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 serious, realistic, stylized, talky, entertaining and exciting films and TV shows about / with urban, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, brutality, catastrophe, life philosophy, adaptation, violence and pornography plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as urban: The Originals (2013), How I Met Your Mother (2005), Phone Booth (2002), Friends with Benefits (2011), Ripper Street (2012), The Dreamers (2003), Sin City (2005), Step Up 3D (2010), Fight Club (1999), Peaky Blinders (2013).

List of urban movies

 8.3
 104K
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: exciting, tense, captivating, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, witch, supernatural, werewolf, immortality, supernatural romance, magical, rivalry, love and romance, siblings relations, dangerous attraction, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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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: humorous, feel good, witty, sexual, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, friendship, bar, singleness, sitcom, womanizer, urban, couple relations, lovers, party, dating, architect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 235K
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, crimes, urban, dishonesty, heroes, psychopath, murder, redemption, characters in danger, phone booth, sniper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, 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: sexual, sexy, witty, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: sexual relations, looking for sex, friends, love and romance, lovers, sexual attraction, friendship, fall in love, sexual activity, urban, sex scene, sexual tension ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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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: police detective, serial killer, 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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 7.2
 99K
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, sexy, sexual, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: incest, sexuality, sexual relations, love and romance, friends, rebelliousness, lovers, rebellion, desire, protest, youth, strong sexual content ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 8.0
 712K
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, surreal, twists and turns, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crime, justice, social decay, dark hero, crimes, neo noir, loss of loved one, urban, corruption, gory, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
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 6.2
 53K
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, contests and competitions, music, follow your dream, youth, ambition, urban, young lovers, romance, dancing, self fulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 8.8
 1.7M
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, rough, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: losing-it hero, social decay, fist fighting, against the rules, split personality, insomnia, social misfits, violence, fighting the system, visionary, society, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
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 8.8
 181K
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, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, society, family relations, rivalry, rise to the top, gangsters, crimes, crime, organized crime, fighting crime, determination, mafia ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england
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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, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: music, dancing, urban, teenage love, youth, dancer's life, hopes, love and romance, follow your dream, culture clash, teenage life, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami, canada
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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, gory, laboratory, urban, danger, survival, save the world, deadly ...
Time: future
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 6.7
 102K
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: police academy, parody, chase, goofy hero, rookie, anti heroes, instructor, urban, recruit, prank, officers and cadets, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, israel, los angeles
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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: serious, suspenseful, 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
 50K
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: kiss, nothing goes right, fall in love, luck, bad luck, destiny, life turned upside down, romance, masquerade, urban, shopping, love and romance ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station 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, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, running for your life, manhunt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.1
 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: urban, time travel, balcony, prime minister, park, bathtub, dog, gunshot, terrorism, bodyguard, pope, political satire ...
Time: stone age, middle ages
Place: hungary, manhattan new york city, washington d.c.
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Hot in Cleveland (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Three fabulous, eccentric, LA best friends of a certain age have their lives changed forever when their plane unexpectedly lands in Cleveland and they soon rediscover themselves in this new "promised land."
Style: not serious, witty, talky, realistic, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sitcom, best friends, actor's life, urban, career, fish out of water, shopping, dating, middle aged, lifestyle change, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, divorced divorcee ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
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 4.8
 57K
The Spirit (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Down these mean streets a man must come. A hero born, murdered, and born again. A Rookie cop named Denny Colt returns from the beyond as The Spirit, a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces from the shadows of Central City. The ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, exciting, comic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: secret identity, superhero, fighting crime, good versus evil, back from the dead, crime, urban, heroes, vigilantism, police officer killed, crime fighter, female assassin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.7
 11K
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: stylized, exciting, semi serious, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: urban, adventure, friends, yakuza, minotaur, flying, good versus evil, crimes, danger, orphan, gang, gangsters ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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Battle in Seattle (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada, USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Thousands of activists arrive in Seattle, Washington in masses to protest the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 (World Trade Organization). Although it began as a peaceful protest with a goal of stopping the WTO talks, it escalated into a ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: protest, politics, political unrest, idealism, police brutality, fighting the system, rebelliousness, chaos and mayhem, urban, hopes, state affairs, resistance ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, canada, latin america
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 6.2
 16K
Franklyn (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set between the parallel worlds of contemporary London and the futuristic faith dominated metropolis of Meanwhile City, Franklyn weaves a tale of four souls, whose lives are intertwined by fate, romance and tragedy. As these worlds collide, a single ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, psychological, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: future dystopia, parallel world, mental illness, masked vigilante, vigilantism, urban, imaginary, looking for love, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, imaginary friend ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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 8.6
 177K
Mad Men (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, clever, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family problems, womanizer, workplace, advertising agency, ambition, career, office, advertising, sexism, workplace intrigue, cigarette smoking, urban ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.6
 450K
Watchmen (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, suspense, comic, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, parallel world, alternate reality, save the world, investigation, superhuman powers, good versus evil, violence, vigilantism, moral ambiguity, urban, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, antarctica, afghanistan, manhattan new york city, russia ...
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Scott Pilgrim is a 23 year old Canadian slacker and wannabe rockstar who falls in love with an American delivery girl, Ramona V. Flowers, and must defeat her seven "evil exes" to be able to date her.
Style: stylized, exciting, colourful, comic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: twentysomething life, martial arts, music band, romance, slacker, postmodernism, urban, stylized violence, rivalry, dreams, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, infatuation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, montreal quebec
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
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Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, mutant, superhero, master villain, turtle, genetically altered, teenager, martial arts, family, ninja, rat, enemy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: urban, rock, tragedy, earthquake, daring rescue, save the day, school, forces of nature, danger, escapades, immigrants, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.6
 58K
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: gothic, suspenseful, macabre, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban legend, belief, slasher, investigation, gory, supernatural, haunted by the past, serial killer, revenge, urban, slavery, cult ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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 6.9
 8K
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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, urban, parenthood, coming of age, teacher, family life, jazz musician, black people, street kid, single parent, school, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
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 6.1
 862
Real Boys (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Story: Normal, ordinary Russian guy Kohl could not decide between the life "on the region" and the world of the Permian elite society. Throughout the series it offers a fascinating and funny stories.
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, tense, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, sitcom, parents and children, petty criminal, videotaping, urban, media, crumbling relationship, reconciliation, tv show, crimes, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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