Movies Section: Who are your top 5 or 10 movie cop characters?

Here's my top 10:

1. Martin Riggs & Roger Murtaugh (Lethal Weapon (1987))

2. Billy Costigan (The Departed)

3. Agent K & Agent J (Men in Black (1997))

4. Gracie Hart (Miss Congeniality (2000))

5. Alonzo Harris (Training Day (2002))

6. Axel Foley (Beverly Hills Cop (1984))

7. Clarice Starling (The Slience of the Lambs)

8. Sean Archer (Face/Off)

9. Yan Naing Lee & James Carter (Rush Hour (1998))

10. Mike Lowrey & Marcus Burnett (Bad Boys (1995))

Honorable Mentions:

Jason Bourne (The Bourne Identity)

Ethan Hunt (Mission: Impossible (1996))

Harry Callahan (Dirty Harry (1971))

Alex Murphy/RoboCop (RoboCop (1987))

Rick Deckard (Blade Runner (1982))

Carey Mahoney (Police Academy)

Jenko & Schmidt (21 Jump Street (2012))

Ed Tom Bell (No Country for Old Men)

Marge Gunderson (Fargo (1996))

David Mills & William Somerset (SE7EN)

Scott Turner (Turner & Hooch)

Vincent Hanna (Heat (1995))

Scotty Appleton (New Jack City)

Frank Serpico (Serpico)

Commissioner James Gordon (The Dark Knight (2008))

Frank Drebin (The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!)

Abel Turner (Lakeview Terrace)

Evelyn Salt (Salt (2010))

John Kimble (Kindergarten Cop (1990))

Kevin & Marcus Copeland (White Chicks (2004))

Dave Toschi (Zodiac (2007))

John McClane (Die Hard (1988))

Elliott Ness (The Untouchables (1987))

Chris Lecce & Bill Reimers (Stakeout (1987))

Frank Bullitt (Bullitt (1968))

Susan Cooper (Spy (2015))

Deke DaSilva (Nighthawks)

Bob Hodges & Danny McGavin (Colors (1988))

Update:

Malcolm Turner/Hattie Mae Pierce (Big Momma's House (2000))

Amelia Donaghy (The Bone Collector)

Martin Prendergast (Falling Down)

Wendell "Bud" White (L.A. Confidential)

Richie Roberts (American Gangster)

Ray Tango & Gabriel Cash (Tango & Cash)

Judy Hopps (Zootopia)

Captain Ivan Danko & Art Ridzik (Red Heat)

Nico Toscani (Above the Law)

Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes (2009))

Bobby Trench & Marcus Stigman (2 Guns (2013))

Update 2:

Charlie Baileygates/Hank Evans (Me, Myself & Irene)

Nicholas Angel & Danny Butterman (Hot Fuzz)

John Cale (White House Down)

Allen Gamble & Terry Hoitz (The Other Guys)

Jack Traven (Speed (1994))

Sharon Pogue (Angel Eyes)

Basil (The Great Mouse Detective)

Del Spooner (I, Robot)

Norman Stansfield (Léon: The Professional)

Judge Dredd (Dredd (2012))

John Spartan (Demolition Man)

Jack Cates (48 Hrs. (1982))

James Payton & Ben Barber (Ride Along (2014))

Update 3:

Tom Ludlow (Street Kings (2008))

Liu Jian (Kiss of the Dragon)

Joe Hallenbeck (The Last Boy Scout)

Ron Stallworth (BlacKkKlansman)

Samuel Gerard (The Fugitive (1993))

Ace Ventura (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)) 

Megan Turner (Blue Steel)

Andre Davis (21 Bridges)

Shannon Mullins & Sarah Ashburn (The Heat)

Tommy Saunders (Patriots Day (2016)) 

Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle (The French Connection)

Nick Curran (Basic Instinct (1992))

Update 4:

Russell Stevens (Deep Cover)

Jack Slater (Last Action Hero)

Robbie Weirdicht/Bob Stone (Central Intelligence)

John Hatcher (Marked for Death)

Nick Conklin & Charlie Vincent (Black Rain)

Raymond Avilla (Internal Affairs)

Update 5:

Another Honorable Mention:

Chris Kenner & Johnny Murata (Showdown in Little Tokyo).

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  • 4 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    1. Agent K & Agent J (Men in Black (1997))

    2. Martin Riggs & Roger Murtaugh (Lethal Weapon (1987))

    3. Gracie Hart (Miss Congeniality (2000))

    4. Axel Foley (Beverly Hills Cop (1984))

    5. Clarice Starling (The Slience of the Lambs)

    6. Charlie Lang (It Could Happen to You)

    7. Del Spooner (I, Robot)

    8. Judy Hopps (Zootopia)

    9. John Kimble (Kindergarten Cop (1990))

    10. Hank Rafferty (National Security)

    Honorable Mentions:

    Jim Paxton (Ant-Man)

    Nick Spitz (Murder Mystery)

    Carey Mahoney (Police Academy)

    Scott Turner (Turner & Hooch)

    Frank Drebin (The Naked Gun movies)

    Charlie Baileygates/Hank Evans (Me, Myself & Irene)

  • 4 months ago

    Denzel Washington's character in Training Day

  • Spike
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Martin Riggs & Roger Murtaugh (Lethal Weapon movies)

    John McClane (Die Hard movies)

    Sean Archer (Face/Off)

    Nicholas "Nick" Chen & Daniel "Danny" Wallace(The Corruptor)

    James "Jimmy" Monroe and Paul Hodges (Cop Out)

    Tom Ludlow (Street Kings) 

    "Tequila" Yuen Ho-yan  and Alan(Hard Boiled)

    Chan Wing-Yan (Infernal Affairs)

    Cheung Choi-san (Shock Wave)

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Why would anybody care about cop characters?

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  • 4 months ago

    1. Clarice Starling (The Slience of the Lambs)

    2. Judy Hopps (Zootopia)

    3. Billy Costigan (The Departed)

    4. David Mills & William Somerset (SE7EN)

    5. Axel Foley (Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

    6. Alonzo Harris (Training Day (2002)

    7. Mike Lowrey & Marcus Burnett (Bad Boys (1995)

    8. Yan Naing Lee & James Carter (Rush Hour (1998)

    9. Allen Gamble & Terry Hoitz (The Other Guys)

    10. John McClane (Die Hard (1988)

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