Best Cop Movies

  • Hot Fuzz

    Hot Fuzz (R, 2007)

    Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent, Paddy Considine, Timothy Dalton
    A top London cop who is so good at his job that he makes his fellow officers look like slackers by c... read moreomparison is "promoted" to serve in the sleepy village of Sandford in this contemporary action comedy from the creators of Shaun of the Dead. Police constable Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) always gets his man, but these days his impeccable record seems to be more indicative of his fellow officers' shortcomings than his own formidable skills as a keeper of the peace. Loathe to stand idly by as their once respectable track record is steadily soiled by the hyper-competent actions of one lone overachiever, Sergeant Angel's superiors at the Met soon determine to remedy their problem by relocating the decorated constable to the West Country village of Sanford -- where tranquil garden parties and neighborhood watch meetings stand in stark contrast to the violent crime and heated gunplay of the city. As Sergeant Angel does his best to adjust to the relative calm of his new environment, his oafish new partner Danny Butterman (Nick Frost) strives to gain the respect of his fellow constables while sustaining himself on fantasies of his favorite action films and police shows. Later, just as it begins to appear as if Sergeant Angel has been relegated to an uneventful existence in the relative calm of the countryside, a series of horrific "accidents" lead him to suspect that the tranquil hamlet of Sanford has fallen prey to a sinister plot which reeks of foul play. Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton, Steve Coogan, and Martin Freeman co-star in the Edgar Wright film. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb100001513380747: The team of "Shaun of the Dead" focused on the buddy cop genre with their usual hilarity and an addition in performances and resources, but a slight disa
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      fb100000973460553: Very goofy and one of few buddie cop movies I like. A seriously weird messed up movie though.
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      wigscrue1: A fantastic spoof on cop movies and being a solid comedy on its own
      Reviewed 9 months days ago
  • Street Kings

    Street Kings (R, 2008)

    Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Cedric the Entertainer
    In the wake of the L.A. riots, an LAPD vice detective who always went above and beyond the call of d... read moreuty to keep the streets safe receives a startling wake-up call that leaves him convinced he can no longer employ the tactics that made him so effective in his work. LAPD veteran Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves) has borne personal witness to the worst that the streets have to offer, and when his partner, Detective Terrance Washington (Terry Crews), is killed the violence strikes a bit too close to home. Now Ludlow is on a mission to bring his partner's killer to justice, though Captain Walker (Forest Whitaker) is concerned that the hotheaded detective is taking the case too personally. Now, as Captain Walker attempts to convince Ludlow to work within the confines of the law, Internal Affairs Captain Biggs (Hugh Laurie) begins following the vengeful lawman's every move. In order to accomplish his mission, Ludlow recruits fresh-faced Robbery Homicide Detective Diskant (Chris Evans) to trace Washington's killers through the winding streets of Los Angeles. Later, when Ludlow and Diskant come face to face with the remorseless cop killers, they must chose between upholding the law and seeking bitter vengeance. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb813389394: Street Kings is a decent "bad cop" movie that is more of a rehash of old ideas rather than offering anything new or groundbreaking
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
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      fb1211857879: It has the makings of looking like a moderately made cop action/drama, but honestly I felt no reason why anyone would care for this character! He's obvio
      Reviewed 9 months days ago
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      fb752327980: Corruption in a cop movie ?!?! Nooo Way a great movie a must see!!
      Reviewed 22 months days ago
  • Cop Out

    Cop Out (R, 2010)

    Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Seann William Scott, Adam Brody, Kevin Pollak
    Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan team up for the Warner Bros. police buddy movie Cop Out in this Kevin ... read moreSmith-directed production. From a script by Robb and Mark Cullen, the story centers around police detectives Jimmy (Willis), a no-B.S. divorced dad, and Paul (Morgan), a crazy-talking loose cannon. Despite nine years as partners, the two lawmen can still sometimes seem like polar opposites -- especially when Paul's unpredictable antics get them suspended without pay. Already strapped for cash and trying to pay for his daughter's wedding, Jimmy decides to sell a rare baseball card that's worth tens of thousands. Unfortunately, when the collector's shop is robbed and the card vanishes with the crook, Paul and Jimmy end up going rogue, tracking down the card and the drug ring behind its theft, all on their own time, and without any backup -- except for each other. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi
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      fb1008742212: that Tracy Morgan has vocal issues as an actor, and he embodies the stereotype of every black buddy cop ever made combined. And yet, it's awesome because his over the top line delivery is fairly funny
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
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      fb100000769227268: . Cop Out is a buddy cop action comedy just like 'The Other Guys'. I'm just going to say it, from all the bad reviews tha
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
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      fb507479874: For a stupid humor cop movie, this was great. Exceeded my expectations but I admittedly think almost everything Tracy M
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  • Pride and Glory

    Pride and Glory (R, 2008)

    Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, Noah Emmerich, Jennifer Ehle
    Director Gavin O'Connor collaborates with Narc director/screenwriter Joe Carnahan on this family-foc... read moreused police drama concerning an honest homicide detective (Edward Norton) assigned to investigate the precinct run by his potentially crooked older brother (Noah Emmerich). As the investigation begins to reveal some troubling facts about the precinct, it gradually becomes apparent that the policeman who is also the older brother's best friend (Colin Farrell) may be the man orchestrating many of the suspected crimes. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb100000222539113: This is not your typical cop movie with great acting, a strong story, and a corrupt setting in new York. Pride and glory is t
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb1019663419: Good cop bad cop, Ed Norton is one of my favorite actors and he did good so if it wasn't for him, I may h
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb694051201: . I can imagine a cop, who put through the ringer, can manage to pull off crimes such as the ones portrayed in the fil
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  • Righteous Kill

    Righteous Kill (R, 2008)

    Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Curtis Jackson, Carla Gugino, Donnie Wahlberg
    Jon Avnet's thriller Righteous Kill stars Al Pacino and Robert De Niro as a pair of Big Apple police... read more officers investigating a series of murders committed by a serial killer. Carla Gugino co-stars as a crime-scene investigator who has romantic ties to De Niro. 50 Cent, Donnie Wahlberg, Brian Dennehy, and John Leguizamo co-star. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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      fb649846209: . Such a basic choice to choose a cop/detective film. The story was lame and very predictable, please avoid, shame x
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
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      fb1008742212: characters are strong, and the chemistry they share is impeccable because they provide a fun buddy cop feel to the story through their ability to communicate well and trade punchlines, making Righteo
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
    • lewiskendell
      lewiskendell: . There are much better cop stories on the tv shows that come on ABC or CBS on any given night. It's annoying to see a movie
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Brooklyn's Finest

    Brooklyn's Finest (R, 2010)

    Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, Vincent D'Onofrio
    Training Day director Antoine Fuqua takes viewers on a dark ride through the streets of Brooklyn, fo... read morellowing three New York Police officers as they wrestle with temptation, loyalty, and duty while attempting to uphold the law and deal with the pressures of the job. Eddie Dugan (Richard Gere) is days away from retirement, but he's been burnt-out for years. Unable to remember why he signed up for the job in the first place, all Eddie can think about is retreating to his fishing cabin in Connecticut, and forgetting the horrors that he's seen during his decades on the job. At the same time, undercover narcotics cop Clarence "Tango" Butler (Don Cheadle) is right in the thick of it. As hard as he tries to quit, however, his superiors always find a way of keeping him on the job. Much like Dugan, he's lost sight of his priorities, and these days Tango's loyalties seem to lie more with notorious inner-city drug dealer Caz (Wesley Snipes) than with the boys in blue. And Tango isn't the only cop who's being drawn to the dark side of the law; narcotics officer Sal Procida's (Ethan Hawke) wife is currently pregnant with twins, and he's barely making enough to keep his family afloat. When Sal learns that his wife is at risk of losing their unborn children, desperation drives him to consider unethical means of ensuring financial stability. In seven days, the lives of all three officers will converge at one crime scene as the NYPD attempts to clean up the BK projects, the epicenter of lawlessness in the highest-crime precinct. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb100000222539113: . I want his fuckin help!

      "This is War. This is Brooklyn."

      A harshly underrated cop drama from Fuqua. Brooklyn's Finest is Fuqua's best flick since Training Day. His flick right he
      Reviewed 13 months days ago
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      fb667249896: Cop unions won't like this film - maybe that is why this movie got universally ignored -, but it is
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
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      fb1037533970: Great cop movie examining so many different angles. Cheadle and Hawke are great as always. Gere was the re
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
  • We Own the Night

    We Own the Night (R, 2007)

    Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Robert Duvall, Antoni Corone
    Set against the backdrop of the bloody battle waged between New York City cops and the Russian mafia... read more in the 1980s, director James Gray's period drama tells the tale of an emerging club manager whose family ties to law enforcement make him a target for the city's most dangerous criminals. Bobby Green (Joaquin Phoenix) manages one of Gotham's hottest clubs, but being in the club scene often means turning a blind eye to blatant criminal activities. Realizing that his career -- and perhaps his life -- could come to a sudden end if anyone discovers that his father, Bert (Robert Duvall), is the deputy chief of police and his brother, Joseph (Mark Wahlberg), is a rising star on the force, Bobby struggles to keep that sensitive information from everyone except his devoted girlfriend, Amada (Eva Mendes). Russian kingpin Vadim (Alex Veadov) is a ruthless criminal who is willing to permanently silence anyone who dares cross him -- regardless of whether the person is a stranger on the street or a lifelong member of the family. When the Russian mafia declares all-out war against the NYPD, conflicted Bobby is forced to choose between his life of luxury and the family that he has worked so fervently to separate himself from. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb860740401: . It creates a dramatic piece intertwining family with drugs and the police, thus, your average cop action flick. However, what sets this movie a little bit a part from the average cop flick, whic
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
    • bbcfloridabound
      bbcfloridabound: We Own The Night" isn't what I thought it would be at first - another undercover cop movie. It's a pretty unique crime/drama with emphasis on the drama that depicts the aftermath of
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
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      fb1734775033: A slightly superior cops and gangsters flick, that is at it's emotional core a family saga, James Gray's staple. Joaquin
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
  • Dirty Harry

    Dirty Harry (R, 1971)

    Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni, John Vernon, Andy Robinson
    "You've got to ask yourself a question: 'do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?" Dirty Harry provoked ... read morea critical uproar in 1971 for its "fascist" message about the power of one, as it also elevated Clint Eastwood to superstar status through his most enduring screen persona. Harry Callahan (Eastwood, in a role meant for Frank Sinatra) is a sardonic, hard-working San Francisco cop who can't finish his lunch without having to foil a bank robbery with his 44 Magnum, "the most powerful handgun in the world." When hippie-esque psycho Scorpio (Andy Robinson) goes on a killing spree, Harry and new partner Chico (Reni Santoni) are assigned to hunt him down, but not before the Mayor (John Vernon) and Lt. Bressler (Harry Guardino) admonish Callahan about his heavy-handed tactics. Racing against a deadline to save a kidnap victim from suffocating to death and unbothered by the niceties of Miranda rights and search warrants, Callahan brings in Scorpio, only to see him released on technicalities. "The law's crazy," opines Harry in disgust, before taking it upon himself to ensure that Scorpio doesn't kill again. Directed in violent and efficient fashion by Don Siegel, with a propulsive score by Lalo Schifrin, Dirty Harry was the fourth Siegel-Eastwood collaboration after Coogan's Bluff (1968), Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970), and The Beguiled (1970). Critics at the time strongly objected to the heroic image of a cop's violations of a suspect's Miranda rights, forcing Siegel and Eastwood to deny that they were right-wing reactionaries. All the same, Dirty Harry proved to be highly popular and spawned four sequels: Magnum Force (1973), The Enforcer (1976), Sudden Impact (1983), and The Dead Pool (1988). ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
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      fb579460682: . Clint Eastwood stars as Inspector Harry Callaghan, a San Francisco cop who grows ever impatient with the tolerance of society towards criminals. Eastwood introduces h
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • vossr
      vossr: . It's a right-wing conservatives dream come true, but an awesome hard-boiled and violent cop story.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb629664883: Along with The French Connection, the greatest cop film of all time. Who cannot love Andy Robinson as Scorpio, the 2nd greatest screen nutter of a
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Lethal Weapon

