City life movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant city life movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, talky and witty films and TV shows about / with city life, urban, runaway, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, friendship, life philosophy, love and romance and brutality plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as city life: The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Sex and the City (2008), Sex and the City (1998), Singles (1992), Taxi Driver (1976), Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), Lipstick Jungle (2008), Louie (2010), Kids (1995), Manhattan (1979).

List of city life movies

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Devil Wears Prada is about a young journalist who moves to New York to work in the fashion industry. Her boss however is extremely demanding and cruel and won’t let her succeed if she doesn’t fit into the high class elegant look of their ...
Style: witty, clever, realistic, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, career woman, fish out of water, women, city life, boss and employee, journalism, workplace intrigue, journalist, relationship vs career, designer, employer employee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Sex and the City (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A New York writer on sex and love is finally getting married to her Mr. Big. But her three best girlfriends must console her after one of them inadvertently leads Mr. Big to jilt her.
Style: witty, light, romantic, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: fashion, city life, friendship, love and romance, sexual relations, family relations, couple relations, lifestyle, couples, best friends, marriage, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, los angeles, new jersey ...
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Sex and the City (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling book by Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City tells the story of four best friends, all single and in their late thirties, as they pursue their careers and talk about their sex lives, all while trying to survive the New York ...
Style: sexual, sentimental, stylized, witty, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, sex, female friendship, couple relations, best friends, looking for sex, city life, sexual relations, everyday life, sexuality, sexual intercourse, up and down relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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 6.7
 26K
Singles (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Romantic comedy about six of Seattle's young people, most of whom live in the same apartment building and whose lives revolve around the city's ever-expanding music scene. The interrelated stories about each character's progress ...
Style: grunge, feel good, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: city life, music band, music, friendship, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love, clubbing, young lovers, musician, romance, roommate ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey, california
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 8.3
 648K
Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: social decay, obsession, lone wolves, vigilante, alienation, loner, taxi, taxi driver, depression, violence spree, character study, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, vietnam
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Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood is a fun-loving girl who is really good at shopping-a little too good, perhaps. She dreams of working for her favorite fashion magazine, but can't quite get her foot in the door-until ...
Style: feel good, light, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: shopping, fashion, addiction, love and romance, rise to the top, overnight success, fashion industry, temptation, city life, money problems, debt, lack of money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
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Lipstick Jungle (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lipstick Jungle is an American comedy-drama television series created by DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler for NBC Universal Television Studio. The hour-long series was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Candace Bushnell, who also ...
Style: talky, sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, ambition, friends, family life, thirtysomething life, workplace intrigue, couples, office, best friends, workplace, family relations, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.5
 71K
Louie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Louis C.K. stars as a fictionalized version of himself; a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City.
Style: dark humor, sincere, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: single parent, midlife crisis, performer's life, city life, comedian, family relations, loneliness, everyday life, parenthood, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, mishap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.1
 69K
Kids (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A controversial portrayal of teens in New York City which exposes a deeply disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The film focuses on a sexually reckless, freckle-faced boy named Telly, whose goal is to have sex with as many different girls as ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: virginity, strong sexual content, coming of age, underage sex, puberty, urban ghetto life, innocence lost, youth, first sex, teenage life, drugs/alcohol, street kid ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: After a naive Midwestern girl's big city dreams are dashed her first week in New York, she finds herself living with her worst nightmare in this hilarious, contemporary comedy about a female odd couple who are surrounded by an outrageous cast ...
Style: humorous, not serious, cynical, realistic, sexy
Plot: roommate, sitcom, lifestyle change, friends, lifestyle, party, city life, odd couple, everyday life, troublemaker, engaged, young people ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.9
 123K
Manhattan (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.
Style: intellectual, humorous, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, age difference, mistress, lolita, love triangle, divorce, crumbling relationship, city life, dating, adultery, friendship, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.9
 6K
Durarara!! (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Durarara!!, often shortened to DRRR!!, is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita, with illustrations by Suzuhito Yasuda, that has also been adapted into a Japanese anime series. As of May 2012, eleven volumes have been published by ...
Style: exciting, captivating, feel good, touching, serious ...
Plot: urban legend, escapades, supernatural ability, city life, gang, mysticism, friendship, crimes, supernatural, love and romance, gangsters, newcomer ...
Place: japan, asia
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Little Indian, Big City (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stephen, an international trader, tracks down his ex-wife Patricia in some Amazonian backwater. He needs her consent to a divorce so that he can marry Charlotte. Unfortunately, he discovers a son he didn’t know he had – Mimi-Siku. The young ...
Style: humorous, funny, comic, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: jungle, adventure, culture clash, mischievous children, family, fish out of water, nothing goes right, city life, disorder, estrangement, parents and children, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: venezuela, europe, france, latin america, paris france ...
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2 Days in New York (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marion and Mingus live cozily – perhaps too cozily – with their cat and two young children from previous relationships. However, when Marion’s jolly father, her oversexed sister, and her sister’s outrageous boyfriend unceremoniously descend ...
Style: humorous, satirical, emotional, witty, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, family life, city life, society, parents and children, disorder, french, art critic, rudeness, photographer, stereotypes, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, france, new jersey
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 5.8
 9K
The Good Guy (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ambitious young Manhattanite and urban conservationist Beth wants it all: a good job, good friends, and a good guy to share the city with. Of course that last one is often the trickiest of all. Beth falls hard for Tommy, a sexy, young Wall Street ...
