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, sexy, semi serious, talky and witty films and TV shows about / with city life, urban, friendship, lifestyle, love and romance, friends, couples, romance, family relations and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Comedy 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 (1998), Sex and the City (2008), The Good Guy (2009), Singles (1992), Durarara!! (2010), Taxi Driver (1976), Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), Girls (2012), Lipstick Jungle (2008).

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, twists and turns, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fashion, career woman, city life, women, strong female character, fish out of water, boss and employee, workplace situations, journalism, workplace intrigue, journalist, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, paris france, usa, manhattan new york city, miami ...
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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: witty, stylized, sentimental, sexual, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female friendship, looking for love, best friends, sexual attraction, couple relations, city life, sex, looking for sex, sexual relations, everyday life, sexual intercourse, up and down relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
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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, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: fashion, city life, lifestyle, friendship, love and romance, sexual relations, couple relations, family relations, urban, couples, best friends, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, malibu california, los angeles, mexico ...
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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: semi serious, realistic, witty, sexy
Audience: date night
Plot: city life, couple relations, ambition, gain trust, romance, rise to the top, hotshot hero, love affair, power relations, lifestyle, workplace, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
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 6.7
 27K
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: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: city life, music band, music, friendship, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love, clubbing, musician, romance, young lovers, roommate ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey, california
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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, supernatural, gang, mysticism, crimes, friendship, gangsters, ghost, urban ...
Place: japan, asia
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 8.3
 699K
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, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: social decay, lone wolves, obsession, character study, loner, depression, vigilante, paranoia, alienation, taxi, taxi driver, antisocial behavior ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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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, romantic, sweet, ridiculous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: shopping, fashion, addiction, love and romance, rise to the top, overnight success, temptation, fashion industry, lifestyle, city life, journalism, debt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
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 7.3
 64K
Girls (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: The assorted humiliations, disasters and rare triumphs of four very different twenty-something girls: Hannah, an aspiring writer; Marnie, an art gallery assistant and cousins Jessa and Shoshanna.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: strong sexual content, roommate, female friendship, aspiring writer, friends, best friends, ambitious, actor, party, lifestyle, city life, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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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, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: rivalry, friends, ambition, career woman, family life, workplace intrigue, thirtysomething life, workplace, best friends, workplace situations, family relations, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.5
 73K
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: single parent, comedian, midlife crisis, performer's life, city life, family relations, loneliness, mishap, disorder, parenthood, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.1
 71K
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: teens, kids
Plot: underage sex, coming of age, puberty, strong sexual content, virginity, first sex, urban ghetto life, innocence lost, street kid, youth, teenage life, loss of virginity ...
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: sitcom, not serious, humorous, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: roommate, lifestyle change, friends, party, lifestyle, city life, naivete, odd couple, everyday life, troublemaker, engaged, young people ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.9
 129K
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adultery, mistress, love triangle, age difference, divorce, crumbling relationship, city life, dating, romance, friendship, love affair, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
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 5.9
 527
Choking Man (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this blend of drama and magical realism.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: immigrants, city life, friendship, restaurant, self discovery, americana, social misfits, workplace romance, family relations, diner, workplace, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 5.8
 119
Cross Bronx (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This Bronx-based coming-of-age drama follows four high school friends as they navigate the treacherous waters of independence, love and careers on their individual paths toward achieving their dreams.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, semi serious
Plot: high school, city life, coming of age, follow your dream, gangsters, crimes, hopes, youth, friendship, moving, rivalry, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bronx new york city, new york
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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, entertaining, semi serious, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, jungle, adventure, culture clash, family, fish out of water, nothing goes right, city life, disorder, estrangement, down on your luck, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: paris france, venezuela, latin america, europe, france ...
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 6.0
 83
The Rally (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "The Rally" is a gritty drama which follows several families living in a town riddled with crime and corruption. As the local church works to bring positive change to the town, they are confronted at every turn by those that desire to keep ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Plot: crime boss, crimes, city life, rivalry, dishonesty, society, gangsters, teenager, religion, drug addict, family problems, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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7 Days in Havana (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Cuba, Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A young American boy is trying to break into the acting business, and goes to Cuba during a film festival.
Style: contemplative, realistic, anthology, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: city life, self discovery, introspection, society, tour guide, culture clash, lifestyle, musician, actor, singer, urban, award ceremony ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, havana cuba, cuba
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 6.9
 5K
Heights (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 'Heights' follows five characters over 24 hours on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. On the same day, Isabel's mother Diana learns that ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, non-linear, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, introspection, lifestyle, city life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, actor's life, gay, family relations, wedding, existentialism, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, wales ...
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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, radio announcer, photographer, rudeness, art critic, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, france ...
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 8.9
 774K
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, sitcom, witty, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, best friends, everyday life, group of friends, love and romance, friends, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, looking for love, family relations, cafe, roommate ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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 4.1
 532
X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friends, city life, understanding, friendship, family relations, society, urban, best friends, twentysomething life, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 5.2
 519
Union Square (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A reluctant reunion of two estranged sisters. One is on the verge of marriage; the other is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Both struggle with truths they're hiding from each other - and from themselves. Jenny has rejected her tumultuous ...
Style: twists and turns, talky, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, siblings relations, city life, rivalry, estrangement, reunion, ego clash, lifestyle, urban, snobbism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 5.4
 4K
Anuvahood (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kenneth (who likes to call himself Kay) begins to realise he's just another wannabe bad boy... even less than a loser in fact. After quitting his job at Laimsbury's, Kay vows to become a respected gangster... or cry trying. A ...
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: coming of age, white trash, youth, city life, lifestyle, misfit, ambition, crimes, friendship, fish out of water, hip hop, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Berlin by the Sea (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: They are students - at least that's what their parents think - they are the disc-jockeys in the in-clubs in town, they party with no end, they fall in love, they have the best summer in their life in the coolest city of the world: Berlin.
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, atmospheric, serious
Plot: fall in love, nightclub, nightlife, love triangle, friends, city life, romance, introspection, grownups, disco, hip hop, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany, east berlin
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10,000 Saints (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A sweeping multigenerational story set against the backdrop of the raw, roaring New York City of the late 1980s; adoption, teen pregnancy, drugs, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled optimism and reckless stupidity of the young—and old—are all ...
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, parents and children, family problems, rehabilitation, estrangement, youth, city life, life is a bitch, coming of age, single parent, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: usa, new york, vermont, manhattan new york city
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Christmas in the City (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With the threat of having to close her father's candy store, Wendy and her six-year-old daughter Grace travel to the big city in hopes of making extra holiday cash to save the store. When she's offered a job in the toy department of ...
Style: feel good, touching, light, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: department store, christmas, city life, store, small town, family relations, new job, family business, parent child relationship, fired from the job, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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 5.2
 353
Turning 30!!! (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Naina's story as she grapples with heartbreak, and a crisis in her advertising career in the face of her 30th birthday. And as she fights her anxiety and fears about being 30 years old, Naina realises there's a lot of growing up to be ...
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, couples, city life, breakup, fired from the job, female protagonist, fall in love, career, society, rivalry, friendship, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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 6.3
 13K
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: touching, uplifting, realistic, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: romance, rivalry, suburban life, social differences, city life, human spirit, marital problem, ambition, contests and competitions, working class, suburbs, blue collar ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, new jersey, california
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