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Top 50 Most Popular Cop Movies Of All Time

AishwaryaAishwarya-Posted July 21, 2022


Top Most Popular Cop Movies Of All Time

 

There is a famous Hindi phrase that was used often to explain the power of policemen. It translates to “The law has very long arms”.

 

This alludes to the fact that cops will always apprehend criminals however far they run. It also indicates the high hopes and respect we have for the police profession.

 

Law enforcement officers, detectives, FBI, special enforcement officers, police force, etc., are just a few names that we use to identify the officers of the law in our movies.

 

Sometimes they are a force of good, and sometimes they are a bunch of crooked and corrupt officers. Either way, the power they yield over society is great.

 

Today, we will look at movies that have glorified, vilified, and represented cops in all their colors. We will run through a list of the thrilling, entertaining, suspenseful, sometimes comedic, and sometimes tragic tales of cops doing their jobs.

 

Without wasting time, here is ENTOIN’s list of 50 best and most popular cop movies from around the world that have caught our imagination and attention.

 

Enjoy the list!

 

 

50. S.W.A.T. (2003)

 

S.W.A.T. (2003)

 

Entity Detail
Title S.W.A.T.
Release Year 2003
Watch time 117 min
Directors Clark Johnson
Cast Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J
Domestic Box office $116.93M
IMDb Rating 6
Metascore 45
Writers Robert Hamner
Music By Elliot Goldenthal
Cinematography By Gabriel Beristain
Costume By Casey Hallenbeck

 

S. W. A. T. is a police special forces thriller based on a TV series with the same name.

 

The film was directed by David Ayer and David McKenna with a strong star cast. S. W. A. T. was a commercial success, but the critics felt the story offered nothing new.

 

They called it a routine police drama. The story is about a S. W. A. T. team that is entrusted to transport an international drug lord to the state penitentiary.

 

To make things interesting, the drug lord offers $100 million to anyone who helps him escape. Sergeant Hondo, Officers Jim Street, TJ McCabe, Michael Boxer, Deacon Kaye, and Chris Sanchez have to overcome all contenders for the $ 100 million reward and deliver justice.

 

 

49. Police Academy (1984)

 

Police Academy (1984)

 

Entity Detail
Title Police Academy
Release Year 1984
Watch time 96 min
Directors Hugh Wilson
Cast Steve Guttenberg, G.W. Bailey, Kim Cattrall, Bubba Smith
Domestic Box office $81.20M
IMDb Rating 6.7
Metascore 41
Writers Neal Israel
Music By Robert Folk
Cinematography By Michael D. Margulies
Costume By Trevor Williams

 

Police Academy is a comedy film set in the Police recruitment center. It was the directorial debut of Hugh Wilson, and it became a highly successful film franchise with six more sequels.

 

In the film, the mayor of a city in California advises the police department to hire all candidates who apply for the police force and stop rejecting any applications.

 

As a result, a variety of misfits and unfit candidates are given admission into the academy. These cadets need to undergo police training and depending on their results, they will be recruited into the force.

 

 

48. RoboCop (1987)

 

RoboCop (1987)

 

Entity Detail
Title RoboCop
Release Year 1987
Watch time 102 min
Directors Paul Verhoeven
Cast Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox
Domestic Box office $53.42M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 67
Writers Edward Neumeier
Music By Basil Poledouris
Cinematography By Jost Vacano
Costume By William Sandell

 

Robocop is a science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven. The story was written by Edward Neumeier while he was working on another film.

 

He conceived it as a satirical take on corporate greed and government policies that led to the breakdown of law and order in society.

 

Verhoeven, in his typical style, made the violence seem over the top and almost comical. It had to undergo many cuts at the review board before it was cleared.

 

The story follows the work of the recently deceased police officer Alex Murphy who has been revived by Omni Consumer Products.

 

He is converted into a cyborg with little humanity left and no memories of his past life.

 

 

47. Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

 

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

 

Entity Detail
Title Lethal Weapon 3
Release Year 1992
Watch time 118 min
Directors Richard Donner
Cast Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo
Domestic Box office $144.73M
IMDb Rating 6.7
Metascore 40
Writers Jeffrey Boam
Music By Eric Clapton Michael Kamen David Sanborn
Cinematography By Jan de Bont
Costume By James H. Spencer

 

Lethal Weapon 3 is the third installment in the Lethal Weapon franchise and the most successful film in the series.

 

Being a buddy cop action thriller, we have two officers, Riggs and Murtaugh, who have been recently demoted to uniform duty from the position of LAPD Sergeants.

 

They stumble upon an armored car robbery that is linked to a known arms dealer. Although Murtaugh is just a week away from retirement, he is reinstated to the Sergeant position and assigned to this case.

 

It is a particularly important case as the arms dealer is a retired LAPD Lieutenant.

 

 

46. American Gangster (2007)

 

American Gangster (2007)

 

Entity Detail
Title American Gangster
Release Year 2007
Watch time 157 min
Directors Ridley Scott
Cast Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin
Domestic Box office $130.16M
IMDb Rating 7.8
Metascore 76
Writers Steven Zaillian
Music By Marc Streitenfeld
Cinematography By Harris Savides
Costume By Arthur Max

 

American Gangster is a biographical crime film about a drug trafficker by the name of Frank Lucas. The film was directed and produced by Ridley Scott and was nominated for over 20 awards, including two Academy Awards.

 

The film won a SAG award for best supporting actress for Ruby Dee. The story is about a drug trafficking operation that was conducted during the Vietnam war.

 

Frank Lucas used American service planes to smuggle heroin into America from Vietnam, effectively removing all middlemen. The crime was discovered by officer Richie Roberts and a task force intercepted the shipment and apprehended the criminals.

