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What is the easiest way to find action movies and series? Well, you need to kind of define action first. So what happens in action movies? People bliksem each other hard, there are car chases and in 99.99999% of the time, a crime is committed. More than likely wit a gun. Who solves crime? Cops. Who commits crime? Well, also cops. So the easiest way to find action movies and series, is to find all the cops. And that is precisely what we’ve done for you. We’ve even thrown in some local is lekker too. This fokken cold weekend, enjoy some action packed shows with cops to heat you up.
Here is our list of 16 shows and series to stream:
- End of Watch (movie)
Two young LA cops discover a secret that makes them the target of a dangerous drug cartel. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena. Restriction of 16VL and a lekker rating of 7.6
- Blitz Patrollie (local movie)
Gooi, pappie! Two idiot cops stumble on a massive drug smuggling syndicate. But are they smart enough to catch the bad guys?
At 6.3, it sounds like it might not be kak.
- LEGO City Adventures (movie)
LEGO is fokken awesome even when it is not in a movie. Even when you step on is. LEGO City is where the most awesome of awesomeness happens. It is home to the fiercest firefighters, top cops and many blockheads.
Scored a 7.9!
- The Wire (series of 5 seasons)
This is an oldy but a goodie! Step into the streets of Baltimore, where gritty cops and clever drug dealers square off in this brilliant crime thriller where right and wrong is never black or white.
At 9.3, this series has one of the highest ratings ever and it aired back between 2002 and 2008!
- Good Boys (movie)
This one is the surprise in the bunch.
Three boys skip school intending to replace a drone they destroyed. Instead, they find themselves mixed up with drugs and cops and being chased by some terrifying girls. The poster might suggest otherwise, but this movie is not for kids.
Quite surprised by the fairly high rating of 6.7, so give it a shot!
- Die Ontwaking (local movie)
With Gys De Villiers I expected fireworks. Also the poster looks piele.
A serial killer is stalking women and killing them for their tattoos. But only one cop, a new rookie, is getting close to the truth in this gripping thriller.
Rating? A measly 4.4, but now I actually want to watch it to see why is rated so kak. Might be in for a proper laugh!
- Copposites (local movie)
A cop and a crook expose a DNA altering formula that switches them into each other’s bodies and forces them to work together in order to switch back. With old Twakkie (Rob Van Vuuren) cast as the white cop, I don’t really expect much,
To use the words of Twakkie : 5.6 is not kak but it is also not not kak…
- Thys & Trix (local movie)
Siblings Thys and Trix are eager but hapless police officers whose constant feuding brings shame to the police department. Things get really awkward when they have to go undercover as a married couple to solve a murder case.
I’m totally not a fan of Bouwer Bosch as an actor or as a person in real life, but the rating of 6.9 surprised me. I actually watched this movie and enjoyed it.
- Hot Pursuit (movie)
Starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, a straight-arrow cop looking for a little respect is tasked with protecting a spoilt diva. She’s not planning to fail, but this witness is crazy.
Sadly clocking in at 5.1 but these two females are personal favourites. I mean jirre, have you seen Modern Family with Sofia? She will look forever young.
- The Son of No One (movie)
A young cop is assigned to a precinct in the working class neighborhood where he grew up, and an old secret threatens to destroy his life and his family.
As with Hot Pursuit, this also clocks in at 5.1 and I guess the movie just takes it self a little bit too seriously.
- One for the Money (movie)
Desperate to make some cash after not working for six months, Stephanie gets a job at her cousin’s bail bonding company. Her first target is a former cop and murder suspect she happens to know from high school.
What is it with hot girl cop movies? It got 5.3 but it stars Katherine Heigl. Common man! Up it a bit.
- No Activity (series)
Will Ferrell to the resque! He produced and stars in this hilarious cop series. Detectives Cullen and Tolbeck spend a lot of time on a very uneventful stake out. The lack of action allows for some of the funniest conversations on TV.
At 6.6 it aint no Brooklyn Nine Nine, but hey, it is still funny as fuck!
- Dancer and the Dame
Billy Gardell is Rick Dancer, a wisecracking, disgruntled detective who is long past his prime. Only with the help of Princess, a fussy and fastidious canine cop, can Dancer break the case of his career.
Everything about this movie screams tacky and low rent. At 4.8, you can put it on for the kids and go mow the lawn or something. Utter kak. Unless you’re a kid, because – and you might not believe this – sometimes movies are made 100% for kids. And kids don’t hang our on Rotten Tomatoes being dicks about the movies the liked or disliked.
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine (series)
Here we go! This right on the money if you want laughs! Detective Jake Peralta is a great cop, but also a total goofing slacker. Fortunately he and his fellow oddball colleagues are also great at their job. Don’t miss the much-loved modern sitcom that is already a classic.
A steller cast leading to a justified 8.4 rating. It could be higher in by books. I give it a 8.9!
- Sleepless (movie)
Oscar winner Jamie Foxx plays a dirty Las Vegas cop whose son is kidnapped by dangerous mobsters. He has to find a way to rescue his son, protect his corrupt dealings and get revenge on the mobsters – all in one long night.
5.6 is still watchable. It could again be a case of “taking itself too seriously”. Not all movies are directed to be Oscar winners, so maybe Jamie went for it? Let me rather judge after watching in stead of burn before reading…
- Ride Along (movie)
Maaaan, Ice Cube will always be fokken cool!
When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend’s brother – a hot-tempered cop – to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer’s latest case, an undercover effort to take down a notorious drug kingpin.
I’m watching it again. That 6.2 is a 7.4 for me!
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Our randomized trailer pick of the week
Each week we take a number from 1 to 10 from our list of suggestions and put it through a randomizer to choose a trailer to show you. This week it landed on our number 5 spot, “We’ve never met a Rick and Morty quip that didn’t make us literally LOL”
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