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Movies Set in Brooklyn

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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.
  • 9½ Weeks1

    9½ Weeks

    Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger


    Directed byAdrian Lyne

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    Annie Hall

    Woody Allen, Diane Keaton


    Directed byWoody Allen

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    John Rothman, Marcia Jean Kurtz


    Directed byStefan Schaefer, Diane Crespo

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    The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

    Lee Van Cleef, Cecil Kellaway


    Directed byEugène Lourié

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    Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler


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    Brooklyn Force

    Adam Bertocci, Kent Sanderson


    Directed byAdam Bertocci

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    Brooklyn Lobster

    Jane Curtin, Danny Aiello


    Directed byKevin Jordan

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    Brooklyn Matters

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    Brooklyn Rules

    Alec Baldwin, Mena Suvari


    Directed byMichael Corrente

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    Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke


    Directed byAntoine Fuqua


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    Cadillac Man

    Robin Williams, Tim Robbins


    Directed byRoger Donaldson

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    Spike Lee, Harvey Keitel


    Directed bySpike Lee

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    Coney Island Baby

    Laura Fraser, Karl Geary


    Directed byAmy Hobby

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  • Cowboy from Brooklyn14

    Cowboy from Brooklyn

    Ronald Reagan, Ann Sheridan


    Directed byLloyd Bacon

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    RuPaul, Spike Lee


    Directed bySpike Lee

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    The Cult of Sincerity

    Kathryn Merry, Letty Serra


    Directed byBrendan Choisnet, Adam Browne

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    Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard


    Directed byAlbert Hughes, Allen Hughes

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    James Franco, Debbie Harry


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    Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence


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    Dog Day Afternoon

    Al Pacino, Carol Kane


    Directed bySidney Lumet

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    The French Connection

    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider


    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

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    Matthew Broderick, Hank Azaria


    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson


    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    Half Nelson

    Ryan Gosling, Denis O'Hare


    Directed byRyan Fleck

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    He Got Game

    Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal


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