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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, suspenseful, stylized, humorous and bleak films and TV shows about / that have / with urban, city life, crimes, deadly, society, danger, life is a bitch, escapades, violence and rivalry plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Action genres shot in USA, Germany, Japan and other countries. TOP 10 movies tagged as urban: How I Met Your Mother (2005), The Rats (2002), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), Black Lightning (2018), The District (2004), Candyman (1992), Crooklyn (1994), Naked (1993), Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie (1997), Sin City (2005).
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
USA
24 min.
 8.0
Naked
Comedy, Drama
UK
132 min.
 7.9
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Black Lightning
Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
USA
43 min.
 6.5
The Intruder
Drama
Italy, Switzerland, France
95 min.
 6.3

List of urban movies

How I Met Your Mother
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, not serious, light, realistic, sexual
Audience: date night
Plot: sitcom, friendship, romance, bar, urban, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couple relations, looking for love, lovers, career, marriage, womanizer, singleness, roommate, dating, party, law student, architect, casual sex, 2030s, buddies, group of friends, twentysomething life, couples, love and romance, wooing, friends, best friends, apartment, fall in love, teacher, career change, mastermind, engaged, boyfriend, reporter, jealousy, ambitious, girlfriend, young man, lifestyle, male camaraderie, camaraderie, best friend, yuppie, canadian, father daughter relationship, friend, father son relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 4.9
 2K
The Rats
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense
Plot: dangerous animal, rat, survival, gory, deadly creature, danger, urban, rebellion, power outage, hospital, experiment gone awry, isolation, subway, deadly, store, mentally unstable, boss and employee, escapades, supernatural, finger cut, dressing room, statue of liberty new york city, department store, fur coat, mannequin, bite, changing room, blackjack, perfume, fire extinguisher, black bra, bra removing, love interest, flashlight, explosion, exterminator, swimming pool, female nudity, black panties, bare breasts, bathtub, blood, bomb
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, feel good, entertaining, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, fight scenes, mutation, family, master villain, martial arts, superhero, turtle, enemy, ninja, rat, genetically altered, mentor, childhood, urban, teenager, nunchaku, sewer, katana, comics, mutant, adventure, heroes, partners, rivalry, buddies, alien, crimes, escapades, imaginary, friends, wise man, mouse, reboot, human becoming an animal, anthropomorphic animal, furry, outer space
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Black Lightning
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, superhuman powers, good versus evil, masked superhero, one man army, electricity, supernatural power, fight scenes, killings, fighting crime, urban, super powers, villain, neo noir, african american, detective inspector, african american protagonist, crime fighter, divorced parents, high school principal, alter ego, school principal, single father, ex husband ex wife relationship, secret identity, masked vigilante, vigilantism, vigilante, street gang, police detective, high school, gang, interracial friendship, sister sister relationship, politician, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship
Place: usa
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 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, fish out of water, hopes, imaginary, 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, society, disorder, switching roles, rich and poor, social differences, social decay, usa president, back in time, dirty cop, tv news, oil, police corruption, sex, 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, forces of nature, school, danger, escapades, earthquake, tragedy, 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
 56K
Candyman
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Style: suspenseful, scary, macabre, gothic, atmospheric, serious, bloody, frightening, suspense, psychological, dark, rough, disturbing, intense, tense, cerebral, brutal, bad ending, light, melancholic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, revenge, urban legend, slasher, supernatural, gory, belief, haunted by the past, investigation, cult, slavery, bee, blood, urban, gore, splatter, ghost, danger, brutality, murder, mythology, deadly, violence, urban decay, mirror, housing project, violent, death, sexualized violence, demons, ghosts, transformation, monster, woman in danger, visceral, dialogue, insanity, adaptation, torture, fantasy world, halloween, disfigurement, mentor, vengeance, monsters, stylish, psychology, storytelling, witches, catastrophe
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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 6.9
 8K
Crooklyn
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, talky, surreal, light, sad, intense, clever, harsh, stylized, enigmatic, satirical
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, teacher, urban, coming of age, poverty, death, family life, single parent, life & death, childhood, family, human nature, school, brothers, couple relations, children, gangsters, family drama, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, pornography, adoption, eccentric family, dialogue, teenage life, black people, street kid, jazz musician, redemption, culture clash, youth, runaway, race issues, fantasy world, family relations, brutality, relationships, americana, city life, artists and showbiz, hospital, adaptation, idealism, friends, society
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
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 7.9
 28K
Naked
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Style: talky, dark humor, witty, biting, disturbing, sincere, serious, bleak, intellectual, harsh, gloomy, realistic, enigmatic, philosophical, brutal, melancholic, surreal, reflective, psychological, art house, depressing, cynical, compassionate, macabre, dark, sexual, absurd, interesting, atmospheric, cerebral, stylized, clever
