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, stylized, humorous, entertaining, serious and sexy films and TV shows about / with urban, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, storytelling, vengeance, profanity, runaway, adaptation and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
urban movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as urban: Ripper Street (2012), Sex and the City (2008), Peaky Blinders (2013), Sex and the City (1998), Friends with Benefits (2011), Minder (1979), Sin City (2005), Fight Club (1999), The Originals (2013), Laws of Attraction (2004).

List of urban movies

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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, killings, police detective, danger, who done it, crimes, investigator, victim, fist fighting, responsibility, multiple suspects, notoriety ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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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, city life, lifestyle, love and romance, friendship, sexual relations, couple relations, family relations, urban, couples, best friends, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, malibu california, los angeles, mexico ...
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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: atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, gang, gang war, determination, crimes, power struggle, mafia, society, rivalry, cruelty, rise to the top ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, ireland
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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: sentimental, witty, stylized, sexual, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female friendship, best friends, looking for love, sexual attraction, couple relations, city life, sex, looking for sex, sexual relations, everyday life, sexual intercourse, up and down relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 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, friends, love and romance, looking for sex, friendship, love, sexual activity, lovers, casual sex, fall in love, flirting, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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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: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: urban, money, con men, boxer, fight, pub, cigar smoking, car salesman, police, businessman, bodyguard, elderly ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, europe, england
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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, dark, bleak, surreal, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark hero, neo noir, crimes, vengeance, justice, social decay, distopia, anti heroes, crime, torture, tough heroes, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s, 90s ...
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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: surprise ending, twists and turns, mind bending, thought provoking, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, social decay, losing-it hero, self destructing, insomnia, against the rules, insanity, fist fighting, social misfits, fighting the system, nihilism, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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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: stylized, tense, exciting, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, witch, supernatural, immortality, supernatural romance, magical, dangerous attraction, rivalry, power struggle, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
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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: romantic, not serious, light, talky, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: workplace romance, opposites attract, hotshot lawyer, unlikely couple, divorce lawyer, romance, lawyer, love and romance, screwball, verbal byplay, couples, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, ireland, usa, yale university, san francisco
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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: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, double life, fighting crime, vigilantism, undercover, martial arts, millionaire, rivalry, righting the wronged, masked vigilante, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa
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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: feel good, humorous, witty, sitcom, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, bar, dating, singleness, couple relations, looking for love, roommate, womanizer, architect, friends, group of friends, career ...
Time: 21st century, 2030s, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, drifter, humiliation, urban, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, robbery, marijuana, alienation, security guard ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: london, europe, england, 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disaster movie
Plot: catastrophe, urban, rock, earthquake, tragedy, chaos and mayhem, city life, forces of nature, escapades, heroes, danger, save the day ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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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, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban legend, belief, supernatural, slasher, investigation, gory, haunted by the past, serial killer, urban, slavery, cult, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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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, escape, organized crime, hypocrisy, terrorism, oil well, subculture, social decay, disorder, life turned upside down, rich and poor ...
Time: stone age, middle ages
Place: hungary, manhattan new york city, new york, 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: rough, disturbing, sincere, bleak, controversial ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, youth, lifestyle, crimes, social misfits, strong violent content, social decay, social differences, nightlife, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seoul, korea, asia
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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, school, teenage life, couple relations, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
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Gomorrah (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
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, serious, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: drug lord, mafia, rivalry, crime, crimes, urban ghetto life, gang war, criminal heroes, mob boss, life is a bitch, social decay, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
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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, urban, bug, once in a lifetime opportunity, one-night stand, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
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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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, mind game, 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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Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood is a fun-loving girl who is really good at shopping-a little too good, perhaps. She dreams of working for her favorite fashion magazine, but can't quite get her foot in the door-until ...
Style: feel good, light, romantic, sweet, ridiculous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: shopping, fashion, addiction, love and romance, rise to the top, overnight success, temptation, fashion industry, lifestyle, city life, journalism, lack of money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
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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, adventure, good versus evil, orphan, danger, crimes, flying, yakuza, save the day, mischievous children, heroes, heroic mission ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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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, diary, thirtysomething life, looking for love, love and romance, love story, love triangle, workplace romance, couples, christmas, holiday, flirting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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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, fairy tale ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: prostitute, rich man poor woman, opposites attract, love and romance, love story, cinderella story, love, social differences, romance, shopping, fall in love, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco ...
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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, humorous, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: bar, dancer's life, music, nightclub, love and romance, love affair, nightlife, ambition, parents and children, desire for fame, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, stylized, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fighting the system, revolution, vengeance, freedom, future dystopia, rebellion, anti hero, distopia, society, vigilantism, life is a bitch, anti heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
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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, exciting, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, superhuman powers, graphic violence, robot, tough law enforcer, tough guy, cyberpunk, violence, superhero, corporate crimes, urban ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s, near future
Place: detroit, usa, pentagon, tehran iran, washington d.c. ...
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The Dreamers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy, USA
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, sexy, sexual, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: incest, sexuality, strong sexual content, male nudity, desire, sexual relations, lovers, friends, sexual attraction, rebelliousness, rebellion, protest ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: paris france, france, europe
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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: body swapping, romance, true love, child as adult, youth, wish come true, best friends in love, adolescence vs adulthood, desire, fashion, love and romance, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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