Urban setting movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant urban setting movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, suspense, suspenseful, captivating and serious films and TV shows about / with urban setting, gun, murder, police, chase, violence, police officer, african american, death and danger plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Brazil and other countries.
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urban setting movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as urban setting: Exit Strategy (2012), Urban Gothic (2000), Holla II (2013), Red Dawn (2012), S.W.A.T. (2003), A Bronx Tale (1993), Frances Ha (2012), Antisex (2008), Rev. (2010), Ghostbusters II (1989).

List of urban setting movies

 3.1
 353
Exit Strategy (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Evicted from his apartment, James has to move in with his girlfriend of 3 months. He quickly discovers that she's everything he never wanted in a woman. His only option is to get her to break up with him -- but still let him sleep on the couch.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: urban setting, romance, couple relations, couples, buddies, roommate, honesty, breakup, break-up, moving, friendship, high maintenance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Batman has stopped the reign of terror that The Mutants had cast upon his city. Now an old foe wants a reunion and the government wants The Man of Steel to put a stop to Batman.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret identity, distopia, superhero, police officer, batman, fighting crime, heroes, good versus evil, imaginary, crimes, billionaire, protector ...
Time: 21st century, future, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., soviet union
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 6.2
 166
Urban Gothic (2000)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Urban Gothic was a horror based series of short stories shown on Channel 5 running for two series between May 2000 and December 2001. Filmed on a low budget and broadcast in a later time-slot, it nonetheless acquired a following. It has also since ...
Style: anthology, gothic, scary, suspenseful
Plot: secret, urban setting, ghost, resurrection, vampire, murder, cult, alien, death, violence, supernatural, danger ...
Place: london
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 6.6
 86
Holla II (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping with her life at the hands of her mentally ill sister Veronica, Monica, with the help of her Mother, Marion, has taken great measures to ensure her safety, including changing her face and relocating to the South. Six years ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, scary, suspenseful
Plot: twins, betrayal, slasher, family relations, psychopath, siblings relations, mental illness, deadly, danger, gory, estate, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami, los angeles
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 5.4
 73K
Red Dawn (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky - shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, invasion, danger, patriotism, battles, resistance, occupation, adventure, heroic mission, save the day, war, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., russia, latin america, tokyo ...
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 6.0
 138K
S.W.A.T. (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Hondo Harrelson recruits Jim Street to join an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. Together they seek out more members, including tough Deke Kay and single mom Chris Sanchez. The team's first big assignment is to escort crime boss ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: swat, swat team, police brutality, tough law enforcer, sniper, basic training, crime, partners, crimes, law enforcement, squad, siege ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.8
 129K
A Bronx Tale (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mentor, loyalty, gang leader, coming of age, friendship, generation gap, nostalgia, mob boss, racial slur, mafia, murder witness ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1960, 20th century, year 1968
Place: bronx new york city, new york, usa, new york state, united states ...
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 7.5
 75K
Frances Ha (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An aspiring dancer moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks.
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, mumblecore ...
Plot: friendship, dancer, roommate, follow your dream, direction and purpose, bittersweet, dancer's life, loneliness, ambitious, artists and showbiz, best friends, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, japan, paris france, new jersey ...
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 4.1
 37
Antisex (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 74 min.
Story: What's going to happen if you meet your soul mate but she's not ready even to hear about sex?..
Style: sexy, sex comedy, touching, captivating, modern fairy tale ...
Plot: marital problem, family relations, husband wife conflict, comedy of errors, husband wife relationship, unhappy marriage, arranged marriage, male female relationship, love, seductive, urban setting, seduction ...
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 7.9
 2K
Rev. (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Rev. is a British television sitcom produced by Big Talk Productions. The show premiered on BBC Two on 28 June 2010. The show's working titles were The City Vicar and Handle With Prayer. The series revolves around a Church of England priest, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sitcom, entertaining, light ...
