Meine zehn liebsten Copthriller

30. November 2014 at 16:39

 

 

 

Und heute also das versprochene Gegenstück zu meinen zehn liebsten Gangsterfilmen, meine zehn liebsten Copthriller.

 

 

 

 

10.

Year of the Dragon (1985)
Year of the Dragon poster Rating: 6.9/10 (9,024 votes)
Director: Michael Cimino
Writer: Robert Daley (novel), Oliver Stone (screenplay), Michael Cimino (screenplay)
Stars: Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane, Leonard Termo
Runtime: 134 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Released: 16 Aug 1985
Plot: A racist Vietnam vet becomes a New York cop and cracks down on organized crime in Chinatown.

 

 

 

9.

Street Kings (2008)
Street Kings poster Rating: 6.8/10 (86,152 votes)
Director: David Ayer
Writer: James Ellroy (screenplay), Kurt Wimmer (screenplay), Jamie Moss (screenplay), James Ellroy (story)
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans
Runtime: 109 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Released: 11 Apr 2008
Plot: An undercover cop, disillusioned by the recent murder of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself.

 

 

 

8.

Insomnia (2002)
Insomnia poster Rating: 7.2/10 (186,555 votes)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Hillary Seitz (screenplay), Nikolaj Frobenius, Erik Skjoldbjærg
Stars: Al Pacino, Martin Donovan, Oliver 'Ole' Zemen, Hilary Swank
Runtime: 118 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Released: 24 May 2002
Plot: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

 

 

 

7.

Dark Blue (2002)
Dark Blue poster Rating: 6.6/10 (15,612 votes)
Director: Ron Shelton
Writer: James Ellroy (story), David Ayer (screenplay)
Stars: Kurt Russell, Scott Speedman, Michael Michele, Brendan Gleeson
Runtime: 118 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Released: 21 Feb 2003
Plot: A robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.

 

 

 

6.

Black Rain (1989)
Black Rain poster Rating: 6.6/10 (34,125 votes)
Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Craig Bolotin, Warren Lewis
Stars: Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw
Runtime: 125 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Released: 22 Sep 1989
Plot: Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, ...

 

 

 

5.

Serpico (1973)
Serpico poster Rating: 7.8/10 (62,693 votes)
Director: Sidney Lumet
Writer: Peter Maas (book), Waldo Salt (screenplay), Norman Wexler (screenplay)
Stars: Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire
Runtime: 130 min
Rated: R
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Released: 05 Dec 1973
Plot: The true story about an honest New York cop who blew the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him.

 

 

 

4.

Cop Land (1997)
Cop Land poster Rating: 6.9/10 (60,551 votes)
Director: James Mangold
Writer: James Mangold
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro
Runtime: 104 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Released: 15 Aug 1997
Plot: The sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community populated by New York City policemen slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption.

 

 

 

3.

L.A. Confidential (1997)
L.A. Confidential poster Rating: 8.3/10 (345,398 votes)
Director: Curtis Hanson
Writer: James Ellroy (novel), Brian Helgeland (screenplay), Curtis Hanson (screenplay)
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell
Runtime: 138 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Released: 19 Sep 1997
Plot: As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

 

 

 

2.

The Untouchables (1987)
The Untouchables poster Rating: 8.0/10 (188,193 votes)
Director: Brian De Palma
Writer: Oscar Fraley (suggested by book), Eliot Ness (suggested by book), David Mamet
Stars: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Charles Martin Smith, Andy Garcia
Runtime: 119 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Released: 03 Jun 1987
Plot: Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.

 

 

 

1.

Heat (1995)
Heat poster Rating: 8.3/10 (348,757 votes)
Director: Michael Mann
Writer: Michael Mann
Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight
Runtime: 170 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Released: 15 Dec 1995
Plot: A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.

 

 

 

 

Gut, ich gebe zu, dass Platz eins inzwischen niemanden mehr überraschen dürfte, aber Heat ist und bleibt ein absolutes Meisterwerk in meinen Augen, ein magischer Kinomoment, bei dem einfach jedes noch so kleine Detail perfekt ausgearbeitet ist.

Wie seht ihr das? Welche Filme würden in euren Listen auftauchen? Welcher Film gehört vielleicht nicht hierher, welcher stattdessen?