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The list contains the best, new and most relevant urban movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, exciting, humorous, suspenseful and semi serious films and TV shows about / with urban, danger, crimes, violence, escapades, heroes, mentor, storytelling, dialogue and society plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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), Hot in Cleveland (2010), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), A to Z (2014), The Listener (2009), The Flash (1990).
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Mozart in the Jungle
Comedy, Drama, Music
USA
29 min.
 8.2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
USA
24 min.
 8.0
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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

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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, laboratory, gory, 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.
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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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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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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, funny, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, mutation, fight scenes, family, master villain, martial arts, superhero, turtle, ninja, rat, enemy, genetically altered ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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, captivating, tense, 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, romantic, sincere ...
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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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, mischievous children, adventure, 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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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, one man army, masked superhero, electricity, supernatural power, urban, super powers, neo noir, fighting crime ...
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, mass suicide, hungarian, nuclear bomb ...
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, earthquake, tragedy, 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, social misfits, crime, postmodernism, strong sexual content, social differences, realism, down on your luck, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, korea, seoul
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 8.0
 704K
Sin City
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: surreal, bleak, dark, twists and turns, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, vengeance, dark hero, gory, comics, justice, social decay, vigilante, brutality, hitman, multiple storylines, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
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 8.0
 263K
Magnolia
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: talky, bleak, clever, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, dysfunctional family, depression, guilt, death, adultery, addiction, supportive spouse, urban, multiple storylines, loneliness, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 1950s, 1910s
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 7.7
 173K
Dark City
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.
Style: stylized, psychological, atmospheric, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, memory, chase, neo-noir, memory loss, mad scientist, existentialism, alternate reality, amnesia, alien, identity, surrealism ...
Time: future, 1940s
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Batman: The Animated Series
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. The series was widely praised for its thematic complexity, dark tone, artistic quality, and faithfulness to its title character's ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, gothic
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: superhero, secret identity, urban, vigilantism, fighting crime, crime, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, master villain, mysterious character, heroic mission ...
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 7.4
 93K
Running Scared
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, stylized, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, gory, crime gone awry, mafia, gunfight, police corruption, violence, gangster, organized crime, police investigation, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
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 4.1
 2K
Scarecrow
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: For generations, it was an urban legend that lived in the nightmares of children. Now, the season to rejuvenate the tale will revive a town's darkest fears. With the Scarecrow Festival on the horizon, school teacher Aaron Harris is doling out ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Plot: farm, deadly creature, gory, urban, slasher, curses spells and rituals, detention, psychopath, danger, deadly, stalking, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: midwest
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 5.7
 102
Exit
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Several people think the city is a maze and they obsessively search for the exit.
Style: serious, atmospheric, surreal, thought provoking, mind bending ...
Plot: obsession, obsessive quest, urban, mystery, uncover truth, escapades, life is a bitch, parallel world, imaginary, maze, alcohol, delusion
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Story: T.U.F.F. Puppy is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. It premiered on October 2, 2010 on Nickelodeon along with Planet Sheen. T.U.F.F. Puppy is Butch Hartman's third animated series for Nickelodeon, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: partners against crime, urban, special agents, adventure, unlikely partners, escapades, family, imaginary, law enforcement, master villain, reluctant partners, secret agents ...
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 6.6
 964
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: Many years in the future after the exploits of Yugi Mutou, Domino City has become a shadow of its former self: Neo Domino City. There lies a strong divide between the rich and the poor, and bridging that gap proves to be difficult. Neo Domino seems ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic
Plot: survival, urban, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry, cards, satellite, teenage boy, battle, teenage girl, teenager ...
Time: future
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Sex and the City 1998
7.1
Sex and the City 2008
5.6
The Good Guy 2009
5.9
Friends 1994
8.9
Little Indian, Big City 1994
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new york
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Castle 2009
8.2
Begin Again 2013
7.4
Breakfast at Tiffany's 1961
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NYC: Tornado Terror 2008
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Person of Interest 2011
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lifestyle
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The Big Feast 1973
7.2
Californication 2007
8.3
Gossip Girl 2007
7.4
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6.2
Skins 2007
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manhattan new york city
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Breakfast at Tiffany's 1961
7.7
Sarah's Key 2010
7.5
The Godfather 1972
9.2
The New York Ripper 1982
6.4
You've Got Mail 1998
6.6
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usa
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The Walking Dead 2010
8.4
State of Affairs 2014
6.4
The Last Man on Earth 2015
7.4
The Americans 2013
8.4
American Beauty 1999
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gangsters
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The Whole Nine Yards 2000
6.7
The Departed 2006
8.5
RocknRolla 2008
7.3
Sara 1997
6.5
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society
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The Master and Margarita 2005
7.5
The Big Feast 1973
7.2
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 2015
6.5
Black Mirror 2011
8.9
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7.5
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honest
honest movies
The Invention of Lying 2009
6.4
Forrest Gump 1994
8.8
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6.3
Georgia Rule 2007
5.9
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