Highest-Rated Movies about 'Police Detective', Sort by Popularity

The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019), The Laramie Project (2002), Red Riding: 1980 (2009), Character (1997), Red Riding: 1983 (2009), Witnesses (2003), Citizen X (1995), Brewster McCloud (1970) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Police Detective movies.

#3. Red Riding: 1980 (2009)

Storyline: Detective Peter Hunter returns to Yorkshire to investigate the town's high murder rate. The local police have done little to find the killer, and he soon realizes corrupt police officers are doing everything they can to stop his progress.

Plot Keywords: police chief, police detective, businessman, prostitute, police officer, chilling, gripping ...

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#4. Character (1997)

Storyline: Young lawyer Katadreuffe (Fedja van Huêt) is the chief suspect in the murder of the cold-hearted bailiff Dreverhaven (Jan Decleir). The two have long been rivals, waging personal battles through the courts, and Katadreuffe was observed leaving the scene of the crime. Giving his testimony to police, Katadreuffe effectively tells his life story, in which his ambition for success in the legal world was driven by a hatred of his biological father -- who was, secretly, Dreverhaven.

Plot Keywords: lawyer, bailiff, mother, love interest, police detective, dense, fiery ...

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#10. Victim (1999)

Storyline: What starts off as a kidnapping becomes something far more horrific than detective Pit (Tony Leung Ka Fai) could ever have expected. Manson Ma (Ching Wan Lau), a computer programmer, is reported missing by his family, only to turn up in a house that was once the site of a gruesome murder-suicide. With the perpetrator still on the loose, Pit keeps an eye on Ma and his wife, Amy (Amy Kwok). The programmer, meanwhile, starts exhibiting strange behaviors, as if something inside him has changed.

Plot Keywords: computer programmer, police detective, wife, executive, ghost, gripping, creepy ...

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#11. Memories of Murder (2003)

Storyline: In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead, raped and tied and gagged with her underwear. Detective Park Doo-Man and Detective Cho Yong-koo, two brutal and stupid local detectives without any technique, investigate the murder using brutality and torturing the suspects, without any practical result. The Detective Seo Tae-Yoon from Seoul comes to the country to help the investigations and is convinced that a serial-killer is killing the women. When a third woman is found dead in the same "modus-operandi", the detectives find leads of the assassin.—Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Keywords: rapist, serial killer, police detective, mentally challenged, suspect, dark, solemn ...

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#12. In the Name of the Father (1993)

Storyline: Young Belfastian Gerry Conlon admits that he was in London at the time of the incident. He also admits that he is not a model citizen, having committed a petty robbery while in London. He does however profess his innocence when it comes to the bombing of the Guildford Pub in London in 1974, the event which killed several people inside. A self-professed non-political person, he and his three co-accused, dubbed the Guildford Four, are thought to be provisional members of the IRA. Their self-professed innocence is despite each having signed a statement of guilt which they claim were signed under duress. Their case includes having provable alibis for the time frame of the bombing. And eventually, Joe McAndrew, a known IRA member, admits to the bombing. Dubbed the Maguire Seven, seven others, primarily members of Gerry's extended family including his father Giuseppe, are accused of being accessories to the bombing. Following on the work initiated by Giuseppe, Gerry works on a campaign to ...

Plot Keywords: thief, father, barrister, judge, friend, police detective, disturbing ...

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#14. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Storyline: GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

Plot Keywords: concierge, protégé, guest, elderly woman, lover, police detective, charming ...

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#15. Gone Girl (2014)

Storyline: On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Plot Keywords: writer, wife, suspect, police officer, journalist, police detective, brooding ...

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