Urban movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant urban movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, humorous, exciting, semi serious and light films and TV shows about / with urban, mentor, danger, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, runaway, adaptation, crimes and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as urban: Step Up Revolution (2012), How I Met Your Mother (2005), Rats: Night of Terror (1984), Police Academy (1984), The Rats (2002), Just My Luck (2006), Freerunner (2011), Hot in Cleveland (2010), Mad Men (2007), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012).
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Mad Men
Drama
USA
47 min.
 8.6
Mozart in the Jungle
Comedy, Drama, Music
USA
29 min.
 8.2
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Black Lightning
Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
USA
43 min.
 6.4
The Intruder
Drama
Italy, Switzerland, France
95 min.
 6.3

List of urban movies

Step Up Revolution
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans.
Style: light, feel good, exciting, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dancing, music, culture clash, urban, rivalry, friendship, youth, art, creativity, hopes, love and romance, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
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How I Met Your Mother
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan. As a framing device, Ted, in the year 2030, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, not serious, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sitcom, friendship, romance, bar, urban, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couple relations, looking for love, lovers, career, marriage, womanizer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Rats: Night of Terror
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: One hundred years after a nuclear war has devastated the planet, society has been reborn into two factions; the underground society and the scavangers above in the wastelands. A group of scavangers on bikes come across a town infested with flesh ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, futuristic ...
Plot: rat, dangerous animal, deadly creature, danger, survival, gory, laboratory, animal attack, urban, save the world, mutant, survivor ...
Time: future
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 6.7
 100K
Police Academy
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: New rules enforced by the Lady Mayoress mean that sex, weight, height and intelligence need no longer be a factor for joining the Police Force. This opens the floodgates for all and sundry to enter the Police Academy, much to the chagrin of the ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, idiotic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police academy, police, goofy hero, prank, anti heroes, urban, officers and cadets, friendship, mentor, disorder, farce, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, israel
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 4.9
 2K
The Rats
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense
Plot: dangerous animal, rat, survival, gory, deadly creature, danger, urban, rebellion, power outage, hospital, experiment gone awry, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 5.4
 49K
Just My Luck
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Manhattanite Ashley is known to many as the luckiest woman around. After a chance encounter with a down-and-out young man, however, she realizes that she's swapped her fortune for his.
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, nothing goes right, fall in love, luck, bad luck, kiss, destiny, urban, curses spells and rituals, life turned upside down, love story, adaptation ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 3.8
 5K
Freerunner
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With a ticking bomb locked to his neck, a young freerunner races against the clock and all types of baddies to get from one end of the city to the other to save himself and his girlfriend.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, chases and races, danger, running for your life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, manhunt, urban, escapades, save the day, against the odds, deadly, bouncer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Hot in Cleveland
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Three fabulous, eccentric, LA best friends of a certain age have their lives changed forever when their plane unexpectedly lands in Cleveland and they soon rediscover themselves in this new "promised land."
Style: not serious, witty, talky, realistic, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: best friends, actor's life, sitcom, career, urban, shopping, dating, middle aged, lifestyle change, sexual innuendo, fish out of water, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio
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 8.6
 171K
Mad Men
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, captivating, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, family problems, advertising agency, career, workplace, workplace intrigue, womanizer, crumbling marriage, boss and employee, sexism, urban, adultery ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, new york
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
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Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, fight scenes, mutation, family, master villain, martial arts, superhero, turtle, rat, ninja, enemy, genetically altered ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After learning that a brain aneurysm will kill him in about 90 minutes, a perpetually unhappy man struggles to come to terms with his fate and make amends with everyone he has ever hurt.
Style: compassionate, thought provoking, sentimental, tragicomedy, dark humor ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, introspection, depression, doctor patient relationship, father-son relationship, family, life is a bitch, doctors, life philosophy, parents and children, family drama ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 6.8
 5K
A to Z
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The story follows the lives of Andrew, an employee at an internet dating site who dreams of meeting the girl of his dreams, and Zelda, a no-nonsense lawyer who was raised by a hippie mother and carries a rebellious streak. By an accidental chance of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, entertaining, situational comedy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unlikely couple, opposites attract, couple relations, love and romance, looking for love, dating, unfulfillment, urban, destiny, friends, twentysomething life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.8
 7K
The Listener
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Toby Logan is a highly skilled paramedic with a secret – he can read minds. Toby never really knew his parents and grew up in foster care, this coupled with his secret, which he shares with no one, has made him a bit of a loner. Until now, Toby ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, emotional, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural ability, uncover truth, telepathy, investigation, rescue, haunted by the past, danger, heroes, lifesaver, up and down relationship, urban, paramedic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 7.3
 5K
The Flash
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: The Flash is a 1990 American television series that starred John Wesley Shipp as the superhero, the Flash, and co-starred Amanda Pays. The series was developed from the DC Comics characters by the writing team of Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo, and ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, tense, captivating, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, fighting crime, superhuman speed, adventure, save the day, danger, chases and races, urban, escapades, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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Mozart in the Jungle
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 29 min.