 

 

45. Super Troopers (2001)

 

Super Troopers (2001)

 

Entity Detail
Title Super Troopers
Release Year 2001
Watch time 100 min
Directors Jay Chandrasekhar
Cast Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, André Vippolis, Joey Kern
Domestic Box office $18.49M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 48
Writers Jay Chandrasekhar
Music By Joaquín Baca-Asay
Cinematography By Jay Chandrasekhar
Costume By Johnny Hardesty

 

Super Troopers is a comedy-crime film that was written by the Broken Lizard comedy troupe. The troupe also acted in the film as the Vermont state trooper squad.

 

The story is set in an imaginary town called Spurbury, and the police unit of Spurbury is at odds with the State Troopers team stationed in Spurbury.

 

The actual trouble starts when a drug trafficking ring is uncovered, and the state troopers unit and the town police still cannot work together to investigate the crime.

 

The film was criticized for its low-blow humor, but it was a hit nonetheless. The audiences were entertained, and the film did well at the box office.

 

 

44. Cop Land (1997)

 

Cop Land (1997)

 

Entity Detail
Title Cop Land
Release Year 1997
Watch time 105 min
Directors James Mangold
Cast Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro
Domestic Box office $44.89M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 64
Writers James Mangold
Music By Howard Shore
Cinematography By Eric Alan Edwards
Costume By Lester Cohen

 

Cop Land is a neo-noir crime film where crooked cops are being protected. The film received positive reviews from critics and the audience.

 

The film story, by James Mangold, was well received and praised along with the performances of the cast. The story opens with a small-town sheriff losing out on a chance to join the NYPD due to hearing loss in one ear.

 

As a result, he idolizes the group of transit officers from NYPD, who stay in his town. Although they are known for their corrupt ways, the sheriff continues to protect them.

 

This continues until an incident forces a rift in the team and exposes their true nature to the sheriff, and he agrees to work with IA to investigate them.

 

 

43. Magnum Force (1973)

 

Magnum Force (1973)

 

Entity Detail
Title Magnum Force
Release Year 1973
Watch time 124 min
Directors Ted Post
Cast Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan, David Soul
Domestic Box office $4.56M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 58
Writers Harry Julian Fink
Music By Lalo Schifrin
Cinematography By Frank Stanley
Costume By Jack T. Collis

 

Magnum Force is an action thriller film starring Clint Eastwood. The film is a sequel to the 1971 film, Dirty Harry, where Eastwood plays the maverick cop Harry Callahan.

 

This film was met with mixed to negative reviews, with many critics disappointed with the new anti-vigilante stand of Dirty Harry.

 

The film follows Harry Callahan as he uncovers a new death squad in the SFPD. Mafia bosses, drug kingpins, pimps, and more are met with the firing squad before they can be brought to justice.

 

Callahan does not agree with this style and tracks down each member of the vigilante squad and ends up killing them.

 

 

42. The Day of the Jackal (1973)

 

The Day of the Jackal (1973)

 

The Day of The Jackal is a suspense thriller that involves a plot to assassinate the French president Charles De Gaulle.

 

The film is based on the novel of the same name by Frederick Forsythe. The novel and the film were international successes, with the film receiving nominations for an Oscar, two Golden Globes, five BAFTAs, and more.

 

The French president has given independence to Algeria, and a criminal organization, called OAS, is very upset about it.

 

They plot the first assassination attempt that is thwarted by the French police. As a next attempt, the remaining members contact a British assassin, codenamed Jackal, to do the job.

 

 

41. Colors (1988)

 

Colors (1988)

 

Entity Detail
Title Colors
Release Year 1988
Watch time 120 min
Directors Dennis Hopper
Cast Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Maria Conchita Alonso, Randy Brooks
Domestic Box office $46.62M
IMDb Rating 6.7
Metascore 66
Writers Michael Schiffer
Music By Herbie Hancock
Cinematography By Haskell Wexler
Costume By Ron Foreman

 

Colors is a police procedural drama. It stars Sean Penn and Robert Duvall and was directed by Dennis Hopper.

 

The film was highly praised but also criticized for the way it portrayed the L. A gang war and the growing gang culture.

 

The story of the film is set in South Central Los Angeles, where gang wars between Bloods, Chips, and the Hispanic gangs were at their peak.

 

A seasoned Police officer from the C. R. A. S. H. team and a young rookie officer are assigned to manage the situation.

 

 

40. Street Kings (2008)

 

Street Kings (2008)

 

Entity Detail
Title Street Kings
Release Year 2008
Watch time 109 min
Directors David Ayer
Cast Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans
Domestic Box office $26.42M
IMDb Rating 6.8
Metascore 55
Writers James Ellroy
Music By Graeme Revell
Cinematography By Gabriel Beristain
Costume By Alec Hammond

 

Street Kings is an action film directed by David Ayers and is based on a story by James Ellroy.

 

The film received positive reviews and an average rating of 5.11 on Rotten Tomatoes. Street Kings has a star-cast lineup of Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Chris Evans, The Game, etc.

 

The film starts with Detective Ludlow staging a crime scene to cover up the shooting of two Korean arms dealers to rescue school girls.

 

His colleague warns him about the illegal means used and approaches the chief of Internal Affairs. However, he is killed in a staged shooting that discredits his reputation.

 

It is now up to Ludlow to apprehend the actual killer and, in the process, uncover a massive blackmail operation that the police captain was involved in.

 

 

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

 

Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Release Year 1974
Watch time 104 min
Directors Joseph Sargent
Cast Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo
Domestic Box office $2.49M
IMDb Rating 7.7
Metascore 68
Writers John Godey
Music By David Shire
Cinematography By Owen Roizman
Costume By Gene Rudolf

 

Taking of Pelham One Two Three is a crime thriller based on a novel of the same name written by Morton Freedgood.

 

The novel has been adapted multiple times into movies with the same name, but the movie from 1974 was the most successful and critically acclaimed.

