Saturday, December 9, 2023

List: Top 3 Undercover Movies

This week on Episode 417 of the InSession Film Podcast, inspired by our review of Judas and the Black Messiah, we discussed our Top 3 undercover movies. For our poll this week, it was about undercover *cop* movies specifically, but for our Top 3 we went more broadly talking about all kinds of undercover scenarios in film. Beyond just police work, we’ve seen many other types of undercover work in film over the years that made this list all the more fun. There is surprisingly a good amount of variety here and we did our best to highlight that in the discussion. That said, here are our lists:

(Note: Please keep in mind that we each had different criteria for our selections)


1) Point Break
2) Some Like It Hot
3) A Scanner Darkly


1) Some Like It Hot
2) Face/Off
3) 21 Jump Street / 22 Jump Street

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Foxy Brown, Miami Vice, Donnie Brasco, The Raid 2, The Street With No Name, Eastern Promises, Mrs. Doubtfire, Internal Affairs, The Departed, American Hustle, BlackKklansman, Serpico, Coming 2 America, House of Flying Daggers, Kindergarten Cop, Miss Congeniality, Sister Act, Spy Game, The Fast & Furious, Black Mass

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. As mentioned above, there is a good variety with this topic and perhaps your list is very different than ours. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at [email protected].

For the entire podcast, click here or listen below.

For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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