5 Best Police Movies of All Time

My top 50 police movies of all time, What qualifes these movies as being a police movie? Any movie that features a private eye, police officer or just a modern day lawman as the lead character.  Comedies are also given its due, without Frank Drebin, police comedies wouldn’t be in existent  Feel free to leave a comment if you feel I have totally missed a movie that should be on this list. Without further adieu, my list of the top 5 police movies of all time.

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A state cop who infiltrated the Irish gang and a mole within the police organization working for the same Irish mob, race to identify and track down each other before they are exposed to their enemies. ( 151 mins )

Director: Martin Scrosese

Stars: Matt Damon, Jack Nichalson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg

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Two New York City police officers in the Narcotics Bureau stumble upon a drug sumggling ring with the French Connection. William Fredkin’s police drama depicts 2 tough NYC police officers trying to intercept a big heroin shipment that is coming out of France. ( 104 mins )

Director: William Fredkin

Stars: Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Gene Hackman, Tony Lo Bianco

 MV5BMTUyMTQ1NjA2OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODQ1Njg3OA@@._V1._SX140_CR0,0,140,209_3. Chinatown

A private eye hired to to expose an adulterer finds himself in more trouble then he thought. Jake Gittes is a private eye who specialize in matrimonial cases. Hired by Evelyn Mulwray when she believes Hollis her husband, is cheating on her. Gittes tails him and where he photographs Hollis with a young girl and later finds out that he was hired by an impostor and not the real Evelyn Mulwray. When the real  Evelyn Mulway is found dead, Gittes is pushed into a web of lies, deceit and murder.  ( 130 mins )

Director: Roman Polasnki

Stars: Faye Dunaway, Jack Nicholson, John Huston

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Mayhem and Outrage ensure after a drug deal went sour and more then 2 million dollars came up missing in Rio Grande.  In the tough part of Texas, hunter Llewelyn Moss found the remains of many drug traffickers who have killed each other in a drug exchange that has gone bad. Rather then telling the police, Llewelyn decides to take the 2 million he found at the scene of the crime himself. This puts, Anton Chigurh, the psychopathic killer right on his trials trying to retrieve his money. As Llewelyn tries to stay a step a head of Anton, his world starts to turn upside down as he puts his friends and family in danger ( 122 mins )

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Stars: Javier Badem, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelso

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A mad man who calls himself the Scorpio Killer terrorist the city of San Francisco. Inspector Harry Callahan is put on the case to track down, and bring down this crazy menaic. The year is 1971, the city of San Francisco faces a maniac known as the Scorpio Killer who snipes at victims and then demands ransom though his notes that are left behind at the crime scene. Harry Callahan along side his partner Cico Gonzalez  is assigned to track down this mad man and stop him at any cost. ( 102 mins )

Director: Don Siegel

Stars: Andrew Robinson, Reni Santoni, Clint Eastwood