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, humorous, clever, light, talky and serious films and TV shows about / with urban, dialogue, mentor, profanity, storytelling, adaptation, friendship, catastrophe, life philosophy and gangsters plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as urban: Ripper Street (2012), Peaky Blinders (2013), Sex and the City (2008), Sex and the City (1998), Friends with Benefits (2011), Minder (1979), Sin City (2005), Fight Club (1999), The Originals (2013), Candyman (1992).

List of urban movies

 8.1
 19K
Ripper Street (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, killings, danger, who done it, crimes, investigator, victim, fist fighting, multiple suspects, responsibility, notoriety ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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 8.8
 337K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, organized crime, gang war, power struggle, determination, society, crimes, rivalry, mafia, cruelty, rise to the top ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, ireland
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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, lifestyle, love and romance, city life, friendship, friends, sexual relations, couple relations, family relations, urban, couples, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, malibu california, los angeles, mexico ...
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Sex and the City (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, sentimental, stylized, sexual, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female friendship, best friends, looking for love, couple relations, sex, sexual intercourse, sexual attraction, looking for sex, everyday life, city life, up and down relationship, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
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Friends with Benefits (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jamie is a New York-based executive recruiter who entices Dylan, an art director from Los Angeles, to take a job at the New York office of GQ magazine. Finding that they have much in common, the two become fast friends. Feeling jaded by a number of ...
Style: sexy, romantic, sexual, witty, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: sexual relations, love and romance, looking for sex, friends, love, friendship, sexual activity, casual sex, lovers, flirting, fall in love, young people ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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 7.7
 2K
Minder (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Minder is a British comedy-drama series about the London criminal underworld. Initially produced by Verity Lambert, it was made by Euston Films, a subsidiary of Thames Television and shown on ITV. The show ran for ten series between 29 October 1979 ...
Style: offbeat, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: urban, money, boxer, businessman, con men, police, cigar smoking, fight, car salesman, pub, bodyguard, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe
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 8.0
 737K
Sin City (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, dark, surreal, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, dark hero, vengeance, crimes, justice, distopia, social decay, crime, torture, tough heroes, gory, anti hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 80s ...
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 8.8
 1.8M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, mind bending, thought provoking, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, social decay, losing-it hero, fighting the system, self destructing, insomnia, against the rules, fist fighting, insanity, social misfits, nihilism, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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 8.2
 116K
The Originals (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world's original vampires: Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah. Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel, who is ...
Style: stylized, tense, exciting, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, supernatural, witch, supernatural romance, immortality, magical, dangerous attraction, rivalry, power struggle, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
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 6.6
 70K
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, cult, disfigurement ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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 8.7
 29K
Gomorrah (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self- confident right-hand man of ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: drug lord, mafia, rivalry, crimes, crime, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, gang war, life is a bitch, mob boss, social decay, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
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Laws of Attraction (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers find love.
Style: romantic, light, not serious, talky, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: workplace romance, opposites attract, hotshot lawyer, divorce lawyer, romance, unlikely couple, lawyer, middle age romance, love and romance, screwball, verbal byplay, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, ireland, usa, yale university, san francisco
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 7.5
 406K
Arrow (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, double life, millionaire, vigilantism, rivalry, fighting crime, killings, masked vigilante, undercover, crimes, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa
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Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.
Style: feel good, witty, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, love story, diary, thirtysomething life, love and romance, looking for love, christmas, love triangle, couples, holiday, workplace romance, flirting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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How I Met Your Mother (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, sitcom, witty, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, bar, dating, singleness, friends, couple relations, looking for love, roommate, womanizer, career, group of friends, party ...
Time: 21st century, 2030s, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.8
 34K
Naked (1993)
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: disturbing, witty, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rapist, stranger, roommate, humiliation, drifter, urban, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, security guard, robbery, marijuana, alienation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe, manchester
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Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
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, disaster movie
Plot: catastrophe, urban, rock, earthquake, tragedy, hospital, disaster film, daring rescue, escapades, politics, heroes, save the day ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.0
 2K
The District (2004)
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, entertaining, absurd
Plot: time travel, political satire, organized crime, escape, terrorism, hypocrisy, oil well, subculture, social decay, disorder, life turned upside down, fish out of water ...
Time: stone age, middle ages
Place: hungary, washington d.c., new york, manhattan new york city
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Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie (1997)
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: rough, disturbing, sincere, bleak, non-linear ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban, drug abuse, youth, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, realism, kids in trouble, postmodernism, social decay, social differences, nightlife, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: korea, asia, seoul
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 7.0
 9K
Crooklyn (1994)
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, urban, single parent, family problems, teenage life, couple relations, school, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
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Killer Bean Forever (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Uruguay
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When things go bad in Beantown, top assassin Killer Bean is called to clean-up the mess. Detective Cromwell finds himself in the middle between Killer Bean and mob boss Cappuccino.
Style: exciting, semi serious, captivating, light, stylized
Audience: boys' night, preschoolers
Plot: crimes, tough heroes, master warrior, heroes, fighting crime, dishonesty, society, crime, urban, master criminal, betrayal, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Vampire housemates try to cope with the complexities of modern life and show a newly turned hipster some of the perks of being undead.
Style: dark humor, absurd, gothic, humorous, vampire comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, goth, friendship, immortality, stylish, werewolf, social misfits, blood, buddies, supernatural, parody, roommate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1912, year 1978, year 1997
Place: new zealand
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 6.0
 51K
Walk of Shame (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A reporter's dream of becoming a news anchor is compromised after a one-night stand leaves her stranded in downtown L.A. without a phone, car, ID or money - and only 8 hours to make it to the most important job interview of her life.
Style: funny, humorous, realistic, not serious, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: blonde, disorder, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, journalist, one night stand, drunken woman, bug, urban, once in a lifetime opportunity, one-night stand, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
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 6.7
 90K
2 Broke Girls (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Comedy about the unlikely friendship that develops between two very different young women who meet waitressing at a diner in trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and form a bond over one day owning their own successful cupcake business. Only one thing ...
Style: not serious, feel good, witty, sitcom, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female friendship, money raising, friendship, financial problem, ambitious, best friends, workplace situations, diner, lifestyle change, everyday life, friends, waiter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.0
 250K
Phone Booth (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: surprise ending, tense, suspense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, sniper, hostage, dishonesty, hostages, psychopath, crimes, phone booth, crime, murder, redemption, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 13K
Tekkonkinkreet (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When mysterious foreign entrepreneurs appear with the intention of tearing down Treasure Town and replacing it with an amusement park, Black and White face their greatest adversaries yet. It is up to the destructive Black to save the fate of the ...
Style: stylized, exciting, enigmatic, colourful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friends, good versus evil, adventure, orphan, danger, crimes, yakuza, flying, heroes, heroic mission, save the day, mischievous children ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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 6.4
 53K
CSI: Miami (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: CSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve grisly murders. The series mixes deduction, gritty subject matter, and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, contemplative
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, policewoman, crime, danger, murder, police investigation, investigation, crimes, riddles and clues, workplace situations, workplace, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, usa, florida
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 7.3
 65K
Girls (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
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, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: roommate, strong sexual content, female friendship, aspiring writer, friends, actor, ambitious, flirting, best friends, lifestyle, everyday life, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.2
 166K
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, romantic, humorous, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, kids
Plot: romance, true love, body swapping, child as adult, youth, best friends in love, wish come true, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, desire, fashion, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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500 Days of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom ...
Style: realistic, sweet, sentimental, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: breakup, love and romance, life philosophy, couple relations, love, relationships, dating, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, destiny, unrequited love, unfulfilled love, heartache ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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