    Lethal Weapon (R, 1987)

    Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan, Tom Atkins
    L.A. cop Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson), whose wife has recently died, is a loose cannon with a seeming d... read moreeath wish. This makes him indispensable in collaring dangerous criminals, but a liability to any potential partners. Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover), a conservative family man who wants to stay alive for his upcoming 50th birthday, is partnered with Riggs. As Riggs gets to know Murtaugh and his family, he begins to mellow, though his insistence on using guerilla tactics to catch criminals is still (put mildly) above and beyond the call of duty. The main villain is The General (Mitchell Ryan), a drug dealer responsible for the death of the daughter of one of Murtaugh's oldest friends. The General is also in charge of a deadly, militia-like gang of smugglers. Adding fuel to the fire is The General's chief henchman, played with all stops out by Gary Busey. Moviegoers familiar only with the relatively tongue-in-cheek Lethal Weapon sequels may be amazed to find out how dangerous and unpredictable Riggs is in the first Lethal Weapon -- and how likely it seems that Murtaugh might not survive until fade-out time. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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      fb100001513380747: Both a good action and buddy cop flick at a serious level than "Beverly Hills Cop." Also, this film maybe the craziest action fli
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
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      fb1779055937: . So the two main characters are cops with very different outlooks in life. Mel Gibson portrays Martin Riggs a cop hellbent on ending
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      fb100000085193568: Doesn't retain the impact of its superior first sequel but is still a buddy-cop genre defining film that is a staple of 80s action films.
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
  • Observe and Report

    Observe and Report (R, 2009)

    Seth Rogen, Ray Liotta, Michael Peņa, Anna Faris, Dan Bakkedahl
    The Foot Fist Way director Jody Hill takes the helm for this Seth Rogen comedy concerning an ambitio... read moreus mall cop who competes with a seasoned detective to bust an elusive flasher. Make a wrong move at Forest Ridge Mall, and you'll have to answer to no-nonsense security head Ronnie Barnhardt (Rogen). Ronnie sees skateboarders as the blight of society, and any shoplifter unfortunate enough to summon his wrath will be promptly busted and booked. Sure, Ronnie may suffer delusions of grandeur when it comes to his job, but perhaps with a little effort he'll eventually get to trade in his flashlight and patch for a gun and a badge. When a flasher begins tormenting the shoppers at Forest Ridge Mall, Ronnie seizes the opportunity to showcase his detective skills and impress gorgeous makeup counter girl Brandi (Anna Faris), who can't be bothered to give him a second glance. Perhaps by catching the culprit, Ronnie will finally earn himself a prized position over at the police academy. But the one thing Ronnie hadn't counted on was competition, and when Detective Harrison (Ray Liotta) of the Conway Police makes it his personal mission to nab the flasher, the two rivals begin working around the clock to crack the case before their counterpart. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb1008742212: I watched Observe and Report on the same day that I watched Paul Blart: Mall Cop. And since I was d
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
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      fb100000086098238: . The main idea of this film is about a mall cop but that's not a plot. The plot if this film goes from catching a flasher to trying to become a
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
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      fb100001537274859: . The movie is supposed to be about a mall cop trying to catch a flasher but sometimes the story would go off a little. Anna Faris was hilariou
      Reviewed 11 months days ago