 

The film follows the hijack plan of four criminals who take the passengers of a New York subway train as hostages and demand a ransom of  $ 1 million.

 

The four criminals call themselves Mr. Green, Mr. Blue, Mr. Grey, and Mr. Brown. The rest of the movie is about how the New York transit cops handle the negotiations and end the hostage crisis.

 

 

38. Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

 

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

 

Entity Detail
Title Lethal Weapon 2
Release Year 1989
Watch time 114 min
Directors Richard Donner
Cast Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Patsy Kensit
Domestic Box office $147.25M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 70
Writers Jeffrey Boam
Music By Eric Clapton Michael Kamen David Sanborn
Cinematography By Stephen Goldblatt
Costume By J. Michael Riva

 

Lethal Weapon 2 is the second film in the Lethal Weapon franchise. It was the third-highest-grossing film of 1989 and received favorable reviews from critics as well.

 

The plot was not a strong or a unique one but the comedy track and the chemistry between Mel Gibson and Danny Glover were phenomenal.

 

The film is about two LAPD sergeants Riggs and Murtaugh, who are investigating a drug dealer's ring from South Africa.

 

The main suspects, however, are hiding behind diplomatic immunity. The film also introduces Leo Getz, who is a state witness in a money laundering case.

 

The film had a great musical score from Michael Kamen, Eric Clapton, and David Sanborn. The song Knockin' on Heavens Door by Eric Clapton was a particular hit.

 

 

37. Infernal Affairs (2002)

 

Infernal Affairs (2002)

 

Infernal Affairs is a Hong Kong action film that was directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. The film was Hong Kong’s official entry to the Academy Awards and gained popularity worldwide.

 

It was remade in English by Martin Scorsese as The Departed. In the Hong Kong police academy, two undercover events take place.

 

A young police cadet is sent undercover into the Hong Kong Triad, while the triad sends a young gangster into the police academy as a mole.

 

For years they work undercover until their cover is close to being blown. Watch the film to catch whether the triad wins or the police force.

 

 

36. Die Hard 2 (1990)

 

Die Hard 2 (1990)

 

Entity Detail
Title Die Hard 2
Release Year 1990
Watch time 124 min
Directors Renny Harlin
Cast Bruce Willis, William Atherton, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson
Domestic Box office $117.54M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 67
Writers Steven E. de Souza
Music By Michael Kamen
Cinematography By Oliver Wood
Costume By John Vallone

 

Die Hard 2 or Die Harder is the second installment in the Die Hard franchise. This film was directed by Renny Harlin, with the script from Steven E. de Souza and Doug Richardson.

 

The film brought back the main original cast with Bruce Willis. In this installment, it is Christmas time again, and John McClane is at the airport to pick up his wife.

 

Here, McClane sees terrorists have taken over the airport, and none of the flights can land. While both the terrorists and airport security hunt him down, McClane takes back the control of the ATC tower from the terrorists.

 

 

35. Bullitt (1968)

 

Bullitt (1968)

 

Entity Detail
Title Bullitt
Release Year 1968
Watch time 114 min
Directors Peter Yates
Cast Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn, Don Gordon
Domestic Box office $42.30M
IMDb Rating 7.4
Metascore 81
Writers Alan Trustman
Music By Lalo Schifrin
Cinematography By William A. Fraker
Costume By Albert Brenner

 

Bullitt is an action crime thriller that is based on the novel Mute Witness by Robert L. Fish. The film was directed by Peter Yates and starred Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Don Gordon, and more.

 

The film is also famous for the exciting car chase, which is considered to be the best car chase sequence in films ever.

 

The film starts with a mobster escaping the stronghold and hiding in Chicago. The Senator assigns SAPD detectives to guard the mobster as he has to appear before the senate committee on mob violence.

 

The security detail is set up for the mobster, but the mob has sent out hitmen to neutralize him.

 

The car chase between Bullitt’s Ford Mustang and the Dodge Charger, driven by the hitmen, was long and filmed on the streets of San Francisco.

 

 

34. Bad Boys (1995)

 

Bad Boys (1995)

 

Entity Detail
Title Bad Boys
Release Year 1995
Watch time 119 min
Directors Michael Bay
Cast Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Lisa Boyle, Michael Taliferro
Domestic Box office $65.81M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 41
Writers George Gallo
Music By Mark Mancina
Cinematography By Howard Atherton
Costume By John Vallone

 

Bad Boys is a buddy cop action film and marked the directorial debut of Michael Bay. The film received mixed reviews from the critics, but it developed a cult following among the fans.

 

This led to the release of Bad Boys II and Bad Boys For Life. In the film, two cops, Detective Sergeant Marcus Burnett and Mike Lawrey are working with the Miami Narcotics bureau.

 

A large stash of mafia heroin is missing from the police vault, and the Internal affairs team suspects that it is an inside job.

 

Lowrey and Burnett have to locate the mole and the drug kingpin within 72 hours to save the police dept.

 

 

33. 21 Jump Street (2012)

 

Jump Street (2012)

 

Entity Detail
Title 21 Jump Street
Release Year 2012
Watch time 109 min
Directors Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Cast Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson
Domestic Box office $138.45M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 69
Writers Michael Bacall
Music By Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematography By Barry Peterson
Costume By Peter Wenham

 

21 Jump Street is a film based on the TV series from 1987. The reboot was directed by the duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

 

The film follows a similar concept as the TV series, with two cops going undercover as high school students to bust a drug ring.

 

The two officers selected for this duty are Schmidt and Jenko, who enter Sagan High School to investigate the distributor behind the drug HFS.

 

What follows is a series of comedic situations, miss up and a final curtain call. The original agents from the TV series, Johnny Depp and Peter DeLuise make a cameo appearance too.

