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, humorous, tense and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with friendship, mentor, dialogue, rivalry, catastrophe, storytelling, vengeance, destiny, life philosophy and family relations plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as philadelphia: Rocky (1976), Cold Case (2003), Philadelphia (1993), Best in Show (2000), Amen (1986), Hack (2002), Witness (1985), Fighting Back (1982), Brotherly Love (1995), Thirtysomething (1987).

List of movies set in philadelphia

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, witty, situational comedy, bad taste humour, realistic ...
Plot: bar, slacker, sitcom, buddies, nothing goes right, misfit, alcohol, stupidity, friends who hate each other, family relations, drunkenness, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
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, family outing, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, self esteem, training, contests and competitions, fight, ambition, life is a bitch, lifestyle, determination, rivalry, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
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, victim, uncover truth, crime, murder investigation, evidence, rage, police, cold case, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 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, uplifting, thought provoking, sincere, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, courtroom drama, lawyer, gay, lawsuit, prejudice, judiciary, terminal illness, trial, human spirit, court, discrimination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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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: clever, humorous, witty, biting, cynical ...
Plot: dog, poodle, kimono, terrier, pet shop, lesbian, obsession, contests and competitions, ambition, uptight character, psychiatrist, salesman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, florida, illinois, usa, pennsylvania
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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: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: sitcom, church, rivalry, society, religions or cults, family relations, workplace situations, love and romance, workplace intrigue, workplace, clergy, pastor ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: taxi, taxi driver, vigilante, crime, ex law enforcer, law enforcement, disgraced, crimes, dirty cop, ex-cop, driver, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: crime, police investigation, police corruption, witnessing a crime, track down, cop as target, forbidden love, fish out of water, police detective, amish, murder, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: store, vigilantism, racism, law enforcement, deadly, terrorism, crime, interracial relations, criminal heroes, city life, rivalry, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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Brotherly Love (1995)
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: dark humor, realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: sitcom, mechanic, family business, family relations, step siblings, love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, inheritance, death of father, sibling relationship, brothers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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: realistic, talky, clever, serious, stylized ...
Plot: yuppie, friendship, advertising, parenthood, unfulfillment, suburban life, parents and children, couple relations, suburbs, couples, family life, friends ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, arizona
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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: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, sentimental
Plot: courtroom drama, legal action, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, legal, power relations, lawsuit, law firm, reluctant partners, workplace situations, single mother, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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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: feel good, realistic, not serious, witty, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, marital problem, sitcom, rage, love and romance, suburbs, job seeking, couples, newlyweds, newcomer, friends, romance ...
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: sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: generation gap, vietnam war, coming of age, suburbs, human spirit, teenage life, football, youth, siblings relations, hopes, parents and children, racism ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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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, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, comeback, training, boxing, underdog, boxer, fight, sport, human spirit, against the odds, determination, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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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: realistic, feel good, gloomy, serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: sport, betrayal, underdog, training, boxer, boxing match, champion, ambition, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, athlete's life, relationship vs career ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, russia
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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, changing the past or future, social misfits, save the world, apocalypse, time loop, insanity, paranoia, future dystopia, mystery, underground ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, year 1917 ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, 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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: lawyer, law firm, custody, legal, friendship, rivalry, society, hotshot lawyer, child in peril, dysfunctional family, social worker, adoptive mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pittsburgh
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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, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: forensics, bodies, investigation, relationship vs career, law enforcement, ambitious, coworker, surgery, crimes, workplace, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: dentist, kidnapping, covered wagon, cowgirl, horse, stagecoach, native american, old west, escapades, criminal heroes, crimes, anti heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: philadelphia, usa, texas, new jersey
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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, psychological, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: swimming pool, legends and myths, save the lady, redemption, ordinary person, friends, fish out of water, swimming, protector, human spirit, friendship, loner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
Is relevant ?
 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: witty, humorous, feel good, funny, light ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, family relations, lifestyle, odd couple, babies and infants, thirtysomething life, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, farce, unwed pregnancy, motherhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
Is relevant ?
 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: sentimental, touching, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lawyer, party, audition, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family values, couple relations, wedding, family secret, law firm, job seeking, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, philadelphia, usa, chicago illinois
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: sitcom, coming of age, school, friendship, college, dating, high school, neighbor, suburban life, family, teachers and students, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
Is relevant ?
 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, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, afterlife, mystery, psychology, psychic, death, untimely death, fear, tragic event, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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Love and Other Four Letter Words (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In this warm-hearted romantic comedy, Stormy La Rue, a rising star T.V. Talk Show host in Philadelphia must dig her way out the hole she creates by telling an innocent white lie. Stormy's relentless aspirations of becoming the next talk show ...
Style: touching, sexual, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: price of justice, supportive spouse, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, family gatherings, true love, looking for love, last wish, couples, love affair, wrongfully committed, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia
Is relevant ?
 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: realistic, rough, tense, twists and turns, serious
Plot: dishonesty, partners, urban, tough law enforcer, chases and races, crime, crimes, police corruption, criminal, one day, birthday, shower ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 10K
God's Pocket (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A boozy lowlife tries to bury the truth about his crazy stepson's suspicious death, but a nosy newspaper columnist and the young man's mother complicate matters.
Style: rough, gloomy, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, urban ghetto life, life turned upside down, couple relations, crimes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, down on your luck, journalism, working class, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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 7.5
 2K
The Divide (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The Divide is a 2014 legal drama that aired on WE tv. The first season consisted of eight hour-long episodes. It premiered on July 16, 2014. On October 30, 2014, the series was canceled by WE-tv.
Style: realistic, tense, serious
Plot: courtroom drama, moral dilemma, ambition, courtroom, legal, district attorney, crimes, confrontation with superior, blind ambition, legal investigation, blacks and whites, lawyers and clients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 658
Backwards (2012)
Genre: Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a fiercely competitive 30 year old rower fails to make the Olympic boat for the second time, she takes a coaching job at a school but struggles to adjust to life off the race course.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, serious, realistic
Plot: starting over, youth, thirtysomething life, power relations, ambition, high school, rivalry, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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