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The Best Movies About Undercover Cops

Updated January 11, 2021 2.1k votes 345 voters 35.4k views86 items

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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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  • State of Grace26
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    State of Grace

    Sean Penn, Gary Oldman

    Released1990

    Directed byPhil Joanou

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  • Infernal Affairs27
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    Infernal Affairs

    Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chiu Wai

    Released2002

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  • Rush28
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    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sam Elliott

    Released1991

    Directed byLili Fini Zanuck

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  • Sin City29
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    Sin City

    Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis

    Released2005

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

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  • Need for Speed30
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    Need for Speed

    Michael Keaton, Dakota Johnson

    Released2014

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    Snitch

    Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon

    Released2013

    Directed byRic Roman Waugh

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  • The Bouncer32
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    The Bouncer

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sveva Alviti

    Released2019

    Directed byJulien Leclercq

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    A Scanner Darkly

    Robert Downey Jr., Keanu Reeves

    Released2006

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura

    Released1949

    Directed byAkira Kurosawa

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    Protégé

    Andy Lau, Daniel Wu

    Released2007

    Directed byDerek Yee

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  • Flash Point36
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    Flash Point

    Donnie Yen, Fan Bingbing

    Released2007

    Directed byWilson Yip

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  • 2 Fast 2 Furious37
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    2 Fast 2 Furious

    Eva Mendes, Paul Walker

    Released2003

    Directed byJohn Singleton

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    A Stranger Among Us

    Melanie Griffith, James Gandolfini

    Released1992

    Directed bySidney Lumet

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  • Bad Boys II39
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    Bad Boys II

    Megan Fox, Will Smith

    Released2003

    Directed byMichael Bay

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  • Betrayed40
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    Betrayed

    Tom Berenger, Debra Winger

    Released1988

    Directed byCosta-Gavras

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  • Big Momma's House41
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    Big Momma's House

    Paul Giamatti, Martin Lawrence

    Released2000

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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    Kat Dennings, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2006

    Directed byJohn Whitesell

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  • Blue Streak43
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    Blue Streak

    Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle

    Released1999

    Directed byLes Mayfield

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    Undercover Blues

    Kathleen Turner, Dennis Quaid

    Released1993

    Directed byHerbert Ross

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  • District 1345
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    District 13

    Dany Verissimo, Cyril Raffaelli

    Released2004

    Directed byPierre Morel

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  • Foxy Brown46
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    Pam Grier, Sid Haig

    Released1974

    Directed byJack Hill

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  • Hard Boiled47
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    Chow Yun-Fat, Tony Leung Chiu Wai

    Released1992

    Directed byJohn Woo

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  • In Too Deep48
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    Released1999

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    Released1990

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  • Kiss of Death50
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    Richard Widmark, Karl Malden

    Released1947

    Directed byHenry Hathaway

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