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Since it's such a common word, it's not surprising there are many movies with city in the name. This list ranks the best movies with city in the title, regardless of what genre it is. Do you have a favorite movie with city in the name? This isn't a common way to categorize films, but that's part of the fun. There are probably one or two movies with city in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are as you scroll through this list.

This ranked poll of films with city in the title includes movies like Sin City, City of God, and Dark City. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word city in it.

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City Lights is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
City Lights Charlie Chaplin, Jean Harlow, Virginia Cherrill City Lights is a 1931 American romantic comedy film written by, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin. The story follows the misadventures of Chaplin's Tramp as he falls in love with a blind ...more

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Sin City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Sin City Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke Sin City is a 2005 American neo-noir crime thriller anthology film written, produced, and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. It is based on Miller's eponymous graphic novel Sin City. ...more

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Police Academy 6: City Under S... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege Allison Mack, Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow Police Academy 6: City Under Siege is a 1989 comedy crime film starring Bubba Smith, David Graf and Michael Winslow. It was directed by Peter Bonerz and written by Neal Israel, Pat Proft and ...more

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City of Ember is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
City of Ember Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan, Tim Robbins City of Ember is a 2008 American science fiction fantasy film based on the 2003 novel The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. It was directed by Gil Kenan from a screenplay by Caroline Thompson, and ...more

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Dark City is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Dark City Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, Melissa George Dark City is a 1998 neo-noir science fiction film directed by Alex Proyas. The screenplay was written by Proyas, Lem Dobbs and David S. Goyer. The film stars Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, ...more

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The Naked City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
The Naked City Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Don Taylor The Naked City is a black-and-white film noir directed by Jules Dassin. Based on a story by Malvin Wald, the film depicts the police investigation that follows the murder of a young model. A ...more

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The Crow: City of Angels is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
The Crow: City of Angels Iggy Pop, Mia Kirshner, Thomas Jane The Crow: City of Angels is a 1996 American supernatural action film directed by Tim Pope. It is a sequel to the 1994 cult film The Crow.

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Wicked City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Wicked City Takeshi Aono, Ichirō Nagai, Toshiko Fujita Wicked City is a 1987 Japanese OVA horror neo-noir film directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, based on Hideyuki Kikuchi's novel of the same name. The story takes place towards the end of the 20th ...more

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Babe: Pig in the City is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Babe: Pig in the City Naomi Watts, Mickey Rooney, Hugo Weaving Babe: Pig in the City is a 1998 Australian-American comedy-drama film and the sequel to the 1995 film Babe. It is co-written, produced and directed by George Miller, who co-wrote and produced ...more

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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Hudson, Kim Cattrall Sex and the City is a 2008 American blue romantic comedy film written and directed by Michael Patrick King, and a film adaptation of the HBO comedy series of the same name about four female ...more

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City Slickers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
City Slickers Jake Gyllenhaal, Billy Crystal, Danielle Harris City Slickers is a 1991 American western comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby and Jack Palance, with supporting roles by Patricia Wettig, ...more

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City of God is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
City of God Alice Braga, Seu Jorge, Matheus Nachtergaele City of God is a 2002 Brazilian crime drama film directed by Fernando Meirelles and co-directed by Kátia Lund, released in its home country in 2002 and worldwide in 2003. The story was ...more

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The Mortal Instruments: City o... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Lena Headey, Lily Collins, Jonathan Rhys Meyers The Mortal Instruments is a 2013 action adventure drama film written by Jessica Postigo and directed by Harald Zwart.

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Detroit Rock City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Detroit Rock City Emmanuelle Chriqui, Edward Furlong, Gene Simmons Detroit Rock City is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Adam Rifkin and written by Carl V. Dupré. It tells of four teenage boys in a KISS cover band who try to see their idols in ...more

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Kansas City Confidential is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Kansas City Confidential Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam, Coleen Gray Kansas City Confidential is a 1952 film noir crime film directed by Phil Karlson and starring John Payne, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster, Neville Brand, Lee Van Cleef and Jack Elam. The film was ...more

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City of Angels is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
City of Angels Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Elisabeth Shue City of Angels is a 1998 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by Brad Silberling. The film stars Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan. Set in Los Angeles, California, the film is a very loose ...more

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Sex and the City 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Sex and the City 2 Miley Cyrus, Penélope Cruz, Sarah Jessica Parker Sex and the City 2 is a 2010 American romantic comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Michael Patrick King. It is the sequel to the 2008 film Sex and the City, which is based on the ...more

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The City of Lost Children is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
The City of Lost Children Ron Perlman, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Dominique Pinon The City of Lost Children is a 1995 French-German-Spanish science fantasy drama film directed by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Ron Perlman, who does not speak French, and ...more

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The City of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
The City of the Dead Christopher Lee, Nickolas Grace, Venetia Stevenson A creepy classic! A young college student Nan Barlow visits the village of Whitewood, Massachusetts to do some research into New England witchcraft. Her tutor, Professor Alan Driscoll ...more

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Atlantic City is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Atlantic City Susan Sarandon, Burt Lancaster, Wallace Shawn Atlantic City is a 1980 French-Canadian romantic crime film directed by Louis Malle. Filmed in late 1979, it was released in France and Germany in 1980 and in the United States in 1981. The ...more

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City Slickers II: The Legend o... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold Billy Crystal, Jon Lovitz, Jack Palance City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold is a 1994 comedy film directed by Paul Weiland. It is the sequel to City Slickers and stars Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, Jon Lovitz and Daniel Stern. ...more

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Sin City 3: Hell and Back is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title

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Hell Is a City is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Hell Is a City Donald Pleasence, Stanley Baker, Billie Whitelaw Hell Is a City is a 1960 film based on the novel by Maurice Procter. It was made by British studio Hammer Film Productions filmed in Manchester it was also written and directed by Val Guest. It ...more

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City of Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
City of Ghosts Rose Byrne, James Caan, Matt Dillon City of Ghosts is a 2002 drama film co-written, directed by and starring Matt Dillon, about a con artist who must go to Cambodia to collect his share of money from an insurance scam. The film ...more

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While the City Sleeps is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
While the City Sleeps Ulf Palme, Barbro Hjort af Ornäs, Inga Landgré While the City Sleeps, is a 1950 Swedish drama film directed by Lars-Eric Kjellgren and scripted by Ingmar Bergman, based on a novel by Per Anders Fogelström.

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New Jack City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
New Jack City Chris Rock, Ice-T, Judd Nelson New Jack City is a 1991 American crime thriller action film film directed by Mario Van Peebles in his directorial debut, who also co-stars in the film. The film stars Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen ...more

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Dodge City is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Dodge City Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan Dodge City is a 1939 American Western film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, and Ann Sheridan. Based on a story by Robert Buckner, the film is about a ...more

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City on Fire is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
City on Fire Ava Gardner, Henry Fonda, Leslie Nielsen City on Fire is a 1979 disaster film directed by Alvin Rakoff and featuring an all-star cast. The film’s plot revolves around a disgruntled employee who sets fire to an oil refinery, setting off ...more

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Fat City is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Fat City Jeff Bridges, Stacy Keach, Candy Clark Fat City is a 1972 American neo-noir boxing drama film directed by John Huston. The picture stars Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, and Susan Tyrrell. One of Huston's later films, it is based on the ...more

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Broken City is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Broken City Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe Broken City is a 2013 American crime thriller film directed by Allen Hughes and written by Brian Tucker. Mark Wahlberg stars as a police officer turned private investigator and Russell Crowe as ...more

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City Heat is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
City Heat Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Madeline Kahn City Heat is a 1984 American crime film starring Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds, and directed by Richard Benjamin. The film was released in North America on December 1984. The pairing of ...more

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A City of Sadness is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
A City of Sadness Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Jack Kao, Tsai Chen-nan A City of Sadness is a 1989 Taiwanese historical drama film directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien. It tells the story of a family embroiled in the tragic "White Terror" that was wrought on the ...more

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City Island is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
City Island Julianna Margulies, Emily Mortimer, Andy Garcia City Island is a 2009 film directed by Raymond De Felitta.

