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, touching, tense, suspense and feel good films and TV shows about / with mentor, rivalry, friendship, dialogue, family relations, storytelling, vengeance, catastrophe, destiny and violence plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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philadelphia movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as philadelphia: Cold Case (2003), Best in Show (2000), 'Til Death (2006), American Dreams (2002), Night Catches Us (2010), Amen (1986), Hack (2002), Witness (1985), 10th & Wolf (2006), Fighting Back (1982).

List of movies set in philadelphia

 7.5
 24K
Cold Case (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, female detective, police investigation, crime, victim, uncover truth, murder investigation, rage, evidence, police, interrogation, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 7.4
 55K
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, cynical, funny, absurd, witty ...
Plot: dog, poodle, pet shop, obsession, dog movie, ambition, psychiatrist, rivals, training, lovers, pets, parody ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, florida, illinois, usa, new york ...
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 6.5
 6K
'Til Death (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, realistic, not serious, witty, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, friendship, rage, marital problem, friends, couples, couple relations, newlyweds, romance, society, relationship problems, verbal byplay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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American Dreams (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: interracial relations, generation gap, family relations, coming of age, parents and children, friendship, follow your dream, love and romance, hopes, dysfunctional family, human spirit, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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Night Catches Us (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After growing up during the tumultuous 1960s, ex-Black Panther Marcus returns to his home in Philadelphia in 1976 and reconnects with Pat, the widow of a Panther leader. Marcus befriends Pat's young daughter and attempts to conquer his demons. ...
Style: sincere, serious, uplifting, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: social relations, injustice, homecoming, haunted by the past, social differences, political unrest, romance, corrupt law enforcer, working class, teenage life, black panther party, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 6.8
 2K
Amen (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: church, clergy, workplace, rivalry, love and romance, society, family relations, religions or cults, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, religious, male female relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.3
 859
Hack (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: vigilante, taxi driver, law enforcement, crimes, crime, ex law enforcer, protective male, taxi, disgraced, dirty cop, ex-cop, driver ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 7.4
 85K
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, crime, police corruption, witnessing a crime, cop as target, fish out of water, police detective, amish, murder, police investigation, crimes, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
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 6.3
 6K
10th & Wolf (2006)
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, tense, captivating ...
Plot: mafia, undercover, family relations, crimes, haunted by the past, homecoming, gangsters, law enforcement, desert, marines, special agents, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 80s, 90s, year 1984
Place: philadelphia, usa, iraq
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 6.1
 446
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: suspenseful, psychological, rough, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, interracial relations, racism, store, crime, rebellion, rivalry, criminal heroes, society, deadly, law enforcement, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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Brotherly Love (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, humorous, touching, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: mechanic, siblings relations, parents and children, family business, love and romance, step siblings, family relations, inheritance, sibling relationship, death of father, brother, auto mechanic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, witty, humorous, bad taste humour, realistic ...
Plot: bar, slacker, misfit, buddies, nothing goes right, family relations, alcohol, stupidity, drunkenness, family problems, dysfunctional family, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.3
 382K
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: twist ending, surprise ending, bleak, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, a vision, superhero, self discovery, villain, invulnerability, plot twist, train crash, mystery, conflict, good versus evil, comics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 60s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.3
 370
Philly (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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, touching, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: legal, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, legal action, lawyers and clients, lawsuit, power relations, law firm, workplace situations, reluctant partners, single mother, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 6.4
 59K
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: family values, lawyer, audition, party, dysfunctional family, couple relations, self discovery, wedding, job seeking, law firm, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, florida, usa, chicago illinois
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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, 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: surprise ending, twist ending, tense, serious, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, fighting the system, master criminal, vigilantism, justice, murder, prison, crime, death, mind game, twists & turns, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 7.1
 202K
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Genre: Action, 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, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, boxer, boxing, comeback, training, fight, underdog, sport, against the odds, human spirit, determination, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, las vegas
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 5.3
 125K
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, realistic, sincere, gloomy, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, underdog, boxing, heroes, champion, coach, training, boxer, sport, urban, human spirit, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, russia
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 8.0
 571K
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, surreal, mind bending, atmospheric, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, plague, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, save the world, paranoia, insanity, time loop, social misfits, changing the past or future, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 21st century, 90s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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 8.1
 510K
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, family outing, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, tough guy, self esteem, training, fight, contests and competitions, ambition, life is a bitch, determination, life changing experience, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.1
 65K
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, serious, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: american football, underdog, football, against the odds, determination, teacher, sport, teamwork, team, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, united states, new jersey
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Boy Meets World (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teen drama, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, high school, coming of age, family relations, school, college, high school life, teenage life, teenage love, supportive parent, power relations, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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 7.7
 221K
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, sincere, uplifting, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, courtroom drama, lawyer, terminal illness, homosexual, lawsuit, prejudice, gay, judiciary, lgbt, hiv, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 4.7
 1K
McCanick (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Over the course of one feverish day, a harried narcotics detective and his reluctant partner frantically track down a recently released convict who knows a secret from the past.
Style: tense, twists and turns, serious, non-linear, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, criminal, police corruption, partners, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, murder, manhunt, drug dealer, police detective, chases and races, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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Brotherly Love (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: West Philadelphia basketball star Sergio Taylor deals with the pressures of fame while his brother and sister have their own issues with ambition.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, family problems, youth, athlete's life, desire for fame, prodigy, hopes, siblings relations, cheerleader, life is a bitch, soul music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: save the lady, legends and myths, swimming pool, redemption, imaginary character, imaginary, friendship, getting home, human spirit, fish out of water, religion and supernatural, mythical creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the investigation and trial of abortion provider Dr Kermit Gosnell.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, captivating
Plot: serial killer, abortion, trial, abortionist, abortion clinic, journalist, crimes, investigation, murder, danger, legal, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 8.1
 900K
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, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, mystery, psychology, afterlife, death, supernatural ability, psychic power, psychiatrist, psychic, life & death, psychologist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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Thirtysomething (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: clever, stylized, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Plot: yuppie, friendship, family relations, advertising, parenthood, family life, suburbs, suburban life, love and romance, lifestyle, unfulfillment, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, arizona
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The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
TV show
Story: A Philadelphia garbageman is discovered by the Philadelphia Eagles and signed by them to become a kicker.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, football movie
Audience: family outing
Plot: american football, underdog, sport, lifestyle, hopes, rivalry, contests and competitions, family, ambition, athlete's life, family life, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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