Entertainment

Movies Set in Brooklyn

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 Weeks
    1
    Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Christine Baranski
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Adrian Lyne
  • Annie Hall
    2
    Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts
    • Released: 1977
    • Directed by: Woody Allen
  • Arranged
    3
    John Rothman, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Zoe Lister-Jones
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Stefan Schaefer, Diane Crespo
  • The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
    4
    Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Eugène Lourié
  • The Bounty Hunter
    5
    Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler, Christine Baranski
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Andy Tennant
  • 6
    Adam Bertocci, Kent Sanderson, Dana Silver
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Adam Bertocci
  • Brooklyn Lobster
    7
    Jane Curtin, Danny Aiello, Heather Burns
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Kevin Jordan
  • Brooklyn Rules
    9
    Alec Baldwin, Freddie Prinze, Scott Caan
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Michael Corrente
  • Brooklyn's Finest
    10
    Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
  • Cadillac Man
    11
    Robin Williams, Tim Robbins, Pamela Reed
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: Roger Donaldson
  • Clockers
    12
    Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Delroy Lindo
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • 13
    Laura Fraser, Karl Geary, Andy Nyman
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Amy Hobby
  • Cowboy from Brooklyn
    14
    Pat O'Brien, Dick Powell, Priscilla Lane
    • Released: 1938
    • Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
  • Crooklyn
    15
    Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, David Patrick Kelly
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • 16
    Kathryn Merry, Letty Serra, Jenn Dees
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Brendan Choisnet, Adam Browne
  • Dead Presidents
    17
    Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
  • Deuces Wild
    18
    Stephen Dorff, Brad Renfro, Fairuza Balk
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Scott Kalvert
  • Do the Right Thing
    19
    Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • Dog Day Afternoon
    20
    Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Sidney Lumet
  • The French Connection
    21
    Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider
    • Released: 1971
    • Directed by: William Friedkin
  • Godzilla
    22
    Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Roland Emmerich
  • Goodfellas
    23
    Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Half Nelson
    24
    Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps, Anthony Mackie
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Ryan Fleck
  • He Got Game
    25
    Denzel Washington, Ray Allen, Milla Jovovich
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Spike Lee