The Best Movies About New York

May 16, 2024 | Geography, Movies

New York City is a popular location for movies, and there are many films that capture the essence of this iconic city. From romantic comedies to gritty dramas, New York has been the backdrop for countless stories on the big screen. One of the most beloved movies set in New York is “Annie Hall” (1977), directed by Woody Allen.

1. New York, I Love You (2008)

New York, I Love YouExplore the complexities of human relationships through eleven unique love stories set in the bustling metropolis that is New York City. From the bright lights and big dreams of Manhattan, to the gritty streets of Brooklyn, each tale offers a glimpse into the diverse and dynamic landscape of this iconic city.






2. New York City’s 5th Avenue at Night for Sleep

New York City's 5th Avenue at Night for SleepAs a New Yorker, you know that the city never sleeps. And for some of us, that constant energy and buzz is what helps us drift off into a peaceful slumber. But what happens when we’re away from home? Enter Sharecare Windows – with our high-up view of 5th Avenue and the soothing sounds of the city, it’s like bringing a piece of New York with you wherever you go.






3. A Rainy Day in New York (2019)

A Rainy Day in New YorkWoody Allen, known for his iconic and thought-provoking films, returns to the romantic genre with his latest hit. This film follows a group of young adults, played by an all-star cast including Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, Jude Law, Diego Luna and Liev Schreiber, as they navigate the bustling and unpredictable streets of New York City.






4. New York (2009)

Welcome to the world of New York, a city full of energy, diversity, and endless opportunities. This trailer will give you a glimpse into the raw and unfiltered beauty of this vibrant metropolis. As you watch the stunning visuals and hear the bustling sounds of New York, let your imagination run wild. See beyond the concrete jungle and busy streets, and delve into the endless possibilities that this city holds.


5. Dating & New York (2021)

The official trailer for “Dating & New York” has just been released, and it’s already creating buzz among audiences. The film follows two twenty-somethings, Milo and Wendy, as they navigate the tricky world of dating in New York City. Milo is a hopeless romantic who dreams of finding his soulmate, while Wendy is a pragmatic career woman who isn’t interested in love. But when they meet at a Halloween party and decide to fake date to make their exes jealous, they soon find themselves falling for each other for real.


6. The Only Living Boy in New York (2017)

The Only Living Boy in New York is a 2017 American drama film directed by Marc Webb, written by Allan Loeb and starring Callum Turner, Jeff Bridges, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Cynthia Nixon and Kiersey Clemons. The film follows a recent college graduate who begins to question his life choices while falling for his father’s mistress.


7. Gangs of New York (2002)

Explore the gritty, chaotic world of 19th century New York City through the lens of Martin Scorsese’s epic film “Gangs of New York.” Set against a backdrop of gang warfare and political corruption, this riveting tale follows the story of Amsterdam Vallon as he seeks revenge for his father’s death at the hands of Bill ‘The Butcher’ Cutting.

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