Films about police corruption represent both the opportunities to create an excellent cinematic experience and a thought-provoking probe into the real-world-workings of a domestic law enforcement association. Only a few of the films below were brave (and perhaps stupid) enough to tangle with realistic corruption given the power and influence such institutions wield should they want to a throttle a film that debases them — though the rest still provide a powerful dramatic possibility about world ruled by a corrupt law. Here is the list of top movies about police corruption. You can watch some of these best corrupt cop movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
10. American Gangster
Ridley Scott only holds a few solid directorial achievements to his name in my view, two of which I find are more attributed to supreme artwork than any authority or visionary direction. That being said, despite the rule of talented actors like Denzel Washington in American Gangster it does bring together some of Scott’s skills for a well-balanced look at life in front of and behind the thin blue line.
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9. The Departed
Martin Scorsese finally nabbed Oscar gold in 2006 with The Departed– a modern work of virtuosic style comparable to the fast fizzle of A Clockwork Orange and other auterial takes on breathlessly paced cinema. Whilst I no longer subscribe to the level of praise it often receives the craft behind Scorsese’s flick is certainly admirable and I’m always extremely happy in the knowledge that the man finally secured a coveted trophy of Best Director for it.