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The list contains the best, new and most relevant urban movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, bleak and humorous films and TV shows about / that have / with urban, city life, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, society, violence, danger, murder and death plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries. TOP 10 movies tagged as urban: The District (2004), Candyman (1992), Crooklyn (1994), Naked (1993), Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie (1997), Sin City (2005), Magnolia (1999), Dark City (1998), Batman: The Animated Series (1992), Running Scared (2006).
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Batman: The Animated Series
Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
USA
23 min.
 9.0
Crooklyn
Comedy, Drama
USA
115 min.
 6.9
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The Intruder
Drama
Italy, Switzerland, France
95 min.
 6.2
Australia Day
Drama
Australia
98 min.
 5.5

List of urban movies

 6.1
 2K
The District
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Hungary
Duration: 87 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: urban, time travel, changing the past or future, culture clash, mass suicide, hungarian, oil well, meditation, computer hacker, nuclear bomb, subculture, vatican, youth, hypocrisy, orgy, arab, bodyguard, political satire, terrorism, pope, gunshot, muslim, virtual reality, pigeon, classroom, chinese, organized crime, escape, prime minister, balcony, dog, park, bathtub, usa president, back in time, dirty cop, tv news, oil, police corruption, sex, fish out of water, hopes, imaginary, society, disorder, switching roles, rich and poor, social differences, social decay, life turned upside down
Time: middle ages, stone age
Place: hungary, manhattan new york city, washington d.c.
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Aftershock: Earthquake in New York
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: urban, rock, daring rescue, save the day, earthquake, tragedy, forces of nature, school, danger, escapades, immigrants, starting over, survival, chaos and mayhem, teenage life, politics, city life, heroes, statue of liberty new york city
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.6
 55K
Candyman
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, bloody, frightening, macabre, suspense, psychological, dark, disturbing, intense, rough, gothic, tense, cerebral, brutal, bad ending, light, melancholic, surprise ending, interesting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gory, slasher, supernatural, urban, investigation, blood, haunted by the past, splatter, brutality, serial killer, belief, murder, mythology, urban decay, housing project, danger, ghost, violence, revenge, violent, urban legend, death, gore, deadly, sexualized violence, cult, mirror, demons, ghosts, transformation, monster, visceral, university, student, dialogue, insanity, adaptation, torture, fantasy world, halloween, mentor, vengeance, monsters, stylish, psychology, storytelling, witches, catastrophe, woman in danger, police investigation
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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 6.9
 7K
Crooklyn
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic, talky, surreal, light, sad, intense, clever, harsh, stylized, enigmatic, satirical, interesting, entertaining, inspirational
Plot: dysfunctional family, urban, coming of age, parenthood, teacher, family life, life & death, childhood, family, brothers, single parent, poverty, children, gangsters, family drama, black people, jazz musician, human nature, school, storytelling, mentor, couple relations, catastrophe, pornography, adoption, dialogue, death, friendship, redemption, culture clash, runaway, race issues, fantasy world, parents and children, brutality, relationships, hospital, adaptation, idealism, siblings relations, family bonds, sisters, stereotypes, love, life, eccentric family, life philosophy, cancer, weapons, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
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 7.9
 27K
Naked
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Style: talky, dark humor, witty, bleak, sincere, serious, biting, intellectual, harsh, enigmatic, disturbing, gloomy, realistic, philosophical, brutal, melancholic, surreal, reflective, art house, depressing, cynical, compassionate, macabre, dark, sexual, absurd, interesting, atmospheric, psychological, cerebral, stylized, clever
Plot: existentialism, rape, urban, realism, loneliness, drugs/alcohol, human nature, brutality, homeless, sexualized violence, working class, dialogue, violence, anti-hero, down on your luck, character study, apocalypse, redemption, sarcasm, life philosophy, visceral, relationships, depression, pornography, life is a bitch, violent, drinking, stranger, british, secrets, distopia, society, obsession, crime gone awry, bullying, philosophy, catastrophe, storytelling, insanity, unemployment, addiction, mentor, reality tv, drugs, multiple storylines, runaway, greed, culture clash, mental illness, sexual humiliation
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england, manchester
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Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, disturbing, exciting, sincere, semi documentary