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Prince of the City is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Prince of the City Jerry Orbach, Bob Balaban, Lance Henriksen Prince of the City is an American crime drama film about an NYPD officer who chooses to expose police corruption for idealistic reasons. The character of Daniel Ciello was based on real-life ...more

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City of Joy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
City of Joy Patrick Swayze, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi City of Joy is a 1992 drama film directed by Roland Joffé, with a screenplay by Mark Medoff. It is based upon the novel of the same name by Dominique Lapierre, which looks at poverty in ...more

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Virginia City is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Virginia City Humphrey Bogart, Errol Flynn, Randolph Scott Virginia City is a 1940 American Western film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Errol Flynn, Miriam Hopkins, Randolph Scott, and a mustachioed Humphrey Bogart in the role of the real-life ...more

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Tales of the City is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Tales of the City Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Thomas Gibson Tales of the City is a 1993 television miniseries based on the first of the Tales of the City series of novels by Armistead Maupin. To date, the first three books have been adapted into ...more

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The Phenix City Story is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
The Phenix City Story John McIntire, Richard Kiley, John Larch The Phenix City Story is a 1955 film noir directed by Phil Karlson for Allied Artists and written by Daniel Mainwaring and Crane Wilbur. The drama features John McIntire and Richard Kiley, among ...more

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New York City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title

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The Lost City is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
The Lost City Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman, Andy Garcia The Lost City is a 2005 American drama film directed by Andy García. It stars Garcia, Dustin Hoffman, Inés Sastre, and Bill Murray.

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Quiet City is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Quiet City Joe Swanberg, Keegan DeWitt, C. Mason Wells Quiet City is a 2007 film directed by Aaron Katz that premiered at the 2007 South by Southwest Film Festival in the Emerging Visions category. Subsequently it played at film festivals around the ...more

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24 City is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
24 City Joan Chen, Zhao Tao, Lu Liping "Jia Zhangke’s last feature, Still Life (2006), was set in Fengjie, an ancient river city flooded and rebuilt as part of China’s monumental Three Gorges Dam Project; his latest, 24 City, ...more

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Survival City is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Survival City Survival City is a 1955 American short documentary film directed by Anthony Muto. It won an Academy Award in 1956 for Best Short Subject.

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Tarzan and the Lost City is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Tarzan and the Lost City Jane March, Casper Van Dien, Steven Waddington Tarzan and the Lost City is a 1998 American action-adventure film directed by Carl Schenkel, and starring Casper Van Dien, Jane March and Steven Waddington. The screenplay by Bayard Johnson and ...more

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Sucker Free City is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Sucker Free City Anthony Mackie, Ken Leung, Marguerite Moreau Sucker Free City is a 2004 television film directed by Spike Lee. The film examines white, black, and Chinese characters in San Francisco and the conflicts they encounter with each other. The ...more

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Symphony of a City is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Symphony of a City Symphony of a City is a 1947 Swedish documentary short film about Stockholm, directed by Arne Sucksdorff. It won an Academy Award in 1949 for Best Short Subject.

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Kansas City Bomber is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Kansas City Bomber Jodie Foster, Raquel Welch, Jeanne Cooper Kansas City Bomber is a 1972 American drama film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Jerrold Freedman and starring Raquel Welch.

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Rome, Open City is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Rome, Open City Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero Rome, Open City is a 1945 Italian drama film directed by Roberto Rossellini. In its English subtitled release it was named, Open City. The picture features Aldo Fabrizi, Anna Magnani and ...more

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Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Kansas City Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Harry Belafonte Kansas City is a 1996 crime film, directed by Robert Altman, and featuring numerous jazz tracks. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Miranda Richardson, Harry Belafonte, Michael Murphy and Steve Buscemi ...more

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Allan Quatermain and the Lost ... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies With City in the Title
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones, Richard Chamberlain Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold is an adventure comedy film directed by Gary Nelson and released on January 30, 1987 in the United States. It is loosely based on the novel Allan ...more