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, melancholic, semi serious, witty and sexy films and TV shows about / with city life, urban, friendship, lifestyle, dialogue, mentor, brutality, runaway, storytelling and friends plots mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres shot in USA, France, Soviet Union and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as city life: Sex and the City (2008), Sex and the City (1998), Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Singles (1992), The Good Guy (2009), Trainspotting (1996), 13 Going on 30 (2004), Friends (1994), Little Indian, Big City (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, erotic, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, city life, sexual relations, love and romance, friendship, best friends, couple relations, family relations, wedding preparations and rituals, couples, battle of the sexes, thirtysomething life ...
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, erotic, witty, talky, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sex, looking for sex, best friends, couple relations, sexual relations, casual sex, looking for love, city life, writer's life, everyday life, sexual dysfunction, up and down relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, usa
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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, rise to the top, addiction, love and romance, fashion, temptation, city life, overnight success, workplace romance, journalism, ambition, journal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
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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, emotional, realistic, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, fish out of water, workplace intrigue, boss and employee, obnoxious boss, relationship vs career, city life, journalism, media satire, journalist, workplace situations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 6.7
 25K
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: feel good, grunge, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: city life, music, music band, rock, young lovers, couple relations, looking for love, singleness, twentysomething life, friends, love and romance, musician's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, new jersey, seattle washington, california
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 5.9
 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, witty, realistic, sexy
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, love triangle, romance, city life, hotshot hero, rise to the top, love affair, ambition, gain trust, power relations, workplace, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.2
 566K
Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 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, semi serious, rough, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, heroin, friendship, life is a bitch, counterculture, society, crimes, misfit, drug addiction, surrealism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, london
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 6.1
 141K
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: adolescence vs adulthood, wish come true, true love, child as adult, best friends in love, fashion, youth, fish out of water, romance, urban, city life, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1987, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 8.9
 613K
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, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couple relations, family relations, love and romance, group of friends, everyday life, friends, twentysomething life, looking for love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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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: not serious, humorous, cynical, realistic, sexy
Plot: sitcom, roommate, lifestyle change, odd couple, city life, friends, twentysomething life, big city, troublemaker, everyday life, engaged, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, 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, comic, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: jungle, culture clash, mischievous children, family, fish out of water, adventure, nothing goes right, parents and children, disorder, estrangement, city life, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: venezuela, europe, france, latin america, paris france ...
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 8.2
 12K
Treme (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Tremé takes its name from a neighborhood of New Orleans and portrays life in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane. Beginning three months after Hurricane Katrina, the residents of New Orleans, including musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians, and ...
Style: sentimental, talky, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, city life, radio dj, chef, musician, african american, lawyer, realism, musician's life, violence, survival, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, 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, realistic, humorous
Plot: friends, rivalry, friendship, family life, ambition, urban, thirtysomething life, office, city life, workplace, best friends, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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Paris Under Watch (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An anonymous hacker has hacked all of Paris' cameras and observes the city unbeknownst to its inhabitants. Petty crimes and moments of stolen intimacy, he sees everything. Until the day that an explosion lays wasted to the Gare ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, city life, urban, chase, track down, chases and races, danger, deadly, rivalry, webcam, politics, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 8.6
 69K
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: talky, humorous, witty, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: single parent, midlife crisis, urban, performer's life, city life, family relations, comedian, sitcom, singleness, jazz, single father, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Ashtray (Shawn Wayans) moves to South Central L.A. to live with his father (who appears to be the same age he is) and grandmother (who likes to talk tough and smoke reefer), he falls in with his gang-banging cousin Loc Dog (Marlon Wayans), who ...
Style: slang, humorous, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: gang, parody, friendship, teenage life, youth, urban ghetto, stupidity, social satire, comedy team, coming of age, friends, dumb ...
