Famous Movies Filmed in Brooklyn

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The movies below must have at least one major scene that was filmed in Brooklyn

List of movies that were filmed in Brooklyn, including trailers of the films when available. Brooklyn has a lot of famous landmarks and beautiful landscapes, making it a great location to film movies in. This list of famous movies shot in Brooklyn is listed by popularity, so the movie names at the top of the list are the most well-known. This isn't necessarily a list of all movies shot in Brooklyn, so if you notice an important film is missing then feel free to add it at the bottom of this list.

The list you're viewing has a variety of movies, like Highball and Little Odessa, in it.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "What films were shot in Brooklyn?" and "Which famous movies were filmed in Brooklyn?" then you'e in the right place.

Both big studio and independent films that were filmed in Brooklyn are included below, as well as all genres including horror, action, comedy and more.

  • Requiem for a Dream
    Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
    Imaginatively evoking the inner landscape of human beings longing to connect, to love and feel loved, the film is a parable of happiness gloriously found and tragically lost. "Requiem for a Dream" ...more

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  • Arsenic and Old Lace
    Cary Grant, Raymond Massey, Priscilla Lane
    • Released: 1944
    • Directed by: Frank Capra
    Writer and notorious marriage detractor Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant) falls for girl-next-door Elaine Harper (Priscilla Lane), and they tie the knot on Halloween. When the newlyweds return to their ...more

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  • Clockers
    Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Delroy Lindo
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Spike Lee
    Nineteen-year-old "Strike" Dunham (Mekhi Phifer) is a small-time street drug dealer for Rodney Little (Delroy Lindo), who wants Strike to kill a former dealer who stole from him. When the man turns ...more

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  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
    Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Dennis Dugan
    Chuck Levine (Adam Sandler) and Larry Valentine (Kevin James) are firefighters and true-blue buddies. When Larry, a widower, learns he cannot name his children as beneficiaries on his life insurance ...more

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  • Half Nelson
    Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps, Anthony Mackie
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Ryan Fleck
    Dan Dunne (Ryan Gosling) is a history teacher at a Brooklyn school. Though well-liked by his students and colleagues, he secretly spends his evenings hopping bars and getting high. A female student ...more

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  • Dave Chappelle's Block Party
    Common, Mos Def, Dave Chappelle
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Michel Gondry
    Actor, writer and comic Dave Chappelle loads up a bus with residents of his Ohio hometown and takes them to Brooklyn, N.Y. Once there, the travelers enjoy a concert featuring Kanye West, the Fugees, ...more

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