The Best Cop Movies of the 1970s.. 15


15.Taxi Driver

Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster

Taxi Driver is a 1976 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader. Set in New York City soon after the end of the Vietnam War, the film.

14.Dog Day Afternoon

Al Pacino, Carol Kane

Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, written by Frank Pierson, and produced by Martin Bregman and Martin Elfand. The film stars Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles.

13.The Warriors

Mercedes Ruehl, Robert Townsend

The Warriors is a 1979 American cult thriller film directed by Walter Hill and based on Sol Yurick’s 1965 novel of the same name. Like the novel, the film borrows elements from the Anabasis by..

12.Death Wish

Jeff Goldblum, Charles Bronson

This film is a 1974 American vigilante action film loosely based on the novel of the same name by Brian Garfield. The film was directed by Michael Winner and stars Charles Bronson as a man who…


Raquel Welch, Burt Reynolds

Fuzz is a 1972 film directed by Richard A. Colla..

10.The Gauntlet

Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday

The Gauntlet is a 1977 American action film directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Eastwood and Sondra Locke. The film’s supporting cast includes Pat Hingle, William Prince, Bill McKinney, and..

9.Assault on Precinct 13

Austin Stoker, Charles Cyphers

Assault on Precinct 13 is a 1976 American action thriller film written, directed, scored and edited by John Carpenter. It stars Austin Stoker as a police officer who defends a defunct precinct..

8.The Enforcer

Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly

The Enforcer is a 1976 American action film and the third in the Dirty Harry film series. Directed by James Fargo, it stars Clint Eastwood as Inspector “Dirty” Harry Callahan, Tyne Daly as..


Al Pacino, Judd Hirsch

Serpico is a 1973 American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Al Pacino. Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler wrote the screenplay, adapting Peter Maas’s biography of NYPD office..

6.The Onion Field

James Woods, Christopher Lloyd

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The Onion Field is a 1979 American crime drama film directed by Harold Becker, written by Joseph Wambaugh that is based on his 1973 true crime novel of the same title. The film stars..

5.The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Jerry Stiller, Walter Matthau

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is a 1974 American thriller film directed by Joseph Sargent, produced by Edgar J. Scherick, and starring Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin…

4.The Seven-Ups

Roy Scheider, Ken Kercheval

The Seven-Ups is a 1973 American dramatic thriller film produced and directed by Philip D’Antoni. It stars Roy Scheider as a crusading policeman who is the leader of The Seven-Ups, a..

3.Magnum Force

Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers

Magnum Force is a 1973 American action film and the second to feature Clint Eastwood as maverick cop Harry Callahan after the 1971 film Dirty Harry. Ted Post, who also directed..

The French Connection

Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider

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The French Connection is a 1971 American dramatic thriller film directed by William Friedkin and produced by Philip D’Antoni. It stars Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, and Roy Scheider. The..


Dirty Harry

Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel

Dirty Harry is a 1971 American action film produced and directed by Don Siegel, the first in the Dirty Harry series. Clint Eastwood plays the title role, in his first outing as San Francisco Police.
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