Movies like Urbania

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Urbania (2000)
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Urbania (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned and chance: with a homeless man who sleeps by his building, with a friend who's dying, with the couple who lives (and noisily loves) in the flat above him, with a bartender and a one-night-stand he follows home, and with a tattooed stranger whom he seeks out and befriends. Along the way, Charlie inhabits a city full of moments of violence and of stories and legends: a kidney thief, a microwaved poodle, a rat in a hot dog bun, a baby left on a car top, a tourist's toothbrush, needles in public-phone change slots. Charlie lives and tells his own stories. What caused his melancholy?
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, tense, serious, realistic, talky, heartbreaking, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: urban legend, legends and myths, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, crimes, urban, couples, gender, city life, vengeance, storytelling, murder, friendship, character study, depression, mentor, twists & turns, gangsters, multiple storylines, love and romance, stock broker, gays and lesbians, yuppie, weekend, gay ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and talky films with plots about mentor, loneliness, dialogue, brutality, storytelling, runaway and friendship mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Urbania: Personal Effects (2009), Slam (1998), Vive L'Amour (1994), Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), 25th Hour (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Personal Effects (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Walter is a rising star in the NCAA wrestling world until his life is ripped apart by the brutal murder of his sister. Returning home to console his mother Gloria he seeks vengeance on the man who is accused of the crime. A chance meeting with a ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching, depressing
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Slam (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. Written ...
Style: talky, psychological, bleak, sincere, tense ...
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Vive L'Amour (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three lonely young denizens of Taipei unknowingly share an apartment: Mei, a real estate agent who uses it for her sexual affairs; Ah-jung, her current lover; and Hsiao-ang, who's stolen the key and uses the apartment as a retreat.
Style: serious, erotic, meditative, disturbing, atmospheric ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
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Duration: 136 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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25th Hour (2002)
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Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
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Plot: friendship, vietnam veteran, love and romance, siblings relations, haunted by the past, homecoming, human nature, life is a bitch, loneliness, prom, unlikely friendships, depression ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
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Duration: 108 min.
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Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, depressing ...
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Country: Canada, UK, Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: bleak, rough, social, based on true events, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Country: USA
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Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, meditative ...
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Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Exotica (1994)
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Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: psychological, serious, realistic, melancholic, suspense ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 90s, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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