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The Best Police Movies

Finding a good Police movie 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 of all time streaming online.

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1. Die Hard

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8.2/10
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90/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: NYPD cop John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when, minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.

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

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2. Blade Runner

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8.1/10
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88/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

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

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3. Memories of Murder

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8.1/10
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83/100
Released: 2003Rated: G
Crime, Mystery

What it's about: 1986 Gyunggi Province. The body of a young woman is found brutally raped and murdered. Two months later, a series of rapes and murders commences under similar circumstances. And in a country that had never known such crimes, the dark whispers about a serial murderer grow louder. A special task force is set up in the area, with two local detectives Park Doo-Man and Jo Young-Goo joined by a detective from Seoul who requested to be assigned to the case.

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

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4. The Departed

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8.5/10
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90/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.

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

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5. Men in Black

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7.3/10
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84/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find themselves in the middle of a deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies.

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

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6. The Silence of the Lambs

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8.6/10
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90/100
Released: 1991Rated: R
Crime, Horror

What it's about: Clarice Starling is a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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7. Reservoir Dogs

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8.3/10
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88/100
Released: 1992Rated: R
Crime, Mystery

What it's about: A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and Nice Guy Eddie -- unravel.

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

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8. American Gangster

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7.8/10
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84/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Partly based on a true story.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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9. Mystic River

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7.9/10
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84/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Crime, Mystery

What it's about: The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.

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

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10. Training Day

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7.7/10
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83/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.

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

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11. No Country for Old Men

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8.1/10
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86/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the violent pursuit of money and justice collide.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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12. 21 Jump Street

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7.2/10
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82/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying high school students synthetic drugs.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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13. Heat

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8.2/10
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86/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Crime, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the other even though they are aware their cat-and-mouse game may end in violence.

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

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14. The Fugitive

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7.8/10
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82/100
Released: 1993Rated: PG-13
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to death, Richard Kimble escapes from the law in an attempt to find the real killer and clear his name.

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

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15. Traffic

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7.6/10
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79/100
Released: 2000Rated: R
Crime, Thriller

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 popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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16. Gone Baby Gone

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7.6/10
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81/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Crime, Mystery

What it's about: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that they have little experience with this type of case, but the family wants them for two reasons - they're not cops and they know the tough neighborhood in which they all live. As the case progresses, Kenzie and Gennaro face drug dealers, gangs and pedophiles. When they are about to solve the case, they are faced with a moral dilemma that tears them apart.

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

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17. Insomnia

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7.2/10
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79/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

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

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18. L.A. Confidential

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8.2/10
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84/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Crime, Mystery

What it's about: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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19. Speed

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7.2/10
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80/100
Released: 1994Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but a nightmare in LA traffic. And that's still not the end.

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

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20. Hell or High Water

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7.6/10
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81/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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21. RoboCop

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80/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Crime, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. But when RoboCop learns of the company's nefarious plans, he turns on his masters.

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

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22. Rush Hour

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7.0/10
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79/100
Released: 1998Rated: PG-13
Thriller, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns cocky LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Not content to watch the action from the sidelines, Lee and Carter form an unlikely partnership and investigate the case themselves.

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

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23. Lethal Weapon

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7.6/10
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81/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Crime, Comedy

What it's about: Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on their first homicide investigation as partners, involving a young woman known to Murtaugh with ties to a drug and prostitution ring.

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

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24. Chinatown

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8.2/10
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82/100
Released: 1974Rated: R
Crime, Mystery

What it's about: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together.

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

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25. Beverly Hills Cop

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7.3/10
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79/100
Released: 1984Rated: R
Crime, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The heat is on in this fast paced action-comedy starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street smart Detroit cop tracking down his best friend's killer in Beverly Hills. Axel quickly learns that his wild style doesn't fit in with the Beverly Hills Police Department, which assigns two officers (Judge Reinhold & John Ashton) to make sure things don't get out of hand. Dragging the stuffy detectives along for the ride, Axel smashes through a huge culture clash in his hilarious, high-speed pursuit of justice. Featuring cameos by Paul Reiser, Bronson Pinchot and Damon Wayans, Beverly Hills Cop is an exhilarating, sidesplitting adventure.

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

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26. Changeling

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7.7/10
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80/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Crime, Mystery

What it's about: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.

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

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27. Manhunter

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7.2/10
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75/100
Released: 1986Rated: R
Crime, Horror

What it's about: FBI Agent Will Graham, who retired after catching Hannibal Lecktor, returns to duty to engage in a risky cat-and-mouse game with Lecktor to capture a new killer.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Tribeca Short List) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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28. Dirty Harry

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7.7/10
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79/100
Released: 1971Rated: R
Crime, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in the process of rescuing a kidnap victim, only to see him walk on technicalities. Now, the maverick detective is determined to nail the maniac himself.

