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, stylized, suspenseful, exciting and clever films and TV shows about / with urban, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, runaway, catastrophe, destiny, love and romance, happy ending and adaptation plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy 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), Ripper Street (2012), Friends with Benefits (2011), Sin City (2005), Step Up 3D (2010), Fight Club (1999), The Originals (2013), 500 Days of Summer (2009), Arrow (2012), The Listener (2009).

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: feel good, humorous, witty, sexual, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, friendship, bar, singleness, womanizer, urban, couple relations, sitcom, lovers, party, dating, architect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, suspenseful, stylized, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, killings, investigator, crimes, danger, urban, fist fighting, victim, multiple suspects, notoriety, responsibility ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london, east end london
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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, witty, sexy, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: sexual relations, friends, looking for sex, love and romance, friendship, fall in love, sexual attraction, sexual activity, urban, lovers, sexual tension, casual sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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 8.0
 704K
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, gloomy, surreal, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crime, social decay, crimes, justice, loss of loved one, urban, tough heroes, stripper, corruption, gory, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
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 6.2
 52K
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, music, contests and competitions, follow your dream, youth, ambition, urban, young lovers, romance, dancing, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.8
 1.6M
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: biting, bleak, thought provoking, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: losing-it hero, social decay, fist fighting, against the rules, split personality, insomnia, social misfits, fighting the system, visionary, rebellion, society, rage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
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 8.3
 99K
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, gloomy, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, witch, supernatural, werewolf, immortality, love and romance, magical, supernatural romance, family relations, rivalry, secret, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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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, sentimental, humorous, emotional, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, breakup, couple relations, fall in love, couples, unfulfilled love, architect, friendship, heartache, love, twentysomething life, frustration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.7
 362K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, fighting crime, double life, vigilantism, millionaire, righting the wronged, undercover, rivalry, martial arts, young man, masked vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.8
 7K
The Listener (2009)
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: exciting, captivating, serious, emotional, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural, danger, uncover truth, investigation, haunted by the past, up and down relationship, save the day, telepathy, rescue, urban, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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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, not serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, workplace romance, hotshot lawyer, unlikely couple, love and romance, divorce, divorce lawyer, romance, urban, legal, couples, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, ireland, usa, yale university
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 7.1
 230K
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, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, mind game, crime, urban, psychopath, crimes, dishonesty, heroes, hopes, infidelity, redemption, sniper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.8
 128K
Dirty Harry (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, against the rules, serial killer, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, urban, ransom, police, violence, gunfight, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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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, erotic, witty, talky, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sex, looking for sex, best friends, couple relations, sexual relations, casual sex, looking for love, city life, writer's life, everyday life, sexual dysfunction, up and down relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, usa
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 5.6
 98K
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, exciting, sexy, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: bar, nightlife, nightclub, love affair, music, urban, ambition, parents and children, love and romance, hopes, dancer's life, desire for fame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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 6.1
 141K
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, humorous, romantic, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, kids
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, wish come true, true love, child as adult, best friends in love, fashion, youth, fish out of water, romance, urban, city life, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1987, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 8.1
 130K
Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU ...
Style: psychological, serious, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, investigation, crime, special agents, murder, law enforcement, intelligence, team, investigator, profiler, policewoman, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
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Green Street Hooligans (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being wrongfully expelled from Harvard University, American Matt Buckner flees to his sister's home in England. Once there, he is befriended by her charming and dangerous brother-in-law, Pete Dunham, and introduced to the underworld of ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, gang, friendship, uninhibited rivalry, friends, soccer, social relations, rivalry, obsession, lifestyle, self discovery, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, harvard university, europe
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 8.2
 918K
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: futuristic, captivating, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, mysterious character, rebellion, vigilantism, vengeance, future dystopia, society, life is a bitch, freedom, disguise, political corruption ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 96K
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, atmospheric, serious, sexy ...
Plot: incest, sexuality, love and romance, sexual relations, friends, rebelliousness, protest, youth, desire, rebellion, lovers, love triangle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1968
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: music, dancer's life, dancing, teenage love, urban, teenage life, youth, hopes, love and romance, follow your dream, culture clash, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
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Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
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, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, animal life, adventure, pets, urban, rescue, friendship, couples, on the road, getting home, danger, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: beverly hills, mexico, california, latin america, usa ...
Is relevant ?
 8.8
 149K
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, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, society, family relations, rivalry, gangsters, rise to the top, crimes, crime, organized crime, fighting crime, post war, determination ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england
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Rats: Night of Terror (1984)
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: disturbing, serious, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: rat, survivor, mutant, dangerous animal, deadly creature, laboratory, gory, urban, danger, survival, save the world, deadly ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 100K
Police Academy (1984)
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: parody, chase, police academy, goofy hero, rookie, anti heroes, instructor, urban, recruit, prank, officers and cadets, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, israel
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 71K
Beastly (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A curse transforms a handsome and arrogant young man into everything he detests in this contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Wealthy Kyle Kingson has everything a teenager could want in life, but he still gets off on humiliating the ...
Style: offbeat, touching, captivating, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, physical appearance, true love, love and romance, self discovery, curses spells and rituals, high school hunk, teenage love, fall in love, romance, teenage life, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.8
 302K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, mystery, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, dishonesty, scheme, birthday ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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 4.9
 2K
The Rats (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense
Plot: rat, dangerous animal, survival, gory, deadly creature, danger, urban, hospital, experiment gone awry, isolation, power outage, subway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 5.4
 49K
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: nothing goes right, fall in love, destiny, curses spells and rituals, life turned upside down, luck, bad luck, kiss, romance, masquerade, love and romance, urban ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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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: race against time, chases and races, urban, danger, escapades, save the day, against the odds, deadly, rescue, running for your life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, manhunt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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