The Statue of Liberty, Times Square, crowded streets, Chinatown, multi-million dollar townhomes, Wall Street, the World Trade Center, the September 11th bombing, Queens, Central Park – these are the things that come to mind when we talk about New York. This third most populous U.S. state is so popular, it is the setting for many movies and films. There are many popular films about New York City, aka The Big Apple.
But which of those films about New York are the best? Since New York, and especially New York City is home to some of the most iconic structures of the United States it only makes sense that movies like King Kong, Shadows, and Do the Right Thing all feature this famous place. Whether you feel like an NYC comedy, an New York action flick, a classic film, or a tear-jerker drama, there's certainly something on this list for you!
This list has the best movies about New York including: Wall Street, Manhattan, Rosemary’s Baby, Dog Day Afternoon, Taxi Driver, Sweet Smell of Success, The French Connection, Ghostbusters, Saturday Night Fever, On the Town, and Escape from New York.
Vote up your favorite New York City film or add the one you love if it is not already on the list.
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