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The Best Police Movies and TV Shows on Cinemax

Finding a good Police movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Police movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Cinemax.

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1. Traffic

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo93%
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84/100
Released: 2000Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their comfortable suburban home. In Mexico, a flawed, but noble policeman agrees to testify against a powerful general in league with a cartel, and in San Diego, a drug kingpin's sheltered trophy wife must learn her husband's ruthless business after he is arrested, endangering her luxurious lifestyle.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. I, Robot

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo56%
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80/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Mystery

What it's about: In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may be in danger.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. Spy Game

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo66%
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78/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: On the day of his retirement, a veteran CIA agent learns that his former protégé has been arrested in China, is sentenced to die the next morning in Beijing, and that the CIA is considering letting that happen to avoid an international scandal.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Bad Lieutenant

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo77%
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74/100
Released: 1992Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Narc

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo84%
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74/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Crime, Mystery

What it's about: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly under the scrutiny of internal affairs. They follow leads and informants turn up dead.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Running Scared

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo41%
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73/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun before the police and the mob find them first.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo72%
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72/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG-13
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Mike Judge's slacker duo, Beavis and Butt-Head, wake to discover their TV has been stolen. Their search for a new one takes them on a clueless adventure across America where they manage to accidentally become America's most wanted.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. The Sugarland Express

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo89%
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71/100
Released: 1974Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking a highway patrolman hostage. As a massive dragnet starts to pursue them across Texas, the couple become unlikely folk heroes and even start to bond with the captive policeman.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. Kiss of the Dragon

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo51%
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68/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Liu Jian, an elite Chinese police officer, comes to Paris to arrest a Chinese drug lord. When Jian is betrayed by a French officer and framed for murder, he must go into hiding and find new allies.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Hunted

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6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo76%
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67/100
Year: 2012-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Samantha Hunter suspects someone within the private intelligence agency she works at tried to kill her and she seeks to uncover the person behind it.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax). 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax). 8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. Death Sentence

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6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo21%
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65/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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12. The Package

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6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo64%
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61/100
Released: 1989Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Experienced Green Beret sergeant Johnny Gallagher is escorting a prisoner, Airborne Ranger Thomas Boyette, back to the US, but Boyette escapes and Gallagher must risk life and limb to catch him.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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13. Rapid Fire

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6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo40%
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60/100
Released: 1992Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. Mulholland Falls

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6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo30%
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57/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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15. 10 to Midnight

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6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo33%
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57/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Based on the real-life Richard Speck murders. After his bizarre behavior results in rejection from countless women, Warren Stacy begins murdering women, always while he is naked, which minimizes any physical evidence left behind. Detective Leo Kessler is convinced of Stacy’s guilt and, over the objections of his partner, plants evidence to get him behind bars. When Stacy is released on a technicality, he threatens to go after Kessler and his family, leaving Kessler to defend himself with little help from the police.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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16. Lassiter

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5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo71%
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51/100
Released: 1984Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Scotland Yard and the FBI force a thief and his girlfriend to steal Nazi diamonds from a German countess.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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17. Freelancers

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4.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
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41/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops. His new boss, Sarcone, will see if he has what it takes to be rogue through many trials and tribulations of loyalty, trust and respect. When the truth about his father's death is revealed revenge takes him over and he won't stop until justice has been truly served.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).