Plot: urban, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, youth, social misfits, crime, postmodernism, strong sexual content, realism, social differences, illegal drugs, down on your luck, teenage life, urban ghetto life, kids in trouble, misfit, society, drug abuse, gang, drug dealing, violence spree, nightlife, social decay, city life, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, lifestyle, anthology, homelessness, teenager, gang rape, violence, sex
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, korea, seoul
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 8.0
 696K
Sin City
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, bleak, dark, twists and turns, dark humor, bloody, serious, brutal, intense, interesting, harsh, gloomy, disturbing, colourful, suspense, clever, rough, suspenseful, adaptation directed by original author, macabre, surprise ending, cynical, tense, talky, comic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crime, gory, neo noir, neo-noir, violence, corruption, vigilante, brutality, dark hero, violent, gratuitous violence, urban, stylish, storytelling, visceral, revenge, distopia, sexualized violence, cannibalism, splatter, blood, torture, multiple storylines, dialogue, anti-hero, noir, adaptation, vigilantism, violence spree, murder, comics, cult, pornography, hitman, crime gone awry, superhero, serial killer, weapons, organized crime, redemption, surrealism, justice, fight scenes, social decay, mercedes, silhouette, tough heroes, held captive, good versus evil
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
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 8.0
 258K
Magnolia
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Style: talky, clever, bleak, emotional, realistic, serious, melancholic, cerebral, enigmatic, stylized, interesting, cynical, reflective, dark humor, intellectual, artsy, depressing, surreal, intense, philosophical, meditative, dramatic, twists and turns, gloomy, tense, surprise ending, sincere, non-linear, harsh, compassionate, breathtaking, dark
Plot: redemption, dysfunctional family, supportive spouse, multiple storylines, urban, depression, loneliness, storytelling, adultery, drug addiction, child prodigy, relationships, existentialism, rock, human nature, dialogue, pornography, love, philosophy, drug abuse, life philosophy, drugs, addiction, character study, introspection, life & death, greed, complex characters, guilt, twists & turns, honest, obsession, death, natural disaster, crime gone awry, terminal illness, chance, suicide attempt, visceral, destiny, coincidence, couple relations, unsociability, becoming an adult, farewell, parent child relationship, reconciliation, daughter, regret, infidelity
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1910s, 1960s, 1950s
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 7.7
 170K
Dark City
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Style: stylized, psychological, atmospheric, bleak, gothic, cerebral, dark, futuristic, surreal, serious, enigmatic, philosophical, suspense, mind bending, interesting, melancholic, tech noir, clever, surprise ending, talky, reflective
Plot: mystery, memory, chase, neo-noir, existentialism, alternate reality, dark fantasy, postmodernism, memory loss, urban, imagination, storytelling, identity, maze, noir, evil alien, amnesia, dystopic future, twists & turns, technology, alien, aliens, distopia, surrealism, post apocalyptic, secrets, philosophy, stylish, first contact, mad scientist, plot twist, psychology, humanity, loneliness, mentor, destiny, creativity, investigation, on the run, chaos, duel, parallel world, manipulation, murder, future dystopia, alien race, chases and races, crimes, deadly, disorder
Time: future, 1940s
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Batman: The Animated Series
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, gothic
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: superhero, secret identity, urban, fighting crime, vigilantism, crime, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, master villain, mysterious character, heroic mission, crimes, danger, imaginary, one man army, martial arts, neo noir, undercover, butler, gadget, double life, guilt, millionaire, knight, super vehicle, disguise, villain, family, police commissioner, crime fighter, zeppelin, evil clown, psychotic, dark hero, femme fatale, two man army, fictional city, mansion, super villain, gadget car, vigilante, judo, insanity, masked hero, one against many, tough guy, haunted by the past, fight, explosion
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 7.4
 92K
Running Scared
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, stylized, bloody, intense, rough, realistic, twist ending, brutal, suspense, suspenseful, bad ending, tense, clever, absurd, entertaining, harsh, disturbing, surprise ending, interesting, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, gory, crime gone awry, mafia, violence, gunfight, undercover cop, urban, drugs/alcohol, violent, gratuitous violence, twists & turns, stylish, pornography, mob, brutality, gangster, foul language, runaway, guns, weapons, vengeance, chase, strong sexual content, police investigation, organized crime, corruption, plot twist, race against time, police corruption, hitman, mentor, murder, dialogue, visceral, vigilante, anti-hero, revenge, storytelling, track down, sexualized violence, child uses gun, pedophile, ice hockey, pistol whip, head blown off, racism, throat slitting, kidnapping
