50 FURIOUS POLICE FILMS

Throughout the years, the violent, turbulent world of professional police officers & federal agents has provided an exciting and intriguing backdrop for writers and directors to explore. From stories about justice obsessed rebels to undercover heroes to shady, corrupted cops who are on the take, they are some of our favorite kinds of movies that are filled with fury. Our new list will take you through the many police themed films we love most.

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Touch of Evil (1958, Dir: Orson Welles)

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Bullitt (1968, Dir: Peter Yates)

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In The Heat of the Night (1967, Dir: Norman Jewison)

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The Departed (2006, Dir: Martin Scorsese)

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Dirty Harry (1971, Dir: Don Siegel)

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Out For Justice (1991, Dir: Andrew Davis)

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Across 110th Street (1971, Dir: Barry Shear)

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The Laughing Policeman (1973, Dir: Stuart Rosenberg)

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Serpico (1973, Dir: Sidney Lumet)

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Walking Tall (1973, Dir: Phil Karlson)

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The Super Cops (1974, Dir: Gordon Parks)

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The French Connection (1971, Dir: William Friedkin)

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The Seven Ups (1973, Dir: Phil D’Antoni)

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Beverly Hills Cop (1984, Dir: Martin Brest)

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Black Rain (1989, Dir: Ridley Scott)

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Police Academy (1984, Dir: Hugh Wilson)

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Lethal Weapon (1986, Dir: Richard Donner)

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Demolition Man (1993, Dir: Marco Brambilla)

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The Naked Gun (1988, Dir: David Zucker)

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Blue Steel (1989, Dir: Kathryn Bigelow)

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Cobra (1986, Dir: George P Cosmatos)

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Running Scared (1986, Dir: Peter Hyams)

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The New Centurions (1972, Dir: Richard Fleischer)

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Tango & Cash (1989, Dir: Andrei Konchalovsky)

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Colors (1988, Dir: Dennis Hopper)

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Coogan’s Bluff (1968, Dir: Don Siegel)

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The Hard Way (1991, Dir: John Badham)

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Electra Glide in Blue (1973, Dir: William Guercio)

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Freebie and the Bean (1974, Dir: Richard Rush)

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Cruising (1980, Dir: William Friedkin)

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French Connection II (1975, Dir: John Frankenheimer)

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L.A. Confidential (2001, Dir: Curtis Hanson)

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Narc (2002, Dir: Joe Carnahan)

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Donnie Brasco (1997, Dir: Mike Newell)

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Copland (1997, Dir: James Mangold)

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Police Story 3 (1992, Dir: Stanley Tong)

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Robocop (1987, Dir: Paul Verhoeven)

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End of Watch (2012, Dir: David Ayer)

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Hard Boiled (1992, Dir: John Woo)

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Heat (1995, Dir: Michael Mann)

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Training Day (2001, Dir: Antoine Fuqua)

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Point Break (1991, Dir: Kathryn Bigelow)

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Die Hard (1988, Dir: John McTiernan)

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The Untouchables (1987, Dir: Brian DePalma)

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Se7en (1997, Dir: David Fincher)

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Fargo (1996, Dir: Coen Bros)

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Speed (1994, Dir: Jan deBont)

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Mad Max (1979, Dir: George Miller)

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Bad Lieutenant (1992, Dir: Abel Ferrara)

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48 Hrs. (1982, Dir: Walter Hill)


What are some of your favorite police themed films? Let us know!

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Peter

Editor-In-Chief of The Grindhouse Cinema Database/Furious Cinema contributor. Pete is a rabid movie geek who enjoys everything from wild n' crazy exploitation/cult flix to big budget mainstream classics. His other interests include: graphic design, cartooning and music.

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