Most Popular Police Surveillance Movies and TV Shows
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1. The Departed (2006)
R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
Votes: 1,077,386 | Gross: $132.38M
2. Goodfellas (1990)
R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
Votes: 907,744 | Gross: $46.84M
3. American Gangster (2007)
R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.
Votes: 367,156 | Gross: $130.16M
4. The Town (2010)
R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the F.B.I. Agent looking to bring him and his crew down.
Votes: 322,710 | Gross: $92.19M
6. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
Votes: 539,695 | Gross: $57.14M
7. Collateral (2004)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles.
Votes: 335,380 | Gross: $101.01M
8. Superman (1978)
PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.
Votes: 148,071 | Gross: $134.22M
9. King of Thieves (2018)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama
A true crime movie about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London's jewelry district. What starts off as their last criminal hurrah, quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed. Based on infamous true events.
10. Lost Highway (1997)
R | 134 min | Mystery, Thriller
After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.
Votes: 118,587 | Gross: $3.80M
11. Memories of Murder (2003)
Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In a small Korean province in 1986, three detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit.
Votes: 101,019 | Gross: $0.01M
12. Animal Kingdom (2010)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama
A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.
Votes: 51,599 | Gross: $1.04M
13. The Tourist (2010)
PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.
Votes: 206,795 | Gross: $67.63M
15. The Illusionist (2006)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.
Votes: 336,789 | Gross: $39.87M
16. Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei (1996– )
90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two police inspectors and their team from a Bonn-Koeln precinct fight all sorts of criminals they encounter daily on major highways in Germany.
18. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
G | 205 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A group of motorists hear about a crook's hidden stash of loot, and race against each other across the country to get to it.
Votes: 34,662 | Gross: $46.30M
21. Get Shorty (1995)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A mobster travels to Hollywood to collect a debt, and discovers that the movie business is much the same as his current job.
Votes: 71,131 | Gross: $72.08M
22. The Informant! (2009)
R | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
The U.S. government decides to go after an agro-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president-turned-informant Mark Whitacre.
Votes: 60,077 | Gross: $33.31M
24. Tequila Sunrise (1988)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A former L.A. drug dealer tries to go straight but his past and his underworld connections bring him into the focus of the DEA, the Mexican feds and the Mexican drug cartels.
Votes: 26,713 | Gross: $41.29M
25. 13 (I) (2010)
R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller
A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
26. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama
Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.
Votes: 70,959 | Gross: $1.70M
27. Taxi (I) (1998)
Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
To work off his tarnished driving record, a hip taxi driver must chauffeur a loser police inspector on the trail of German bank robbers.
Votes: 71,582 | Gross: $0.27M
29. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
When a teenager, Chun-Li witnesses the kidnapping of her father by wealthy crime lord M. Bison. When she grows up, she goes into a quest for vengeance and becomes the famous crime-fighter of the Street Fighter universe.
Votes: 21,858 | Gross: $8.74M
30. The Pink Panther 2 (2009)
PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Insp. Jacques Clouseau teams up with a squad of International detectives who are just as bumbling as he is. Their mission: Stop a globe-trotting thief who specializes in stealing historical artifacts.
Votes: 39,133 | Gross: $35.92M
36. Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath, and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred "Freddy" Heineken (Sir Anthony Hopkins), which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual.
37. Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
R | 93 min | Horror
The Candyman arrives in New Orleans and sets his sights on a young woman whose family was ruined by the immortal killer years before.
Votes: 9,038 | Gross: $13.94M
39. Prescription: Murder (1968 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.
40. Hands of Steel (1986)
R | 94 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A cyborg is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands. He fails and hides in a diner in a desert run by a woman who likes him. The people who sent him are after him and so is the local arm wrestling champ.
44. Cops and Robbersons (1994)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
When police discover that a mob hitman has moved in next door to the Robbersons, they want to find out what he is up to. So they set up a stakeout in the Robbersons' home. Hard-nosed, ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,897 | Gross: $11.38M
45. Some Mother's Son (1996)
R | 112 min | Drama, History
Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,373 | Gross: $0.61M
46. Bells Are Ringing (1960)
Not Rated | 126 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A Brooklyn answering service operator becomes involved in the lives of her clients, including a struggling playwright with whom she begins to fall in love.
47. The Jönsson Gang & Dynamite Harry (1982)
106 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Sickan, Vanheden and Rocky try to rob the Berns nightclub one night, but Vanheden has made the mistake to invite his constantly drunk cousin, the old dynamiter Dynamite-Harry and he ruins ... See full summary »
48. The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader.
Votes: 6,089 | Gross: $2.38M
49. Mercy (2000)
R | 117 min | Mystery, Thriller
Detective Catherine Palmer investigates a series of sexually gruesome serial murders and becomes embroiled in a world of lesbianism and bondage after she becomes obsessed with one of the victims' paramours.