Story: In the tradition of Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" and Gelsey Kirkland's "Dancing on my Grave" comes an insider’s look into the secret world of classical musicians. From her debut recital at Carnegie ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, sincere, romantic ...
Plot: musician's life, artists and showbiz, prodigy, strong female character, classical music, sex, backstage, performance, hotshot, teacher, drugs/alcohol, orchestra ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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That Awkward Moment
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Best pals Jason and Daniel indulge in casual flings and revel in their carefree, unattached lives. After learning that the marriage of their friend Mikey is over, they gladly welcome him back into their circle. The three young men make a pact to ...
Style: romantic, humorous, light, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: buddies, male friendship, couple relations, relationships, verbal byplay, looking for sex, singleness, love and romance, fall in love, lifestyle, drinking, male objectification ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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Hey Arnold! The Movie
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: When a powerful developer named Mr. Scheck wants to knock down all the stores and houses in Arnold's neighborhood to build a huge "mall-plex", it looks likes the neighborhood is doomed to disappear. But with the help of a superhero ...
Style: humorous, feel good, melancholic, clever, funny ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: children, buddies, friendship, adventure, mischievous children, family, kids and family, escapades, greed, multiple storylines, elementary school, urban ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Starsky and Hutch
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Starsky & Hutch is a 1970s American cop thriller television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, produced by Spelling-Goldberg Productions, and broadcast ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, rough, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police detective, police investigation, partners against crime, police protagonist, buddies, crimes, law enforcement, undercover, car chase, best friend, urban, unlikely partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, southern california
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 6.2
 52K
Step Up 3D
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: exciting, serious, captivating, breathtaking, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: music, dancing, romance, contests and competitions, follow your dream, youth, happy ending, hip hop culture, dancer's life, ambition, high school, self fulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior was a short-lived American police procedural drama that aired on CBS. The show debuted in 2011 as a spin-off from the successful Criminal Minds, which had premiered in 2005. This edition's profiling team also ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, ex military, policewoman, special agents, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, multiple suspects, computer genius, murder, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
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 7.4
 7K
Battle Creek
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: In this mismatched buddy cop dramedy, an amazingly handsome, happy-go-lucky FBI agent is paired with a local, hard scrabble Michigan homicide detective. As they solve crimes together, their polar opposite methods only slightly outweigh their disdain ...
Style: witty, cynical, exciting, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, fighting crime, police detective, fbi agent, police partner, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, murder investigation, urban, initially antagonists, narcissist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan
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 5.5
 75K
The Smurfs
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours -- in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, exciting, funny, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: family, magic, fish out of water, adventure, chase, runaway, talking animals, disorder, blue, curses spells and rituals, friends, wizards ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 8.1
 17K
Ripper Street
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 59 min.
Story: A drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the "Ripper" murders. The action centres around the notorious H Division – the police precinct from hell – which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, crimes, danger, killings, mystery, law enforcement, who done it, fist fighting, investigator, law enforcer, victim ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london, east end london
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Black Lightning
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Jefferson Pierce is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, superhuman powers, good versus evil, masked superhero, one man army, electricity, supernatural power, urban, super powers, neo noir, killings ...
Place: usa
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 6.1
 2K
The District
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Hungary
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In an effort to end family feuding, a young gypsy travels back in time to kill mammoths to ensure Hungary becomes rich by killing mammoths in order to create a massive oil reservoir. Things don't go entirely according to plan...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: urban, time travel, changing the past or future, culture clash, fish out of water, hopes, imaginary, vatican, subculture, oil well, meditation, hungarian ...
Time: middle ages, stone age
Place: hungary, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
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Aftershock: Earthquake in New York
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
Story: New York, the city that never sleeps, is trapped in a nightmare of horror and destruction when a massive earthquake rocks the unsuspecting city. Countless lives are lost, families are torn apart, and chaos runs rampant as the mayor and former Fire ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: urban, rock, daring rescue, save the day, school, forces of nature, danger, escapades, tragedy, earthquake, immigrants, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.6
 56K
Candyman
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: suspenseful, scary, macabre, gothic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, revenge, urban legend, slasher, supernatural, gory, belief, haunted by the past, investigation, cult, slavery, bee ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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 6.9
 8K
Crooklyn
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, teacher, urban, coming of age, poverty, death, family life, single parent, life & death, childhood, family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
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 7.9
 28K
Naked
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, spending much of his time ranting at strangers, and meeting characters in plights very ...
Style: talky, dark humor, witty, biting, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, existentialism, working class, loneliness, urban, violence, realism, drugs/alcohol, human nature, stranger, brutality, homeless ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england, manchester
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Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A compilation of episodes from the lives of several of the amateur actors' (who are 'bad teens' and the homeless of Seoul) own experiences, this film sheds light on the dark side of Korean society. Feeling alienated and persecuted, ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: urban, youth, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, postmodernism, crime, social misfits, strong sexual content, social differences, realism, down on your luck, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, korea, seoul
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8.9
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