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1. Die Hard (1988)

R | 132 min | Action, Thriller

8.2
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72 Metascore

An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 737,071 | Gross: $83.01M

2. Dragged Across Concrete (2018)

R | 159 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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60 Metascore

Once two overzealous cops get suspended from the force, they must delve into the criminal underworld to get their proper compensation.

Director: S. Craig Zahler | Stars: Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White

Votes: 24,553

3. The Commuter (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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56 Metascore

An Insurance Salesman/Ex-Cop is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks

Votes: 90,017 | Gross: $36.34M

4. RoboCop (1987)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.5
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67 Metascore

In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox

Votes: 219,388 | Gross: $53.42M

5. Dirty Harry (1971)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.7
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90 Metascore

When a madman calling himself "the Scorpio Killer" menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni

Votes: 134,821

6. L.A. Confidential (1997)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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90 Metascore

As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen -- one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy -- investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Votes: 503,999 | Gross: $64.62M

7. Demolition Man (1993)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.7
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34 Metascore

A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.

Director: Marco Brambilla | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 149,015 | Gross: $58.06M

8. RoboCop 2 (1990)

R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.8
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42 Metascore

Cyborg law enforcer RoboCop returns to protect the citizens of old Detroit but faces a deadly challenge when a rogue OCP member secretly creates a new, evil RoboCop 2.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Peter Weller, John Glover, Mario Machado, Leeza Gibbons

Votes: 77,434 | Gross: $45.68M

9. Infernal Affairs (2002)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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75 Metascore

A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop.

Directors: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak | Stars: Andy Lau, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Eric Tsang

Votes: 113,427 | Gross: $0.17M

10. The French Connection (1971)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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94 Metascore

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco

Votes: 102,040

11. Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.6
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16 Metascore

Axel Foley, while investigating a car theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: the same men who killed his boss are running a counterfeit money ring out of a theme park in Los Angeles.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jon Tenney, Joey Travolta, Eugene Collier

Votes: 72,199 | Gross: $42.61M

12. 16 Blocks (2006)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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63 Metascore

An aging alcoholic cop is assigned the task of escorting a witness from police custody to a courthouse 16 blocks away. There are, however, chaotic forces at work that prevent them from making it in one piece.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Bruce Willis, Yasiin Bey, David Morse, Jenna Stern

Votes: 123,066 | Gross: $36.88M

13. Magnum Force (1973)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.2
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58 Metascore

San Francisco Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) is on the trail of vigilante Police Officers who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan, David Soul

Votes: 52,494

14. Point Blank (2019)

TV-MA | 86 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.6
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37 Metascore

An ER nurse and a career criminal are forced into an unlikely partnership in taking down a ring of corrupt cops threatening the lives of both their families.

Director: Joe Lynch | Stars: Frank Grillo, Stuart F. Wilson, Buster Reeves, Christian Cooke

Votes: 9,059

15. The Take (2016)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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48 Metascore

A young pickpocket and an unruly CIA agent team up on an anti-terrorist mission in France.

Director: James Watkins | Stars: Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Charlotte Le Bon, Kelly Reilly

Votes: 32,515 | Gross: $0.04M

16. Taxi (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.5
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27 Metascore

A mouthy and feisty taxicab driver has hot tips for a green and inept cop set on solving a string of New York City bank robberies committed by a quartet of female Brazilian bank robbers.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon, Gisele Bündchen, Henry Simmons

Votes: 38,506 | Gross: $36.61M

17. Blitz (2011)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.

Director: Elliott Lester | Stars: Jason Statham, Paddy Considine, Aidan Gillen, Zawe Ashton

Votes: 78,371

18. RoboCop 3 (1993)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

4.1
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40 Metascore

Robocop saves the day once more. This time the half man/half robot takes on ruthless developers who want to evict some people on "their" land.

Director: Fred Dekker | Stars: Robert John Burke, Nancy Allen, Mario Machado, Remy Ryan

Votes: 43,524 | Gross: $10.70M

19. Saw V (2008)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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20 Metascore

Following Jigsaw's grisly demise, Mark Hoffman is commended as a hero, but Agent Strahm is suspicious, and delves into Hoffman's past. Meanwhile, another group of people are put through a series of gruesome tests.

