Top rated serious movies on Urban Movie Channel

Check out today’s highest ranked serious movies on Urban Movie Channel! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best serious movies on Urban Movie Channel, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country. Maimovie provides context-aware recommendation based on extensive data gathered and analyzed by AI.

Last Update Jun 14 2021

1 Life During Wartime (2009)

Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos. Follows Solondz's film Happiness (1998).

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2009-10-10 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Ally Sheedy, Paul Reubens

Rating

rating icon 6.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #805 for
    aimed for adults
  2. Ranked #1113 for
    masochistic character
  3. Ranked #1249 for
    for philosophical debate

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2 Under the Cherry Moon (1986)

Two friends from Miami are in the French Riviera enjoying life by scamming money off of rich women. One day, they read about a young woman set to inherit $50 million from her father. At first, Tricky has Christopher Tracy talked into romancing her for her money, but in getting to know her, Christopher falls in love with her. This love comes between the brothers, and Tricky tells about the plan.

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1986-07-02 | Comedy / Music

Cast

Prince, Kristin Scott Thomas

Rating

rating icon 6.0

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #187 for
    groovy soundtrack
  2. Ranked #583 for
    comedic chemistry
  3. Ranked #653 for
    musically talented actor

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3 The Colony (2013)

Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.

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2013-04-12 | Action / Science Fiction

Cast

Kevin Zegers, Laurence Fishburne

Rating

rating icon 5.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    highly derivative
  2. Ranked #2 for
    gripping story
  3. Ranked #3 for
    snarling character

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4 Daddy's Home (2015)

The story of a mild-mannered radio executive who strives to become the best stepdad ever to his wife's two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling, freeloading real father arrives, forcing stepdad to compete for the affection of the kids.

Info

2015-12-25 | Comedy

Cast

Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg

Rating

rating icon 6.2

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #551 for
    role model
  2. Ranked #567 for
    comedic chemistry
  3. Ranked #642 for
    pure cheese

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5 The Telephone (1988)

A crazy out of work actress, Vashti Blue (Whoopi Goldberg), spends all her time in her small apartment with her pet owl and her telephone, which she uses to try and solve all her problems with life.

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1988-01-22 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Whoopi Goldberg, John Heard

Rating

rating icon 4.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #19 for
    undeniably talented cast
  2. Ranked #21 for
    considerably talented cast
  3. Ranked #22 for
    theatrical acting

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6 So This Is Christmas (2013)

Eighteen-year old Ashley's life is headed in the wrong direction. She's been hanging out with a bad crowd and seeking an escape from the drama at home. Everything begins to change when a handyman working on the family's house encourages her to volunteer for a Christmas play with underprivileged children. Ashley finds purpose by helping people in need and uses that to help heal her troubled family. Together, they discover the impact one person can make through the gift of giving.

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2013-10-01 | Romance / Drama

Cast

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #19 for
    destined for greatness
  2. Ranked #28 for
    well-acquitted actor
  3. Ranked #34 for
    close scrutiny

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7 The Inheritance (2011)

Five ambitious cousins set out on a family reunion during the dead of winter. The purpose of the retreat is to secure their inheritance, a fortune that dates back many generations. Upon their arrival, Uncle Melvin welcomes them with open arms, but warns them to respect their family traditions. During the weekend, as each of the cousins mysteriously disappear, they learn the truth about their family legacy, blood ancestry and the ultimate sacrifice they must make in exchange for their beloved inheritance.

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2011-04-11 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Keith David, Rochelle Aytes

Rating

rating icon 4.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #437 for
    boring and stiff
  2. Ranked #561 for
    ill-at-ease acting
  3. Ranked #618 for
    dull stretch

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8 Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019)

The untold history of Black Americans in Hollywood through their connection to the horror genre, delving into a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and finally embraced them. Robin Means Coleman’s seminal book presents the living and the dead, using new and archival interviews from scholars and creators.

Info

2019-02-07 | Documentary

Cast

Meosha Bean, Ashlee Blackwell

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    edited together
  2. Ranked #2 for
    unique perspective
  3. Ranked #2 for
    fresh look

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9 A Family Man (2017)

Dane Jensen is a driven, Chicago-based headhunter, working at a cut-throat job placement firm. When Dane's boss announces his retirement, he pits Dane against Lynn Vogel, Dane's equally driven but polar-opposite rival at the firm, in a battle for control over the company.

Info

2017-05-18 | Drama

Cast

Gerard Butler, Gretchen Mol

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #12 for
    tug at heartstrings
  2. Ranked #14 for
    least expected
  3. Ranked #17 for
    late in game

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10 Menace II Society (1993)

Sobering and incisive, this cautionary drama centers on a street tough 18-year-old facing a moral quandary while trying to turn his life around.

Info

1993-05-26 | Drama / Crime

Cast

Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate

Rating

rating icon 7.5

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #19 for
    should be required to watch
  2. Ranked #33 for
    role model
  3. Ranked #337 for
    vivid portrayal

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