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, clever, humorous, entertaining, light and serious films and TV shows about / with urban, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, adaptation, vengeance, runaway, brutality and pornography plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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urban movies
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), Minder (1979), How I Met Your Mother (2005), Sin City (2005), Fight Club (1999), Naked (1993).

List of urban movies

 8.1
 20K
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, who done it, killings, victorian england, crimes, danger, investigator, multiple suspects, victim, fist fighting, responsibility ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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 8.8
 393K
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, captivating, tense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, gang, gang war, crime boss, crimes, mob boss, determination, power struggle, cruelty, rise to the top, mafia ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, ireland
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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, friends, love and romance, friendship, lifestyle, couple relations, sexual relations, family relations, urban, best friends, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, 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: witty, sentimental, stylized, sexual, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female friendship, best friends, looking for love, couple relations, sexual intercourse, sex, sexual attraction, looking for sex, everyday life, city life, up and down relationship, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
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, light, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: love and romance, sexual relations, looking for sex, sexual activity, casual sex, friends, friendship, love, fall in love, sex scene, lovers, flirting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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 7.7
 2K
Minder (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: urban, boxer, bodyguard, businessman, pub, police, fight, car salesman, cigar smoking, con men, money, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe
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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: feel good, humorous, witty, light, sitcom ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, group of friends, looking for love, singleness, friends, dating, bar, roommate, womanizer, couple relations, career, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2030s, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.0
 748K
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: neo noir, atmospheric, dark, bleak, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark hero, crimes, justice, vengeance, distopia, social decay, anti hero, crime, torture, tough heroes, gory, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2000s, 20th century ...
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 8.8
 1.9M
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: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, mind bending, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, nihilism, self destructing, fighting the system, social decay, insomnia, losing-it hero, dark humor, life philosophy, insanity, loneliness, paranoia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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 7.8
 37K
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, drifter, stranger, urban, humiliation, roommate, unemployment, alienation, sexual humiliation, character study, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe, manchester, united kingdom
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 6.6
 76K
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: scary, slasher, macabre, gothic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban legend, belief, supernatural, haunted by the past, investigation, gory, serial killer, urban, slavery, ghost, cult, vicious ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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 8.2
 123K
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: stylized, tense, exciting, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, supernatural, witch, supernatural romance, immortality, magical, love and romance, rivalry, dangerous attraction, power struggle, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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 8.6
 32K
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, drug lord, mob boss, rivalry, crime, gangsters, gang war, crimes, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
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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, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: workplace romance, opposites attract, hotshot lawyer, divorce lawyer, unlikely couple, romance, lawyer, middle age romance, love and romance, screwball, verbal byplay, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, ireland, usa, yale university, san francisco
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 6.6
 93K
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, feel good, witty, sitcom, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female friendship, money raising, friendship, financial problem, ambitious, best friends, workplace situations, friends, lifestyle change, everyday life, diner, waiter ...
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, light, witty, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, love story, thirtysomething life, love and romance, looking for love, diary, love triangle, christmas, flirting, workplace romance, couples, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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 6.1
 221K
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, tough law enforcer, superhuman powers, graphic violence, robot, haunted by the past, tough guy, police, inventions and discoveries, cyberpunk, hi-tech ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s, near future
Place: detroit, usa, washington d.c., tehran iran, pentagon ...
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 5.9
 21K
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: orphan, little girl, family, single father, daughter, cons and scams, urban, children, friendship, homeless, society, destiny ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
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Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
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: disaster film, urban, rock, hospital, tragedy, earthquake, catastrophe, daring rescue, escapades, politics, heroes, save the day ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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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: humorous, semi serious, absurd, entertaining
Plot: political satire, time travel, terrorism, hypocrisy, escape, organized crime, subculture, oil well, social decay, disorder, life turned upside down, fish out of water ...
Time: stone age, middle ages
Place: vatican, hungary, new york, manhattan new york city, 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, life is a bitch, misfit, youth, social misfits, lifestyle, strong violent content, social decay, social differences, nightlife, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: korea, asia, seoul
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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, semi serious, sentimental, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, urban, single parent, family problems, teenage life, couple relations, school, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, tokyo
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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, offbeat, gothic, humorous, vampire comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dark humor, vampire, goth, friendship, immortality, werewolf, social misfits, stylish, buddies, supernatural, roommate, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997, year 1978, year 1912
Place: new zealand
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 6.0
 53K
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, nothing goes right, journalist, disorder, comedy of errors, one night stand, drunken woman, bug, urban, once in a lifetime opportunity, one-night stand, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, new jersey
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 7.0
 257K
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, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mind game, sniper, dishonesty, psychopath, hostages, crimes, hopes, crime, murder, redemption, trapped ...
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, ridiculous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: shopping, fashion, love and romance, overnight success, addiction, rise to the top, debt, lack of money, city life, temptation, fashion industry, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
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 7.6
 13K
Tekkonkinkreet (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy
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: good versus evil, friends, adventure, orphan, danger, crimes, flying, heroic mission, mischievous children, heroes, save the day, escapades ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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 7.0
 302K
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: opposites attract, prostitute, rich man poor woman, love story, love and romance, cinderella story, romance, fall in love, love, social differences, shopping, millionaire ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco ...
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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, teens
Plot: animal life, chihuahua, family, adventure, dog, rescue, friendship, pets, getting home, lifestyle, urban, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: beverly hills, mexico, usa, california, latin america ...
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 8.1
 1.1M
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, intense, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, anti hero, vengeance, freedom, distopia, rebellion, future dystopia, society, vigilantism, mysterious character, revenge ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
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