Director: David Hackl | Stars: Scott Patterson, Costas Mandylor, Tobin Bell, Betsy Russell

Votes: 109,230 | Gross: $56.75M

20. Above the Law (1988)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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45 Metascore

A former Special Operations Vietnam vet works as a Chicago cop, and uncovers C.I.A. wrongdoing.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Steven Seagal, Pam Grier, Henry Silva, Ron Dean

Votes: 27,008 | Gross: $18.87M

21. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.7
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68 Metascore

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 24,414

22. House of Sand and Fog (2003)

R | 126 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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71 Metascore

An abandoned wife is evicted from her house and starts a tragic conflict with her house's new owners.

Director: Vadim Perelman | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Ron Eldard, Frances Fisher

Votes: 62,700 | Gross: $13.01M

23. Mulholland Falls (1996)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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In 1950's Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Nick Nolte, Melanie Griffith, Jennifer Connelly, Chazz Palminteri

Votes: 15,026 | Gross: $11.50M

24. Hard Rain (1998)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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36 Metascore

The nephew of an armored-truck driver tries to prevent three million dollars from being taken by a local rival gang during a catastrophic flooding caused by a severe storm.

Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Randy Quaid, Minnie Driver

Votes: 30,868 | Gross: $19.82M

25. Narc (2002)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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70 Metascore

When the trail goes cold on a murder investigation of a policeman an undercover narcotics officer is lured back to the force to help solve the case.

Director: Joe Carnahan | Stars: Ray Liotta, Jason Patric, Chi McBride, Dan Leis

Votes: 37,218 | Gross: $10.46M

26. The Gauntlet (1977)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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59 Metascore

A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, William Prince

Votes: 19,661 | Gross: $35.40M

27. Pride and Glory (2008)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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45 Metascore

A family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. For Ray, the truth is revelatory, a Pandora's Box that threatens to upend not only the Tierney legacy but the entire NYPD.

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Noah Emmerich, Jon Voight

Votes: 57,605 | Gross: $15.71M

28. Vengeance: A Love Story (2017)

TV-MA | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.2
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A group of strangers come to the aid of a single mother seeking to bring her rapists to justice.

Director: Johnny Martin | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Anna Hutchison, Talitha Eliana Bateman, Deborah Kara Unger

Votes: 6,127

29. Big Momma's House 2 (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

4.7
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34 Metascore

An FBI agent reprises his disguise as a corpulent old lady and takes a job as a nanny in a crime suspect's house.

Director: John Whitesell | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Emily Procter, Nia Long, Zachary Levi

Votes: 38,581 | Gross: $70.17M

30. The Big Heat (1953)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

8.0
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Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, Alexander Scourby

Votes: 21,409

31. 10 to Midnight (1983)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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12 Metascore

An LAPD detective and his rookie partner are on the trail of a psychopathic young man who is murdering young women.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Charles Bronson, Lisa Eilbacher, Andrew Stevens, Gene Davis

Votes: 6,049 | Gross: $7.10M

32. Random Hearts (1999)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.2
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38 Metascore

A police sergeant and a congresswoman both lose their spouses in a plane crash, and they soon discover that their spouses were having an affair with each other.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Charles S. Dutton, Bonnie Hunt

Votes: 19,070 | Gross: $31.05M

33. The Glimmer Man (1996)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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33 Metascore

Two cops are forced to work together to solve a chain of mysterious killings by a killer nicknamed "The Family Man".

Director: John Gray | Stars: Steven Seagal, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bob Gunton, Brian Cox

Votes: 17,939 | Gross: $20.10M

34. Sharky's Machine (1981)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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58 Metascore

Tom Sharky is demoted to vice after a bust goes terribly wrong. He and his team stumble across a mob murder tied to prostitution and government.

Director: Burt Reynolds | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Rachel Ward, Vittorio Gassman, Brian Keith

Votes: 5,025 | Gross: $35.61M

35. Dobermann (1997)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Dobermann is the world's most ruthless bank robber and with his gang rob bank after bank, now in Paris. What can the police do but to let the mad, morally bankrupt police commissioner loose on him?