Time: 90s
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Roadside Romeo (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: India, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: This is the story of Romeo. A dude who was living the life. He had the works - the mansion to live in, the chicks to party with and the cars to be driven around in. Until one day, the family he was the favourite pet of, decided to move and left him ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: urban, adventure, down on your luck, fish out of water, misfit, life is a bitch, city life, dog, getting home, family, heroes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, mumbai india
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New York Minute (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Top student Jane Ryan heads to Manhattan for a college-scholarship competition. Her rebellious twin Roxy Ryan goes along to crash a video shoot. But anything can happen - and does - in a romp involving a pursuing truant officer, a smuggler, ...
Style: not serious, witty, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen comedy, date night, chick flick
Plot: twins, youth, siblings relations, teenage life, friendship, nothing goes right, urban, disorder, friends, city life, high school life, music band ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, oxford university, new jersey
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 6.6
 171K
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hidden identity, romance, fall in love, urban, city life, platonic, unlikely couple, dog, boyfriend, destiny, verbal byplay, looking for love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.1
 32K
Uptown Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Molly Gunn, the freewheeling daughter of a deceased rock legend, is forced to get a job when her manager steals her money. As nanny for precocious Ray, the oft ignored daughter of a music executive she learns what it means to be an adult while ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: nanny, friendship, youth, coming of age, life is a bitch, family relations, disorder, city life, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 6.2
 52K
Step Up 3D (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers, including Luke and Natalie, team up with NYU freshman Moose, and find themselves pitted against the world's best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever.
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, breathtaking, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, hip hop, music, contests and competitions, follow your dream, youth, ambition, urban, young lovers, romance, dancing, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The making of a horror movie takes on a terrifying reality for students at the most prestigious film school in the country in 'Urban Legends: Final Cut', the suspenseful follow up to the smash hit 'Urban Legend'. At Alpine ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, college, urban legend, serial killer, teenage life, murder, psychopath, rivalry, gory, college life, who done it, movie business ...
Time: 90s
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 8.0
 118K
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: talky, witty, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, mistress, divorce, city life, crumbling relationship, lolita, adultery, love triangle, love, age difference, dating, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
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Cats and Peachtopia (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Country: China
Duration: 105 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, sincere, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, animal life, runaway, parenthood, adolescence, reunion, single parent, single father, anthropomorphic animal, child in peril, friendship, father son relationship ...
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 7.0
 66K
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: serious, rough, disturbing, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: coming of age, strong sexual content, youth, virginity, drugs/alcohol, innocence lost, puberty, teenage life, social decay, society, first sex, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 7.0
 36K
Gia (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gia Carangi travels to New York City with dreams of becoming a fashion model. Within minutes of arriving, she meets Wilhelmina Cooper, a wise and high-powered agent who takes Gia under her wing. With Cooper's help and her own natural instincts, ...
Style: psychological, rough, sexual, erotic, melancholic ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, fashion, lesbian, mental illness, nightlife, lifestyle, heroin, strong sexual content, aids, model, rehabilitation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
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Winter Cherries (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Olga, is a young intelligent woman who raises a young son. She ends up falling in love with a married man who does not dare to leave his family.
Style: uplifting, cynical, melancholic, sentimental
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destructive relationship, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, unlikely relationship, divorced woman, relationship problems, married woman, couple relations, love affair, up and down relationship, female friendship, breakup, dysfunctional relationship ...
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 8.3
 606K
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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: obsession, lone wolves, social decay, alienation, violence spree, crimes, character study, taxi, deadly, loner, depression, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vietnam, harlem manhattan new york city
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 7.8
 16K
Portlandia (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Satirical sketch comedy set and filmed in Portland, Oregon that explores the eccentric misfits who embody the foibles of modern culture.
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic
Plot: mayor, singer, musician, city life, rock, urban, goofy hero, musician's life, music, couple relations, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
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 8.0
 3K
Stella (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Stella was a short-lived television series that originally ran from June 28, 2005 to August 30, 2005 on the American television channel Comedy Central, created by and starring Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, and David Wain, the three members ...
Style: sexual, not serious, humorous, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: parody, roommate, stupidity, city life, suburbs, urban, goofy hero, looking for love, singleness, media satire, suburban life, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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