop Movies of the 1990s
One Tough Cop Gina Gershon, Stephen Baldwin, Chris Penn

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Short Time Teri Garr, Joe Pantoliano, Dabney Coleman Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Flashback Kiefer Sutherland, Dennis Hopper, Carol Kane Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Downtown Forest Whitaker, Penelope Ann Miller, Joe Pantoliano