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 stylized films and TV shows about / with city life, urban, couples, runaway, friendship, mentor, dialogue, lifestyle, storytelling and brutality 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: Sex and the City (2008), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), Sex and the City (1998), Louie (2010), Kids (1995), Taxi Driver (1976), Little Indian, Big City (1994), The Good Guy (2009), Friends (1994).

List of city life movies

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, humorous, romantic, light, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: fashion, sexual relations, love and romance, city life, friendship, couple relations, family relations, best friends, wedding preparations and rituals, lifestyle, couples, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, los angeles, new jersey ...
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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, realistic, clever, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, fish out of water, workplace intrigue, journalist, relationship vs career, boss and employee, journalism, workplace situations, city life, new job, media satire, women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, 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, humorous, romantic, funny, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: shopping, fashion, rise to the top, addiction, love and romance, temptation, city life, overnight success, workplace romance, journal, journalism, columnist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
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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, witty, stylized, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sex, looking for love, female friendship, couple relations, looking for sex, sexual relations, best friends, sexuality, love and romance, everyday life, city life, sexual dysfunction ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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 8.6
 70K
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, talky, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: single parent, midlife crisis, performer's life, family relations, city life, comedian, sitcom, loneliness, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, everyday life, mishap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.0
 67K
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: coming of age, strong sexual content, drugs/alcohol, youth, virginity, social decay, innocence lost, urban ghetto life, first sex, teenage life, puberty, down on your luck ...
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, cynical, not serious, sexy, realistic
Plot: roommate, sitcom, lifestyle change, friends, lifestyle, party, city life, odd couple, engaged, troublemaker, everyday life, young people ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.3
 626K
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: obsession, lone wolves, social decay, crimes, violence spree, alienation, character study, deadly, depression, taxi, loner, nightlife ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vietnam, harlem manhattan new york city
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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, culture clash, mischievous children, family, fish out of water, adventure, estrangement, disorder, nothing goes right, city life, parents and children, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: venezuela, france, latin america, europe, paris france ...
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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, semi serious, witty, sexy
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, love affair, ambition, romance, city life, hotshot hero, gain trust, rise to the top, workplace, power relations, lifestyle, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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 8.9
 653K
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, sitcom, group of friends, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family relations, couple relations, everyday life, friends, looking for love, roommate ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 21st century, 1990s
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: touching, uplifting, realistic, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: romance, social differences, rivalry, human spirit, city life, suburban life, marital problem, ambition, contests and competitions, working class, chase, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, new jersey, california
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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, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artist, art, obsession, hotel, jealousy, youth, parents and children, young heroes, city life, 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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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, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, couple relations, city life, young lovers, lifestyle, fall in love, looking for love, couples, young people, love affair, old love, first love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, paris france ...
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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, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music band, city life, friendship, music, musician's life, looking for love, clubbing, young lovers, twentysomething life, friends, couple relations, singleness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey, california
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 6.2
 147K
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, humorous, romantic, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, kids
Plot: wish come true, adolescence vs adulthood, child as adult, true love, best friends in love, youth, romance, fish out of water, life turned upside down, fashion, body swapping, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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, buddies, crimes, rich and poor, city life, gang, urban, power relations, friends, disorder ...
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: serious, captivating, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: law enforcement, crimes, society, city life, working undercover, criminal heroes, gang, police detective, police, violence, black cop, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, satirical, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual relations, self discovery, looking for love, nightlife, couples, looking for sex, city life, family relations, drug abuse, loneliness, sexuality, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.4
 646
Savannah (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Savannah is an American prime time television drama that ran from January 21, 1996 to February 24, 1997 on The WB. It was created by Constance M. Burge and produced by Aaron Spelling.
Style: serious, humorous, captivating, realistic
Plot: best friends, investigation, thirtysomething life, couples, city life, dull life, single parent, rich and poor, crimes, social differences, feminism, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, georgia, southern usa
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 5.0
 42K
Cosmopolis (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, France, Portugal, Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo during a riot in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's life begins to crumble.
Style: surreal, serious, tense, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, billionaire, losing-it hero, downfall, social decay, wall street, on the road, city life, taxi, anarchist, bodyguard, deformity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Black & White (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Rich Bower is an up-and-coming star in the hip-hop world. Everyone wants to be around him, including Raven and her fellow upper-class white high school friends. The growing appeal of black culture among white teens fascinates documentary filmmaker ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, talky, psychological ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, interracial relations, high school, culture clash, crime, athlete's life, city life, musician's life, racism, social differences, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
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Just a Question of Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After his gay cousin dies from hepatitis, young Laurent, who lives with his best friend Carole, falls in love with Cedric, a plant scientist. He's afraid to inform his conservative parents that he is gay.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, couples, gay, fall in love, love and romance, lifestyle, gay slur, secret love, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 18K
Mad About You (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Mad About You is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 23, 1992 to May 24, 1999. The show stars Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as a newly married couple in New York City. Reiser played Paul Buchman, a documentary film maker. Hunt played ...
Style: witty, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sitcom, marriage, family relations, verbal byplay, romance, parents and children, couple relations, city life, love and romance, up and down relationship, oldies, newlyweds ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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Cashmere Mafia (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Cashmere Mafia is an American television comedy-drama which ran on ABC from January 6, 2008 to February 20, 2008. The series was created by Kevin Wade, who also served as executive producer alongside Darren Star, Gail Katz, Jeff Rake and Michael ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, relationship vs career, love and romance, lifestyle, workplace, gender, feminism, ambition, workplace situations, best friends, couple relations, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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I Like It Like That (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino. Things get even worse when Chino goes to jail and Lisette ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, dark humor, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interracial relations, couples, hopes, family relations, human nature, love affair, transsexual, society, eccentric family, love and romance, parents and children, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey
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Paris, I Love You (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, atmospheric, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tourist, loneliness, looking for love, dating, love affair, romance, fall in love, new love, human nature, encounter, couples, young woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, montmartre paris
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Cats and Peachtopia (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A cat named Blanket has long been living in a high-rise apartment in the city with his son, Cloak. One day, curious about the outside world, Cloak decides to leave home and embarks on an adventure to find the legendary cat's paradise. To find ...
Style: light, colourful, humorous, sincere
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, animal life, friendship, dangerous animal, city life, runaway, adolescence, obsessive quest, father son relationship, parenthood, single father, child in peril ...
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 8.2
 583K
Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, captivating, semi serious, rough, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, life is a bitch, drug abuse, social misfits, friendship, society, counterculture, crimes, drug rehabilitation, surrealism, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, 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, friends, ambition, family life, friendship, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, family relations, thirtysomething life, workplace, office, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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