Plot: church, clergy, priest, society, belief, social relations, moral dilemma, religions or cults, urban setting, reluctant, challenge, conflict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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 6.6
 184K
Ghostbusters II (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Five years after they defeated Gozer, the Ghostbusters are out of business. When Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement to aid her and hopefully save New York City from a new paranormal threat.
Style: humorous, not serious, psychotronic, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, ghost hunter, rescue, heroes, psychic, museum, danger, slime, old love, reincarnation, painting ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.5
 79
Pirated Copy (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A portrait of contemporary Chinese society based on the ubiquitous illegal trade in pirated DVDs.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, suspense
Plot: smuggler, chase, parody, love, terminal illness, police, police officer, male female relationship, prostitute, adultery, satire, urban setting ...
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Spiderman: The Ultimate Villain Showdown (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Spider-Man meets some of his greatest foes including Green Goblin, Kingpin, and Dr. Octopus, and rediscovers his own identity in the process.
Style: captivating, contemplative, unusual plot structure, suspense, tense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: superhero, teenage boy, good versus evil, heroes, superhuman powers, supernatural power, chase, goblin, one man army, teenager fighting adult, one against many, cartoon violence ...
Place: new york
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 4.8
 587
Killa Season (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Flea was a basketball player, happy with his subtle hustle, until a Dominican connect introduced him to a new way to spread the work and make money.
Plot: cocaine, drug dealing, materialism, money, street, business, power, urban setting, rap, african american, hip hop, gun
Place: harlem, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Please Be Normal (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Victor is a struggling playwright and theater director and his girlfriend Mary is expecting their first child. He has a temporary job in construction to make ends meet, but the dusty, dirty job exhausts him. Across town, Mary is a manager in a tony ...
Style: suspense, sincere, contemplative, twists and turns, psychological
Plot: couples, husband wife relationship, double life, pregnancy, suffering, urban setting, suburbs, secret relationship, life, argument, construction, theater ...
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 5.9
 671
Honeytrap (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Layla, a 15-year-old living in Brixton, London, becomes involved with a gang and must set up a boy to be killed.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, twists and turns, touching, captivating ...
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage girl, shoplifting, cheating boyfriend, jealousy, teenage boy, female protagonist, dating, urban setting, mother son relationship, teen romance, female director ...
Place: london
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Underbelly Blues (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Uforic, a cowardly gangster rapper, hitches a ride with York, a redneck who takes him out to the desert to execute him for fun. But before York is able to pull the trigger, Uforic tells him about a secret transaction involving a mysterious briefcase ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, exciting
Plot: gangsters, hitman, heist, urban setting, money, murder, hillbilly, fbi agent, police, black american, rapper, briefcase ...
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Working Girls (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: GMA Films and Viva Films are releasing a sequel to the 25-year old iconic sexy comedy film and they are calling it Working Girls 2010. The movie will include in the cast four of the original lead stars namely Maria Isabel Lopez, Gina Pareno, Carmi ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: working woman, career woman, women's rights, widow, inheritance, feminism, urban setting, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, rise to the top, female protagonist, police, alarm clock ...
Place: the philippines
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 5.1
 1K
Seuls (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Five kids wake up in a world where everybody has disappeared.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, exciting, twist ending
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, post apocalypse, alternate reality, survival, alone, disappearance, fight, death, fear, urban setting, church, tunnel ...
Place: france
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 7.4
 20
Night City (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The disturbed young loner Paul is looking for his place in life in the urban 80s metropolis Night City. When the sleazy city infused with crime and violence pushes him to the edge, he decides to strike back against the scum. Falling in love with the ...
Style: suspense, psychotronic, disturbing, suspenseful, tense
Plot: serial killer, loneliness, prostitute, psychopath, murder, violence, loner, tough guy, prostitution, street shootout, death, urban setting ...
