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The Best Movies About Undercover Cops

Updated January 11, 2021 1.8k votes 351 voters 36.0k views86 items

List RulesFilms 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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  • The Departed1
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    The Departed

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson

    Released2006

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • Donnie Brasco2
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    Donnie Brasco

    Johnny Depp, Al Pacino

    Released1997

    Directed byMike Newell

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    Training Day

    Eva Mendes, Snoop Dogg

    Released2001

    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

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  • Beverly Hills Cop4
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    Beverly Hills Cop

    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans

    Released1984

    Directed byMartin Brest

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  • Point Break5
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    Point Break

    Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey

    Released1991

    Directed byKathryn Bigelow

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  • Serpico6
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    Serpico

    Al Pacino, Judd Hirsch

    Released1973

    Directed bySidney Lumet

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  • American Gangster7
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    American Gangster

    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe

    Released2007

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • Face/Off8
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    Face/Off

    John Travolta, Nicolas Cage

    Released1997

    Directed byJohn Woo

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  • The Fast and the Furious9
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    The Fast and the Furious

    Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez

    Released2001

    Directed byRob Cohen

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  • Rush Hour10
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    Rush Hour

    Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez

    Released1998

    Directed byBrett Ratner

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  • 21 Jump Street11
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    21 Jump Street

    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum

    Released2012

    Directed byPhil Lord, Chris Miller

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  • Miss Congeniality12
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    Sandra Bullock, William Shatner

    Released2000

    Directed byDonald Petrie

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  • The Punisher13
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    The Punisher

    John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn

    Released2004

    Directed byJonathan Hensleigh

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  • Undercover Brother14
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    Undercover Brother

    Eddie Griffin, Chris Kattan

    Released2002

    Directed byMalcolm D. Lee

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  • Eastern Promises15
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    Eastern Promises

    Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

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  • Reservoir Dogs16
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    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi

    Released1992

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • Bulletproof17
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    Bulletproof

    Adam Sandler, James Caan

    Released1996

    Directed byErnest R. Dickerson

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  • Beyond the Law18
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    Charlie Sheen, Linda Fiorentino

    Released1993

    Directed byLarry Ferguson

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  • The Whole Nine Yards19
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    The Whole Nine Yards

    Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry

    Released2000

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

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  • City on Fire20
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    Ava Gardner, Henry Fonda

    Released1979

    Directed byAlvin Rakoff

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    Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chiu Wai

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  • We Own the Night22
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    We Own the Night

    Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2007

    Directed byJames Gray

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  • Rush23
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    Rush

    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sam Elliott

    Released1991

    Directed byLili Fini Zanuck

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  • Sin City24
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    Sin City

    Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis

    Released2005

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

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  • Deep Cover25
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    Jeff Goldblum, Laurence Fishburne

    Released1992

    Directed byBill Duke

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