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

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29. Inside Man

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7.6/10
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81/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: When an armed, masked gang enter a Manhattan bank, lock the doors and take hostages, the detective assigned to effect their release enters negotiations preoccupied with corruption charges he is facing.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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30. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

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7.6/10
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79/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG-13
Crime, Comedy

What it's about: When the incompetent Lieutenant Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex & Crackle), stream on a subscription service (Paramount+, Philo & fuboTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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31. Face/Off

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7.2/10
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79/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Sean Archer, a very tough, rugged FBI Agent. Who is still grieving for his dead son Michael. Archer believes that his son's killer is his sworn enemy, a very powerful criminal, Castor Troy. One day, Archer has finally cornered Castor, however, their fight has knocked out Troy cold. As Archer finally breathes easy over the capture of his enemy, he finds out that Troy has planted a bomb that will destroy the entire city of Los Angeles and all of its inhabitants. Unfortunately the only other person who knows its location is Castor's brother Pollux, and he refuses to talk. The solution, a special operation doctor that can cut off people's faces, and can place a person's face onto another person. Archer undergoes one of those surgeries to talk to Pollux. However, Castor Troy somehow regains consciousness and now wants revenge on Archer for taking his face. Not only is Troy ruining Archer's mission, but his personal life as well. Archer must stop Troy again. This time, it's personal.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (Paramount+), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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32. Bad Boys

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6.9/10
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78/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Comedy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a murder, they have to pretend to be each other.

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

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33. The Maltese Falcon

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8.0/10
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79/100
Released: 1941
Mystery

What it's about: A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a beautiful liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

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

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34. Gangster Squad

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76/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Crime, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop… except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara and Jerry Wooters who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart.

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

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35. Mad Max

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6.9/10
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77/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In a dystopian world, a vengeful Australian policeman named Max sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.

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

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36. The French Connection

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77/100
Released: 1971Rated: R
Crime, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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37. Serpico

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7.7/10
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77/100
Released: 1973Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Frank Serpico is an idealistic New York City cop who refuses to take bribes, unlike the rest of the force. His actions get Frank shunned by the other officers, and often placed in dangerous situations by his partners. When his superiors ignore Frank's accusations of corruption, he decides to go public with the allegations. Although this causes the Knapp Commission to investigate his claims, Frank has also placed a target on himself.

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

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38. Rush Hour 2

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6.6/10
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75/100
Released: 2001Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: It's vacation time for Carter as he finds himself alongside Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at the American Embassy. Things get complicated as the pair stumble onto a counterfeiting plot. The boys are soon up to their necks in fist fights and life-threatening situations. A trip back to the U.S. may provide the answers about the bombing, the counterfeiting, and the true allegiance of sexy customs agent Isabella.

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

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39. Lethal Weapon 2

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7.2/10
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77/100
Released: 1989Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under Murtaugh's toilet, the action explodes!

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

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40. Bad Boys II

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6.6/10
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76/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Crime, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of Cuba. But the real fireworks result when Marcus discovers that playboy Mike is secretly romancing Marcus’ sexy sister.

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

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41. Super Troopers

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7.1/10
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75/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Crime, Comedy

What it's about: Five bored, occasionally high and always ineffective Vermont state troopers must prove their worth to the governor or lose their jobs. After stumbling on a drug ring, they plan to make a bust, but a rival police force is out to steal the glory.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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42. Falling Down

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7.6/10
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78/100
Released: 1993Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: On the day of his daughter's birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster is trying to get to the home of his estranged ex-wife to see his daughter. His car breaks down, so he leaves his car in a traffic jam in Los Angeles and decides to walk. He goes to a convenience store and tries to get some change for a phone call, but the Korean owner does not oblige, tipping Foster over the edge. The unstable Foster, so frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.

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

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43. Miami Vice

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6.0/10
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70/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Crime, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A case involving drug lords and murder in South Florida takes a personal turn for undercover detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs. Unorthodox Crockett gets involved romantically with the Chinese-Cuban wife of a trafficker of arms and drugs, while Tubbs deals with an assault on those he loves.

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

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44. Police Academy

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6.7/10
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74/100
Released: 1984Rated: R
Crime, Comedy

What it's about: New rules enforced by the Lady Mayoress mean that sex, weight, height and intelligence need no longer be a factor for joining the Police Force. This opens the floodgates for all and sundry to enter the Police Academy, much to the chagrin of the instructors. Not everyone is there through choice, though. Social misfit Mahoney has been forced to sign up as the only alternative to a jail sentence and it doesn't take long before he falls foul of the boorish Lieutenant Harris. But before long, Mahoney realises that he is enjoying being a police cadet and decides he wants to stay... while Harris decides he wants Mahoney out!

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

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45. Beverly Hills Cop II

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6.5/10
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73/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Axel heads for the land of sunshine and palm trees to find out who shot police Captain Andrew Bogomil. Thanks to a couple of old friends, Axel's investigation uncovers a series of robberies masterminded by a heartless weapons kingpin—and the chase is on.

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

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46. End of Watch

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7.6/10
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78/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.

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

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47. Demonic

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5.3/10
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64/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: A police officer and a psychologist investigate the deaths of five people who were killed while trying to summon ghosts.

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

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48. Donnie Brasco

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7.7/10
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78/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.

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

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kanopy
tubi_tv

49. 36th Precinct

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7.1/10
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85/100
Released: 2004
Crime, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The Film takes place in Paris, where two cops are competing for the vacant seat of chief of police while in the middle of a search for a gang of violent thieves. The movie is directed by Olivier Marchal, a former police officer who spent 12 years with the french police before creating this story, which in part is taken from real facts that happened during the 1980s in France.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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50. Starsky & Hutch

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6.1/10
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70/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Crime, Comedy

What it's about: Join uptight David Starsky and laid-back Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson as they're paired for the first time as undercover cops. The new partners must overcome their differences to solve an important case with help from street informant Huggy Bear and persuasive criminal Reese Feldman.

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

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