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Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

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List Rules The 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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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
Dir. by Joss Whedon (2012), starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans & Mark Ruffalo

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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
Dir. by Martin Scorsese (1990), starring Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson & Joe Pesci

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The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
Dir. by Francis Ford Coppola (1974), starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro & Robert Duvall

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Dir. by Andrew Stanton (2008), starring Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman & Kathy Najimy

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Captain America: The Fir... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
Dir. by Joe Johnston (2011), starring Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans & Tommy Lee Jones

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Eternal Sunshine of the ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
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Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
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Dir. by Brian De Palma (1983), starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino & Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
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The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
Dir. by Bryan Singer (1994), starring Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro & Gabriel Byrne

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Dir. by Marc Webb (2012), starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone & Rhys Ifans

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Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
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Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
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Dir. by Francis Lawrence (2007), starring Will Smith, Emma Thompson & Salli Richardson

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Dir. by Sam Raimi (2004), starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst & James Franco

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Gangs of New York is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
Dir. by Martin Scorsese (2002), starring Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio & Liam Neeson

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Dir. by Michael Bay (1998), starring Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis & Liv Tyler

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Men in Black 3 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
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Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
Dir. by Barry Sonnenfeld (1997), starring Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone & Steven Spielberg

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Dir. by Peter Jackson (2005), starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black & Adrien Brody

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