OCT27 2015: Write down the 1,2,3 parts
OCT28 2015: add the 4th part
OCT28 2015: add explanation to @tofu_bacon
NOV01 2015: Note which is TV.
explanation to @tofu_bacon
Shalom, my content is not just categorize them. I want to divide them more orderly. To answer your question more clearly, I add some romance/ city TV series and also I will note them with EMPHASIS to you.
I think the northern Chinese accents is a large range because in Northern China, there are many different accents. And the standard pronunciation (Pu tong hua) is also based on northern Chinese accents.
I will introduce these types and the movies or TV with them:
《无人区》 - Movie - (It's a chinese road movie in which you can hear different type accents in Xinjiang and Qinghai, not only the Uygur language)
《关中匪事》 - TV series - (Especially the theme song of this TV, is created by a famous Shaanxi composer )
《武林外传》 - TV series - http://www.iqiyi.com/a_19rrk2hct9.html (The lead role woman: Tong is an actually Shaanxi Accents)
《平凡的世界》 - TV series - (in this TV, you may listen another type Shaanxi accent, because Shaanxi province have three geographical conditions so it has three different life style and accent, this TV from a famous book in China written by a north Shaanxi Author: Luyao)
Beijing accent does not means the Putonghua, for many authentic Beijing director or screenwriter, they like to design some roles with pure Beijing accent instead of Putonghua.
《大宅门》 - TV series - http://www.iqiyi.com/a_19rrk57msh.html (This TV adapted from a real story of a Family of Chinese Medicine, the actors nearly all use Beijing accent. What's more, the time in this TV is the end of Qing dynasty and the begin of the Republic of China so it show many conflicts and cultures in China, also have some Beijing opera decorated the atmosphere. I recommend this TV.)
《贫嘴张大民的幸福生活》 - TV series - (This TV show the daily life of Beijing in 1990s, my parents really love this TV because its their great youth time)
《北京爱情故事》 - TV series - (This is a love story in Beijing about some people, not only use Beijing accent, but also some other accent popular nowadays. It's a good TV to know the life and love for Beijing young people. link: http://www.iqiyi.com/v_19rrh59e04.html )
At least four areas use this accent: Liaoning province, Jiling privince, Heilongjiang province and some cities in Inner Mongolia. Among these areas, people in Liaoning province use the Northeast accents more. Many outstanding actors, singers, and performers from this there.
《东北一家人》 - TV series - (This is a situation comedy called A family in northeast China and first broadcast in 2001. It's really funny. And you can see many famous stars in this TV when they are young)
《乡村爱情》 - TV series - (I will not give the links here because they have too many seasons. This TV directed by Zhao Benshan, a famous comedy actor and also is a heritage of 'Er ren zhuan' Show in China. This TV show the rural Life in northeast China)
Comedy Sketches acted by Zhao Benshan all show the usage and pronunciation of Northeast accents. I just give a link here and you can search him in several video site. He nearly attended each Chinese New Year Gala, and he is honored as The king of comedy in China.
There is a city, Tianjin, close to Beijing, who has good development in economy, education, view sight, and traditional culture.
《杨光的快乐生活》 - TV series - This is a life comedy. Two main actors are father and son and their relationship in this TV is also father and son. They use Tianjin accent in this TV and show the life in Tianjin city.
Another interesting thing I will recommend from Tianjin is 相声
相声 (Chinese Crosstalk comedy, Xiangsheng) nowadays have many different factions, they usually divided by the area. The Tianjin Xiangsheng is the most famous one. This is a folk art. Some radio have this program http://qingting.fm/livechat/channels/1175, you can have a try but it may be difficult.
I will update here.
My expression in English may lead to confusion of you, I should say sorry. If you find out the wrong use of language, please point out and I will learn that.Thanks.