Cop Movies Yet To Be Watched
This is the list of cop movies and TV shows I own which I haven’t gotten around to viewing yet. Feel free to let me know which ones are worth checking out right now!
Also suggest others that might be worth checking out. Obviously I’m watching them as Precinct reference, so it’d be best if they contain
- rock music
- mullet hair
- Ernest Borgnine
- theme song making lyrical reference to the title character
- bad acting
- unintentional comedy
- a cop who’s three days from retirement
- a cop on the edge
- a cop with a hard face and a soft heart
- a cop who’s too old for this shit
- at least one “badge and gun” scene
I tend to avoid cop comedies, for obvious reasons (see: Cops and Robbersons, Loose Cannons), sci-fi or “future-cop” movies (they generally don’t have enough classic cop interplay) and “almost” cop movies involving spies, FBI agents, U.S. rangers/marshals, etc (plenty of exceptions to this, though, as long as they have guns and badges to lose).
NEW TO THE LIST (Feb 14, 2009)
DOUBLE TROUBLE (1991) – The Barbarian Brothers, Roddy McDowall, dir. John Paragon
KUFFS (1991) – Christian Slater, dir. Bruce A. Evans, music by Harold Faltermeyer
L.A. VICE (1988) – Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, William Smith, dir. Joseph Merhi
INTERNAL AFFAIRS (1988) – Richard Crenna, Kate Capshaw, dir. Michael Tuchner
A REAL AMERICAN HERO (1978) – Brian Dennehy, dir. Lou Antonio
STREET WISE (1994) – C. Thomas Howell, dir. Rafal Zielinski
CHIEFS (miniseries, 1990) – Charlton Heston! Billy Dee Williams! Keith Carradine! Wayne Rogers! dir. Jerry London
CRIME STORY (TV pilot, 1987) – Dennis Farina!
MIAMI VICE SEASON ONE (1984) and SEASON FOUR (1988)
CRACKER: ULTIMATE COLLECTION – 1448 minutes of Robbie Coltrane
TO PROTECT AND SERVE (1993) – C. Thomas Howell, dir. Eric Weston
SNAKEEATER’S REVENGE (1989) – Lorenzo Lamas
YEAR OF THE DRAGON (1985) – Mickey Rourke, dir. Michael Cimino! Written by Michael Cimino and Oliver Stone! Produced by Dino De Laurentiis!
RICOCHET (1991) – Denzel Washington! John Lithgow! Ice-T! Kevin Pollak! Screenplay be Steven de Souza! Directed by Russell Mulcahy! Music by Alan Silvestri!
EXTREME JUSTICE (1994) – Lou Diamond Phillips, dir. Mark L. Lester
PHOENIX, SERIES ONE – Simon Westaway
WISEGUY, SEASON 1 – Ken Wahl
MITCHELL – Joe Don Baker, Martin Balsam
THE COP IN BLUE JEANS – Jack Palance
MAXIMUM RISK (1996) – Jean-Claude Van Damme, Natasha Henstridge, dir. Ringo Lam
IN THE LINE OF DUTY: PRICE OF VENGEANCE (1993) – Dean Stockwell, Michael Gross, dir. Dick Lowry
STRAPPED (1993) – Michael Biehn, dir. Forest Whitaker!
COLORS (1988) – Robert Duvall, Sean Penn, dir. Dennis Hopper
THIEF (1981) – James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson! James Belushi! Directed by Michael Mann!
MIAMI SUPERCOPS – Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, dir. Bruno Corbucci
FRAME UP (1990) – Wings Hauser, Dick Sargent! Dir. Paul Leder
GRIEVOUS BODILY HARM (1990) – Colin Friels, John Waters, dir. Mark Joffe
DEATH WARRANT (1990) – Jean-Claude Van Damme, Robert Guillaume! Dir. Deran Sarafian
THE YOUNG AMERICANS (1993) – Harvey Keitel, dir. Danny Cannon
ONE FALSE MOVE (1991) – Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, dir. Carl Franklin
CODE OF SILENCE (1985) – Chuck Norris, dir. Andy Davis
HARD BOILED – Chow Yun-Fat, Tony Leung, dir. John Woo
BAD LIEUTENANT (1992) – Harvey Keitel, dir Abel Ferrara
HERO WANTED (2008) – Cuba Gooding Jr, Ray Liotta
THE MIGHTY QUINN (1989) – Denzel Washington, Mimi Rogers, dir. Carl Schenkel