Watchworthy

Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

Reference
Updated April 17, 2020 13.1k views 956 items

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.

Data-driven recommendations based on voting from over 40 million monthly visits to Ranker. Try the free app
1
Ranker Video
2
The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
3
Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
4
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

More The Godfather Part II 

#25 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #963 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

5
Ranker Video
Dir. by Andrew Stanton (2008), starring Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman & Kathy Najimy

More WALL-E 

The Most Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About WALL-E #63 of 601 The Best Animated Films Everlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

6
Ranker Video
7
Ranker Video
8
Captain America: The Fir... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
9
Eternal Sunshine of the ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
10
Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
11
Ranker Video
Dir. by Brian De Palma (1983), starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino & Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

More Scarface 

#48 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #75 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #920 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

12
Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
13
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

More The Usual Suspects 

#10 of 250 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #125 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

14
Ranker Video
Dir. by Marc Webb (2012), starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone & Rhys Ifans

More The Amazing Spider-Man 

#410 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #88 of 185 The Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time #53 of 187 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

15
Ranker Video
16
Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
17
Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
18
Ranker Video
Dir. by Francis Lawrence (2007), starring Will Smith, Emma Thompson & Salli Richardson

More I Am Legend 

#77 of 726 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #165 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #47 of 163 The Best Science Fiction Action Movies

19
Ranker Video
20
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

More Gangs of New York 

#144 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #670 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #42 of 242 The Best Movies Based on True Stories

21
Ranker Video
Dir. by Michael Bay (1998), starring Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis & Liv Tyler

More Armageddon 

#133 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #96 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movieslisted on The 50 Highest Grossing '90s Movies, Ranked

22
Men in Black 3 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City
Dir. by Barry Sonnenfeld (2012), starring Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber & Will Smith

More Men in Black 3 

#71 of 191 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made #413 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #78 of 185 The Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time

23
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

More Men in Black 

#7 of 191 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made #619 of 726 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Rankedlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

24
Ranker Video
Dir. by Peter Jackson (2005), starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black & Adrien Brody

More King Kong 

#335 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #145 of 293 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Crylisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

25
Ranker Video