 

 

32. The Bone Collector (1999)

 

The Bone Collector (1999)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Bone Collector
Release Year 1999
Watch time 118 min
Directors Phillip Noyce
Cast Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifah, Michael Rooker
Domestic Box office $66.52M
IMDb Rating 6.7
Metascore 45
Writers Jeffery Deaver
Music By Craig Armstrong
Cinematography By Dean Semler
Costume By Nigel Phelps

 

The Bone Collector is based on a novel of the same name by Jeffrey Deaver. The film has a powerful star cast of Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifah, etc.

 

However, the film failed to receive positive reviews. It was panned for being formulaic and lacking brilliance. The story is about a rookie patrol cop who stumbles upon a crime scene.

 

She captures the evidence as best as she can, and this captures the attention of the famous quadriplegic forensic expert.

 

He assists her in finding the next victim and getting closer to the killer.

 

 

31. The Untouchables (1987)

 

The Untouchables (1987)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Untouchables
Release Year 1987
Watch time 119 min
Directors Brian De Palma
Cast Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith
Domestic Box office $76.27M
IMDb Rating 7.9
Metascore 79
Writers David Mamet
Music By Ennio Morricone
Cinematography By Stephen H. Burum
Costume By William A. Elliott

 

The Untouchables is an award-winning film that revolves around the investigation and subsequent arrest of Al Capone on charges of tax evasion.

 

The film is based loosely on the book with the same name and the real-life events in the life of Elliot Ness.

 

During the period of prohibition, in Chicago, Al Capone had a thriving business supplying liquor and other illegal activities.

 

He also has most of the police and justice department in his pocket, and as a result, no one was able to convict him for any of his crimes.

 

However, when Elliot Ness is assigned to the case, he forms his team and gradually starts to bring him down.

 

The film was nominated for four Academy Awards and won the award for Best Supporting Role by Sean Connery.

 

 

30. Dirty Harry (1971)

 

Dirty Harry (1971)

 

Entity Detail
Title Dirty Harry
Release Year 1971
Watch time 102 min
Directors Don Siegel, Clint Eastwood
Cast Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni
Domestic Box office $35.90M
IMDb Rating 7.7
Metascore 90
Writers Harry Julian Fink
Music By Lalo Schifrin
Cinematography By Bruce Surtees
Costume By Robert De Vestel

 

Dirty Harry is the first film in the franchise, with four more sequels. The story for Dirty Harry was written by Harry Julian Fink, RM Fink, and Jo Helms.

 

Dirty Harry was loosely based on the real-life serial killer Zodiac Killer from Northern California, who was never caught.

 

The story starts with a sniper killing a woman, who is swimming in a rooftop pool. The case is assigned to Detective Harry Callahan, and as he gets more involved in the investigation, he gets more frustrated with all the loopholes that the shooter, dubbed Scorpio, uses to escape.

 

 

29. Point Break (1991)

 

Point Break (1991)

 

Entity Detail
Title Point Break
Release Year 1991
Watch time 122 min
Directors Kathryn Bigelow
Cast Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty
Domestic Box office $43.22M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 58
Writers Rick King
Music By Mark Isham
Cinematography By Donald Peterman
Costume By Peter Jamison

 

Point Break is often called a surfing movie, yet it is also an action crime film. The story was written by Rick King and W Peter Iliff in 1986 and it was produced in 1991.

 

The film received generally positive reviews, and the chemistry between Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves was highly praised. After a string of quick bank robberies by a gang with masks of ex-presidents, the FBI sends in senior agent Pappas and rookie agent Johnny Utah.

 

They identify that the robbers were surfers, and Utah infiltrates the surfing group led by Bodhi. They slowly investigate and apprehend the gang.

 

 

28. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

 

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

 

Entity Detail
Title Beverly Hills Cop
Release Year 1984
Watch time 105 min
Directors Martin Brest
Cast Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher
Domestic Box office $234.76M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 66
Writers Daniel Petrie Jr.
Music By Harold Faltermeyer
Cinematography By Bruce Surtees
Costume By Angelo P. Graham

 

Beverly Hills Cop is the first film in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise and is a cop comedy action film.

 

The story for Beverly Hills Cop was written by Daniel Petrie Jr. The film was very successful and made Eddie Murphy an international star.

 

The film begins with the unorthodox investigative style of Eddie Murphy in Detroit PD, which often causes more trouble than needed.

 

After his childhood friend comes to visit him and is subsequently killed, Eddie Murphy is forced to investigate the murder on his own.

 

The film was nominated for an Academy Award for best screenplay and a Golden Globe award.

 

 

27. Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995)

 

Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995)

 

Entity Detail
Title Die Hard with a Vengeance
Release Year 1995
Watch time 128 min
Directors John McTiernan
Cast Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Graham Greene
Domestic Box office $100.01M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 58
Writers Jonathan Hensleigh
Music By Michael Kamen
Cinematography By Peter Menzies Jr.
Costume By Jackson De Govia

 

Die Hard With A Vengeance is the third installment of the franchise, and it brings back the original director, John McTiernan.

 

It was criticized by a few critics for lacking originality and for having started strong only to fizzle out in the end.

 

However, other reviewers also gave the film three stars out of four and an A grade. The film brings back NYPD lieutenant John McClane and pairs him with Zeus Carver, played by Samuel L Jackson.

 

They are tasked to play the game set up by a mercenary terrorist group that has stolen a highly explosive liquid.

 

This east German group seems to have a particular vendetta against McClane, and they aim to kill him.

 

 

26. Rush Hour (1998)

 

Rush Hour (1998)

 

Entity Detail
Title Rush Hour
Release Year 1998
Watch time 98 min
Directors Brett Ratner
Cast Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung, Tom Wilkinson
Domestic Box office $141.15M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 60
Writers Ross LaManna
Music By Lalo Schifrin
Cinematography By Adam Greenberg
Costume By Robb Wilson King

 

Rush Hour is a buddy cop action comedy with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker at the helm. The film story is written by Jim Kouff and Ross LaManna.

