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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 and 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'e 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, comedy and more.

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The Godfather Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
The Avengers Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
Goodfellas 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
The Godfather Part II Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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WALL-E Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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Spider-Man Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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Captain America: The First Ave... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
Captain America: The First Avenger Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey

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Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
Scarface 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
Raging Bull Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

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The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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The Amazing Spider-Man Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen

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The Exorcist Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
Independence Day Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
Spider-Man 3 Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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I Am Legend Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

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Spider-Man 2 Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, 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
Gangs of New York Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson

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Armageddon 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
Men in Black 3 Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith

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Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
Men in Black Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg

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King Kong Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving

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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, Gary Oldman

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Requiem for a Dream Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

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X-Men Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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Kick-Ass Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca

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The French Connection Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

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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, Anna Paquin

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Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
Jerry Maguire Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

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Big Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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War of the Worlds Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

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As Good as It Gets Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Julie Benz

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Watchmen Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup

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Black Swan Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Elle Fanning

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West Side Story Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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Annie Hall Woody Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Walken

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Coming to America Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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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, Carrie Fisher

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Superman II Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp

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X-Men 2 Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
American Psycho Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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Elf Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

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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, John Candy

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Cloverfield is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
Cloverfield Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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Zoolander Natalie Portman, Paris Hilton, Heidi Klum

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Sleepless in Seattle Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell