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The Best Comedy Movies Set in New York

Updated April 15, 2021 837 votes 67 voters 4.8k views125 items

List RulesThe comedy movie must be primarily set in New York.

Many of the best comedy movies set in New York are all-time classics. The city's energy makes it a natural setting for funny movies. They take all forms, too, from supernatural comedies like the Ghostbusters, to romantic comedies like Big, to social satires like Coming to America (which is also a rom-com). In a city with more than eight million people, there is a multitude of possibilities for humor. And since the Big Apple is home to everything from Broadway to Wall Street, there is a wealth of material to be explored. Comedy movies showing NYC and Manhattan at its most colorful have been earning laughs for decades.

Vote up the comedy films based in New York City that made you laugh the hardest. If you would like to add any titles, go right ahead, then check back to see how other users are ranking the funniest movies set in New York City. 

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    Ghostbusters

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver
    Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan...  more
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    Coming to America

    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson
    Coming to America is a 1988 American comedy film directed by John Landis, and based on a story...  more
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    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin
    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a 1992 American Christmas family comedy film written and...  more
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    Elf

    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell
    Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David...  more
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    Big

    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz
    Big is a 1988 American fantasy comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Tom Hanks as...  more
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    Annie Hall

    Woody Allen, Diane Keaton
    Annie Hall is a 1977 American romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen. Neurotic New York...  more
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    When Harry Met Sally...

    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal
    When Harry Met Sally… is a 1989 American romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and...  more
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    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney
    Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American romantic comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn and...  more
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    Working Girl

    Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford
    Working Girl is a 1988 romantic comedy-drama film written by Kevin Wade and directed by Mike...  more
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    The Devil Wears Prada

    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum
    The Devil Wears Prada is a 2006 comedy-drama film based on Lauren Weisberger's 2003 novel of...  more
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    Night at the Museum

    Robin Williams, Ben Stiller
    Night at the Museum is a 2006 American fantasy adventure-comedy film based on the 1993...  more
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    The Producers

    Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars
    The Producers is a 1968 American satirical dark comedy film written and directed by Mel...  more
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    Quick Change

    Bill Murray, Geena Davis
    Quick Change is a 1990 comedy film written by Howard Franklin, produced by and starring Bill...  more
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    Tootsie

    Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman
    Tootsie is a 1982 American comedy-drama film that tells the story of a talented but volatile...  more
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    Brewster's Millions

    Richard Pryor, John Candy
    Brewster's Millions is a 1985 comedy film starring Richard Pryor and John Candy based on the...  more
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    Arthur

    Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore
    Arthur is a 1981 comedy film written and directed by Steve Gordon. The film stars Dudley Moore...  more
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    After Hours

    Martin Scorsese, Teri Garr
    After Hours is a 1985 American black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese, written by...  more
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    Crocodile Dundee

    Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski
    Crocodile Dundee is a 1986 Australian comedy film set in the Australian Outback and in New...  more
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    The Muppets Take Manhattan

    Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields
    The Muppets Take Manhattan is a 1984 American musical comedy film directed by Frank Oz. It is...  more
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    Desperately Seeking Susan

    Madonna, Rosanna Arquette
    Desperately Seeking Susan is a 1985 American comedy-drama film directed by Susan Seidelman and...  more
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    Date Night

    Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn
    Date Night is a 2010 comedy film directed by Shawn Levy and starring Steve Carell and Tina...  more
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    Rumble in the Bronx

    Jackie Chan, Anita Mui
    Rumble in the Bronx, is a 1995 Hong Kong martial arts action comedy film starring Jackie Chan...  more
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    Ghostbusters II

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver
    Ghostbusters II is a 1989 American science fiction fantasy comedy film produced and directed...  more
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    Otherhood

    Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett
    Otherhood is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Cindy Chupack, based on the novel...  more
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    Big Daddy

    Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart
    Big Daddy is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler....  more