 

It revolves around the crime ring in Hong Kong during the last days of British rule in Hong Kong.

 

The film became a huge hit in the US, China, and Hong Kong. The Chinese diplomat to America reports that his daughter has been kidnapped in Los Angeles.

 

He immediately invites one of his main Hong Kong detectives to help the FBI investigate. It soon turns into a turf war between the Chinese cop, LAPD, and FBI, much to the comic relief of the audience.

 

 

25. Traffic (2000)

 

Traffic (2000)

 

Entity Detail
Title Traffic
Release Year 2000
Watch time 147 min
Directors Steven Soderbergh
Cast Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jacob Vargas
Domestic Box office $124.12M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 86
Writers Simon Moore
Music By Cliff Martinez
Cinematography By Steven Soderbergh
Costume By Philip Messina

 

Traffic is a cop drama about illegal drug trafficking and its effects on the various stakeholders from sellers to cops, users to politicians, and all.

 

The film is loosely based on a Channel 4 TV series that ran on a similar topic. The film won many accolades and earned four Academy Awards for direction, supporting actors, film editing, and adapted screenplay.

 

Three stories run parallelly throughout the film. An honest and disgruntled Mexican cop makes a major drug bust, but he is stopped by a military general who proceeds to use him to wipe out one cartel at the behest of another cartel.

 

Another story is about an Ohio judge, politicians, and their nexus with drug lords. The third story is about the cartel boss of the Juarez cartel and his business associates.

 

 

24. Mystic River (2003)

 

Mystic River (2003)

 

Entity Detail
Title Mystic River
Release Year 2003
Watch time 138 min
Directors Clint Eastwood
Cast Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Emmy Rossum
Domestic Box office $90.14M
IMDb Rating 7.9
Metascore 84
Writers Brian Helgeland
Music By Clint Eastwood
Cinematography By Tom Stern
Costume By Henry Bumstead

 

Mystic River is a crime drama based on a novel with the same name, written by Dennis Lehane. The film was directed, co-produced, and scored by Clint Eastwood.

 

It was nominated for six Academy Awards, and it won the award for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actors.

 

The film is about three friends who grew up near the Mystic River area and have very different lives.

 

One day, one of the friends comes home bloodied and hurt while another friend’s daughter is murdered. The third friend is a police detective assigned to the case. This ties the life of all three friends.

 

 

23. Inside Man (2006)

 

Inside Man (2006)

 

Entity Detail
Title Inside Man
Release Year 2006
Watch time 129 min
Directors Spike Lee
Cast Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer
Domestic Box office $88.51M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 76
Writers Russell Gewirtz
Music By Terence Blanchard
Cinematography By Matthew Libatique
Costume By Wynn Thomas

 

Inside Man is a heist movie directed by Spike Lee with a script by Rusell Gewirtz. The script took five years in the making and brought together a talented crew and cast.

 

The film received positive reviews praising the direction of Spike Lee and the performance of Washington as the hostage negotiator.

 

The film starts with a man preparing for a bank heist with elaborate measures, countermeasures, and escape routes. The group of robbers disguise their identities and escape without any stolen money.

 

This causes the NYPD to almost drop the case until the truth starts to come out.

 

 

22. Blade Runner (1982)

 

Blade Runner (1982)

 

Entity Detail
Title Blade Runner
Release Year 1982
Watch time 117 min
Directors Ridley Scott
Cast Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos
Domestic Box office $32.87M
IMDb Rating 8.1
Metascore 84
Writers Hampton Fancher
Music By Vangelis
Cinematography By Jordan Cronenweth
Costume By Lawrence G. Paull

 

Blade Runner is a science fiction action film based on the novel Do Android's Dream of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K Duck.

 

Ridley Scott made the film and it was met with mixed reviews. Some praised the futuristic, neo-noir look of the film that dealt with deeper subjects, while others panned it as uninspiring.

 

Later, the film became a cult classic with a very strong fan following. Three films are set in a dystopian future where man has built Android with a specific lifespan to perform dangerous tasks like space explorations,  setting up colonies on Mars, etc.

 

One such group of highly intelligent Androids escapes from the Mars colony and comes back to earth to meet the creator of the Androids.

 

The job to track down these renegade druids falls on Deckard, a burnt-out cop.

 

 

21. Serpico (1973)

 

Serpico (1973)

 

Entity Detail
Title Serpico
Release Year 1973
Watch time 130 min
Directors Sidney Lumet
Cast Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire
Domestic Box office $29.80M
IMDb Rating 7.7
Metascore 87
Writers Peter Maas
Music By Mikis Theodorakis
Cinematography By Arthur J. Ornitz
Costume By Charles Bailey

 

Sericulture is a biographical crime film based on a biography of the same name written by Peter Maas. The film was met with criticism from the police officers, however, critics loved it.

 

Sephora received several nominations at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, etc. The story is a real-life account of New York City police officer Frank Serpico during his eleven years of service.

 

He was met with rampant corruption at every stage. Serpico became the whistleblower on the department and led to the investigation by the Knapp Commission.

 

 

20. Hot Fuzz (2007)

 

Hot Fuzz (2007)

 

Hot Fuzz is a British buddy cop comedy film written by Simon Pegg and directed by Edgar Wright. The film is part of a Three Flavour Cornetto trilogy written by Simon Pegg.

 

Happy Fuzz was well received by audiences and critics, with the film being included in the list of 100 greatest films of the 21st century by Empire magazine.

 

There are a series of gruesome and mysterious deaths in the West Country. Police sergeant Nicholas Angel and his colleague PC Butterman have to resolve the crimes and identify the culprits.

