Movies and TV shows set in philadelphia

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in philadelphia ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, interesting, touching, suspenseful and intense films and TV shows about / with mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, destiny, storytelling, vengeance, friendship, rivalry, life philosophy and chase plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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philadelphia movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as philadelphia: Philadelphia (1993), Cold Case (2003), Rocky (1976), Rocky Balboa (2006), 'Til Death (2006), American Dreams (2002), Hack (2002), Thirtysomething (1987), Amen (1986), Rocky V (1990).

List of movies set in philadelphia

 7.7
 204K
Philadelphia (1993)
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, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, courtroom drama, gay, lawyer, lawsuit, judiciary, prejudice, terminal illness, court, discrimination, human spirit, trial ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.6
 22K
Cold Case (2003)
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, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, female detective, uncover truth, crime, victim, police, cold case, rage, evidence, track down, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1950s, 1930s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)
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: humorous, realistic, witty, situational comedy, bad taste humour ...
Plot: bar, sitcom, slacker, buddies, family relations, family problems, nothing goes right, misfit, workplace, irish, dysfunctional family, alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 8.1
 466K
Rocky (1976)
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: uplifting, touching, captivating, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, underdog, contests and competitions, self esteem, fight, training, ambition, love of one's life, follow your dream, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.2
 188K
Rocky Balboa (2006)
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, captivating, sincere, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, comeback, training, boxing, underdog, fight, boxer, sport, human spirit, against the odds, aging, strongman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 6.5
 6K
'Til Death (2006)
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: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic, feel good
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sitcom, love and romance, friendship, marital problem, rage, battle of the sexes, verbal byplay, couple relations, relationship problems, romance, suburbs, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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American Dreams (2002)
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, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: vietnam war, coming of age, generation gap, follow your dream, friendship, dancing, family, retro, parents and children, suburbs, siblings relations, suburban life ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 7.3
 794
Hack (2002)
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, realistic, rough
Plot: taxi driver, vigilante, taxi, crime, crimes, law enforcement, dirty cop, ex-cop, disgraced, ex law enforcer, driver, ex cop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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Thirtysomething (1987)
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: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, talky ...
Plot: yuppie, parenthood, friendship, advertising, couple relations, parents and children, parenting, thirtysomething life, suburbs, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, arizona
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 6.9
 1K
Amen (1986)
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, church, clergy, society, workplace, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, religions or cults, love and romance, rivalry, family relations, christianity ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 5.2
 114K
Rocky V (1990)
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: serious, sincere, gloomy, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: sport, underdog, training, boxer, boxing match, champion, betrayal, athlete's life, rock, bankrupt, challenge, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, russia
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 6.1
 398
Fighting Back (1982)
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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: store, vigilantism, racism, crime, interracial relations, deadly, society, urban, terrorism, vengeance, criminal heroes, city life ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 7.4
 4K
The Guardian (2001)
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: lawyer, custody, law firm, legal, friendship, society, rivalry, hotshot lawyer, dysfunctional family, adoptive mother, social worker, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pittsburgh
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 8.0
 535K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
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: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, bleak, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, plague, social misfits, changing the past or future, save the world, apocalypse, future dystopia, insanity, paranoia, mystery, postmodernism, time loop ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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 7.5
 51K
Best in Show (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives -- the ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: dog, pet shop, kimono, terrier, poodle, obsession, lesbian, contests and competitions, ambition, dog movie, gay, pets ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, florida, illinois, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.4
 78K
Witness (1985)
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, tense, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Plot: amish, crime, corruption, police investigation, police corruption, murder, culture clash, fish out of water, forbidden love, law enforcement, romance, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
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 7.3
 339
Philly (2001)
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: courtroom, dedicated lawyer, legal action, single mother, courtroom drama, workplace situations, legal, partners, workplace, power relations, reluctant partners, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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 7.1
 14K
Body of Proof (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011 to May 28, 2013 and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt. The series was created by Chris Murphey and produced by ABC Studios. The ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: forensics, bodies, investigation, relationship vs career, ambitious, law enforcement, prodigy, crimes, suspicion, coworker, workplace situations, surgery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 8.1
 834K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
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, suspenseful, surprise ending, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, mystery, afterlife, psychic, doctors and patients, untimely death, psychology, death, psychologist, tragic event ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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Boy Meets World (1993)
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, coming of age, school, friendship, college, high school, dating, neighbor, buddies, family, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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Lady in the Water (2006)
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: offbeat, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: legends and myths, swimming pool, save the lady, mystery, redemption, fish out of water, fortune teller, hell, mythical creature, religion and supernatural, imaginary, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968)
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, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: cowgirl, horse, covered wagon, stagecoach, native american, kidnapping, dentist, anti heroes, on the road, old west, crimes, goofy hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: philadelphia, usa, texas, new jersey
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 6.5
 56K
In Her Shoes (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Irresponsible party girl Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is kicked out of her father's (Ken Howard) and stepmother's (Candice Azzara) home, where she lives for free, and is taken in by her hard-working sister, Philadelphia lawyer Rose (Toni ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lawyer, audition, party, dysfunctional family, wedding, self discovery, rumor, beach, liar, bikini, wine, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, philadelphia, usa, chicago illinois
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 6.0
 39K
Baby Mama (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her unlikely surrogate.
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, funny, light ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, odd couple, family relations, babies and infants, thirtysomething life, mother daughter relationship, lifestyle, female protagonist, farce, motherhood, unwed pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
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: serious, exciting, tense, rough, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, fighting the system, murder, crime, prison, master criminal, mind game, justice, danger, death, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 7.3
 339K
Unbreakable (2000)
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: psychological, twist ending, atmospheric, mind bending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: self discovery, supernatural ability, superhero, invulnerability, mystery, villain, conflict, good versus evil, a vision, train crash, father son relationship, marital problem ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.1
 60K
Invincible (2006)
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, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, underdog, football, american football, against the odds, teacher, divorce, jealousy, determination, athlete's life, bad luck, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
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 6.2
 121K
Devil (2010)
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, suspense, scary, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: elevator, devil, mysterious character, supernatural, police investigation, danger, captivity, trapped in an elevator, sin, mystery, death, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 7.2
 170K
Rocky II (1979)
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, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: sport, boxing, underdog, hospital, boxing match, coma, boxer, training, tough heroes, comeback, championship, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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Strong Medicine (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The lives of staff in the womens' health clinic of a fictitious hospital in Philadelphia.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, reluctant partners, doctors and patients, social class, clinic, social differences, workplace situations, urban, gender, partners, society, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, medical school
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