Time: 80s
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 5.7
 19
Collar (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Timothy James 'TJ' Williams (David Wilson) is a streetwise detective whose checkered career, family life and long standing friendship with the would-be mayor, police chief Hamilton Markham (Tom Sizemore), spins out of control and teeters ...
Style: disturbing, unusual plot structure, psychological, tense, suspense
Plot: police officer, police, corrupt cop, drugs, corruption, african american, bad cop, internal affairs, racial issues, prostitution, urban setting, legal ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 3.1
 188
The Contract (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two worlds collide when a wealthy hedge fund trader returns home to find squatters have occupied his country house.
Style: absurd, psychotronic, surprise ending, suspense, exciting
Plot: on the run, criminal, murder, organized crime, crime boss, conspiracy, gangsters, exploitation, urban setting, violence, chase, money ...
Place: london, big ben london, tower bridge london
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 6.7
 2K
Waydowntown (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Four young office workers have a bet going to see who can last the longest without going outside. In the maze that is the downtown core of a large city, glass skywalks connect apartment buildings, office towers and shopping malls. Its day 28 of the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: workplace, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, buddies, goofy hero, workplace situations, office, rivalry, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, prank, love triangle, romantic rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
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I Did Not Kill Gandhi (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Once known for his intellectual prowess, a retired professor (Anupam Kher) begins experiencing memory gaps and periods of forgetfulness. But while he tries to laugh it off, it soon becomes clear that the symptoms are a sign of a more serious ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: assassination, alzheimer's disease, college, parents and children, memory loss, mental illness, elderly, deadly, aging, politics, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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 4.9
 122
Stud Life (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: JJ is a 'Stud' Lesbian. Together with her best friend Seb, a gay pretty boy, they work as wedding photographers. When JJ falls in love with a beautiful diva, JJ and Seb's friendship is tested. JJ is forced to chose between her hot new ...
Style: multicultural, psychological, unusual plot structure, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: lgbt, black lgbt, gender, friend, gay, sexuality, homosexual, lesbian, gay interest, urban setting, british, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london, britain
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Priest of Evil (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Detective Sergeant Timo Harjunpää of the Helsinki Violent Crimes Unit is an honest and conscientious cop;one of the city's very best;who loses his daughter in tragic circumstances. Despite the support he receives;Timo is unable to recover ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, psychotronic, ambiguous ending
Plot: police, serial killer, police corruption, chase, revenge, marital problem, urban setting, murder, father daughter relationship, parent child relationship, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 2000s
Place: helsinki finland, finland
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Thanatos, Drunk (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: They live in an old house on the fringe of Taipei City: Rat and his elder gay brother Shanghe. Two brothers look for jobs to survive while search for themselves and long for a foothold in life. The younger works at market where he meets a mute woman ...
Style: serious, touching, psychological, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: life is a bitch, social misfits, society, family relations, unemployment, true love, gay interest, prostitute, brother brother relationship, fish out of water, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, taiwan, taipei
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 6.3
 147K
Predator 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ten years after a band of mercenaries first battled a vicious alien, the invisible creature from another world has returned to Earth -- and this time, it's drawn to the gang-ruled and ravaged city of Los Angeles. When it starts murdering drug ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, deadly creature, predator, danger, serial murder, drug lord, invisibility, laser, lone hero, survival, gory, strong violent content ...
Time: 90s, future, year 1997, 1990s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 5.0
 57
Astonishing (2004)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mandy's life turns upside down after getting into a car accident.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: deadly, danger, crimes, mystery, couples, apocalypse, insecurity, chinese, urban setting, alienation, identity crisis, body swapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, china
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Gangsta Rap: The Glockumentary (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The hardest group you've never heard of is back. Gangsta Rap is a mockumentary based on a group of over the hill gangster rappers (circa NWA), trying to make a comeback. Its a hilarious look at the soft underbelly of hard core hip hop.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: hip hop, profanity, lifestyle, showbiz, silly humor, celebrity culture, friends, artists and showbiz, music band, musician's life, buddies, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
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