Urban decay movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant urban decay movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, rough, cult film, realistic and tense films and TV shows about / with urban decay, violence, murder, gun, crimes, police, death, blood, revenge and urban setting plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as urban decay: Candyman (1992), Divines (2016), Patriot Act (2019), Iron Man: Armored Adventures (2008), A Place Called Today (1972), Combat Shock (1984), Falling Down (1993), Morphine (2008), The Barrier (2020), Candyman (2021).

List of urban decay movies

 6.6
 71K
Candyman (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.
Style: macabre, scary, gothic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban legend, belief, slasher, supernatural, haunted by the past, investigation, gory, serial killer, urban, slavery, ghost, cult ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 7.4
 9K
Divines (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Qatar
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a ghetto where religion and drug trafficking rub shoulders, Dounia has a lust for power and success. Supported by Maimouna, her best friend, she decides to follow in the footsteps of Rebecca, a respected dealer. But her encounter with Djigui, a ...
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, ghetto, street gang, drug dealing, poverty, greed, drug snorting, slum, police, seduction, urban decay, dancer ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france
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 6.4
 2K
Patriot Act (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A government assassin comes out of retirement to hunt down the alien responsible for killing the former members of his team.
Style: contemplative, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: adventure hero, chase, soldier, hunter, alien, tragedy, socialism, urban decay, death, assassin, redemption, death of friend ...
Time: future
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Iron Man: Armored Adventures (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA, UK, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Iron Man: Armored Adventures is a 3D CGI cartoon series based on the Marvel Comics superhero Iron Man. It debuted in the USA on the Nicktoons on April 24, 2009, and has already begun airing on Canadian network Teletoon. Iron Man: Armored Adventures ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, imaginary, danger, hidden identity, adventure, rave, young heroes, good versus evil, family, rivalry, masked superhero, heroes ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s, 21st century
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A Place Called Today (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Racial tensions arise when a black lawyer runs for mayor of a racially divided town.
Plot: urban decay, racial tension, throat slitting, nude woman murdered, election, bomb, murder, political campaign, racial violence, female nudity, rape, dead woman on ground ...
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 6.4
 3K
Combat Shock (1984)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A dangerously disturbed Vietnam veteran struggles with life 15 years after his return home, and slowly falls into insanity from his gritty urban lifestyle.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, rough, bleak ...
Plot: nihilism, haunted by the past, violence, veteran, post traumatic stress disorder, urban decay, soldier, gang, mentally unstable, drug dealing, crimes, nothing goes right ...
Place: new york, vietnam, usa
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 7.6
 172K
Falling Down (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: On the day of his daughter's birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster is trying to get to the home of his estranged ex-wife to see his daughter. His car breaks down, so he leaves his car in a traffic jam in Los Angeles and decides to walk. ...
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, tense, bleak ...
Plot: losing-it hero, anger, depression, midlife crisis, birthday, traffic jam, layoff, violence, alienation, rage, life is a bitch, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.2
 3K
Morphine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The year is 1917. We are in the Russian countryside. It is the middle of freezing winter. A pale young, newly educated doctor arrives. Having to deal with one medical challenge after another he soon becomes the center of everyone's attention. ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, drug addiction, civil war, doctor, hopelessness, hardship, loneliness, morphine, urban decay, society, repression ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: russia
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 6.8
 2K
The Barrier (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: One family’s fight for survival in a future dystopian Madrid illustrates the disparity between two worlds separated by a fence — and so much more.
Style: breathtaking, suspenseful, serious, unusual plot structure, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, distopia, corrupt cop, urban decay, conspiracy, undercover, social problems, dystopic future, rescue, tough law enforcer, escapades, government conspiracy ...
Time: future
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Candyman (2021)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Story: For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago's Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his ...
Style: scary, gothic, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Plot: urban legend, supernatural, revenge, danger, investigation, haunted by the past, serial killer, strong violent content, police, cult, urban decay, yelling ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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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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 4.5
 296
Maximum Force (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three renegade cops team up to take on the corrupt chief of police and a crime lords hatchet-man.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, undercover, chase, prostitute, police detective, renegade, police officer, computer cracker, crime, partners, dishonesty, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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 7.3
 48K
Detroit (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens' uprisings in the history of the United States.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, based on true events, rough, factual ...
Plot: murder, racism, police violence, police brutality, tragic event, rebellion, justice, injustice, chaos, friendship, racial tension, rescue ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1967, year 1943, year 1969
Place: detroit, michigan
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 4.0
 330
The Silencer (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lynette Walden and Chris Mulkey star in this action-packed ride through the sexy and dangerous world of flesh for sale and murder for hire.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stalking, prostitute, strong sexual content, bar, murder, hitman, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), danger, dishonesty, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Le Pont du Nord (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Marie, is just out from prison when she runs into Baptiste a young paranoid needing companionship. In their pursuit of a mysterious briefcase carried by Marie's former lover, they roam the street of Paris, transformed into a giant board game, a ...
