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The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in philadelphia ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, intense, touching, suspenseful and sincere films and TV shows about / with dialogue, mentor, rivalry, storytelling, catastrophe, destiny, violence, friendship, redemption and chase plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as philadelphia: Rocky (1976), The Sixth Sense (1999), Philadelphia (1993), Rocky Balboa (2006), Cold Case (2003), 'Til Death (2006), American Dreams (2002), Hack (2002), Thirtysomething (1987), Amen (1986).
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The Sixth Sense
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
107 min.
 8.1
Philadelphia
Drama
USA
125 min.
 7.7
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Easter
Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
USA
200 min.
The Perfect Stalker
Thriller
Canada
90 min.
 5.8

List of movies set in philadelphia

 8.1
 446K
Rocky
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, friendship, training, athlete's life, violence, rags to riches, mentor, sport, courage, honest, fight scenes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Four egocentric friends who run a neighborhood Irish pub in Philadelphia try to find their way through the adult world of work and relationships. Unfortunately, their warped views and precarious judgments often lead them to trouble, creating a ...
Style: not serious, dark humor, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, bar, buddies, slacker, drugs/alcohol, family problems, family relations, disorder, friends who hate each other, friends, social misfits, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 8.1
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The Sixth Sense
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychology, psychiatrist, mystery, doctors and patients, afterlife, able to see the dead, supernatural, ghost, tragic event, redemption, supernatural ability, police investigation ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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 7.7
 198K
Philadelphia
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: aids, lawyer, gay, courtroom, courtroom drama, prejudice, court, dedicated lawyer, hospital, homosexuality, rock, lawsuit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.2
 181K
Rocky Balboa
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder, Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging Rocky to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, redemption, aging, cancer, athlete's life, father son relationship, comeback, training, sport, mentor, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 7.6
 21K
Cold Case
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she is assigned cases that have never been solved. Detective Lilly Rush combines her natural instincts with the updated technology available today to bring about ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: crime, police detective, uncover truth, victim, murder, mystery, who done it, police investigation, female detective, crimes, cold case, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1910s, 2000s, 1920s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 6.6
 6K
'Til Death
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: A comedy about the triumphs and tribulations of marriage and friendship from very different perspectives. It's about the funny – and sometimes annoying – things that happen between husbands, wives, parents, children, neighbors and friends ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, feel good
Audience: girls' night
Plot: battle of the sexes, verbal byplay, sitcom, couple relations, love and romance, romance, suburbs, society, couples, friendship, friends, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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American Dreams
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: American Dreams is an American television drama program broadcast on the NBC television network, produced by Once A Frog and Dick Clark Productions in association with Universal Network Television and NBC Studios. The series was created by Jonathan ...
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: follow your dream, vietnam war, friendship, parents and children, suburbs, siblings relations, suburban life, teenage life, americana, hopes, society, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 7.3
 768
Hack
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Hack is a television series that aired on the American CBS television network from 2002 to 2004. The series centers on the fictional life of a former police officer, Polish-American Mike Olshansky, who left the force after being charged with ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: crimes, crime, taxi, law enforcement, vigilante, taxi driver, ex-cop, dirty cop, disgraced, ex law enforcer, protective male, ex cop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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Thirtysomething
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Thirtysomething is an American television drama about a group of baby boomers in their late thirties. It was created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick for MGM/UA Television Group and The Bedford Falls Company, and aired on ABC. It premiered in ...
Style: serious, sentimental, talky, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, thirtysomething life, suburbs, love and romance, couples, parenthood, friendship, family relations, friends, human nature, suburban life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, arizona
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 6.9
 1K
Amen
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Amen is an American television sitcom produced by Carson Productions that ran from September 27, 1986 to May 11, 1991 on NBC. Set in Sherman Hemsley's real-life hometown of Philadelphia, Amen stars Hemsley as the deacon of a church and was part ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, church, clergy, society, workplace, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, religions or cults, love and romance, rivalry, family relations, religious ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 5.2
 108K
Rocky V
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A lifetime of taking shots has ended Rocky's career, and a crooked accountant has left him broke. Inspired by the memory of his trainer, however, Rocky finds glory in training and takes on an up-and-coming boxer.
Style: sincere, serious, gloomy, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, betrayal, boxing, sport, father son relationship, mentor, athlete's life, redemption, rock, revenge, urban ghetto, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, usa, russia, madison square garden manhattan new york city
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 6.1
 390
Fighting Back
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It's a hard crime story about a Philadelphia shop owner who has enough of the criminals' violences and ravages. He organizes a patrol of civil people. It all starts to go wrong because his team's actions are taken as racial ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interracial relations, crime, crimes, store, deadly, urban, society, terrorism, vigilantism, racism, vengeance, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 8.0
 524K
Twelve Monkeys
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, surreal, psychological, serious ...