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
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 4.0
 2K
Scarecrow
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological
Plot: farm, deadly creature, gory, urban, detention, slasher, curses spells and rituals, supernatural being, urban legend, cornfield, psychopath, danger, deadly, stalking, survival, sexual relations, isolation, legends and myths, city life, molotov cocktail, farmhouse, high school, scarecrow, school bus, teacher, autumn, high school teacher, barn, high school student, monster, explosion, shotgun, self sacrifice
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: midwest
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 6.1
 99
Exit
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Style: atmospheric, serious, thought provoking, surreal, mind bending, psychological, tense
Plot: obsession, obsessive quest, urban, uncover truth, mystery, maze, delusion, alcohol, escapades, life is a bitch, parallel world, imaginary, drug
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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T.U.F.F. Puppy
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: partners against crime, urban, special agents, unlikely partners, adventure, escapades, family, imaginary, law enforcement, master villain, reluctant partners, secret agents, fighting crime, working undercover, animal life, crimes, danger, heroes, partners, rivalry, undercover, animal protagonist, animal that acts human, spy spoof, inventor, fictional city, anthropomorphic animal, secret agent, villain, cartoon violence, cat, furry, surrealism, violence, dog, scientist, spy, getting along
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 6.7
 856
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic
Plot: urban, survival, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry, cards, satellite, damage, monsters, game, power, card game, attack, duel, monster, creature, teenager, teenage girl, teenage boy, battle, violence, friend, friendship
Time: future
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The Enchanted Journey
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, stylized
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, urban, adventurer, in the woods, teaching the ways of the world, animal life, family, fish out of water, escapades, friendship, city life, imaginary, family relations, disorder, friends, chipmunk, squirrel, journey, city
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The Horrible Dr. Bones
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Style: offbeat, scary
Plot: hip hop, musician's life, urban, city life, zombie, artists and showbiz, supernatural, deadly, black cast, warlock, hypnosis, world domination, demon, witch doctor, deception, audition
Time: 20th century, 90s
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In Vanda's Room
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 170 min.
Style: serious, gloomy, emotional, realistic, touching, semi documentary
Plot: social misfits, urban, addiction, urban ghetto, drug abuse, heroin addict, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, misfit, society, city life, down on your luck, non professional cast, portuguese, ghetto, african, poverty, drug addiction, drug addict, sister sister relationship, drug use, friend, friendship
Time: 90s
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
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 5.2
 211
49 Days
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak
Plot: deadly, urban, martial arts, dishonesty, legal, rivalry, ghost, legal action, doctors and patients, frame up, curses spells and rituals, destiny, gambling, reincarnation, criminal heroes, city life, crimes, danger, heroes, unfulfillment, power relations, life is a bitch, supernatural, prescription, executioner, unconsciousness, firefighting, arsonist, prison guard, sexual harassment, burn victim, hostility, warehouse, crow, business trip, homecoming, greed, gambling debt, capital punishment, orphan, animal attack, loss of loved one, urination, letter, suicide, torture, corpse, burned alive, chinese, falling from height
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 6.8
 937
Pink Narcissus
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Style: serious, sexual, offbeat, realistic, stylized, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, strong sexual content, urban, cult, prostitute, gender, dream, prostitution, couples, social misfits, destructive relationship, parallel world, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, love and romance, misfit, matador, biker, narcissism, camp, butterfly, sex slave, sailor, homosexuality, male nudity, erotica, pubic hair, sex, society, bullfighter, groom, ancient rome, trance, harem, doll, priest, transvestite, soldier
Time: ancient history
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 4.3
 238
Paramedics
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic, exciting