Style: tragic ending
Plot: murder, homeless woman, quest, search, female friendship, female murderer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female corpse, ruins, bridge, murder of a woman, gun ...
Place: paris france
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 7.3
 111K
They Live (1988)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No ...
Style: cult film, serious, offbeat, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: alien invasion, distopia, anti conformity, conspiracy, advertising, evil alien, mind control, interspecies sex, alien, drifter, good versus evil, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A quartet of mutated humanoid turtles clash with an uprising criminal gang of ninjas
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, comic, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: ninja, mutant, secret identity, adventure, martial arts, friendship, good versus evil, fighting crime, save the day, superhero, master villain, animal that acts human ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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 5.7
 669
Tenement (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A drug-dealing band of violent street thugs terrorize the tenants of a South Bronx apartment building
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rape, murder, life is a bitch, rivalry, society, deadly, danger, confined, drug dealing, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.2
 729K
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, psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: social decay, loner, character study, lone wolves, obsession, depression, antisocial behavior, vigilante, paranoia, alienation, taxi driver, taxi ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, harlem, united states, manhattan new york city ...
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Unknown Pleasures (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Japan, South Korea, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Three disaffected youths live in Datong in 2001, part of the new "Birth Control" generation. Fed on a steady diet of popular culture, both Western and Chinese, the characters of Unknown Pleasures represent a new breed in the People's ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: youth, teenager, unemployment, teenage life, family relations, life is a bitch, society, love triangle, parents and children, friends, music band, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
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The Principal (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Burglary. Drugs. Assault. Rape. The students at Brandel High are more than new Principal Rick Latimer bargained for. Gangs fight to control the school using knives - even guns - when they have to. When Latimer and the head of security try to clean ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, gang, chase, youth gang, teacher, vigilantism, violence, murder, ghetto, alcohol abuse, single parent, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: oakland california, new jersey
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The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The Powerpuff Girls Movie tells the origin story of how the Powerpuff Girls were created and how they came to be the defenders of Townsville. It was the first Hanna-Barbera/Cartoon Network Studios theatrical feature film since 1993's Once Upon ...
Style: humorous, intense, satirical, witty, stylized ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, tough girl, adventure, fighting crime, young heroes, heroic mission, save the day, youth, rivalry, master villain, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo, london
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The Perfect Weapon (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jeff, a young delinquent, is enrolled by his father in a kenpo school, in the hopes of teaching the boy some self-discipline. Years later, Jeff's mentor, Kim, is being threatened by one of the Korean mafia families. Jeff tries to help his old ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, cult movie cast, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, investigation, gangsters, one man army, vigilantism, murder, martial arts, martial artist, amateur detective, power relations, urban, friendship ...
Time: 90s
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Out for Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, chase, martial arts, car chase, aikido, psychopath, police investigation, brooklyn new york city, vengeance, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.1
 11K
Paid in Full (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ace is an impressionable young man working for a dry cleaning business. His friend, drug dealer Mitch goes to prison. In an unrelated incident, he finds some cocaine in a pants pocket. Soon, Ace finds himself dealing cocaine for Lulu. Via lucky ...
Style: tense, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, gang, profanity, cocaine, social decay, criminal heroes, drug dealing, crimes, buddies, friends, urban ghetto, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
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 6.7
 32K
New Jack City (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, gangsters, gang, chase, friendship, drug dealing, betrayal, crimes, crime, addiction, urban ghetto, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, turkey ...
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 5.1
 375
Nails (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The wife of a wild Los Angeles police detective becomes a hostage of the heroin ring he and his partner have exposed.
Style: cult film, surprise ending
Plot: ex wife, tough cop, dark hero, tragic hero, revenge, chase, organized crime, police chase, pump action shotgun, search, karate, anti hero ...
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Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, gunfight, friendship, hip hop, crime, coming of age, street gang, graduation, police brutality, social decay, overdose ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north america, united states
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 7.7
 86K
Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: epic, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, police brutality, politics, fighting the system, african american, racial slur, tragic event, self discovery, police, islam, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, harlem, new york, africa, manhattan new york city ...
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The Long Good Friday (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the late 1970s, Cockney crime boss Harold Shand, a gangster trying to become a legitimate property mogul, has big plans to get the American Mafia to bankroll his transformation of a derelict area of London into the possible venue for a future ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, cynical, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ira, gangsters, danger, car bomb, crime, crimes, crime boss, criminal's revenge, rivalry, violence, power, gang war ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, tower bridge london, east end london ...
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