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, talky, stylized, melancholic and humorous films and TV shows about / with urban, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, runaway, pornography, love and romance, life philosophy and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as urban: How I Met Your Mother (2005), Friends with Benefits (2011), Ripper Street (2012), The Dreamers (2003), Minder (1979), The Originals (2013), Step Up 3D (2010), Sex and the City (1998), Arrow (2012), Sex and the City (2008).

List of urban movies

How I Met Your Mother (2005)
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: humorous, feel good, witty, sexual, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, looking for love, bar, singleness, sitcom, womanizer, lovers, couple relations, urban, dating, architect, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, 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: sexual, sexy, humorous, witty, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: sexual relations, love and romance, friends, looking for sex, lovers, sexual attraction, sexual activity, fall in love, friendship, young people, urban, casual sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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 8.1
 17K
Ripper Street (2012)
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, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, killings, investigator, crimes, danger, victim, fist fighting, urban, corpse, responsibility, notoriety ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london, east end london
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 7.2
 99K
The Dreamers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: sexuality, incest, sexual relations, friends, lovers, rebelliousness, rebellion, protest, desire, strong sexual content, youth, sexual attraction ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 7.8
 2K
Minder (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: urban, bodyguard, car salesman, businessman, boxer, money, pub, fight, police, small time, power relations, elderly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: england, london, europe
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 8.3
 104K
The Originals (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: tense, exciting, captivating, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, witch, werewolf, supernatural, immortality, magical, supernatural romance, rivalry, secret, siblings relations, dangerous attraction, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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 6.2
 53K
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, contests and competitions, music, dancing, follow your dream, youth, ambition, urban, young lovers, romance, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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 attraction ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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 7.7
 375K
Arrow (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, double life, fighting crime, undercover, vigilantism, righting the wronged, millionaire, martial arts, rivalry, young man, masked vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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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, humorous, romantic, light, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: fashion, sexual relations, city life, friendship, love and romance, family relations, best friends, couple relations, 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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 8.0
 712K
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, surreal, bleak, dark, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, dark hero, crime, social decay, justice, loss of loved one, neo noir, crimes, corruption, gory, torture, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
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 8.8
 1.7M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
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, biting, disturbing, surprise ending, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: losing-it hero, split personality, social decay, fist fighting, against the rules, nihilism, insomnia, violence, fighting the system, paranoia, social misfits, dark hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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Step Up Revolution (2012)
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, captivating ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dancing, music, teenage love, urban, youth, dancer's life, love and romance, hopes, follow your dream, teenage life, culture clash, audition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami, canada
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 8.8
 181K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: captivating, atmospheric, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, society, organized crime, family relations, rivalry, rise to the top, crimes, determination, fighting crime, crime, gang war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: england
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 5.4
 50K
Just My Luck (2006)
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: kiss, fall in love, nothing goes right, destiny, life turned upside down, bad luck, luck, romance, masquerade, urban, shopping, love and romance ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 6.2
 16K
Franklyn (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set between the parallel worlds of contemporary London and the futuristic faith dominated metropolis of Meanwhile City, Franklyn weaves a tale of four souls, whose lives are intertwined by fate, romance and tragedy. As these worlds collide, a single ...
Style: futuristic, psychological, bleak, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: parallel world, future dystopia, mental illness, masked vigilante, imaginary, urban, religions or cults, looking for love, vigilantism, life is a bitch, love and romance, torment ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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Hot in Cleveland (2010)
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: sitcom, actor's life, career, best friends, lifestyle change, dating, shopping, middle aged, urban, marijuana, divorced divorcee, desperation ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
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 3.8
 5K
Freerunner (2011)
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: chases and races, danger, race against time, deadly, save the day, escapades, against the odds, urban, rescue, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, running for your life, manhunt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.9
 30K
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, dark humor, witty, talky, biting ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rapist, urban, stranger, drifter, marijuana, robbery, roommate, humiliation, alienation, unemployment, rape ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, england, london, manchester
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Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (1999)
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: urban, rock, earthquake, tragedy, heroes, survival, school, danger, teenage life, politics, starting over, forces of nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.6
 58K
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: gothic, macabre, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban legend, belief, slasher, investigation, supernatural, gory, haunted by the past, serial killer, revenge, urban, slavery, cult ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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 6.1
 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
Plot: urban, time travel, time machine, chinese, dog, balcony, park, prime minister, bathtub, vatican, subculture, meditation ...
Time: stone age, middle ages
Place: hungary, manhattan new york city, washington d.c.
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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: sincere, bleak, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: youth, urban, drug abuse, kids in trouble, deadly, realism, social decay, nightlife, postmodernism, teenage life, misfit, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, seoul, korea
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 6.9
 8K
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, parents and children, urban, couple relations, school, family relations, single parent, family problems, teenage life, jazz musician ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
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Laws of Attraction (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers find love.
Style: talky, humorous, romantic, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, workplace romance, unlikely couple, hotshot lawyer, love and romance, divorce, divorce lawyer, romance, couples, screwball, lawyer, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, ireland, usa, yale university, san francisco
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 7.1
 235K
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, mind game, psychopath, dishonesty, sniper, crimes, murder, redemption, characters in danger, heroes, phone booth, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.8
 131K
Dirty Harry (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in ...
Style: serious, captivating, bleak, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, against the rules, psychopath, tough law enforcer, crimes, crime, ransom, police, investigation, gunfight, police brutality, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 7.7
 11K
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, semi serious, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: urban, friends, adventure, orphan, minotaur, yakuza, flying, crimes, good versus evil, danger, cat, gangsters ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pampered Beverly Hills chihuahua named Chloe who, while on vacation in Mexico with her owner Viv's niece, Rachel, gets lost and must rely on her friends to help her get back home before she is caught by a dognapper who wants to ransom her.
Style: humorous, not serious, awful, idiotic, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: animal life, family, adventure, urban, pets, couples, friendship, rescue, pinata, chihuahua, potted plant, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, beverly hills, california, usa, latin america ...
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 5.7
 100K
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, exciting, sexy, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: bar, nightlife, music, love affair, love and romance, nightclub, ambition, parents and children, desire for fame, youth, lifestyle, dancer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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