The Ten Best Police Films Of All Time

training-dayPolice films are usually filled with action and excitement. The problem is that not many people like that action and excitement when it’s happening to them. No one likes to get pulled over or arrested. I have a lot of friends in the law related industries and I took some of their opinions when compiling this list.

10. Mulholland Falls

Set in the 1950s, this film is about a group of cops investigating the suspicious death of a beautiful young women.

9. Training Day

On his first day as a narcotics officer, a young and idealistic officer gets a taste of what being a cop can really be like.

8. One False Move

After a big arrest goes wrong, the LAPD have to track down a seriously unstable criminal.

7. Fargo (My Friend Mike a criminal defense lawyer’s favorite)

In small-town Minnesota, a strange crime falls apart thanks to the work of the local police force.

6. Rush

Two cops go undercover in order to bring down a Texas drug dealer.

5. The French Connection (Speedy Bail Bonds favorite)

A pair of cops inadvertently stumble onto a smuggling ring.

4. The Departed

In this Academy Award winning movie, a cop has to go undercover in order to bring a crime boss down.

3. Bad Lieutenant

Not all cops are heroes. In this film, the cop is definitely one of the bad guys.

2. Seven

Two police detectives pursue a terrifying serial killer.

AND THE JERRY GOES TO…

1. Heat

A group of bank robbers have to deal with the police officers pursuing them.

Any of these 10 films should satisfy your cravings for action and adventure. This police films are gripping and packed to the brim with drama. There are many excellent cop films, but the movies above are among the cream of the crop. You’re sure to enjoy every one of them. What do you think of my top 10? Please feel free to contact me with your opinion!

The Ten Best Noire Films Of All Time

film-noir-wallpaperFilm noire to me is what defines breath-taking, adrenaline pumping cinema. This genre of film has a large and passionate fan base yet is mostly unknown to the generations below us. Here are my Top 10 Best Film Noire films.

10. Criss Cross

This oft-forgotten movie is everything noire should be.

9. In A Lonely Place

This serial killer movie is incredibly disturbing and completely compelling.

8. City That Never Sleeps

This movie is narrated by the city it takes place it. It doesn’t get more noire than that.

7. Raw Deal

This film blends the best of pulp with the best of film noire.

6. Act Of Violence

This dark and beautiful film focuses on the aftermath of World War II.

5. They Live By Night

While the original Romeo and Juliet is a fairly dark story, this movie puts a film noir spin on the classic play.

4. The Killers

This dreamy and dark film is based on a short story by Ernest Hemmingway.

3. The Maltese Falcon

This movie, which is based on the Dashiell Hammet book of the same name, has been described as the finest detective film ever made.

2. Double Indemnity

This film, which revolves around a deeply unhappy couple, has been remade and re-worked on several occasions. None of these versions can hold a candle to the original. And it’s clearly the defining role for Ms. Barbara Stanwyck.

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1. The Asphalt Jungle

Made by MGM in the 1950s, this fantastic film has been described as one of the most thrilling crime movies ever made. It’s tightly paced from start to finish.

Do you agree with my top 10? If you think I missed something or have a difference of opinion, I encourage you to contact me! I love debating!

Moving Images

What makes a good movie? A movie stands for Moving Images. If a picture speaks a thousand words the moving images speak volumes. Originally movies were silent because they were able to depict a scene just through images alone. Then as we all remember The Jazz Singer came out and changed the world. But I feel that many movies now rely on generic story telling orally rather than using moving images. Recently Mojo Jojo a popular Youtube Channel that I enjoy watching came out with a list of the Top 10 Most Powerful Movie Scenes with Minimal Dialogue. Although I would have ranked some of them differently, this concept is interesting to me. Here’s the video and I would love to know what you think: