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Ann Casano
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Is there anything worse than a corrupt cop? We know not to trust hardened criminals. However, we’ve been taught to rely upon the men and women in blue, who have sworn to uphold the law and protect the public. So, when cops turn to the dark side, it seems especially heinous and shocking. These are the best movies about corrupt cops.

With a few exceptions, all of the police officers on this list are despicable individuals, drunk with power. Some of the men on this list are even willing to murder to get what they want. Take Dennis Peck (Richard Gere) from Internal Affairs, he arranges to have his own partner killed. Is there anyone more vile than DEA Agent Stansfield (Gary Oldman) from Léon: The Professional? He’s a monster with no issue whatsoever murdering innocent children.

Harry Callahan (there are a total of five Dirty Harry movies) is not the same kind of bad cop. He’s actually the hero of the movie, the protagonist we’re rooting for to catch the bad guy. However, Callahan (Clint Eastwood) plays by his own roles, he is willing to break or bend any law to catch the villain. Dirty Harry appeals to his very own brand of justice. However, we have to put Callahan on this list, especially because he talks likes this, “I know what you’re thinking: 'Did he fire six shots or only five?' Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I’ve kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do you, punk?”

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Training Day is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
Training Day Eva Mendes, Snoop Dogg, Denzel Washington

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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Léon: The Professional is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
Léon: The Professional Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

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Serpico is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
Serpico Al Pacino, Judd Hirsch, Abraham Murphy

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Magnum Force is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
Dirty Harry Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers, Hal Holbrook

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L.A. Confidential is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
L.A. Confidential Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger

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Cop Land is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
Cop Land Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Debbie Harry

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Insomnia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
Insomnia Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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American Gangster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
American Gangster Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

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Bad Lieutenant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
Bad Lieutenant Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderón

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The Sting is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
The Sting Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw

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The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
slaft added The Untouchables Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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Gone Baby Gone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
Gone Baby Gone Morgan Freeman, Michelle Monaghan, Ed Harris

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Sin City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
Sin City Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke

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Internal Affairs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
Internal Affairs Richard Gere, Elijah Wood, Andy Garcia

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The Place Beyond the Pines is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
The Place Beyond the Pines Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling

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Unlawful Entry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
Unlawful Entry Kurt Russell, Madeleine Stowe, Ray Liotta

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Touch of Evil is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
Touch of Evil Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich

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Narc is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
Narc Busta Rhymes, Ray Liotta, Jason Patric

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Crash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
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The Hurricane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
The Hurricane Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Rod Steiger

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Another 48 Hrs. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
slaft added Another 48 Hrs. Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Tisha Campbell-Martin

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Dark Blue is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
Dark Blue Kurt Russell, Brendan Gleeson, Master P

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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call N... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer

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Q&A is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
Q&A Nick Nolte, Timothy Hutton, Charles S. Dutton

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Mulholland Falls is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
slaft added Mulholland Falls Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, John Malkovich

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The Killing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
The Killing Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards

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Righteous Kill is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
slaft added Righteous Kill Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, 50 Cent

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Blue Steel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
slaft added Blue Steel Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Sizemore, Richard Jenkins - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Rampart is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops
Rampart Sigourney Weaver, Ice Cube, Steve Buscemi