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Street Kings
Poster from "Street Kings"

Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves) is by definition a 'dirty' cop, sent in by his superior Wander (Forest Whitaker) to clean up messes other cops have made and setting the seeds for further corruption. However, when one of his former colleagues is assassinated, Ludlow finds himself implicated by an I.A. officer (Hugh Laurie), and must use his skills to root out the real conspirators. Directed by David Ayer.

The Black Dahlia

In this period thriller based on James Ellroy's novel, Los Angeles cops Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) and Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart) uncover corruption and conspiracy within the force while searching for the killer of Tinseltown hopeful Elizabeth Short (Mia Kirshner). In an effort to crack the high-profile case, Bleichert and Blanchard venture into Hollywood's darker side to piece together Short's secret life.  Directed by Brian De Palma.

L.A. Confidential

In 1950s Los Angeles, three wildly different cops (Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe and Kevin Spacey) form an uneasy alliance to ferret out deep-seated police corruption. But some people will do anything to land their faces in the pages of trashy Hollywood tabloids such as Hush-Hush magazine. A must-see whodunit, Brian Helgeland's script adaptation won an Oscar, as did Kim Basinger for her supporting role as a Veronica Lake look-alike.