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Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

Updated April 17, 2020 13.5k views956 items

List RulesThe movies below must have at least one major scene that was filmed in New York City

List of movies that were filmed in New York City, including trailers of the films when available. New York City 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 New York City 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 New York City, so if you notice an important film is missing then feel free to add it at the bottom of this list.

Examples include Coyote Ugly, Arsenic, and Old Lace.

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

Both big studio and independent films that were filmed in New York City are included below, as well as all genres including horror, action, and classic New York City comedies.

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  • 26
    The Fifth Element is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    The Fifth Element

    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis

    Released1997

    Directed byLuc Besson

  • 27
    Requiem for a Dream is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Requiem for a Dream

    Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto

    Released2000

    Directed byDarren Aronofsky

  • 28
    X-Men is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    X-Men

    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

    Released2000

    Directed byBryan Singer

  • 29
    Kick-Ass is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Kick-Ass

    Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2010

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

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  • 30
    The French Connection is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    The French Connection

    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider

    Released1971

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

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  • 31
    X-Men: The Last Stand is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    X-Men: The Last Stand

    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

    Released2006

    Directed byBrett Ratner

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  • 32
    Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Jerry Maguire

    Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu

    Released1996

    Directed byCameron Crowe

  • 33
    Big is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Big

    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz

    Released1988

    Directed byPenny Marshall

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  • 34
    War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    War of the Worlds

    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman

    Released2005

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

  • 35
    As Good as It Gets is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    As Good as It Gets

    Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt

    Released1997

    Directed byJames L. Brooks

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  • 36
    Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Watchmen

    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino

    Released2009

    Directed byZack Snyder

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  • 37
    Black Swan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Black Swan

    Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis

    Released2010

    Directed byDarren Aronofsky

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  • 38
    The Curious Case of Benjamin B is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett

    Released2008

    Directed byDavid Fincher

  • 39
    West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    West Side Story

    Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno

    Released1961

    Directed byJerome Robbins, Robert Wise

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  • 40
    Annie Hall is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Annie Hall

    Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

    Released1977

    Directed byWoody Allen

  • 41
    Coming to America is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Coming to America

    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • 42
    When Harry Met Sally... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    When Harry Met Sally...

    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal

    Released1989

    Directed byRob Reiner

  • 43
    Superman II is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Superman II

    Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

    Released1980

    Directed byRichard Lester, Richard Donner

  • 44
    X-Men 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    X-Men 2

    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

    Released2003

    Directed byBryan Singer

  • 45
    American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    American Psycho

    Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

    Released2000

    Directed byMary Harron

  • 46
    Elf is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Elf

    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell

    Released2003

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

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    Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • 48
    Cloverfield is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Cloverfield

    Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan

    Released2008

    Directed byMatt Reeves

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  • 49
    Zoolander is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Zoolander

    Natalie Portman, Paris Hilton

    Released2001

    Directed byBen Stiller

  • 50
    Sleepless in Seattle is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Sleepless in Seattle

    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan

    Released1993

    Directed byNora Ephron

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