Best Bollywood Cop Movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar and Zee5
Best Bollywood Cop Movies

From Gangaajal to Article 15, let’s take a look at some of the best cop films of Bollywood streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar and Zee5.

Bollywood has a love affair with cop movies, with almost all the A-listers having played a cop on the big screen. Be it the fearless Singham, the corrupt and funny Chulbul Pandey or the determined Shivani Shivaji Roy, we have loved them all. And this high demand is what enables these movies to have a great run at the box-office.

Cop films have great entertainment quotient as well with the heroes partaking in high-octane action sequences as they bring the bad guys to justice. The characters, dressed in immaculate police uniforms, have swag, deliver punch lines with bluster, but are ultimately all about good triumphing over evil. Therefore, we bring to you the best cop movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar and Zee5. Let’s have a look:

Force (2011)

The film follows ACP Yashvardhan of the Narcotics Control Bureau, who after successfully killing a drug dealer, Vasu, must deal with Vasu’s vengeful brother, Vishnu, a dreaded gangster, who vows to destroy the ACP’s life. It has quite a few high octane action sequences coupled with a gripping plot and earnest performances which will keep the audiences hooked.

Director: Nishikant Kamath

Cast: John Abraham, Genelia D’Souza, Vidyut Jammwal, Mohnish Behl, Raj Babbar.

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Where to watch: Disney+Hotstar

Mission Kashmir (2000)

The film follows Inayat Khan, a cop who foils the plans of terrorists working against the state, but when one of those extremists is his own adopted son, he has to walk the tightrope between emotion and dharma. It has an emotionally charged narrative which is ably supported by the stellar performances of the cast.

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Hrithik Roshan, Priety Zinta, Jackie Shroff, Sonali Kulkarni

IMDb Rating: 6.7

Where to watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime

Talaash (2012)

The film follows Srujan Shekhawat, a police officer, who himself engages in solving the death of a well-known actor to deal with the trauma of his son’s death. It combines psychological elements into the narrative and is a taut thriller, overall.

Director: Reena Kagti

Cast: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Rajkumar Rao

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Where to watch: Netflix and Amazon Prime

Mardaani (2014)

The film follows Senior Inspector Shivani Shivaji Roy, a dedicated officer of the Mumbai Police force, who stumbles upon a Delhi-based child trafficking cartel. It has an engaging screenplay and focused narrative which will keep the viewers interested in the proceedings. Rani Mukherjee deserves a special mention for her terrific performance.

Director: Pradeep Sarkar

Cast: Rani Mukherjee, Tahir Raj Bhasin

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016)

The film depicts the cat and mouse chase between Ramanna, a serial killer and Raghavan, a corrupt cop. The performances of the lead actors elevate the movie to another level. Overall, Raman Raghav is a gripping watch which works due to its highly moody and atmospheric setting

Director: Anurag Kashyap

Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal, Sobhita Dhulipala, Amrita Subhash

IMDb Rating: 7.4

Where to watch: Zee5

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Gangaajal (2003)

The film follows Amit Kumar, an IPS officer, who motivates and leads a dysfunctional, corrupt police force of Tezpur to fight against the corrupt politician. It has a taut screenplay and realistic action sequences which make the film different from the generic cop-films.

Director: Prakash Jha

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Gracy Singh, Yashpal Sharma, Mukesh Tiwari

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

A Wednesday! (2006)

The movie depicts Prakash Rathod, a police commissioner, nearing retirement, narrating a sequence of events that unfolded on a particular Wednesday which affected the lives of all the concerned people. The terrific performances by the cast and the focused narrative will surely keep the audiences hooked. It is regarded as one of the best Cop films of Bollywood.

Director: Neeraj Pandey

Cast: Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Jimmy Shergill, Aamir Bashir

IMDb Rating: 8.1

Where to watch: Netflix

Article 15 (2019)

Set in the rural hinterlands of Uttar Pradesh, the film follows IPS Ayan Ranjan, an upright city-bred police officer, who launches an attack against the violent crimes caused due to caste-based discrimination.

Director: Anubhav Sinha

Cast: Ayushmaan Khurrana, Isha Talvar, Sayani Gupta, Manoj Pahwa, Kumud Mishra

IMDb Rating: 8.2

Where to watch: Netflix

Black Friday (2007)

Based on Hussain Zaidi’s book of the same name, the film was a retelling of the Bombay blasts of 1993. The film follows DCP Rakesh Maria who is tasked with finding the perpetrators. It has an engaging screenplay coupled with a realistic narrative and stellar performances. The movie is one of the highly celebrated movies of Bollywood which put the spotlight on Anurag Kashyap.

Director: Anurag Kashyap

Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Aditya Srivastava, Imitiaz Ali, Pavan Malhotra, Gajraj Rao

IMDb Rating: 8.5

Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar

So. these are the best Bollywood cop movies on Netflix, Prime, Hotstar and other Indian digital platforms. Hope you liked the list.

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