Top 60 Best Cop Movies

Greatest Cop Films of All Time

What are the best cop movies? So Here is a fun task for you – Can you name any movie of Hollywood that does not have police involved in the plot somehow (directly or indirectly)? You might tell movies that do not have any police office as character in them but you will surely find it difficult to remember a movie that does not mentions about government, politics and law officers. Almost every other film of hollywood has a character of cop or any other law enforcer as character in them. However, most of these movies portrays police department as corrupt, lazy, stupid or even villains. They either do not take any action against the main antagonist or they create problems for the hero. In fact many movie shows that a normal man takes law in his own hand after he gets fed up of system.

There are thousands movies based on cops but not all of them shows police officers as good people. Luckily we also have movies that shows us the bright side of the coin. There are always good cops who not only serve their nation honestly but also are daring enough to die for their nation and citizens if any causality occurs. We always should be thankful to such good cops and police officers. Even Hollywood pays tribute to such honest police officers by making inspiring cop movies.

Cop movies are sub genres of action movies and mainly have a daring cop in the lead. Usually Hollywood follows the formula of buddy cop films where two police officers of contrasting personalities are assigned to a dangerous mission. The mission often is failed by one of them until they realize that together they can save the mission and their friendship. Most of the cop movies are action comedy movies but their are also classic cop movies that are action thrillers or even action horror.

Here we have chosen 60 greatest movies on cops that not only impressed the critics but were also hugely popular among fans. So check our the list of best cop films:

60. Stakeout
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59. Dragnet
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58. Miami Vice
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57. Starsky and Hutch
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56. Blue Streak
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55. Tango and Cash
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54. Turner and Hooch
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53. The Guard
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52. Righteous Kill
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51. Red Heat
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50. Running Scared
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49. Face/Off
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48. The Bone Collector
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47. Stray Dog
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46. 48 Hrs.
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45. B 13
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44. The Heat
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43. L.A. Confidential
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42. The Untouchables
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41. Bullit
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40. Shanghai Noon
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39. Hard Boiled
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38. Rush Hour
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37. In the Heat of the Night
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36. Mystic River
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35. Blade Runner
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34. The Fugitive
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33. Police Academy (Series)
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32. Beverly Hills Cop (Series)
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31. The Naked Gun: Files from the Police Squad (Series)
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30. Mississippi Burning
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29. Zodiac
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28. I, Robot
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27. Traffic
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26. Manhunter
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25. Dog Day Afternoon
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24. RoboCop Series
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23. Lethal Weapon Series
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22. Bad Boys Series
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21. Speed Series
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20. Men in Black Series
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19. The Other Guys
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18. End of Watch
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17. Point Break
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16. Bad Lieutenant
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15. Witness
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14. Sherlock Holmes
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13. No Country For Old Men
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12. 21 Jump Street
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11. Se7en
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10. Serpico
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9. Hot Fuzz
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8. Training Day
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7. Fargo
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6. The Silence of the Lambs
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5. The French Connection
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4. The Departed
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3. Heat
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2. Dirty Harry
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1. Die Hard Series
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Are you also fan of cop movies? Usually cop movies focus strongly on character development which result in some of the most popular cop characters. From Harry of Dirty Harry series to John Mcclane of Die hard series we have seen hundreds of cop characters introduced in cinema. Who is your favorite cop character?