 

While Butterman is a fan of buddy cop films, Angel is a high-achieving sergeant who was recently promoted to this post but relocated to a small village in Gloucestershire.

 

 

19. Speed (1994)

 

Speed (1994)

 

Entity Detail
Title Speed
Release Year 1994
Watch time 116 min
Directors Jan de Bont
Cast Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton
Domestic Box office $121.25M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 78
Writers Graham Yost
Music By Mark Mancina
Cinematography By Andrzej Bartkowiak
Costume By Jackson De Govia

 

Speed is an action thriller directed by a first-time director, Jan de Bont, with the story of Graham Yost.

 

The film was the fifth highest-grossing movie of 1994 and also received high critical praise. It won two Academy Awards for sound effects editing and sound.

 

The film revolves around a disgruntled former LAPD officer who tries to collect randomly and seek out revenge by planting a bomb on the bus.

 

He rigs the bomb to get activated after the bus crosses 50kmph, and it will explode if the speed goes below 50.

 

It was a nail-biting thriller that spawned a sequel, Speed: Cruise Control.

 

 

18. Witness (1985)

 

Witness (1985)

 

Entity Detail
Title Witness
Release Year 1985
Watch time 112 min
Directors Peter Weir
Cast Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas, Josef Sommer
Domestic Box office $68.71M
IMDb Rating 7.4
Metascore 76
Writers William Kelley
Music By Maurice Jarre
Cinematography By John Seale
Costume By Stan Jolley

 

Witness is a neo-noir crime thriller directed by the Australian filmmaker, Peter Weir. The film was considered a sleeper hit that also garnered critical acclaim.

 

The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won the award for Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing.

 

An Amish mother and son pair are on the way to Baltimore when the son witnesses a murder of an undercover cop.

 

Two police detectives are assigned to the case and the Amish son identifies the chief of the narcotics division as the killer.

 

The rest of the film revolves around how the detective identifies all parties involved and brings them to justice.

 

 

17. The Fugitive (1993)

 

The Fugitive (1993)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Fugitive
Release Year 1993
Watch time 130 min
Directors Andrew Davis
Cast Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore
Domestic Box office $183.88M
IMDb Rating 7.8
Metascore 87
Writers Jeb Stuart
Music By James Newton Howard
Cinematography By Michael Chapman
Costume By J. Dennis Washington

 

The Fugitive is based on a television series with the same name. The series was created by Roy Huggins.

 

The film was a commercial hit and also earned multiple Oscar nominations. Tommy Lee Jones won an Oscar for his role and terrorized it in a spin-off film, US Marshals.

 

When Dr. Kimble returns home, he finds a killer who murdered his wife. The killer gets away, but Kimble is suspected of the murder and wrongly convicted.

 

Due to a highway accident, Kimble escapes police custody and sets out to find the real killer. The US Marshals and cops are hot on pursuit till Kimble gets a break and finds the killers.

 

 

16. The French Connection (1971)

 

The French Connection (1971)

 

Entity Detail
Title The French Connection
Release Year 1971
Watch time 104 min
Directors William Friedkin
Cast Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco
Domestic Box office $15.63M
IMDb Rating 7.7
Metascore 94
Writers Ernest Tidyman
Music By Don Ellis
Cinematography By Owen Roizman
Costume By Ben Kasazkow

 

The French Connection is an action thriller based on the novel of the same name by Robin Moore. The film received several accolades, including five Oscar awards, two BAFTAs, and many more.

 

The film was inducted into the US National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. The film follows the investigation and pursuit of NYPD detectives into a large shipment of heroin that is arriving from France.

 

The problem is that the French kingpin of the drug ring is well hidden and well respected.

 

 

15. In The Heat of the Night (1967)

 

In The Heat of the Night (1967)

 

Entity Detail
Title In the Heat of the Night
Release Year 1967
Watch time 110 min
Directors Norman Jewison
Cast Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant
Domestic Box office $24.38M
IMDb Rating 7.9
Metascore 75
Writers Stirling Silliphant
Music By Quincy Jones
Cinematography By Haskell Wexler
Costume By Paul Groesse

 

In the Heat of the Night is an Oscar-winning film that won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Actor for Rod Steiger.

 

In the Heat of The Night is based on the novel with the same name, written by John Ball, and stars Sidney Poitier, Lee Grant, Quentin Dean, etc.

 

The film follows the investigation of Virgil Tibbs and Gillespie, as they have to work together to solve a crime.

 

Initially, Tibbs, being a black man, faces a lot of racism in Mississippi. However, the fact that he is a lead police detective in Philadelphia forces the cops to work together.

 

The film is also famous for its iconic dialogue "They call me Mister Tibbs”, which was entered into the AFI’s list of 100 Years…100 Movie Quotes.

 

 

14. The Usual Suspects (1995)

 

The Usual Suspects (1995)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Usual Suspects
Release Year 1995
Watch time 106 min
Directors Bryan Singer
Cast Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin
Domestic Box office $23.34M
IMDb Rating 8.5
Metascore 77
Writers Christopher McQuarrie
Music By John Ottman
Cinematography By Newton Thomas Sigel
Costume By Howard Cummings

 

The Usual Suspects is a highly acclaimed film written by Christopher McQuarrie and directed by Bryan Singer. The film won the Oscar award for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor.

 

It got its name from the famous dialogue in the classic film, Casablanca. The film is narrated in flashback by a conman, Roger "verbal" Kint.

 

He is giving his statement to the police about what transpired on the ship that led to a fire that killed many criminals and a mysterious crime lord Keyser Soze.

