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, serious, clever and entertaining films and TV shows about / with urban, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, profanity, storytelling, pornography, vengeance, runaway and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime 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), Friends with Benefits (2011), Minder (1979), Sin City (2005), Fight Club (1999), Arrow (2012), Sex and the City (2008), How I Met Your Mother (2005), Sex and the City (1998).

List of urban movies

 8.1
 18K
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, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, killings, investigator, crimes, danger, victim, fist fighting, responsibility, notoriety, multiple suspects, corpse ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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 8.8
 275K
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, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, gang war, rise to the top, rivalry, society, family relations, crime, determination, leader ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england
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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, humorous, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: sexual relations, friends, looking for sex, love and romance, friendship, sexual activity, fall in love, lovers, casual sex, love, sexual attraction, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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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: offbeat, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: urban, money, bodyguard, boxer, businessman, police, fight, pub, car salesman, criminal heroes, crimes, ex athlete ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, london, europe
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 8.0
 728K
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, vengeance, crimes, justice, neo noir, social decay, crime, torture, gory, corruption, tough heroes, killings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
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 8.8
 1.8M
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, mind bending, twists and turns, thought provoking, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, social decay, losing-it hero, insomnia, against the rules, dark hero, dissociative identity disorder, fist fighting, fighting the system, nihilism, social misfits, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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 7.6
 397K
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, young man, masked vigilante ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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, light, romantic, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: fashion, city life, friendship, love and romance, sexual relations, family relations, couple relations, lifestyle, couples, best friends, marriage, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, los angeles, new jersey ...
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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, looking for love, singleness, couple relations, womanizer, dating, architect, roommate, friends, career, lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: stylized, witty, sentimental, sexual, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female friendship, looking for love, sex, couple relations, city life, best friends, sexual attraction, looking for sex, sexual relations, everyday life, sexual intercourse, up and down relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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 8.2
 110K
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, captivating, exciting, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, supernatural, witch, supernatural romance, magical, immortality, rivalry, dangerous attraction, siblings relations, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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 7.8
 32K
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, drifter, humiliation, roommate, urban, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, marijuana, alienation, robbery, sexual humiliation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disaster movie
Plot: urban, rock, earthquake, tragedy, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, starting over, immigrants, heroes, teenage life, save the day, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.6
 65K
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, gothic, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban legend, belief, slasher, investigation, supernatural, gory, haunted by the past, serial killer, urban, slavery, cult, disfigurement ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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 6.0
 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: semi serious, humorous
Plot: time travel, urban, time machine, youth, political satire, hypocrisy, arab, hungarian, nuclear bomb, subculture, meditation, oil well ...
Time: stone age, middle ages
Place: hungary, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
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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: controversial, experimental, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: urban, youth, drug abuse, social misfits, life is a bitch, social differences, social decay, postmodernism, realism, strong sexual content, nightlife, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: korea, asia, seoul
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 7.0
 9K
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, family problems, teenage life, family relations, couple relations, single parent, school, black people ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
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Killer Bean Forever (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Uruguay
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When things go bad in Beantown, top assassin Killer Bean is called to clean-up the mess. Detective Cromwell finds himself in the middle between Killer Bean and mob boss Cappuccino.
Style: exciting, semi serious, captivating, light, stylized
Audience: boys' night, preschoolers
Plot: tough heroes, crimes, master warrior, fighting crime, heroes, dishonesty, society, master criminal, urban, crime, betrayal, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 8.7
 26K
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: captivating, tense, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: drug lord, mafia, crime, urban ghetto life, crimes, gang war, criminal heroes, rivalry, mob boss, social decay, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
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 6.0
 50K
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: humorous, funny, realistic, not serious, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: blonde, nothing goes right, disorder, comedy of errors, journalist, drunken woman, urban, once in a lifetime opportunity, one-night stand, race against time, media, one night stand ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
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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: light, romantic, not serious, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: workplace romance, hotshot lawyer, opposites attract, unlikely couple, love and romance, divorce lawyer, romance, divorce, lawyer, couples, screwball, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, ireland, usa, yale university, san francisco
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 7.0
 244K
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, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, mind game, dishonesty, hostage, psychopath, crimes, hostages, murder, redemption, characters in danger, terrorist, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.7
 138K
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, tense, intense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gunfight, tough law enforcer, crimes, psychopath, against the rules, crime, ransom, police, investigation, police brutality, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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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, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: shopping, fashion, love and romance, addiction, overnight success, rise to the top, temptation, fashion industry, city life, journalism, money problems, debt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
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 7.6
 12K
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: exciting, stylized, enigmatic, colourful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friends, good versus evil, adventure, danger, orphan, crimes, flying, yakuza, heroic mission, save the day, mischievous children, heroes ...
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, humorous, sentimental, romantic, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: diary, love and romance, thirtysomething life, opposites attract, looking for love, workplace romance, couples, love triangle, christmas, holiday, love story, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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 7.0
 274K
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: romantic, feel good, sentimental, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: prostitute, rich man poor woman, love and romance, opposites attract, cinderella story, love story, love, social differences, fish out of water, fall in love, millionaire, rags to riches ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: beverly hills, california, los angeles, usa, woodstock ...
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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, light, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, animal life, family, pets, friendship, rescue, getting home, lifestyle, dog, urban, couples, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: beverly hills, mexico, usa, california, latin america ...
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 5.7
 104K
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, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: bar, dancer's life, nightclub, nightlife, music, love affair, ambition, love and romance, parents and children, desire for fame, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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 8.2
 989K
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: revolution, fighting the system, vengeance, future dystopia, vigilantism, freedom, mysterious character, rebellion, life is a bitch, anti heroes, society, disguise ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
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