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Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

Updated April 17, 2020 13.9k 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.

  • The Godfather1

    The Godfather

    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando


    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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  • The Avengers2

    The Avengers

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans


    Directed byJoss Whedon

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  • Goodfellas3


    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson


    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • The Godfather Part II4

    The Godfather Part II

    Al Pacino, Robert De Niro


    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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  • WALL-E5


    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman


    Directed byAndrew Stanton

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  • Ghostbusters6


    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver


    Directed byIvan Reitman

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  • Spider-Man7


    Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe


    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • Captain America: The First Avenger8

    Captain America: The First Avenger

    Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans


    Directed byJoe Johnston

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  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind9

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst


    Directed byMichel Gondry

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  • Taxi Driver10

    Taxi Driver

    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster


    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • Scarface11


    Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer


    Directed byBrian De Palma

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  • Raging Bull12

    Raging Bull

    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci


    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • The Usual Suspects13

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    Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro


    Directed byBryan Singer

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  • The Amazing Spider-Man14

    The Amazing Spider-Man

    Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone


    Directed byMarc Webb

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  • The Exorcist15

    The Exorcist

    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn


    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

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  • Independence Day16

    Independence Day

    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum


    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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  • Spider-Man 317

    Spider-Man 3

    Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst


    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • I Am Legend18

    I Am Legend

    Will Smith, Emma Thompson


    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

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  • Spider-Man 219

    Spider-Man 2

    Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst


    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • Gangs of New York20

    Gangs of New York

    Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio


    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • Armageddon21


    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis


    Directed byMichael Bay

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  • Men in Black 322

    Men in Black 3

    Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber


    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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  • Men in Black23

    Men in Black

    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone


    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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  • King Kong24

    King Kong

    Naomi Watts, Jack Black


    Directed byPeter Jackson

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  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen25


    Directed byMichael Bay

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