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The Best Police Movies on HBO

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 on HBO.

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1. Reservoir Dogs

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8.3/10
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87/100
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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2. Insomnia

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7.2/10
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78/100
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 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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3. Speed

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7.2/10
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79/100
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, Prime Video & 3 others).

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4. Beverly Hills Cop

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7.3/10
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77/100
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) & rent or buy from $2.70 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. Serpico

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7.7/10
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76/100
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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6. Beverly Hills Cop II

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6.5/10
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72/100
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) & rent or buy from $2.85 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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7. A Shot in the Dark

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7.5/10
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69/100
Released: 1964Rated: PG
Crime, Mystery

What it's about: Inspector Jacques Clouseau investigates the murder of Mr. Benjamin Ballon's driver at a country estate. A Shot in the Dark is the second and more successful film from the Pink Panther film series where both animated and real life sequences are mixed. A cult classic from Blake Edwards based on the play L’Idiot by Marcel Achard and Harry Kurnitz.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $3.60 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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8. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

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5.8/10
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65/100
Released: 1985Rated: PG-13
Crime, Comedy

What it's about: Officer Carey Mahoney and his cohorts have finally graduated from the Police Academy and are about to hit the streets on their first assignment. Question is, are they ready to do battle with a band of graffiti-tagging terrorists? Time will tell, but don't sell short this cheerful band of doltish boys in blue.

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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9. Police Academy 3: Back in Training

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5.4/10
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62/100
Released: 1986Rated: PG
Crime, Comedy

What it's about: When police funding is cut, the Governor announces he must close one of the academies. To make it fair, the two police academies must compete against each other to stay in operation. Mauser persuades two officers in Lassard's academy to better his odds, but things don't quite turn out as expected...

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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10. Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol

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5.0/10
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60/100
Released: 1987Rated: PG
Crime, Comedy

What it's about: A new batch of recruits arrives at Police Academy, this time a group of civilian volunteers who have joined Commandant Lassard's new Citizens on Patrol program. Although the community relations project has strong governmental support, a disgusted Captain Harris is determined to see it fail.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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11. Assault on Precinct 13

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6.3/10
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67/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

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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12. Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach

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4.6/10
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58/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Crime, Comedy

What it's about: The Police Academy misfits travel to Miami Beach for Commandant Lassard to be honored with a prestigious lifetime award pending his retirement. Things take a turn when Lassard unknowingly ends up in possession of stolen diamonds from a jewel heist.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. Police Academy 6: City Under Siege

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4.4/10
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57/100
Released: 1989Rated: PG
Crime, Comedy

What it's about: Our favourite police men are called together to deal with a gang who rob banks and jewelers. Using their various talents as well as their extraordinary luck, the crooks stand no chance against our men and women in blue.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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14. Assault on Precinct 13

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7.4/10
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70/100
Released: 1976Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, HBO, Kanopy & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.85 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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15. The Kingdom

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7.0/10
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73/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.

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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16. CHiPS

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6.0/10
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69/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Comedy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers as they make their rounds on the freeways of Los Angeles.

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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17. 2 Fast 2 Furious

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5.9/10
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74/100
Released: 2003Rated: PG-13
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: It's a major double-cross when former police officer Brian O'Conner teams up with his ex-con buddy Roman Pearce to transport a shipment of "dirty" money for shady Miami-based import-export dealer Carter Verone. But the guys are actually working with undercover agent Monica Fuentes to bring Verone down.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $3.80 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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18. 10 to Midnight

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6.3/10
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60/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

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 (HBO) & rent or buy from $3.60 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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19. The Pledge

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6.8/10
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69/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, HBO & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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20. Beverly Hills Cop III

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5.6/10
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67/100
Released: 1994Rated: R
Comedy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Back in sunny southern California and on the trail of two murderers, Axel Foley again teams up with LA cop Billy Rosewood. Soon, they discover that an amusement park is being used as a front for a massive counterfeiting ring – and it's run by the same gang that shot Billy's boss.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $2.85 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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21. I Am Evidence

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7.6/10
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55/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Thriller, Documentary

What it's about: The modern criminal justice system is hindered by the fact that countless rape kits remain untested in police evidence storage facilities across the United States. Only eight states currently have laws requiring mandatory testing of rape kits.

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

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22. Lassiter

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5.9/10
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53/100
Released: 1984Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

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 popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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23. Underclassman

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4.3/10
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50/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: A young detective goes undercover at an elite private school to destroy an international stolen car ring.

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

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24. The Last of the Finest

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5.8/10
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50/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ring. Banded together, four of the banned cops (which quickly becomes three when one is killed early) band together to fight the drug ring undercover. They gain capital for weapons by ripping off minor drug dealers. Then well-armed they go after the kingpin (Boyd).

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

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25. Short Time

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6.4/10
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55/100
Released: 1990Rated: PG-13
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Nearing retirement, Dabney Coleman finds that he has a disease that will kill him within days. He then finds that his life insurance only pays off if he is killed in the line of duty. In order to leave something to his wife and children, Coleman becomes supercop, ignoring danger and trying his best to get killed.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (HBO).

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26. 3 ½ Minutes, 10 Bullets

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7.2/10
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56/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Thriller, Documentary

What it's about: Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving November 2012, four boys in a red SUV pull into a gas station after spending time at the mall buying sneakers and talking to girls. With music blaring, one boy exits the car and enters the store, a quick stop for a soda and a pack of gum. A man and a woman pull up next to the boys in the station, making a stop for a bottle of wine. The woman enters the store and an argument breaks out when the driver of the second car asks the boys to turn the music down. 3½ minutes and ten bullets later, one of the boys is dead. 3½ MINUTES dissects the aftermath of this fatal encounter.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, HBO & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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27. The Goya Murders

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4.8/10
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48/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Madrid, Spain. A mysterious serial killer murders art collectors and uses their bodies to reproduce scenes from “Los caprichos,” a famous series of drawings by Spanish painter Francisco de Goya…

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO).

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