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List of films set in Brooklyn, New York. This is a list of movies which take place in the borough of Brooklyn, not necessarily a collection of films actually made in the location. All of part of the following films take Brooklyn, NYC, as a major or significant setting.

Dozens of popular films have taken the vibrant Brooklyn neighborhood as a setting, many of them dealing with the borough's rich history. Sophie's Choice, for example, takes place in 1940s Brooklyn, where an Auschwitz survivor has resettled following WWII. Sergio Leone's epic Once Upon a Time in America looks at organized crime in Brooklyn in the '20s and '30s. Other movies have used the neighborhood as a microcosm to look at larger political and social issues in America, including a number of films from Brooklyn-raised filmmaker Spike Lee. (These include Mo' Better Blues, She's Gotta Have It, Clockers, and Do the Right Thing.)

Many of these were movies filmed in Brooklyn, or even have Brooklyn in the title, but all are great movies and have this hipster borough as an integral part of the plot.
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9½ Weeks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
9½ Weeks Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Christine Baranski

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Annie Hall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Annie Hall Woody Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Walken

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Arranged is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Arranged John Rothman, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Zoe Lister-Jones

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The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms Lee Van Cleef, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey

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The Bounty Hunter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
The Bounty Hunter Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler, Jason Sudeikis

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Brooklyn Force is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Brooklyn Force Adam Bertocci, Kent Sanderson, Dana Silver

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Brooklyn Lobster is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Brooklyn Lobster Jane Curtin, Danny Aiello, Heather Burns

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Brooklyn Matters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Brooklyn Matters

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Brooklyn Rules is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Brooklyn Rules Alec Baldwin, Mena Suvari, Freddie Prinze

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Brooklyn's Finest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Brooklyn's Finest Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Don Cheadle

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Cadillac Man is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Cadillac Man Robin Williams, Tim Robbins, Fran Drescher

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Clockers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Clockers Spike Lee, Harvey Keitel, John Turturro

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Coney Island Baby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Coney Island Baby Laura Fraser, Karl Geary, Andy Nyman

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Cowboy from Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Cowboy from Brooklyn Ronald Reagan, Ann Sheridan, Dick Powell

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Crooklyn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Crooklyn RuPaul, Spike Lee, Alfre Woodard

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The Cult of Sincerity is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
The Cult of Sincerity Kathryn Merry, Letty Serra, Jenn Dees

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Dead Presidents is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Dead Presidents Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker

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Deuces Wild is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Deuces Wild James Franco, Debbie Harry, Matt Dillon

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Do the Right Thing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Do the Right Thing Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence, Spike Lee

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Dog Day Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Dog Day Afternoon Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning

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The French Connection is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
The French Connection Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

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Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Godzilla Matthew Broderick, Hank Azaria, Jean Reno

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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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Half Nelson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Half Nelson Ryan Gosling, Denis O'Hare, Anthony Mackie

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He Got Game is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
He Got Game Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Milla Jovovich

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Heaven Help Us is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Heaven Help Us Patrick Dempsey, Donald Sutherland, Mary Stuart Masterson

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Hey Good Lookin' is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Hey Good Lookin' Philip Michael Thomas, David Proval, Richard Romanus

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Highball is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Highball Annabella Sciorra, Eric Stoltz, Justine Bateman

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I Was a Teenage Zombie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
I Was a Teenage Zombie Ignacio F. Iquino, George Seminara, Cassie Madden

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Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads Morris Carnovsky, Stuart Smith, Tommy Redmond Hicks

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Last Days of Coney Island is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Last Days of Coney Island Matthew Modine, Ron Thompson, Richard Singer

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Last Exit to Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn

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Little Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Little Fugitive Ruth Orkin, Will Lee, Jay Williams

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Little Odessa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Little Odessa Edward Furlong, Tim Roth, Vanessa Redgrave

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The Lords of Flatbush is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
The Lords of Flatbush Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler, Susan Blakely

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Mad Hot Ballroom is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn

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Mo' Better Blues is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Mo' Better Blues Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes

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Monogamy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Monogamy Rashida Jones, Chris Messina, Zak Orth

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Mutual Appreciation is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Mutual Appreciation Bill Morrison, Andrew Bujalski, Justin Rice

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Notorious is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Notorious Angela Bassett, Anthony Mackie, Derek Luke

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Ogden (film) is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
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Once Upon a Time in America is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Once Upon a Time in America Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro, James Woods

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Our Song is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Our Song Kerry Washington, Chuck Cooper, Rosalyn Coleman

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Over the Brooklyn Bridge is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Over the Brooklyn Bridge Sarah Michelle Gellar, Burt Young

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Quiet City is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Quiet City Joe Swanberg, Keegan DeWitt, C. Mason Wells

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Requiem for a Dream is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Requiem for a Dream Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

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Saturday Night Fever is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Saturday Night Fever John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon

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The Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
The Sentinel Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum, Ava Gardner

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She's Gotta Have It is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
She's Gotta Have It Spike Lee, S. Epatha Merkerson, Joie Lee

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Shortbus is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Shortbus Daniela Sea, Justin Vivian Bond, Miriam Shor