Lil Wayne really hit the nail on the head with his 2008 single, “Mrs Officer”. There is something quite sexy about a women with a badge. They’re gorgeous, they’re smart, and we would like nothing more than to let them handcuff us to the bed while they take full advantage. These are twenty sexy female movie cops who could arrest us anytime.
20. Fairuza Balk as Heidi – Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
Nicolas Cage plays a police lieutenant who is having back problems and is addicted to just about every drug you could think of. Fairuza Balk plays a patrol officer who helps him steal narcotics from an evidence locker. You can tell this guy is on drugs, even when the hottest cop ever strips to her bra and panties for him he just lays there like it’s no big deal. Just say no to drugs people!
19. Angela Bassett as Detective Rita Veder – Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
In retrospective, a horror comedy starring Eddie Murphy as an ancient vampire directed by Wes Craven seems very peculiar. Angela Bassett plays a police detective and the subject of Eddie Murphy’s vampire affection. After being turned into a vampire herself she turns up the sexiness considerably.
18. Sarah Jessica Parker as Jo Christman/Emily Harper – Striking Distance (1993)
Years before she was having sex all over New York City, Sarah Jessica Parker played the partner of a Pittsburgh Police homicide detective played by Bruce Willis. Seeing as though they are partners and they are of opposite genders they ultimately start having some raunchy cop sex because… why not?
17. Marisa Coughlan as Officer Ursula Hanson – Super Troopers (2001)
Super Troopers is one of the funniest police movies of all time. There isn’t much that this movie lacks expect maybe female police officers. Indeed Marisa Coughlan plays the only notable female cop of the proceedings. Though she is super-hot, which is always a plus!
16. Wendi McLendon-Covey as Deputy Clementine Johnson – Reno 911!: Miami (2007)
When Reno 911 first premiered on Comedy Central in 2003 two things immediately caught our attention. First, Thomas Lennon in those short shorts and second, the sexiness of Deputy Clementine Johnson. She is known to be very promiscuous, which is always a good thing. When the gang brought their antics to the big-screen in 2007, Clemmy reminded us once again why we love her so very much.
15. Laurie Holden as Cybil Bennett – Silent Hill (2006)
Based on the video game character of the same name Cybil Bennett is a bad-ass. Her slim hips give her a way of moving that’s very Western-ish when she strolls in her uniform. Also, it’s the hair, there is just something about a women with short hair and a badge. By the way: not many women could pull off that haircut.
14. Elisabeth Shue as Julie Forester – Piranha 3D (2010)
Elisabeth Shue’s career has had an interesting trajectory, we fell in love with her in the ’80s and ’90s with films like The Karate Kid, Adventures in Babysitting, Cocktail, and Back to the Future Part II. A flat-out horror film seemed to come out of nowhere. Though, it was nice to see her back on the big-screen once again; even if she is the only one in the movie who doesn’t get naked.
13. Nancy Allen as Officer Anne Lewis – RoboCop (1987)
It’s an accomplishment when your partner is a superhuman cyborg law enforcer and you’re the one who comes across as the bad-ass. Officer Lewis is one of the few good cops in a city that’s slowly sinking into disparity. Whether she’s popping bubblegum or single-handedly slamming criminals to the ground who are twice her size Anne Lewis is an officer who can violate our rights any day.
12. Kim Cattrall as Cadet Karen Thompson – Police Academy (1984)
Another Sex & the City alum, Kim Cattrall appeared in only one of the Police Academy films. In other words, she got out while the getting was good. Honorable mention to the equally lovely Leslie Easterbrook and her ridiculously plump bosoms.
11. Hilary Swank as Ellie Burr – Insomnia (2002)
Al Pacino plays a Los Angeles homicide detective who is sent to Alaska to investigate a murder. Hilary Swank plays a local officer who is assigned to assist him. Is it weird that we still think she was pretty hot in The Next Karate Kid?
10. Ashley Judd as Jessica Shepard – Twisted (2004)
Having solved a high-profile case involving a serial killer, Jessica Shepard is a rising officer in the San Francisco Police Department. Her only problem is that she indulges in more than her fair share of sex with random guys. Wait, is that a problem?
9. Marley Shelton as Judy Hicks – Scream 4 (2011)
In Wes Craven’s final Scream film Marley Shelton plays Deputy Judy Hicks, who took over the position from Dewey (David Arquette) when he was promoted to sheriff of Woodsboro. She went to high school with our main character and for a moment we even though she could be the killer of the movie. Sadly, the actual reveal wasn’t nearly as enticing.
8. Jamie Lee Curtis as Megan Turner – Blue Steel (1989)
Kathryn Bigelow’s police thriller Blue Steel introduces us to the bright, eager rookie Megan Turner and thoroughly examines the tools of her trade with an almost fetishistic fascination. Also, we’re going to go ahead and forgive her for being the worst shot of all time.
7. Shannon Elizabeth as Officer Natalie Parker – Tomcats (2001)
Shannon Elizabeth playing a police officer still seems a little odd but we’re going to just roll with it. In the film she goes undercover as a prostitute and tries to con a rich party animal into marrying her and getting all of his money. She’ll forever be Nadia the foreign exchange student to us though.
6. Sandra Bullock as Lieutenant Lenina Huxley – Demolition Man (1993)
Sylvester Stallone plays caveman policeman John Spartan, who is the ultimate in ‘90s over indulgent action absurdness. He is frozen during the ‘90s and thawed out decades later to track down the psychotic Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes). Spartan is accompanied by the adorable and sexy Lenina Huxley, a policewoman stuck in the shoot-em-up past of the ‘90s.
5. Michelle Rodriguez as Christina “Chris” Sanchez – S.W.A.T. (2003)
From Girlfight, The Fast and the Furious, Resident Evil, Machete and countless others, Michelle Rodriguez has proved time and time again that she can play a badass character. No role embodies this as much as her turn as the only female in an all-male SWAT team.
4. Jessica Alba as Sartana Rivera – Machete (2010)
In Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Jessica Alba plays an Immigration Officer who is torn between enforcing the law and doing what is popular in the eyes of her familia. This movie is notable for the moment that Alba tricked us all into thinking that she went nude on-screen during the infamous shower scene. First, the Invisible Women in Fantastic Four then this. Stop teasing us with almost-nude scenes.
3. Eva Mendes as Monica Fuentes – 2 Fast 2 Furious (2002)
Eva Mendes plays a sexy customs cop who we get to see at her sexiest, working hard to sneakily seduce crucial intel out of the bad guys while under cover. When we first meet her she is decked out in an all-white bikini soaking in some sun. That alone warrants her nearly topping this list.
2. Angelina Jolie as Amelia Donaghy – The Bone Collector (1999)
Denzel Washington plays a quadriplegic tetraplegic forensics expert confined to his bed. Angelina Jolie is a novice patrol cop who helps Washington solve a case. It’s a shame that her and Denzel never properly hook-up during the proceedings. They could make super-babies.
1. Jennifer Lopez as Karen Sisco – Out of Sight (1998)
In addition to being the vehicle for Jennifer Lopez’s finest performance, U.S. Marshal Karen Sisco is one of the most badass women cops of all time. Sisco has a biting wit that she uses to hold her own in a world dominated by threatening men. Combine that with her looks (and protruding backside) and you have one of the most memorable and sexiest women cops ever. Honorable mention to her role as Officer Grace Santiago in 1995’s Money Train.
F*ck the police indeed!