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The Best Movies About Undercover Cops  

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List Rules Films about undercover cops. Vote up the best undercover cop movies.

There’s nothing quite as thrilling as finding out that your favorite bad guy in a movie is actually a cop in disguise, and his rival is about to expose the truth and kill him! The drama! The suspense! There are tons of great films with this premise, but what are the best movies about undercover cops? Vote up the best undercover cop films below and see where your favorites rank!
 
The movies on this list all tell the story of an undercover cop in one way or another; most are dramatic and suspenseful in nature, while some put a comedic twist on the idea. No matter what genre you’re into, this list has the absolute best undercover cop movies of all time and there's sure to be one for you!
 
This list features the best movies about undercover cops including, Training Day, The Fast and the Furious, A Scanner Darkly, The Departed, Need for Speed, Sin City, American Gangster, Rush Hour, The Whole Nine Yards, and We Own the Night. Vote up the best films below or add one you love that isn't already on the list!
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Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet
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Adam Sandler, James Caan, Monica Potter
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Beyond the Law is a 1992 TV film written and directed by Larry Ferguson. It tells the story of Dan Saxon, an undercover cop who infiltrates a group of criminal outlaw bikers behind a ...more

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Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Dave Chappelle
Undercover Brother is a 2002 American action comedy film starring Eddie Griffin and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The screenplay is by Michael McCullers and co-executive producer John Ridley, who ...more

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Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Nadine Velazquez
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Ava Gardner, Henry Fonda, Leslie Nielsen
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Julie Delpy, Hanns Zischler, Marco Hofschneider
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Robert Downey Jr., Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder
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Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji
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Michael Keaton, Dakota Johnson, Imogen Poots
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Kathleen Turner, Dennis Quaid, Dave Chappelle
Undercover Blues is a 1993 comedy film about a family of secret agents, starring Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid. The film was written by Ian Abrams and directed by Herbert Ross.