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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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  • 1
    The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    The Godfather

    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando

    Released1972

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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  • 2
    The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    The Avengers

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans

    Released2012

    Directed byJoss Whedon

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  • 3
    Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Goodfellas

    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1990

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • 4
    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

    Released1974

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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  • 5
    WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    WALL-E

    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman

    Released2008

    Directed byAndrew Stanton

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  • 6
    Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Ghostbusters

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1984

    Directed byIvan Reitman

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  • 7
    Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Spider-Man

    Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe

    Released2002

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • 8
    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

    Released2011

    Directed byJoe Johnston

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  • 9
    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

    Released2004

    Directed byMichel Gondry

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  • 10
    Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Taxi Driver

    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster

    Released1976

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

  • 11
    Scarface is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Scarface

    Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released1983

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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

    Raging Bull

    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci

    Released1980

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • 13
    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

    Released1994

    Directed byBryan Singer

  • 14
    The Amazing Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    The Amazing Spider-Man

    Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone

    Released2012

    Directed byMarc Webb

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  • 15
    The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    The Exorcist

    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn

    Released1973

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

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  • 16
    Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Independence Day

    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1996

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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  • 17
    Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Spider-Man 3

    Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2007

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • 18
    I Am Legend is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    I Am Legend

    Will Smith, Emma Thompson

    Released2007

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

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  • 19
    Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Spider-Man 2

    Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2004

    Directed bySam Raimi

  • 20
    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

    Released2002

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

  • 21
    Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Armageddon

    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis

    Released1998

    Directed byMichael Bay

  • 22
    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

    Released2012

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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  • 23
    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

    Released1997

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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  • 24
    King Kong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    King Kong

    Naomi Watts, Jack Black

    Released2005

    Directed byPeter Jackson

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  • 25
    Transformers: Revenge of the F is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

    Released2009

    Directed byMichael Bay

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