Watchworthy

Famous Movies Filmed in New York City

Reference
Updated April 17, 2020 13.3k 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
Dir. by Francis Ford Coppola (1972), starring Al Pacino, Marlon Brando & Robert Duvall

More The Godfather 

20 Fun Facts About the Godfather Trilogy #2 of 69 The Best Movies That Are Super Longlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

2
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

More The Avengers 

Here’s Why It’s Time To Stop Making Fun Of Hawkeye #9 of 172 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made #18 of 69 The Best Movies That Are Super Long

3
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

More Goodfellas 

15 Behind-The-Scenes Stories From The Making Of 'Goodfellas' #15 of 69 The Best Movies That Are Super Longlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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 

#11 of 69 The Best Movies That Are Super Long #955 of 1,646 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 #66 of 568 The Best Animated Films Everlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

6
Ranker Video
7
Ranker Video
Dir. by Sam Raimi (2002), starring Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe & Kirsten Dunst

More Spider-Man 

The Best #SaveSpidermanFromSony Tweets We Could Find #19 of 172 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made #217 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies

8
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

More Captain America: The First Avenger 

#189 of 378 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked #22 of 172 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made #176 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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 

#50 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #27 of 69 The Best Movies That Are Super Long #916 of 1,646 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 241 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #107 of 120 Movies That Need Sequelslisted 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 

#56 of 172 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made #1,142 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #87 of 182 The Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time

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
Dir. by Sam Raimi (2007), starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst & James Franco

More Spider-Man 3 

Behind-The-Scenes Stories About Emo Peter Parker In ‘Spider-Man 3’ #127 of 172 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made #641 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies

18
Ranker Video
Dir. by Francis Lawrence (2007), starring Will Smith, Emma Thompson & Salli Richardson

More I Am Legend 

#76 of 629 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #64 of 120 Movies That Need Sequels #158 of 784 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time

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 

#56 of 69 The Best Movies That Are Super Long #677 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #81 of 360 The Best Movies Based On Books

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

More Armageddon 

#96 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #242 of 693 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Madelisted 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 

#1,047 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #328 of 1,138 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #556 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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 

#541 of 629 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #21 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movieslisted on The 50 Highest Grossing '90s Movies, Ranked

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

More King Kong 

#143 of 276 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry #336 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

25
Ranker Video