The Best Police Detective Films of All Time

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Touch of Evil 1958, 95 min.

Orson Welles     Starring: Charlton HestonJanet LeighOrson Welles

Crime    Film Noir    Mystery

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Heat 1995, 188 min.

Michael Mann     Starring: Al PacinoRobert De NiroVal Kilmer

Action Thriller    Action    Caper

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L.A. Confidential 1997, 138 min.

Curtis Hanson     Starring: Kevin SpaceyRussell CroweGuy Pearce

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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In the Heat of the Night 1967, 109 min.

Norman Jewison     Starring: Sidney PoitierRod SteigerWarren Oates

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Dirty Harry 1971, 102 min.

Don Siegel     Starring: Reni SantoniClint EastwoodJohn Vernon

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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The Big Heat 1953, 89 min.

Fritz Lang     Starring: Alexander ScourbyLee MarvinGlenn Ford

Crime Drama    Crime Thriller    Crime

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Lethal Weapon 1987, 117 min.

Richard Donner     Starring: Mel GibsonDanny GloverGary Busey

Action Thriller    Action    Buddy Film

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Bullitt 1968, 114 min.

Peter Yates     Starring: Steve McQueenRobert VaughnJacqueline Bisset

Action Thriller    Chase Movie    Crime

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Prisoners 2013, 146 min.

Denis Villeneuve     Starring: Hugh JackmanJake GyllenhaalViola Davis

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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