 

 

13. Lethal Weapon (1987)

 

Lethal Weapon (1987)

 

Entity Detail
Title Lethal Weapon
Release Year 1987
Watch time 109 min
Directors Richard Donner
Cast Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan
Domestic Box office $65.21M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 68
Writers Shane Black
Music By Eric Clapton Michael Kamen
Cinematography By Stephen Goldblatt
Costume By J. Michael Riva

 

Lethal Weapon is the first film in this successful franchise. It was directed and co-produced by Richard Donner. While the film picked up two Oscars for technical categories, the critical consensus was that the film is one of the best buddy cop films ever.

 

Cinemascope gave the film a grade of A. The film is about a former Green Beret, Martin Rugs, who has turned social after his wife's death.

 

He is partnered with a veteran police detective, Roger Murtaugh. They are forced to work together on a possible murder-suicide case which gets murkier as they investigate it leading up to the CIA.

 

 

12. Training Day (2001)

 

Training Day (2001)

 

Entity Detail
Title Training Day
Release Year 2001
Watch time 122 min
Directors Antoine Fuqua
Cast Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger
Domestic Box office $76.63M
IMDb Rating 7.7
Metascore 69
Writers David Ayer
Music By Mark Mancina
Cinematography By Mauro Fiore
Costume By Naomi Shohan

 

Training Day was an action crime thriller written by David Ayer and directed by Antoine Fuqua. Initially, the director was Davis Guggenheim, however upon Denzel Washington's request, he was replaced by Fuqua.

 

The film received rave reviews and won Washington his second Academy Award, apart from a nomination for Ethan Hawke.

 

The story is about an up-and-coming LAPD detective and his evaluation /training day with a decorated officer from the narcotics division.

 

As the day progresses, it becomes clear that the decorated cop is not much of a hero after all.

 

 

11. Fargo (1996)

 

Fargo (1996)

 

Entity Detail
Title Fargo
Release Year 1996
Watch time 98 min
Directors Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
Domestic Box office $24.61M
IMDb Rating 8.1
Metascore 85
Writers Ethan Coen
Music By Carter Burwell
Cinematography By Roger Deakins
Costume By Rick Heinrichs

 

Fargo is an award-winning black comedy crime film. It was a British American co-production that won many awards. The Coen Brothers received nominations for best original screenplay, direction, and picture, apart from two more for best actress and supporting actor.

 

The film is about a murder that takes place on the street and the ensuing investigation. The deceased is the wife of a car salesman, who is desperate for money and attempts to get his wife kidnapped.

 

However, with her murders, he has to find ways to escape the law and find funds.

 

 

10. L.A. Confidential (1997)

 

L.A. Confidential (1997)

 

Entity Detail
Title L.A. Confidential
Release Year 1997
Watch time 138 min
Directors Curtis Hanson
Cast Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger
Domestic Box office $64.62M
IMDb Rating 8.2
Metascore 90
Writers James Ellroy
Music By Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography By Dante Spinotti
Costume By Jeannine Oppewall

 

L. A. Confidential is a neo-noir crime thriller written, directed, and co-produced by Curtis Hanson, who is known for his psychological thrillers.

 

L. A. Confidential was highly acclaimed and earned nine Oscar nominations. The film won Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay.

 

L. A. Confidential is a story about police corruption and the nexus between Hollywood, police, and crime. An idealistic LAPD detective Exley testifies against many corrupt officers leading to his promotion, while another narcotics officer and a plainclothes officer find evidence of drug trafficking and prostitution among the wealthy.

 

All these cases are interlinked to create a big picture of corruption and scandal where good people lose their life, but justice prevails.

 

 

9. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

 

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

 

Entity Detail
Title Reservoir Dogs
Release Year 1992
Watch time 99 min
Directors Quentin Tarantino
Cast Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn
Domestic Box office $2.83M
IMDb Rating 8.3
Metascore 79
Writers Quentin Tarantino
Music By Andrzej Sekula
Cinematography By Sally Menke
Costume By Sandy Reynolds-Wasco

 

Reservoir Dogs is a cult classic and is considered by Empire magazine to be the greatest independent film ever made.

 

The film was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and was his directorial debut. The film is a neo-noir crime thriller filled with typical Tarantino characteristics like foul language, excessive violence, pop-culture references, etc.

 

The story of the film is that of a heist that has been painstakingly planned to the last detail.

 

We are given a look at the preparation and the aftermath of the failed heist. The film was a moderate success when it was released, yet it received cult status after Tarantino made Pulp Fiction which was nominated for Academy Awards.

 

 

8. Heat (1995)

 

Heat (1995)

 

Entity Detail
Title Heat
Release Year 1995
Watch time 170 min
Directors Michael Mann
Cast Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight
Domestic Box office $67.44M
IMDb Rating 8.2
Metascore 76
Writers Michael Mann
Music By Elliot Goldenthal
Cinematography By Dante Spinotti
Costume By Anne H. Ahrens

 

Heat is a masterpiece crime drama film that is often considered a gold standard for that genre. Sadly, the film did not receive many accolades, but critics swear by the movie.

 

The story is based on a real-life criminal Neil McCauley and a police detective Chuck Adamson. The story was written and directed by Michael Mann.

 

The film follows a criminal Neil McCauley, and his crew of bank robbers as they go from one crime to the next, living by a strict code set up by McCauley.

 

Problems arise when they run into LAPD detective Vincent Hanna who lives by a code similar to McCauley, and they immediately admire each other.

 

 

7. Chinatown (1974)

 

Chinatown (1974)

 

Entity Detail
Title Chinatown
Release Year 1974
Watch time 130 min
Directors Roman Polanski
Cast Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez
Domestic Box office $8.49M
IMDb Rating 8.2
Metascore 92
Writers Robert Towne
Music By Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography By John A. Alonzo
Costume By Richard Sylbert

 

Chinatown is a film written by Robert Towne and directed by Roman Polanski. The film has been inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

 

It was also nominated for eleven Oscar awards and won the award for Best Original Screenplay. The film is based on the water wars between California and Southern California, during the 1930s.