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, sexy
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, gain trust, ambition, love affair, city life, rise to the top, hotshot hero, romance, workplace, lifestyle, power relations, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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 8.9
 699K
Friends (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The misadventures of a group of friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in Manhattan.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, not serious, talky ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, best friends, group of friends, love and romance, everyday life, couple relations, sitcom, looking for love, friends, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family relations, roommate ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.3
 12K
Urban Cowboy (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Hard Hat Days Honky-Tonk Nights. John Travolta stars as a young man from the country who learns about life and love in a Houston bar.
Style: realistic, touching, uplifting, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: romance, social differences, rivalry, suburban life, human spirit, city life, marital problem, ambition, contests and competitions, working class, blue collar, chase ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, new jersey, california
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 7.1
 9K
Tokyo! (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Japan, South Korea, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Tokyo! is an anthology of three short films by directors Michel Gondry (France), Leos Carax (France) and Joon-ho Bong (Korea), each of whom offers an imaginative and transnatural/supernatural glimpse into the Tokyo Megapolis.
Style: surreal, sentimental, melancholic, art house, absurd ...
Plot: isolation, freak, anthology, supernatural, city life, fall in love, obsession, metamorphosis, transformation, imagination, destruction, neurosis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2007
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, paris france, new jersey ...
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New York Stories (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artist, art, obsession, hotel, jealousy, parents and children, city life, young heroes, youth, gallery, artists and showbiz, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, athens greece, new jersey ...
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Gimme the Loot (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Malcolm and Sofia, two determined teens from the Bronx, are the ultimate graffiti-writers. When a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they must hatch a plan to get revenge by tagging an iconic NYC landmark, but they need to raise $500 to pull ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, rough
Plot: graffiti, gang, juvenile delinquency, crimes, city life, vandalism, teenage life, cons and scams, teenager, drug dealing, youth, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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New York, I Love You (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York, I Love You delves into the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. Journey from the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the Upper East Side, towards the Village, ...
Style: talky, realistic, sexy, atmospheric, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young people, romance, city life, couple relations, fall in love, lifestyle, young lovers, looking for love, couples, old love, first love, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
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 5.3
 26K
Loser (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On a university scholarship, a good natured student from the midwest gets a crash course in city life while dealing with three evil roommates. He befriends a virtually homeless college student whom he falls for, but she's dating a nasty ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, funny, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: college, opposites attract, college student, romance, youth, fall in love, teenage life, friendship, lifestyle, city life, loser, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 5.9
 698
Park Benches (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As she does every morning, Lucie takes advantage of her journey to work to lose herself for a while in the pages of a good book. And as she does every morning, she joins her colleagues at the office with a smile. It's a working day just like ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty
Plot: office, society, lifestyle, couple relations, city life, workplace, loneliness, overheard conversation, office worker, hardware store, store, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, versailles
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 7.7
 51K
After Hours (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.
Style: surreal, dark humor, atmospheric, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: coincidence, artist, suicide, murder, nightclub, one night, farce, lifestyle, nothing goes right, city life, fish out of water, nightlife ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.6
 179K
You've Got Mail (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Book superstore magnate, Joe Fox and independent book shop owner, Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet – both blissfully unaware that he's putting her out of business.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, hidden identity, fall in love, unlikely couple, destiny, boyfriend, happy ending, platonic, online dating, love, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
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 6.1
 152K
13 Going on 30 (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After total humiliation at her thirteenth birthday party, Jenna Rink wants to just hide until she's thirty. With a little magic, her wish is granted, but it turns out that being thirty isn't as always as awesome as she thought it would be!
Style: feel good, romantic, humorous, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, kids
Plot: best friends in love, true love, wish come true, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, romance, child as adult, body swapping, love and romance, fashion, fish out of water, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 1987, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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The Second Chance (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ethan Jenkins (Michael W. Smith) and Jake Sanders (introducing Jeff Obafemi Carr) are both passionate pastors who worship the same God from the same book--but that's where the similarity ends. When they are suddenly thrown together in a tough ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film, captivating, tense ...
Plot: suburban life, clergy, fish out of water, gang, crimes, city life, rich and poor, buddies, disorder, power relations, friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
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New York Undercover (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: New York Undercover is an American police drama that aired on the Fox television network from 1994 to 1998. The series stars Malik Yoba as Detective J.C. Williams and Michael DeLorenzo as Detective Eddie Torres, two undercover detectives in New York ...
Style: captivating, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: law enforcement, crimes, society, criminal heroes, working undercover, city life, police detective, gang, police, violence, black cop, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.2
 15K
Looking (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Three friends in San Francisco who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, realistic, clever
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, gay couple, friendship, gay slur, male friendship, everyday life, looking for love, direction and purpose, buddies, business venture, career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: san francisco, california, los angeles, usa, oakland california
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Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A yellow cab is driving through the vibrant and colourful streets of Tehran. Very diverse passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being interviewed by the driver who is no one else but the director Jafar Panahi himself. ...
Style: realistic, talky, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: taxi, censorship, passenger, workplace situations, city life, society, chat, filmmaking, metaphor, poverty, taxi driver, car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran, tokyo
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