Plot: cons and scams, urban, crimes, parody, gang, gangsters, doctors and patients, looking for sex, city life, deadly, dishonesty, disorder, paramedic, medical profession, latex gloves, award ceremony, ambulance, hospital, female nudity, bare breasts, sex, chase, nurse
Time: 80s
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Angels in Fast Motion
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 125 min.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: urban, drug abuse, life is a bitch, crime, starting over, parents and children, romance, city life, crimes, society, natural breasts, sex from behind, hashish, moaning woman, female orgasm, junkie, moaning, drug smuggling, speed, overdose, pills, loud sex, nipple, handgun, drug dealing, drug snorting, amphetamine, killing a dog, drug bust, drug dealer, topless, regret, drug addiction, drug addict, nipples, cunnilingus, breasts, nightclub, heroin, male nudity, organized crime, gun, female nudity, bare breasts, drugs, betrayal, sex, love, dog, bar
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 4.9
 1K
The Willies
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Style: bleak, semi serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, urban, ghost, supernatural, obsession, camping, siblings relations, city life, danger, deadly, escapades, misfit, rivalry, family relations, urban legend, man eating monster, campfire story, prosthetic limb, giant insect, cookie, anthology, disgust, carnival ride, elementary school, giant monster, bully, farmer, horror for children, monster, eaten alive, fat boy, gore, throat slitting, tent, rat, boy, dog, humiliation
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 3.0
 2K
Urban Menace
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: urban, vengeance, crimes, church, urban ghetto, deadly, serial killer, tragedy, family in crisis, urban ghetto life, city life, danger, rivalry, life is a bitch, heart in hand, ghetto, tragic event, racial slur, supernatural power, abandoned factory, hip hop, murder, revenge, death
Time: 90s
Place: new york
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For Love of Ivy
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, urban, hidden identity, single parent, young lovers, opposites attract, couple relations, interracial relations, looking for love, love affair, parents and children, social differences, cons and scams, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, gambling, society, couples, family relations, master and servant, self discovery, racism, city life, family life, black romance, matchmaker, adolescence, master servant relationship, hippie, maid, businessman, extortion, cross cultural relations, racist, black american, truck driver, truck, african american, love, servant, marriage, eligible bachelor
Time: 60s
Place: harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 622
The Tune
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: goofy hero, oldies, urban, music, musician's life, rising to stardom, surrealism, friendship, showbiz, city life, artists and showbiz, rescue, imaginary kingdom, parallel world, ambition, disorder, friends, elvis impersonator, hamburger, music industry, hot dog, falling from height, waitress, musician
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The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, social realism
Plot: urban, gang, urban ghetto, single parent, crime, forbidden love, friendship, parents and children, rich and poor, siblings relations, teenage love, down on your luck, coming of age, teenage life, urban ghetto life, family life, crimes, love and romance, society, youth, family relations, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, unfulfilled love, coming out, cooking and food, fall in love, city life, gender, dressmaker, search warrant, petty criminal, hair, role playing, lottery, rejection, man boy relationship, schoolboy, dead mother, puppy love, corrupt police, unrequited love, slum, teenage crush, poster, criminal gang, costume, gay crush, bully, theft
Time: contemporary
Place: manila philippines
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 4.1
 607
Thralls
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, sexy
Plot: vampire, martial arts, supernatural ability, urban, danger, deadly, imaginary, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, city life, crimes, heroes, rivalry, life is a bitch, rave, necronomicon, license plate, shackles, evil plot, stabbed in the heart, girl next door, fangs, country girl, heart ripped out, sexual fantasy, midnight, cd, air duct, dripping blood, asian man, asian woman, female tied up, bug, techno music, female vampire, severed foot, silver bullet, dead rat, bite, bad guy, tombstone, ponytail, tied up, handgun, clubbing, hit by a truck, businesswoman, karate, drug abuse, rapist
Time: contemporary
Place: iowa
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France, USA
Duration: 23 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, stylized, exciting
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: city life, adventure, urban, animal life, family, cartoon mouse, surrealism, mouse
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Kids of Töday
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Style: realistic
Plot: music, punk, urban, chat, facebook, video, youth, found footage, internet, concert
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