Movies About Police

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Movies About Police

Many directors have reported on Movies About Police. Here are 22 of the best ones.

L.A. Confidential (1997)

L.A. Confidential
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Curtis Hanson, starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger
Rated R

L.A. Confidential is a 1997 neo-noir crime drama film directed by Curtis Hanson and based on the novel of the same name by James Ellroy. The film follows a trio of LAPD detectives in the 1950s who uncover a conspiracy involving the city's most powerful and influential individuals. The detectives must navigate a complex web of corruption, blackmail, and murder as they strive to bring justice to the lawless city. The story is punctuated by intense action sequences, moral dilemmas, and a hyper-stylized visual style. The film stars Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, and David Strathairn.

Serpico (1973)

Serpico
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Sidney Lumet, starring Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire
Rated R

Serpico is a 1973 American crime drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Al Pacino. The film is based on the true story of NYPD officer Frank Serpico, who went undercover to expose corruption within the NYPD in the 1960s and 1970s. The film follows Frank Serpico as he encounters a culture of entrenched corruption within the force. His attempts to report it to his superiors are met with denial and cover-ups, and eventually leads to his near death. Despite the danger, Serpico perseveres, and eventually his efforts result in a public outcry that leads to changes in the department.

The French Connection (1971)

The French Connection
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From William Friedkin, starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco
Rated R

The French Connection is a 1971 crime drama directed by William Friedkin. It follows the story of two New York City detectives, Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle (Gene Hackman) and Buddy "Cloudy" Russo (Roy Scheider), as they investigate a heroin smuggling operation with links to the French Connection. They soon discover that the ringleader of the smuggling operation is a high-ranking member of the French mafia. As the investigation unfolds, Popeye and Cloudy become more and more desperate to bring down the whole operation. With the assistance of informant Marcel (Fernando Rey), they finally take down the ringleader in a thrilling car chase through the streets of New York. The French Connection is widely considered to be one of the best crime dramas of all time, and won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

End of Watch (2012)

End of Watch
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From David Ayer, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera
Rated R

End of Watch is a 2012 American crime drama film written and directed by David Ayer. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as two Los Angeles Police Department officers who work in South Central Los Angeles. The film follows their day-to-day police work, their dealings with a certain group of gang members, and their personal relationships. Along the way, they discover a hidden crime that could potentially threaten their lives. The film is notable for its use of found footage, which gives the audience an intimate look at the life of a police officer. The story is a powerful and moving look at the unique bond that exists between cops and the people they protect and serve.

Prince of the City (1981)

Prince of the City
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Sidney Lumet, starring Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Richard Foronjy, Don Billett
Rated R

The Negotiator (1998)

The Negotiator
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From F. Gary Gray, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, Ron Rifkin
Rated R

To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

To Live and Die in L.A.
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From William Friedkin, starring William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, Jane Leeves, Cherise Bates
Rated R

Narc (2002)

Narc
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Joe Carnahan, starring Ray Liotta, Jason Patric, Chi McBride, Dan Leis
Rated R

Bad Lieutenant (1992)

Bad Lieutenant
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Abel Ferrara, starring Harvey Keitel, Brian McElroy, Frank Acciarito, Peggy Gormley
Rated NC-17

Cop Land (1997)

Cop Land
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From James Mangold, starring Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro
Rated R

Homicide (1991)

Homicide
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From David Mamet, starring Joe Mantegna, William H. Macy, Vincent Guastaferro, J.J. Johnston
Rated R

Street Kings (2008)

Street Kings
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From David Ayer, starring Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans
Rated R

We Own the Night (2007)

We Own the Night
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From James Gray, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Danny Hoch
Rated R

Year of the Dragon (1985)

Year of the Dragon
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Michael Cimino, starring Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane, Leonard Termo
Rated R

Colors (1988)

Colors
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Dennis Hopper, starring Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Maria Conchita Alonso, Randy Brooks
Rated R

Pride and Glory (2008)

Pride and Glory
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Gavin O'Connor, starring Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Noah Emmerich, Jon Voight
Rated R

Dark Blue (2002)

Dark Blue
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Ron Shelton, starring Kurt Russell, Ving Rhames, Scott Speedman, Michael Michele
Rated R

Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)

Night Falls on Manhattan
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Sidney Lumet, starring Andy Garcia, Richard Dreyfuss, Lena Olin, Ian Holm
Rated R

Q&A (1990)

Q&A
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Sidney Lumet, starring Nick Nolte, Timothy Hutton, Armand Assante, Patrick O'Neal
Rated R

S.W.A.T. (2003)

S.W.A.T.
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Clark Johnson, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J
Rated PG-13

Rampart (2011)

Rampart
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Oren Moverman, starring Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Bernthal
Rated R

Blue Steel (1990)

Blue Steel
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Kathryn Bigelow, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Silver, Clancy Brown, Elizabeth Peña
Rated R

 



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