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Movies Set in Brooklyn

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Updated June 14, 2019 40.6k views 63 items

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
Dir. by Adrian Lyne (1986), starring Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger & Christine Baranski

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Annie Hall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Dir. by Woody Allen (1977), starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton & Sigourney Weaver

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Arranged is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Dir. by Stefan Schaefer and Diane Crespo (2007), starring John Rothman, Marcia Jean Kurtz & Zoe Lister-Jones
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The Beast from 20,000 Fa... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Dir. by Eugène Lourié (1953), starring 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
Dir. by Andy Tennant (2010), starring Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler & Jason Sudeikis

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Brooklyn Force is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Dir. by Adam Bertocci (2008), starring Adam Bertocci, Kent Sanderson & Dana Silver
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Brooklyn Lobster is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Dir. by Kevin Jordan (2005), starring 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 Dir. by Isabel Hill (2007)
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Brooklyn Rules is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Dir. by Michael Corrente (2006), starring 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 Dir. by Antoine Fuqua (2009), starring Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Don Cheadle

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Cadillac Man is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Dir. by Roger Donaldson (1990), starring Robin Williams, Tim Robbins & Fran Drescher
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Clockers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Dir. by Spike Lee (1995), starring 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
Dir. by Amy Hobby (2003), starring 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
Dir. by Lloyd Bacon (1938), starring Ronald Reagan, Ann Sheridan & Dick Powell
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Crooklyn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Dir. by Spike Lee (1994), starring 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
Dir. by Brendan Choisnet and Adam Browne (2008), starring Kathryn Merry, Letty Serra & Jenn Dees
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Dead Presidents is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Dir. by Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes (1995), starring Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard & Chris Tucker

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Deuces Wild is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Dir. by Scott Kalvert (2002), starring 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
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Dog Day Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Dir. by Sidney Lumet (1975), starring 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
Dir. by William Friedkin (1971), starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider & Fernando Rey

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Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Dir. by Roland Emmerich (1998), starring Matthew Broderick, Hank Azaria & Jean Reno

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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Movies Set in Brooklyn
Dir. by Martin Scorsese (1990), starring 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
Dir. by Ryan Fleck (2006), starring 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
Dir. by Spike Lee (1998), starring Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal & Milla Jovovich

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