Director: Jan Kounen | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Tchéky Karyo, Monica Bellucci, Antoine Basler

Votes: 16,100

36. Dark Blue (2002)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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57 Metascore

A robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Kurt Russell, Ving Rhames, Scott Speedman, Michael Michele

Votes: 19,635 | Gross: $9.06M

37. Tightrope (1984)

R | 114 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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61 Metascore

New Orleans single dad and cop Wes Block (Clint Eastwood) goes after a serial rapist-killer, but when he gets too close to the target, the hunter suddenly becomes the hunted.

Director: Richard Tuggle | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Geneviève Bujold, Dan Hedaya, Alison Eastwood

Votes: 14,657 | Gross: $48.14M

38. Code of Silence (1985)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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64 Metascore

A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Chuck Norris, Henry Silva, Bert Remsen, Mike Genovese

Votes: 6,307 | Gross: $20.35M

39. Wasabi (2001)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, Comedy

6.7
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53 Metascore

A French cop gets 2 months leave for getting results too violently. His Japanese girlfriend, who vanished 19 years ago, has died and he flies Paris to Tokyo for her funeral and will full of surprises. The Yakuza meets his brutal ways.

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Jean Reno, Ryôko Hirosue, Michel Muller, Carole Bouquet

Votes: 35,369 | Gross: $0.08M

40. Skin Trade (2014)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.6
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39 Metascore

After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests, NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Ron Perlman, Michael Jai White

Votes: 7,135 | Gross: $0.00M

41. Edison (2005)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.3
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Upon discovering a den of corrupt policemen, a fresh-faced journalist makes shaky allies in a jaded reporter and investigator for a powerful district attorney.

Director: David J. Burke | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Justin Timberlake, LL Cool J

Votes: 14,336

42. I Wake Up Screaming (1941)

Passed | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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Why is Inspector Ed Cornell trying to railroad Frankie Christopher for the murder of model Vicky Lynn?

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Laird Cregar

Votes: 3,436

43. Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage (2019)

Not Rated | 127 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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The story of a bad cop standing up to an even worse society.

Director: Jeong-beom Lee | Stars: Philip Hersh, So-nee Jeon, Sun-kyun Lee, Young-yu Lee

Votes: 746

44. The Offence (1973)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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A burnt-out British police detective finally snaps whilst interrogating a suspected child molester.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Vivien Merchant, Ian Bannen

Votes: 5,103

45. Dollman (1991 Video)

R | 82 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.4
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A hard-boiled, intergalactic policeman lands on Earth where he is only 12 inches tall.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Tim Thomerson, Jackie Earle Haley, Kamala Lopez, Humberto Ortiz

Votes: 2,459

46. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon wants to be something his old man wasn't: a guy on the right side of the law. Will Dixon's vicious nature get the better of him?

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill, Bert Freed

Votes: 7,098

47. The Laughing Policeman (1973)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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In San Francisco, California, one victim in a mass murder is a police detective. His partner and a new partner investigate in the city's seamy side.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Walter Matthau, Bruce Dern, Louis Gossett Jr., Albert Paulsen

Votes: 2,256

48. Cop (1988)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him.

Director: James B. Harris | Stars: James Woods, Lesley Ann Warren, Charles Durning, Charles Haid

Votes: 4,060 | Gross: $1.88M

49. Tueurs (2017)

86 min | Thriller

6.1
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While Frank Valken makes a fabulous break, a killer squad goes into action and executes all the witnesses. Among the corpses there is that of the magistrate who is investigating the Mad ... See full summary »

Directors: Jean-François Hensgens, François Troukens | Stars: Olivier Gourmet, Lubna Azabal, Kevin Janssens, Bouli Lanners

Votes: 775

50. Dead Silence (1997 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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A veteran FBI agent negotiates the release of a bus-load of hearing-impaired school-children taken hostage by 3 desperate escaped convicts.

Director: Daniel Petrie Jr. | Stars: James Garner, Kim Coates, Marlee Matlin, Lolita Davidovich

Votes: 862



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