Out on the home formats from this week is the brilliant Destroyer, a crime drama featuring a stunning performance from Nicole Kidman, who is virtually unrecognisable in the movie. The story revolves around Erin Bell, a hardened Los Angeles cop, who is haunted by her past, and on the hunt for an old nemesis who has suddenly resurfaced. What follows is a relentless pursuit of the criminal, Erin looking to bring down him down while finally laying to rest her own personal demons before it is too late. To celebrate the release, we take a look at five of the best female cops from the movies, past and present.
Nicole Kidman stars as Erin Bell in Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer, an Annapurna Pictures release.Credit: Sabrina Lantos / Annapurna Pictures
Anne Lewis (Nancy Allen), Robocop (1987)
One of the greatest sci-fi movies of modern times, Robocop is a masterclass from filmmaker Paul Verhoeven.