Plot: time travel, apocalypse, insanity, paranoia, virus, time loop, imagination, alternate reality, psychology, memory, mental illness, social misfits ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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Boy Meets World
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews, a Philadelphian who grows up from a young boy to a married man. The show aired for seven seasons from 1993 to 2000 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: sitcom, school, coming of age, buddies, friendship, family, college, high school life, high school, teenage life, best friends, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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 7.4
 75K
Witness
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn detective who goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Dutch community. On the farm, ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, crime, police investigation, romance, corruption, police corruption, culture clash, chase, police, violence, undercover cop, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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 7.2
 312
Philly
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Philly is an American television series created by Steven Bochco that focused on criminal defense attorney Kathleen Maguire. It lasted a full season and was canceled due to low ratings. The final episode was advertised heavily as the series finale, ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: dedicated lawyer, legal action, courtroom, courtroom drama, workplace situations, legal, partners, workplace, power relations, reluctant partners, single parent, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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The Shakiest Gun in the West
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jesse W. Haywood (Don Knotts) graduates from dental school in Philadelphia in 1870 and goes west to become a frontier dentist. Penelope "Bad Penny" Cushing (Barbara Rhoades) is offered a pardon if she will track down a ring of gun ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, realistic, funny ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: gunfight, anti heroes, on the road, indians, crimes, old west, goofy hero, vengeance, mythology, chase, mentor, impossible love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey, texas
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Law Abiding Citizen
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: twists and turns, rough, bad ending, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, vengeance, vigilantism, justice, crime, murder, prison, lawyer, twists & turns, corruption, brutality, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 7.3
 296K
Unbreakable
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ordinary man makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead – and him unscathed. The answer to this mystery could lie with the mysterious Elijah Price, a man who suffers from a disease that renders his ...
Style: atmospheric, suspense, psychological, surprise ending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mystery, superhero, supernatural, plot twist, destiny, good versus evil, supernatural ability, storytelling, crumbling marriage, comics, twists & turns, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.1
 58K
Invincible
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, football, sport, rags to riches, teacher, athlete's life, friendship, mentor, courage, follow your dream, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
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Lady in the Water
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works ...
Style: fairy tale, serious, offbeat, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: redemption, dark fantasy, legends and myths, mystery, storytelling, fantasy world, death, magic, mythology, fish out of water, imagination, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 6.2
 117K
Devil
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of people trapped in a elevator realizes that the devil is among them.
Style: suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, suspense, serious ...
Plot: devil, mystery, supernatural, police investigation, religion, captivity, death, murder, elevator, investigation, blood, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 7.2
 161K
Rocky II
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. ...
Style: sincere, serious, gloomy, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, hospital, sport, brutality, revenge, athlete's life, working class, mentor, rags to riches, destiny, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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Strong Medicine
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The lives of staff in the womens' health clinic of a fictitious hospital in Philadelphia.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: reluctant partners, doctors and patients, clinic, hospital, social differences, workplace situations, gender, urban, partners, society, workplace, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, medical school
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 7.4
 4K
The Guardian
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Nick Fallin is a hotshot lawyer working at his father's ultrasuccessful Pittsburgh law firm. Unfortunately, the high life has gotten the best of Nick. Arrested for drug use, he's sentenced to do 1,500 hours of community service, somehow to ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, rough, realistic
Plot: hotshot lawyer, friendship, society, custody, legal, lawyer, rivalry, community service, parent child relationship, law firm, cocaine, social worker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pittsburgh
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Brotherly Love
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Brotherly Love is an American sitcom that ran from September 16, 1995 to April 1, 1996, on NBC, and then moved to The WB, where it aired from September 15, 1996 until May 18, 1997. The series was created by Jonathan Schmock and Jim Vallely, and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, touching, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, siblings relations, family business, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, sibling relationship, death of father, mechanic, step siblings, inheritance, trick ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 6.4
 6K
10th & Wolf
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A former street tough returns to his Philadelphia home after a stint in the military. Back on his home turf, he once again finds himself tangling with the mob boss who was instrumental in his going off to be a soldier.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: crime, gangsters, crimes, desert, dishonesty, law enforcement, family relations, undercover, mafia, life is a bitch, soldier, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, year 1984, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, usa, iraq
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 6.8
 145K
Rocky III
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter ...
Style: sincere, serious, feel good, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, revenge, sport, brutality, death, redemption, athlete's life, comeback, mentor, fight scenes, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, los angeles, russia, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
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Clean and Sober
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, touching, talky, sincere, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, drinking, drug addiction, downfall, drugs, redemption, human nature, tragedy, depression, introspection, crime gone awry ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
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