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, entertaining, humorous, serious, light and stylized films and TV shows about / with urban, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, runaway, adaptation, life philosophy, catastrophe, friendship and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy 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), How I Met Your Mother (2005), Sin City (2005), Fight Club (1999), Zootopia (2016), Gomorrah (2014).

List of urban movies

 8.1
 21K
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: atmospheric, tense, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, killings, victorian england, who done it, investigator, multiple suspects, jack the ripper, victim, crimes, responsibility, murderer ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, future
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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 8.8
 510K
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, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, gang, gang war, mafia, determination, power struggle, cruelty, crime boss, crimes, rivalry, society ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland, london, britain
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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: light, witty, romantic, sexy, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: fashion, love and romance, city life, friends, lifestyle, sexual relations, friendship, couple relations, wedding dress, family relations, couples, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, new jersey, manhattan new york city, malibu california ...
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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: sexual, erotic, sitcom, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, girls' night
Plot: female friendship, sexual intercourse, looking for love, sex, couple relations, sexual attraction, best friends, looking for sex, hot and sexy, everyday life, city life, up and down relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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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: romantic, sexy, sexual, light, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: sexual relations, love and romance, relationships, sexual activity, sex scene, friendship, looking for sex, friends, love, sex, fall in love, lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, los angeles, california, new jersey, usa
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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: sitcom, light, feel good, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friends, friendship, looking for love, singleness, group of friends, roommate, womanizer, couple relations, dating, couples, career, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, 2030s, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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 8.0
 764K
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, neo noir, dark, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, corruption, crimes, dark hero, distopia, justice, multiple storylines, hitman, tough heroes, vigilante, killings, stripper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s, 2000s ...
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 8.8
 2.1M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
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: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, twist ending, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: self destructing, fighting the system, split personality, psychology, losing-it hero, against the rules, nihilism, social decay, insomnia, life philosophy, dissociative identity disorder, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: delaware, usa
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 8.0
 489K
Zootopia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.
Style: feel good, witty, funny, allegory, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: disney, animals, rabbit, anthropomorphism, talking animals, adventure, female protagonist, happy ending, police, anthropomorphic animal, friendship, stereotypes ...
Time: year 2016
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 8.7
 39K
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: mafia, gangsters, drug lord, gang war, mob boss, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, social decay, camorra ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, naples italy, napoli italy, europe
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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: absurd, humorous, gothic, parody, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, dark humor, werewolf, goth, supernatural, friendship, immortality, roommate, zombie, buddies, social misfits, found footage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997, year 1978, year 1912
Place: new zealand
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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, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, workplace romance, lawyer, unlikely couple, divorce lawyer, hotshot lawyer, romance, couples, middle age romance, screwball, love and romance, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, new york, usa, yale university, san francisco
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 6.6
 97K
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, sitcom, feel good, witty, light ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: female friendship, ambitious, money raising, friendship, financial problem, lifestyle change, best friends, workplace situations, friends, everyday life, waiter, diner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, 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, romantic, funny, light, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love story, love and romance, love, love triangle, thirtysomething life, opposites attract, looking for love, christmas, flirting, couples, holiday, workplace romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, britain
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 7.1
 321K
Pretty Woman (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When a millionaire wheeler-dealer enters a business contract with a Hollywood sex worker Vivian Ward, he loses his heart in the bargain.
Style: feel good, romantic, sweet, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: love, love story, prostitute, romance, love and romance, cinderella story, opposites attract, rich man poor woman, hotel, social differences, fall in love, character change ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, san francisco, usa ...
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 6.2
 227K
RoboCop (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, robot, police, cyberpunk, superhuman powers, graphic violence, technology, tough law enforcer, haunted by the past, tough guy, superhero ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, pentagon, tehran iran ...
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 5.8
 22K
Curly Sue (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: homeless, family, orphan, single father, children, little girl, girl, destiny, daughter, lawyer, rich and poor, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
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 6.8
 16K
Set It Off (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Four black women, all of whom have suffered for lack of money and at the hands of the majority, undertake to rob banks. While initially successful, a policeman who was involved in shooting one of the women's brothers is on their trail. As the ...
Style: sexy, feminist film, feel good, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, heist, bank robbery, gangsters, crimes, black woman, african american, hip hop, women, friendship, bank robber, lesbian relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
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 6.6
 35K
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: suspense, intense, harsh, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, hip hop, crimes, urban ghetto, organized crime, chase, betrayal, ghetto, gang war, drug dealing, addiction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, california, new jersey ...
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 6.0
 15K
Poetic Justice (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.
Style: road movie, realistic, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, road trip, friendship, romance, hip hop, on the road, self discovery, starting over, urban ghetto life, homecoming, going straight, survival ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, south central los angeles
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 6.1
 11K
Belly (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tommy Brown and Sincere are best friends as well as infamous and ruthless criminals and shot-callers in the hood. Respected by many but feared by all. As the police are closing in on them and new players are looking for a come up, will their reign ...
Style: stylized, twists and turns, satirical, light, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gangsters, urban ghetto life, hip hop, gang, african american, crimes, car, violence, betrayal, gunfight, drugs, urban setting ...
Time: 90s
Place: jamaica, new jersey, new york, usa
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 7.0
 10K
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, sentimental, stylized, light ...
Plot: coming of age, parenthood, dysfunctional family, poverty, child's point of view, family relations, parents and children, black people, family problems, school, teenage life, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, tokyo, usa
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 7.0
 13K
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, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, urban ghetto, gangsters, organized crime, street gang, drugs, drug dealing, rise and fall, street life, cocaine, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.3
 134K
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: exciting, tense, captivating, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: vampire, supernatural, witch, werewolf, immortality, supernatural romance, rivalry, power struggle, love and romance, siblings relations, magical, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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The Players Club (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Young single mother Diana struggles to provide for her child and pay for her college education. She ends up working at a shoe store, but meets two strippers from a nearby gentlemen's club who convince her there's fast money to be made ...
Style: intense, realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stripper, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, hip hop, organized crime, rape, crime gone awry, police investigation, strip club, nightlife, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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 6.9
 16K
Gridlock'd (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being ...
Style: humorous, talky, harsh, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: drug addiction, addiction, heroin, hip hop, drug abuse, drugs, murder, brutality, culture clash, crime gone awry, justice, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, detroit, new york
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 5.8
 10K
Waist Deep (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.
Style: intense, suspense, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, kidnapping, chase, gangsters, car chase, adventure, african american, ex convict, organized crime, father son relationship, hip hop, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa
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 5.8
 5K
Sugar Hill (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, the Mafia steps in when a drug dealer quits his partner brother to lead a straight life with his girlfriend.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: crimes, urban ghetto, gangsters, drug dealing, going straight, gang, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, addiction, drug abuse, siblings relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city
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New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, brutal, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, brutality, crimes, police investigation, vengeance, murder, lone hero, police, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, criminal heroes, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, usa
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 5.4
 991
Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, femme fatale, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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