Plot: rape, existentialism, working class, loneliness, urban, violence, realism, drugs/alcohol, human nature, stranger, brutality, homeless, sexualized violence, down on your luck, dialogue, anti-hero, character study, life is a bitch, apocalypse, redemption, sarcasm, life philosophy, visceral, relationships, depression, pornography, violent, society, drinking, unemployment, british, secrets, distopia, humiliation, obsession, crime gone awry, bullying, philosophy, catastrophe, storytelling, insanity, addiction, mentor, reality tv, drugs, multiple storylines, runaway, greed, culture clash, mental illness
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, youth, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, crime, postmodernism, strong sexual content, realism, social differences, down on your luck, teenage life, urban ghetto life, kids in trouble, misfit, society, drug abuse, gang, drug dealing, illegal drugs, 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
 701K
Sin City
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Style: surreal, bleak, dark, twists and turns, brutal, atmospheric, stylized, dark humor, disturbing, serious, bloody, gloomy, intense, interesting, harsh, rough, colourful, suspense, clever, suspenseful, adaptation directed by original author, macabre, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, vengeance, dark hero, gory, comics, justice, social decay, vigilante, brutality, hitman, multiple storylines, corruption, redemption, surrealism, organized crime, neo-noir, cannibalism, torture, violence, neo noir, revenge, blood, murder, serial killer, urban, violent, gratuitous violence, stylish, storytelling, visceral, distopia, sexualized violence, splatter, violence spree, dialogue, anti-hero, noir, adaptation, vigilantism, cult, pornography, crime gone awry, superhero, weapons, fight scenes, tough heroes, good versus evil, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
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 8.0
 262K
Magnolia
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Style: talky, bleak, clever, emotional, realistic, serious, melancholic, cerebral, enigmatic, stylized, interesting, cynical, reflective, dark humor, intellectual, artsy, twists and turns, depressing, gloomy, surreal, intense, philosophical, meditative, dramatic, tense, sincere, surprise ending
Plot: redemption, dysfunctional family, depression, guilt, death, adultery, addiction, supportive spouse, urban, multiple storylines, loneliness, storytelling, rock, human nature, drug addiction, relationships, existentialism, introspection, dialogue, pornography, child prodigy, love, terminal illness, philosophy, drug abuse, life philosophy, drugs, character study, life & death, greed, complex characters, coincidence, couple relations, infidelity, twists & turns, honest, obsession, natural disaster, crime gone awry, parents and children, visceral, destiny, haunted by the past, chance, suicide attempt, cancer, love and romance, couples, family problems, dishonesty
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1910s, 1960s, 1950s
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 7.7
 172K
Dark City
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Style: stylized, psychological, atmospheric, bleak, suspense, gothic, serious, cerebral, dark, futuristic, surreal, enigmatic, mind bending, philosophical, interesting, melancholic, clever, tech noir, surprise ending
Plot: mystery, memory, chase, neo-noir, memory loss, mad scientist, existentialism, alternate reality, identity, amnesia, alien, surrealism, plot twist, postmodernism, urban, dark fantasy, evil alien, imagination, storytelling, maze, noir, dystopic future, twists & turns, technology, aliens, distopia, investigation, post apocalyptic, secrets, philosophy, stylish, first contact, on the run, psychology, humanity, loneliness, mentor, destiny, creativity, murder, future dystopia, chaos, duel, chases and races, crimes, deadly, haunted by the past, disorder, parallel world, manipulation
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, vigilantism, fighting crime, crime, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, master villain, mysterious character, heroic mission, crimes, danger, imaginary, undercover, butler, gadget, double life, guilt, millionaire, knight, super vehicle, disguise, villain, evil, family, one man army, martial arts, neo noir, 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
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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, rough, realistic, intense, suspenseful, twist ending, brutal, suspense, bad ending, tense, clever, absurd, entertaining, harsh, disturbing, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, gory, crime gone awry, mafia, gunfight, police corruption, violence, gangster, organized crime, police investigation, murder, urban, drugs/alcohol, kidnapping, undercover cop, violent, blood, gratuitous violence, strong sexual content, twists & turns, stylish, pornography, mob, brutality, race against time, foul language, runaway, guns, weapons, vengeance, chase, corruption, plot twist, track down, hitman, mentor, dialogue, visceral, vigilante, anti-hero, revenge, storytelling, chases and races, sexualized violence, redemption, stereotypes, lone hero, crimes, pedophile
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
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 4.1
 2K
Scarecrow
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological
Plot: farm, deadly creature, gory, urban, slasher, curses spells and rituals, detention, psychopath, danger, deadly, stalking, survival, sexual relations, isolation, legends and myths, urban legend, cornfield, 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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 5.6
 101
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, escapades, life is a bitch, parallel world, imaginary, maze, delusion, alcohol
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, getting along, 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
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 6.7
 889
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: 171 min.