 

The film starts as a routine investigation into infidelity, which turns into a murder case. Later, the complexity increases with issues of conspiracy to mislead the public on water availability start to surface.

 

The film has a sequel, titled The Two Jakes, which was not as successful or well made as Chinatown was.

 

 

6. No Country For Old Men (2007)

 

No Country For Old Men (2007)

 

Entity Detail
Title No Country for Old Men
Release Year 2007
Watch time 122 min
Directors Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Cast Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson
Domestic Box office $74.28M
IMDb Rating 8.1
Metascore 91
Writers Joel Coen
Music By Carter Burwell
Cinematography By Roger Deakins
Costume By Jess Gonchor

 

No Country For Old Men has been described as a neo-western crime drama. The film is based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy and made by the Coen Brothers.

 

Many critics regard the film as the finest work ever from the Coen Brothers. No Country For Old Men won four Academy Awards out of eight nominations.

 

It also won multiple BAFTAs, Golden Globes, Critic’s Choice Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Satellite Awards, and more. The film starts with a Vietnam war veteran locating an abandoned bag of money.

 

To stake a claim on the money, a hitman from a criminal organization comes to town. There is also a town Sheriff, who is trying to solve the criminal case and a bounty hunter with a vendetta. They all converge and fight it out.

 

 

5. Die Hard (1988)

 

Die Hard (1988)

 

Entity Detail
Title Die Hard
Release Year 1988
Watch time 132 min
Directors John McTiernan
Cast Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson
Domestic Box office $83.01M
IMDb Rating 8.2
Metascore 72
Writers Roderick Thorp
Music By Michael Kamen
Cinematography By Jan de Bont
Costume By Philip Leonard

 

Die Hard is an action thriller that spawned a franchise of successful sequels and also made the career of two Hollywood A-list actors.

 

Die Hard turned Bruce Willis from a TV actor into a Hollywood star, and it made the British actor Alan Rickman famous in Tinseltown.

 

The story is based on the novel Nothing Lasts Forever written by Roderick Thorp. The film far exceeded expectations and earned huge profits, also receiving four Oscar nominations along the way.

 

The film follows the attempts of NYPD officer John McClane to fight against a terrorist group that has taken over LA’s Nakatomi Plaza.

 

As his wife is one of the hostages, McClane refuses to escape or let the LAPD handle it.

 

 

4. The Departed (2006)

 

The Departed (2006)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Departed
Release Year 2006
Watch time 151 min
Directors Martin Scorsese
Cast Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg
Domestic Box office $132.38M
IMDb Rating 8.5
Metascore 85
Writers William Monahan
Music By Howard Shore
Cinematography By Michael Ballhaus
Costume By Kristi Zea

 

The Departed is a crime thriller based on the Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs, which also draws inspiration from the real-life incidents with the Boston Winter Hill Gang.

 

This film, made by Martin Scorsese, is set against the background of a face-off between Boston’s Irish mob and the Massachusetts State Police.

 

The film earned several awards, including four Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film Editing.

 

To infiltrate the Boston Irish mob, a young undercover state trooper is sent out, and at the same time, a young criminal is planted in the state police unit.

 

They both spy for their bosses to locate the mole in the organization.

 

 

3. The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)

 

The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Silence of the Lambs
Release Year 1991
Watch time 118 min
Directors Jonathan Demme
Cast Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons
Domestic Box office $130.74M
IMDb Rating 8.6
Metascore 85
Writers Thomas Harris
Music By Howard Shore
Cinematography By Tak Fujimoto
Costume By Kristi Zea

 

The Silence of the Lambs is a psychological horror film that swept the Academy Awards by winning all five major categories like Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

 

The film is based on a novel of the same name by Thomas Harris. There were a sequel and two prequels to the film as well.

 

The film opens with a young FBI trainee officer, Clarice Starling, who is pursuing a serial killer with a penchant for skinning young female victims.

 

To help her understand the psychology of the killer, she approaches Dr. Hannibal Lecter, an acclaimed psychologist, and a convicted serial killer and cannibal.

 

 

2. Se7en (1995)

 

Se7en (1995)

 

Entity Detail
Title Se7en
Release Year 1995
Watch time 127 min
Directors David Fincher
Cast Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker
Domestic Box office $100.13M
IMDb Rating 8.6
Metascore 65
Writers Andrew Kevin Walker
Music By Howard Shore
Cinematography By Darius Khondji
Costume By Arthur Max

 

Se7en is the stylized name of the film Seven to depict the seven deadly sins. The film is a neo-noir psychological crime thriller directed by David Fincher.

 

The film received overwhelming success from audiences and critics. It was also nominated at the Oscars for Best Film Editing.

 

Two police detectives are partnered together for a murder case. One is a seasoned and ready-to-retire detective, while the other is a young, idealistic, and talented new detective.

 

As they investigate the murders, they realize that the killer is sending a message by picking victims to denote the seven deadly sins.

 

As the pair gets closer to the killer, he brings a twist that will leave us shocked.

 

 

1. End of Watch (2012)

 

End of Watch (2012)

 

Entity Detail
Title End of Watch
Release Year 2012
Watch time 109 min
Directors David Ayer
Cast Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera
Domestic Box office $41.00M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 68
Writers David Ayer
Music By David Sardy
Cinematography By Roman Vasyanov
Costume By Devorah Herbert

 

End of Watch is another film written and directed by David Ayers. He is known for making police procedural films and scripts.

 

With End of Watch, Ayers focused on the day-to-day life and camaraderie between officers and partners rather than the actual criminal investigation into the drug trafficking issue.

 

The film is set in the rough South Los Angeles area, where drug trafficking and gang activities are at their highest.

 

The film follows the day-to-day routine of police officers Brian Taylor and Mike Zavala, who face off with racist gang members, corrupt officers, and all kinds of troubles.

 

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