Style: serious, gloomy, emotional, realistic, touching, semi documentary
Plot: social misfits, urban, addiction, urban ghetto, drug abuse, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, misfit, society, city life, down on your luck, heroin addict, 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, ghost, rivalry, legal action, frame up, doctors and patients, 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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 6.7
 958
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, couples, dream, social misfits, destructive relationship, parallel world, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, love and romance, prostitution, misfit, society, matador, biker, narcissism, camp, butterfly, sex slave, sailor, homosexuality, male nudity, erotica, pubic hair, sex, bullfighter, groom, ancient rome, trance, harem, doll, priest, transvestite, soldier
Time: ancient history
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 4.3
 246
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, siblings relations, city life, danger, deadly, escapades, misfit, rivalry, family relations, camping, 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, family in crisis, urban ghetto life, city life, serial killer, danger, rivalry, life is a bitch, tragedy, 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, gambling, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, society, couples, family relations, master and servant, self discovery, racism, city life, family life, eligible bachelor, 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
Time: 60s
Place: harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 629
The Tune
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: music, goofy hero, oldies, urban, musician's life, rising to stardom, friendship, showbiz, city life, artists and showbiz, rescue, imaginary kingdom, parallel world, ambition, surrealism, disorder, friends, elvis impersonator, hamburger, music industry, hot dog, falling from height, waitress, musician
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TOP 5 movies for each similar tag

city life
city life movies
Sex and the City 1998
7.1
Sex and the City 2008
5.6
The Good Guy 2009
5.9
Friends 1994
8.9
Little Indian, Big City 1994
5.6
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new york
new york movies
Castle 2009
8.2
Begin Again 2013
7.4
Breakfast at Tiffany's 1961
7.7
Person of Interest 2011
8.4
The Rats 2002
4.9
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lifestyle
lifestyle movies
The Big Feast 1973
7.2
Californication 2007
8.3
Gossip Girl 2007
7.4
Beverly Hills, 90210 1990
6.2
Boogie Nights 1997
7.9
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manhattan new york city
manhattan new york city movies
Breakfast at Tiffany's 1961
7.7
Sarah's Key 2010
7.5
The Godfather 1972
9.2
The New York Ripper 1982
6.4
You've Got Mail 1998
6.6
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usa
usa movies
The Walking Dead 2010
8.4
The Americans 2013
8.4
American Beauty 1999
8.4
The Last Man on Earth 2015
7.4
Beverly Hills, 90210 1990
6.2
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gangsters
gangsters movies
The Whole Nine Yards 2000
6.7
The Departed 2006
8.5
RocknRolla 2008
7.3
Sara 1997
6.5
Gangs of New York 2002
7.5
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society
society movies
The Master and Margarita 2005
7.5
The Big Feast 1973
7.2
Black Mirror 2011
8.9
The Giver 2014
6.5
Revolution 2012
6.7
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honest
honest movies
Forrest Gump 1994
8.8
It Could Happen to You 1994
6.3
Georgia Rule 2007
5.9
Emmerdale 1972
4.9
Jersey Girl 2004
6.2
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